Privacy Policy

Silver Spring Green is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies only to the Silver Spring Green website (silverspringgreen.org, hereinafter, the “Site”) and governs data collection and usage. Please read this Privacy Policy before using the Site or submitting any personal information. BY USING THE SITE, YOU (ALSO REFERRED TO AS A “USER”) CONSENT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND TO OUR COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES STATED BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SITE.

Special Notice to Donors

As a nonprofit corporation, Silver Spring Green must make full disclosure of donations to the Internal Revenue Service each year as well as comply with applicable donor substantiation requirements. Therefore, if you make a donation we will require certain personally identifiable information such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Other than with respect to these special bookkeeping and disclosure requirements, such personally identifiable information shall be treated per our general policy described below.

Collection of Personal Information

Silver Spring Green may collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The only personally identifiable information that Silver Spring Green collects and stores about you is the information that you have chosen to provide to Silver Spring Green.

Silver Spring Green also collects non-personally identifiable information. This may include anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. It also includes information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Silver Spring Green. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. Further, Silver Spring Green keeps track of the pages our users visit within the Site, in order to determine what areas of Silver Spring Green and the Site are the most popular

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Silver Spring Green public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

Use of Personal Information

Silver Spring Green collects and uses your personally identifiable information to operate the Site, deliver the services and complete transactions that you have requested. Silver Spring Green also uses your personally identifiable information to share newsletters, relevant articles and notices or other such information or inform you of other products or services available from Silver Spring Green and its affiliates. Silver Spring Green may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Silver Spring Green collects and uses your non-personally identifiable information for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Site. This information may also be used to deliver customized content and advertising within the Site to users whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Sharing of Personal Information

Silver Spring Green does not sell, rent or lease its user or donor lists or other personally identifiable information to third parties. Silver Spring Green may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external partners about a particular offerings, information or notices that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Silver Spring Green may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information except to provide these services to Silver Spring Green, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. Silver Spring Green does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Silver Spring Green will disclose your personally identifiable information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Silver Spring Green or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Silver Spring Green; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Silver Spring Green, or the public.

We may share all non-personally identifiable information with third parties.

Accessing Your Personally Identifiable Information and Privacy Preferences

We provide you with an opportunity to access your personally identifiable information to ensure it is correct, accurate and current. To edit your personally identifiable information, please contact Silver Spring Green at info@silverspringgreen.org and 240.777.7775.

Opt Out

We communicate with users who voluntarily share their personally identifiable information with us on a regular basis, primarily via email. For example, we may use your email address to confirm your request, to send you notice of payments, to send you information about changes to our products and services, and to send notices and other disclosures as required by law. Generally, users cannot opt-out of these communications, but they will be primarily informational in nature rather than promotional.

However, we provide you the opportunity to exercise an opt-out choice if you do not want to receive other types of communication from us, such as newsletters, emails or updates from us regarding new services and products offered on this Site or if you do not want us to share your personally identifiable information with third parties. To be removed from our mailing list or if you would prefer that we do not share your information with third parties, please contact Silver Spring Green at info@silverspringgreen.org and 240.777.7775.

Special Notice to Users in California

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding Silver Spring Green’s disclosure of personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact Silver Spring Green at info@silverspringgreen.org and 240.777.7775.

Use of Cookies

The Site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Site pages, or register with the Site or services, a cookie helps Silver Spring Green to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the Site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Silver Spring Green features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Silver Spring Green services or the Site.

Security of Personal Information

No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

Once we receive your transmission, we make efforts to ensure security on our systems. We use physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you. For certain sensitive transactions (such as credit card processing), we use industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information can never be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of firewalls and secure server software. Donors who are concerned about internet security should make their donation by U.S. Mail.

By using our Site and providing your personal information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of the Site. We may post a notice on the Site if a security breach occurs, and we may send you an email at the address you have provided to us. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.

Third Party Websites

This statement applies solely to information collected on the Site. The Site may contain links to other websites. Silver Spring Green encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Silver Spring Green so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Silver Spring Green is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Site.

Children

While the Site may or may not contain age screening technology, it is the policy of Silver Spring Green not to accept donations or collect information from children. If you are under 18 years of age, do not make a donation or submit any information without the express consent and participation of a parent or guardian.

Changes to this Statement

Silver Spring Green will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect company and user feedback. Silver Spring Green encourages you to periodically review this Policy to be informed of how Silver Spring Green is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Silver Spring Green welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you believe that Silver Spring Green has not adhered to this Policy, please contact Silver Spring Green at info@silverspringgreen.org. All information you provide in any written communication will also be covered by this policy.