Privacy Policy

Scope This Privacy Policy describes how we handle your personal information and activities for our services on The Greensheet's websites. It applies to The Greensheet.com website/content and other related websites/content. Some The Greensheet-branded websites or websites we operate may be governed by separate privacy policies. The policy that applies to any of our domains or sub-domains is always the policy that appears in the footer of each website. By registering with our site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and the User Agreement, therefore expressly consenting to the collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described below. This Privacy Policy takes effect upon registration for new users.

Collection You can browse our sites without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to provide us with personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers located in the United States. The Greensheet collects personal information upon registration, when you use our products or services, when you visit our pages or the pages of our partners, and when you enter promotions or sweepstakes.

When you register we may ask for information such as your name, email address, and ZIP code. For some financial products and services we might also ask for your address, Social Security number, and information about your assets. When you register with The Greensheet and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.

The Greensheet collects information about your transactions with us, including information about your use of products and services that we offer.

The Greensheet automatically receives and records information from your computer and browser, including your IP address, cookie information, software and hardware attributes, and the page you request. This information may be shared with The Greensheet's business partners, such as Google, to customize the advertising and content you see and fulfill your requests for products and services. We may also use this information to improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.

Use Our purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and personal customer experience. We may use your personal information to:

  • provide the services and customer support you request;
  • resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
  • prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our Terms of Use;
  • customize, measure and improve our services, content and advertising;
  • tell you about our services, targeted marketing, service updates, and promotional offers based on your communication preferences; and
  • compare information for accuracy, and verify it with third parties.

Disclosure of your information We may share your personal information with

  • Service providers under contract who help with our business operations (such as fraud investigations, bill collection, affiliate and rewards programs and co-branded credit cards).
  • Law enforcement or other governmental officials, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity. In such events, we will disclose information relevant to the investigation, such as name, city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address, User ID history, IP address, fraud complaints, and bidding and listing history.
  • Other business entities, should we plan to merge with or be acquired by that business entity. (Should such a combination occur, we will require that the new combined entity follow this privacy policy with respect to your personal information. If your personal information will be used contrary to this policy, you will receive prior notice.)

Using Information from The Greensheet The Greensheet enables you to share personal and financial information to complete transactions. We encourage you to disclose your privacy practices and respect the privacy of other users. We cannot guarantee the privacy or security of your information and therefore encourage you to evaluate the privacy and security policies of your trading partner before entering into a transaction and choosing to share your information. To help protect your privacy, we allow only limited access to other users' contact information to facilitate your transactions. When users are involved in a transaction, they may have access to each other's name, User ID, email address and other contact and shipping information. In all cases, you must give other users a chance to remove themselves from your database and a chance to review what information you have collected about them. We do not tolerate spam. Make sure to set your The Greensheet notification preferences so we communicate to you as you prefer. You are not licensed to add other The Greensheet users, even a user who has purchased an item from you, to your mailing list (email or physical mail) without their express consent. To report The Greensheet-related spam or spoof emails to The Greensheet, please forward the email to customerservice@thegreensheet.com. We automatically scan and may manually filter messages to check for spam, viruses, phishing attacks and other malicious activity or illegal or prohibited content, but we do not permanently store messages sent through these tools. If you send an email to an email address that is not registered in our community (via Refer-a-Friend or other tools), we do not permanently store that email or use that email address for any marketing purpose. We do not rent or sell these email addresses.

Account Protection If you share your password or your personal information with others, you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. If your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify The Greensheet and change your password.

You can see, review and change most of your personal information by signing on to The Greensheet. Generally, we will not manually modify your personal information because it is very difficult to verify your identity remotely. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate. Once you make a public posting, you may not be able to change or remove it. Upon your request, we will close your account and remove your personal information from view as soon as reasonably possible, based on your account activity and in accordance with applicable law. We do retain personal information from closed accounts to comply with law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our The Greensheet Terms of Use, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.

Security Your information is stored on our servers in the United States. We protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. Third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse personal information they collect from the site.

Third Parties The Greensheet does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

Third party vendors, including Google, show your ads on sites on the Internet. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to a website. Users may opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page. (Alternatively, you can opt out of a third party vendor's use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page). For more information you can also visit http://adwords.google.com/support/aw/bin/answer.py?.

General We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended terms on this site. All amended terms automatically take effect 30 days after they are initially posted on the site. In addition, we will notify you through electronic communications. If your questions are not answered online, contact us or write to us at:

The Greensheet Inc.
Attn: Legal
2601 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002