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Privacy Policy

1. General

GreenRope® is committed to protecting the privacy of any person or entity that uses, or makes use of its services, products, or system (“User” or “Users”). This privacy policy (hereinafter “Policy”) explains when and how personal information is collected, used, disclosed and protected with respect to the GreenRope®’s web site located at www.greenrope.com (the "Site"). The GreenRope.com domain is managed by Synchronous Technologies Group Inc, or STGI.net. By using the Site, the User fully understands and consents to the privacy practices described in this Policy, as reasonably modified from time to time by GreenRope®. User has carefully reviewed this Policy in order to fully understand the GreenRope® data privacy practices.  GreenRope, LLC is also covered by this privacy policy.
 

2. Personal Information

Personal Information shall be defined, but not limited to, as information that is specifically identifiable to a unique individual, information such as a name, address, individual’s telephone number, e-mail address, account number, information about an individual's activities if directly linked to that person (hereinafter “Personal Information”).  Personal Information also includes, but shall not be limited to, demographic information, such as date of birth, one’s gender, geographic area, and personal preferences if such information can identifiable and unique.
 

3. Personal Information We Collect

GreenRope® collects Personal Information from Users in a number of ways, examples of such are: when Users visit the GreenRope® Site, GreenRope® collects Personal Information when Users: (1) register and set up an account; or (2) contact GreenRope® by e-mail for any reason; or (3) Users enter contact information of clients or potential clients for the purpose of engaging with them through the use of the GreenRope platform.  When Users visit the GreenRope® web site, some information is also automatically collected, such as the Users computer's Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, Users computer's operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring web site, and the time and date of Users visit and purchases. GreenRope® treats this information as Personal Information if it is combined with or linked to any of the identifying information mentioned above.  While these may be some examples of how GreenRope® can gather and obtain User Personal Information, User shall not consider this to be an exhaustive list.
 

4. How We Use Personal Information

GreenRope® uses Personal Information to process User requests and provide Users with services, to inform Users about other products, to provide Users with products and/or services GreenRope® believes may be of interest to the User. When GreenRope® uses User Personal Information in its own marketing efforts, GreenRope® provides Users with options and do not disclose the User’s Personal Information to third parties, except as described in this Policy. Personal Information provided online may be linked together or merged with other Personal Information so that GreenRope® may better understand User needs and inform Users about GreenRope® products or services. GreenRope® also uses User Personal Information to send Users informational e-mails, including without limitation to newsletters, notifications by account owners, project managers, forum moderators, league managers, group members, and reminders of event schedules and attendance.
 

5. Emails

If Users send emails through the GreenRope® Site, the User must understand that the email will include email address and any personal message included. Due to the nature of the e-mail being sent from the GreenRope® Site, these emails are not private communications and therefore are not confidential. GreenRope® has no responsibility to keep such information confidential if User sends emails through the GreenRope® Site.  User shall not use the Site or any software provided through the Site to send spam or content that violates this agreement or any other User agreement. To stop receiving emails from us or our clients, please click the link found at the bottom of each email or update your account preferences.
 

6. Security

GreenRope® has put security measures into place in an effort to protect User’s Personal Information while such information is under GreenRope® control. All Personal Information relating to Users are stored in a reasonably secure environment, separate from the Site. User’s account information is accessible online only through the use of a confidential password. To protect the confidentiality of Personal Information, User must keep its password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. User is solely responsible for all uses of the Site by any person using User password. User shall advise GreenRope® immediately if User believes its password has been misused or improperly obtained.
 

7. Control of Personal Information

GreenRope® gives the User the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from GreenRope®, and to limit the use and disclosure of the User’s own Personal Information for purposes other than which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized.  Every non-transactional email sent by GreenRope servers includes a link to manage preferences.  Use that link to opt-out of any communications from that sender. You can also opt out by sending an email to support@greenrope.com with a reference to the email you received.  GreenRope® does not sell, rent, or share Personal Information with third parties without User’s prior consent, except in the limited circumstances, such circumstances described in this Policy.  GreenRope® acknowledges that EU individuals have the right to access the personal information that we maintain about them.  An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data, should direct his query to the contact information listed below. If requested to remove data, we will respond within a reasonable timeframe.

GreenRope® may share Personal Information with third-party vendors who assist GreenRope® in performing functions necessary to operate GreenRope®’s own business. These functions may include, but are not limited to, website hosting, credit card transaction processing, and data entry. GreenRope® limits User Personal Information shared with GreenRope® third-party vendors to that which GreenRope® believes is necessary to carry out those functions. In addition, GreenRope® may disclose Personal Information in the good faith belief that GreenRope® are lawfully authorized to do so, or that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process or authorities, respond to any claims, or to protect the rights, property or personal safety of GreenRope®, its users, its employees or the public.  GreenRope® also may be required to disclose an individual’s personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.  Information about GreenRope® Users, including Personal Information, may be disclosed or transferred as part of, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets or acquisition.

