This site is provided by ZeroWaste!foundation and its affiliates (“ZWF,” “we” or “us”). This policy covers how we treat personal information that we collect and use on or through the Services and other related websites where this policy is posted on the footer of the Web page.
When you use the Services, you provide information to us. ZWF collects two types of information: (1) information that you provide to us that lets us know who you are (“Personally Identifiable Information”) and (2) information that does not by itself identify a specific individual (“Non-personally Identifiable Information”).
We automatically receive and collect Non-personally Identifiable Information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, the Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you next go to, browser type, browser language, date and time of your query, ZWF cookie information, and the pages you request. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. We may use third-party analytics services to collect, monitor and analyze the data collected as described above.
We will use Non-personally Identifiable Information to diagnose problems with our servers and software, to administer the Services, and to gather demographic information. Our third-party advertising networks and servers will also provide us with reports that will tell us how many ads were presented and clicked upon on ZWF in a manner that does not identify personally any individual.
We may also use “pixel tags,” which are small graphic files that allow us to monitor the use of the Services. A pixel tag can collect information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the tag appears; the URL of the page on which the pixel tag appears; the time (and length of time) the page containing the pixel tag was viewed; the type of browser that retrieved the pixel tag; and the identification number of any cookie previously placed by that server on your computer. We may use pixel tags, either provided by our third-party advertisers and ad networks or by us, to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with our Sites and Services and use them in combination with our cookies to provide offers and information of interest to you.
We also may allow certain analytic services and providers of applications used on the Services (e.g. sharing buttons) to collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information by placing cookies on the Services that will track the certain performance of our Services, such as, web traffic, click-throughs, etc., to assist our service providers and us in better understanding the interests of our users and to serve those interests better.
We may use other companies under agreements with us to serve advertisements when you visit and use the Services. These companies may collect and use [Non-Personally Identifiable Information] (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to the Services and other Web sites to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie, a third party web beacon and/or pixel tags to collect this information. These cookies, web beacons and pixel tags do not collect any personal information from your computer, such as your e-mail address. Other companies’ use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to ZWF’s cookies.
In order to serve offers and advertisements that may be interested to our users, we may display targeted advertisements on the Services based on Personally Identifiable Information provided by our users, including zip code and profile. We do not provide this Personally Identifiable Information to our advertisers when you interact with such an advertisement. However, please note that the advertisers (including ad serving companies) may determine based on their own analysis that a user who interacts with an advertisement targeted by ZWF may fit into a certain demographical category; for example, an advertiser may determine that men ages 25-34 are interacting with a certain advertisement on ZWF from a particular geographic area. You acknowledge that any information collected by such advertisers or advertising networks – and any options that you have with the use of such information – would be handled in accordance with the disclosures provided above in the “Advertising” section.
ZWF does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you’ve requested when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with ZWF under confidentiality agreements. These trusted partners include companies with which ZWF may operate co-branded websites or web-pages to expand their services using ZWF’s Services. These trusted partners may use your personal information to provide services to you on our behalf, evaluate the effectiveness of the services, and to help ZWF communicate with you about offers from ZWF and our marketing partners. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information. We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
The sites displayed as search results or linked to by the Services are developed by people over whom ZWF exercises no control. These other sites may place their own cookies on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information. ZWF may present links in a format that enables us to understand whether they have been followed. We use this information to understand and improve the quality of ZWF’s search technology. For instance, this data helps us determine how often users are satisfied with the first result of a query and how often they proceed to later results.
We limit access to personal information about you to our employees and agents who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. Your information is stored on our servers located in the United States. We treat data as an asset that must be protected and use many tools (encryption, passwords, physical security, etc.) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the site. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect that your personal information or private communications will always remain private. Because e-mail and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by e-mail or instant messaging services.
ZWF is intended for general audiences. ZWF does not collect or maintain information from those that ZWF knows are under 13, and no part of ZWF Services are targeted to attract anyone under 13.
If you have questions, concerns or suggestions, please feel free to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Update: 06 May 2020