SUSTAINABLE CRE ALLIANCE - PRIVACY NOTICE

The Sustainable CRE Alliance, Inc., a PBC, including its parent corporation, SCA International Limited ("SCA") (“we,” “us,” or "our"), is dedicated to safeguarding your privacy and the information on the www.sustainablecre.com website as well as other SCA digital platforms (at sustainablecre-360.com, workplacewellness-360.com, and the Inspire Change mobile application). To demonstrate our commitment to this objective, we have established this privacy statement (this "Policy"). This Privacy Policy is intended to help you understand how the Site collects, uses, or discloses information about you in general. You are subject to this Policy and the Terms of Use when you use the Site, which we may change at any time. You acknowledge and agree to accept this Policy, which we may modify at any time. If we make changes to this Policy, we will post them on this page. Any such modifications shall become effective upon publication. Each time you visit the Site, you should look for the "Privacy Policy" bar. If you do not agree with this Policy, you should refrain from using the Site.

I. NOTICE OF OUR POLICY 
This Policy informs you about our information gathering practices, as well as how we may use or share your data. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully, and if you have any questions regarding this Policy or want to update or remove information you have provided to us, please contact us at privacy@sustainablecre.com or via any of the methods listed on https://www.sustainablecre.com/contact. This Privacy Statement applies only to the Site, and not to any other website linked to it, including social media websites linked with the Site. We cannot control the privacy policies and practices of others. Before you give out any personal information, we recommend that you inquire about their privacy policies and procedures. The purpose of this Policy is to inform you regarding your connection with SCAI only in terms of your use of and does not address our privacy standards other than as they pertain to the Site. 

II. WHAT TYPES OF INFORMATION ARE COLLECTED AND HOW WE MAY USE IT 

Personal information or non-personally identifiable data may be gathered. Personal information (or personal data) is information that personally identifies you, such as your name, telephone number, mailing address, and email address (or other information that is linked to such information), whereas non-personally identifiable data refers to data that does not personally identify you, including anonymous information and aggregated statistics about users of the Site. Information may be obtained if you share it with us, or it may be gathered through technological means.

We process personal data consistent with our disclosures in this Policy, based on at least one of the following legal grounds: (1) with your consent; (2) as necessary to perform our obligations under any agreement we may have with you or to respond to your requests; (3) as necessary to help protect the security of the Site and protect against harm to the Site and its users, to fulfill obligations under applicable laws, regulations, industry standards, and government requests, and (4) as necessary for purposes of our legitimate interests, including to provide services related to the Site, so long as such interests do not override the fundamental rights and freedoms of data subjects which require protection of personal data.

We employ the following legal basis when we send you electronic communications that contain information about our products and services that we think may be of interest to you (“Digital Marketing Materials”):

(1) You may withdraw your explicit consent at any time by going to the unsubscribe tool on our Site within the body of Marketing Communications or through our Unsubscribe page.; or

(2) If we want to contact you for marketing purposes (where we haven't gotten your explicit consent and you have an existing relationship with us in connection with our products and services) it is necessary for us to do so.

When you engage with us in a lawful manner, we will always provide you the option to opt out of receiving Digital Marketing Materials.

a. Information and data shared by you

You may be asked to provide personal information from time to time for us to better serve you, or you may volunteer such information in order to take advantage of certain features on the Site, and you can submit data through the SCA digital platform as part of your application for SCA 360 Accreditation. Personal data that you can provide includes your name, email address, job title and contact information.

We may utilize personal information we gather about you while you visit and use the Site in our regular business operations, to provide services to you, to meet obligations to you under contracts, or to send you administrative messages regarding your encounters with us or Site features, as well as any future changes to this Policy. We may contact you directly via email if we believe that any of the services or products offered by us may be of interest to you. You can also provide us with your information when you use certain features on the Site, such as your name, job title, company and/or

industry, email address, phone number, mailing address, or whether you have an active project seeking the SCA 360 accreditation

For instance, you may provide information if you use any of the following features available on the Site:

To Join Our Mailing List, Submit a Question through our Contact page, View a Report or other Resource, Register for a Webcast, or Ask an SCA Advisor:

  • We will collect, store, and use your email address to send you information and updates if you sign up on the Site for our mailing list and if one of our team members speaks at your event, to register for a webcast, or if you submit a question or request additional information about our programs or view or download a report. We may collect and store your name, as well as other personal information you choose to provide to us, such as your mailing address and telephone number, and professional and employment data. This information can be used to provide you with further information that may be of interest.