Notwithstanding any other provision, GreenRope® may also engage a data provider who may collect web log data from contacts in GreenRope® accounts (including IP address and information about browser or operating system), or place or recognize a unique cookie on such contacts' browsers to enable the delivery of customized content.   These cookies contain no personally identifiable information.  The cookies may reflect de-identified demographic or other data linked to data that GreenRope® users voluntarily have submitted to us, e.g., email address, that we may use to interface with a data provider solely in hashed, non-human readable form. To opt-out of these data provider cookies, please go to http://www.aboutads.info/choices
  

8.  U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor

GreenRope® complies with the US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from Switzerland. GreenRope® has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. If there is any conflict between the policies in this privacy policy and the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles, the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles shall govern. To learn more about the US-Swiss Safe Harbor and to view our certification page, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/

In compliance with the US-Swiss Safe Harbor Principles, GreenRope® commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. Swiss citizens with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy should first contact GreenRope® at:
GreenRope
Attn: Privacy Manager
249 South Highway 101, Suite 525
Solana Beach, CA 92075 US

GreenRope® has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the US-Swiss Safe Harbor to an independent dispute resolution mechanism operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit www.bbb.org/us/safe-harbor-complaints for more information and to file a complaint. 
 

9.  EU-US Privacy Shield

GreenRope® complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries.  GreenRope® has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access, and Recourse, Enforcement and Liability. If there is any conflict between the policies in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification page, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/

When a customer and GreenRope® have agreed by contract that transfers of personal information from the European Economic Area (“EEA”) will be transferred and processed pursuant to the Privacy Shield for the relevant services, when conducting those activities on behalf of its EEA customers, GreenRope® holds and/or processes personal information provided by the EEA customer at the direction of the customer. GreenRope® will then be responsible for ensuring that third parties acting as agents on its behalf meet the same standards.

In compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles, GreenRope® commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information.  European Union individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy should first contact GreenRope® at: 
GreenRope
Attn: Privacy Manager
249 South Highway 101, Suite 525
Solana Beach, CA 92075 USA

GreenRope® has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles to BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, a non-profit alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States and operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers/ for more information and to file a complaint. 

Please note that if your complaint is not resolved through these channels, under limited circumstances, a binding arbitration option may be available before a Privacy Shield Panel. GreenRope® is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). 
 

10. Cookies, IP Addresses and URLs

Automatically Collected Information: GreenRope® automatically receives certain types of Personal Information whenever a User interacts with GreenRope®. For example, when a User visits the Site, GreenRope® automatically collects the User IP address and the type of browser the User uses. Information may be automatically collected through the use of a term called "cookies." GreenRope® also collects various types of information called ‘clickstream information’, which is information about Users browsing behavior, such as IP address information, entry and exit points for the Site, search terms, web site addresses User visits, page views, and impressions. Cookies are also collected.  Cookies are small text files placed on Users hard drive by a web site when Users visit a particular website. These files identify a User’s computer and record a User’s preferences and other data about a User’s visit so that when the User returns to the site, the site knows who the User is, and can personalize the User visit. Most browsers automatically accept cookies as the default setting. Users can modify the setting to reject cookies or to prompt Users before accepting a cookie from the sites User visit by editing browser options. GreenRope® may place or recognize a unique cookie on Users browser to enable Users to receive customized content or services. Any cookies made available to shopping carts or other tracking information sent to third parties will reflect only de-identified demographic or other data linked to data Users have voluntarily submitted to GreenRope®, will be encrypted, and will not be used to identify Users individually. If Users decide not to accept GreenRope® cookies, Users will still be able to access those parts of the GreenRope® site available to the general public, but Users may not be able to login or use the site's features or services, and Users may have a less satisfactory experience.
 

11. Links to Other Web Sites

The GreenRope® Site may contain links to other web sites. Any Personal Information User provides on the linked pages is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party's privacy policy. Except as described above, GreenRope® is not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of web sites to which GreenRope® links. Links from GreenRope®’s Site to third parties or to other sites are provided for User convenience. GreenRope® encourages Users to learn about their privacy and security practices and policies before providing them with Personal Information.
 

12. Policy Changes

GreenRope® reserves the right to change or alter this Policy at any time. GreenRope® may use User Personal Information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in this Policy. If GreenRope®’s privacy practices change, GreenRope® will post the policy changes to our web site and notify Users by indicating the date the privacy policy was last updated. GreenRope® encourages Users to check back at the GreenRope® Site periodically if the User is concerned about how the Users Personal Information is used. 

 

This privacy policy was last updated 6 October 2016