EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2015
UPDATED FEBRUARY 1, 2019
POLICY CONCERNING CHILDREN. We are a general audience site, and do not direct any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If we learn or have reason to conclude in our sole discretion that a Site user is under age 13, we will promptly delete any personal information in that user’s account.
WHAT BASIC INFORMATION DOES THE GARDENZEUS.COM COLLECT?
DEMOGRAPHIC DATA AND PERSONAL NFORMATION. In operating the Site, GardenZeus.com collects your name and email address and some demographic data, such as your zip code. If you communicate with us by email or complete online forms surveys or contest entries, any information provided in such communication may be collected as personal information. This Site may include interactive forums such as message boards and chat rooms; if you post or display information on such interactive forums, such information may also be collected. Your zip code is referred to in this Policy as “Demographic Data.” All information described in this paragraph, including Demographic Data, is referred to as “Personal Information.” Your Personal Information is stored on secure servers that are not accessible by third parties. You may choose not to provide us with any Personal Information. In such an event, you can still access and use those portions of the Site that require do not require your Personal Information.
TRAFFIC DATA. GardenZeus.com has contracts with certain analytical sites that analyze categories of information, including but not limited to: IP addresses; domain severs; types of computers accessing the Site; and types of web browsers used to access the site (collectively, “Traffic Data.”) This Traffic Data is collected anonymously. No personal information about you is revealed in the process of collecting or analyzing this Traffic Data.
COOKIES. From time to time, we may use the standard “cookies” feature of major browser applications, small files saved on your computer, that allows us to store a small piece of data on your computer about your visit to our Site. We do not set any personally identifiable information in cookies, nor do we employ any data-capture mechanisms on our website other than cookies. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you choose to disable this function, your experience at our Site may be diminished and some features may not work as they were intended.
WHAT DOES GARDENZEUS.COM DO WITH COLLECTED INFORMATION?
PERSONAL INFORMATION. We will not share your personal information with any third parties without your consent, except as necessary to provide you with the services offered by us, or to comply with the law. We may use your Personal Information to verify your identity or to follow up with transactions initiated on the Site. We may use your Personal Information to customize and tailor your experience on the Site by displaying content in which we believe you may be interested and according to your preferences. We may also use your Personal Information to inform you of any changes to the Site, or to send you additional information about GardenZeus.com, its affiliates or its services.
TRAFFIC DATA. We analyze Traffic Data for marketing purposes or for improving the services we offer, but we do not examine Traffic Data for individually identifying information. In addition, we may use Traffic Data to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our site, or to display the content according to your preferences.
WHEN DOES GARDENZEUS.COM DISCLOSE INFORMATION?
TRAFFIC DATA. Traffic Data may also be shared with business partners, affiliates and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
SALE OF INFORMATION. In order to accommodate changes in our business, we may sell or buy portions of our company or other companies or assets, including the information collected through this Web site. If GardenZeus LLC or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information may be one of the assets transferred to the acquirer.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION. We currently do not maintain any procedures for you to review or request changes to the information that we collect about you, except that you may modify the information on your My Profile page. You may also request that we remove all information about you from our database by contacting us in accordance with Section 6 below.
When you open an account to access the Site, you will also be asked to provide a user name and password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You may not use the account, username or password of someone else at any time. You agree to notify us immediately on any unauthorized use of your account, user name, or password. In such an event, we will remove that user name or password from your account and update our records accordingly. GardenZeus LLC shall not be liable for any loss that you incur as a result of someone else using your password, either with or without your knowledge.
The Site has security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we obtain from you, but we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.
PUBLIC FORUMS. As we explained earlier, the Site may include interactive forums such as message boards and chat rooms. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES. The Site may contain links to other websites. If you choose to visit other websites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those other websites, and it is your responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies.
CONTACTING US. If you have any questions about this Policy, our practices related to this Site, or if you would like to have us remove your information from our database please feel contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATES AND CHANGES. We reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify this Policy, simply by posting such change, update, or modification on the Site and without any other notice to you. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. It is your responsibility to review this Policy from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with all of its terms.