Privacy Policy

GrowthResourcesOnline.com is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. Any such changes will be noted and dated at the bottom of this page if/when they occur.

Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

This privacy notice provides you with details of how we collect and process your personal data through your use of our site https://www.growthresourcesonline.com.

By providing us with your data, you warrant to us that you are over 13 years of age.

Growth Resources Online (“GRO”) is the data controller and we are responsible for your personal data (referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice).

Note: To protect your privacy, it is very important that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please let us know if at any time your personal information changes by emailing us at [email protected]

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, respond to a survey, fill out a form, Use Live Chat or enter information on our site in order to provide us with feedback on our products or services. We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and email address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we use this information to contact you.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf our site, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings you are most interested in. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.
  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.
  • To allow us to respond to your customer service requests.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  • To quickly process your transactions.
  • To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products.
  • To follow up after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries).

Again, we never sell, lease, give away, or otherwise share your personal information.

How do we protect your information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order, enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

How long we keep this information

We retain this information until we have concluded the dialogue with you over the matter regarding which you initiated contact with us, and for internal record keeping for a period of no longer than 1 year.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browsers differ slightly, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. However, if you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.

To see our complete Cookie Policy, including pertinent opt-out links, go HERE.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety. 

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. However, please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site they choose to visit. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Surveys & Contests

From time to time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of our site.

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.  https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en 

At this time Google AdSense is not enabled on our site but may be in the future.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Our home page contains a link to our Privacy Policy.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page.

You can change your personal information:

  • By emailing us
  • By logging in to your account
  • By chatting with us or by sending us a support ticket

 How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

GrowthResourcesOnline.com does not track or compile data on our visitors over time.  We do not knowingly allow third party websites to provide targeted advertising. Therefore we do not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals, as doing so would serve no purpose.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

We do not knowingly allow third-party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

We do not let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins collect PII from children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify you via email within 2 business days.

We will notify the users via in-site notification within 1 business day.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

Regarding the EU and the GDPR

The recent policy development of the European Union (specifically, the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR) is addressed in our Cookie Policy.

Regarding changes to this policy

We’ll notify you before changes made to this policy are put into effect and give you the opportunity to review and comment on the revised policy. Once policy updates are in effect, you will be bound by them if you continue to use our Products and Services.  

Regarding any questions you may have:

If you have any questions regarding this or any other policies of GROtogether you can reach us at [email protected].

 

Last revised: May 23, 2018

 

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