Information Collection and Use
Our Site and mobile applications use forms in which you give us contact information (including your name, address, telephone number, and email address) so you can request information and support, upload information and content and make product suggestions. For certain services, we may also request a credit card number, government identification number, or other financial information. We will then create an account number for you.
We receive and store any information you enter on our Site or mobile applications, or give us in any other way, including through email, or other communications with our customer service department.
We use your information to contact you regarding functionality changes to our products, our Site and mobile applications, new Growmigo services, and special offers we think you'll find valuable. If you would rather not receive this information, please change your preferences.
We use information gathered about you from our Site or mobile application statistics (for example, your IP address, location or device operating system) to help personalize search results, diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Site and mobile applications. We also gather broad demographic information from this data to help us improve our Site and mobile applications and make your browsing experience more enjoyable. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information, except as necessary to prevent fraud or abuse on our system.
This Site and our mobile applications may contain links to other websites. Unfortunately, Growmigo is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.
User Generated Content, Online Communities and Forums, Profiles and Reviews
You may choose to publicly disclose personal information about yourself and others in the course of (i) contributing user generated content (for instance articles, blogs, surveys, reviews, ratings, or podcasts), (ii) communicating with others in our online forums, communities, or chat rooms, (iii) creating user profiles for public view, or (iv) posting data, images, photos, or videos. Be aware, information that you voluntarily disclose in any of these areas of our sites or services is unencrypted, public information and, therefore, there can be no expectation of privacy or confidentiality, except if the terms and conditions of the site or service specifically limit use of the content. Any personal information you submit in the course of interacting in these public activities can be read, collected, or used by other users. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to make public in any of these areas and strongly recommend you use discretion and sound judgement before sharing any personal health or other sensitive information.
We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We use emails to communicate with you and to send information that you have requested. We also provide email links to contact us directly. We strive to promptly reply to your messages.
The information you send to us may be stored and used to improve this Site, our mobile application, and our products, or it may be reviewed and discarded.
Third Party Service Providers
We may at times provide information about you to third parties to provide various services on our behalf, such as processing credit card payments, serving advertisements, conducting contests or surveys, performing analyses of our products or customer demographics, shipping of goods or services, and customer relationship management. We will only share information about you that is necessary for the third party to provide the requested service. These companies are prohibited from retaining, sharing, storing or using your personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this Site, such as how often users visit the Site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this Site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this Site, rather than your name or other identifying information.
Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this Site. This cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google, Inc. The information generated by the cookie will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
We use the information received from Google Analytics only to improve services on this Site. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information.
From time-to-time, we may provide you with the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys. If you choose to participate, we may request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these contests or surveys is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose the requested information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and address), and demographic information (such as zip code and age level - note that you must be 18 or above to enter). We use this information to notify contest winners and award prizes, to monitor site traffic, and to personalize our Site.
We may use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests. When we do, that company will be prohibited from using our users' personally identifiable information for any other purpose. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.
If a user elects to use our referral service to inform a friend about our Site or mobile application, we ask the user for the friend's name and email address. Growmigo will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit our Site. Growmigo stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. The friend may contact Growmigo and request the removal of this information from our database.
What Happens to my Personally Identifiable Information if I Terminate my Growmigo Account?
When your Growmigo account is cancelled (either voluntarily or involuntarily) all of your personally identifiable information is placed in "deactivated" status on our relevant Growmigo databases. However, deactivation of your account does not mean your personally identifiable information has been deleted from our database entirely. We will retain and use your personally identifiable information as necessary in order to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce our agreements.
Updating Your Information
You may alter, update or deactivate your account information or opt out of receiving communications from us and our partners at any time.
Transfer of Data Abroad
If you are visiting this Site from a country other than the country in which our servers are located, your communications with us may result in the transfer of information across international boundaries. By visiting this Site and communicating electronically with us, you consent to such transfers.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement
We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including without limitation subpoenas), to protect our property and rights or the property and rights of a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we consider to be illegal or unethical. We will also share your information to the extent necessary to comply with ICANN's rules, regulations and policies.
To the extent we are legally permitted to do so, we will take reasonable steps to notify you in the event that we are required to provide your personal information to third parties as part of legal process.
Changes in Our Practices
While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in the 2017 Growmigo Seed Price Comparison Report has been obtained from reliable sources, aggregated and analyzed properly, Growmigo LLC is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. All information in this report is provided "as is", with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness or of the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to warranties of performance, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Nothing herein shall to any extent substitute for the independent investigations and the sound technical and business judgment of the reader. In no event will Growmigo LLC or its partners, employees or agents, be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information in this report or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. All the featured suppliers in the report were randomly selected.
The information in this report is provided with the understanding that the authors and publishers are not herein engaged in rendering professional advice or services on the related subject matter.
Growmigo accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage occasioned by use of this report and the information contained in it.
Growmigo was not hired by or paid by any supplier examined in this report, and is an independent company, and has no stake or ownership in any of the suppliers examined in this report.
There are additional factors that may affect pricing which were not examined by Growmigo LLC in this report and are not factored into the price comparison analysis. The list below is an example and not a complete and exhaustive list:
- Shipping costs
- Additional discounts or coupons given
- Pre-sale customer service
- Post-sale customer service
- Seed characteristics (ex. organic, hybrid, open pollinated, etc’)
There were instances where data was not found or not factored into our calculations for reason beyond our control or ability to enable us to perform analysis. The reasons below are a partial list and not an exhaustive list of some of those reasons:
- Supplier provides seed amount in weights and not in number of units
- Information on number of seeds in packet was not listed
- Pricing information was missing because item was out of stock
- Supplier does not sell item at all
The 2017 / 2018Seed Price Comparison Report and its content are subject to copyright under the laws of the United States and other countries. All data contained in these reports are copyright of Growmigo LLC, a US Limited Liability Corporation.