Privacy Policy

1. Privacy Policy

 

Your privacy is important. Any information by which you can be identified when using this website will be collected and used in accordance with this privacy policy. The (The Zero Waste Collective / thezerowastecollective.com) Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect and use the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site and services.

 

 

2. Check for Updates to the Privacy Policy

 

Please check this page regularly to stay updated with the most recent version of this privacy policy.

 

 

3. Information that may be collected

 

When you visit our website you may be providing The Zero Waste Collective with two distinct types of information: (1) Personal information, which you voluntarily and knowingly choose to disclose – collected on an individual basis. (2) Website use information as you and other visitors browse the site – collected on an aggregate basis.

  • Contact information including name and email address

  • Demographic information including postal code, preferences and interests

  • Other information relevant to customer orders, surveys, and/or any offers, giveaways, or contests

  • Any information you may send, post or deliver to us, either electronically or otherwise, regardless of whether we have committed not to collect it as part of our standard practices under this policy

  • Email Information: If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.

  • Similar to other commercial websites, this site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” and Web server logs to collect information about how this site is used. See the explanation below on “What are Cookies”. Any information collected using cookies and web server logs may include the date/time of visits, pages viewed, time spent, and the websites visited just before and just after visiting our site. The Zero Waste Collective and our advertisers and ad serving companies may also use technology to determine which advertisements and promotions users have seen and how users responded to them.

4. What Are Cookies?


A cookie is a tiny text document, which usually includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Some of our business partners (e.g., advertisers) use cookies that originate from their sites. We have no access or control over those cookies.

 

Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Some of our business partners (e.g., advertisers) use cookies that originate from their sites. We have no access or control over those cookies.

How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?


When you visit our website, the site uses its cookies to differentiate you from other users. In some cases, we also use cookies to prevent you from seeing unnecessary advertisements or requiring you to log in for security. Cookies, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our site and which areas of the site are most popular. This helps us gather valuable information in order to offer the best user experience by optimizing our site – ultimately to better serve our customers. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not generally store any personal information that you provided to us in your cookies.

 

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to your website or other websites. Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info).

 

5. How your information is shared/used

 

The information collected by The Zero Waste Collective is used to improve the content of this site and the quality of our service, and is NOT shared with or sold to other organizations for commercial purposes.

 

That being said, your information could be shared under the following limited circumstances:

1. We use third parties to facilitate our business, including, but not limited to, sending email via auto-responder, processing payments (PayPal and merchant accounts). In connection with these offerings and business operations, these third parties may have access to your personal information for use in connection with those business activities.
2. We may transfer information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers or acquisitions.
3. If it becomes necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.

 

6. Notice of new services or charges

 

Occasionally, we may use information we’ve collected to notify our client base about any important changes or offerings, new product or services, and also special offers. As our valued client, you can notify us of your wish not to receive offers by clicking the unsubscribe link contained in any email we send you.

 

 

7. How your information is protected

 

Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, please do not send private information to The Zero Waste Collective by email – ever.


This website has been created with Wix. For more information on their privacy policy, click here. Information from Wix's website:

 

Wix's signup and login services are completed through a secure server. The information provided to Wix in the signup process is secured via HTTPS/ SSL communication. 

 

Wix has implemented security measures designed to protect the Personal Information, including physical, electronic and procedural measures. Among other things, Wix offers HTTPS secure access to most areas on our Services; the transmission of sensitive payment information (such as a credit card number) through our designated purchase forms is protected by an industry standard SSL/TLS encrypted connection; and Wix regularly maintains a PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) certification. Wix also regularly monitors their systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and regularly seek new ways and Third Party Services for further enhancing the security of their Services and protection of Visitors’ and Users’ privacy.

 

 

8. Certain disclosures

 

We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law or comply with any legal process served on us or affiliated parties; (b) protect and defend our rights and property, our site, the users of our site, and/or our affiliated parties; (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of our site, us, or third parties.

 

9. What about other websites linked to this website?

 

The Zero Waste Collective is not responsible for any practices employed by any websites linked to or from our website. The Zero Waste Collective is not responsible for any information or content contained on these sites. Often links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our site. You must use these sites and the information on them at your discretion.


Please remember that when you use a link to go from our site to another website, this Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including sites which have a link on our site, is subject to that website’s own rules, policies and Terms of Use. Please read those rules and policies before proceeding.

 

10. Your consent

When you use this website you consent to the collection and use of personal information as described in this Privacy Policy document. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our website and will make every effort to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.

 

11. Analytics – Display Advertising

 

The Zero Waste Collective and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize and serve ads based on past visits to our website. More specifically, our website has implemented and uses display advertising and we utilize Google Analytics to implement a specific feature called remarketing. Remarketing is a feature of Google’s Adwords that allows us to optimize the delivery of ad content specifically targeted to a visitor’s interests based upon previous visits to our site. If you’d like more information about remarketing lists in Google Analytics please visit the following site:
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2611268

 

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States and Canada. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.

 

If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics for display advertising you may do so by using the Ads Preference Manager.

There is also a Google Analytics opt-out browser add on that you can download at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

 

According to its own policy, Google does not collect any personal data with this process. Nevertheless, if you do not want to use the remarketing feature from Google, you can disable it by changing the appropriate settings at: https://www.google.com/settings/ads

You may use the NAI opt out tool, which will allow you to opt out of seeing targeted ads from us and from other NAI-approved member companies, and for mobile opt outs, the NAI provides instructions to engage system-level opt outs in Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Environments. http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/

For more information on cookies used by Google Analytics see this webpage: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

12. Amazon Affiliate Program

 

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

13. Contact The Zero Waste Collective

Your Privacy is very important The Zero Waste Collective. If you feel at any time there has been any violation in your privacy please contact us immediately via email at (info@thezerowastecollective.com).

About the Founder

Hi! I'm Tara McKenna, Founder of The Zero Waste Collective. Based in Canada, I have created this community as a hub for all things zero waste! Take a look around, and join this global conversation. You can also follow my zero waste journey on Instagram at @mindfully.tara. Thanks for stopping by!

 

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