Our Commitment to Privacy

Green Retail and Wholesale, LLC ("GRaW") believes one of our most important assets is the trust consumers place in us to respect and properly handle nonpublic personal information received by us in connection with providing our products and services. To continue earning the trust of our consumers, GRaW has adopted the following privacy policy to govern how we treat our consumer's nonpublic personal information, including such information about our former customers that we collect on www.buygreen.com.

Green Retail and Wholesale, LLC has been awarded TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy policy and practices have been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with TRUSTe's program requirements including transparency, accountability and choice regarding the collection and use of your personal information TRUSTe's mission, as an independent third party, is to accelerate online trust among consumers and organizations globally through its leading privacy trustmark and innovative trust solutions. If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us at privacy@buygreen.com or call 888.928.9473 x812. If you are not satisfied with our response you can contact TRUSTe. The TRUSTe program covers only information that is collected through this Web site .

 

Protecting and Safeguarding Our Consumer's Information

To help prevent unwarranted disclosure of our consumer's nonpublic personal information and secure it from theft, we utilize secure computer networks and restrict access to nonpublic personal information about our consumers to those employees who need to know that information to provide products or services to our consumers. In addition, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable laws and regulations to guard our customers' nonpublic personal information.

 

We strive to protect our consumer's nonpublic personal information obtained through the consumer's use of our website. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).  [To learn more about SSL, follow this link - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Sockets_Layer.  Regardless of the technology used to provide a secure transfer of information, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed 100% safe. Since we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or obtain from our website, you do so at your own risk. Once the transmission of data has been received, we will do our best to protect your information.

 

Our website may contain links or reference third party vendors (such as PayPal as a payment service alternative). Third party vendors linking with our website or referred to in our website are responsible for the operation and maintenance of their sites. We have no control over their site configuration or their privacy policy. If you choose to access third party vendor sites, you choose to do so at your own risk. We suggest you always read the privacy policy of a linked site before you make a decision to disclose non-public personal information or commercial information.  In addition, we have links to third party sites (non-vendors) and their privacy policies too govern the collection and use of data that you may share with these sites.

 

Information We Collect

We collect information about our consumers that is necessary to tailor our products and services to meet our consumer's individual needs, provide effective customer service, and comply with legal requirements.  We collect nonpublic personal information about our consumers from the following sources:    Information about our consumer's transactions with us, our affiliates, or others; Information we receive from a consumer-reporting agency.

 
 
Collection and Use of Information

 

Orders

If you purchase a product or service from us, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date). 

 

We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders.  If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.

 

Email-A-Friend

If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address.  We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. 

 

If you purchase a gift car for a friend and choose to send it to them via email we will collect your friend’s email address only in order to send them a one-time email containing the gift card .

GRaW stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.

 

Your friend may contact us at privacy@buygreen.com or call 888.928.9473 x812 to request that we remove this information from our database.

 

Cookies

We use "cookies" on our website. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server. This data is stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies are used to remind us of who you are, assist us in tracking visitors to our site, to track responses to communications, applications and sales, process your submitted data, etc. You may be able to set your browser to notify you when you are sent a cookie. This will give you the chance to decide whether to accept or not to accept it. You should contact the provider of your browser for further information. Our cookies are tied to personally identifiable information to recognize you when you return to the site.

 

We use both session ID cookies and/or persistent cookies.  We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site.  A session ID cookie expires when you close you browser. 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.  Please see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835  or http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=32467          

 

We set a persistent cookie to store your passwords, 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 the experience on our site. 
 
Some of our business partners (e.g., advertisers) use cookies on our site.  We have no access to or control over these cookies. See “Third Party Advertisers.”

 

This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by this site only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

 

Third Party Cookies
The use of cookies by our affiliates and service providers is not covered by our privacy statement.  We do have access and control over these cookies.  Our affiliates and service providers use session ID cookies to provide credit for referred sales.
 
Clear Gifs (aka Web Beacons)
We employ and our third party tracking partner employs a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site 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 Web 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’ personally identifiable 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.

 

Third Party Advertisers
We partner with a third party ad network to either display advertising on our Web site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our ad network partner uses cookies and Web beacons to collect non-personally identifiable information about your activities on this and other Web sites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out by clicking here. Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads.
 

Log Files

As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files.  This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. 

 

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. 

 

We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information. 
 
 

Communications from the Site

 

Special Offers and Updates

Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you with unsubscribe instructions in each newsletter or promotional email. You may unsubscribe in this manner or contact us at privacy@buygreen.com or call 888.928.9473 x812.

 

Newsletters

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you.  Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you with unsubscribe instructions in each newsletter or promotional email.  You may unsubscribe in this manner or contact us at privacy@buygreen.com or call 888.928.9473 x812.  

Service-related Announcements

We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so.  For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email. 

 

Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature.  If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account.
 
The Protection of Children

We value and respect the privacy of children. We will not knowingly solicit information from children or knowingly market to children.

 
Maintaining Accurate Information and Access

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by making the change on your Personal Profile page or by emailing our Customer Support at customerservice@buygreen.com or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.

 

We also maintain procedures to ensure that the information we collect is accurate, up-to-date, and as complete as possible. If our consumer believes the information we have about our consumer in our records or files is incomplete or inaccurate, our consumer may request that we make additions or corrections, or, if it is feasible, that we delete this information from our files. Our consumer may make this request in writing (include name, address, and policy number):
 
Chief Privacy Officer, Green Retail and Wholesale, LLC, 14 Goodyear, Suite 135, Irvine, CA 92618.

 

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

 
Sharing Information

We do not share personally identifiable information with any third parties who are not service providers for any reason except as described in this privacy policy.

 

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.

 

In the event Green Retail and Wholesale, LLC goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

 
Service Providers

We use other third parties such as a credit card processor or shipping agent to provide billing and shipping services on our site and a registration company to assist you in creating a registry.  When you place an order we will share your billing and shipping information as necessary for the third party to provide that service. 

 

These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose including their own marketing purposes

 

Important Information Concerning the Applicability and Future Changes to this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to products or services provided primarily for personal, family, or household purposes in the United States by GRaW on www.buygreen.com.

 
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. 

 

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.  If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

 

 
Address: 14 Goodyear, Suite 135, Irvine, CA 92618

Last Updated: 6/1/11

 

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