Privacy

Privacy

Green Plastics, a subsidiary of Greg Stevens Holdings, LLC (hereafter “Green Plastics“), which provides the internet site Green-Plastics.Net (hereafter “The Site”), is committed to protecting the privacy of users of The Site. Green Plastics intends to give users as much control as possible over user’s personally identifiable information, including registration data. This Privacy Statement applies to The Site and describes the information Green Plastics collects about users and how that information may be used.

Green Plastics reserves the right to update and change this Privacy Statement from time to time. If Green Plastics makes material changes to its privacy practices, a prominent notice will be posted on the web page. Each time a user uses The Site, the current version of the Privacy Statement applies. Accordingly, a user should check the date of this Privacy Statement (which appears at the top) and review for any changes since the last version. If a user does not agree to the Privacy Statement, the user should not use The Site.

Green Plastics complies with the United States (“US”) / European Union (“EU”) Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the EU. Individuals who wish to file a complaint or who take issue with Green Plastics’s EU Safe Harbor policies should direct such communication to Green Plastics Legal Services – Privacy via written communication at the contact information provided below. Filing a complaint in English will expedite the process. Green Plastics will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints regarding use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with the principles contained in this Privacy Statement. For complaints that cannot be resolved between Green Plasticsand the complainant, Green Plastics participates in the dispute resolution procedures of the panel established by the EU data protection authorities to resolve disputes pursuant to the Safe Harbor framework.

Green Plastics agrees to notify users of the following privacy principles: Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, Access, and Enforcement.

Notice

Green Plastics provides this Privacy Statement to make users aware of Green Plastics privacy practices, and of the choices a user may make about the way the user’s information is collected and used.

Children

Users represent they are of legal age to create binding and financial obligations for any liability users may incur as a result of their use of The Site. The Site is not directed to children under the age of 13, and Green Plastics will never request personally identifiable information from anyone whom it knows to be under the age of 13 without verifiable parental or guardian consent. Green Plastics does not knowingly collect, or wish to obtain, personally identifiable information from children. If Green Plastics becomes aware that a user is under the age of 13 and has provided personally identifiable information without prior verifiable parental or guardian consent, it will remove user’s personally identifiable information from its files.

What Information Green-Plastics.Net Collects

Green Plastics may collect two types of information from users of The Site: “personally identifiable information” (such as name, email address, postal address, telephone, birth date) and “aggregate information” (such as frequency of visits to Sites, IP address, Site pages most frequently accessed, browser type). Personally identifiable information is any piece of information which can potentially be used to uniquely identify, contact, or locate a user of The Site. Aggregate information is non-personally identifiable/anonymous information about users of The Site. Aggregate information is used in a collective manner and no single person can be identified by that compiled information.

On The Site, users may order products or services, and register to receive materials. Personally identifiable information collected on The Site includes community forum content, diaries, profiles, photographs, name, unique identifiers (e.g., passwords), contact and billing information (e.g., email address, postal address, telephone, fax), and transaction information.

Cookies

Green Plastics uses cookies on The Site. A cookie is a unique text file that may be used for data analysis, and enables a web site to tailor information presented to a user based on a user’s browsing program. Green Plastics may use cookies to personalize a user’s pages at The Site, to remember a user when the user registers for products or services, or to track visits to The Site. If a user does not want Green Plastics to deploy cookies in the user’s browser, the user may set the browser to reject cookies or to notify the user when a web site tries to place cookies in the browser program. Rejecting cookies may affect a user’s ability to use some of the products, features, functions, or services on The Site. Cookies do not contain personally identifiable information.

The ads appearing on the Sites are delivered to visitors by Google AdSense, Green Plastics’scurrent third party web advertising partner. The third party advertising technology that Green Plasticsuses on The Site uses information derived from a user’s visits to the Site to target advertising within The Site. In addition, Green Plastics advertisers may use other third party advertising technology to target advertising on the Sites. In the course of serving advertisements to The Site, Google AdSense may place or recognize a unique cookie on a user’s browser. Information about users’ visits to The Site, such as the number of times users have viewed an ad (but not users’ names, addresses, or other personally identifiable information), are used to serve ads to visitors. As with other cookies, and consistent with Green Plastics policy on cookies stated above, the user may block or delete such cookies from the user’s drive or memory. For more information about Google Adsense, Google’s use of cookies, please click here:
http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html.
Green Plastics has no access or control over third party cookies.

Log Files

Green Plastics web servers may automatically log aggregate information, such as a user’s IP address, domain name, browser type, date and time of access, and other log file data. This information may be used to analyze trends or administer The Site. Log files do not contain personally identifiable information.

How Green-Plastics.Net Uses The Information Collected

Green Plastics may use the personally identifiable information a user submits for any purposes related to Green Plastics business, including, but not limited to:

To understand a user’s needs and create content that is relevant to the user;
To generate statistical studies;
To improve services, information, and products;
To help a user complete a transaction, or provide services or customer support;
To communicate back to the user;
To update the user on services, information, and products;
To personalize The Site for the user;
To notify the user of any changes with The Site which may affect the user;
To enforce terms of use on The Site; and
To allow the user to purchase products, access services, or otherwise engage in voluntary activities the user selects.

User names, identifications (“IDs”), and email addresses (as well as any additional information that a user may choose to post) may be publicly available on a Site when users voluntarily and publicly disclose personally identifiable information, such as when a user posts personally identifiable information as part of a message posted to a public forum. Users may not be able to change or remove public postings once posted. Such personally identifiable information may be used by visitors of these pages to send unsolicited messages. Green Plastics is not responsible for any consequences which may occur from the use of personally identifiable information that a user chooses to submit to public pages.

