TERRA VERDE’ COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY
This site is owned and operated by Terra Verde Corporation. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At Terra Verde, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.
INFORMATION TERRA VERDE' GATHERS AND TRACKS
Terra Verde gathers two types of information about users:
Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters and eDeals, from either not opting out or opting in, and participation in polls and surveys.
Information Terra Verde gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Because Terra Verde derives some of its revenue mainly from sponsorships and advertising, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our service free to users. Under no circumstances does Terra Verde divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
Terra Verde Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:
Optional Voluntary Information
We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:
1. Electronic newsletters and emails
We will offer a free electronic newsletter and emails to users. Terra Verde gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.
We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with us and enable us to see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. Terra Verde may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.
Terra Verde may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.
Our sites are not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone we know to be under the age of 13. If we learn that a user under the age of 13 is publicly posting or sharing personally identifiable information on or through our sites, then we will use reasonable measures to block that user from accessing those areas of our sites.
Terra Verde tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Terra Verde does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).
Terra Verde sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
USE OF INFORMATION
Terra Verde uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users. We may use comments, information or feedback that you may submit in any manner that we may choose without notice or compensation to you.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls and surveys. We send out eDeals to subscribers on a regular schedule and occasionally send out special edition newsletters when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. Terra Verde never shares email mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.
We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
Terra Verde creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don't track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked on their ad.
We use reasonable precautions to keep the information that is disclosed to us secure. We reserve the right to transfer information in connection with the sale or other disposition of all or part of Terra Verde’ business and/or assets. Furthermore, we cannot and will not be responsible for any breach of security by any third parties or for any actions of any third parties that receive any of the information that is disclosed to us. Our sites may also link to other websites. We are not and cannot be responsible for the privacy policies of those websites of third parties or how they treat information about their users.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
Terra Verde uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers, sponsors and partners better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except as specified under “Use of Information” above.
Terra Verde operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.
For certain features available through our sites, we may require the use of encryption technologies provided for your protection and/or your use of a UserID and password after setting up a User Account. We use reasonable precautions to protect the privacy of your UserID, password and User Account information by utilizing an SSL connection. Accordingly, your UserID, password and User Account information are encrypted using an SSL connection and are not expected to be read in an intelligible form as they travel to our sites. You, however, are ultimately responsible for protecting your UserID, password and User Account information from disclosure to third parties, and you are not permitted to circumvent the use of required encryption technologies. You agree to: (a) immediately notify Terra Verde of any unauthorized use of your UserID, password and/or User Account, and/or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your User Account at the end of each session. While we may provide certain encryption technologies and use other reasonable precautions to protect your confidential information and provide suitable security, we do not and cannot guarantee or warrant that information transmitted through the internet is secure, or that such transmissions are free from delay, interruption, interception or error.
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users
PRIVACY OUTSIDE OUR SITES
Our sites contain may various links to other websites. Terra Verde is not and cannot be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any of those other websites. We do not share any of the personal information that you provide to us with any of the websites to which our sites link, although we may share aggregate, non-personally identifiable data with those other websites. Please check with those websites in order to determine their privacy policies and your rights under them.
Your use of our sites will also be governed by the Terra Verde Terms and Conditions of Use.
If you have additional questions or comments of any kind, if you see anything on our sites that you think is inappropriate or if you would like to opt out, as described above, please Contact Us or by sending your comments or requests to:
Terra Verde, a division of Arett Sales
9285 Commerce Highway
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Attn: Customer Care – Website Issues
Copyright © 2018 Terra Verde Corp. All Rights Reserved.
EFFECTIVE AS OF: January 1, 2018
LAST UPDATED: January 15, 2018