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ecolist.io provides a digital product recommendation service in the United States of America which is accessible via the website https://www.ecolist.io

The service allows users to search, access, vote and publish eco-friendly product alternatives of certain third-party merchants.

Ecolist.io is not related or responsible for the products or shops that we link in our serivce, nor do we own the copyright of the product names, trademarks or brands that we list or link to.

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Terms of Service

By accessing or using any website or service made available by ecolist.io, you acknowledge that you (i) have read and agree to be bound by these terms of service and (ii) agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including U.S. federal, state, and local laws and regulations and export and re-export control laws and regulations.

It is your responsibility to review these terms of service periodically. If at any time you find these terms of service unacceptable or if you do not agree to these terms of service, please do not access the services.

About Intellectual Property
The service and its original features, content and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of ecolist.io. The service is protected by laws of both the United States and foreign countries.

If you have reason to believe that your copyright-protected work was posted on ecolist.io without authorisation, you may submit a copyright infringement notification. Make sure that you consider whether fair use, fair dealing or a similar exception to copyright applies before you contact us. These requests should be sent by the copyright owner or an agent authorised to act on the owner's behalf.

The fastest and simplest way to submit a copyright takedown notice is via e-mail:hi@ecolist.io

Submitting a product or alternative
You have the possibility to submit products and alternatives at ecolist.io.

By clicking the necessary buttons to submit a product or alternative (for example „Add a product“ or „Send“) you give us your consent to collect, use and process the submitted data.

Please see our Privacy Policy for further information.

If you register for our newsletter you will receive regular updates on highlighted eco-friendly alterantives which can be found on our site. If you wish to unsubscribe to the newsletter you can click on the unsubscribe link in the newsletter or contact us directly via e-mail.

Links to other webpages
Our service may contain links to third party webpages, shops or services that are not owned or controlled by ecolist.io

Ecolist.io has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party webpages, shops or services. We do not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their webpages.

You acknowledge and agree that ecolist.io shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such third party webpages, shops or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third party webpages, shops or services that you visit.

Limitation of Liability
In no event shall ecolist.io, nor its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the service; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the service; (iii) any content obtained from the service; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.

You agree to defend, hold harmless and indemnify ecolist.io and its licensors, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all damages, obligations, claims, losses, liabilities, debt or costs and expenses (including, but not limited to attorney's fees), resulting from or arising out of a) a breach of these terms, or b) your use and access of this service.

Your use of our service is at your own risk. The service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis and without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance.

ecolist.io and its affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that a) the service will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) the service is free of viruses or other harmful components; or d) the results of using the service will meet your goals and requirements.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, or the exclusion of certain warranties, so the limitations above may not apply to you.

The Governing Law
These terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of United States of America, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Failure to enforce any right or provision of these terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights.
If any of these terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these terms will remain in effect. These terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our service and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had between us regarding the service.

Changes in terms
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to replace or modify these terms at any time. If a revision is material we will provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion..

By continuing to access or use our service after any revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you are no longer authorized to use our service.

Privacy Policy

Although ecolist.io is a service provided for and hosted in the Unites States of America we take privacy serious, so we use the GDPR regulations as guidance for our privacy policy.

This Privacy Policy applies to information that we collect about you when you use:

  • Our website ecolist.io
  • Our other ecolist.io products, services, and features that are available on or through our websites

Throughout this Privacy Policy we’ll refer to our websites and other products and services collectively as “Services.” Below we explain how we collect, use, and share information about you, along with the choices that you have with respect to that information.

Information We Collect
We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so–for example, to provide our Services, to communicate with you, or to make our Services better. We collect information in three ways: if and when you provide information to us, automatically through operating our Services, and from outside sources.

Information You Provide To Us
It’s probably no surprise that we collect information that you provide to us. The amount and type of information depends on the context and how we use the information. Here are some examples:

  • Basic Account Information: We ask for basic information from you in order to set up your account. For example, we require individuals who sign up for a ecolist.io account to provide an email address along with a username or name, depending on the service and that’s it. You may provide us with more information – like your address and other information you want to share – but we don’t require that information to create a ecolist.io account.
  • Public Profile Information: If you have an account with us, we collect the information that you provide for your public profile. For example, if you have a ecolist.io account, your username is part of that public profile, along with any other information you put into your public profile, such as a photo or an “About Me” description. Your public profile information is just that — public — so please keep that in mind when deciding what information you would like to include.
  • Billing and Contact Information: If you buy something from us or pay fees (for example via Recurring Payments or Simple Payments),  you will provide additional personal and payment information, such as your name, credit card information, and contact information.
  • Communications with Us: You may also provide us information when you respond to surveys, communicate with us about a support question, post a question about your site in our public forums, or sign up for a newsletter. When you communicate with us via form, live chat email, phone, ecolist.io comment, or otherwise, we store a copy of our communications.

