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Privacy Policy

Last Updated: September 25, 2023

Who we are

Our website address is: https://sowitgrowitcookit.com.

Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you visit our website. By using our website, you consent to the practices described in this policy.

Information We Collect

  • Personal Information: We may collect personal information such as your name and email address when you subscribe to our newsletter or contact us through our website.
  • Non-Personal Information: We may also collect non-personal information, such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, and referring website, to enhance the functionality of our website and improve our services.
  • An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

How We Use Your Information

  • To Provide Services: We use your personal information to provide you with the services you have requested, such as sending newsletters, responding to your inquiries, or delivering content.
  • To Improve Our Website: Non-personal information helps us understand how visitors interact with our website, enabling us to enhance its design and functionality.
  • To Send Updates: With your consent, we may send you periodic updates, newsletters, and other relevant information about gardening and related topics.

Cookies & Similar Technologies

We use cookies and similar technologies to collect non-personal information about your browsing experience on our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device when you visit a website. You can configure your browser to accept or reject cookies, but some features of our website may not function correctly without cookies.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to third parties. We may share your information with trusted service providers who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, provided they agree to keep your information confidential.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Third-Party Links

Our website may contain links to third-party websites. We have no control over the content or privacy practices of these websites and are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third-party websites.

Data Security

We employ industry-standard security measures to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. However, please note that no method of transmitting or storing data is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes will be posted on this page with the updated date, and it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy or the handling of your information, please contact us at karen@becomingagarder.com

Thank you for visiting our website. Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to protecting and respecting it.