- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
Like most website operators, Sustainable Materials collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Sustainable Materials’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Sustainable Materials’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Sustainable Materials may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Sustainable Materials also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Sustainable Materials only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Sustainable Materials’ website choose to interact with Sustainable Materials in ways that require Sustainable Materials to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Sustainable Materials gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Sustainable Materials updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Sustainable Materials collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Sustainable Materials. Sustainable Materials does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Sustainable Materials may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Sustainable Materials may monitor the most popular pages on the SustainableMaterials.com site or use spam screened by the FV Anti-spam service to help identify spam. Sustainable Materials may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Sustainable Materials does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Sustainable Materials discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Sustainable Materials behalf or to provide services available at Sustainable Materials’ websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Sustainable Materials’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Sustainable Materials will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Sustainable Materials discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Sustainable Materials believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Sustainable Materials, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Sustainable Materials website and have supplied your email address, Sustainable Materials may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new products, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Sustainable Materials and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Sustainable Materials takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Sustainable Materials, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Sustainable Materials goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Sustainable Materials may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to FV anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.