GrowingField.com is committed to providing a fun, safe and secure
website for people of all ages. We are dedicated to safeguarding all
personal information collected online.
To help ensure a rewarding online experience for all visitors, we provide
this summary of our information practices. This privacy notice governs
the collection and use of information at GrowingField.com.
As we continue to offer our visitors new and different types of content
and services, we may modify our practices from time to time. However,
we will treat all personal information we collect in accordance with
the privacy notice in effect at the time the information is collected.
I. The Information We Collect
At GrowingField.com, we do not collect personally identifiable
information unless our visitors voluntarily provide it to us. For some
activities, such as online polls or surveys, we may ask visitors to provide
information that is not personally identifiable. This might include first
name only, city or state of residence, age, gender, or a favorite cartoon
or character. For some other activities, such as subscribing to our updates
letter, we may ask visitors to provide an e-mail address.
Visitors who order merchandise or other materials from the store at
GrowingField.com will be required to provide their full name,
billing and mailing addresses, e-mail address, telephone number and possibly
a credit card number. If the order is being shipped to a third party,
we will also need the recipient's name and mailing address. Before collecting
information in connection with a store order, we will verify the validity
of the purchaser's credit card. On occasion, we might solicit additional
voluntary information regarding shoppers' personal shopping preferences.
We do not knowingly collect names and e-mail addresses from children
under thirteen without notifying the parent via e-mail and giving the
parent the option to remove their child's e-mail address from the applicable
database for that activity. We do not knowingly collect the mailing address
of a child under thirteen without obtaining verifiable consent from that
child's parent. It is up to the child under thirteen to notify GrowingField.com
of his or her age before submitting any information to the website.
When visitors come to our site, we automatically collect some non-personally
identifiable information such as the type of computer operating system
(e.g., Windows '95 or Mac OS) and browser (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer)
being used, and the domain name of the Internet service provider (e.g.,
America Online, Earthlink).
II. How We Use the Information
We use visitors' personal information for internal purposes only, such
as subscribing to our online updates letter, or to order from the store
at GrowingField.com. We use parents' e-mail addresses to notify
them when we have received personal information such as e-mail addresses
from their children and to give parents the option to remove their child's
name from our lists.
We only use the e-mail addresses of subscribers to our Growingfield.com
updates letter to send them the requested letter(s). Each letter also
includes instructions for subscription removal via return e-mail. Growingfield
has the right to use e-mail addresses and mailing addresses to send promotion,
sales and other information. However, we will NOT
sell your information to anyone for any reason.
We never sell, rent, or otherwise share our visitors' personal information
with third parties. We sometimes use non-personally identifiable information
that we collect to improve the design and content of our site, and to
improve our visitors' experience on GrowingField.com. We also
may aggregate this information to analyze site usage, as well as to offer
products, programs, or services.
We will disclose information we maintain as required by law, for example,
in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such
information in response to a specific law enforcement agency's request.
We will not use or transfer personally identifiable information in ways
that are materially different from the ones described above without also
providing parental notification of such practices and obtaining consent
for any materially different uses.
GrowingField.com uses a software technology called "cookies." Cookies
are small text files that we place in visitors' computer browsers to
store their preferences. Cookies themselves do not contain any personally
identifiable information. Although cookies could enable us to relate
a visitor's use of this web site to personal information that the visitor
how often they visit various sections of our site.
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial
procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain
data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.
We are particularly sensitive to visitors' security concerns regarding
the use of credit cards to purchase products over the Internet. For orders
placed in the store at GrowingField.com, we use a technology that
automatically encrypts credit card data while information is being transmitted
over the Internet, provided that the visitor's browser supports the Secure
Socket Layer protocol (SSL).
V. Contact Us
If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our privacy
policy and/or practices, please contact us at the following e-mail address: