Privacy Policy

Global Green Pals™ is committed to protecting your personal information.  This statement explains our practices for this Website.  We gather only the information that we need to know to process an order, respond to an inquiry, reply to a posted story, or to send any requested information and to communicate with our customers.

IF YOU ARE UNDER 18, PLEASE READ THIS POLICY WITH YOUR PARENTS AND ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THINGS YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND. CHILDREN UNDER 13 SHOULD GET YOUR PARENT’S APPROVAL BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE AT ALL AND BEFORE GIVING OUT YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS OR ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO Global Green Pals™.

Global Green Pals™ values your family’s online privacy. Global Green Pals™  does not collect and store personal information online from children under the age of 13 without authorization from the child’s parent.  Parents can help to protect their child’s privacy by spending time online with their children and monitoring their online use.   Please help us protect your child’s privacy by instructing them never to provide personal information on this site or any other without your permission.

Does Global Green Pals™ collect any personal information about my child who is 13 or under?

Global Green Pals™ does not require anyone to share any personal information about themselves to use our website. There is no need to register with us.  We do not collect any personal information from your child or teenager unless it is voluntarily provided, for instance when telling your eco-story, or completing any online customer surveys.  Therefore, information may be sent to Global Green Pals that provides yours or your children’s ideas, questions, artwork or eco-stories. This information will not be treated as confidential or propriety. Therefore, do not send such information unless you are comfortable with Global Green Pals not treating it as confidential. We will be free to post and publish this information.

The personal information we ask for is usually first and last name, age, location (city, state and country) and e-mail address. This is separate from the information we ask for when ordering our products, outlined in next paragraph.

If a child indicates that he or she is under the age of 13, Global Green Pals will request that the child ask his or her parent to provide the an e-mail address. An e-mail will then be sent to the parent asking for consent to be given to Global Green Pals to use the child’s e-mail address to send specific information.

Does Global Green Pals™ collect any personal information from children under 13?

Except in limited circumstances, Global Green Pals™ does not collect personal information online from children under 13 without their parent’s consent. For some of our site’s special activities, we may ask your child to register by providing us with a “username” and their e-mail address. Your child will be encouraged to use a “username” that is not their own and that only they know. From time to time we may ask your child to make up a password so that only they can use the special areas of the site. With your verifiable consent, we may collect personal information from your child such as a last name, address or e-mail address when this information is necessary for a particular activity. If we need more than just your child’s name (or username) and e-mail address for your child to participate in a particular online activity, we will ask your child for your e-mail or mailing address so that we can notify you of your child’s request to participate and get your permission for your child to provide the information. When we ask for your permission, we will tell you what we will do with the information your child provides us, and we will tell you how you can review your child’s information and ask us to delete the information. We do not keep your (or your child’s) e-mail address unless you tell us it is okay.

We also might collect contact information where it is necessary to protect your child’s safety when they join in activities which in the future may include: Chat rooms, message boards or e-mail services.

What ordering information does Global Green Pals™ collect online?

We offer opportunities to purchase our products in our online store. Customers must be over the age of 18 with a valid credit card. Visitors under 18 cannot make purchases. When a customer places an order, we collect information associated with the transaction, which will include the customer’s name, email address, mailing address, billing address, phone number, product number, shipping address, and credit card information. We ask for this information so that we may fulfill the order request. We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect credit card data during transmission to our website, and adopt careful internal procedures to safeguard this information in our system.

When a customer places an order online, we will send an e-mail message confirming the purchase. We may also send an occasional e-mail featuring a special promotion or product that may be of interest to customers. Any customer who prefers not to receive an online order confirmation or promotional e-mail should indicate this preference on the online store order form. If you do receive an e-mail from us that you would rather not receive, simply email us and write “unsubscribe” in the subject line.

Does Global Green Pals™ share information about me / my child with others?

If you consent, Global Green Pals™ may provide your information to outside companies that offer products or services that may be of interest, and if your teenager 13 or older consents, we may likewise provide their information. Except as described in this policy, we never share personal information that we receive online from children under 13 with other companies outside Global Green Pals. We will remove your name from the list we provide to outside companies if you just e-mail us at  info@globalgreenpals.cominfo@globalgreenpals.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us at 219-512-9644, and we will do the same for your teenager’s name if they request removal.

How does Global Green Pals™ use cookies?

A “cookie” is a small file that we save on your computer’s hard drive that contains non-personal information. Our cookies help to give you faster access to pages you have already visited; they allow you to personalize your pages; and they help you to participate in some activities or events on the site. If you leave the site and then return, cookies will tell us what things you have already collected so that you do not have to start all over again. We also use cookies to help us figure out how many people visit our sites, which of our web pages they stop at and how long they stay there and shows us where our service might need to be improved. For administrative purposes, we collect IP addresses, which is the automatic number assigned to your computer when you surf the web. The IP address allows us to count total number of “hits” on our sites; however, your IP address and cookie is not connected to any personally identifiable or online contact information like a name and address, so you and your family remain anonymous.

Does Global Green Pals™ ever collect personal information without consent?

Cookies do not contain any personal information about a specific user. We do not use cookies or other non-consensual methods to take personally identifiable or online contact information about you or your family off of your computer. Cookies are also not used to collect information specifically about you or your family for sharing with third parties.

What Protection Do You Have If You Click On A Link to Another Website?

Global Green Pals may have links to third party websites, including 1% for the Planet and others. While other websites have their own appropriate privacy policies, Global Green Pals is not responsible for those privacy policies of websites operated by third parties. Global Green Pals asks that you review the privacy policy of any such third party website and ensure that you are comfortable with their privacy policy.

Will Global Green Pals Ever Change This Privacy Policy?

Yes.  From time to time, Global Green Pals may add to, delete from or otherwise modify terms in this privacy policy. As you continue to use this website, please review this policy to ensure that you have the most updated information.

Thank you for reading our privacy statement and terms of service. We hope you have a better understanding of the many activities offered on our website and the ways in which we are committed to safeguarding online privacy. Remember once again that we may change our policy from time to time. When this happens we will notify you of the new policy by posting it online.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please contact us at Global Green Pals Customer Relations, P.O. Box 1044, Schererville, IN 46375, or email us at  info@globalgreenpals.cominfo@globalgreenpals.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 219-512-9644.

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