How ToGoGarden.com Collects Information Personal Data you provide Information ToGoGarden.com collects
1.How ToGoGarden.com Collects Information
A. Personal Data you provide to ToGoGarden.com Personally Identifiable Information is any information that can be used to identify a specific individual such as your name, email address, home address, and phone number. ToGoGarden.com asks you to provide Personally Identifiable Information in various places throughout the ToGoGarden.com Website. Some of these areas where the collection of such information takes place are listed below:
Member Registration In order to use many of ToGoGarden.com Website features, tools and services, we ask you to register to become a member. During this member registration process, we will ask you for Personally Identifiable Information. In addition, you may choose to provide ToGoGarden.com with additional information including marital status, household income, education and employment status.
Email Newsletters ToGoGarden.com offers electronic newsletters on a variety of topics. If you subscribe to any of these newsletters, you will be required to provide a valid email address as well as any other information that is relevant to the delivery of the newsletter.
Surveys and Polls ToGoGarden.com offers online surveys and questionnaires that ask users for opinions on various issues and/or other information. Occasionally, we may request demographic information (like zip code, age or gender) when you answer a survey. Such surveys are completely voluntary.
Sweepstakes and Contests We regularly operate sweepstakes, contests and giveaways through the ToGoGarden.com Website. We typically ask you for your email address and/or phone number (to notify you if you've won, or not). We also ask for first and last names, and sometimes post office addresses in order to verify the entrant's identity. In some situations, we need additional information as part of the entry process, such as a prize selection choice.
ECommerce Transactions When you engage in an ecommerce transaction on the ToGoGarden.com Website you may be asked to provide credit card information and other Personally Identifiable Information in order to complete the transaction.
B. Information gathered by ToGoGarden.com and its third party service providers
When you visit the ToGoGarden.com Website and interact with the services and tools that reside there, ToGoGarden.com and third parties with whom ToGoGarden.com has contracted to provide services to ToGoGarden.com may collect information on your actions. This type of information is generally collected from two sources. One is from the server log files and the other is from cookies.
Your IP address is a number that is assigned by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to your computer to identify its location. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. We also sometimes use IP addresses to communicate with members and subscribers and possibly even ban those members who are not complying with our Terms of Service.
2. How ToGoGarden.com uses Information it collects
ToGoGarden.com uses the information you provide for several purposes, such as to communicate with you and to give you a better experience when visiting the ToGoGarden.com Website by personalizing tools, content, services and email messages. ToGoGarden.com also uses this information to build new services and develop offers that ToGoGarden.com believes are more relevant and valuable to you.
The information collected by ToGoGarden.com is also used to create aggregated portraits of the ToGoGarden.com Website audience, portraits which present anonymous statistical demographic information but no personally identifiable information. This aggregated information is used, among other things, to determine trends and needs, and also to supply market research to potential advertisers and partners to help them understand who the ToGoGarden.com Website audience is. For example, we may create a report that tells advertisers that 60 percent of our members are females in a certain age range, so that they can determine which of their products or services are most appropriate for our members.
ToGoGarden.com offers the ability to forward an article to another person via email. If you use this service, we will use the recipient's email address in order to send the article or postcard and we will also ask for your email address. We do not use the recipient's email address for any other purpose unless such recipient gives us permission to do so.
3. Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to Third Parties
The information you provide on pages of the ToGoGarden.com Website that are co-branded with a third party (including tools that are hosted by a third party) may be shared with advertisers and partners on an aggregated basis and in these instances your permission will not be requested since no Personally Identifiable Information will be shared or provided to these third party sponsors or advertisers. ToGoGarden.com will, however, use commercially reasonable efforts to contractually require all such third party advertisers and partners to agree not to use any non-personally identifiable information about you, in conjunction with other sources of information, or otherwise, to identify you.
4. ToGoGarden.com To Go Garden Website Opt-in/Opt-out Policy
Upon registration or from time-to-time, you may be asked to indicate whether you are interested in receiving information from us about special offers or news about our sites and advertisers. If you do choose to receive these communications by means of an opt-in, we will occasionally send you an email message that matches your request(s). We currently provide the following opt-out opportunities:
At any time, you can follow a link provided in every newsletter or email message (except for e-commerce confirmation or service notice emails) to unsubscribe from that mailing list or email service.
At any time, you can contact us to have your contact preference changed to "Do Not Contact Me."
5. Third Party Advertising and Links to other Sites.
The ToGoGarden.com Website contains links to advertiser and partner websites that are not co-branded or affiliated with ToGoGarden.com ' To Go Garden Website in any way. We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such non- ToGoGarden.com websites, and we do not control the practices of any of our advertisers or partners to whose sites we link.
6. Access and Correction
ToGoGarden.com provides you with the ability to access, correct or change the Personally Identifiable Information in your member portrait at any time, including contact information or other information you've provided to us. However, you cannot currently change your member name although you may re-register and choose a new name. To review, modify or delete your member information, please click here. Please be advised that ToGoGarden.com currently archives information it collects on its members and visitors.
7. Guidelines regarding children
Personal information about children is a concern for all of us. At ToGoGarden.com, we take the protection of children's privacy very seriously. ToGoGarden.com does not encourage participation or visitation by children. Visitors who are known to be under the age of 13 are prohibited from becoming a member.
8. Public forums/chat rooms/message boards/bulletin boards/social networking
Throughout the ToGoGarden.com Website various public forums such as comment boards and various question and answer areas are available to you as a registered ToGoGarden.com Website member.
Please remember that any information you disclose in these public forum areas becomes public information and is immediately accessible on the ToGoGarden.com Website, so it is important for you to exercise discretion and appropriate caution when deciding to reveal personal information in these areas. ToGoGarden.com may decide to utilize the content of Q&A's, interactions with experts, and/or message board content throughout the ToGoGarden.com Website and in promotions in order to enhance ToGoGarden.com Website's editorial, advertising, promotional and similar activities. In those cases, we often provide authorship credit by listing the author's member name. We therefore encourage you to use care in protecting your identity when you choose a member name and to keep your member name confidential.
9. How we protect and secure your information
ToGoGarden.com has numerous security measures in place to protect you from the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. All of your member information requires use of your password. We recommend that you do not share your password with anyone. The ToGoGarden.com To Go Garden Website uses industry-standard tools, such as firewalls, to ensure that your information is secure and confidential.
10. Applicable Law
We control and operate the ToGoGarden.com Website from the United States. The ToGoGarden.com Website is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. Please note that we do not represent or warrant that the ToGoGarden.com Website is appropriate for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the ToGoGarden.com Website do so at their own initiative and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations.
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