Like most website operators, Growington collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Growington's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Growington's visitors use its website. From time to time, Growington may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Growington also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. Growington only discloses logged in user IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Certain visitors to Growington choose to interact with Growington in ways that require Growington to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Growington gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up to list their patch to provide a username, email address, list of food and a geographical location. Growington collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Growington. Growington does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Growington may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Growington may monitor the most popular users and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Growington does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Growington discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Growington's behalf or to provide services available at Growington's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Growington's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Growington will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Growington discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Growington believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Growington, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Growington website and have supplied your email address, Growington may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Growington and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. If you are a registered user of a Growington website and have supplied your food patch location, this information may be displayed publicly to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Growington. Growington takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Growington, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Growington goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquiror of Growington may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.