ecotreasures privacy policies
(As amended on December 28, 2022)
You have reached ecotreasures.com Privacy Policies.
For purposes of these Privacy Policies, the term “Website” refers to the ecotreasures.com website, a travel, tourism and entertainment information services website application featuring an online non-downloadable magazine application, online directories, other information resources, and related applications. This Website is owned and operated by Intrepid Mesh, LLC, a limited liability company organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, (hereinafter referred to as “Website Operator” or “we” or “our”).
The purpose of these Privacy Policies is to let Website users (hereinafter referred to as “you”) know about what type of information this Website and its Website Operator may collect when you use or browse this Website and its related services and applications, why we collect it, and what we do with such information.
In order to access the Website or use any of its features, currently you do not have to create a Website’s member account. So, the Website does not provide a Website’s membership registration form or functionality. Also, you do not need to sign in or log in through a third-party account to access the Website per se.
Collection of Information
In order to provide the services offered through the Website, we collect the following:
Information we receive due to your use of our services- We automatically collect information about the services that you use on our Website and how you use them, such as when you are browsing and interacting with the content and ads published on our Website, or watching a video hosted on a third-party application, as applicable.
For purposes of the implementation of the Website and to provide the related services, we may collect session data, including your IP address, Web browser software, and referring website. We also may collect information about your online activity, such as content viewed, pages visited, and searches. We may keep some of this type of information for purposes of gaining insights about user behavior on our Website.
Any time you write something on our Website to use some of our current or future services, you are providing such information to us. For instance, you may provide your email address to receive a newsletter, as applicable. As a result, we collect and manage such information to provide our services, as applicable.
Cookies are small text files that may be placed on your computer or device in order to: (i) remember your username or any preferences that may have been set while your browser was visiting our site, and (ii) collect information about the pages you view and how you interact on our Website. The cookies transmit the information collected to the Website's computers and servers.
We allow some third-parties vendors or providers to collect information about your online activities through cookies and other technologies. Therefore, these third parties may collect information when you view or interact with the Website. For example, we use analytics applications, which mainly are provided by third parties, to help us analyze the traffic to our Website and applications. As we use analytics to know how you interact with our Website (e.g.: pages and content viewed), the third parties that may provide analytics service collect some information regarding your use of the Website.
You have the option of setting your Web browser to prevent it from accepting new cookies, to warn you about attempts to place cookies on your computer, or to limit the type of cookies you want to allow. Please note that if you refuse to accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our site.
Your web browser may transmit a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) signal to our Website and other websites. Due to differences in web browsers’ default settings and how browsers incorporate DNT signals, sometimes it may be unclear to website operators whether site visitors have selected the DNT setting themselves, or whether they are aware that they have a choice in determining the setting. Currently, we do not respond to DNT signals. You have the option of not accessing the Website.
In general, we may use the information we collect about you for the following general purposes: (i) implement the Website, (ii) to communicate with you to provide the Website’s newsletter that you may have subscribed to, or to notify you information, as applicable; (iii) to measure interest in the Website and improve our services and Website; (iv) to enforce the Website’s Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement; and/or (v) as otherwise described to you at the point of collection of other information.
The Sharing of your Information
We may share your information with the following entities:
(a) Third-parties vendors or providers, who may provide services or functions for purposes of the Website, including, but not limited to, Website or business analytics, Website management, servers, customer service, email delivery services, marketing, public relations, and fraud prevention. We may also authorize third-party vendors or providers to collect information on our behalf, including, for example, as necessary to operate features of our Website or to facilitate the delivery of online advertising. Third-party vendors or providers have access to and may collect information only as needed to perform their services or functions.
For purposes of implementation of some Website services, we may combine personal information from one service with information, including personal information, from other third-party services such as the third party that may provide email delivery services.
We may process personal information on third-party servers which may be in the United States of America or other countries. Thus, we may process your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live.
We also may share your information if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such disclosure is necessary, for any of the following:
(i) To comply with legitimate and enforceable subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; to establish or exercise our legal rights or to defend against any legal claim; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we reserve the right to raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
(ii) To investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of Intrepid Mesh, LLC or any successors-in-interest or others; and in connection with the Website’s Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement and other agreements.
(iii) In connection with corporate transactions, including, but not limited to, a merger, consolidation, asset sale, divestiture, or bankruptcy.
We also may share aggregate or anonymous information with third parties, including advertisers and investors. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors our Website receives, and analytics about pages browsed. This information does not contain any of your personal information, and is used to develop content and improve our services.
Your Access to Social Media Services
It is your option whether to press or not certain social media icon buttons (plug-in buttons) shown on the Website (e.g.: Facebook Like and Facebook Share icons, and Facebook Page icon to connect to ecotreasures page on Facebook Platform). If while accessing the Website you are connected to a third-party social media account which plug-ins have been added to the Website and you decide to press such social media icon buttons, you will navigate away from the Website and access the corresponding third-party social media web application through your social media account, if any. If you do so, you will be sharing information to the applicable third-party social media site. The information you share with these social media sites are governed by their privacy policies. We do not have control on how these sites use your information.
