Thank you for visiting www.myinchoftheearth.com (our "Site"). This Site is made available by TerraYebo, Inc. ("TerraYebo") as a service to you. As used in this Privacy Statement, the terms "our," "we," and "us" refer to TerraYebo, its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives, unless the context clearly provides otherwise.
We appreciate the opportunity to interact with you on the Internet and are committed to protecting and safeguarding your privacy. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to inform you about the types of information we might collect about you when you visit our Site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, that information.
What Information We Collect and How We Use It
Any information we collect on our Site generally falls into the following three categories:
1. Personally Identifiable Information
This refers to information that lets us know who you are or things specifically about you.
2. Aggregate Information
This refers to information that does not, by itself, identify you as a specific individual. Such information would include the Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") of the website that referred you to our Site, your Internet Protocol ("IP") address (a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you connect to the Internet), your operating system and browser type, and any search terms that you enter on our Site. Our web server may aggregate this information in order to monitor the level of activity on our Site, evaluate its effectiveness, and improve the content of our Site in order to make your visit an easy and enjoyable experience.
We may collect, compile, store, publish, promote, report, or otherwise disclose or use any Aggregate Information, provided that such information does not personally identify you. We do not correlate any Personally Identifiable Information with the Aggregate Information that we collect on our Site. If we do correlate any Aggregate Information to you, it will be protected like any other Personally Identifiable Information under this Privacy Statement.
3. Voluntarily Contributed User Information
How We Use Collected Information
When you provide us with your Personally Identifiable Information, we may use such information for a number of purposes, including:
Sharing Your Information
Except as disclosed in this Privacy Statement, we do not sell trade, rent, or otherwise retransmit any Personally Identifiable Information we collect online unless we have your permission. Any Personally Identifiable Information you provide to us will be stored in our databases in the United States.
To assure the highest level of personal service, we may share Personally Identifiable Information about you (excluding credit card information) with partner organizations who assist us in providing the services of the Site, including, but not limited to, WePay, Inc., and the organizations that receive your donations. All are committed to making sure you are pleased with the services of the Site, have been required to agree not to share your information with any non-affiliated third parties, and are obligated to observe the intent of this Privacy Statement.
We may share Personally Identifiable Information you provide online with other TerraYebo-related entities and/or trusted business partners with whom we collaborate. Where we engage non-affiliated third-party agents or contractors, we require them also to observe the intent of this Privacy Statement.
Should TerraYebo or its related entities merge with or be acquired by another business entity, or its respective assets be acquired, you should expect that we would share some or all of your Personally Identifiable Information to companies assuming the role of serving you and other users of our Site.
We secure your permission first. We will not use or share the Personally Identifiable Information collected on our Site in ways that are unrelated to the purpose for which you provided the information, including those described above, without providing you with an option to opt out of such unrelated uses.
Accessing and Correcting Your Information
We take reasonable measures to ensure that any Personally Identifiable Information we collect on our Site is accurate, current, complete, and reliable for its intended use. If you wish to update or otherwise correct Personally Identifiable Information you have provided to us, you may edit your information online using the “My Profile” functionality on the home page.
Protecting Your Information
We acknowledge your trust and are committed to take reasonable steps to protect Personally Identifiable Information you provide online from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access. We employ physical, electronic, and managerial processes to safeguard and secure your information.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure. As a result, while TerraYebo strives to protect your information, it cannot ensure or warrant the security of any content you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. In the event of a breach of the confidentiality or security of your personal information, TerraYebo will notify you as necessary so you can take appropriate protective steps. Unless you indicate otherwise, we may notify you under such circumstances using the email address you provided to us when you registered with the Site.
It is your responsibility to safeguard the password you use to access our Site, and to promptly advise TerraYebo if you ever suspect that your password has been compromised. We strongly encourage you to change your password regularly to prevent unauthorized access.
A "cookie" is a small data file transferred to your computer's hard drive that allows a website to respond to you as an individual, gathering and remembering information about your preferences in order to tailor its operation to your needs, likes, and dislikes. Overall, cookies are safe, as they only identify your computer to customize your web experience. Accepting a cookie does not provide us access to your computer or any Personally Identifiable Information about you, other than the information you choose to share. Other servers cannot read them, nor can they be used to deliver a virus.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually adjust yours (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Other) to notify you of cookie placement requests, refuse certain cookies, or decline cookies completely. If you turn off cookies completely, there may be some website features that will not be available to you, and some web pages may not display properly.
To support the personalized features of our Site we may send a cookie to your computer's hard drive and/or use cookie-based authentication to identify you as a registered Site user. We do not, however, use so-called "surveillance" cookies that track your activity elsewhere on the web.
Use of Active-X and JAVA Applets on This Site
Active-X programs and JAVA applets are executable programs that can be transferred to your computer's hard drive to cause your computer to perform functions in connection with your visit to a website. Our Site does not transfer any Active-X programs or Java Applets to your computer's hard drive.
Use of Third-party Media and Research Companies
Our Site may run limited third-party ads only for those partners with whom we link. We do not, however, use third-party media and research companies to place ads for us on other parties' websites.
Links to Other Websites
Links to third-party websites may be provided solely for your information and convenience, or to provide additional information through our partners. If you use these links, you may or may not leave our Site. This Privacy Statement does not cover the information practices of those websites linked to our Site even if they appear in a portion of our Site, nor do we control their content or privacy policies. We suggest that you carefully review the privacy policies of each site you visit.
Any links to other websites are provided as merely a convenience to you. TerraYebo has not reviewed all of these other websites, has no responsibility for the content of such other websites and shall not be liable for any damages or injury arising from the content from these other websites.
Users From Outside the United States
The Site is hosted in the United States and is governed by United States law. If you are visiting the Site from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using the Site, you consent to your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Statement.
Changes to This Statement
Any updates or changes to the terms of this Privacy Statement will be posted here on our Site and the date of the newest version posted below. Please check back frequently, especially before you submit any Personally Identifiable Information at our Site, to see if this Privacy Statement has changed. By using our Site, you acknowledge acceptance of this Privacy Statement in effect at the time of use.
If you have any concerns about our use of your information or about this Privacy Statement, please use the "Contact Us" form. We will make every reasonable effort to address your concerns and remedy any problems you bring to our attention.
April 15th, 2013
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