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I am not compensated to provide reviews on products, services, websites and various other topics. I am sent products to review from brands, however, that does not influence my opinion or endorsement of a product. Additionally, I often partner with brands on a compensated basis via sponsored posts (advertisements), photo shoots, and larger campaigns which will always be indicated in the post. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely mine. If I claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on my expertise and experience with said product/service, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest. I work for Estee Lauder Companies but they don’t compensate me for blog posts. I wish, tho.
Notice Regarding Online Behavioral Advertising
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our Web site. These companies may 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 this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.
The privacy of visitors to DC Green Schools Challenge is important to us. The following is information on the types of personal information we receive and collect when you visit our site, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
Information We Collect
A. Information Submitted by a User
DC Green Schools Challenge do not require registration to use the sites. However, we collect personal information when you post a comment or enter a giveaway or contest. That information may include: Name or alias, email address, IP address, and in the case of contest winners, mailing address.
If you subscribe to DC Green Schools Challenge by email, your email address will also be recorded by the Feedburner service.
B. Non-submitted Information Collected
DC Green Schools Challenges may also collect non-personal information not associated with your identity to improve the sites. This information includes your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), You country, city, or state, the browser you used to visit, the time you visited, and which pages you viewed.
C. How We Use Your Information
DC Green Schools Challenge uses your Internet Protocol (IP) address to help diagnose problems with our computer server, and to administer our web site. Your IP address is used to help identify you, and to gather broad demographic data. Your IP address contains no personal information about you. For example, it does not include your name, email, or mailing address.
We will not disclose any personal information about you without your prior consent, unless we have a belief that such action is necessary to: (i) comply with legal process or other legal requirements of any governmental authority; (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of DC Green Schools Challenge; (iii) protect the interests of users of our services other than you or any other person; (iv) operate or conduct maintenance and repair of our services or equipment as authorized by law; (v) with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation; or (vi) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions and investigating fraud which has already taken place.
The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes. Also, we do not sell or rent personal information about users to any third parties.
If you voluntarily disclose personal information in comments, that information might be collected and disseminated by third parties, and result in, among other things, unsolicited inquiries, messages, and offers from third parties. Although our comment form requires an email address, that is not shown to the public. Email address shown in the body of the comment, however, will be displayed. Please understand that any information that is disclosed in comments becomes public information and this third-party conduct is out of the control of DC Green Schools Challenge. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. DC Green Schools Challenge also contain links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
D. Cookies and Web Beacons
You can also chose to disable or selectively turn off cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with websites. For example, entirely blocking cookies can cause the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
E. Children Under the Age of 13
We do not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information from persons under 13 years of age, and our websites are not directed to persons under 13. Children under 13 years of age are not eligible for contests or giveaways on our sites. If we learn that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on DC Green Schools Challenge without verified parental consent, we will take the appropriate steps to delete the information.
The personally identifiable information we collect is securely stored within our database, and we use standard, industry-wide practices for protecting your information. However, as effective as encryption technology is, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won’t be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.
Notice Regarding Online Behavioral Advertising
We allow third party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our Web site. These companies may 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 this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information.
As far as comments go…leave them! I love receiving feedback! But do not use my comment box as a venue for spam, viruses, or advertising. I ask that you also be respectful. Yes, this is an open forum, but it is not someplace to disrespect, harass, or any of that nonsense.
Thanks and Happy reading!!!