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Updated April, 2015
Bottom line: we promise to be nice, and this website is as secure as technically possible.
This Policy Outlines:
- Information from Children
- Information Collection and Use – Personally Identifiable Information
- Information Collection and Use – Anonymous or Aggregate Data
- Information Disclosure to Third-Parties
- Updating Your Communication Preferences
- Other Information
- How to Contact Us
Information from Children
This website is a reference resource of information for health living only; it is a general website that is not targeted to children under the age of 18 years. This website does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18 years. In order to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we ask that you do not provide personally identifiable information to us in you are under the age of 18 years. Use of this website prohibited for those under the age of 18 years. We urge parents and guardians to supervise their children’s website browsing.
Information Collection and Use – Personally Identifiable Information
This website only collects the personally identifiable information that you provide to us. Personally identifiable information includes data such as your name, street address, email address, or telephone number. We use this information only to provide you with excellent service. We hate spam as much as you do, and will never sell your private information … to anyone, for any reason. Ever.
Visitors must register in order to use certain features of our website. During registration, a visitor is required to provide Contact Information such as name, email address, and mailing address. We use this information to contact you about features and services that we believe may interest you. Registration data may also include demographic information such as your gender or age, and subject matter preferences, so that we can effectively tailor editorial content according to our visitor’s interests.
Requests, Orders and Customer Service
When a visitor asks us to provide information or a service, we request information to enable us to better serve our visitor. This information may include contact information and, if applicable, financial, payment, or billing information.
We occasionally send registered visitors email messages about features on our website, promotions, events, or other information that may be of interest to them. To change your communications preferences, please see the “Updating Your Communications Preferences” section below.
Information Collection and Use – Anonymous or Aggregate Data
Each time you visit our website, our web server receives information from your computer such as your Internet protocol (IP) address, domain name, referral data (e.g., the address of the website you visited before clicking through to our website), and browser and platform type. We store this information using cookies, log files or user profiles administered by a third party for us. A profile consists of information we store about individual visitors that details their viewing preferences. These profiles do not contain information that individually identifies a visitor. Sacred Herbals may use profile information to offer promotions to users, improve or customize the content of the site for a visitor, or direct certain types of information to a visitor. We may share aggregate profile information (without individually identifying information) with third parties.
A cookie is a small data file stored on a visitor’s computer that contains information about the visitor. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie terminates once a visitor closes his or her browser. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the visitor’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our visitors so we can enhance the visitor experience on our site.
Like most websites, we use log files to track visitors’ access to our website. This log file includes IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the site, track visitor movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. These anonymous data are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
We may employ software technology called “clear gifs” (also known as “web beacons” or “web bugs”) that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is most popular and most effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, and are used to track the online movements of website visitors. Clear gifs are invisible on the page and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Clear gifs are not tied to visitors’ personally identifiable information.
Information Disclosure to Third-Parties
We do not disclose, give away, or sell information from or about you except as describedin this Policy.
Non-Personal Aggregate Information
We may share aggregated demographic information with third parties such as foundations providing funding, charitable donors, or third parties with whom we have marketing alliances.
We share personally identifiable information on an as-needed basis with companies that provide services for us. For example, the companies that operate our website, maintain our computers, and prepare our Postal mailings need access to the information necessary to perform their tasks. Likewise, the companies that administer features on our website, or that provide professional or logistics services to us may receive information about visitors in order to perform their work for us.
Your personally identifiable information and anonymized data collected about you may be transferred in connection with a business transition — for example, if Sacred Herbals merges with another entity, is acquired by another entity, or sells a portion of its assets.
Surveys & Polls
We occasionally conduct surveys and polls. Participation in these is completely voluntary. No personal information is collected in surveys or polls; non-personal demographic information is collected to monitor and improve our website. If a survey or poll requests personally identifiable information, that information will only be used for the purpose disclosed at the point of collection – most often to send results to your email address.
Updating Your Communications Preferences and Personally Identifiable Information
Visitors who no longer wish to receive informational or promotional communications from us may opt-out by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link on any of our emails.
We take physical, technical, and administrative precautions to protect our visitors’ information from unauthorized access or use. Notwithstanding these measures, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network, or any online service, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
Links to Third Party Websites
Third-Party or Co-Branded Features
Sacred Herbals periodically collaborates with other companies to offer special features through our website. Because these offerings are not provided by Sacred Herbals, they are subject to the third party’s privacy policies and procedures.
Notification of Changes
International Users and Jurisdiction
This website is published in the United States. Information collected on this website is subject to the laws of the United States, and US law shall govern in any and all disputes, including privacy or defamation issues. Your use of this website or submission of information to us constitutes your consent to the transfer of that information from your home country to the US.