If you have a question about any of the information contained in this Policy, please contact Seeds of Grace at:
Seeds of Grace
P.O. Box 9534
Naperville, IL 60564
Phone: (630) 841-2148 or (630) 842-7120
What information may we collect from you?
In order to provide Products and maintain our Websites, Seeds of Grace collects two types of information from its users and visitors who use, browse or visit our Websites: personal information and non-personal information. Our primary goal in collecting these types of information from you is to provide you with a customized experience–not to raise concerns about the safety and security of your information.
Personal information. We may collect personal information (including, but not limited to your name, address, zip code, country, phone number and e-mail address), demographic information (including, but not limited to your age, household size, income level, education, gender, information about your business and birth date), financial information (including, but not limited to your credit card information) and psychographic information (including, but not limited to your reason for Internet use, reason for use of the Websites and Products and topics of interest to you).
Non-personal information. We may collect information that by itself cannot be linked to your personal identity. We automatically gather certain non-personal information about you based upon your activity on the Websites or the Products you purchase. We also collect machine data (such as processor type and speed, account information, operating system type, Internet connection speed, browser type, audio devices, modem devices, video cards and any software on your computer that may interact or interfere with our software or Services) and your web browsing information (such as a website’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) from which you just came, the URL to which you next move, access times on a URL, certain non-identifying purchase transaction details and the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address from which you have accessed the Websites).
Where do we collect your information?
Registration and online donation forms. We collect information that you submit on registration and online donation forms, our guest book, surveys, e-mail lists, questionnaires, responses to sweepstakes or other special offers, or other online forms or interactive portions of our Websites. We may also collect information from users and visitors to our Websites regarding the referring URL, IP address, which browser a person used to come to the Sites and the pages of our Websites that a user or visitor viewed during one’s visit.
Using the Websites. While you are using the Websites we collect non-personally identifiable information including, without limitation, information regarding the websites you visit, your interactions with those sites, any software on your computer that may interact or interfere with our software or Websites. Our Websites may use its own unique technology to build a database of the types of sites you visit while you are online. This information is ultimately stored in the form of categories and, in some cases, specific URLs. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our Websites, servers and software, and to administer our Websites.
Third-party sources. We may gather new information or update existing information from other sources including, but not limited to, for example, verifying and updating your address using third-party services, using various methods to update your credit card expiration date, or collecting or comparing information about you from third parties.
Online surveys. When you participate in online surveys sponsored by a Seeds of Grace entity or a trusted partner, we may ask you for certain information, for example, demographic information (like your zip code, age or income level) and your hobbies and interests in order to track responses.
Contests and sweepstakes. We may hold contests, sweepstakes and other promotions on our Websites, in which we may request entrants to provide personal and/or contact information. Seeds of Grace uses the information collected in the entry form to verify the entrant’s identity, age and to communicate with entrants. We will not knowingly permit children under the age of 13 to participate in contests or sweepstakes. We may also co-sponsor a contest or sweepstakes with a trusted partner contractually obligated to protect your personal information with whom we will share information obtained as a result of participation in the contest or sweepstakes.
Technical/Support Information. If you contact us by e-mail or other means for technical support or information related to the Websites, we may keep a record of your communication and its resolution. Thus, if you report a problem with our Websites, we may collect such information in a file specific to you. Additionally, if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities on our Websites, we may keep the information in a file specific to you and/or the investigation or action we take.
How is your information used?
Seeds of Grace uses the information it collects to provide you with more relevant services, including, online shopping, third-party offers, contests, promotions, surveys and advertising. To accomplish this we may collect and perform research on the information from our users and other parties that provide similar types of consumer information. This research is compiled, analyzed and used to better serve our users, third-party advertisers and trusted partners. In particular, we have described below some of the ways we use the information we collect:
Personalize your experience. Information is used to tailor your experience when visiting our Websites, such as by displaying advertisements and content that might be of interest to you.
Respond to inquiries. If you request information from us, then we will collect information from you in order to respond to your requests or inquiries.
Understand user needs and trends. We use information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests and behavior to better understand and serve our users and visitors. We also collect information regarding the referring URL, your IP address, which browser you used to come to the Websites and the pages of our Websites that you viewed during your visit.
E-mail and direct mail marketing. You agree to receive e-mail, advertisements and promotions from us, third-party advertisers, and trusted partners regarding products or services we believe you may be interested in, new features or products we are introducing, tips on product use and promotions.
Diagnose service problems. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our Websites, servers, software, and to administer our Websites. We also may review “log-file” data to monitor Website performance and analyze traffic and usage patters of our Websites.
Who is collecting your information?
Seeds of Grace takes great care to ensure the privacy of the users of its Websites—but not every company or website has comparable data and privacy policies and practices. While you are on the Websites we will be collecting information as described in this Policy, unless it is specifically stated otherwise. Some of our Products are offered in conjunction with third-party advertisers or our trusted partners in a co-branded manner. When we offer you co-branded Products and you respond with your information, we may share your personal information with our third-party co-branding partner.
Once you leave our Websites, we cannot and do not assume any responsibility for any other content or practices of unaffiliated sites. Providers of unaffiliated Internet sites or services have separate data and privacy policies and practices independent of our Policy that govern the manner in which they use the information that you provide to them. Even within our Websites, some of the features and content is supplied by third parties (or jointly by Seeds of Grace and one or more third-party advertisers or trusted partners), each of which has its own data and privacy policies and practices, and the Websites may link to web pages provided by third-parties that are co-branded by us and the provider, but which are not covered by this Policy.
With whom do we share your information?
Except as otherwise described in this Policy, we will not disclose or share your unaggregated personal information to an unaffiliated third party unless you consent to the disclosure of such information.
