Last update: August 18th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Earth.com, Inc. (“We”, “Us” or “Our” as applicable) takes great care to ensure that any submission of your personal information is kept private and not disclosed in an unauthorized manner. We respect the privacy of every person that visits our site www.Earth.com (the “Site”) and we are committed to a safe online experience for our users. Although the Site is not designed to collect substantial personal data, we feel it is important to explain what information we do collect, what we do with it and to describe the rights you may have with respect to the data. We also respects the privacy of every person who uses the services that we make available from the Site or who engages with the Site or us to use the services that are provided (be it through the Site or not) (“Services”) or whose personal information may be processed as a result of others’ use of the Services.
WHO IS EARTH.COM, INC. AND WHAT DO WE DO?
Earth.com, Inc. is a Delaware, United States corporation, whose registered address is 401 Ryland St., #200, Reno, NV 89502 We are the data controller responsible for your personal information processed via the Site. For more information on what we do, please visit our ‘About Us’ URL at: https://www.earth.com/about/. Earth.com does not actively solicit your personal information, however there may be instances where you may submit your information to us by email or through our “Contact Us” feature or similar submission areas of our Site.
HOW TO CONTACT US?
Sending an Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY DO WE COLLECT YOUR DATA AND WHAT DO WE COLLECT?
If we do collect any personal information from you it is collected with the primary goal to: (1) verify your identity; (2) help us deliver the Services and provide your ability to use the Site actively; (3) improve, develop and market new Services; (4) carry out requests made by you on the Site or in relation to our Services; (5) investigate or settle inquiries or disputes; (6) comply with any applicable law; (7) enforce our agreements with you; (8) protect the rights, property or safety of us or third parties, including our other customers, subscribers and users of the Site or our Services; (9) provide support for the provision of our Services; and (10) use as otherwise permitted by law.
To undertake these goals, we may collect the following personal information related to our users:
If you are a visitor to the Site:
We may also collect information about your use of the Sites including:
Collection of the personal information described above may be through the following methods:
WHAT ARE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOLS AND COOKIES AND HOW DO WE USE THEM?
We may store information that we collect through cookies, log files, clear gifs, and/or third parties to create profiles of our users. A profile is stored information that we keep on individual users that detail their viewing preferences. Consequently, collected information is tied to the users’ personally identifiable information to provide offers and improve the content of the Site for the user. This profile is used to tailor a user’s visit to the Site, and to direct pertinent marketing promotions to them. We do not share your profile with other third parties.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. We use both session ID cookies [and] persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions.
While we do not offer an opt-out on the Site for cookies, browsers provide you with information and control over cookies. You can set your web browser to alert you when a cookie is being used. You can also get information on the duration of the cookie and what server your data is being returned to. You then have the opportunity to accept or reject the cookie. Additionally, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or accept only cookies returned to the originating servers. Users can generally disable the cookie feature on their browser without affecting their ability to use the site, except in some cases where cookies are used as an essential security feature necessary for transaction completion.
In the course of serving advertisements to the Site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser.
How Do We Use Your Data?
DOES EARTH.COM, INC. SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
WHO DOES EARTH.COM, INC. SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH?
WHAT IS EARTH.COM, INC.’S LEGAL BASIS FOR SHARING YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
It is necessary for us to use the electronic data to perform our obligations in accordance with any contract that we may have with you or it is in our legitimate interest or a third party’s legitimate interest to use personal information in such a way to ensure that we provide the Services in the best way that we can. We have a legitimate business interest to create business opportunities for our company in sharing aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers that may be based on your aggregated, de-identified personal information. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information. We also have a legitimate business interest to share your personal information with third party vendors that are necessary to fulfill any orders that you make on the Site.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MY PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE SHARED?
In the event Earth.com, Inc. goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. Users will be notified via email prior to a change of ownership or control of their personal information. If as a result of the business transition, the users’ personally identifiable information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection they will be given choice consistent with our notification of changes section.
Surveys and Contests
From time-to-time the Site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Anonymous Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. Users’ personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties unless we give prior notice and choice. Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests, they may not use users’ personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this Site and other web sites in order to provide advertisements on this Site and other web sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please click here www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp.
HOW DO WE OBTAIN YOUR CONSENT?
Where Earth.com, Inc.’s use of electronic data collected requires your consent, you can provide such consent:
WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO EARTH, INC.’S USE OF MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
If we ever collect personal information about you then we will provide an opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having their information used for purposes not directly related to the Site at the point where we may ask for your personal information. For example, our order form has an ‘opt-out’ mechanism so users who buy a product from us, but don’t want any marketing material, can keep their email address off of our lists.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email.
Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside party.
Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information
Additional Rights Under DP Laws
Further, under the applicable DP Laws you may have additional rights depending on your citizenship status. In compliance with applicable data privacy laws including the DP Laws (as defined herein), You may request to view or have your personal information and data that we collect, delete from the Site by contacting the email listed above in the Section entitled “How to Contact Us”. Earth.com, Inc. will respect and comply with your request by the later of (60 days) a reasonable time or (120 days) any required timeframe required by applicable data privacy laws or the DP Laws, as applicable.
Based on where you live, you may have additional rights, if applicable under relevant DP Laws, including the rights to:
HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR?
Again, Earth.com does not actively solicit your personal information, however there may be instances where you may submit your information to us by email or through our “Contact Us” feature or similar submission areas of our Site. Unless we are instructed otherwise by yourself or any regulatory body, then:
Regarding visitors to the Site, we will retain relevant personal information for at least 3 years from the date of our last interaction with you and in compliances with our obligations under the applicable data privacy laws or DP Laws as applicable.
Unless we are instructed otherwise by yourself or any regulatory body, then regarding any personal information we have processed as part of providing the Services to any user, we will retain relevant personal information for at least 3 years from the date of our last interaction with that user compliances with our obligations under the applicable data privacy laws or DP Laws as applicable.
WHAT ARE LINKS AND HOW DOES EARTH.COM, INC. USE THEM?
HOW DOES EARTH.COM, INC. PROTECT MY INFORMATION?
Earth.com, Inc. takes every precaution to protect our users’ information if any users submit sensitive information via the Site, their information is protected both online and off-line.
WHAT WILL WE DO IF ANYTHING CHANGES?
HOW DO WE HANDLE NFORCEMENT?
WHAT ARE DATA PROTECTION LAWS (APPLICABLE TO YOU BASED ON YOUR CITIZENSHIP)?