Your privacy is important to us. As we are using the WordPress software platform to provide our services, we have adopted the same privacy principles used by WordPress.com (these are the principles implemented in the software, and they are good ones).
Our privacy principles are:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services
- In our website and blogging products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
Like most website operators, Green Thumb collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Green Thumb’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Green Thumb’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Green Thumb may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Green Thumb also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Green Thumb does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Green Thumb’s websites choose to interact with Green Thumb in ways that require Green Thumb to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Green Thumb gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a Green Thumb account to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Green Thumb are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Green Thumb collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Green Thumb. Green Thumb does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Green Thumb may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Green Thumb may monitor the most popular blogs on the Green Thumb websites. Green Thumb may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Green Thumb does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Green Thumb discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Green Thumb’s behalf or to provide services available at Green Thumb’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Green Thumb’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Green Thumb will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Green Thumb discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Green Thumb believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Green Thumb, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Green Thumb website and have supplied your email address, Green Thumb may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Green Thumb and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you provide us with a contact phone number and have supplied this information to Green Thumb, Green Thumb may occasionally send you a text to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or to just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Green Thumb and our products. Up to 4 msgs/mnth. Data rates and text rates may apply. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Green Thumb takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
SECTION 1 – WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?
When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address.
When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.
Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates.
SECTION 2 – CONSENT
How do you get my consent?
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.
How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at email@example.com or mailing us at: Green Thumb International 23782 Bridger Rd, Lake Forest, CA, 92630, United States
SECTION 3 – DISCLOSURE
We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.
SECTION 4 – WOOCOMMERCE
Our store is hosted on Woocommerce on the WordPress platform. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.
Your data is stored through Woocommerce’s platform, including data storage, databases, and the general Woocommerce application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Woocommerce stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service here or Privacy Statement here.
SECTION 5 – THIRD-PARTY SERVICES
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
SECTION 6 – SECURITY
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.
SECTION 7 – AGE OF CONSENT
By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.
QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at Green Thumb International[Re: Privacy Compliance Officer] [23782 Bridger Rd, Lake Forest, CA, 92630, United States]