American Growers: Privacy Policy
Updated on September 28, 2021

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. 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.

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, use live chat, open a Support Ticket or enter information on our site.

We do not use cookies for tracking purposes. 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 the website, 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 in which you are most interested
> To improve our website in order to better serve you
> To allow us to better service you in responding 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 with them after correspondence (live chat, email, or phone inquiries)

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. 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.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

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. You can read more here.

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
> Users can visit our site anonymously
> Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website
> Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can easily be found on the page specified above

You can change your personal information by emailing us, by logging in to your account, or by chatting with us.

We collect the folllowing information from people who use American Growers: full name, username, email address, and company name. We do NOT and will NOT disclose or share any of this information with any person or company outside of American Growers.

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 7 business days. And we will notify the users via in-site notification within 7 business days

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.

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to complete the following:
> Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
> Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders
> Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
> Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CAN SPAM regulation, we agree to the following:
> Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses
> Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
> Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
> Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used
> Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
> Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

If you have any other questions, please contact us using support@American Growers.com.