Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our home page and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
This privacy statement covers the site https://www.USA-Green-Card.com. Because this website wants to demonstrate its commitment to our users' privacy, it has agreed to disclose its information practices and have its privacy practices.
If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, they should contact the USA Green Card privacy team by email at privacy@USA-Green-Card.com.
USA Green Card is the sole owner of the information collected on https://www.USA-Green-Card.com. USA Green Card collects information from our users at several different points on our website.
In order to use many features of this website, a user must complete a registration (application) form. During registration a user is required to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this information to contact the user about services on our site for which s/he has expressed interest. Users are provided with unique identifiers (such as user name and password) in order to provide a more personalized experience on our site.
We request information from the user on our registration (application) forms. A user must provide contact information (such as name, email, and address) and financial information (such as credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer's orders. If we have trouble processing an order, the information is used to contact the user.
Information collected from users of the website can be used for several purposes: to fulfill orders (registration requests), to notify users of important news and developments relating to the programs and services we offer, and to collect aggregate statistics of our users' use of the website.
We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, clear gifs, and/or third parties to create a profile of our users. A profile is stored information that we keep on individual users that details their viewing preferences. Consequently, collected information is tied to the users' personally identifiable information to provide offers and improve the content of the site for users. This profile is used to tailor a user's visit to our website, and to direct pertinent marketing promotions to them. We do not share your profile with third parties.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user's hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions.
By setting a cookie on our site, users' experience while using our website is greatly enhanced. For example, you would only have to enter registration information once, thereby saving time while on our site. If users reject the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. Persistent cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. See the "Profile" section.
The website does not display any third-party ads.
Like most standard website servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are tied to personally identifiable information to enable our Web-based service. See the "Profile" section.
We employ a software technology called clear gifs, that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users. The main difference between the two is that clear gifs are invisible on the page and are much smaller, about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Clear gifs are tied to users' personally identifiable information.
In addition, we use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by the recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If users would like to opt-out of these emails, please see the Choice/Opt-out section.
We send all new applicants a welcoming email to verify password and username. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see the Choice/Opt-out section.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our mailing list, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Out of respect for our users privacy we provide a way to opt-out of these communications. Please see the Choice/Opt-out section.
On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.
We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone, in accordance with the users' wishes.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website. A full disclosure legal disclaimer is available.
We do not share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. Furthermore, this is not linked to any personally identifiable information.
USA Green Card does not share website usage information about users with third-parties.
We use an outside credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. This company does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
We do not partner with third-parties to provide specific services.
In the event USA Green Card goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users' personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. Users will be notified via a prominent notice on our website for 30 days prior to a change of ownership or control of their personal information. If as a result of the business transition, the users' personally identifiable information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection they will be given choice consistent with our notification of changes section.
Our users are given the opportunity to "opt-out" of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for information. For example, our registration (application) form has an "opt-out" mechanism so users who buy a service or product from us, but don't want any marketing material, can keep their email address off of our lists.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications may opt-out of receiving these communications. Users can opt-out by responding to any email communication sent by USA Green Card with the text "delist" in the subject line.
Users of our site will always be notified if their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that might require an outside party.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, USA Green Card, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the USA Green Card website.
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and email address), and demographic information (such as country of birth). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. Users' personally identifiable information is not shared with third-parties unless we give prior notice and choice. Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests, they may not use users' personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration (application) form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry, SSL. While on a secure page, such as our registration (application) form, the lock icon in the browser bar becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when users are just "surfing."
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. In addition, the servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment.
If users have any questions about the security at our website, users can send an email to privacy@USA-Green-Card.com.
In order for this website to properly fulfill its obligation to users it is necessary for us to supplement the information we receive with information from third-party sources.
We use a third-party credit card processing company to verify a user's identity to verify the validity of the use of his credit card.
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone, email address, or postal address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update, or deactivate his personally identifiable information. This can be done by contacting USA Green Card by email at lottery@USA-Green-Card.com.
If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. However, if users have opted out of all communication with the site, or deactivated their account, then they will not be contacted, nor will their personal information be used in this new manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our website notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post a notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.
USA Green Card
207 Mass. Ave. #1117
Boston, MA 02123