Privacy Policy

Last Updated:  September 24, 2012


This Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected, used and disclosed by Fuels America.  This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect when you use our website located at www.fuelsamerica.org (the “Site”). We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time.  If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you an email notification).  We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access the Site to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

Information You Provide to Us

We collect information you provide directly to us.  For example, we collect information when you request updates, take the pledge, send us an email, fill out a form or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, and zip code. 

Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Site

When you access or use our Site, we automatically collect certain information about you.  For example, we log information about your use of the Site, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address and the page you visited before navigating to our Site.

Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We use various technologies to collect information, and this may include sending cookies to your computer or mobile device.  Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that helps us to improve our Site and your experience, see which areas and features of our Site are popular and count visits.  We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”).  Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in our Site or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon.  For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see “Your Choices” below.

USE OF INFORMATION

We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:

  • Provide, maintain and improve our Site;

  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages;

  • Respond to your comments, questions and requests, and provide customer service;

  • Provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;

  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Site;

  • Personalize and improve the Site and provide advertisements, content, or features that match your geographical location; and

  • Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.

Fuels America is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law.  By accessing or using the Site or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries.

SHARING OF INFORMATION

We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:
• With vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;
• In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulations;
• If we believe your actions are inconsistent with the spirit or language of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of FuelsAmerica or others;
• In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, asset sale, financing or acquisition; and
• With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you through our Site that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information.
We may also share aggregated or anonymized information that does not directly identify you.

SOCIAL SHARING FEATURES

The Site may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our Site with other media, and vice versa.  The use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature.  For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.

ANALYTICS SERVICES PROVIDED BY OTHERS

We may allow third parties to place cookies, web beacons or other devices or technologies on the Site in order to provide analytics services.  These entities may collect information about your use of the Site, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information.  This information may be used by FuelsAmerica and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver content on our Site targeted to your interests and better understand your online activity.

SECURITY

Fuels America takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

YOUR CHOICES

Cookies
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default.  If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies.  Removing or rejecting browser cookies does not necessarily affect third party flash cookies used in connection with our Services.  To delete or disable flash cookies please visit www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for more information. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Site.

Promotional Communications
You may opt out of receiving updates and promotional emails from us by following the instructions in those emails.  If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as those about the operation of the Site.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:  [email protected].

 

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