Your Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

Third-Party Advertising

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you.

Third-Party Cookies

In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser. Google Adsense and the DoubleClick DART Cookie Google, as a third party advertisement vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. The use of DART cookies by Google enables them to serve advertisements to visitors that are based on their visits to this website as well as other sites on the internet.

To opt out of the DART cookies you may visit the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following url http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html Tracking of users through the DART cookie mechanisms are subject to Google’s own privacy policies.

Other Third Party ad servers or ad networks may also use cookies to track users activities on this website to measure advertisement effectiveness and other reasons that will be provided in their own privacy policies, this website has no access or control over these cookies that may be used by third party advertisers.

Personal Information

We do not request any personal information or collect any information that personally identifies you or allows you to be personally contacted. Since we do not collect any personal information on this Web site, we do not share any personal information with any third parties nor do we use any personal information for any purposes.

External Links

Links to third party Websites. We have included links on this site for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from our own.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us at julia@blueplanetgreenliving.com.

Opt Out

If you would like to opt out of any communications from this site you can do so here: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

In Plain English

Blue Planet Green Living does not collect any personal data from visitors to the site. None. Period. And since we don’t have your data, we can’t sell it or give it away.

We do track visitor numbers in the aggregate, using StatCounter and Google Analytics. But we do not know who each person is. We don’t follow your habits. We don’t know your name. We have access only to data collected by these reputable companies, though we might at some time use others of equal integrity.

If you sign up as a user on Blue Planet Green Living, we do collect your email address. We absolutely will not sell or give away your name, email, or any other information to anyone. Period.

We may use your email address to invite you to opt in to a newsletter and/or special offerings. You may decline participation and to ask us to leave you alone. If you already know that you do not want to be contacted, please tell us now. Or, if you decide not to participate in a given newsletter or offer, just let us know; we will remove you as a user the minute we see the message.

Send your request to: Julia@blueplanetgreenliving.com. You’ll receive an email acknowledgment as soon as your request is received and processed.

More Important Legal Stuff

If you are a reader or contributor for Blue Planet Green Living, you acknowledge and agree to hold the owners, writers, staff, or volunteers harmless in the situations described below.

We can’t control what others do on their websites. When we link to a site, we do so at a time when the link is working well and the content is appropriate to our post. You acknowledge and agree that Blue Planet Green Energy, d.b.a Blue Planet Green Living, and its owners, staff, and volunteers are not are not responsible for the correctness, availability, or content of any kind provided on or through links to other websites or for references on Blue Planet Green Living to other companies. You agree that any inaccuracies, omissions, or fault of any kind is solely the responsibility of those third parties. You agree to hold us harmless for the availability, content, correctness, or functionality of external websites, services, and/or goods. You also agree not to hold us responsible or liable, either directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused or allegedly caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any information, content, services, or goods provided on or through other companies’ or individuals’ services.

We are human, and though we do our best to provide error-free content, we occasionally make mistakes. We reserve the right to correct such mistakes, including taking down a post or other work for any reason at all at our own discretion. You agree to hold us harmless for the result of whichever action we take. You agree that we are not liable for any harm or damages attributable to any content, links, comments, or other features on our website. If you use Blue Planet Green Living, you do so at your own risk.

We abide by the law. By submitting content for publication on this website, including comments or other material, you acknowledge and agree that the owners of Blue Planet Green Energy, d.b.a Blue Planet Green Living will comply with any and all subpoena(s) issued by a court or from a law enforcement or government agency requiring us to provide your name, username, IP address, IP location or other information, without seeking your consent or giving you prior notice.

You have limited recourse. Blue Planet Green Energy, d.b.a Blue Planet Green Living, and its owners, staff, and volunteers are not liable for consequential, special, incidental, indirect, exemplary, or punitive damages of any kind, including, without limitation, loss of business or data, loss of revenues or profits, related to this site in any way or for any loss, claim, or injury based on inaccuracies, omissions, errors, interruptions or other cause (including, without limitation, as a result of breach of any warranty or other term of these Terms and Conditions). You agree that any claim against Blue Planet Green Energy, d.b.a Blue Planet Green Living, shall be limited to the amount you paid, if any, for use of this website.

We publish in Iowa, and our site is governed by the laws of the United States of America and the State of Iowa. If you have any quarrel with us, the Blue Planet Green Living website, or products or services purchased on or through links from this website, you have to take your case through the courts of the State of Iowa. By submitting an article or artwork or comment for publication and/or by using the website in any other way, you give your consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and Iowa state courts to address your dispute. In other words, if you want to try to prove we have done you harm, you have to file any dispute against us in an Iowa court.

These policies are in effect as of January 19, 2013. They may be modified at any time without prior notice.