Hello and welcome! We are GreenChoice, PBC (“GreenChoice”, “we,” “us,” or “our”), and we thank you for your interest in becoming a user and member of the GreenChoice community.
GreenChoice is headquartered in the United States of America and our Services are provided to you by GreenChoice, PBC. If you are a resident of the European Union (“EU”), GreenChoice, PBC is the controller of your personal data for the purposes of the EU data protection legislation.
The legitimate interests of GreenChoice and our third-party service providers and partners include:
When you use GreenChoice, we collect various types of information about you. Some of this information like user accounts and email address, can be used to identify you (“Personally Identifying Information” or “PII”), and some of this information, like activity and log data, cannot be used to identify you (“Non-Personally Identifying Information” or “Non-PII”).
The amount and type of personal information we ask for depends on the nature of the interaction. GreenChoice will only collect such information as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the User’s requested interaction with GreenChoice.
We collect information in a few different ways, including information that you entered when you sign up, from third parties (for example, if you choose to log in with Facebook), and automatically when you use the App (for example, when you scan products and/or add them to your shopping lists).
We collect information that you provide us, including:
Such information is generally considered to be personally identifying information.
If you do not want to provide us with any personally-identifying information, you may choose to not create a user account, but you must acknowledge that it will prevent you from engaging in the full suite of Services offered by GreenChoice.
We collect information that third parties provide us, including information from other platforms, publicly available information, and information from our partners, service providers and retail affiliates. The information we receive from these other platforms for log in or sign up purposes will generally be considered Personally Identifiable Information.
We collect certain information automatically whenever you use the Services.
In general, we use both Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information in order to administer, operate and provide the Services to you.
Here are some of the ways that we use your information:
We may also de-identify or aggregate the information collected in connection with the Services, in ways that do not personally identify you. From time to time, we may use this non-identifying aggregated information to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and demographics in order to measure the interest in and use of the GreenChoice Services, to identify market trends, or to publish performance indicators such as number of downloads, number of active users, etc.
Any use of your information that is incompatible with these uses will be disclosed to you in advance so that you may opt out of such uses at your discretion.
GreenChoice will not sell any of your Personally Identifying Information (PII) to anyone. We reserve the right to disclose, distribute, transfer, and sell Non-Personally Identifying Information (Non-PII).
We share your information in the following ways:
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
We cooperate with law enforcement inquiries and demands for information that are made under force of law. Therefore, we may disclose your information (a) to any governmental authority as part of an investigation to determine our compliance with any applicable law, rule, or regulation (including privacy laws, rules, and regulations), in accordance with the applicable law (b) in response to a court order, subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful judicial or administrative proceeding, in accordance with the applicable law (c) as otherwise required under any applicable law.
We may also disclose your information if we determine in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary or appropriate to protect the property rights of GreenChoice, third parties, yourself or the public at large.
If GreenChoice becomes involved in a business merger, acquisition, securities offering, bankruptcy, reorganization, dissolution or other similar transaction, we may share or transfer your information in connection with such a transaction. If we do this, such disclosure will be subject to confidentiality arrangements that are typical of such transactions.
If you send us feedback or a request for information or support in relation to our Services, we reserve the right to publish the content of your feedback or request (with any PII removed) for the purposes of sharing your feedback with others or clarifying our Services for other users (e.g. in a “Testimonials” or “FAQ” section).
We will be at the industry standard when it comes to protecting your information.
GreenChoice strives to protect your information. We use commercially reasonable administrative, technical, and physical measures to safeguard your information in our possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. For data transmission security, we use standard encryption protocols (SSL/HTTPS) for transmission of information. The encryption process protects your information by scrambling it before it is sent to us from the App. Our hosting service providers for our database and application are reputable third-party hosting service providers whose privacy, security, transparency and industry-specific standards are best-in-class. Our systems and databases are backed up regularly to help protect your information in case of an uncontrollable catastrophe.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the App and the internet and no storage of data can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to make all reasonable efforts to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you acknowledge that there is always some risk when transmitting information to us through the Services.
Your information will be kept with us as long as your account is active.
Information about you that is no longer necessary and relevant to provide our Services to you may be de-identified and aggregated with other non-personal data to provide insights which are commercially valuable to GreenChoice, such as statistics related to the use of the Services.
Manage your settings in the “Account” section of the App and the “Settings” section of your device!
If you originally subscribed or opted-in to receive newsletter communications from GreenChoice, you may unsubscribe by following the instructions contained at the bottom of each type of email. All other notification settings, if applicable, may be found in the “Settings” section of your mobile or tablet device.
You may correct, amend or update profile or account information that is inaccurate at any time by adjusting that information in your “Account” section.
You may request that your account is deleted by contacting us at: email@example.com. GreenChoice will generally respond to your request within 10-14 business days.
Read this if you live in the EU!
If you are habitually located in the European Union, you have the right to access, rectify, download or erase your information, as well as the right to restrict and object to certain processing of your information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited circumstances. We described these rights below:
You can access much of your information by logging into account and accessing the “Account” section. If you require additional access or to download a copy of your data, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. GreenChoice will generally respond to your request within 10-14 business days.
You can also rectify, restrict, limit or delete much of your information by logging into your account and accessing the “Profile” or “Settings” screen. If you are unable to do this please contact us at: email@example.com. GreenChoice will generally respond to your request within 10-14 business days.
Where we process your information based on our legitimate interests explained above, or in the public interest, you can object to this processing in certain circumstances. In such cases, we will cease processing your information unless we have compelling legitimate grounds to continue processing or where it is needed for legal reasons.
Where you have previously provided your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your information at any time. In certain cases, we may continue to process your information after you have withdrawn consent if we have a legal basis to do so or if your withdrawal of consent was limited to certain processing activities.
Should you wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local supervisory authority.
We will respond to all requests that we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. We may ask you to verify your identity in order to help us respond efficiently to your request.
The Services are hosted and operated from within the United States. If you are located outside of the United States and choose to use the Services or provide information to us, you acknowledge and understand that your information will be transferred, processed and stored in the United States, as it is necessary to provide the Services and our obligations to you under the Terms of Service.
The Services are not intended for individuals under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under 18 years of age. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under 18 years of age, we will take appropriate steps to delete that information. If you become aware or believe that a child has provided us with personal information, please contact us as provided in the Contact Us section.
We welcome any feedback you may have as a potential or current member of the GreenChoice community. Please feel free to send us comments, register a complaint, or ask questions about our Services. We may store your communications, including any personal information you include in them, so that we can effectively respond to you.
GreenChoice Services may contain links to other websites on the internet maintained by third parties. Clicking on a link to a third party site will make you leave the Services and go to the site you requested. We cannot control the activities of third parties. Therefore, we cannot accept responsibility for any use of your PII by such third parties, and we cannot guarantee that these third parties will adhere to the same privacy practices as GreenChoice. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies of any other service provider from whom you request services.