Legal Stuff and Privacy


Revision Date: April 1, 2019

Welcome to™. We help you discover interesting and useful green, sustainable and healthy facts, products and services, particularly helpful for new families and new homeowners. By using the website (the "Website") you agree to these Terms and Conditions of Use (this "Agreement"), whether or not you register as a customer ("User") and subscribe to our free e-newsletter, the Green Village Green Gazette (“Gazette”), or make use of any of our other services offered from time to time (collectively referred to as the “Services”). Please read these Terms and Conditions of Use and, to the extent you register for any Services, indicate your acceptance by following the instructions during registration.

This Agreement sets out the legally binding terms of your use of the Website and the Services and may be modified by from time to time, such modifications to be effective upon their being posted on the Website. This Agreement includes's “Acceptable Use Policy for Content Posted on the Website,”'s “Privacy Policy,” and any notices regarding the Website. You may also receive a copy of this Agreement by emailing us at:, Subject: Terms of Use Agreement.

1. Eligibility.

You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older, or represented by someone eighteen (18) years of age or older, to register for any Services or to use the Website. Use of any Services is void where prohibited. By using the Website, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of the terms and conditions shown here.

2. Term.

This Agreement will remain in full force and effect during the time you are registered for any Services and/or use the Website. You may terminate your registration for any Services at any time, for any reason, upon receipt by of your written or email notice of termination. may terminate your registration for any Services for any reason, effective upon sending notice to you at any email address you have previously provided to You will not be entitled to any refunds or compensation on account of any such terminations. Even after any such terminations and/or this Agreement is terminated, certain provisions of this Agreement will remain in effect, including sections 4, 5, 7 and 9-14.

3. Non Commercial Use by Members.

You agree not to use the Website for commercial purposes. Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Website, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of Directory Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email and unauthorized framing of or linking to the Website will be investigated, and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.

4. Proprietary Rights in Content on owns and retains all proprietary rights in the Website, including the Blog, the Gazette and the other Services. The Website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of, and its licensors. Except for that information which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.

5. Content Posted on the Site.

You understand and agree that may review and delete any content, messages, photos or profiles (collectively, "Content") that in the sole judgment of violate this Agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of others.

You are solely responsible for the Content that you publish or display (hereinafter, "post") on the Website, or transmit to others.

By posting Content to any public area of, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant to an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute such information and Content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.

The following is a partial list of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited on the Website. reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Website and terminating the Membership of such violators. It includes Content that: is patently offensive to the online community, such as Content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; harasses or advocates harassment of another person; involves the transmission of "junk mail," "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing or "spamming"; promotes information that you know is false, misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous; promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work; contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page); provides material that exploits people in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18; provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses; solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users; and engages in commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and pyramid schemes.

You must use the Website in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

You may not engage in advertising to, or the solicitation of, other users of the Website to buy or sell any products or services through the Website. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other users of the Website. Although cannot monitor the conduct of its users off the Website, it is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the Website in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any user without their prior explicit consent.

6. Copyright Policy.

You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website; your address, telephone number, and email address; a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.'s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows: Green Village Green LLC, c/o Copyright Agent, P.O. Box 22366, Knoxville, Tennessee 37933.

7. Subscription.

Subscriptions to the Gazette will continue automatically unless cancelled by the subscriber or otherwise terminated by

8. User Disputes.

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users. reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.

9. Privacy.

Our Privacy Policy governs the use of the Website.

10. Disclaimers. and its affiliates are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the Website or in connection with the Gazette, or any other Services, whether caused by users of the Website, users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Website. is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Website. assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, user communications. is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to users or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Web and/or in connection with the Website. Under no circumstances will or any of its affiliates be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from anyone's use of the Website, the Gazette or any of the other Services, any Content posted on the Website or transmitted to users, or any interactions between users of the Website, whether online or offline. The Website, the Gazette and the other Services are provided "AS-IS" and expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Website, the Gazette and/or the other Services.

11. Limitation on Liability.

Except in jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted, in no event will or any of its affiliates be liable to you or any third person for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including also lost profits arising from your use of the Website, the Gazette or any of the other Services, even if or any of its affiliates has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein,'s liability, and any liability to its affiliates, to you for any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to for your use of the Website.

12. U.S. Export Controls.

Software from this Website (the "Software") is further subject to United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded from the Website or otherwise exported or re-exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other Country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using any Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.

13. Disputes.

If there is any dispute about or involving the Website or any of the Services, by using the Website, you agree that the dispute will be governed by the laws of the State of Tennessee without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree to personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts of the State of Tennessee, County of Knox.

14. Indemnity.

You agree to indemnify and hold and its affiliates, and their officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Website in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.

15. Other.

This Agreement, accepted upon use of the Website and further affirmed by becoming a subscriber to the Gazette or any of the other Services, contains the entire agreement between you and regarding the use of the Website and/or the Services. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.


Please contact us with any questions regarding this agreement.™ is a trademark of Green Village Green LLC. All rights reserved.




