Like most Web site operators, we find it useful to gather certain personal and non-personal information to improve our products, services, and this Site. The types and amounts of information we collect may vary from time to time depending on our needs.
Personal Information – “Personal Information” is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact you, as more fully defined in California Civil Code §§ 1798.80-1798.84. Saving Hawai’i’s Forestsmay receive and gather the following Personal Information:

  • User Account Registration – Information you voluntarily provide while using a user account registration process, including your name, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, birth date, gender, weight, health conditions, medical information, exercise regimens, dietary regiments, types of articles you prefer reading, and contact preferences. (Note: in order for you to receive certain benefits or purchase products through our Site, you may first need to register a user account by voluntarily supplying such Personal Information).
  • Transactions – Information gathered as a result of any purchases you make on or through the Site, including financial information, credit card numbers, payment amounts, shopping cart contents, and history of purchased goods or services.
  • Discussions – Information you voluntarily provide by participating in a discussion, commentary, ratings, review, or feedback feature on this Site such as a product ratings feature, blog, forum, discussion board, comment section, chat room, survey, or poll, including your age, gender, weight, health or medical conditions, lifestyle preferences, and other demographic information.
  • Promotional Participant Information – Information gathered as a result of your voluntary participation in any promotions, coupons, competitions, contests, sweepstakes, or giveaways on or through this Site, including your age, gender, weight, health or medical conditions, lifestyle preferences, and other demographic information.
  • Correspondences – All communications you engage in with Saving Hawai’i’s owners, managers, agents, employees, contractors, webmasters, or customer service representatives;
  • Searches – Your search queries conducted on or through the Site; and
  • Online Behavior – Information we learn about your online behavior, activities, trends, or preferences each time you visit or use our Site or any third-party sources like social networking sites,, and, such as advertisement click-through rates, titles of articles you read, time you spent reading certain articles, age, gender, weight, health or medical conditions, lifestyle preferences, and other demographic information.

Non-Personal Information – We may also gather certain other information that does not identify you personally (“Non-Personal Information”) and store it in log files, including: your Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, operating system, referring and exit pages, activities within publically viewable discussions on the Site, access date/time stamp, Web pages and advertisements viewed, links that you click on within the Site, bandwidth speed and software programs, aggregated data about email click-through rates and user video viewing, clickstream data, and server log information.


We will never sell your information to anyone. We may use and share information gathered from your use of this Site to administer, improve, and personalize our Site, products, and services in the following ways:

  • Site Administration – Operate, maintain, and improve this Site;
  • Research – Learn about user behavior on the Site for purposes of research, audits, data analysis, quality control, and studying trends;
  • Personalization – Customize and personalize marketing, advertisements, offers, content, goods, services you may find more relevant or appealing;
  • Correspondence – Contact you by mail, email, fax, or telephone about any administrative, operational or security reasons and provide customer service to you, as well as improve the delivery of our products and services;
  • Offers and Newsletters – You may choose to voluntarily opt-in to receiving our offers and newsletters as a registered user (Note: This means you allow us to send you occasional electronically-mailed newsletters, offers, and other commercial communications to inform you about general news, featured articles, product descriptions, and other information. If you choose to receive our electronic newsletter, you may be asked for certain information so that we can customize your newsletter to suit your needs. At any point, if you want to unsubscribe from receiving our newsletters, please follow the directions at the bottom of one of our emailed newsletters to remove your email address from our electronic mailing list.);
  • Notices – Send you important notices such as those regarding changes to your account or the Site’s Terms of Use; and
  • Sharing – While Reforest Hawai’i’s and its owners, employees, and agents are committed to maintaining your privacy, your information may be shared with our business partners and other third parties under certain limited circumstances:
    • Personal Information – We will not use or share your Personal Information for any purposes other than those listed herein, in the Terms of Use, or for the use of any other party, except to provide the services you request or as required by law. We will only share your Personal Information with our business partners if they agree under contract (i.e., a Non-Disclosure Agreement) to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information, to protect the Personal Information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure, to not disclose Personal Information to other parties, and to agree that they will not use this Personal Information to solicit;
    • Non-Personal Information – We may use and disclose Non-Personal Information in the aggregate (meaning information summarized into large groups of users so that no individual customer is uniquely identifiable) with marketing agencies, advertisers, and our business partners and joint ventures;
    • Public Activities – If you participate in public activities or post in any a product review area, blog, forum, discussion board, comment section, chat room, survey, or poll, or other publically-accessible discussion feature on the Site, beware that any personal information you submit or post on such public area of the Site may be shared, read, collected, reproduced, distributed, or used in whole or in part by others. Please note that in any of these situations, the recipient of the personal information may be located in another jurisdiction that may not provide an equivalent level of data protection, data privacy, or data security to the laws in your home country;
    • Web Site Administration – We may disclose your information to any third parties we engage if we believe it is necessary for them to perform Site-related services, including maintenance services, studies, analytics, marketing, advertising, data processing, email and text message distribution, and surveys;
    • Legal Issues – We may disclose information about you to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety or other rights and interests of any person, violations of the Site’s Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law. For example, we may disclose specific information upon governmental request, in response to a court order, when required by statute, or when we believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud or identity theft, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Use, our or others’ rights, property, or safety, or as otherwise required by law;
    • Merger or Acquisition – If the Site is acquired by or merged with another company or a similar corporate transaction takes place, we may need to share and transfer information about you to that other company. But if we do, we will first notify you, by posting a notice on this page, if you are subjected to a different privacy policy by updating this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use; and
    • Other – We may share information about you for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect information or with your consent.


