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Privacy Policy
BACKGROUND
Greeniacs® ("Greeniacs®", "we", "us") provides a website located at www.Greeniacs.com (the "Web Site") where Greeniacs® users ("User(s)", "you") have the option to learn about environmental issues and going green.

This Privacy Policy explains the policy of Greeniacs.com regarding the privacy of information supplied by Users or collected by Greeniacs® from Users, and how this information is used.

USER ACCESS
Users will either access the Web Site as a visitor, with no ability to access services provided by Greeniacs® for users that have elected to become members by agreeing to the Membership Agreement ("Member"), or as a Member with the ability to use such Member services.

WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED AND HOW IT IS USED
We do not collect personally-identifiable information about you unless you provide us with such information. We may automatically record your IP address and use it to help diagnose problems with our server, administer and improve our Web Site, and gather broad demographic information about Users of our Web Site. We use your information to personalize your experience, to analyze usage, to respond to inquiries from you, and for other uses we may determine from time to time. We may share your personal information with third parties that perform data services (e.g. maintenance, backup, analysis, etc.) on our behalf. We may also collect and report to third parties (such as content and service providers) aggregated information from our Web Site. We will take steps to maintain the security and confidentiality of your personal information; however, we cannot and do not guarantee the complete security of personal information you provide to us through your use of this Web Site. We cannot insure that all personal information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described herein, and you agree to specifically release us from any liability related in any way to the personal information you provide us.

We reserve the right to take any action with respect to information posted on the Web Site which we believe is appropriate in our sole discretion, including, but not limited to, termination of your rights of use. However, we cannot, nor do we, review, edit and/or control the information provided by Users or content providers which is made available through the Web Site. Any user identification names or passwords we provide to you shall be maintained as confidential and should not be shared with anyone not authorized to have access to your personal information.

THIRD PARTIES
This Web Site may contain links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of such web sites, and you should familiarize yourself with their privacy policies prior to using any such third party web sites.

LEGALLY REQUIRED DISCLOSURES
We may be required, by applicable law, subpoena, court order or other legal process to disclose your personally identifiable information, and it is our policy to comply with any such requirements, and you agree we shall have no liability for any such disclosure or otherwise.

COPPA
Pursuant to the terms of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (13). The Web Site is not directed at children under the age of thirteen (13), and by using the Web Site, you represent that you are not under the age of thirteen (13).  While it is unlikely that a child would have any interest in the content or services offered on the Web Site, should such interest exist, the parent or guardian of the child must contact Customer Service via contact form prior to disclosing any personal information of such child. Notwithstanding the above, if a parent provides their child's information to us, such parent hereby consents to our use of such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, unless the parent has contacted us and made a written request to opt out of certain disclosures of their child's information, provided the receipt of such request has been acknowledged by us in writing.

MODIFICATIONS
We may update this policy from time to time as we modify or expand our Web Site by posting the updated Privacy Policy on our Web Site. We suggest that you check back from time to time in order to understand how we treat your information.

CONTACT US
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Web Site, or your use of this Web Site, please use our contact form  or via telephone at 650-469-0804.

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Green Facts

  • American workers spend an average of 47 hours per year commuting through rush hour traffic. This adds up to 23 billion gallons of gas wasted in traffic each year.

  • In California homes, about 10% of energy usage is related to TVs, DVRs, cable and satellite boxes, and DVD players.

  • A steel mill using recycled scrap reduces related water pollution, air pollution, and mining wastes by about 70%.

  • In the United States, automobiles produce over 20 percent of total carbon emissions. Walk or bike and you'll save one pound of carbon for every mile you travel.

  • Refrigerators built in 1975 used 4 times more energy than current models.

  • If every U.S. household turned the thermostat down by 10 degrees for seven hours each night during the cold months, and seven hours each weekday, it would prevent nearly gas emissions.

  • It takes 6,000,000 trees to make 1 year's worth of tissues for the world.

  • Turning off the tap when brushing your teeth can save as much as 10 gallons a day per person.

  • Every week about 20 species of plants and animals become extinct.

  • An aluminum can that is thrown away instead of recycled will still be a can 500 years from now!

  • Current sea ice levels are at least 47% lower than they were in 1979.

  • You’ll save two pounds of carbon for every 20 glass bottles that you recycle.

  • States with bottle deposit laws have 35-40% less litter by volume.

  • Recycling 1 million laptop computers can save the amount of energy used by 3,657 homes in the U.S. over the course of a year.

  • The World Health Organization estimates that 2 million people die prematurely worldwide every year due to air pollution.

  • Nudge your thermostat up two degrees in the summer and down two degrees in the winter to prevent 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

  • Shaving 10 miles off of your weekly driving pattern can eliminate about 500 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions a year.

  • A single quart of motor oil, if disposed of improperly, can contaminate up to 2,000,000 gallons of fresh water.

  • 77% of people who commute to work by car drive alone.

  • Recycling aluminum saves 95% of the energy used to make the material from scratch.

  • One recycled aluminum can will save enough energy to run a 100-watt bulb for 20 hours, a computer for 3 hours, or a TV for 2 hours.

  • For every 38,000 bills consumers pay online instead of by mail, 5,058 pounds of greenhouse gases are avoided and two tons of trees are preserved.

  • You will save 100 pounds of carbon for each incandescent bulb that you replace with a compact fluorescent bulb (CFL), over the life of the bulb.

  • 82 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. come from burning fossil fuels.

  • Bamboo absorbs 35% more carbon dioxide than equivalent stands of trees.

  • A tree that provides a home with shade from the sun can reduce the energy required to run the air conditioner and save an additional 200 to 2,000 pounds of carbon over its lifetime.

  • Washing your clothes in cold or warm instead of hot water saves 500 pounds of carbon dioxide a year, and drying your clothes on a clothesline six months out of the year would save another 700 pounds.

  • Due to tiger poaching, habitat destruction, and other human-tiger conflicts, tigers now number around 3,200—a decrease in population by about 70% from 100 years ago.

  • You will save 300 pounds of carbon dioxide for every 10,000 miles you drive if you always keep your car’s tires fully inflated.

  • Recycling 100 million cell phones can save enough energy to power 18,500 homes in the U.S. for a year.

  • Glass can be recycled over and over again without ever wearing down.

  • A laptop consumes five times less electricity than a desktop computer.

  • Less than 1% of electricity in the United States is generated from solar power.

  • Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures every year.

  • Rainforests are being cut down at the rate of 100 acres per minute.

  • Americans use 100 million tin and steel cans every day.

  • Americans throw away enough aluminum to rebuild our entire commercial fleet of airplanes every 3 months

  • Americans throw away more than 120 million cell phones each year, which contribute 60,000 tons of waste to landfills annually.

  • Recycling for one year at Stanford University saved the equivalent of 33,913 trees and the need for 636 tons of iron ore, coal, and limestone.