Privacy Statement

PRIVACY NOTICE

Nursery Chatter is committed to taking reasonable steps towards protecting your privacy online and managing your information responsibly.  This Privacy Notice is intended to notify you of our online privacy practices, the type of information that may be collected and stored, how the information is used, with whom the information may be shared, what choices are available to you regarding the collection, use and distribution of the information, what kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control, and who to contact with questions or concerns.  

This Privacy Notice applies to the website located at  www.nurserychatter.com (the “Website”).   This Privacy Notice does not apply to other websites to which we or any guest blogger or commentator may link.  We may post links on this Website as a way of helping you locate related information and products easily.  However, when linking to another website, you must review that website’s privacy notice as other websites may not treat information collected online in the same manner as we do.

By using this Website and/or by contacting us and providing any personal information, you consent to the collection and use of information by us in accordance with this Privacy Notice. If we decide to change our Privacy Notice, we will post those changes on this page.

Why We Collect Information

We collect personal information in order to improve our Website and help us communicate with you, including providing information and events that are relevant to our community. We also collect your personal information to help us design and deliver our Website, and to deliver targeted marketing to you.

What Information We Collect

The following generally describes the type of information we may collect about you.  

General Browsing

We do not automatically collect personal information unless you voluntarily input or submit this information, such as during registration for a user account, when you submit questions or comments, request information, or participate in online surveys, contests, promotions or other activities.  Should you voluntarily provide us with personally identifiable information, you consent to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Notice.  

Even if you do not submit personal information through the Website, we gather navigational information about where visitors go on the Website and information about the technical efficiencies of our Website and services (i.e., time to connect to the Website, time to download pages, etc.). This information allows us to see which areas of our Website are most visited and helps us better understand the user experience. This helps us improve the quality of the Website by recognizing and delivering more of the features, areas, and services our visitors prefer. In this process of gathering information, we may collect personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information (for example, domain type, browser type and version, service provider and IP address, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and click-stream data). We may also create and use electronic records to compile statistics about how our visitors collectively interact with our Website.

How We Collect Information

We collect information in three primary ways:

  1. You Give Us Information: We collect information from
    you when you submit it to us through our Website.
  2. We Collect Information Automatically: We automatically collect certain types of information when you visit our Website or use our products and services. For example, we automatically collect various types of technical information when you use our Website as otherwise described in this Privacy Notice.
  3. We Collect Information from Other Sources: We may obtain information about you from outside sources, such as third-parties who provide services for us through web-beacons and other technologies as otherwise discussed in this Privacy Notice.  

Use of Cookies

Cookies are bits of electronic information that a website may transfer to a visitor’s computer to identify specific information about the visitor’s visits to the website.  The Website uses a browser feature known as a cookie, which assigns a unique identification to your computer. Cookies are typically stored on your computer’s hard drive and are used to help track clicks as you go through the pages within our Website. We may also use cookies to tell us whether you have previously visited the Website. We also use cookies which may be set by third-parties with whom we have entered into agreements which may enable us to obtain analytics information about the use of our Website.  You can set your browser not to accept cookies or to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the opportunity to decide whether or not to accept it.  You may also use commonly available tools in your browser to remove cookies which may have been placed onto your computer.  We will not use shared local objects (commonly referred to as “FLASH cookies”) in a manner inconsistent with the purposes for which they were designed unless you are specifically notified that we intend to use them for a specific service. FLASH cookies are cookies that are placed on your computer that are not removed through normal browser management tools. 

Use of Web Beacons, Clear-GIFs, Pixel Tags and JavaScript

We also may use “pixel tags” (also called “action pixels,” “web beacons” or “clear gifs”) and/or JavaScript plug-ins, placed on our website and in our emails to you. These web beacons and plug-ins are small graphic images (typically that you cannot see) or code on a website or in an email message which are used for such things as recording web pages and advertisements clicked-on by a user, or for tracking the performance of email marketing campaigns. These devices help us analyze our customers’ online behavior and measure the effectiveness of our website and our marketing. We also work with third-party service providers that help us track, collect, and analyze this information.  Third-party entities with whom we have agreements may place these devices on the website and/or in e-mails to use information obtained from them such as pages viewed, items purchased, e-mails opened and items upon which you may click in e-mails.  These third-party providers may also place cookies onto your computer. Those third-party cookies may enable us to obtain aggregate demographic information and user statistics about you and your preferences from these third-party sources as well as our information we have about you.  

Server Logs

A web “server log” is a record of activity created by a computer that delivers certain web pages to your browser.  Certain activities that you perform on our Website may record information in server logs, such as if you enter a search term into a search box located on the site.  The server log may record the search term, or the link you clicked on to bring you to our Website.  The server log may also record information about your browser, such as you IP address and the cookies set on your browser.  

Search Queries on Our Website

We may provide you with options to search for information on our site.  If you enter information in a search query box, we may store that information and we may aggregate that information with other information we may have about the browser and/or IP address from which the search query originated. 

Surveys 

From time to time, we may request information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name, email and shipping address), demographic information (such as postal code, age level) and provide better services and options to you.  If your information gathered via a survey will be used in a manner different from that described in this Privacy Notice, such use will be detailed in the survey instructions.  For example, the instructions will alert you if the information will be shared with anyone in addition to those identified in this Privacy Notice, such as a third party sponsoring the survey.

