“Personal information” means information that identifies you personally, either alone or in combination with other information available to us.
Questions Concerning Our Online Privacy Practices
From time to time, for example, because of changes in the law or technology or the way we operate our business, we may ask your permission to use the personal information we have collected from you in new or different ways. We will do this by sending you a notice by e-mail or postal mail at the last e-mail or postal address you provided us, asking you to agree to the change. If you do not expressly agree to the change, we may, at our discretion, delete all or some of your personal information from our databases to avoid using your information in ways to which you have not consented.
What Personal Information Do We Collect on Our Websites?
Information You Volunteer. We collect the personal information you knowingly and voluntarily provide when you use our Sites, for example, the information you provide when you sign up as an educator or to receive our eNewsletters.
Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser. We collect information that is sent to us automatically by your web browser. This information typically includes your IP address, the address of the web pages you were visiting when you accessed our Sites, the name of your operating system (such as Windows® or Macintosh®), the name and version of your browser (such as Netscape® or Internet Explorer®), and the date and time of your visit. The information we receive depends on the settings on your web browser. Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings.
The information provided by your browser does not identify you personally. We use this non-personal information primarily to create statistics that help us improve our Sites and make them more compatible with the technology used by our visitors. However, if you access a Climate Generation Site by clicking on a link in an email we have sent you, we may link the information provided by your browser to information that identifies you personally. In addition, we may review our server logs for security purposes, such as detecting intrusions into our network. If we suspect criminal activity, we might share our server logs — which contain visitors’ IP addresses — with the appropriate investigative authorities who could use that information to trace and identify individuals.
Like many sites, cookies may be used on our site(s) to gather information about visitors. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web server. Any information gathered through this method is safe and poses no risk to your privacy or your computers safety. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer.
How Do We Use Your Personal Information?
Climate Generation uses the personal information collected through our Sites to provide the information you request; to improve our programs and services; to improve our Sites; and for any other purpose we disclose to you in a specific Privacy Notice. For example, when you provide your e-mail address to sign up for our eNewsletters, we will use your email address to deliver our eNewsletters to your mailbox.
We may also use the personal information you provide for other purposes such as providing you with information and events we believe may be of interest to you.
In addition, we may delete information that identifies you personally and study the balance of the information we collect through our Sites to improve our programs and services, to improve the content, functionality, navigation and usability of our Sites, to better understand the needs and interests of our visitors, and to better market our programs and services.
With Whom Do We Share Your Personal Information?
Service Providers. We may share personal information collected through our Sites with companies and organizations that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that provide support services to us (such as web hosting services). When we share personal information with our third-party service providers, these service providers are required by contract to use the personal information we share with them only to perform services on our behalf and to protect the confidentiality of your personal information.
Third-Party Marketers. We will not share your personal information with unrelated third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless we first obtain your express “opt-in” consent.
We respect your right to make choices about the ways we collect, use and disclose your personal information. We generally ask you to indicate your choices at the time and on the page where you provide your personal information. If you have submitted personal information to one of our Sites, you may update some of your choices by updating your profile.
Although we use reasonable measures to help protect your personal information against unauthorized use or disclosure, we cannot guarantee the security of information provided over the Internet or stored in our databases.