Privacy Policy for www.misfitgardening.com

Updated 18 June 2016

If you require any further information or have any questions about our privacy policy; please feel free to contact us by using our Contact Form located on the Contact Us page.

At www.misfitgardening.com, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us.  This policy outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by www.misfitgardening.com and how it is used.

Email Services

www.misfitgardening.com uses a third party email list provider: MailChimp (www.mailchimp.com) which allows the authors of Misfit Gardening to create, manage and send emails to those who are subscribed to the email list.  For more information relating to the MailChimp privacy policy please visit http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.  Misfit Gardening will use out best efforts to keep your email and name private and will never sell your information to a third party.  Your confidential information (such as name and email address) will only be accessed by those who help to obtain, manage or store that information, or who have a legitimate need to know such confidential information.

You may unsubscribe to our e-newsletters or updates at any time through the unsubscribe link at the footer of all e-mail communications.

CAN-SPAM Act 2003 Compliance

We have a no spam policy and provide you with the ability to opt-out of our communications by selecting the unsubscribe link at the footer of all e-mails. We have taken the necessary steps to ensure that we are compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 by never sending out misleading information. We will not sell, rent or share your email address.

When signing up for our email, www.misfitgardening.com will use your email to send you an email when new posts are published, updates or news relating to products and services.  Your email information is stored internally or through third party email service provider to send newsletters and emails notifying you of upcoming events.

You may unsubscribe at anytime by clicking the link at the bottom of the email and following the instructions.

Passwords

To use certain features of www.misfitgardening.com, you may need a username and password such as the Misfit Gardening Community Forums. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password, and you are responsible for all activities, whether by you or by others, that occur under your username or password and within your account.

You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized or improper use of your username or password or any other breach of security. To help protect against unauthorized or improper use, make sure that you log out at the end of each session requiring your username and password.

It is your responsibility to protect your own username and password from disclosure to others. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your username, password or account information. If you share your username or password with others, they may be able to obtain access to your personal information at your own risk.

By using www.misfitgardening.com and its herein content you agree to enter true and accurate information on the website and its herein content.

If you enter a bogus email address we have the right to immediately inactivate your account.

We will use our best efforts to keep your username and password(s) used at www.misfitgardening.com private and will not otherwise share your password(s) without your written consent.   The exceptions are only when necessary when the law requires it; for example under court order or subpoena, or in the good faith belief that such actions are necessary if when disclosure is needed to identify, contact and/or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to others or interfering with our rights and/or property.

Children’s Online Privacy Policy Act

We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age in compliance with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), www.misfitgardening.com and its content is directed to individuals who are at least 13 years old or older.

IP Addresses and Traffic Data

To maintain our website’s high quality, we may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the website by identifying which areas of the website are most heavily used, and to display content according to your preferences (see Google Analytics usage below).

Your IP address is the number assigned to computers connected to the Internet. This is data which cannot personally identify you, but is helpful to Misfit Gardening for marketing purposes and for improving our services. Traffic data collection does not follow a user’s activities on any other websites in any way. Anonymous traffic data may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate basis.

www.misfitgardening.com uses Google Analytics to enable to determine visitors demographics such as region, age, gender and interests categories to be able to provide visitors and readers with relevant information and to enable Google Adsense to provide better advertisments through the Google Display Network. Private, personal information such as name, address or billing information is not seen by www.misfitgardening.com and we never share information regarding names or email addresses.

Data information regarding website traffic collected by Google Analytics includes Demographics and Interest reporting, Remarketing, GDN Impression Reporting and the DoubleClick Campaign Manager.

1. Log Files
Like many other Websites, www.misfitgardening.com makes use of log files.  The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ addresses and other such information which are not linked to any information which is personally identifiable.

2. Cookies and Web Beacons
www.misfitgardening.com does not use cookies however, some of our advertising services and email service do use cookies.

2.1  Double Click DART Cookie
Google, as a Third Party vendor,uses cookies to serve ads on www.misfitgardening.com.  Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to www.misfitgardening.com and other sites on the Internet.  Google Analytics uses a tracking cookie to provide anonymous data as indicated above.

Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting Google Ad and Content Network Privacy Policy by visiting the following URL: https://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html.

Other opt out functions available include: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on and NAI Consumer Opt Out

Affiliate Marketing

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site.  Our advertising partners include but are not limited to:

Google Adsense
Amazon Associates
Rakuten Marketing LLC
Post Affiliate Pro

These Third Party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on www.misfitgardening.com and send directly to your browsers.  They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs.  Other technologies such as cookies, JavaScript or web beacons may also be used by the Third Party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

www.misfitgardening.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by Third Party advertisers.

Misfit Gardening is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com or myhabit.com.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these Third Party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as instructions for how to opt out of certain practices.  The privacy policy for www.misfitgardening.com does not apply to and we cannot control the activities of such other advertisers or websites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options.  More detailed information regarding cookie management can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

 

By using this site you agree to this policy, if you do not agree to the terms of this policy, do not use this website, it’s features or content.