How We Use the Information We Collect

We use the information we collect internally in our business for many business purposes, such as to: (i) analyze trends and conduct research; (ii) provide support and respond to questions from Website visitors; (iii) improve our Website; (iv) learn about users’ needs;; (v) track traffic patterns and site usage; (vi) correlate information with other commercially available information to identify demographics and preferences to assist us in our marketing efforts; (vii) provide specific relevant marketing, promotional, or other information to you; (viii) address information security and/or privacy practices control, network functioning, engineering, and troubleshooting issues; (ix) investigate claims and/or legal actions, violations of law or agreements, and compliance with relevant applicable laws and legal process; and (x) comply with law, or based on our good faith belief that it is necessary to conform or comply with the law, or otherwise to disclose information to cooperate with police and other governmental authorities, or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to the Website or the public.

We use the information we collect in a variety of ways.  Generally, using all of the above mentioned, and similar type tools, we may collect, aggregate, and use information from or about you such as data about the type of browser and operating system used, which web pages you view, the time and duration or you visits to our site, the search queries you may use on this site, whether you clicked on any items or links on the site, whether you have clicked on any links in any emails sent from us, or third-parties on our behalf, whether you have chosen to opt-out of certain services or information sharing, and whether you have viewed or ordered certain products or services. 

We may also share personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information externally with our affiliates and other third-party service providers who help us provide operational services for the Website, which might include, but is not necessarily limited to: business entities that provide e-mail address management and communication contact services, network equipment and application management providers and hosting entities, entities which obtain information such as demographic information which might be aggregated with information we have about you, judicial, administrative and/or legal or financial accounting providers in the event that information must be reviewed or released in response to civil and/or criminal investigations, claims, lawsuits, or if we are subject to judicial or administrative process (such as a subpoena) to release your information or to prosecute or defend legal actions, and other service providers which may be involved in the other types of services and activities otherwise discussed in this Privacy Notice.  

Your Choices about the Information We Collect

If you do not consent to the way in which we may use your personal information, please do not submit any personal information to us.  If you do not wish to receive emails about special offers and other promotions from us, click the unsubscribe link located in our emails or opt out in your account profile.  If you do not wish to receive marketing materials from us and/or if you do not want us to share your personal information with other entities as stated in this Privacy Notice, please provide us with your exact name and address and advise us that you wish to opt-out for information sharing or receiving information from us or both as the case may be.  Please direct your opt-out request to the following contacts:

E-mail Address: info@nurserychatter.com

Phone Number: 1-866-468-6473

Postal Address:

100 Munire Drive
Gas City, IN 46933
USA

Privacy of Children Who Visit the Web Site

We recognize the importance of children’s safety and privacy. The Website is not designed to attract children, and is not intended for use by any children under the age of 13. We do not request, or knowingly collect, any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. 

Your California Privacy Rights

We collect various types of personal information about you during the course of your relationship with us as a customer. Under California law, if you are a resident of California, you may make a written request to us about how we have shared your information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. In response to your written request, we are allowed to provide you with a notice describing the cost-free means to opt-out of our sharing your information with third parties with whom we do not share the same brand name, if the third party will use such information for its direct marketing purposes. 

If you would like to exercise your rights under California law, please send your written request to the e-mail address or postal address below. Please include your postal address in your request. Within thirty (30) days of receiving your written request, we will provide you with a Third Party Direct Marketing Opt-Out Form so you may request that your personal information not be disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

E-mail Address: info@nurserychatter.com

Postal Address:

100 Munire Drive
Gas City, IN 46933
USA

Visitors to the Website Outside of the United States

If you are visiting the Website from a location outside of the United States, your connection will be through and to servers located in the United States. All information you receive from the Website will be created on servers located in the United States, and all information you provide will be maintained on web servers and systems located within the United States. The data protection laws in the United States and other countries might not be as those in your country.  By using this Website and/or submitting information to us, you specifically consent to the transfer of your information to the United States to the facilities and servers we use, and to those with whom we may share your information.  

Updating Personal Information

We prefer to keep your personal information accurate and up-to-date. If you would like to change your contact information, please login at:

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Links

For your convenience, the Website may contain links to other websites.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices, advertising, products, or the content of such other websites. None of the links should be deemed to imply that we endorse or have any affiliation with the links.

Security

We believe in providing a safe and secure experience for all of our online visitors. To that end, we have implemented security measures to protect you on the Website. However, please note that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and we cannot guarantee that the Website will be completely secure or virus free. You can reduce these risks by using common sense security practices and using up to date antivirus software.

Choice of Law and Venue

Your use of this Website and any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Website or Privacy Notice shall be governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey without giving effect to any conflict of laws provisions. By accessing this Website, you agree that any action or proceeding arising out of or in connection with this Website or Privacy Notice shall be brought solely in a court of competent jurisdiction sitting in the State of New Jersey. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in New Jersey. You hereby waive any defense of an inconvenient forum to the maintenance of any action or proceeding in other courts and any objection to venue with respect to such proceeding.  

Questions / Changes in Notice

If you have questions or concerns with respect to our Privacy Notice, you may contact us at  info@nurserychatter.com.  We may elect to change or amend our Privacy Notice; in such event, we will post the notice changes in our Privacy Notice on the Website. If you are concerned about how your personal information is used, please visit our Website often for this and other important announcements and updates.