Last Updated February 19, 2016
Social Media Links. You may be given the option to link your social media accounts, such as your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts, so that you can comment on, or take advantage of, the Website. When you comment on the Website using your social media account user names and passwords and, for example, clicking “allow” on your Facebook permission authorization screen, you grant us permission to capture, store, use and display your social media account user ID, your basic social media account profile information, and any other information from your social media account profile that you specifically allow us to access. The authentication of your social media account login credentials is conducted through the relevant social media service provider.
Information Provided About Other People. If you send someone else a communication from or through the Website, such as sending an invitation to a friend to view a favorite article, the information you provide (e.g. names and email addresses) is used to facilitate the communication and is not used for any other marketing purpose, unless we obtain consent from that person or we explicitly disclose otherwise. If that person becomes a user of our Website, her or his information will be treated in the same manner as all other users of the Website. Please be aware that, when you send a message from or through our Website, your email address may be included in the communication sent to your recipient.
Pixel Tags. We may use “pixel tags” (sometimes called “Internet tags”, “web beacons” or “clear GIFS”), which are tiny graphic images, on our Website. Pixel tags help us analyze our customers’ online behavior and measure the effectiveness of our Website and our advertising. We work with service providers that help us track, collect, and analyze this information. Pixel tags on our Website may be used to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the features you use, the links you click, and other actions you take in connection with the Website. This information may include your computer’s Internet protocol (IP) address, your browser type, your operating system, date and time information, and other technical information about your computer. We may also track certain information about the identity of the website you visited before coming to our Website.
Electronic Newsletters. You may be able to sign up to receive electronic newsletters from us. To sign up we may ask for information such as your name, email address, gender, age, and email preferences. You will receive electronic newsletters from us only if you have asked to receive them. If you do not want to receive electronic newsletters from us, you may click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any electronic newsletter communication sent by us. Please allow up to ten business days from when the request was received to implement your unsubscribe request.
Surveys, Sweepstakes and Promotions. You may be able to participate in surveys, sweepstakes and promotions (individually and collectively, “promotion(s)”). By participating in a promotion, you agree to the official rules that govern the promotion. We may request information such as your name, age, email address, mailing address, telephone number, and interests or product preferences. This information may used to enter you into our promotions. We may use this information to communicate with you about our products, services and promotions. If you choose to enter a promotion, your personal information may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of the promotion and as permitted by the promotion’s official rules or required by law.
Purchasing Products and Services. You may be able to purchase certain products and services on this Website and make payment to us through our third party payment gateway provider(s). We will ask for information such as your name, billing and shipping address, telephone number, email address and payment card information in order to process your purchase, confirm your order, and ship the items to you. If, in connection with your purchase, you elect to be added to our electronic newsletter list, we may use your contact information to communicate with you about our products, services and promotions.
Transactional Communications. We may send you notices from time to time relating to your account or your subscriptions. These may include order confirmations, renewal notices, invoices or customer service notifications. We may also send you service-related announcements when it is necessary to do so; for instance, if our Website is temporarily suspended for maintenance, the delivery of a product is delayed, or there is some service issue with something you may have ordered. You may not opt-out of receiving these communications, which are not promotional in nature.
Service Providers. We may disclose information to outside companies that help us bring you the products and services we offer. For example, we may work with outside companies to: (a) manage a database of subscriber or customer information; (b) process and receive payments for products and services sold on or through our Website; (c) assist us in distributing emails messages; (d) assist us with direct marketing and data collection; (e) provide us data storage and analysis; (f) provide fraud prevention; (g) provide customer service by phone; and (h) other services designed to assist us in maximizing our business and operations. We require that these outside companies agree to keep confidential all proprietary information we share with them and to use the information only to perform their obligations under our agreements with them.
Choice and Opt Out. You may close your account on our Website or opt out of our sharing information with third parties for marketing purposes by emailing us at publisher (at) trianglegardener.com or sending mail through the U.S. Postal Service (certified mail, return receipt requested is recommended) to the following address:
Triangle Gardener, LLC
PO Box 91132
Raleigh, NC 27675
If you prefer not to receive electronic promotional communications, you can opt-out by following the unsubscribe instructions included in each such communication. Please allow up to ten business days from when the request was received to implement your unsubscribe request.
Security. We implement safeguards to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control. However, despite our efforts, no data transmission over the Internet, wireless transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Please note that we cannot ensure and do not undertake any obligation to ensure the security of any information you transmit to us, and your use of the Website indicates that you are willing to assume this risk.
Children’s Privacy. The Website is provided for a general purpose audience and is not directed or intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, you should not register or provide personal information on the Website. If we later obtain actual knowledge that a user is under 13 years of age, we will take steps to remove that user’s personal information from our systems.