- On this Website.
- In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website.
- When you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services, if those applications or advertising include links to this policy.
- Growers Direct Inc offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by us.
- Any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13
Our website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information on the website. Growers Direct Inc does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this website. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at email@example.com.
INFORMATION THE COMPANY COLLECTS
We collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or device (“personal information”). In particular, we have collected the following categories of personal information from consumers within the last twelve (12) months:
|A. Identifiers.||A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver's license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.||YES|
|B. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).||A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver's license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories.||YES|
|C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.||Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).||YES|
|D. Commercial information.||Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.||NO|
|E. Biometric information.||Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, faceprints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data.||NO|
|F. Internet or other similar network activity.||Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer's interaction with a website, application, or advertisement.||YES|
|G. Geolocation data.||Physical location or movements.||YES|
|H. Sensory data.||Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.||NO|
|I. Professional or employment-related information.||Current or past job history or performance evaluations.||NO|
|J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)).||Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records.||NO|
|K. Inferences drawn from other personal information.||Profile reflecting a person's preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.||NO|
Personal information does not include:
- Publicly available information from government records.
- De-identified or aggregated consumer information.
- Information excluded from the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) scope, like:
- health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (“CMIA”) or clinical trial data;
- personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (“GLBA”) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (“FIPA”), and the Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994.
Growers Direct Inc obtains the categories of personal information listed above from the following categories of sources:
- Directly from our clients or their agents. For example, from documents that our clients provide to us related to the services for which they engage us.
- Indirectly from our clients or their agents. For example, through information we collect from our clients in the course of providing services to them.
- Directly and indirectly from activity on our website, www.growersdirectus.com. For example, from submissions through the company website portal or website usage details collected automatically.
- From third-parties that interact with the company in connection with the services we perform.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Growers Direct Inc does not use your email address to send commercial or marketing messages, except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt in or opt out. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications by emailing us as at firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in email sent by the company or by replying to any email sent by the company and entering the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line. The company may, however use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major website changes or for customer service purposes).
If you submit personally identifiable information to the company through the website, the company may use your personal information to operate, maintain and provide to you the features and functionality of the website.
The company uses both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the website and to create new features, promotions, functionality and services by storing, tracking and analyzing user preferences and trends.
If you post comments or articles to any forum, blog or message board on this Website, any personally identifiable information you provide in those comments or articles may be read, collated and used by anyone viewing them. As such, the company is not responsible for personally identifiable information you may choose to make available through these channels.
We may use or disclose the personal information we collect for one or more of the following business purposes:
- To fulfill or meet the reason for which the information is provided. For example, if you provide us with personal information in order for the company to fulfill online orders, we will use that information to identify pick up information to in store staff.
- To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us.
- To provide you with email alerts, event registrations and other notices concerning company products or services, or events or news, that may be of interest to you.
- To carry out the company’s obligations and enforce the company’s rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collections.
- To improve the company website and present its contents to you.
- For testing, research, analysis and product development.
- As necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of the company, the company’s clients or others.
- To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.
- As described to you when collecting your personal information or as otherwise set forth in the CCPA.
- To evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of the company’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by the company is among the assets transferred.
We will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.
SHARING PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may disclose your personal information to a third party for a business purpose. When the company discloses personal information for a business purpose, we enter a contract that describes the purpose and requires the recipient to both keep that personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose except performing the contract.
In the preceding twelve (12) months, the Company has disclosed the following categories of personal information for a business purpose:
- Category A: Identifiers.
- Category B: California Customer Records personal information categories.
We will disclose your personal information for a business purpose to the following categories of third parties:
- Our affiliates.
- Service providers.
In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have not sold any personal information.
We use commercially reasonable physical, managerial and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to the company, and you do so at your own risk.
If we learn of a security systems breach, then it may attempt to notify you so that you can take appropriate protective steps. The company may post a notice on the website if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free, written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), you should notify the company.
To protect your privacy and security, the company takes reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.
You may submit any questions you may have about the company’s security procedures by emailing us at email@example.com.
YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the website, in which case, the company may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your personal information and email preferences at any time by visiting your account page.
If you do not wish for cookies or pixel tags to be placed on your computer, most commercially available web browsers permit you to prevent that from taking place.
To opt out of receiving promotional emails, you may send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or click the "unsubscribe" link in any email sent by us, or by replying to any email sent by the Company and entering the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major website changes or for customer service purposes).
To opt out of receiving our direct mail, you may send us an email at email@example.com or call us at 1-949-301-7662.
California Privacy Rights
The CCPA provides consumers (California residents) with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.
Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights
You have the right to request that the company disclose certain information to you about the Company’s collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. Once the company receives and confirms your verifiable consumer request, the company will disclose to you:
- The categories of personal information the company collected about you.
- The categories of sources for the personal information the company collected about you.
- The company’s business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that personal information.
- The categories of third parties with whom the company shares that personal information.
- The specific pieces of personal information the company collected about you (also called a data portability request).
- If the company sold or disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, two separate lists disclosing:
- sales, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient purchased; and
- disclosures for a business purpose, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient obtained.
Deletion Request Rights
You have the right to request that the company delete any of your personal information that the company collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once the company receives and confirms your verifiable consumer request, the company will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from the company records, unless an exception applies.
The company may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for the company or our service providers to:
- Complete the transaction for which the company collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
- Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
- Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
- Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 seq.).
- Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information's deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research's achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.
- Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with the company.
- Comply with a legal obligation.
- Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights
To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to the Company by either:
- Calling us at 1-949-301-7662.
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Only you or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.
You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:
- Provide sufficient information that allows the company to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative.
- Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows the company to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it. The company cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with the company. The company will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor's identity or authority to make the request.
Response Timing and Format
The company will endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt. If the company requires more time (up to 90 days), the company will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. If you have an account with us, the company will deliver our written response to that account. If you do not have an account with us, the company will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request's receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, the company will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.
The company does not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If the company determines that the request warrants a fee, the company will tell you the reason for the decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
The company will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, the Company will not:
- Deny you goods or services.
- Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
- Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.
- Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
This website may contain links to other websites that are not controlled in any way by the company. Please be aware of this when you click on any such links; the company is not responsible for the privacy practices and/or policies of any website other than our own.
Growers Direct Inc.
101 e 17th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627