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Privacy Policy

Revised February 17, 2017

McKinstry is the owner and operator of the People.Power.Planet website (the “Site”).

Our postal address is

McKinstry Co., LLC (“McKinstry” or “we” or “us”)
5005 Third Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134

We also can be reached via e-mail at or you can reach us by telephone at 206-762-3311. 

The information and data collected on this Site or related to this Site are the property of McKinstry.  This site contains text, artwork, photos or other content that is copyrighted by others and is being used with permission of the copyright holder. Therefore, we recommend that you contact us for permission to use any content contained on this site.

For each visitor to our Web page, our Web server automatically recognizes the consumer’s domain name (where possible). 

Personally identifiable information (“PII”) as defined in this Privacy Policy, means information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as your name, address, email address, and phone number.

We will not collect PII about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending us email, or by completing an online form or survey.  You may choose not to contact us by e-mail or to provide any PII using an online form or survey. If you choose to provide PII by emailing us, participating in a survey, or completing an online form, we may store this information.  We may place a “cookie” on the browser of your computer. Cookies are pieces of information that a Site transfers to your computer’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. The use of cookies is common on sites and many major sites use them to provide useful features to their visitors. The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifying information, but may be used to tell when your computer has contacted our Site. You may set your browser to reject cookies, but please understand that certain features of the Site may not be available if your browser does not accept cookies. We will not use or install spyware on your computer.

We also may use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) store information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Site; (b) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (c) track entries, submissions, and status in any interactive portion of the Site.

We may use the information and data we collect as needed to enhance the Site, including customer experience, track user habits, or target personal preferences.   We may share this information with our service providers as needed to assist or improve the functioning of the Site.  We will not sell any personally-identifiable information to third parties for commercial purposes unrelated to our operation of the Site. 

We may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity/ 

We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use personal information you have provided through this website in a manner that is consistent with this statement.

If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending us e-mail at the above address. Please provide us with your exact name and address. You may also unsubscribe by selecting the unsubscribe link available on any People.Power.Planet. sponsored email.

If you supply us with your postal address online you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events.   If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by emailing us at the address provided above. Please provide us with your exact name and address. 

Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers online may receive contact from us with information regarding new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such information, please let us know by sending us e-mail at the above address. Please provide us with your exact name and address. 

From time to time, we may use visitor information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice.  If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses.  If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our website periodically. 

Visitors may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by emailing or calling us at the numbers provided above. 

Upon request we provide site visitors with access to contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number) that we maintain about them and a description of information that we maintain about them. Consumers can access this information by e-mailing us at the above address. 

Upon request we offer visitors the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in contact information.  Consumers can have this information corrected by sending us e-mail at the above address. 

With respect to security: We always use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged with our site. 

The People.Power.Planet website contains links to other websites. These may include links to websites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on People.Power.Planet’s site and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site. Reference in this Site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by McKinstry or its officers, employees or agents. McKinstry does not make any warranties, express or implied, regarding any third party information or any links to other websites, and McKinstry assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, reliability or suitability of the information provided by third parties or information, software (if any), offers or activity found on other websites which may be linked to our Site.

Personal information collected on the Site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which McKinstry or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using the Site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

 Although the data found using the Site access systems have been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information. This disclaimer applies to both isolated and aggregate uses of the information. McKinstry provides this information on an "AS IS" basis. All warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, freedom from contamination by computer viruses and non-infringement of proprietary rights ARE DISCLAIMED.

Data can also quickly become out-of-date. It is recommended that the user pay careful attention to the contents of any metadata associated with a file, and that the originator of the data or information be contacted with any questions regarding appropriate use. If the user finds any errors or omissions, we encourage the user to report them to the contact information above.


We recognize the need to provide additional privacy protections when children visit the Site. We explain those additional protections here in this section of our Privacy Policy. 

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") requires that we inform parents and legal guardians about how we collect, use, and disclose personal information from children under 13 years of age; and that we obtain the consent of parents and guardians in order for children under 13 years of age to use certain features of our Site. Below we explain how we do that for these children.  Also, when we use the term "parent" below, we mean to include legal guardians.

People.Power.Planet is a campaign to increase awareness of the need to reduce schools’ environmental impact. Children play a critical role in the process by engaging in activities that help this effort and sharing this information with others. We believe that involving children will help them adopt lifelong behaviors that will help to preserve and protect the planet.  However, we do not ask children to submit any personal information to us in order to use the Site. 

We do not currently intend to collect information from children under 13 years of age and have no plans to collect or use such information. 

If a parent believes that we have collected personal information from their child, he or she can contact us as provided at the beginning of this Privacy Policy and we will remove all information from and about that child from our system.