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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is part of the terms and conditions which are set forth in our Terms and Conditions By using our Sites, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Sites. The Sustainable Economies Alliance, reserves the right to modify or amend the terms of our Privacy Policy from time to time without notice to you. If you continue to use our Sites after we post changes to this Privacy Policy, it will mean that you accept those changes. If we intend to apply the modifications or amendments to this Privacy Policy retroactively or to personal information already in our possession, we will provide you with notice of the modifications or amendments.

We collect two basic types of information from you in conjunction with your use of the Sites, personal information and non-personal information.  Personal information is information that you may supply to us, as described more fully below, i.e., when you subscribe, place an order, complete a survey, register for a Site or any part thereof, enter a contest, upload content, participate in a community, or provide your e-mail address.  Personal information is any information that can individually identify you and includes, among other things, your name, e-mail address, telephone number, postal address, credit card, billing and contact information.  Non-personal information includes information that does not personally identify you, but it may include tracking and usage information about your location, demographics, use of the Sites and the Internet.



The Sustainable Economies Alliance has a firm commitment to internet privacy. You can visit most portions of our Sites without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information.


Collection of Personal Information From or Through Social Media Sites

When you interact with any Sustainable Economies Alliance property page or account on a social media platform, such as Facebook, we may collect the personal information that you make available to us on that page or account including your account ID or “handle.” However, we will comply with the privacy policies of the corresponding social media platform and we will only collect and store such personal information that we are permitted to collect by these social media platforms.  

Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information 

The Sustainable Economies Alliance may collect email addresses and other personally identifiable data about you when such data is voluntarily submitted to our Sites. There are a number of circumstances in which you may supply us with your personal information.  The following lists the most common ways in which we may collect your personal information.

  • Registration for an account on the Sites

  • Sign up to receive e-mail newsletters or e-mail alerts from us

  • Request for customer service or other assistance

  • Participation in surveys, panels, or market research

  • Participation in special events and promotions

  • Purchases on the Sites

  • Placing an order

  • Making a donation

  • Entry in contests or sweepstakes

  • Participation on social media accounts involving the Sustainable Economies Alliance, our Sites and our brands

  • Participation in communities, chat rooms and comment threads, other fora, and other interactive services

  • Submission of user generated content on any part of the Sites that permit it

  • Any other place on the Sites where you knowingly volunteer personal information


Collection and Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information

We may also collect certain information that does not identify you individually and our servers may automatically keep an activity log of your use of our Sites (“Non-Personal Information”). We may collect and store any of the following categories of Non-Personal Information:

  • Non-identifiable demographic data such as age, gender, and five digit zip code as part of collecting personal information

  • Device information about your computer, mobile device, or other device that you use to access the Sites.  This information may include IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, device type, browser type, browser language, and other transactional information.

  • Analytics and usage information about your use of the Sites.

  • Additional “traffic data” and log files such as time of access, date of access, software crash reports, session identification number, access times, and referring website addresses.

  • Other information regarding your use of the Sites.


Google Analytics

We also use Google services, including Google Analytics and Google AdWords which uses cookies and other, similar technologies to collect information about Site use anonymously and reports website trends, without identifying individual visitors. You can learn about Google’s practices by going to, and opt out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at



We use the information we learn from you to help us personalize and continually improve your experience on the Sites.  We may use your Personal and Non-Personal Information in the following ways:

General Uses

  • Provide you with the content, products and services you request

  • Track your purchases and donation information

  • Post your user generated content to our Sites as you request

  • Communicate with you about your account or transactions with us and send you information about features and enhancements on or to our Sites

  • Communicate with you about changes to our policies

  • Communicate with you about your comment to a story or topic

  • Personalize content and experiences on our Sites, including providing you recommendations based on your preferences

  • Send you newsletters, offers and promotions for our products and services, third party products and services, or special events by e-mail, text, or other another medium

  • Provide you with advertising including advertising based on your activity on our Sites or activity on third party sites and applications

  • Administer contests, sweepstakes, promotions, and surveys

  • Optimize or improve our products, services and operations

  • Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal

  • Perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Sites and their purchasing patterns



We may change corporate organization while providing the Sites and services.  We may also sell certain assets associated with the Sites.  As a result, please be aware that in such event we may transfer some or all of your information to a company or other entity acquiring certain of our assets.  Under such circumstances we would, to the extent possible, require the acquiring party to follow the practices described in this Privacy Policy, as it may be amended from time to time.  Nevertheless, we cannot promise that an acquiring company or entity will have the same privacy practices or treat your information the same as described in this Privacy Policy.



As our Sites continue to develop, we may add new services and features to our Sites. In the event that these additions affect our Privacy Policy, this Privacy Policy will be updated appropriately.  We will post those changes prominently so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone.  We do, however, recommend that you read this Privacy Policy each time you use our Sites in case you missed our notice of changes to the Privacy Policy.  We will not, however, materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of Personal Information we have previously collected from you without your express consent.

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