Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting www.myinchoftheearth.com (our "Site"). This Site is made available by TerraYebo, Inc. ("TerraYebo") as a service to you. As used in this Privacy Statement, the terms "our," "we," and "us" refer to TerraYebo, its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives, unless the context clearly provides otherwise.

We appreciate the opportunity to interact with you on the Internet and are committed to protecting and safeguarding your privacy. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to inform you about the types of information we might collect about you when you visit our Site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, that information.

What Information We Collect and How We Use It

Any information we collect on our Site generally falls into the following three categories:

1. Personally Identifiable Information
This refers to information that lets us know who you are or things specifically about you.

  1. Registration
    When you register to become an authorized user on the Site, enjoying full access to the services available on our Site, we will collect “Personally Identifiable Information” (such as name, zip code, email address, age, gender, and related interests information). This Personally Identifiable Information is securely stored and may be accessed by you under the “My Profile” functionality on the home page. You have your own unique username and you select your own password – both are needed to enter the Site and to access your profile information.
  2. Orders and Transactions
    When you initiate a transaction through the Site, we collect Personally Identifiable Information necessary to complete the transaction (such as name, contact and billing information, credit card, and other transaction information). We use this information to execute your order, process payment, and to communicate with you about the status of your transaction.
  3. Credit Card Storage
    Third party credit card payment processors, including WePay, Inc., are used for all payments related to use of the Site. The Site does not retain any credit card information from its users. Users seeking to engage in payment transactions related to the Site must utilize the specified third party credit card payment processors that will collect and process credit card information subject to their own terms and conditions.
  4. Surveys and Promotions
    From time to time you may voluntarily provide Personally Identifiable Information to complete surveys and questionnaires or to participate in user polls. We use this information to improve our Site. We may also use your Personally Identifiable Information to provide you information that coincides with your preferences.

2. Aggregate Information
This refers to information that does not, by itself, identify you as a specific individual. Such information would include the Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") of the website that referred you to our Site, your Internet Protocol ("IP") address (a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you connect to the Internet), your operating system and browser type, and any search terms that you enter on our Site. Our web server may aggregate this information in order to monitor the level of activity on our Site, evaluate its effectiveness, and improve the content of our Site in order to make your visit an easy and enjoyable experience.
We may collect, compile, store, publish, promote, report, or otherwise disclose or use any Aggregate Information, provided that such information does not personally identify you. We do not correlate any Personally Identifiable Information with the Aggregate Information that we collect on our Site. If we do correlate any Aggregate Information to you, it will be protected like any other Personally Identifiable Information under this Privacy Statement.

3. Voluntarily Contributed User Information
When Site users acquire their “inch of the earth”, they are able to share information and materials that they select regarding their inch of the earth. We may use this information as provided in the Site Terms of Use agreement.

How We Use Collected Information
When you provide us with your Personally Identifiable Information, we may use such information for a number of purposes, including:

  1. To facilitate communication between TerraYebo and you including, without limitation, responding to your questions or comments, sending emails concerning our Site, or to contact you for feedback regarding us, advertisers or business partners;
  2. To administer your account, process donations, provide products or services to you and for TerraYebo marketing and promotional activities;
  3. To provide a report to an organization to whom you have made a donation;
  4. To provide a report to our advertisers or business partners that tells them who responded to a particular offer or to facilitate the fulfillment of a transaction that you have completed with an advertiser or business partner;
  5. To provide you with important functionality changes to the Site, new TerraYebo services and special offers from TerraYebo and reputable third parties that we think you will find valuable;
  6. To customize, analyze, adjust and improve the Site to meet our advertisers' or business partners' needs and expectations; and
  7. To enforce our agreements with you, prevent fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities, for other legally permissible purposes and generally to ensure that we comply with applicable laws.

Sharing Your Information
Except as disclosed in this Privacy Statement, we do not sell trade, rent, or otherwise retransmit any Personally Identifiable Information we collect online unless we have your permission. Any Personally Identifiable Information you provide to us will be stored in our databases in the United States.

1. Users
To assure the highest level of personal service, we may share Personally Identifiable Information about you (excluding credit card information) with partner organizations who assist us in providing the services of the Site, including, but not limited to, WePay, Inc., and the organizations that receive your donations. All are committed to making sure you are pleased with the services of the Site, have been required to agree not to share your information with any non-affiliated third parties, and are obligated to observe the intent of this Privacy Statement.

2. General
We may share Personally Identifiable Information you provide online with other TerraYebo-related entities and/or trusted business partners with whom we collaborate. Where we engage non-affiliated third-party agents or contractors, we require them also to observe the intent of this Privacy Statement.