 

If you submit project application information via the SCA digital platform:

 

  • You may provide information about your project, including, for example, site location; construction details; number of occupants; owner of the project; and personal information such as email addresses and/or phone numbers for project team members, on the SCA digital platform. We will collect, store, and use this information to process and evaluate your application and provide services to you. When using the Site or any other website to which you are submitting personal information, please remember to keep your log-in information private.

 

While submitting your membership information, replying to a survey, or use any of the other resources available on the Site:

 

  • If you choose to participate in an online survey or utilize other Site features, you may provide information. This might include your job title, company, industry, email address, phone number, mailing address, and if you have a current project seeking SCA 360 Accreditation as appropriate. We will collect, store, and use this information to follow up on your survey results, provide services to you, and keep you updated about goods and services that may be of interest to you.

 

While applying for a career:

 

  • If you apply for a position through the Site, you may provide your name, address, phone number and email address. We will collect, store, and use information that you provide to us in order to evaluate your application.

 

b. Non-personal information and accumulated data

  • We may collect non-personally identifiable information and aggregated data in order to better understand how visitors use the Site, measure the number of times they visit, how long they stay on the site, and which pages they look at. We collect this information to assess the use of the Site, provide better service to site visitors, and enhance the content of the Site. We utilize such data and other information we obtain from individual users' information to maintain our expansion and deliver high-quality information through more precise marketing and advertising of the Site.

 

c. Data collected by technology such as cookies

 

  • Cookies are used on our Site to make it easier for you to use our services, as well as provide analytics and help us continually improve the Site and services we offer to you. IP addresses, time spent on pages of the Site, and geolocation information, as well as a user's internet service provider and other internet activity such as browsing and search history, may be collected using similar technologies. Cookies are tiny data files that a website can deliver to your browser, which may be saved on your hard drive to assist the Site "remember" information about you when you return. Cookies on the Site may be used to improve the Site's efficiency, personalize content, provide social media features, and analyze how visitors use it and services.

 

Types of cookies that may be used on the Site include:

 

  • The following cookies are absolutely essential to the functioning of a website. These cookies allow you to use basic services like as page navigation and access to secure portions of the website. These cookies are required for the site to run properly.

 

  • Preference cookies, which are used to remember information that changes the way a website works or looks, such as your preferred language or location.

 

  • Web analytics cookies, which collect and report data anonymously to help website owners understand how users engage with their websites.

 

  • Cookies for improving the effectiveness of marketing activities, which are used to follow visitors across the Site in order to provide content and information that is relevant and of noted interest to the Site visitor.

 

You can refuse cookies through your browser; however, doing so may affect the Site's performance and/or limit the manner in which we may offer our services to you. The "help" button on most browsers' toolbars will show you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have it notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to remove all of them. For more information about cookies that may be collected on the Site or to review or update your preferences regarding cookies on the Site, please refer to SCAI’s Cookie Notice.

 

 

III. HOW DOES SCAI DISCLOSE MY INFORMATION? 

We may share non-personally identifiable or aggregated information we collect from the Site with other businesses that we do business with, as permitted by law.

 

We may share your personal information with our affiliated companies, service providers (such as entities and individuals we engage to perform functions on our behalf and to help us to operate the Site and business and deliver our services to you), or we may disclose such data if you agree to such sharing or if we are compelled by legal requirements. Some of the services provided by these companies include data storage and management, technology consultants, legal counsel, accountants, administrative staff, website or database hosting businesses, analytics firms, e-commerce providers, financial institutions (for the purpose of processing credit card transactions if you make a purchase on the Site), education providers and continuing education systems (if you use or access courses on our education portal). We may communicate with project team members that have contact information provided through the SCA digital platform, including via third party email communication services and customer care platforms. Our suppliers and contractors will have access to your personal information only to the extent needed to execute services on our behalf. For further information on how we may share information for continuing education reporting purposes, please see the SCA Advisory and Consultants section of our Terms of Use.