Revision Date: April 1, 2019™ (“”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you of our privacy policy and practices, and of the choices, you can make about the way your information is collected and used by us.

1. Types of information we collect:

Our mission is to encourage homeowners, individuals, and businesses to get “greener” one step at a time. At, among many other things, users or customers (“Users”) can explore green ideas and easily find information, products and services which are available on our website and blog. In order to make as beneficial to Users as possible, we collect certain personal and non-personal information.

“Personal information” is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. uses personal information to better understand your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. Once you choose to provide us with personal information, you can be assured that it will be used only to support your relationship with and its Users. We take seriously the trust you place in us. We will not share, sell, rent or lease your personal information to others. In order to register as a customer, a User must first complete a registration form which will require the User to give certain personal information (such as the User’s name, address, telephone number and e-mail address). 

On certain pages of the website, you may subscribe to the Green Village Green Gazette, which is our free, no more than bi-monthly e-newsletter containing articles relating to green and sustainable technologies, services and products, and a link to our website. Also, from time to time you may be able to order products or services, request information, and subscribe to marketing or other support materials. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, user IDs and passwords, billing and transaction information, credit card information, and contact preferences. In the event we should arrange an affiliate arrangement with you and you apply for affiliate payments, we will ask you to provide additional information such as your social security number. This information will be used by our financial department for payment and tax reporting purposes.

To personalize our websites, services or communications and improve our products and services, we may also ask you to provide us with information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, and experiences with the products or services listed on Providing this additional information is optional. We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers, but such information will not be linked to any personal information that can be used to identify any individual person.

“Non-personal information” is data about usage and service operation that is not associated with a specific person’s identity. We collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use the website. Non-personal data we collect may include the pages visited on the website, unique URLs visited within, the user’s browser type and the user’s IP address. Most non-personal data is collected via cookies or other technologies. uses cookies, Web beacons and other such technologies for data analysis and to better personalize our services. also places ads on other websites that may use cookies. Cookies utilized by are in no way linked to any personal information on our site.

2. Children's privacy: is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and does not knowingly target its website to children under the age of 13.

3. How we use your information: uses personal information to provide you with services and to help us better understand your needs and interests. Specifically, we use your information to communicate with you, to provide service and support, to update you on services and benefits, to personalize promotional offers and to personalize the website. Occasionally we may also use your information to contact you for market research regarding products or services. Your participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information.

Personal data collected online may also be combined with information you provide through other sources such as subscriptions to the Green Village Green Gazette, or public events such as trade shows or seminars.

Personal data given to may be transferred across state and country borders for the purposes of data consolidation, storage and simplified customer information management.

Non-personal data is aggregated for reporting about website usability, performance and effectiveness. It is used to improve the customer experience, usability and site content.

4. With whom we share your information: will not share, sell, rent or lease your personal information to others. We will not share your personal information with third parties except in responding to your requests for products or services. Your permission will be requested when you submit your information.

Suppliers and service providers are required to keep confidential the information received on behalf of and may not use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for us. Our list of service providers may change or we may contract with additional service providers to better accommodate our customers. will not share personal information with any other third parties without your permission, unless required by law enforcement action, subpoena, or local law. or its affiliates could merge with or be acquired by another business entity or some or all of their respective assets could be acquired. If such a combination or acquisition occurs, we may share some or all of your personal information with the merging or acquiring entity on a confidential basis.

5. Your choices: gives you the choice of receiving a variety of information that complements our products and services. In addition to the Green Village Green Gazette, you may have opportunities to subscribe to receive certain product- and service-specific information and other marketing communications such as new product information, special offers, or an invitation to participate in market research. We give you a choice regarding delivery of communications by postal mail, e-mail and telephone. You can make or change your choices by email at any time. We will make every effort to honor your preferences. This option does not apply to communications for the purpose of administering order completion, contracts, billing, or support.

6. Your privacy preferences and opting out:

To opt-out of communications you have expressly requested (such as e-mail lists, product updates, etc.), use any of the following methods:

Contact us by e-mail from the email address on file with In the subject line of your email, put "opt-out" or "unsubscribe" and in the body of the email specifically list those services you wish to opt-out of. Write your specific request to the Privacy Office. Be sure to provide your name, e-mail and postal address, and relevant information about your subscriptions and registrations

7. Access to and accuracy of your information: strives to keep your personal information accurate. We have implemented technology, management processes and policies to maintain customer data accuracy. We will provide you with access to your information, including making reasonable efforts to provide you with online access and the opportunity to change your information. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as a password and user ID, before granting access to your data. Certain areas of's website may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords and other personal identifiers.

8. Keeping your information secure: is committed to protecting the personal information you provide to us. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of the information, has attempted to put in place appropriate physical and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. In the event of any breaches to our security system of which we become aware, we will notify you if it is reasonable to believe that your personal information was acquired by any unauthorized person.

We do not ask for your credit card information.

9. Changes to this Policy:

If there are updates to the terms of this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes and update the revision date in this document.

10. Contacting us:

We value your opinions. If you have comments or questions about this Privacy Policy, please send them to the Privacy Office or write to us at the following address:

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