Privacy Policy

Last updated on December 1, 2010

Shift to CNG ("The Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coaltion," "we," or "us") respects your individual privacy and has put this Privacy Policy in place to communicate how we collect, store, and use your information. The policy is effective as of December 1, 2010, and applies to information collected through the web site www.shifttocng.com (the "Site"), and covers the following areas:

  • The personally identifiable information collected by Shift to CNG or by any third party through the Site;
  • Use of this information;
  • Sharing this information;
  • Choices that are available to you with respect to collection, use, and distribution of the information;
  • Security procedures in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of this information; and
  • Correcting any inaccuracies in the information.

 

Information Collection and Use

Shift to CNG may collect information from you on the Site in two different ways. First, we may collect anonymous, aggregate information (such as domain name or IP address). This type of information is never linked to any personally identifiable information and is only used in the aggregate to generate statistical reports about the use of the Site. Second, we may request the submission of certain personally identifiable information when you request certain information, use the services available on the Site, or register with us for various updates. You are not required to submit personally identifiable information, but you may not be able to access all services if you do not submit some information. For example, when you contact us by e-mail, we may collect your e-mail address and any other personally identifiable information you provide. Likewise, when you sign up for any subscription services, emails, or updates that are offered through the Site, we may collect and retain your name, address, city, country, telephone number, and/or e-mail address. We do not collect credit card or other financial information, and you should not send us credit card or financial information. We may also collect and retain other personally identifiable information that you voluntarily submit through the Site.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies store information about your use of a particular web site or service and are typically used to make services more convenient and personalized. We may use anonymous cookies called "session cookies" to measure traffic patterns to areas of the Site. Session cookies are created each time you visit the Site, and do not remain on your computer after you leave the Site. We may also use personalized cookies when you have registered with the Site to customize your user experience. Personalized cookies are linked to your personally identifiable information and remain on your computer after you leave our Site.

 

Personal Information of Children Under 13

Shift to CNG complies with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the FTC’s Rule interpreting COPPA (16 CFR § 512). This Site is not directed to children and we do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age through this Site.

 

Use of Your Personal Information

Shift to CNG does not sell, rent, or share customer information to or with any third party not affiliated with or Shift to CNG, or its licensor, except trusted third parties who provide services to us. Shift to CNG will never give or sell your personally identifiable information to be used for the purposes of sending you unsolicited commercial offers (such as spam) from any third party. We may need to contact you for purposes other than marketing. For example, we may need to contact you regarding the status of the Site, updates to this Privacy Policy, or respond to questions you pose. You may not opt-out of these kinds of communications.

 

Permission to Disclose

When you post personal information to publicly accessible areas within the Site, you are granting Shift to CNG permission to disclose such information to the public, both for commercial and non-commercial purposes. By posting any information, including without limitation comments, pictures, or videos, you voluntarily and without compensation authorize Shift to CNG to use that information in whatever manner Shift to CNG sees fit.

 

Use of Aggregate Information

We may store information that we collect through log files to create a profile of our users. Log files record internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser types, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the Site, track your movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Log file data is not linked to personally identifiable information. A profile may be stored detailing how individual customers use the Site. It is used solely for internal purposes, to help us improve the experience of users of the Site. We may share your profile with third parties who assist us in processing the information, analyzing aggregated information, and optimizing the Site.

 

Disclosure of Personal Information As Required By Law

We will disclose personally identifiable information when required by law, or if we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on us, (b) protect and defend our rights, or (c) protect the rights, property, and other interests of our users or others.

 

Links

This Site contains links to other web sites. Shift to CNG is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these other web sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by the Site.

 

Security

Shift to CNG takes commercially reasonable precautions to protect any personally identifiable information collected through the Site. However, given the nature of the Internet and the fact that network security measures are not infallible, we cannot guarantee the security of your information. When registering for access to a secure area of the Site, we may ask you to select a username and password. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. We will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Also, remember to sign out of the registered Site and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personally identifiable information and correspondence when accessing your computer.

 

Correcting, Updating, Deleting and Deactivating Personal Information

If your personally identifiable information changes, you may contact info@shifttocng.com to correct, update, or delete and deactivate our record of your personally identifiable information.

 

Notification of Changes

Shift to CNG may change or update this privacy policy from time to time. If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will post the changes here so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If, however, we propose to use your personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify you by posting a notice on this link, and by posting a notice on the Site. We will have no further obligation to notify you apart from posting the notice on the Site.