Privacy Policy

Garden Starters Privacy Policy

Last Updated: October 22, 2015.

Your privacy is important to Garden Starters, owned and operated by DeVry Greenhouses Ltd. (“Garden Starters”). This Policy explains how Garden Starters collects, uses, discloses, retains and deletes your personal information, including information collected through Garden Starters’ website (currently www.gardenstarters.com) or when you deal directly with Garden Starters representatives.

 

  1. Your Consent

By providing Garden Starters or its representatives with your personal information, you consent to the collection, use, disclosure, retention and deletion of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and as otherwise permitted by applicable law.

If you are under the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you live (which in most jurisdictions is either 18 or 19 years of age), then your parent or legal guardian must register for Garden Starters’ services on your behalf, and by doing so your parent or guardian consents, and confirms that you consent, to the collection, use, disclosure, retention and deletion of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and as otherwise permitted by applicable law.

You may withdraw your consent to Garden Starters’ use and disclosure of your personal information by submitting a written request to Garden Starters’ Privacy Officer using the contact information noted below. If you withdraw your consent, then you might no longer be able to receive or use Garden Starters’ services.

In this Privacy Policy, “personal information” means information about an identifiable individual.

 

  1. How Garden Starters Collects Personal Information

(a) Direct Collection:

You may be asked to voluntarily provide your personal information to Garden Starters or its authorized representatives when you create a Garden Starters account, or subscribe for Garden Starters services (through Garden Starters’ website), or when you are otherwise in contact with Garden Starters, or its representatives. In those circumstances, you can choose not to provide certain requested personal information, but then you might not be able to create an account or subscribe for or use certain features of Garden Starters’ website.

(b) Automatic Collection:

Garden Starters’ website may automatically collect certain information regarding your use of the website, such as the dates and times you access Garden Starters’ website and the browsers, operating systems and devices you use to access the website. Garden Starters may use that information for various purposes, including to administer and improve Garden Starters’ website.

Garden Starters’ website and email messages may also use “cookies” and other similar technologies, such as web beacons, pixel or gif tags, and action tags. Those technologies collect information that assist Garden Starters to improve Garden Starters services, advertising and customer communications. Garden Starters may use information collected through cookies and similar technologies to recognize you as a user of Garden Starters’ website, determine your general location, track your use of Garden Starters’ website, offer personalized online content, information and advertisements, and otherwise facilitate and improve your use of the Garden Starters’ website. Garden Starters may use web beacons, pixel or gif tags, and action tags to confirm that email messages have been delivered to and opened by you.

Garden Starters treats information collected by cookies and similar technologies as non-personal information, except that if internet protocol (IP) addresses or other similar identifiers are considered personal information under your local laws then Garden Starters will treat that information as personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

You may choose to decline or disable cookies if your web browser permits, but doing so may affect your ability to access or use certain features of Garden Starters’ website. You may opt-out of receiving emails in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

(c) Location-Based Services

Garden Starters may provide location-based services, including marketing and promotions specific to your location and the calculation of prices in local currency. To do so, Garden Starters collects and uses information regarding the geographic location of your computer or mobile device. If the location data contains your personal information, then Garden Starters will treat the location data as personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If the location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you, then Garden Starters will treat the location data as non-personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, provided that if the location data is considered personal information under your local laws then Garden Starters will treat that data as personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy. You may configure your computer or mobile device to either transmit or not transmit location data to Garden Starters.

 

  1. How Garden Starters Uses Personal Information

Garden Starters uses your personal information for various purposes, including: (a)to provide you with services (including the sending of commercial electronic messages that you have registered to receive from Garden Starters; (b) to facilitate transactions and process your purchases for Garden Starters products; (c) to contact and correspond with you regarding transactions; (d) to provide you with information regarding Garden Starters’ announcements and promotions; (e) to process and respond to your specific suggestions, comments, inquiries and requests (including your feedback to Garden Starters about Garden Starters’ products), and to otherwise administer Garden Starters’ relationship with you; (f) to administer and facilitate your participation in contests and promotions related to Garden Starters’ products; (g) to create and manage your Garden Starters account; (h) to facilitate the return of products for warranty repairs; and (i) to develop, deliver, and improve Garden Starters’ products and advertising.

Garden Starters may develop a confidential provide for you, which will be used to provide services to you and to facilitate your dealings with Garden Starters.

Garden Starters may combine your personal information collected through various sources, including information collected through Garden Starters’ website.

Garden Starters may use personal information to create non-personal information, and Garden Starters may then use, disclose, transfer and retain the non-personal information as set forth below in this Privacy Policy.

Garden Starters discloses your personal information as described below.

 

  1. How Garden Starters Discloses Personal Information

(a) Law Enforcement/Legal Disclosures:

Your personal information may be subject to access by and disclosure to law enforcement agencies in accordance with applicable law. Garden Starters may disclose your personal information as required or authorized by applicable law, including to comply with a subpoena, warrant or court or arbitral order, or litigation disclosure obligations. Garden Starters may disclose your personal information to law enforcement authorities or other organizations if Garden Starters reasonably believes the disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect and enforce Garden Starters’ legal rights, interests and remedies or to protect the business, operations or customers of Garden Starters or other persons. Garden Starters has no control over, or responsibility or liability for, the use, disclosure, retention and deletion of your personal information by the agencies, organizations or other persons to whom Garden Starters discloses the information in the foregoing circumstances, and the use, disclosure, retention and deletion of the disclosed information by those agencies, organizations or other persons is not subject to this Privacy Policy.

