Last Updated on July 21, 2015.
Sustainable Friends Italy
Corso Buenos Aires, 37
20124 Milano MI
1. What this Policy Covers
This policy covers our treatment of information that we obtain when you visit SFriends. This policy does not cover the privacy practices of third parties that we do not own or control, such as our partners or advertisers. In addition we may provide links to other services and on occasion links to other sites that may interest you. All of these sites own independently of SFriends and they have their own privacy and security practices. For your best on-line experience, we encourage you to review their privacy policies before submitting personal information to them.
2. Information SFriends Gathers
Information SFriends gathers generally falls into two categories: (1) personally identifiable information, which is gathered with your specific knowledge and consent, for instance when you enter a sweepstakes or contest, complete a survey, make a purchase, subscribe to our publication(s), or register for any portion of our services, you are asked to provide information such as your email address, name, and phone number, and (2) non-personally identifiable information collected through technology, which includes tracking information collected as you navigate use of SFriends.
2.1. Personally Identifiable Information That You Give Us
Registration for SFriends requires that you supply certain personally identifiable information
2.1.3. Registration for Our Website via Third-Party Tools.
You may choose to log-on, create, or enhance your profile on sustainablefriends.com with the Facebook Connect feature on sustainablefriends.com. By doing this, you are asking Facebook to send us registration information from your Facebook profile. We treat that information as we do any other information you give us when you log-on, register, or create a profile.
2.1.4. User Generated Comments and Public Activities (including Comments and Facebook and Twitter sharing)
We offer you opportunities to engage in public activities on SFriends. “Public Activities” are any actions you take on sustainablefriends.com or Twitter and Facebook that are designed to be visible to other users on sustainablefriends.com, including comments, SFriends Asks responses, and posting to Facebook or Twitter. Any information you disclose in your Public Activities, including your screen name, any image or photo, becomes public and may be used by SFriends for online and offline promotional or commercial uses in any and all media. If you chose to engage Public Activities, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you choose to submit there can be read, collected, and used by other readers of these areas, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums and SFriends has no responsibility to publish, take down, remove or edit any Public Activities.
If you have signed up for a SFriends account, we will track and aggregate your Public Activities on sustainablefriends.com. If you choose to participate in Public Activities, you are electing to share and display such Public Activities on sustainablefriends.com. Also, Public Activities may be included in RSS feeds, APIs, and made available to other websites in other formats. As a result your Public Activities may appear on other websites, blogs, or feeds.
2.1.5. Contests, Sweepstakes, and Special Ofers
SFriends may collect information from you in connection with contests, sweepstakes, and special offers. If this information is shared with a third party, we will notify you at the time of collection, if you do not want any personal information shared, you may always decline to participate in the sweepstakes, contest, or special offer.
2.1.6. Surveys, Panels, and Market Research
SFriends may collect personal information from you from third party applications (ex: Google Analytics) and/or in connection with voluntary surveys. Unless we notify you at the time of collection, the information you provide may be shared, but only in aggregate, with advertisers and partners.
2.2. Non-Personally Identifiable Information Collected Using Technology
2.2.1. Device Information
We may collect information about the computer, mobile telephone, smart phone, or other device you use to access SFriends.
2.2.2. Cookies and Web Beacons
2.2.3. Analytics Technologies
We have hired third parties to provide us information, reports and analysis about the usage and browsing patterns of the users of SFriends. The non-personally identifiable information is collected to analyse trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the site, and gather aggregate information about our user base as a whole. We do not tie this data to personally identifiable information.
2.2.4. Log Files and Reading History
We automatically log certain information about your use of SFriends. This information includes reading history of the pages you view. We may use this information to provide you with customized recommendations based on your reading history. We also use log files in aggregate usage of SFriends.
3. How SFriends Uses the Information We Gather
3.1. Services You Request
SFriends uses personally identifying information you supply to provide you with the service you have requested. We may also use the information to communicate with you about new features, products, or services and/or to improve the services we offer by tailoring them to your needs. Similarly, if you enter an online contest, sweepstakes, or giveaway, we will use the information you provide to notify you.
We perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analysis of users of SFriends for product development purposes and to generally inform advertisers about the nature of our users. We also use this information to improve customer relationships.
3.3. Third Party Service Providers
SFriends will allow access to our database by third parties that provide services on our behalf, including credit-card and billing processing, shipping, email distribution, list processing, and analytics or promotions management. Our service providers are restricted from using any data in any way other than to provide services for SFriends and they may not share or resell our data.
3.4. Affiliates and Partners
Unless otherwise specified elsewhere on SFriends, we may share personally identifying information with our affiliates, and with carefully selected partners.
4. Our Email Policy
4.1. Account Related Emails
SFriends offers several email newsletters, if you no longer with to receive a specific newsletter, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions located at the bottom of each newsletter. To manage your SFriends email preferences, please click on the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of any newsletter you’ve received.
4.3. Promotional Emails
SFriends may also periodically email you messages about products and services that we think may be of interest to you. You may choose not to receive messages in the future by following the “unsubscribe” instructions located at the bottom of each email.
5. Kids and Parents
6. Legal Stuff
6.1. Legal Requirements
We may also provide access to our databases to cooperate with official investigations or legal proceedings, including, for example, in response to subpoenas, search warrants, court orders, or other legal proceedings.
6.2. Acquisition or Transfer
As our business changes, we may buy or sell various assets. In the event that all or a portion of the assets owned or controlled by SFriends, its parent, subsidiaries, or affiliates, are sold, assigned, transferred or acquired by another company, the information from and/or about SFriends users may be among the assets.
7. How Information is Kept Secure
7.1. Security of Account Information
Your member account information is password-protected. We will not share your password with anyone. Please do not share your password with anyone, and remember to change your password from time to time, to keep your account information secure.
7.2. Network Security
We have implemented a variety of commercially standard encryption and security technologies and procedures to protect information, including your personal information, stored in our computer systems from unauthorized access. Please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, thus we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, but we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
7.3. Management Procedures
We also maintain standard physical and electronic procedural safeguards that limit access to your personally identifiable information to our employees (or people working on our behalf and under confidentiality agreements) who, through the course of standard business activities, need to access your personally identifiable information.