From time to time, we may be required to provide Personally Identifiable Information in response to court order, subpoena, or government investigation. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful. We may release Personally Identifiable Information when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to enforce or apply our Terms of Use or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others and ourselves.

Should TerraYebo or its related entities merge with or be acquired by another business entity, or its respective assets be acquired, you should expect that we would share some or all of your Personally Identifiable Information to companies assuming the role of serving you and other users of our Site.

Your Choices
We secure your permission first. We will not use or share the Personally Identifiable Information collected on our Site in ways that are unrelated to the purpose for which you provided the information, including those described above, without providing you with an option to opt out of such unrelated uses.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information
We take reasonable measures to ensure that any Personally Identifiable Information we collect on our Site is accurate, current, complete, and reliable for its intended use. If you wish to update or otherwise correct Personally Identifiable Information you have provided to us, you may edit your information online using the “My Profile” functionality on the home page.

Protecting Your Information
We acknowledge your trust and are committed to take reasonable steps to protect Personally Identifiable Information you provide online from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access. We employ physical, electronic, and managerial processes to safeguard and secure your information.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure. As a result, while TerraYebo strives to protect your information, it cannot ensure or warrant the security of any content you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. In the event of a breach of the confidentiality or security of your personal information, TerraYebo will notify you as necessary so you can take appropriate protective steps. Unless you indicate otherwise, we may notify you under such circumstances using the email address you provided to us when you registered with the Site.

It is your responsibility to safeguard the password you use to access our Site, and to promptly advise TerraYebo if you ever suspect that your password has been compromised. We strongly encourage you to change your password regularly to prevent unauthorized access.

Use of Cookies on This Site

A "cookie" is a small data file transferred to your computer's hard drive that allows a website to respond to you as an individual, gathering and remembering information about your preferences in order to tailor its operation to your needs, likes, and dislikes. Overall, cookies are safe, as they only identify your computer to customize your web experience. Accepting a cookie does not provide us access to your computer or any Personally Identifiable Information about you, other than the information you choose to share. Other servers cannot read them, nor can they be used to deliver a virus.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually adjust yours (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Other) to notify you of cookie placement requests, refuse certain cookies, or decline cookies completely. If you turn off cookies completely, there may be some website features that will not be available to you, and some web pages may not display properly.

To support the personalized features of our Site we may send a cookie to your computer's hard drive and/or use cookie-based authentication to identify you as a registered Site user. We do not, however, use so-called "surveillance" cookies that track your activity elsewhere on the web.

Use of Active-X and JAVA Applets on This Site

Active-X programs and JAVA applets are executable programs that can be transferred to your computer's hard drive to cause your computer to perform functions in connection with your visit to a website. Our Site does not transfer any Active-X programs or Java Applets to your computer's hard drive.

Use of Third-party Media and Research Companies
Our Site may run limited third-party ads only for those partners with whom we link. We do not, however, use third-party media and research companies to place ads for us on other parties' websites.

Links to Other Websites

Links to third-party websites may be provided solely for your information and convenience, or to provide additional information through our partners. If you use these links, you may or may not leave our Site. This Privacy Statement does not cover the information practices of those websites linked to our Site even if they appear in a portion of our Site, nor do we control their content or privacy policies. We suggest that you carefully review the privacy policies of each site you visit.

Any links to other websites are provided as merely a convenience to you. TerraYebo has not reviewed all of these other websites, has no responsibility for the content of such other websites and shall not be liable for any damages or injury arising from the content from these other websites.

You understand that, except for information, products or services clearly identified as being supplied by TerraYebo, we do not operate, control or endorse any information, products or services on the Internet in any way. TerraYebo does not endorse or make any representations about these other websites, or any information or other products or materials found on these other websites, or any results that may be obtained from using these other websites. If you decide to access any of these other websites linked to this Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.

Children's Privacy Protection

We take special care to protect the privacy needs of children and encourage parents to be an active participant in their child's online activities. Our Site does not target and is not intended for children under the age of 13, and we will not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from them. If we discover personal data from a child through our Site, we will eliminate that data.

Users From Outside the United States
The Site is hosted in the United States and is governed by United States law. If you are visiting the Site from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using the Site, you consent to your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Statement.

Changes to This Statement

Any updates or changes to the terms of this Privacy Statement will be posted here on our Site and the date of the newest version posted below. Please check back frequently, especially before you submit any Personally Identifiable Information at our Site, to see if this Privacy Statement has changed. By using our Site, you acknowledge acceptance of this Privacy Statement in effect at the time of use.

Contact Us

If you have any concerns about our use of your information or about this Privacy Statement, please use the "Contact Us" form. We will make every reasonable effort to address your concerns and remedy any problems you bring to our attention.

April 15th, 2013
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