PlantPure Communities, Inc. Privacy Policy

Effective date: February 2017

Thank you for visiting the PlantPure Communities websites, social media sites, blogs, and/or mobile applications (“Sites”). PPC takes your privacy seriously. We provide this notice to explain our information practices and the choices you can make regarding the use of information we collect from you through our Sites, located at plantpurecommunities.org, and plantpurepods.com. This Privacy Policy tells you what kinds of information we collect about our visitors, members, subscribers and users of online or app services that we provide, and how we use and share that information.

If you register with any of our Sites, request information, enroll to receive our updates and/or newsletter, in a program or as a member, or request services or products, we may collect certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, address, telephone number, mobile number, email address and other contact information. We may also collect your credit card information and billing address when you provide such information to us. In addition, we may collect non-personally identifiable information when you access our site such as the name of the domain from which you access the Internet; IP address; browser type; screen resolution; Internet connection speed; operating system; the date and time you access our site; the Internet address of the web site from which you linked to our site; and any activity you engage in on our site. This information may be used for our operation, research and marketing purposes. We may link this information to personally identifiable information for these and other purposes, including personalizing your experience on our Sites.

By using any of our Sites or the services that we provide, you accept the policies and practices that we describe in this Privacy Policy, as it may change from time to time. We may change this Privacy Policy by posting updates to our Sites that will have a new effective date. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy from time to time for possible changes. Your use of our Sites or services after an update constitutes your agreement to the update.

Cookies, Web Beacons and Similar technologies
When you use our Sites, we gather web traffic information via cookies and similar technology. These technologies track things like initial and returning visits, browsing patterns, and location information. They enable us to identify you as a repeat visitor and help us personalize your Site experience. We and third party affiliates may use these technologies to collect information about usage and provide analytics and targeted materials related to us. Although most browsers are initially set to accept these technologies, you may reset your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to reject cookies generally. Most browsers offer instructions on how to do so in the “Help” section of the toolbar. You need to have cookies enabled on your computer in order to use our Sites. If you do not accept cookies to use our Sites, you may not be able to use certain resources or features of our Sites.
You can opt out of these technologies by disabling cookies in your browser or use a service such as: www.aboutads.info/choices.

How We Use the Information

Generally
The information we collect may be used to satisfy your requests, respond to your inquiries, provide you with relevant information, and otherwise conduct our operations. We may use the information we collect to analyze the performance and use of our Sites and to improve our Sites so that it is more useful to visitors. In addition, we may also use the information to contact you regarding changes to our policies that may affect you and your use of our Sites.

Legal Proceedings
We may disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process (e.g., a court order or a subpoena). We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, breach of an agreement with us, or as otherwise required or permitted by law. We may share such information with affiliated companies. In addition, we may transfer information about you if we or any of our assets are acquired by or merged with another entity.

Our Internet Forums, Social Media Pages, & User Blogs

Our Sites may provide support through Internet forums/message boards (support groups), social media pages and blogs. This format gives users the opportunity to interact with each other. Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online (whether it is on message boards, through email, in meeting rooms, on social media pages or in blogs), your information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. We cannot control the actions of any third parties.

We reserve the irrevocable, perpetual and worldwide right to copy and post both within the Sites, and those of affiliates, assigns, agents and licensees and any social media outlets and advertising medium through which we are engaged, any comments, pictures or other information you post on the bulletin boards, social media pages, chat rooms, blogs, or elsewhere on our Sites, without any further notice to you or any remuneration therefore.

Information Provided in Optional Surveys
PPC periodically asks members and users of its Sites to participate in online surveys or fill out online questionnaires concerning topics such as the effectiveness of the PPC Programs, advertising effectiveness and user satisfaction. All surveys and questionnaires are optional and the information collected will not be associated with any user’s personal information. Information gathered may be shared with third parties in order to improve user satisfaction and program effectiveness. No personal information of any user will be connected to survey or questionnaire results.

Other Information You May Voluntarily Provide
From time to time, PPC collects third-party email addresses or other contact information from our users so that PPC may send information to their friends and family on an as-requested basis.

Newsletter
We may request users’ email addresses in order to deliver newsletters and event announcements. Out of respect for our users’ privacy, we provide a way to opt out of these communications at the bottom of each email PlantPure sends.

Mobile Devices/Third-Party Use and Fees
From time to time, we may make mobile device applications and mobile marketing campaigns available to you and may allow you to register for services that involve messages and/or e-mails being sent to your mobile device. You are responsible for obtaining access to the mobile device services. Such access may involve third-party fees, including mobile carrier, text messaging, or airtime charges. You are solely responsible for those fees, including any and all fees associated with the use of the applications, delivery of the messages, e-mails or other materials to your mobile device. Please consult your mobile service provider’s pricing plan prior to purchasing or downloading any application or registering for any such service to determine the charges for sending and receiving text messages from/to your mobile device. You will be given the opportunity to opt out of receiving text messages or emails to your mobile device at the time you register for the campaign and with each message or email you receive.

Mobile marketing campaigns may involve your sending an email or text from your mobile device to us or a third-party campaign operator. An email or other response will then be sent to your mobile device. Opting to participate in a campaign is entirely your choice. When you engage in these mobile marketing campaigns, we and the third-party campaign operator may collect your cell phone number, the name of your wireless service provider, images that you send using your cell phone as part of the campaign, and other relevant information.

Links to Other Sites
Our Sites may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. We do not have control over the information that is submitted to, or collected by these third parties. We are not responsible for the activities and practices that take place on these sites. You should consult the privacy policies of these other sites to learn how your privacy is protected.

Security
We have reasonable security measures in place to help protect your personally identifiable information collected through our web site. Unfortunately, no data transaction over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We make no guarantees as to the safety or security of any information transmitted to or from this site.

The site operator is not subject to the privacy and data security requirements of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (“GLBA”) or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”).

How You Can Access or Change Information
To access or change information collected about you through the Sites, please update your profile on the Sites or contact us at info@plantpurecommunities.org. If you would prefer not to receive future materials or communications from us, you may indicate your preference by updating your profile or by contacting us at info@plantpurecommunities.org. We may share your information with companies whose practices are not covered by this privacy policy that may want to market products and services of interest to you. If you would like to request that we not share your information, please update your profile preferences or contact us at info@plantpurecommunities.org. If you opt out of certain uses of your information or communications from us, we may continue to send you certain transactional communications, such as service announcements and administrative messages relating to PPC, that are necessary to our relationship with you.

A Special Note to Parents or Legal Guardians
Our Sites are designed for and intended for persons 18 years old or older, unless otherwise specifically provided. Please contact us if you discover or believe that a minor for which you are responsible is using an account on our Sites.

Tell Us What You Think
PPC welcomes your questions and comments about privacy and/or this policy. Please send emails with comments to info@plantpurecommunities.org.

Terms and Conditions
Please also read our Terms and Conditions of Use posted on our Sites to understand additional terms and conditions that apply to the use of our Sites and our handling of your information.

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