Welcome to https://growingself.com (the “Site”). We understand that privacy online is important to users of our Site, especially when conducting business. This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to those users of the Site (“Visitors”) who visit without transacting business and Visitors who register to transact business on the Site and make use of the various services offered by Growing Self, LLC (collectively, “Services”) (“Authorized Customers”).
Definition of terms: Generally speaking, “personally Identifiable Information” refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, social security number, and credit card information. Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.
What Personally Identifiable Information is collected by Growing Self?
Unless you get in touch with us, we do not collect any information about you, other than that which is generated by your interaction with our website (the location of your IP address, etc). We collect the following additional information from our Authorized Customers, and people who have offered their information to us including: the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of Authorized Customers who specifically request information, resources, products, or services from us.
What organizations are collecting the information?
In addition to our collection of information, if you become a client or interact with our online products or services our third party service vendors (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses and banks) who may provide such services as credit, client management, data reporting services may collect this information from our Visitors and Authorized Customers. We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they use personal information provided to them from Visitors and Authorized Customers. Some of these third parties may be intermediaries that act solely as links in the distribution chain, and do not store, retain, or use the information given to them.
How does the Site use Personally Identifiable Information?
We use aggregates of behavior and information to customize the Site, to make appropriate service offerings, and to fulfill buying and selling requests on the Site. We may email Authorized Customers about research or purchase and selling opportunities on the Site or information related to the subject matter of the Site. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to contact Authorized Customers in response to specific inquiries, or to provide requested information.
With whom may the information may be shared?
Aggregated information about our Visitors, including the demographics of our Visitors and Authorized Customers, may be shared with our affiliated agencies and third party vendors. We also offer the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving information or being contacted by us or by any agency acting on our behalf.
How is Personally Identifiable Information stored?
Personally Identifiable Information collected by Growing Self, LLC is securely stored and is not accessible to third parties or employees of Growing Self, LLC except for use as indicated above. The private information of our clients is securely stored in a HIPAA compliant electronic records management system that does not share information with any third parties.
What choices are available to Visitors regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?
Authorized Customers may opt out of receiving unsolicited information from or being contacted by us and/or our vendors and affiliated agencies by responding to emails as instructed, or by contacting us at email@example.com.
Are Cookies Used on the Site?
How does Growing Self, LLC use login information?
Growing Self, LLC uses login information, including, but not limited to, IP addresses, ISPs, and browser types, to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a user’s movement and use, and gather broad demographic information.
What partners or service providers have access to Personally Identifiable Information from Visitors and/or Authorized Customers on the Site?
Growing Self, LLC has entered into and will continue to enter into partnerships and other affiliations with a number of vendors. Such vendors may have access to certain Personally Identifiable Information on a need to know basis for evaluating Authorized Customers for service eligibility. Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to comply with law. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information in order to comply with a court order or subpoena or a request from a law enforcement agency to release information. We will also disclose Personally Identifiable Information when reasonably necessary to protect the safety of our Visitors and Authorized Customers.
How does the Site keep Personally Identifiable Information secure?
All of our employees are familiar with our security policy and practices. The Personally Identifiable Information of our Authorized Customers is only accessible to a limited number of qualified employees who are given a password in order to gain access to the information. We audit our security systems and processes on a regular basis. Sensitive information, such as credit card numbers or social security numbers, is protected by encryption protocols, in place to protect information sent over the Internet. While we take commercially reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering and break-ins, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place and we will not be liable to Visitors or Authorized Customers for any such occurrences.
How can I correct any inaccuracies in Personally Identifiable Information?
Authorized Customers may contact us to update Personally Identifiable Information about them or to correct any inaccuracies by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can a Visitor delete or deactivate Personally Identifiable Information collected by the Site?
No personally identifiable information about our visitors is collected aside from an IP address, location and site behavior. We provide Authorized Customers with a mechanism to delete/deactivate Personally Identifiable Information from the Site’s database by contacting us at: email@example.com . However, because of backups and records of deletions, it may be impossible to delete a Visitor’s information without retaining some residual information. An individual who requests to have Personally Identifiable Information deactivated will have this information functionally deleted.