Choice / Opt Out

A user makes the decision whether to proceed with any activity that requests personally identifiable information. If a user does not provide requested information, the user may not be able to complete certain transactions.

Users who use the personally identifiable information of other users agree to use such information only for:

Using services offered through a Site;
Site transaction-related purposes and not for unsolicited commercial messages; or
Other purposes that the other user expressly chooses.

Users are not licensed to add other users to a Site, even users who entered into transactions with them, or to their mail lists without consent.

Green Plastics encourages users to evaluate privacy and security policies of any of The Site’s transaction partners before entering into transactions or choosing to disclose personally identifiable information.

Emails

Green Plastics will not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to it online in ways unrelated to the items described above without first letting a user know and offering the user a choice. Green Plastics WILL NEVER SELL YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS to advertisers or other third-party vendors.

Profiles / User Information Display

A user’s personally identifiable information may be publicly available through a user’s profile. Most sections of a user’s profile are optional and can be left blank, and all sections of a user’s profile (including required information) can be hidden so that it is not publicly displayed to other users.

Photographs

Users may have the opportunity to submit a photograph to The Site to be included as part of the user’s profile. The Site is designed to allow the public to view, download, save, and otherwise access the photographs posted. By submitting a photograph, users waive any privacy expectations users have with respect to the security of such photographs, and the use or exploitation of users’ likeness by Green Plastics. All photographs submitted to The Site become the property of Green Plasticsand will not be returned.

Onward Transfer

With whom may Green Plastics share information?

Green Plastics will not sell, rent, or lease a user’s personally identifiable information to others. Unless Green Plastics has a user’s permission or as required by law, Green Plastics will only share the personally identifiable information a user provides online with service providers who may be used to ship products, process credit cards, provide technical support, handle order processing, or otherwise act on the behalf of Green Plastics. These third parties are prohibited from using users’ information for any other purpose, including their own marketing.

When Green Plastics uses third parties to assist in processing The Site’s user personally identifiable information, Green Plastics requests that they comply with Green Plastics privacy practices, and other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

Please be advised that in certain instances, it may be necessary for Green Plastics to disclose a user’s personally identifiable information without a user’s permission to government officials or otherwise as required by legal obligations. Green Plastics may disclose such personally identifiable information when responding to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise legal rights or defend against claims, including fraud or infringement investigations.

When users choose to provide Green Plastics with personally identifiable information, users consent to the transfer and storage of such information by Green Plastics servers in the United States.

In addition, Green Plastics reserves the right to share aggregate information collected from users of The Site, without prior notice, with entities that are part of the Greg Stevens Holdings, LLCcorporate family and unrelated third parties. As stated earlier, aggregate information is used in a collective manner and no single person can be identified by such compiled information.

Service Orders

To purchase services, users may be asked to be directed to a third party site, like PayPal, to pay for their purchases. If applicable, the third party site may collect payment information directly to facilitate a transaction. None of this information will be captured or stored by Green Plastics

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Links To Third-Party Websites

Links to third party web sites on The Site are provided solely as a convenience to the user. When a user uses these links, the user leaves The Site. Green Plastics has not reviewed all of these third party sites, does not control, and is not responsible for, any of the third party sites, their content or privacy practices. Green Plastics does not endorse or make any representations about the third party sites, or any information, services, or products found on the sites. If a user decides to access any of the linked sites, Green Plastics encourages the user to read their privacy statements. The user accesses such sites at user’s own risk.

Bankruptcy or Sale of Business

Green Plastics reserves the right to share or transfer personally identifiable information and aggregate information to a third party should Green Plastics ever file for bankruptcy or in the event of a sale, merger or acquisition of Green Plastics, provided such third party agrees to adhere to the terms of this Privacy Statement.

Data Integrity and Access

Should a user find inaccuracies in such user’s information, or desire to close an account or view the personally identifiable information Green Plastics may have regarding the user, the user may contact Green Plastics through the communication methods described below, or when technically feasible, directly on The Site. Green Plastics will make commercially reasonable efforts to respond to requests for access within thirty (30) days of receiving requests. Green Plastics may decline to process users’ access or update requests to their personally identifiable information if the requests require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of other users, or are impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes).

Security

To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, Green Plastics implements physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information Green Plastics collects. Green Plastics uses encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive personally identifiable information. However, Green Plastics does not guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never defeat measures taken to prevent improper use of personally identifiable information.

Internal Green Plastics access to users’ nonpublic personally identifiable information is restricted to Green Plastics administrators and individuals on a need-to-know basis. These individuals are bound by confidentiality agreements.

User passwords are keys to accounts. Use unique numbers, letters, and special characters for passwords and do not disclose passwords to other people in order to prevent loss of account control. Users are responsible for all actions taken in their accounts. Notify Green Plastics of any password compromises, and change passwords periodically to maintain account protection.

Enforcement

In the event Green Plastics becomes aware that the security of The Site has been compromised or user’s personally identifiable information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including but not limited to security attacks or fraud, Green Plastics reserves the right to take reasonable appropriate measures, including but not limited to, investigation and reporting, and notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities.

If Green Plastics becomes aware that a user’s personally identifiable information has been disclosed in a manner not permitted by this Privacy Statement, Green Plastics will make reasonable efforts to notify the affected user, as soon as reasonably possible and as permitted by law, of what information has been disclosed, to the extent that Green Plastics knows this information.

If a user has comments or questions about this Green Plastics privacy statement, please contact:

Email: legal@green-plastics.net

Telephone: (214) 697-6566

Postal Mail:

Attn: Green Plastics Legal Services – Privacy
Greg Stevens Holdings, LLC
4605 Cedar Springs Rd.
Suite 127
Dallas, TX 75219

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