Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to information collected on the website www.environmentalinitiative.org and www.projectgreenfleet.org, which are owned and operated by Environmental Initiative (“Environmental Initiative,” “us” or “we”), and also to information submitted to us offline.

This Privacy Policy describes how personal information is collected, used, and shared. This Privacy Policy describes our current policies and practices with regard to personal information. Periodically, we may update or revise this Privacy Policy. If we make any changes we will post the revised version of this Privacy Policy and include the date it was updated on the cover page. You may access the current version of this Privacy Policy at any time by clicking the link marked “Privacy Policy” at the bottom of the home page of the website.

What Information is Collected

Information You Volunteer. We collect the personal information you voluntarily provide; for example, the personal information you provide when you complete a survey, subscribe to our newsletter, make a donation, sign up for an event or contact us. “Personal information” means information about an identified or identifiable individual, such as name, email address, postal address, telephone number, or other contact information.

Credit Card Information. If you provide credit card information through the website, that information is never stored on our server. Instead, when you click on the “submit” button, it is forwarded immediately to a third–party service provider for processing. We use industry standard Secure Sockets Layering (SSL) software to encrypt all of your credit card information as it travels over the Internet to our third–party service provider. We do not retain a copy of your credit card information. Our third-party services providers use your credit card information only to process your transaction (and for fraud prevention purposes) and are bound by contract to keep your credit card information confidential.

Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser. We collect information that is sent to us automatically by your web browser. This information typically includes your IP address, the identity of your Internet service provider, the name and version of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visit. Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings. We do not link the information provided by your browser to information that identifies you by name.

IP Addresses. An “IP address” is a unique number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you connect to the Internet. It is used to identify your computer’s “location” in cyberspace so that the information you request can be delivered to you. IP addresses do not include your name, email address, or other information that identifies you personally, but in some cases, they can be used to identify you. For example, we may link your IP address to account information that identifies you personally. We may also provide your IP address to our third–party service provider who can use it to identify
your state and zip code. Our third-party service provider is bound by contract to use the IP addresses we provide only for this purpose. In addition, if, for example, we suspect fraud or a threat to the security of the website, we may share our server logs – which contain IP addresses — with the appropriate investigative authorities, who could use that information to trace and identify individuals.

Cookies. We use “cookies” and other web technologies to collect information about the ways people use the website and personalize your experience when you use the website. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. You may also delete our cookies as soon as you leave the website.

Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics, a web analytics tool, to better understand how visitors engage with our website. Google Analytics collects information anonymously and reports website trends to us without identifying individual visitors.

How Personal Information is Used

We use the personal information that you provide in various ways, including:

  • to provide the information that you request
  • to notify you about events
  • to invite you to participate in surveys and provide feedback to us
  • to solicit your financial support for our mission
  • to improve our outreach and fundraising efforts.

Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter, donation solicitations, or other communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter, solicitation or communication or by emailing us at blue@environmentalinitiative.org.

How Personal Information is Shared with Others

We will not sell, trade, or share your personal information with other organizations or send mailings on behalf of other organizations. We may share your personal and account information with our third party services providers, including but not limited to our credit card processors, website developers and hosts, advertising agencies, and other services providers, whose use of your information is limited to providing services to us. We may disclose your personal and account information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, as required by law, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. Your personal information may be transferred to a successor organization if, for example, we transfer our operations to another organization or if we merge with another organization. If such a transfer occurs, the successor organization’s use of your personal information will still be subject to this Privacy Policy and the privacy preferences you have expressed to us.

How to Delete or Change Your Personal Information

If your personal information changes, you may correct, update or amend it by contacting us at: blue@environmental-initiative.org. To request that we no longer use your information, you may contact us at blue@environmental-initiative.org, and we will retain your personal information only as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

How Personal Information is Protected

We maintain reasonable administrative, physical, and technological measures to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information. For example, we use industry standard Secure Sockets Layering (SSL) encryption for donation information and credit card information.

Protecting Children under the Age of Thirteen

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under age 13.
Links to Other Sites The website may link to other websites operated by third parties. We are not responsible for the availability of those websites and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, services, products, or other materials on or available from such websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of third–party websites; your use of such websites is subject to the terms and policies of the owner of such websites.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us by email at: blue@environmental-initiative.org or by mail at:
211 First Street North, Suite 205
Minneapolis, MN 55401.