Information We Collect Automatically
We also collect some information automatically:

  • Log Information: Like most online service providers, we collect information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, IP address, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information. We collect log information when you use our Services–for example, when you create or make changes on ecolist.io.
  • Usage Information: We collect information about your usage of our Services. For example, we collect information about the actions that site administrators and users perform on a site using our ecolist.io services–in other words, who did what, when and to what thing on a site (e.g., [ecolist.io username] deleted “[title of post]” at [time/date]). We use this information to, for example, provide our Services to you, as well as get insights on how people use our Services, so we can make our Services better.
  • Location Information: We may determine the approximate location of your device from your IP address. We collect and use this information to, for example, calculate how many people visit our Services from certain geographic regions. We may also collect information about your precise location via our mobile apps (when, for example, you post a photograph with location information) if you allow us to do so through your mobile device operating system’s permissions.
  • Stored Information: We may access information stored on your mobile device via our mobile apps. We access this stored information through your device operating system’s permissions. For example, if you give us permission to access the photographs on your mobile device’s camera roll, our Services may access the photos stored on your device when you upload a product alternative photograph to our website.
  • Interactions: We collect some information about your interactions with our service, such as your “Likes” and the fact that you commented on a particular page, so that we can, for example, recommend products we think may interest you.
  • Information from Cookies & Other Technologies: A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Pixel tags (also called web beacons) are small blocks of code placed on websites and emails. ecolist.io uses cookies and other technologies like pixel tags to help us identify and track visitors, usage, and access preferences for our Services, as well as track and understand email campaign effectiveness and to deliver targeted ads.
  • Google Services: We use various services from Google Inc. (‘Google’). As outlined in Google’s Privacy Shield certification (available at https://www.privacyshield.gov/list by searching for ‘Google’), Google is obliged to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework with respect to the collection, use and storage of personal data from EU member states and Switzerland. Google, including Google LLC and its wholly owned subsidiaries in the USA, has certified that it adheres to Privacy Shield principles. You can find further detailed information at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en#infocollect.
  • Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics, an analysis service of Google Inc. (‘Google’), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, on our website. Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, text files which are stored on your device and permit analysis of your use of the websites you visit. Google Analytics can also use so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). Web beacons are used to analyse information such as traffic on websites. Information created by cookies and web beacons about the use of our website (including the users’ IP addresses) is transferred to and stored on a server operated by Google which may be located in the USA or other third countries. This information may be passed on by Google to its contract partners.
  • Affiliate Tracking via Digidip / Skimlinks: We use so called „Affiliate Networks“ to monetize our service by using automatically generated referral links to products and shops on ecolist.io, where we may earn a commission with every sale referred by our service. The following affiliate networks are used with ecolist.io: Skimlinks, 52 Bevenden Street, London N1 6BL, United Kingdom, Privacy Policy: https://skimlinks.com/privacy-policy, digidip GmbH, Linienstrasse 98, 10115 Berlin, Privacy Policy: https://digidip.net/
  • Tawk.to (live chat form): We offer a contact form with live chat on our website, which you can use to communicate with us online. When you use the contact form to communicate with us, we process the data entered in the input fields.
  • Google Web Fonts: We use external fonts, so-called ‘Google Fonts’, on our website. Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc. (‘Google’), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The web fonts are integrated through an interface (‘API’) with the Google services. In some circumstances, embedding Google Fonts means that Google collects and processes information (including personal data). In this regard, we cannot rule out the fact that Google may also transmit the information to a server in a third country.
  • Google ReCaptcha: This website uses Google reCAPTCHA (hereinafter referred to as reCAPTCHA), a captcha service of Google Inc. (‘Google’), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google reCAPTCHA ensures that entries made on our website come from real people and are not automated e.g. using software (so-called robots).
  • Bootstrap: We use Bootstrap on our website. Bootstrap is a free front-end CSS framework under the MIT license, which was originally developed by Twitter, is now available as an open source project, and will be developed further in this context.
  • MailChimp (Newsletter): You have the option of subscribing to our newsletter on our website. We use the service MailChimp to send you our newsletter. The service provider is Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. MailChimp is a service which organizes and analyses the distribution of newsletters, etc. If you provide data (e.g. your e-mail address) to subscribe to the newsletter, it will be stored on MailChimp servers in the USA.
  • Submit eco-friendly alternative form: You can inform us about or send us eco alternatives which you know of. If you send us your alternatives or alternatives which you know of, we will process the data you provide to verify the alternative and make it available to our other users. The name which you provide is used to document you as the sender of the alternative. If you provide your e-mail address to us this will make it easier for us to verify the alternative because we can consult you, if necessary. We process the data only to set up the respective alternative in our system and, if necessary, to consult with you during the verification process (provided that you have given us the relevant data). The purpose of processing is to be able to offer our users up-to-date and well-functioning alternatives. The legal basis for processing is our legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 (1) point f) of the GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in providing our users with the best possible selection of alternatives. The eco-friendly alternatives form makes it possible for us to expand our range of alternatives continually.

