Privacy Policy

Your security and privacy is of utmost importance to My Growing Traditions.

Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.

Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall. To protect your personal information, Shopify takes reasonable precautions and follows industry best practices to make sure your information is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

Payment

Direct Payment Gateway (VISA, Mastercard, and Discover are offered by My Growing Traditions).

If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your credit card information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, Shopify follows all PCI-DSS requirements and implements additional generally accepted industry standards.

Shopify stores your purchase transaction only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted. All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers. For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service here Privacy Statement here.

Third-Party Services (Pay Pal is offered by My Growing Traditions).

In general, third-party providers will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. Pay Pal has its own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions. We recommend that you read their privacy policies here so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by them.

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located. As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

Warning re sending credit card information via e-mail - Information you provide via e-mail is not encrypted. Please do not transmit your credit card number via e-mail.

Information Collected

When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address, telephone number, and email address needed to process and bill an order. The contact information is used to send information about orders and our company to our customers, to fulfill orders, and to get in touch with customers if necessary for customer service or questions about an order. We may also use customer information to improve the content of our site, to improve your shopping experience, and for marketing and promotional purposes. Information you provide to us may be collected by us even if an order, registration, or other process is started but not completed or otherwise cancelled.

When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system. We may also use the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet to improve the content of our site, to improve your shopping experience, and for marketing and promotional purposes.

Disclosure

We may disclose personal information in the event that we are required to do so by law or if you violate our Terms of Service.

Email marketing: With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates.

Your Consent

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

By using our web site, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use, of which this policy is a part.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my Consent?

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at admin@mygrowingtraditions.com or mailing us at:

My Growing Traditions

11 Good Wind Lane

Camden Maine US 04843

Age of Consent

Age Requirement - By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site. My Growing Traditions is a general audience site and we do not knowingly collect, maintain, or disclose personal information from or about children.

Links to Other Web Sites - My Growing Traditions wants you to be aware that when you click on links and/or ad banners that take you to affiliated or third-party web sites, you will be subject to the privacy policies and terms of use of those web sites, not ours. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement and user terms whenever using, and prior to providing any personal information to, any other web site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

Google analytics: Our store uses Google Analytics to help us learn about who visits our site and what pages are being looked at.

Cookies 

A "cookie" is a small data file sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer. Here is a list of cookies that Shopify uses. Shopify has listed them here so that you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.

_session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).

_shopify_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits

_shopify_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.

cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.

_secure_session_id, unique token, sessional

storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.

PREF, persistent for a very short period, Set by Google and tracks who visits the store and from wheren

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact us at admin@mygrowingtraditions.com or by mail at

My Growing Traditions

11 Good Wind Lane

Camden Maine US 04843