Sustainable Pulse is founded on the principles of helping people to discover new information about sustainability through sharing information with one another. Sustainable Pulse knows that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy very seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy. By visiting the Sustainable Pulse website, you are accepting the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy covers Sustainable Pulse’s treatment of personal information that Sustainable Pulse gathers when you are on the Sustainable Pulse website. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Sustainable Pulse does not own or control.

Information Collected by Sustainable Pulse

We only collect personal information that is relevant to the purpose of our website, which is to enable users to discover and share information with one another. This information allows us to provide you with a customized and efficient experience. We do not process this information in a way that is incompatible with this objective. We collect the following types of information from our users:

Information You Provide to Us:  We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features.

Registration: In order for you to use Sustainable Pulse services, such as submitting new news to the website, you must complete a registration form. As part of this registration form, we require select personal information (including your full name, city, state and e-mail address).

User Profile: To allow you to express yourself beyond just the information collected during registration we enable you to provide additional information, such as a bio, favourite URLs, and instant messaging IDs. In addition, you may choose to include photos of yourself in your profile. As indicated below, in the section titled “Sharing Your Information”, you can control how your information is displayed and used.

Automatic Information:  We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. Sustainable Pulse receives and records certain “traffic data” on their server logs from your browser including your IP address, Sustainable Pulse cookie information, and the page you requested. Sustainable Pulse uses this traffic data to help diagnose problems with its servers, analyse trends and administer the website.

Sustainable Pulse may collect and, on any page, display the total counts that page has been viewed. This includes User Profile pages.

E-mail Communications

Sustainable Pulse is very concerned about your privacy and we will never provide your email address to a third party without your explicit permission, as detailed in the “Sharing Your Information” section below. Sustainable Pulse may send out e-mails with Sustainable Pulse related news, products, offers, surveys or promotions. You may also receive notification e-mails from Sustainable Pulse, which inform you of actions (e.g. contact requests) that have been performed on the site.

Keeping Information Secure

Your Sustainable Pulse account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. Protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by logging off once you have finished using a shared computer.

Only employees who need personal information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to it. All of our employees are kept up to date on our privacy and security practices.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Sustainable Pulse may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, at its sole discretion. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the Sustainable Pulse website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances if any, it is disclosed.

Conditions of Use

If you decide to visit the Sustainable Pulse website, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy.

Effective Date of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 1, 2012.