Inc. (â€œEcoCarrierâ€)â€™s Privacy Philosophy
EcoCarrier is committed to protecting your privacy. The following discloses our
information gathering and dissemination practices for this web site:
gathers two types of information about users:
data provided through voluntary registration. Personal data may
be requested when you sign up for EcoCarrier's personalized services or
register for contests or other promotional programs offered on our service. We
ask for this information in order to enhance your experience on our web site.
This information might include member name, password, age, gender, ZIP code
and/or country information. Except as described below, this information is not
disclosed to parties other than EcoCarrier in any way that personally
identifies you without your prior permission.
data which tracks users as a whole. Aggregated data tracks EcoCarrier
user activity in general, and is not used to identify you personally.
Aggregated tracking information helps us to determine which areas of our site
users like and do not like based on traffic to those areas. EcoCarrier does not
track what you read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This data
helps us to continue to deliver a better service for you. We may disclose such
aggregated information to third parties such as our advertisers and partners.
not collect personally identifiable information about you except when you
specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. EcoCarrier uses any
personal information that's voluntarily given by you in order to enhance your
experience, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the site
or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
EcoCarrier also uses information that you voluntarily provide in order to send
electronic updates and to let you participate in polls and message boards.
You should be
aware that when you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information
(e.g., user name, e-mail address) on the message boards on the EcoCarrier site,
that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in your
communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and
may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. Such activities are
beyond the control of EcoCarrier.
not disclose any information that personally identifies you to parties other
than EcoCarrier without your consent. There are exceptions:
1) When the
purpose and manner of disclosure is clearly defined in advance.
2) When we believe in good faith that disclosure is legally required or to
protect our rights.
You should be
aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected
through the standard operation of EcoCarrier's Internet servers or through the
use of "cookies". A "cookie" is a small text file that a web site can use to
recognize repeat users, facilitate your ongoing access to and use of the site
and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will
allow content improvements and target advertising. Web sites commonly write a
cookie to your hard drive when you visit them. Generally, cookies work by
assigning a unique number to the user that has no meaning outside the assigning
site. Cookies don't identify you personally, but rather identify your computer
when you visit our site. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read
cookie files created by other sites.
You should be
information by advertisers or third parties hosting data for EcoCarrier.
If you do not
procedure in most browsers that allows the user to deny or accept the cookie
feature; however, you should note that cookies may be necessary to provide you
with certain features (e.g., customized account features) available on the
cookies as a way to measure activity on the site in order to continually
(1) Remind us
of who you are and to access your account information (stored on our computers)
in order to deliver to you a better and more personalized service. EcoCarrier
the size of EcoCarrier's audience. Each browser accessing EcoCarrier is given a
unique cookie which is then used to determine the extent of repeat usage, and
to help target advertisements based on user interests and behavior.
(3) Track your
progress and number of entries in some of our promotions and contests. When a
indicates the player's progress through the promotion, and may be used to track
entries, submissions, and status in contests.
certain traffic patterns, which areas of EcoCarrier's network of web sites you
have visited, and your visiting patterns in the aggregate. We use this research
to understand how our users' habits are similar or different from one another
so that we can enhance your experience on the EcoCarrier web site. We may use
this information to better personalize the content, banners, and promotions
that you and other users will see on our sites.
networks that serve ads onto EcoCarrier may also use their own cookies.
collects IP addresses for system administration and to report aggregate
information to our advertisers. In addition, EcoCarrier Mail includes IP
addresses in outgoing mail message headers.
Content Providers, Advertisers and Partners
not provide your personal information to anyone outside of EcoCarrier except in
the limited circumstances mentioned, and only then with your consent. However,
EcoCarrier cannot control the practices of third parties, such as other
partners and advertisers. EcoCarrier is not responsible for any actions or
of such party when providing personally identifiable information.
It is important
to note that EcoCarrier contains many links to sites other than EcoCarrier, and
that those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as EcoCarrier. This
includes links from advertisers, content providers and partners who may use
EcoCarrier's logo and/or style as part of a co-branding agreement. These sites
may send their own cookies to you, and as a result, may collect data and ask
for personal information that EcoCarrier would not. You should be aware that
advertisers or third parties.
Kids and Privacy
requests that children under 17 do not submit or post any information to the
site without the consent of a parent or guardian. However, we will not request
or knowingly collect from a child any information online that can be traced to
the child, such as an email address, name, or information about the child's
family. Unless a parent or guardian consents to such use in advance, EcoCarrier
will not knowingly use information that a child provides to EcoCarrier for any
marketing, selling or promotional purposes.
By using our
web site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by
policies are effective as of April 1, 2002. EcoCarrier reserves the right to
change this policy at any time by notifying users of the existence of a new
privacy statement. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not
intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on
behalf of any party.
offers the ability to correct or change the information collected during your
registration. You can login to your account and change your information. If
you're experiencing problems or have any questions about how our services work,
please contact us at
You may delete
your account at any time by sending an email to