At The Earth Awards, your privacy is of critical importance to us. That’s why we follow these fundamental principles:
We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our competition, or protect our rights.
We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of the competition.
We respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The Earth Awards website choose to interact with The Earth Awards in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Earth Awards gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who register with The Earth Awards to provide a username and email address. In any case, The Earth Awards collects personally-identifying information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Earth Awards. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Earth Awards discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Earth Awards’ behalf or to provide services available at The Earth Awards’ website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Earth Awards website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Earth Awards will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Earth Awards discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when The Earth Awards believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Earth Awards, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of The Earth Awards website or have subscribed to our RSS feed, and have supplied your email address, The Earth Awards may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, encourage you to complete your submission, notify finalists and winners, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on at The Earth Awards. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. We ask you to remember that any information you choose to post publicly (comments, photos, videos) on this site is, of course, public. The Earth Awards takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.