In this policy, Ekodéfi (“We”, “Us”, etc.) refers to staff, board members, cooperating attorneys, interns, volunteers, and consultants of Ekodéfi, all of whom are bound by law or contract to keep the information they receive while working for Ekodéfi confidential.
Ekodéfi does not sell or rent personally identifiable member, customer or employee information under any circumstance, and we do not share information without prior consent, except when compelled by law.
1- What information does Ekodéfi collect from you?
Ekodéfi requires that users provide basic contact and demographic information such as first and last name, email address, mailing address (including postal code), telephone number, date of birth, city of residence and other details or preferences. This information is required in order for you to fully benefit from our services when engaging in certain activities on the Website. Such activities include creating an account, ordering a product or service from us or our partners, submitting content and/or posting content on discussion forums, entering a contest or sweepstakes sponsored by us or our partners, filling out a survey, posting a review, sending feedback to us or our partners, requesting information about our services, submitting an affiliate agreement, applying for a job, posting a video, or signing up for special offers from third parties through the Website. Collectively, these activities may be referred to as “Identification Activities”. In addition to these “Identification Activities”, when you order goods and/or services, we may also ask you to provide us with your credit card information, including your credit card number, the card’s expiration date, its authentication code, and other related information.
Depending on the activity, some of the information we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some is identified as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory information for a particular activity that requires it, you will not be permitted to continue in that activity.
2- How is the information Ekodéfi collects used?
Personally Identifiable Information is used to provide goods and/or services to you; to send you newsletters, promotions, and information about our services and about our partners and their services; to personalize your experience with us, to inform you if you are the winner of one of our contests, to enhance the operation of the Website, to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze Website use, to improve our product and service offerings, and to tailor your experience with third parties. For example, if you send an email to our customer service department, we may use your comments and feedback to tell others about our services, or we may post your comment in our marketing materials or on our Website. Ekodéfi also allows users to send information about our services and special offers to their friends. When running contests, for example, Ekodéfi may ask for referrals to increase an entrant’s odds of winning. Furthermore, when a friend uses our referral services we generally send the friend an email inviting them to check out our featured promotions, to register for our services, to participate in our contest or to visit our site. Ekodéfi has no control over who receives these emails.
Please also note that if, at any time, you no longer wish to receive our emails, you can simply click the unsubscribe link on one of our emails in order to unsubscribe from our services. In addition, if you use our Website to send information or a product to another person, we may store your personal information, and the personal information of any recipient. We may also use that recipient’s contact information to allow him or her to view and accept your gift, or to allow the recipient to access the information you requested we send.
3- How is Personally Identifiable Information disclosed?
4- What are Cookies and Non-Personally Identifiable Information? And how are they used?
As part of offering and providing customizable and personalized services, Ekodéfi may use Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Non-Personally Identifiable Information is information that does not identify a specific End User. This type of information may include things like the Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) of the website you visited before coming to our Website, the URL of the website you visit after leaving our Website, the type of browser you are using and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. We, and/or our authorized Third Party Service Providers and Advertisers, may automatically collect this information when you visit our Website through the use of electronic tools like cookies, web beacons, and pixel tags. We use Non-Personally Identifiable Information to troubleshoot, administer the Website, analyze trends, gather demographic information, comply with applicable law, and cooperate with law enforcement activities. We may also share this information with our authorized Third Party Service Providers and Advertisers to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, and programming.
A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive to track and target User interests in order to customize your experience. Cookies also allow us to collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information from you, like where you are, which pages you visited and what links you clicked on. Use of this information helps us create a more user-friendly experience for all of our visitors.
Most Web browsers enable users to limit their exposure to cookies by allowing users to adjust privacy settings. If a user has their cookies disabled, some sections and services of Ekodéfi may not perform as well as they normally would with cookies enabled.
Ekodéfi may also collect IP addresses for system administration, to report aggregate information to our advertisers, and to prevent, investigate, and take actions in the case of suspected fraud or abuse.
Other Tracking Devices. We may use other industry standard technologies like pixel tags and web beacons to track your use of our Website pages and promotions, or we may allow our Third Party Service Providers to use these devices on our behalf. Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images placed on certain pages of our Website, or in our emails, that help us determine whether you have performed a specific action. When you access these pages, or you open or click an email, pixel tags and web beacons generate a Non-Personally Identifiable notice of that action. Pixel tags allow us to measure and improve our understanding of visitor traffic and behavior on our Website, while also providing us with a means of measuring our performance and the success of our promotions. We may also use pixel tags and web beacons provided by our Affiliates and/or Marketing Partners for the same purposes.
What else should you know?
Ekodéfi contains many links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of every website that collects personal information from you.
Children: Minors under the age of 13 may not use our Website. We do not collect or maintain information from anyone known to be under the age of 13, and no part of the Website is designed to attract anyone under the age of 13.
Public Areas: We may provide areas on our Website where you can publicly post information about yourself, communicate with others, or review products, restaurants, and submit media content. This information may be accessible to other consumers and/or companies. It may also appear on other websites and/or web searches, which also means that this information could be read, collected, and used by others. For example, if you post your email address along with a public restaurant review, you may receive unsolicited messages. We have no control over who reads your postings or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so please use caution when posting any personal information.
Do you have any questions?