What Information Does GoodGuide Collect?
Information You Provide to Us. In order to use certain Services or to access the full features of certain Services you may be required to register with us (and give us personal information such as your name and email address). You can choose not to provide us with such personal information, but then you will not be able to use or take advantage of some of the Services.
The information that you provide is also used to customize the content you see and to communicate with you about our Services and new products. If you provide personal information to us through one of our Services, we may use it for these purposes in connection with other Services; for example, if you provide your email address to us in connection with a GoodGuide Service you are giving us permission to use that email address in order to respond to your requests, advise you about other services, and so forth.
Information Collected Automatically. We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with the Services. GoodGuide automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser or mobile device, including your IP address or mobile location, cookie information, and the page or portion of the Services that you requested.
GoodGuide also automatically tracks users’ interactions with the Services. These interactions include product or brand searches or scans, user-submitted content contributions (e.g., recommendations/avoids or comments), social media activity (e.g. shares/likes) or e-commerce activity (e.g., additions to shopping carts and checkouts). GoodGuide uses these data to personalize our Services for you.
We have implemented Google Analytics features based on Display Advertising (Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting). You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings or NAI’s consumer opt-out. In addition, you can use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on to disable tracking by Google Analytics. We will use the data provided by Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to develop the site and content around our users’ interests. Any other use of automatically collected information occurs only in aggregate form. Automatically collected and aggregated data enables GoodGuide to understand how users are accessing and using the Services so that we can improve them and focus our efforts on popular features.
Will GoodGuide Share the Information it Collects?
Information You Provide. GoodGuide does not rent, sell, or share the information you provide, such as name and email address, with other companies for any purpose. While we do not rent, share, or sell the information you provide to advertisers, we may utilize the information within our systems to customize the delivery of marketing content or product promotions that will be of greatest relevance, value, and interest to you.
Information Collected Automatically. GoodGuide may share aggregate, automatically collected information with others to help improve the Services and third party services and products. GoodGuide is able to provide product and company sustainability ratings free to consumers through the display of advertising on our site. We use Google’s Doubleclick for Advertisers to serve our ads, and some advertisers also collect information through Neilsen. You can read more about how Google and Neilsen use data collected on GoodGuide, and how to control the information you share by clicking these links: Google and Nielsen. You can also select not to share your data for interest-based advertising by opting out here.
Contractors. GoodGuide may contract with other companies (e.g., for data analysis, email services or other specialties) to perform tasks on our behalf. We may need (and you are authorizing us) to share your information, including personal information, with them for the limited purpose of allowing us to fulfill these tasks. We bind these contractors to agreements that prohibit them from using or disclosing any information they receive from GoodGuide for any purposes except the ones they are hired to provide to us.
Legal Compliance. GoodGuide reserves the right to disclose your personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to (1) comply with the law; (2) enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or (3) protect the rights, property or safety of GoodGuide, our employees, our users, or others.
How Secure is My Information?
Can I Access or Change My Information?
As a registered user, we will provide you with a password-protected personal account, where you can maintain your profile. It is your responsibility to select an appropriate password for this account, to change it regularly and to ensure that your password is not disclosed to others.
Other Sites and Services
The Services may contain links or otherwise make it possible for you to access other websites and services. These other sites and services are not owned or controlled by GoodGuide. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other sites or services.
California Residents: Your California Privacy Rights
California law permits customers of GoodGuide who are California residents to request and receive the identity of any third parties to whom GoodGuide has disclosed personal information within the previous calendar year, along with the type of personal information disclosed, for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. Because it is GoodGuide’s policy not to share your personal information with such third parties unless you are first given the opportunity to opt-out from such sharing, we are exempt from having to meet this requirement.
Questions or Concerns
Attn: Privacy Officer
333 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL 60062