Privacy

Last Updated on May 30, 2020

Green Chi Foundation is a funding organization, operating foundation and think tank. We see ourselves as catalysts for reform, social change, sustainability, circularity and inclusion. Our focus is quality of life, the future of our planet and coming generations by identifying, developing or helping to develop and implement model solutions to social and environmental challenges.

The information is offered to you by Green Chi Foundation, a Netherlands-based foundation (“GCF”, “us”, “our” and “we”). This Privacy Policy websitelies to the websites green-chi.com and green-chi-academy.com operated by Green Chi (“GCF”, “us”, “our” and “we”). Please read it carefully. BY USING THIS WEBSITE AND THE SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH IT, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND ALL RELATED POLICIES, CONDITIONS, AND GUIDELINES. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT USE OUR WEBSITE.

Please review our other policies posted on our website. These policies also govern your visit to and use of our website and related websitelications. We reserve the right to make changes to our website, policies, and this Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes or revisions will be effective immediately upon their posting on our website. Your use of GCF will be subject to the version of the Privacy Policy posted on this website at the time of such use. Accordingly, you are advised to review this Privacy Policy prior to using GCF. Your continued use of our website following the posting of any changes or revisions will constitute your acceptance of such changes or revisions. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY CHANGES OR REVISIONS TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, YOU MAY NOT USE OUR WEBSITE AND ARE TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE WEBSITE IMMEDIATELY.

Personal Information We Collect

We collect personal information in a number of ways in connection with your use of our website. The personal information we may collect includes: (i) user account information, such as username, email, mobile number and password. User account information may also include information provided to us by Facebook or Twitter when you register with GCF through those websites; and (ii) address book including information around contact’s contact information, birthdays and other event data. By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data to the Services, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of GCF and the authorized third parties referred to herein located in the United States.

Use of Personal Information

We generally use your personal information for the following purposes, and otherwise with your consent or as permitted or required by websitelicable law, including: (i) communicating with you and providing you with information about the use of our website; (ii) customizing the advertising and content you see; (iii) improving the performance and utility of our website; (iv) generally managing and administering our business; (iv) preventing and prosecuting fraud; and (iv) meeting legal, regulatory, insurance and security requirements.

In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Services, GCF often conducts research on its customer demographics, interests and behaviour based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analysed on an aggregate basis, and GCF may share this aggregate data with its affiliates, agents and business partners. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. GCF may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to current and prospective business partners, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.

Log Data

We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service or when you access the Service by or through a mobile device (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. When you access the Service by or through a mobile device, this Log Data may include information such as the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use and other statistics.

We may also use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this type of information in order to increase our Service’s functionality. These third party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.

Location Information

We may use and store information about your location depending on the permissions you have set on your device. We use this information to provide features of our Service, to improve and customize our Service. You can enable or disable location services when you use our Service at any time, through your mobile device settings.

Behavioral Remarketing; Do Not Track Disclosure

GCF uses remarketing services to advertise on third party web sites to you after you visited our Service. We, and our third party vendors, use cookies to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to our Service. We support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.

Compliance with Laws; Data Security

We will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement or to protect the security or integrity of our Service. The security of your Personal Information is important to us, and we strive to implement and maintain reasonable, commercially acceptable security procedures and practices websiteropriate to the nature of the information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure. However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and we are unable to guarantee the absolute security of the Personal Information we have collected from you.

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Only persons of age 13 years or older have permission to access our Service. Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 (“Children”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you learn that your Children have provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Disclosure of Your Personal Information

We may disclose your personal information in the following circumstances, and otherwise with your consent or as permitted or required by websitelicable law: (a) we will disclose your name, address and telephone number to merchants offering products and services on our website as required for them to ship to you the product or service you have purchased and for the purpose of handling returns and addressing warranty claims; (b) to third parties as we deem necessary or websiteropriate to prevent, limit or otherwise prosecute fraud; and (c) as necessary to meet legal, regulatory, insurance, audit and security requirements.

Cookies and Tracking Devices

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies on our web websites and websitelications. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our website. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. We set a persistent cookie to only store your login ID, so you don’t have to enter it more than once. Persistent cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file. If you reject cookies, you may still use the website, but you will not be able to use areas or features that require a login.

The use of cookies by our partners, affiliates, tracking utility company and service providers is not covered by our privacy policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies. Our partners, affiliates, tracking utility company and service providers may use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate or sign-in to the website.

We and our third party web analytics providers also employ a software technology called clear gifs (also known as web beacons or web bugs), that help us better manage content on the website by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers’ personal information. We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.

Service Providers

We use the services of various third party companies and contractors (referred to here as “service providers”) in the conduct of our business. These service providers provide us with information technology services for our software websitelications, marketing and survey services and other essential services. These service providers may, from time to time, collect, use, store, disclose and process personal information on our behalf. These service providers are located in the U.S. and, as a result, your personal information may be stored, processed or transferred into or out of these countries. We take all reasonable measures and precautions to protect your personal information when it is being handled by our service providers. If you wish to obtain more information on our use of service providers and our policies and practices regarding such service providers, please contact us as set forth below.

Business Transactions

We may use and disclose your personal information in connection with the proposed or actual financing, sale or other business transaction involving part or all of our business or assets. Such use and disclosure would be for the purpose of allowing third parties to determine whether to proceed with the proposed transaction, and if the transaction proceeds, for the purpose of completing the transaction. Assignees or successors to our business or assets may use and disclose your personal information for the purposes described in this policy.

Your Consent

By providing us with personal information, we will assume that you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of such information for the purposes identified in this policy or otherwise at the time of collection. You may withdraw your consent to our collection, use or disclosure at any time, provided that if you withdraw your consent to certain uses, we may no longer be able to provide our services to you.

Modification of the Service and User Terms

GCF reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any of these terms, or change, suspend, or discontinue the service (including without limitation, the availability of any feature, database, or content) at any time by posting a notice on the Website or by sending you notice through the Service, websitelication or via email. GCF may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Service without notice or liability.

Access and Contacting Us

If you wish to request access to your personal information or have any other questions, concerns or complaints regarding our personal information policies and practices, please contact us at contact@greenchifoundation.com