Information We Collect from Other Sources
We may also get information about you from other sources. For example, if you create or log into your ecolist.io account through another service (like Google) or if you connect your account to a social media service (like Twitter), we will receive information from that service (such as your username, basic profile information, and friends list) via the authorization procedures used by that service. The information we receive depends on which services you authorize and any options that are available. We may also get information, such as a mailing address, from third party services about individuals who are not yet our users, which we may use, for example, for marketing and advertising purposes like postcards and other mailers advertising our services.

How and Why We Use Information

Purposes for Using Information
We use information about you as mentioned above and for the purposes listed below:

  • To provide our Services–for example, to set up and maintain your account, host your website, backup and restore your website, charge you for any of our paid Services;
  • To further develop and improve our Services–for example, by adding new features that we think our users will enjoy or will help them to create and manage their websites more efficiently;
  • To monitor and analyze trends and better understand how users interact with our Services, which helps us improve our Services and make them easier to use;
  • To measure, gauge, and improve the effectiveness of our advertising, and better understand user retention and attrition — for example, we may analyze how many individuals purchased a paid plan after receiving a marketing message or the features used by those who continue to use our Services after a certain length of time;
  • To monitor and prevent any problems with our Services, protect the security of our Services, detect and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities, fight spam, and protect the rights and property of ecolist.io and others, which may result in us declining a transaction or the use of our Services;
  • To communicate with you. For example, we may email you to solicit your feedback, share tips for getting the most out of our products, or keep you up to date on ecolist.io; text you to verify your payment; or call you to share offers and promotions that we think will be of interest to you. If you don’t want to hear from us, you can opt out of marketing communications at any time. (Please keep in mind that even if you opt out, we’ll still send you important updates relating to your account); and
  • To personalize your experience using our Services, provide content recommendations, target our marketing messages to groups of our users (for example, those who have a particular plan with us or have been our user for a certain length of time), and serve relevant advertisements.

Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Information
A note here for those in the European Union about our legal grounds for processing information about you under EU data protection laws, which is that our use of your information is based on the grounds that: (1) The use is necessary in order to fulfill our commitments to you under the applicable terms of service or other agreements with you or is necessary to administer your account — for example, in order to enable access to our website on your device or charge you for a paid plan; or
(2) The use is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation; or
(3) The use is necessary in order to protect your vital interests or those of another person; or
(4) We have a legitimate interest in using your information — for example, to provide and update our Services; to improve our Services so that we can offer you an even better user experience; to safeguard our Services; to communicate with you; to measure, gauge, and improve the effectiveness of our advertising; and to understand our user retention and attrition; to monitor and prevent any problems with our Services; and to personalize your experience; or
(5) You have given us your consent — for example before we place certain cookies on your device and access and analyze them later on

Sharing Information

How We Share Information
We do not sell our users’ private personal information. We share information about you in the limited circumstances spelled out below and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy:

  • Subsidiaries, Employees, and Independent Contractors: We may disclose information about you to our subsidiaries, our employees, and individuals who are our independent contractors that need to know the information in order to help us provide our Services or to process the information on our behalf. We require our subsidiaries, employees, and independent contractors to follow this Privacy Policy for personal information that we share with them.
  • Third Party Vendors: We may share information about you with third party vendors who need to know information about you in order to provide their services to us, or to provide their services to you or your site. This group includes vendors that help us provide our Services to you (like payment providers that process your credit and debit card information, payment providers you use for your ecommerce operations, fraud prevention services that allow us to analyze fraudulent payment transactions, postal and email delivery services that help us stay in touch with you, customer chat and email support services that help us communicate with you), those that assist us with our marketing efforts (e.g. by providing tools for identifying a specific marketing target group or improving our marketing campaigns), those that help us understand and enhance our Services (like analytics providers), and companies that make products available on our websites, who may need information about you in order to, for example, provide technical or other support services to you.
  • Legal and Regulatory Requirements: We may disclose information about you in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request. For more information on how we respond to requests for information about ecolist.io users.
  • To Protect Rights, Property, and Others: We may disclose information about you when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of ecolist.io, third parties, or the public at large. For example, if we have a good faith belief that there is an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury.
  • Business Transfers: In connection with any merger, sale of company assets, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company, or in the unlikely event that ecolist.io goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would likely be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. If any of these events were to happen, this Privacy Policy would continue to apply to your information and the party receiving your information may continue to use your information, but only consistent with this Privacy Policy.
  • With Your Consent: We may share and disclose information with your consent or at your direction. For example, we may share your information with third parties with which you authorize us to do so, such as the social media services that you connect to your site through our Publicize feature.
  • Aggregated or De-Identified Information: We may share information that has been aggregated or reasonably de-identified, so that the information could not reasonably be used to identify you. For instance, we may publish aggregate statistics about the use of our Services and we may share a hashed version of your email address to facilitate customized ad campaigns on other platforms.
  • Published Support Requests: And if you send us a request (for example, via a support email or one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish that request in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.