Sale or rent of personal information. We do not rent or sell your unaggregated personal information to anyone without your express consent.
Purchasers of the business. If Seeds of Grace sells, assigns or transfers its business, is part of a corporate reorganization, consolidation, merger or the sale or transfer of substantially all of its voting securities or assets, then your information (both personal and non-personal) may be sold, assigned or transferred as a part of such a transaction.
Legal Matters; Protection of Rights, Property and Interests; Safety.
We may, without your consent, access and disclose your personal information, any communications sent or received by you, and any other information that we have about you or your account: (i) as may be permitted or required by law, including, without limitation, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., regulation, rule or court order; (ii) pursuant to requests from governmental, regulatory or administrative agencies or law enforcement authorities; (iii) to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; or (iv) to prevent, investigate, identify persons or organizations potentially involved in, or take any action regarding, suspected fraud, violations of our Terms of Service or this Policy, or activity that appears to us to be illegal or may expose us to legal liability. Additionally, we may disclose your personal information in situations that we believe to be emergencies involving potential threats to the safety of any person or property if we believe that your personal information in any way relates to that threat.
How may you access or update your information?
The information you provide during your use of the Websites may be changed by you or you may have your name removed from Seeds of Grace’s database by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
How do we protect your information?
Seeds of Grace may uses security systems and secure computers to protect your information. Please be aware, however, that Internet security technology changes rapidly and data transmission is never 100% secure. We cannot and do not guarantee that any safeguards we use will protect your information from security threats, whether now or in the future. You should also be aware that despite our efforts, factors beyond our control may result in disclosure of your information. Accordingly, we are not able to and do not guarantee the security of the information you transmit or that we retransmit when utilizing our Websites. IN THE EVENT OF AN INTERCEPTION OF YOUR INFORMATION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, SEEDS OF GRACE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH INTERCEPTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, OR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS) SUFFERED BY YOU, EVEN IF SEEDS OF GRACE HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SEEDS OF GRACE DOES NOT WARRANT, EITHER EXPRESSLY OR IMPLIEDLY, THAT THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE SHALL BE FREE FROM INTERCEPTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, AND DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
A note about international users.
The information we collect from users is processed and maintained in the United States, where privacy laws may not be as protective as in your home country. If you are accessing our Websites from outside of the United States, by providing information to us you are consenting to the transfer of the information to the United States for processing in a manner consistent with this Policy.
A note about the privacy of children ages 13 to 18.
We collect, use, and disclose information about children ages 13 to 18 in the same manner as we do for adults. We believe that it is especially important to protect childrens’ privacy online and encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to participate and monitor their Internet activity. If you are under 18, we recommend you get your parents’ permission before disclosing any information about yourself to anyone on the Internet. We do not filter advertisements or other content that children may receive, and they could receive content and materials from the Internet and/or advertising that are inappropriate for children.
The privacy of children under age 13.
In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and fair information practices, we will not knowingly allow children under the age of 13 to make a donation to Seeds of Grace without parental consent. As part of the donation process Seeds of Grace collects personal and other information. We do not knowingly disclose children’s personal information to third parties. We have designed a Parental Consent Form [insert hyperlink] to allow parents to easily provide their consent to register with Seeds of Grace.
Third-Party ad servers.
Seeds of Grace allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to display advertisements on the Websites. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie on your computer. Doing this allows them to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. Cookies are not harmful to your computer. Seeds of Grace does not have access to or control over the cookies that may be placed by these parties on your computer, and has no control over these parties’ privacy policies or information collection practices (if any).
If Seeds of Grace changes its privacy practices as described in this Policy, those changes will be posted on this webpage so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and to whom we will disclose it. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, amend and/or remove all or a portion of this Policy at any time. We will notify you about material changes in the way we treat your information by posting our changes to the Policy on our Websites and by placing a notice on the Websites that we have materially changed our Policy. Any change, update or modification to the Policy posted to our Websites will immediately become effective unless otherwise noted. Please be sure to check this page periodically for changes to this Policy.
Acceptance of this Policy.
This Policy is incorporated into and subject to the terms of Seeds of Grace’s Terms and Conditions [insert hyperlink]. Each time that you use the Websites, you signify that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions, which incorporates this Policy. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms of this Policy or the Terms of Service, you must discontinue using our Websites.
This Policy is effective for all users of Seeds of Grace’s Websites on ______________, 2007.
v.1.0 (created September 18, 2007).
Parental Consent Form
SeedsofGracesite.com and Seedsofgracesite.org (collectively, “Seeds of Grace”) are providing you with this Parental Consent Form because your child under the age of 13 has attempted to make a donation or purchase goods and has indicated that he or she is under the age of 13. In order to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, Seeds of Grace will not knowingly allow a child under 13 to use Seeds of Grace’s Websites without parental consent. Please read the following carefully and follow the instructions below.
1. In order for your child to make a donation or purchase goods with Seeds of Grace, it is necessary for us to collect and maintain certain personal information (e.g., name, address, email address) concerning your child.
If you do not consent, we will not be able to let your child make a donation or purchase goods.
You may provide parental consent by following the process below.
Name of Child Registrant: _________________________________
Parent’s Signature: _________________________________
Print Parent’s Name: _________________________________
RETURN INSTRUCTIONS VIA FAX:
1) Be sure you have read all of the information above.
2) You may mail your consent by printing out this form and filling in all the blanks above and then mailing the form to: Seeds of Grace, P.O. Box 9534, Naperville, Illinois 60654.
REMINDER: YOU MUST RETURN THIS FORM WITH YOUR CHILD’S DONATION IN ORDER FOR US TO ALLOW YOUR CHILD’S donation!