Privacy Policy

At Green Lodging News we take your privacy very seriously. Because of this we want to provide you with explicit information on how we collect, gather, and identify information during your visit to our site. This information may be expanded or updated as we change or develop our site. If you have questions or concerns about privacy information, please review this policy from time to time prior to using the site so that you will be apprised of any changes to our policies. Your continued use of this site signifies your acceptance of our terms of use and privacy policy.

Green Lodging News does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals who visit our site except when the information is specifically provided on a voluntary basis. Such instances where personally identifiable information may be gathered include but are not limited to users’ voluntary submissions, e-mail newsletter signup forms, any and all other forms contained and/or supplied to users on this site, contest or sweepstakes registration, the registration for subscription sites or services and in connection with content submissions, community postings (e.g., blogs, chat and bulletin boards), suggestions, voting/polling activities and transactional areas.

Personally identifiable information on individual users will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection. The user will have the opportunity to indicate whether he or she would like to “opt out” of receiving promotional and/or marketing information about other products, services and offerings from Green Lodging News and/or any third parties. The Green Lodging Newsletter is an opt in/opt out newsletter and subscribers may opt out by using the opt out link at the end of every newsletter. To opt out of any activities including but not limited to promotional and/or e-mail contact please send an e-mail to greenlodgingnews@aol.com and place “I opt out” in the subject line. Further, notwithstanding any opt out of promotional information by the user, Green Lodging News reserves the right to contact a subscriber regarding account status, changes to the subscriber agreement and other matters relevant to the underlying service and/or the information collected.

Green Lodging News will perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of our site. We will also inform advertisers of such information as well as the number of users that have been exposed to or clicked on their advertising banners. Only aggregated data from these analyses will be provided to third parties. Green Lodging News may sometimes permit third parties to offer subscription and/or registration-based services through our site. Green Lodging News is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties if a user decides to subscribe or register on those sites and users should check the applicable privacy policy when providing personally identifiable information to third parties.

Users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., user name, e-mail address) on any current or future bulletin boards, blogs, or in any current or future chat areas on our site, that information and any substantive information disclosed in the communication can be collected and used by third parties. This could result in unsolicited messages from others who post on our site and are beyond the control of Green Lodging News.

Users may always “opt out” of further promotional contacts at any time. Upon request, Green Lodging News will take reasonable efforts to delete a user’s personal information from its database. It may be impossible to delete a user’s entry without some residual information because of backups and records of deletions.

Due to the design of the Internet and other factors outside of our control, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by unaffiliated third parties.

Your computer and/or Internet browser offers so-called “cookies” which store small amounts of data on your computer after you visit a Web site. Green Lodging News uses cookies to assist us in tracking which of our features you like best and other information for marketing and site improvement purposes. When you revisit our site, cookies enable us to customize our content according to your preferences. The cookies that Green Lodging News uses do not tell us anything about you personally unless you specifically provide us with additional information. Our Web site is viewable even if you disable the cookie function within your Web browser. However, some advanced features on our site use cookies to assist in their operation and therefore disabling cookies may affect your ability to use those features.

Some of the advertisements and links displayed in our site are provided by third parties. These ads may or may not contain cookies. While we use cookies in other parts of our Web site, our advertisers may collect cookies associated with their ads and we do not have access to this information.

This Web site may contain content, services, advertising and other materials that link to Web sites operated by third parties. Please be aware that Green Lodging News is not responsible for the privacy practices of other such entities. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.

Green Lodging News reserves the right to change this policy at any time and will notify users of the existence of a new privacy statement. This statement and the policies outlined here are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party. Your use of this site and/or any related site owned and/or operated by Green Lodging News and/or its affiliates, divisions or agents covered by this policy statement constitutes your acceptance of all of the terms and conditions contained in this privacy policy and our terms of use and further constitutes your acceptance and consent to any action we take with respect to your information as set forth in this privacy policy and any amendments to said policy as may occur from time to time.

The foregoing policy statement applies solely to information collected and/or gathered by Green Lodging News and not any third parties, advertisers, or other entities and the above referenced policies are effective as of June 1, 2006.

Disclaimer

Green Lodging News is provided to you at no cost, “as is.” All efforts will be used to maintain the site but you should not assume that it is error-free or is suitable for the particular purpose that you intended when gaining access to the site. Green Lodging News is not responsible for the results of any defects that may be found to exist in the site or any lost profits or other consequential damages that may result from such defects.

Green Lodging News may link to and/or use a search engine that refers users to sites and information located worldwide throughout the Internet. Because Green Lodging News has no control over such sites and information, it makes no guaranties as to those sites and information, including: (1) the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of the search results, or (2) whether the search may locate any unintended and objectionable content.

Because some of the content on the Internet consists of material that is adult-oriented or otherwise objectionable to some people, the results of your search may automatically and unintentionally generate links or references to objectionable material. Green Lodging News can make no claim that such results will not occur. Search technology does not give results limited to only the hits that were sought. There may be extraneous hits as well.

Governing Law

By use of this site you agree that these terms of service and privacy policy agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Ohio.

Section Titles

The headings herein are inserted as a matter of convenience only and do not define, limit or describe the scope of the privacy policy or terms of use or the intent of the provisions hereof.

Binding Provisions

This agreement is binding upon, and inures to the benefit of, all parties that access this Web site and their respective heirs, executors, administrators, personal and legal representatives, successors, and permitted assigns.

Jurisdiction and Venue

Any suit involving any dispute or matter arising under the terms of use, submission issues, advertising issues, payment issues, privacy policy or any other issue or matter concerning this Web site may only be brought in the courts of the State of Ohio, Cuyahoga County, or such other county where Green Lodging News may relocate its principal place of business. By accessing this site, all parties hereby consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction by any such court with respect to any such proceeding.

Terms

Common nouns and pronouns shall be deemed to refer to the masculine, feminine, neuter, singular, and plural, as the identity of the person may in the context require.

Severability of Provisions:

Each provision of these terms of use and/or privacy policy shall be considered severable; and if, for any reason, any provision or provisions herein are determined to be invalid and contrary to any existing or future law, such invalidity shall not impair the operation of or affect those portions of the terms of use or privacy policy, which are valid.

Automatic Amendment

In the event that any of the afore referenced terms of use or privacy policy are in conflict with any Federal or State statute or rule, the terms of use and/or privacy policy shall be automatically amended to the extent necessary to conform to such statute or rule.

Force Majeure

Green Lodging News will not be required to perform, and will not be liable for failure to perform, its obligations, if any, set forth on the terms of use and/or policy statement that it is unable to perform due to causes which are outside of the control of Green Lodging News and could not be avoided by exercise of due care by Green Lodging News. Such causes, if creating an inability to perform obligations under this contract, may include but are not limited to riot, civil disorder, epidemic, fire, or violence of nature. In the event that Green Lodging News is unable to perform its obligations as a result of the causes referenced herein, Green Lodging News shall take reasonable steps to notify any other party of such cause and Green Lodging News’ inability to perform its obligations, as soon as reasonably practicable.

Notice

Except for notices and/or opt out provisions that shall be sent to e-mail addresses identified above and/or as set forth on any electronic newsletters. All notice or official correspondence shall be sent to:

Green Lodging News
7438 Gunn Hwy.
Tampa, FL  33625


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