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Privacy Policy

At HonestGrounds.com we are dedicated to protecting your data and privacy.  This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use HonestGrounds.com, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard your data. This will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us. You can contact us if you have any questions or problems regarding the use of your personal data and we will gladly assist you. By using this site and/or our services, you consent to the processing of your personal data as described in this privacy policy.

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What Data We Collect

Routine data is collected by all web servers about their visitors.  This happens whenever you interact with a website, but the data cannot identify specific individuals.  The information includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages.

The only personally-identifiable data we collect is that which you voluntarily and knowingly provide.  Examples include the data you submit on forms, comments, opt-ins, site searches, and emails.

How We May Collect Your Data

HonestGrounds.com may collect information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, browsing the site, registering on the site, using the site’s search function, filling out a form, leaving a comment, or contacting us, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site.

You can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information and visit our site anonymously. However, it may prevent you from engaging in certain site-related activities.

Information you provide

This includes data that you enter, for example, your name and email address to subscribe to our mailing list.

Information collected automatically

This includes information that is automatically stored by cookies and other session tools. When you use our services or look at the contents of our website, your activities may be logged. This information is used to improve your customer experience.

Information from third parties

We may receive data from third parties such as analytics providers (such as Google), advertising networks (such as Facebook), search information providers (such as Google), and other service providers.  This data is not personally identifiable.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Publicly available information

We might gather information about you that is publicly available.

How We May Use Your Data

We will not disclose, sell or distribute your information to any third party without your permission unless we are required to do so by law or to obtain professional advice.

Customer Service

We may communicate with you for the purpose of customer service, such as responding to inquiries/questions/requests.

Analysis

The data we collect from monitoring the use of our website is used to analyze and improve various aspects of our operations, such as:  site design and performance, content development, product and service offerings, marketing efforts, and security measures.

Marketing

Whatever communications you opt to receive from us will be sent using the data you provide.  In addition, from time to time, we may contact you about new content, products, services or events that are relevant to your interests.

Where We Store Your Data

Information collected by HonestGrounds.com is stored and/or processed by the following organizations:
Internet Service Provider
Email Marketing Service Provider

How We Secure Your Data

We do our best to protect your information from any unauthorized access, misuse, or disclosure.  This includes our own data security procedures, which include ensuring that the service providers we use have robust security measures in place as well.

However, you acknowledge that the personal information you voluntarily share could be accessed or tampered with by a third party. You agree that we are not responsible for any intercepted information shared through our site without our knowledge or permission. Additionally, you release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of such intercepted information in any unauthorized manner. You agree to notify us for any breach of security or unauthorized use of your information.

How Long We Keep Your Data

We will retain your information for as long as is reasonable and necessary and no longer than permitted by law.

How You Can Access, Correct or Remove Your Personal Data

Please email [email protected]

Compliance with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. We operate our site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 18 must provide parental consent to use this site. We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 18 years of age.

Cookies and Other Technologies

A cookie is a tiny file of information that HonestGrounds.com stores on your computer, which your browser provides to HonestGrounds.com each time you return to the site. We use cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their use of our website, and their website access preferences.

For more information about cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.

Google Analytics

HonestGrounds.com uses Google Analytics to measure traffic on our website. Google has their own Privacy Policy which you can review here. If you’d like to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use the reCAPTCHA feature of Google on HonestGrounds.com to prevent spam and abuse. This function is primarily used to distinguish whether a form is submitted by a natural person or via an automated process. The service includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. Additional information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy can be found at: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Amazon Services LLC Associates Program

HonestGrounds.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. By clicking on an Amazon product link, you consent to that platform’s use of cookies, as outlined in the Amazon privacy policy.

Refusing Cookies

You can set your browser to remove, accept or refuse cookies (entirely or on a site-by-site basis) that are stored on your computer, or to notify you when a cookie is being requested. Consult the Help section of your browser for instructions.

Refusing cookies should not cause a problem with continued access to our site, but you may not be able to fully experience certain features.

Facebook Pixel

We use the tracking pixel from Facebook Inc on our website.

This allows user behavior to be tracked after they have been redirected to the provider’s website by clicking on a Facebook ad. This enables us to measure the effectiveness of our ad campaigns.

The data collected is anonymous to us. However, this data is stored and processed by Facebook, who may link this information to your Facebook account and also use it for its own promotional purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Usage Policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

A cookie may also be stored on your computer for these purposes.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links 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.

Release of Information

If we sell HonestGrounds.com, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale so that the service provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

HonestGrounds.com reserves the right to make changes in this policy. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect.

Agreeing to Terms

You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications. If you do not agree to HonestGrounds.com’s privacy policy as posted here on this website, please do not consent to the setting of cookies and the collection and storage of your personally identifiable information. Your explicit consent indicates acceptance of this privacy policy in its entirety. If consent is not given your use of this site indicates acceptance of this privacy policy.

Last updated: November 17, 2018