Preferred Commerce, Inc. (“we,” “us,” “our,” “Growums”) owns and provides various websites, services, materials and software available to the public at and through http://www.Growums.com and related URLs (collectively, “the Site”). We value your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information. Users of the Site are hereinafter referred to as “You” or “User.”
When, where and what kind of information is collected; who collects the information; how the information is used; with whom the information may be shared; what choices are available to you regarding its collection, use, and distribution; the security procedures that are in place to protect the information; and our policy toward children.
WHEN, WHERE AND WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION AND HOW AND WHO COLLECTS IT
The information we collect from you enables us to fulfill your requests for our products (such as our Growums monthly Kids Club package and any items that you order and receive through your Membership or through our Site); send you information or content we believe may be of interest to you; and keep you abreast of any updates related to our Site and your Membership. We also use this information to personalize and continually improve our Site, your experience, and ultimately serve you better.
Information Collected Upon Registration :
You may browse our Site without registering. However, if you would like to place an order, become a member, and/or request information from us, then you must complete the account registration process and become a member on our Sites. Whenever you create, register, or edit your account, you provide some basic personal information, such as your name, email address, and password. In order to make any purchases on our Sites, you must provide us with your credit card, debit card, or other type of acceptable payment information along with your billing and shipping address information. While you are free to choose not to provide this information, without it, we cannot provide you with any of our products and Services, or complete your Membership. Please safeguard your password and all personal information to avoid the risk of your private information being used by others without your consent, and any potential liability for the unauthorized use of our Sites or your account.
Information We Collect Automatically (general, not specific information about you) :
This type of information includes, but are not limited to, log files, web beacons, the type of internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, your IP address, the time and date of your use of the Site, and whether or not you clicked on hypertext links within the Site.
We may use this type of information to generate user statistics that we may provide to prospective advertisers or partners, and that we may use to enhance your experience using and generally improve the Site. If we provide any such information to others, we will provide such information in the aggregate only and will not include any personally identifiable information about any individual users. We may also use this type of information to generate statistics that we may provide to you and to other Users of the Site. We also may provide this type of information to contractors so that they can perform services related to the Site for us. We may use this type of information to improve the quality of our services; for example, by diagnosing service or technology problems, by assessing and maintaining security, by increasing ad placements on web sites that are generating more web traffic, by presenting you with information that we think you would be interested in seeing, or by allowing you to log in or access your profile information automatically. We may also use the information to count and recognize returning users. Further, we may use non-personally identifiable information collected to determine user demographics, interests, and behavior and may market our products and services by sharing this type of information with potential customers or partners.
Specific, Personal Information About You :
When you use various services or features on the Site, we may ask you to provide some of this specific, personal information (“SPI”) about you. For example, if you choose to register at the Site, you may be asked to provide your name, email address, password and/or username, and if you choose to use other services on the Site, you may be asked to provide additional information, such as your street and/or mailing address, gender, credit card, name, telephone number, and age ("User Information").
We intend to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to users via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on the Site, as we may determine in our sole discretion. By providing us with your email address you consent to our using such email address to send you notices in lieu of postal mail. We may also use your email address to send you other messages, including changes to features and special offers. You may opt out of certain notifications by changing your account settings or by sending mail to the following postal address:
3260 Fairlane Farms Rd.
Wellington, FL 33414
Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or special offers, and you may not opt out of certain types of notices, including but not limited to announcements regarding certain products, support of the Site and other notices as may be required by law. If you or we have provided any third party with your information, you will have to contact such third-party directly with any opt-out request.
SECURITY PROCEDURES/HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
We are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We employ reasonable technical and management practices to help protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved. We have implemented commercially reasonable precautions, including, where appropriate, password protection, encryption, SSL, firewalls, and internal restrictions on who may access data to protect our Site and the information we collect from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. The Sites encrypt your credit card number, debit card number, or other payment and personal information using secure socket layer (SSL) technology to provide for the secure transmission of the information from your personal computer to our servers. In addition, only those employees and third parties who absolutely need access to your information in order to perform their duties are allowed such access. You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your password private. Also, you should never share your login information with others. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.
IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 13, we require a parent's or guardian's permission before we will collect your personal information. Registration on the site does not currently require you to provide any SPI to the website, and so we may accept your registration on the website without your parent or guardian’s prior consent. Even so, your parent or guardian may request that your account be removed from our system at any time. We may not and will not require a child to disclose any more information than is necessary for such child’s participation in the activity that requires such information.
NOTE TO PARENTS
We recognize that some younger visitors may not understand some of the information contained on our website or how the site operates. Please discuss this statement with your children so that they will better understand how to use the site and the information they may be asked to provide.
Before collecting personal information from your child (other than information which you provide to us when registering your child or at such other times when you provide such information for your child), we will send you an email to get your consent to our collection of such information. We make every attempt to inform your children of this policy wherever this information is collected on the Site. However, please note that we do not have the internal mechanisms to confirm the accuracy of the statements they provide to us. We will never require a child to disclose any more information than is necessary to register and use the Site or the activity for which your child is registering.
Currently, registration on the Site does not require your child to provide any SPI on the Site, and so we may accept your child’s registration on the website without your prior consent. Nonetheless, you may request that your child’s account be removed from our system at any time. Before we collect SPI from a child under the age of 13, we will send an email to such user’s parents or guardian requesting their consent to our collection of SPI from their child. Parents and guardians will be given  hours to refuse such consent. If the parent or guardian refuses to provide their consent, we will delete that child's information from our database. If you do not respond within the requested time period, we will send a second follow-up email requesting your permission for your child to use the site. We will not collect any additional information from your child without your consent.
If your child’s information is deleted from our system and your child subsequently wishes to re-register on the system, your child will have to submit his or her information and you will have to give your consent pursuant to the procedures set forth above.
You have the right to review your child’s personal information, to have it deleted from the Website, and to limit further collection and use of your child’s personal information. To do any of the above, please send us an email at [email protected] that details your request, and we will take such action as is requested by you. Before disclosing child-specific information, we may verify your identity through means such as the following: obtaining a signed form from you via postal mail or fax, receiving an email from you accompanied by your digital signature, or receiving an email from you combined with a unique identifier such as a password. If you suspect that your child has offered personal information in error and/or you wish us to remove their information from our database, we are happy to do so. Please contact us at [email protected] or at the mailing address below and be sure to include the following:
your child's name and email address
your name and email address
3260 Fairlane Farms Rd.
Wellington, FL 33414
COMPROMISE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Please direct any questions that you may have regarding our Privacy Statement at any time to [email protected]