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Hello & Welcome to our Online Privacy Agreement and Cookies Policy.

Thank you for visiting us at GardenTherapy.ca (the “Site”, referred to as “we,” “us” or “our”). Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this policy explaining our on-line information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by the Site.

YOUR CONSENT AND AGREEMENT
Please read this entire policy carefully before using or submitting information to this Site. Whenever you visit the Site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use this Site.

If you do not want to agree to the Privacy Policy, you must not access or use the Website.

In accordance with GDPR law for EU residents:
1. Data shall be processed ‘lawfully, fairly, and in a transparent manner.’
2. Data shall be ‘collected for specified, explicit, and legitimate purposes.’
3. Data processing shall be ‘limited to what is necessary’ for the purpose.
4. Data shall be accurate, kept up to date, and corrected. This applies to entities such as Google and Facebook.
5. Data shall be kept so it identifies a person ‘no longer than is necessary.’
6. Data shall be ‘processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security.’

Changes to Our Policy

From time to time, we may change this Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the Site after we make any changes, you accept the Privacy Policy as modified. The updated Privacy Policy will be posted on the Site so that you will always be aware of what information the Site collects and how it is used. You should review the Privacy Policy periodically to see if any changes have been made. This Privacy Policy was last modified on May 23, 2018.

What is Personal Information?

“Personal Information” as used in this policy is information that specifically identifies an individual, including, but not limited to, an individual’s name, home address, telephone number, e-mail address, or credit card information when purchasing one of our products or services. All of this information is provided to us by you.

Our Site’s Use of Cookies

We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising, and analytics partners.

  • This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience.
  • The cookies cannot identify you.
  • In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymized tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.
  • As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better.
  • However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others.
  • The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser.
  • We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
  • To opt out of Google Analytics cookies, visit this page at tools.google.com.
  • This page describes how Google uses cookie data from this site.

Types of Cookies Used

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to understand how the website is being used in order to improve the user experience. Information collected looks at visits to articles on this site, geographical location, pages viewed, time spent on site, and other related details.

The information we collect automatically is used for statistical data and will not include personal information. To the extent that you voluntarily provide personal information to us, our systems will associate the automatically collected information with your personal information.

Visitors can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using Google’s Ad Settings page. Users can completely block Google Analytics tracking using Google’s Analytics Opt-out browser add-on.

Facebook

Cookies and pixels are used to understand and deliver ads and make them more relevant to you. We may also use a cookie to learn whether someone who saw an ad on Facebook later visited our website.

Other 3rd Party Tracking Technologies

Our Website contains advertisements as well as links to affiliates and other websites. Garden Therapy does not claim nor accept responsibility for any privacy policies, practices and/or procedures of other such websites. Therefore, we encourage all users and visitors to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy Agreement applies only and solely to the information collected by our Website. 3rd Party and Affiliate Sites Include:

  • AdThrive
  • Amazon
  • Etsy
  • Google Adsense
  • ShareASale

Advertising

This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here: www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy

Log Files

Like many other websites, gardentherapy.ca makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cloudflare is used to help make this website available. See the Cloudflare Privacy Policy.

Do We Share or Disclose Information to Third Parties?

We value your privacy. Your Personal Information will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company or third party under any circumstances, except for the following:

  • In the unlikely event that the Site goes through a contemplated or actual business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale or disposal of all or a portion of its assets, your Personal Information will likely be among the assets transferred.
  • Your Personal Information may be shared with website hosting partners or other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you (e.g., email delivery servers). All these third parties are asked to agree to keep your Personal Information confidential.
  • We may also disclose your Personal Information if we are required to do so by law or in order to protect ours or others’ rights, or enforce our site policies.

While we closely protect your Personal Information, please be aware that should you engage in aspects of our Site that make your Personal Information available for viewing by third parties online – for example, by commenting on blog posts, writing on message boards, participating in online chats – such information can potentially be seen, collected, and used by others besides us. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of such information.

What Information Do We Collect?

After visiting our Site, we will only contact you via e-mail if you have signed up to receive information, newsletters, purchased a product, or left an inquiry with us.

The Site may be browsed without providing any personally identifying information. However, to engage in certain functions or features of the Site, you may be asked to provide Personal Information. We collect Personal Information from you when you engage in activities including, but not limited to the following:

  • Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter
  • Send us photographs
  • Enter a promotion or contest
  • Register for access to certain areas of our site
  • Participate in surveys
  • Purchase a product or service
  • Correspond with us

This refers to information you choose to provide at the Site. This Site has an SSL Certificate which activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.

