Plant Balanced™ is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using our websites, you can be assured the information will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Plant Balanced™ may change this policy by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy was updated on May 21, 2021.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
When visitors leave comments on our sites, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
If you upload images to our websites, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to a website can download and extract any location data from images on a website.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our websites to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website experience, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of our websites.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Our websites may contain links and/or include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website.
Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
WHAT WE COLLECT
We may collect the following information:
> name and title
> contact information including email address
> demographic information such as postcode, preferences, and interests
> other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
What we do with the information we gather:
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with better service, and for the following reasons:
> Internal record keeping.
> We may use the information to improve our products and services.
> We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
> From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customize our websites according to your interests.
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 websites (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.
CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
> If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at concierge(AT)plantbalanced(DOT)com.
> We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
> 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. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to concierge(AT)plantbalanced(DOT)com.
> If you believe that any information, we are holding on you, is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.