If you do not want to access your social media account through the corresponding icon buttons shown on the Website, you do not have to do so. Also, you may check the corresponding third-party social media web applications’ privacy settings to turn off your corresponding social media account’s integration with other applications and websites, and follow the third-party social media application’s instructions to do so.
For instance, you may turn off your Facebook account's integration with applications and websites by doing the following:
(1) Click your profile picture in the top right of Facebook,
(2) Select Settings & privacy, then click Settings,
(3) Click Security and login in the left menu,
(4) Click Apps and Websites in the left menu,
(5) Scroll down to Preferences, then next to Apps, websites and games, click Turn Off.
If accessing Facebook from classic mobile browser:
(1) Tap the menu icon in the top right of Facebook,
(2) Scroll down and tap Settings,
(3) Select Permissions section and tap Apps and Websites,
(4) Select Apps, Websites and Games, and tap Edit,
(5) Tap Turn Off.
If accessing Facebook from updated mobile browser:
(1) Tap the menu icon in the top right of Facebook,
(2) Scroll down and tap Settings,
(3) Select Security section and tap Apps and Websites,
(4) Tap Edit next to Apps, Websites and Games, and then tap Turn Off.
(Source of the above Facebook Platform's instructions: Retrieved through desktop and mobile web browsers on December 27, 2022 from https://www.facebook.com/help/211829542181913/?helpref=related_articles )
You may browse facebook.com to check from time to time updates on Facebook Platform’s instructions on how to turn off your Facebook account's integration with applications and websites.
If you use your Facebook account’s settings to turn off Facebook’s integration with other applications and websites, you may not be able to fully interact with Facebook Like and Facebook Share buttons shown on the Website as well as with the Facebook icon that connects with ecotreasures page on Facebook web application.
The above Facebook Platform’s instructions are provided herein solely as reference and informational purposes. Nothing provided in these Privacy Policies shall be interpreted as endorsement or sponsorship by Meta or Facebook Platform’s owners in regards to the Website or us. Nothing provided in these Privacy Policies shall be interpreted as a partnership between us and Meta or Facebook Platform’s owners.
Your Update to your Contact Information
We take reasonable steps to ensure that your information is relevant to its intended use and complete. You can update your email address given for purposes of newsletter subscription by sending us an email to the email address shown on the “contact us” page, by clicking the corresponding link at the bottom of our Website page. We may retain certain information associated with your email addresses in our archives, including for analytical purposes and for recordkeeping integrity, backups, fraud prevention, dispute resolution, investigations, and compliance with legal requirements and any other business purposes.
Your Choices in relation to the Collection and Use of Some Information
As discussed above, you can choose not to provide us with personal information on the Website’s data-manual entry fields as these are optional. If you subscribe to the Website’s email newsletter, you may unsubscribe from receiving the newsletter promotional messages by sending an email to the email address shown on the Website’s “contact us” page, which is accessible by clicking the corresponding link at the bottom of our Website page.
You may prevent your browser from accepting new cookies or set it so that the browser notifies you when you receive a new cookie, or disable some cookies. However, if you refuse to accept cookies from our Website, you may not be able to access portions of our site.
What We do to Protect your Information
We want you to feel confident about using our Website, and we are committed to protecting the information we collect. While no website can guarantee security, we have implemented appropriate administrative and technical measures to help protect the personal information you provide to us. In regards to our staff, only authorized persons are permitted to access your personal information, and they only may do so for authorized business functions. In addition, we use encryption when transmitting your personal information between your system and ours, and between our system and those of third parties with whom we share sensitive information. The Website’s hosting vendor or provider offers the service to implement firewalls and intrusion detection systems to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your information.
Our Website is a general audience site and does not offer services targeted to children under age 13. Even if some of our content includes information about activities or recreations available for kids under age 13, such content is not targeted to or intended to be read by children under age 13. Rather, that content may be read by parents to get knowledge of activities and recreations that they may plan for their kids under age 13. Should an individual whom we know to be a child under age 13 send personal information to us, we will delete or destroy such information as soon as reasonably possible.
If any part of our Website links you to other websites, those external websites do not operate under our Privacy Policies. We recommend that you examine the privacy statements posted on those other websites to understand their procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information.
Visiting our Website from outside the United States
If you are visiting our Website from outside the United States of America, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States or other countries where our servers may be located and our central database may be operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, but we do take steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using our services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities, the servers and those third parties with whom we share it as described in these Privacy Policies.
If you have questions about our Privacy Policies, you may contact us by sending an email to the email address provided on the Website’s “contact us” page, which is accessible by clicking a link available at the bottom of the Website page.
We reserve the right to and may change or modify these Privacy Policies in the future. In that event, we will publish the date of the posting of the modification. Any amendments to the Privacy Policies will take effect upon their posting. You have the option of checking our Privacy Policies from time to time to review the most current version. Our Privacy Policies are available by clicking the corresponding link at the bottom of the Website page.
This revised Privacy Policies posting date: December 28, 2022
Note: The Website’s original Privacy Policies were published on February 13, 2016. The first amendment to these Privacy Policies was published on December 27, 2022.