We respects your privacy ECO13.me Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which ECO13 collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of ECO13.me (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by ECO13.

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Last update: 2015.08.31

Personal identification information

ECO13 may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information and information available at social networks used to register at the Site. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. ECO13 will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

ECO13 may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

To comply with the EU cookie law we have created a separate Cookie Policy in order to explain in detail what cookies we use and how we use them. The Cookie Policy is included under the scope of this Privacy Policy.

Find out how we use cookies

How we use collected information

ECO13 may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service: Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize user experience: We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • To improve our Site: We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
  • To process payments: We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We only share this information with outside parties to the extent necessary to provide the service.
  • To share your information with third parties: ECO13 may share information with third parties for marketing or other purposes. ECO13, however, will only do so in light of our goals. For example: ECO13 tracks information about the use of the site with Google Analytics. Obviously we can only do so when we allow Google to keep track of what happens on the Site.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature: To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
  • To send periodic emails: ECO13 may use email addresses to send Users information and updates pertaining to their order. Email addresses may also be used to respond to inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email and Users may contact us via our Site. If Users have a website at ECO13.me then ECO13 will send important information about the website, invoices and billing information to the User’s registered email address. It is not possible to unsubscribe to these emails.
  • To secure the Site: ECO13 tracks User information to make sure Users do not attempt to access the Site in a way that is not acceptable. ECO13 also cooperates with third parties to profile scrapers and to block untrusted IP addresses.

Google Analytics
Display Advertising Features

ECO13 makes use of most features Google Analytics has to offer. According to the “Policy requirements for Google Analytics Display Advertising Features“, it is important to note that by enabling the Display features, ECO13 enables Google Analytics to collect data about your traffic via Google advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers, in addition to data collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation.

ECO13 will not facilitate the merging of personally-identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information collected through any Google advertising product or feature unless ECO13 has robust notice of, and the user’s prior affirmative (i.e., opt-in) consent to, that merger.

By enabling any Google Analytics Display features, ECO13 is required to notify you by disclosing the following information:

  1. The implemented Google Analytics Display Advertising Features:
    • Display Advertiser Features BETA – Display Advertiser Features include Demographics and Interest reporting, Remarketing, GDN Impression Reporting, and the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration. By enabling Display Advertiser Features, ECO13 enables Google Analytics to collect data about your traffic in addition to data collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation.
    • Demographics and Interest Reports – Demographics and Interest Reports make Age, Gender, and Interest data available so ECO13 can better understand who the Users are.
    • Enhanced link attribution – Enhanced link attribution allows ECO13 to better track links.
  2. How ECO13 and third-party vendors use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) or other first-party identifiers, and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together.
    • At the time ECO13 is only keeping track for the desired information would be available once we plan to use it. ECO13 will update this Privacy Policy when plans are made to actively use the data. ECO13 will communicate openly about this and will share non-personal identification information with members.
  3. How visitors can opt-out of the Google Analytics Display Advertiser Features you use, including through Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means (for example, the NAI’s consumer opt-out). See ‘How you can protect your privacy’ below.

How we protect your information

ECO13 adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site. Members who would like to receive more information about how ECO13 secures the Site, can request this information via our Site.

How you can protect your privacy

Tracking information about Users and about how they use the Site is helpful to improve the service and to measure success. Therefore it is ECO13’s choice to do so. However, it can be yours to be anonymous and ECO13 respects this. It is however best not to trust the websites that you visit. ECO13 assumes that you do not and that you take appropriate steps to take the control over your privacy in your own hands. The following is meant to help you with that.

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

To provide website visitors the ability to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics, Google developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js). If you want to opt-out, download and install the add-on for your web browser. It is designed to be compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer 8-11, Safari, Firefox and Opera. You can  Learn more about about the opt-out and how to properly install the browser add-on here.

Opt Out of Interest-Based Advertising by NAI members

Some of the ads you receive on Web pages are customized based on predictions about your interests generated from your visits over time and across different Web sites. This type of ad customization — sometimes called “online behavioral” or “interest-based” advertising — is enabled through your computer browser and browser cookies. Such online advertising helps support the free content, products and services you get online.

The Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) is the leading self-regulatory association comprised exclusively of third-party digital advertising companies. As a non-profit organization, the NAI promotes the health of the online ecosystem by maintaining and enforcing high standards for data collection and use for advertising online and in mobile. NAI members are committed to transparency and choice. The NAI opt-out tool was developed for the express purpose of allowing consumers to “opt out” of the Interest-Based Advertising delivered by our members.

Using the NAI opt-out tool, you can opt out from receiving Interest-Based Advertising from some or all of our participating companies.

  • Find out which participating companies have currently enabled customized ads for your browser;
  • See all NAI members and learn more about their advertising and privacy practices;
  • Check whether you’ve already opted out from member companies;
  • Opt out of browser-enabled interest-based advertising by some or all members, using opt-out cookies to store your preferences in your browser; or
  • Use the “Choose All Companies” feature to opt out from all currently participating companies in one step.

One step further: Ghostery

Ghostery is a free privacy add-on, available for every major browser, iPad and iPhone. Ghostery helps people around the world understand and control more than 1,900 trackers that are tracking them when they browse.Rather than making judgments about which trackers are good or bad, Ghostery puts power directly into users’ hands, giving them the relevant and accurate information they need to make the decision that’s best for them. Ghostery users can block all tracking easily, block tracking from particular companies, or choose to only allow tracking on the websites that they trust the most.

Before you install Ghostery, do however note that “Ghostery is owned by Evidon, a company that collects and provides data to advertising companies. It has a feature called GhostRank that you can check to “support” them. The problem is, Ghostery blocks sites from gathering personal information on you—but Ghostrank will take note the ads you encounter and which ones you block, and sends that information back to advertisers so they can better formulate their ads to avoid being blocked. The data is anonymous, and Ghostery still does everything it promises to do to protect your privacy.” – LifeHacker

Privacy Badger: the real deal?

Ghostery is a good tool, but the Electronic Frontier Foundation claims that Privacy Badger is better: “Privacy Badger was born out of our desire to be able to recommend a single extension that would automatically analyze and block any tracker or ad that violated the principle of user consent; which could function well without any settings, knowledge or configuration by the user; which is produced by an organization that is unambiguously working for its users rather than for advertisers; and which uses algorithmic methods to decide what is and isn’t tracking.

Although we like Disconnect, Adblock Plus, Ghostery and similar products (in fact Privacy Badger is based on the ABP code!), none of them are exactly what we were looking for. In our testing, all of them required some custom configuration to block non-consensual trackers. Several of these extensions have business models that we weren’t entirely comfortable with. And EFF hopes that by developing rigorous algorithmic and policy methods for detecting and preventing non-consensual tracking, we’ll produce a codebase that could in fact be adopted by those other extensions, or by mainstream browsers, to give users maximal control over who does and doesn’t get to know what they do online.”

Sharing your personal information

We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Advertising

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Google Adsense

Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses “non personally identifiable information” and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting Google Privacy & Terms > Advertising.

Changes to this privacy policy

ECO13 has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and the Terms of Service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.