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EcoLogic Development Fund (“EcoLogic”) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to its website accessible at ecologic.org (this “Site”).

 

SCOPE OF OUR PRIVACY POLICY
Before you use this Site, please review this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect about you through this Site. By using this Site or sharing your information with us, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to all users anywhere in the world. 

This Site may contain links to third-party websites, but this Privacy Policy does not apply to any other website, nor does it apply to information collected by any third party, including through any application or content that may link to or be accessible from this Site.

PURPOSE OF OUR PRIVACY POLICY
The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you:

  • What personal data we collect about you when you visit this Site

  • How and why we collect your personal information.

  • How your information is used and protected.

  • When and with whom we share your information.

  • Tools to manage how we collect, use, and share your information.

INFORMATION COLLECTION
EcoLogic may collect information regarding visitors to the Site, including IP addresses, browser and domain information, and information volunteered by you, such as e-mail address, contact information, biographical information, and personal health data and information, and other sensitive information (“Personal Information”). If you do not consent to our processing and use of your Personal Information, you must not submit such information through the Site.  We may also monitor and track information, such as visitor usage patterns using standard website tracking software.  When you are on the Site and are asked for Personal Information, you are sharing that information with EcoLogic alone, unless stated otherwise. EcoLogic may share your Personal Information with its partner companies or service providers in order to provide services to you, communicate with you, and answer your questions.


Through the Site, we may automatically gather certain information about the use of the Site, such as how frequently certain areas of the Site are visited, including through the use of cookies, web beacons, and other technologies.  You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent or you can choose to turn off all cookies.  You do this through your browser (such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox) settings.  Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookie settings.  If you turn cookies off, you may not have access to many features that make your Site experience more efficient and some of our services may not function properly.  For more information about cookies, please see www.allaboutcookies.org/.


INFORMATION RETENTION
We retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in the Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. Where there may be technical or other operational reasons where we are unable to fully delete your Personal Information, we will take reasonable measures to prevent further processing your information.


INFORMATION PROTECTION
The security of your personal information is important to us. EcoLogic has implemented reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect your Personal Information. Although we use reasonable measures, no information system is 100% secure, so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information. If you have any questions about security on our sites, you can send an email to us at the address in the Contact Information section below.


PROTECTING CHILDREN
We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from visitors under the age of 13. We encourage families to obtain additional information about safe use of the Internet at https://www.ftc.gov/.  If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that any of your children has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us and we will take steps to remove that information from our servers.


DISCLOSURE
Unless otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, trade, or rent your Personal Information to others. We may permit certain trusted partners to access your information subject to confidentiality agreements in connection with their performance of services to maintain or operate this Site and certain features on this Site. We do not otherwise disclose any Personal Information that you provide to us or any information about your individual visits to our site except when we believe in good faith (i) that the law requires such disclosure or (ii) that such disclosure is necessary to protect the rights and property of EcoLogic or others. 


We use non-personally identifiable information in the aggregate so that we can improve this Site and for business and administrative purposes. We may use or share with third parties for any purpose aggregated data that contains no personally identifiable information. Except as otherwise stated above, we will not publish or provide your e-mail address or other Personal Information to third parties without your consent.


UPDATING PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you have submitted Personal Information to EcoLogic through this Site, you may update your Personal Information at any time by emailing us at the address in the Contact Information section below. We may keep historical information in our backup files as permitted by law.


CHOICES ABOUT HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION
You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe's website. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

We allow you to opt out of receiving e-mail from us.  If you no longer wish to receive emails from us, you may opt out of receiving them by emailing us at the address in the Contact Information section below.

ADDITIONAL RIGHTS FOR RESIDENTS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
If you are located anywhere in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or in the United Kingdom (“UK”), you understand and expressly consent as required by the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the UK Data Protection Act of 2018 (“DPA”) (together referred to as the “GDPR/DPA”) that (a) your data is transferred to and stored in the United States of America, which does not provide the same level of protection and safeguards for your data as in your own country; and (b) your data may be subject to lawful requests and access by the courts and law enforcement authorities in the United States without your knowledge or consent.  You are entitled to certain rights under the GDPR/DPA in addition to other rights under this Policy, which we specify in this section. 


If you do not consent to the storage of your Personal Information in the United States, and that your information is subject to the laws of the United States, do not provide us with any of your Personal Information.


Right of Access. You have the right to access the following additional information about your Personal Information to determine that we are processing it lawfully: (i) the purpose of the processing; (ii) the categories of Personal Information; (iii) identification of the recipients and intended recipients of the Personal Information; and (iv) our source of the Personal Information.


Right of Rectification. Subject to our separate confirmation, you may request that we update or correct the Personal Information that we have about you.


Right to be Forgotten. You may request that we erase your Personal Information if it is determined that we do not have a legal basis for using it, you withdraw your consent to our processing, you object to the processing and we have no overriding legitimate interest, or if required by law.
Right of Portability. If we have your Personal Information because of a contract that we entered into with you or because you have consented to providing us your Personal Information, you may request that we provide you with a digital file of the Personal Information that you have provided to us, which includes any records we have collected from observing your digital activities. We will provide you with such digital file if and in a manner compliant with GDPR/DPA.


Right to Object or Restrict Processing. If you feel that our access to or our use of your Personal Information impacts your fundamental rights or freedoms, you may object to the processing of such Personal Information or restrict the processing of such data by contacting us through the information provided below. In some cases, we may have legitimate grounds to process such data that may override your rights or freedoms.
Right to Withdraw Consent. Where we rely on your consent as the basis for processing personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent. 


If you believe your rights regarding your Personal Information have been breached or if a breach has been inadequately addressed, you have the right to report to or file a complaint with any independent public authority which is established by a European Union member state pursuant to Article 51 of the General Data Protection Regulation or as to the DPA, you may make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES
We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy for this Site at any time. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy for this Site, we will post the revised Privacy Policy here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone. Please check this Site periodically to keep informed of any changes. Your continued use of this Site following the posting of any changes to this Privacy Policy constitutes acceptance of those changes. If we materially change this Privacy Policy, the new terms will apply only to users who affirmatively consent to the new terms. We will post the date it was last updated at the bottom of the privacy policy.

CONTACT INFORMATION 
If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:


PO Box 381571, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02238 USA
(617) 441-6300 | info@ecologic.org.


Last Updated and Effective: September 2021
 

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