PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING ANY PART OF THE WEBSITE


Privacy Policy

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.

OVERVIEW
The Social Garden recognizes and respects the privacy of the users of this Website. The following privacy policy (the “Policy”), as modified from time to time by us as described below, tells you about the information that The Social Garden collects through the Website, how we use that information and how you can opt out of certain uses of the information we may collect. If you access the Website (“http://www.thesocialgarden.net” or “http://www.thesocialgarden.com”) you are consenting to the information collection and usage practices described in this Policy.

EFFECTIVE AND UPDATES
This Privacy Policy is effective at 8:00 a.m. on January 1, 2011. The Social Garden reserves the right to make changes to this Policy at any time, and will post any revised Policy on this page. You will know we have changed the Policy when you see a new effective date in the first sentence of this paragraph. The Social Garden will not notify its Website visitors or customers of any such changes by e-mail or other personal contact. We encourage you to check the date of this Policy whenever you visit this Website so that you will know when you need to review the Policy for modifications. Please note that this Policy applies to all information collected online by The Social Garden.

COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION
Personal information means information that can be used to identify and contact you, specifically your name, postal delivery address, e-mail address, payment method (e.g., credit card or debit card) and telephone number, as well as other information when such information is combined with your personal information.
When you register or re-register at our Web site, we ask you to supply us with personal information so that we can provide, enhance and personalize our services and marketing efforts. For similar reasons, we may supplement the personal information you provide with publicly available information about you. We use this personal information to process your registration, your subscriptions and your payments, and to communicate with you on these and other topics. We also use your e-mail address to send you newsletters, as well as messages about The Social Garden, special offers, promotional announcements and consumer surveys. Please note that you cannot unsubscribe from certain correspondence from us, including messages relating to your account transactions.
We keep track of your interactions with us, including but not limited to your site activity, payment history and correspondence. We use this information for such purposes as providing recommendations in our programs and on our websites so that you may find useful, personalizing the site to better reflect particular interests, tracking your level of activity, helping us quickly and efficiently respond to inquiries and requests and otherwise enhancing our service offerings for our customers. We also provide anonymous analyses of our users in the aggregate to prospective partners, advertisers and other third parties. On an anonymous basis, we may also disclose and otherwise use, site habits, commentary, reviews and other non-personal information about our customers.
While using the http://www.thesocialgarden.net web site, you will have opportunities to post reviews or other personal information in the comments. Please understand that when you post such information, it is made public and is not subject to this policy.

COOKIES AND OTHER TECHNOLOGY
As you browse the http://www.thesocialgarden.net site, cookies may placed on your computer’s hard drive. (Cookies are small pieces of data that are sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your hard drive for record keeping purposes.) In general, cookies can make the Web more useful by storing information about your preferences on a particular site. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s computer. If your browser is set to not accept cookies, you may not be able to use particular services on the site.
In addition to cookies, we may use other technologies, including pixel tags, to gather information on how our users interact with our site and to otherwise help us efficiently operate and monitor our site and service. These technologies show us popular pages, conversion rates, click-throughs and other information that can be used to improve, operate and monitor our site and our service.
This website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave this site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Except as otherwise disclosed to you, we will not sell, rent or disclose your personal information to third parties without notifying you of our intent to share the personal information in advance and giving you an opportunity to prevent your personal information from being shared.
We use other companies, agents or contractors to perform services on our behalf. For example, we have partnered with other companies to maintain our newsletter database, process credit card transactions, collect debts, analyze and enhance data, including customers’ interaction with our site, and process consumer surveys. In the course of providing such services, these other companies may have access to your personal information. These companies are not permitted to use your personal information except for the purpose of providing the services we request of them.
The Social Garden also reserves the right to disclose personal information when we reasonably believe disclosure is required by law, if we reasonably believe disclosure is necessary to establish or exercise legal rights, or in situations involving potential threats to physical safety. In the event that The Social Garden is acquired by or merged with a third party, we reserve the right to sell or otherwise transfer the personal information we have collected as part of that transaction provided that such third party continues to honor our privacy policy.

SECURITY
The Social Garden is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

CONTACT
If you have questions concerning your account, please visit our contact page. If you have questions concerning this privacy policy, please email grow@thesocialgarden.net.