 

The American Society of Certified Addiction Professionals does not sell personal information for monetary gain. The Site, as previously stated, utilizes third-party cookies. Please visit our Cookie Notice or send us an e-mail at privacy@sustainablecre.com or via

any of the methods listed on https://www.sustainablecre.com/contact to see the types of cookies used on the Site and modify your preferences if necessary.

We may also release your personal information if we are legally required to do so, as well as if we are requested to do so by a government agency or believe that such action is necessary to conform with legal requirements or comply with legal process, protect the rights or property of SCAI, prevent a crime, or protect the integrity of the Site and user safety.

We may also sell, license, or otherwise dispose of your personal information to a third party who acquires any or all of our assets, whether by way of acquisition, merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In addition, in the case SCAI becomes the subject of an insolvency proceeding (whether voluntary or involuntary), it may sell, license, or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction authorized by the court.

 

IV. HOW CAN I WITHDRAW CONSENT OR OPT-OUT OF RECEIVING EMAIL COMMUNICATION? You can withdraw your consent or opt-out of receiving certain communications from the Site at any time. If you indicate that you do not wish to receive such messages, we will refrain from sending you unsolicited communications. Please send privacy@sustainablecre.com a request if you'd like us to stop sending you promotional offers.

V. SECURITY 
We take the security of your information seriously, and we will do everything possible to keep your personal information safe. To ensure that you are aware of additional measures you may take to protect yourself from identity theft or unauthorized access, please see the following section. We have taken appropriate technical and organizational precautions to secure the data we handle about you. When using any website, please use strong passwords and avoid sharing your password or account information with anyone else. 

VI. THIRD PARTY SITES 

The Site may include links to other websites, such as social media platforms, online survey administrators, the SCA services provider's website, and others. We cannot be held responsible for their privacy policies. If you provide any information to parties who operate websites linked to or from this site, their personal information handling practices will apply. Before giving personal information, we recommend that you check out other websites' privacy policies and practices. There shall be no responsibility on the part of SCAI for the activities conducted by or at any website accessed from or through the Site.

VII. ONLINE TRACKING 
The SCAI does not keep track of website visitors over time or on third-party sites to provide tailored advertising, so the Site does not respond to Do Not Track (“DNT") signals. However, certain third-party websites do maintain records of your surfing habits when they deliver content to you, allowing them to customize what they offer. To notify third parties that you do not wish to be tracked by clicking here You can change your preferences in your browser's help files. 

VIII. YOUR RIGHTS; INFORMATION REQUESTS 

You have the right to ask for access to and correction of your personal information, to request that processing of your data be limited, or to object on the basis of your particular situation. In addition, depending on applicable law, you may have the option of requesting erasure of your personal information. Please keep in mind that in order to verify your identity, we may request you provide us with personal information before gaining access to any records containing information about you. Please contact privacy@sustainablecre.com if you want to know how your information is used, or if you wish to exercise any of these rights, or if you wish to file a complaint.

California residents are entitled under California state law to obtain from us, once per year, a list of SCAs' disclosure of your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing. Please contact us, please email ; privacy@sustainablecre.com if you wish to request such a list.

IX. INTERNATIONAL USE 
This Policy is intended to comply with the laws and regulations of the United States, and despite the international nature of the internet, SCA makes no representations that material or content on the Site is appropriate or may be viewed or used outside the United States. If you come from another country and use this site, please be aware that 
your information may be transferred to, saved, and processed in the United States. You accept that data from the Site and its related services may be transferred to and stored in the United States by using these sites. Those who access the Site from outside of the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for complying with applicable local laws, rules, and regulations.

Last Updated: May 6, 2022