How and Why We Collect Information

The Company collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. If you register to download a book or resources, sign up for our newsletter, and/or purchase a product from us, leave a comment, or participate in a poll or survey, we collect your information. We use this information to track your preferences and to keep you informed about the products and services you have selected to receive and any related products and/or services. As a visitor to this Website, you can engage in most activities without providing any personal information. It is only when you seek to download resources and/or register for services that you are required to provide information.

Voluntarily provided information may include your name, address, email address, billing and/or credit card information, etc., which may be used when you leave comments, purchase products and/or services and to deliver the services you have requested.

This voluntary information is kept private and used only for the intended purposes requested. We do not sell, rent, or share email addresses or any other related information to any third parties

Subscribing to Newsletters

The Site offers an option to subscribe to our newsletters. Should you choose to enroll, we will collect personal information such as your name and e-mail address. Any e-mail you receive from the Site will contain the option to “unsubscribe” at the end of every e-mail. You can unsubscribe at any time. Your information is stored on the server that delivers the newsletters for GardenTherapy.ca. This information may only be accessed by those who assist in the list management so that you receive the newsletters.

MailerLite.com is the service that we use to manage and send to our email lists.

Our mailing list requires a double opt-in. This is for your protection. It requires both submitting your email address and confirming you wish to subscribe within a message sent to that email address. This applies to the following:

  • Garden Therapy’s What’s in Season Newsletter
  • New blog posts by email
  • Special Notices
  • Free downloads
  • Digital products including ebooks

When you sign up for our mailing list or request a digital product, you will receive emails via MailerLite. The mailing list is stored securely on their server and a current backup copy is kept by Garden Therapy.

To unsubscribe, use the Preferences link at the bottom of any of these email messages. You can also use the Preferences link to turn off data regarding your email views and clicks.

To be deleted and forgotten, contact [email protected] with the email address used for your subscription. We can remove you completely from mailing lists.

Payments for Digital Products

Gumroad.com is the service we use to deliver free downloads and other digital products. Where the information is collected and stored depends on the payment option chosen. Gumroad.com has record that a free download or sale has taken place. Both Gumroad and Garden Therapy must retain sale information for tax purposes for the length of time required by law.

Your payment server will also have record of your actions. This may be PayPal, Stripe (credit cards, Apple Pay), or other payment method that you select. You would contact these services directly to view payment information.

  • Free downloads
  • Digital products including ebooks
  • Payment records for purchase of digital products including ebooks

You will be contacted after requesting a digital product. Communications include a receipt for your download, information on how to obtain the download, and a note to thank you for your interest. This lets you know how to reach us, suggests other content or services on the site that may interest you, and provide any free product updates when they become available. Joining our mailing list beyond these initial communications is entirely optional.

To be deleted and forgotten, contact [email protected] with the email address used for your subscription. We can remove you completely from mailing lists.

Comments Left on the Site

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you wish to remove a comment that you have submitted to gardentherapy.ca, you can access the comment and delete it. If you have any problem with this, contact [email protected] with a link to the post and/or comment so we can delete it.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. If you have set up a Gravatar for your comments, you can see their 3rd party Privacy Policy here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Emails

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail, and telephone. This also applies when you register for our website, sign up through any of our forms using your email address, or make a purchase on this site.

Email Policies

We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties, and will not disclose your email address to any third parties except where required by law.

We will maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with applicable federal law.

In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mails sent from our organization will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all e-mail messages will also contain information on how to remove yourself from our mailing list so that you receive no further e-mail communication from us.

Our emails provide users the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us by reading the Preferences or Unsubscribe links located at the top of any e-mail they receive from us at anytime.

Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials may opt out of receiving these communications by clicking on the Preferences or Unsubscribe links in the e-mail.

Site Backups

We save a secure backup copy of this site every day using Vaultpress, where it is stored for 30 days and then deleted.

Other Information Collected

We also may collect standard web log entries for each page you view, including your IP address, page URL, and timestamp. This web log data enables us to diagnose server problems, administer the Site, and provide functional service to users. The Site also may use web beacons in order to access cookies, to count users who visit the Site or open HTML email messages.

Age Restrictions

The Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features/register on the Website, make any purchases through the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use.

If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected]

Contact

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us via email at [email protected] or Mail at Suite #358 2055 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 0C7 Canada.

Acceptance of Terms

By using this website, you are hereby accepting the terms and conditions stipulated within this Privacy Policy Agreement. If you are not in agreement with our terms and conditions, then you should refrain from further use of our sites. In addition, your continued use of our website following the posting of any updates or changes to our terms and conditions shall mean that you are in agreement and acceptance of such changes.