(b)  Suppliers and Service Providers:

Garden Starters may disclose your personal information to Garden Starters’ suppliers and service providers to assist Garden Starters in the provision of services to you, to provide products and services to Garden Starters, to assist Garden Starters to use your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and as otherwise permitted by applicable law. Garden Starters requires its suppliers and service providers to agree to use your personal information only for the purposes for which the information is provided to them, and to protect the privacy of your personal information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

(c) Garden Starters Business Transactions:

Garden Starters may disclose your personal information in connection with a proposed or actual business transaction in which Garden Starters is involved (such as a corporate reorganization, merger or acquisition, or the sale of some or all of Garden Starters’ business or assets), but Garden Starters will require that the information recipient agree to protect the privacy of your personal information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy and applicable law.

 

  1. Location of Personal Information

Garden Starters may process, store and use your personal information at facilities in various countries, including Canada and the United States of America. The personal information protection laws of those other countries might be different from the laws of jurisdiction in which you reside, and might permit courts, government, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies and security authorities to access your personal information. By providing Garden Starters with your personal information, you consent to the transfer of your personal information to facilities located in other countries and the processing and storage of your personal information at those facilities.

 

  1. Retention and Protection of Personal Information

Garden Starters retains your personal information for the period reasonably necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or a longer period required or permitted by applicable law. Garden Starters will delete or dispose of your personal information when Garden Starters is no longer reasonably required to keep the information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

Garden Starters employs reasonable safeguards – including administrative, physical and technical security and safeguarding measures and solutions – appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information in Garden Starters’ possession or under Garden Starters’ control in order to protect the information from unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, disposal or similar risks. Nevertheless, security risks cannot be eliminated and Garden Starters cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be used or disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

 

  1. Accuracy and Access to Personal Information

Garden Starters will rely on you to ensure that your personal information is as accurate, complete and up to date as necessary for the purposes of the services that Garden Starters provides to you. You will promptly notify Garden Starters of any changes to your personal information (including your Garden Starters account information) using the procedures provided on Garden Starters’ website or by contacting a Garden Starters representative .

You may request access to your personal information and information about Garden Starters’ collection, use, disclosure, retention and deletion of your personal information by submitting a written request to Garden Starters’ Privacy Officer using the contact information noted below. Subject to applicable exceptions and limitations prescribed by applicable law, you will be given reasonable access to your personal information and you will be entitled to verify the accuracy and completeness of your personal information and to have it amended as appropriate. You may be required to pay a reasonable fee for access to your personal information.

 

  1. Non-Personal Information

Garden Starters creates or collects non-personal information (information that is not about an identifiable individual), including personal information that has been aggregated or otherwise anonymized so that it no longer relates to an identifiable individual. Garden Starters may use, disclose, transfer and retain non-personal information for any purpose and in any manner whatsoever.

If non-personal information is combined with personal information, then the non-personal information will be treated as personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

 

  1. Other Matters

(a) Business Contact Information: To the extent permitted by applicable law, the provisions of this Privacy Policy concerning personal information do not apply to information (such as your name, position or title, business address, business telephone number, business fax number and business email address) that enables you to be contacted at a place of business.

(b) Website Terms and Conditions: The Terms and Conditions that you accept when you register for a Garden Starters account contain important provisions, including provisions disclaiming, limiting or excluding Garden Starters’ liability and provisions determining the applicable law and exclusive jurisdiction for the resolution of disputes. To the extent permitted by applicable law, each of those terms and conditions applies to any dispute that may arise in relation to this Privacy Policy or Garden Starters’ collection, use, disclosure, retention and deletion of your personal information, and are of the same force and effect as if they had been reproduced directly in this Privacy Policy.

(c)  Other Websites/Online Services: Garden Starters’ website may contain links to other websites or online services. When you use those links, you are contacting another website or service. Garden Starters has no responsibility or liability for, or control over, those other websites or service or their collection, use, disclosure, retention and deletion of your personal information. Please refer to the privacy policies and terms of use that apply to those other websites or online services.

(d) Former Users: If you cease using the Garden Starters website, Garden Starters may continue to use and disclose your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time.

(e) Unsubscribing to Newsletters and Messages: You may unsubscribe from Garden Starters’ commercial electronic messages by using the applicable unsubscribe procedure included in those messages or by contacting Garden Starters at information@gardenstarters.com.

(f) Privacy Officer: If you have any comments or questions about this Privacy Policy or your personal information, please contact Garden Starters’ Privacy Officer by mail, or email at: Garden Starters – Privacy Officer, 49259 Castleman Rd.  Chilliwack BC, Canada.  V2P 6H4, or information@gardenstarters.com.

(g) English Language: You and Garden Starters have each expressly requested and required that this Privacy Policy and all other related documents be drawn up in the English language.

(h) Changes to this Policy: Garden Starters may change this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting a new version of this Privacy Policy on Garden Starters’ website. Garden Starters’ collection, use, disclosure, retention and deletion of your personal information will be governed by the version of this Privacy Policy in effect at that time. Your continued dealings with Garden Starters subsequent to any change to this Privacy Policy will signify your consent to the collection, use, disclosure, retention and deletion of your personal information in accordance with the changed Privacy Policy. Accordingly, you should check the “Last Updated” date of this Privacy Policy (at the top of this Policy) and review any changes since the last version.