The Green Torch LLC ("The Green Torch") operates thegreentorch.com and may operate other websites. It is The Green Torch’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, The Green Torch collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Green Torch’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Green Torch’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Green Torch may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
The Green Torch also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on thegreentorch.com blogs/sites. The Green Torch only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The Green Torch’s websites choose to interact with The Green Torch in ways that require The Green Torch to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Green Torch gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at thegreentorch.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with The Green Torch are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The Green Torch collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Green Torch. The Green Torch does 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.
The Green Torch may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. The Green Torch may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Green Torch does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Green Torch 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 Green Torch’s behalf or to provide services available at The Green Torch’s websites, 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 Green Torch’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Green Torch 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 Green Torch discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Green Torch believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Green Torch, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an The Green Torch website and have supplied your email address, The Green Torch may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Green Torch and our products. If you send us a request (for example via 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. The Green Torch takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If The Green Torch, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Green Torch goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of The Green Torch may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
The information provided on thegreentorch.com ("the Site") by The Green Torch is for general guidance only. All information on the Site is provided solely for informational purposes; however we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy or reliability of any information or content on the Site.
The Green Torch shall not have any liability to you for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the information provided on the Site. Your use of the Site and your reliance on any information found at thegreentorch.com is at your own risk. While we attempt to ensure that the information found in the Site is accurate, under no circumstance shall The Green Torch be held responsible for any errors or omissions resulting from the use of the Site. The Site cannot and does not contain professional advice. The information is provided for general informational and educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. We encourage you to consult with the professionals at The Green Torch in Waltham, MA before taking action based on any information provided by the Site.
External Links Disclaimer
The Site may contain outbound links to other websites belonging to or originating from third party websites. Such external links are not checked for accuracy or reliability by The Green Torch. Under no circumstance shall The Green Torch be held responsible for the loss or damage occurring as a result of misinformation provided by a third party, or as a result of interacting with or purchasing from said third party.