Information Shared Publicly
Information that you choose to make public is–you guessed it–disclosed publicly. That means, of course, that information like your public profile, posts, other content that you make public on your website, and your “Likes” and comments are all available to others. For example, the photo that you upload to your public profile, or a default image if you haven’t uploaded one. Public information may also be indexed by search engines or used by third parties. Please keep all of this in mind when deciding what you would like to share.

How Long We Keep Information
We generally discard information about you when we no longer need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it — which are described in the section above on How and Why We Use Information — and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we keep the web server logs that record information about a visitor to one of ecolist.io’s websites, such as the visitor’s IP address, browser type, and operating system, for approximately 30 days. We retain the logs for this period of time in order to, among other things, analyze traffic to ecolist.io’s websites and investigate issues if something goes wrong on one of our websites.

While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so, such as monitoring our Services for potential vulnerabilities and attacks.


You have several choices available when it comes to information about you:

  • Limit the Information that You Provide: If you have an account with us, you can choose not to provide the optional account information, profile information, and transaction and billing information. Please keep in mind that if you do not provide this information, certain features of our Services may not be accessible.
  • Opt-Out of Marketing Communications: You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from us. Just follow the instructions in those communications or let us know. If you opt out of promotional communications, we may still send you other communications, like those about your account and legal notices.
  • Set Your Browser to Reject Cookies: At this time, ecolist.io does not respond to “do not track” signals across all of our Services. However, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies before using ecolist.io’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of ecolist.io’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Your Rights
If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (AKA the “GDPR”), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:

  • Request access to your personal data;
  • Request correction or deletion of your personal data;
  • Object to our use and processing of your personal data;
  • Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data; and
  • Request portability of your personal data.

You can usually access, correct, or delete your personal data using your account settings and tools that we offer, but if you aren’t able to do that, or you would like to contact us about one of the other rights, scroll down to How to Reach Us to, well, find out how to reach us. EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.

Controllers and Responsible Companies
ecolist.io’s Services are provided in the United States of America. If you reside in the United States or outside (like in the EU):

The controller for the processing of personal data within the meaning of Article 4 (7) of the GDPR is:


Contact partner for data protection
If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data or your rights with respect to data protection, please contact:


How to Reach Us
If you have a question about this Privacy Policy, or you would like to contact us about any of the rights mentioned in the Your Rights section above, please contact us:

Other Things You Should Know

Transferring Information
Because ecolist.io’s Services are accessible worldwide, the information about you that we process when you use the Services in the EU may be used, stored, and/or accessed by individuals operating outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who work for us, other members of our group of companies, or third party data processors. This is required for the purposes listed in the How and Why We Use Information section above. When providing information about you to entities outside the EEA, we will take appropriate measures to ensure that the recipient protects your personal information adequately in accordance with this Privacy Policy as required by applicable law.

These measures include:

  • In the case of US based entities, entering into European Commission approved standard contractual arrangements with them, or ensuring they have signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield; or
  • In the case of entities based in other countries outside the EEA, entering into European Commission approved standard contractual arrangements with them. You can ask us for more information about the steps we take to protect your personal information when transferring it from the EU.

Ads and Analytics Services Provided by Others
Ads appearing on any of our Services may be delivered by advertising networks. Other parties may also provide analytics services via our Services. These ad networks and analytics providers may set tracking technologies (like cookies) to collect information about your use of our Services and across other websites and online services. These technologies allow these third parties to recognize your device to compile information about you or others who use your device. This information allows us and other companies to, among other things, analyze and track usage, determine the popularity of certain content, and deliver advertisements that may be more targeted to your interests. Please note this Privacy Policy only covers the collection of information by ecolist.io and does not cover the collection of information by any third party advertisers or analytics providers.

Third Party Software and Services
If you use other third party software or services, please keep in mind that when you interact with them you may provide information about yourself (or your site visitors) to those third parties. For example, some third party services may request or require access to your (yours, your visitors’, or customers’) data, for example, via a pixel or cookie. Please note that if you use the third party service or grant access, your data will be handled in accordance with the third party’s privacy policy and practices. We don’t own or control these third parties, and they have their own rules about collection, use, and sharing of information, which you should review before using the software or services.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, ecolist.io may change its Privacy Policy from time to time. ecolist.io encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the change log below, and, in some cases, we may provide additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage , or sending you a notification through email or your dashboard). Your further use of the Services after a change to our Privacy Policy will be subject to the updated policy.

We do not use automated decision-making on our website.