Whenever you use this Site, we may receive and store “Cookies,” which are bits of identifying information sent by a server to a Web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. Some of the Cookies are called “persistent” cookies because they do not expire when you close your browser. Cookies simplify and authenticate the login process for users of this Site, facilitate online shopping, and enable traffic monitoring, among other useful purposes. We may use Cookies to help collect the above information by automatically placing them on your computer’s hard drive to help our Servers recognize you each time you visit our Site and track how you found our Site. The Cookies we place will receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, our Cookie information, session time, click path analysis, browsing patterns, and the pages you request. To protect your privacy, we do not use cookies to store or transmit any Personal Information about you on the Internet. Cookies are not used to get data from your hard drive, e-mail account, or any other source of Personal information about you.
Disabling Cookies: You can disable Cookies and remove “persistent” Cookies from your computer by changing your browser settings. If you prefer to limit or eliminate the use of Cookies, please refer to the “Help” function of your browser. Most browsers allow you to either turn off the Cookies function or turn on a “Do Not Track” function. However, if you limit, block, or remover Cookies, it is possible that some Web pages on this Site may not load properly, your access to certain information might be denied, and you might have to enter information about yourself more than once.


We take commercially reasonable precautions to have physical, electronic and administrative safeguards in place to protect information gathered through this Site against unauthorized access, disclosure, loss, misuse, and alteration. This includes compliance with related federal and state regulations and may include the use of industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to prevent loss, unauthorized access or use, destruction, hacking, theft, disclosure, or modification of Personal Information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely 100% safe and secure. As a result, we do NOT represent, warrant, or guarantee the security of any information you transmit to or from our Site. You use this Site AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Unless law enforcement officials determine that prompt notification may impede a criminal investigation, we will expediently notify you of any breach of data security on our Site, information systems, or electronic storage database(s) following our discovery of a breach of data security in the case that your Personal Information was, or is reasonably believed to have been, acquired by an unauthorized person in an unencrypted form. Such notice will be given pursuant to California Civil Code § 1798.82.
We will retain your Personal Information in a private electronic database for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. When your Personal Information is no longer needed, we will shred, erase, or otherwise modify the Personal Information in our records and databases to make sure it is unreadable or undecipherable through any means.


This Site may contain links, hyperlinks, or advertisements to third-party Web sites not owned or controlled by Reforest Hawai’i’s collectively, the “third party Websites”). These include links to resources in related topics and third-party sites that offer other related products. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any of the third-party Websites or their proprietors. You should read the privacy policy and terms of use of each other Web site you visit to see the different ways they may collect your information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected because of you using this Site. Also, beware that operators of those third-party Web sites may place their own Cookies on your computer and we do not have any control over the Cookies of those Sites, even if they are linked to from our Site. We are NOT RESPONSIBLE for the privacy practices or the content of other Web sites that you visit.


Children under thirteen (13) years of age are not allowed to use this Site under any circumstance. Minors between ages thirteen (13) and eighteen (18) must get consent from a parent or legal guardian before using this Site. Because it is difficult to verify a person’s age online, parents are responsible for supervising their children online. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children and minors. Please contact us immediately if you believe your child or minor has provided any Personal Information by using this Site. If we learn that we have collected the Personal Information of a child under thirteen (13) years of age, we will delete such information as soon as possible.


If you are accessing or using this Site from a location outside the State of California, United States of America (“California”), please note that this Site is provided and operated out of our business office in Burbank, California. We do not have offices, agents, advertisements, agents for service of process, phone numbers, bank accounts, or any other connections in other States or countries. Any Personal Information gathered, stored, and processed through this Site will be done in California and solely under California law. Beware that California might not provide the same levels of protection as the data protection, data privacy, and/or data security laws of your home State or country. No other laws will govern or have any effect regarding the use of your Personal Information by the owners of this Site. Your use of this Site or submission of any Personal Information constitutes your consent to the transfer of your Personal Information outside of your home country and stipulation to the personal jurisdiction and laws of the State of California (see Terms of Use regarding personal jurisdiction, venue, and choice of law for any disputes related to this Site).


Residents of California who use this Site may request a list of all third parties to which the Site has disclosed certain information for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes during the preceding year. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this list free of charge, please call us at (808) 429-6469 or Saving Hawai’i’s Forests 47-079 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744. For such requests, you must include the phrase “My California Privacy Rights” in the body of your email or letter along with the name of this Site, your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. Please note that we will not accept requests via the telephone or by facsimile, and we are not responsible for notices that are not labeled properly, sent properly, or that do not have the complete information as requested herein.


If you want to access, review, correct, or change your Personal Information, you may do so at any time after you register a user account by logging into your user account with your password and proceeding to make changes as you feel necessary. To protect your privacy and security, we verify your identity before allowing access or changes to your Personal Information.


Laws, regulations and company policies change over time. We reserve the right to change, update, amend, or modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently before each time you use this Site. We will post this Privacy Policy, with any such changes, on this Site and in a way that is easily accessible through a hyperlink entitled “Privacy Policy” as conspicuously displayed at the bottom of our home page ( Such updates on this Web page will serve as notice to you of any material changes made herein. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy from time to time for any changes hereto because you will be subject to the privacy policy that appears on the date you visit this Site.


This Privacy Policy document was last updated and is effective as of March 8, 2017.


It would be great to hear from you. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about this policy or our privacy practices, please contact us via email at [email protected].