EFFECTIVE AND UPDATES
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 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.