Privacy Policy

Planned Growth strives to offer its visitors the many advantages of internet technology and to provide an interactive and personalized experience. Planned Growth only collects and processes data to the extent it is necessary to run its business and to provide its Services to you.  This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) outlines what data we collect about you, how that data is collected, why it is collected, for what purposes it is used, and how it is stored.  We may use Personally Identifiable Information (your name, e-mail address, street address, telephone number) subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

 

We will never sell, barter, or rent your personal data to any unauthorized third party. Period.

 

This Privacy Policy governs the data processed through Planned Growth or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, or assigns. Should you ever wish to know what data is collected about you or wish to have any of your personal data deleted, please send an email to

 

HOW WE GATHER INFORMATION FROM USERS


How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate, and the Services provided (as provided in any Agreement and the Terms).

 

Personal Data Personal Data is collected by your explicit provision of such data and your express consent upon your registration, access, and provision of such information.  Such personally identifiable information is collected only for legitimate business purposes and may include: name, address, telephone number, date of birth, email address, and billing and payment information.  Please note that this information (the “Personal Data”) is only collected to the extent you provide it to Planned Growth in order to benefit from and receive the products and Services from Planned Growth.  For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for access to certain portions of our Website, request certain features such as newsletters, or when you make a purchase. You may provide information when you participate in sweepstakes and contests, message boards and chat rooms, and other interactive areas of our Website.

 

Usage Data Like most websites, Planned Growth may collect additional data from your access to its Website or your use and interaction with its emails through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors (the “Usage Data”).  As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other means. This Usage Data does not personally identify you and may include data collected via the following:

 

  • Tracking Technology Planned Growth logs IP addresses (a unique number assigned to every computer on the Internet) in order to improve security, analyze trends, and efficiently administer the Website to provide its users and Customers with the best experience possible. We may track your movement within the Website, the pages from which you were referred, access times, and browser types. We only use this information in aggregate and do not link it to you personally unless you explicitly consent to our email subscription service and become a subscriber. We may use anonymous tracking technologies to collect, store, and sometimes track information for statistical purposes to evaluate and improve the products and Services we provide.
  • Cookies Planned Growth uses cookie technology to recognize you and hold information from your visit. Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a particular advertisement while visiting our Website. If you reject cookies, you may still use our Website, but your ability to use some areas of our Website, such as promotions or surveys, may be limited.

 

All information gathered is given with your explicit consent upon registration, use, or access to such features or Services. You can choose not to provide us with information either by not entering any information, by not registering for any Services, or by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but if you do you may be unable to access certain portions of the Website or Services and we may not be able to customize the Website’s features according to your preferences.

 

WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT


Like other web publishers, we collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content and advertising. We respect your privacy and do not share or sell your information with anyone.

 

We may use Personal Data collected to communicate with you about your registration and customization preferences; our Terms and this Privacy Policy; and Services, products, and other topics we think you might find of interest.  By explicitly providing your information and requesting such contact, you have given Planned Growth the express consent to contact you regarding such information. Such personal information is collected only for the purpose of delivering our products and Services to you.  By agreeing to this Privacy Policy and the Terms and providing your Personal Data at the time of requesting the Services from Planned Growth, you hereby acknowledge and agree that Planned Growth is obtaining this Personal Data for the specific purposes set out herein.

 

Personally Identifiable Information may also be used for other legitimate business purposes, including but not limited to Website administration, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions, administration of sweepstakes and contests, and other communications with you. Certain third parties with which Planned Growth has contracted for technical support or other services for the operation of our Website (our Web hosting service for example) may access such information. We will use your information only as permitted by law. In addition, from time to time as we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge, or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.

 

Planned Growth collects Usage Data, which is aggregated information that does not personally identify you and may be used in many ways. By using the Website and subscribing to the emails, you hereby acknowledge, agree, and consent to Planned Growth’s processing of the information as set forth above.  We may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our Website and Services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive). This Usage Data may occasionally be shared with our advertisers and business partners. Again, this information does not include any Personally Identifiable Information about you or allow anyone to identify you individually.

 

AFFILIATED OR LINKED WEBSITES, ADVERTISEMENTS, AND MESSAGE BOARDS


Planned Growth expects its partners, advertisers, and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates, and other content providers accessible through our Website, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our Website you may link to, or view as part of a frame on a page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also, through the Website, you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, websites, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. Planned Growth is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.

 

While on our Website, our advertisers, promotional partners, or other third parties may use cookies or other technology to attempt to identify some of your preferences or retrieve information about you. For example, some of our advertising is served by third parties and may include cookies that enable the advertiser to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before. Other features available on our Website may offer services operated by third parties and may use cookies or other technology to gather information. Planned Growth does not control the use of this technology by third parties or the resulting information, and is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

 

You should also be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on message boards or in chat areas, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Planned Growth and this Privacy Policy.

 

LEGAL BASIS

 

Planned Growth processes your Personal Data and the Usage Data in order to provide its goods and Services to you. The information that you have explicitly provided to Planned Growth is the minimum amount of information necessary in order for Planned Growth to provide its goods and Services to you under the Terms and Conditions, which is the contract governing your use of the Website and your purchase of products and Services from Planned Growth, the sale transaction, and Planned Growth’s legitimate business purposes.  Such information has been provided to Planned Growth by you and has been given with your explicit consent.  Planned Growth only collects what is necessary in order to run its business and provide its users and customers with the Services and exercise any rights under any Agreement and the Terms and Conditions.  By agreeing to this Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions and providing your Personal Data at the time of requesting the Services from Planned Growth, you hereby acknowledge and agree that Planned Growth is obtaining your Personal Data and the Usage Data for the specific purposes set out herein.

 

RIGHT TO UPDATE, ACCESS, AND BE FORGOTTEN

 

Planned Growth aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.  Whenever made possible, you can update your Personal Data by emailing legal@plannedgrowth.com.  Should you ever wish to know what data is collected about you or wish to have any of your Personal Data deleted, please send an email to legal@plannedgrowth.com and Planned Growth may provide this information to you.  To be removed from our e-mail subscription, simply click on the link included in any promotional e-mail while connected to the Internet, or send an e-mail to legal@plannedgrowth.com and indicate that you no longer wish to receive a Planned Growth subscription email.

 

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

 

We have security procedures in place regarding the storage and disclosure of personal information, which you have given us in order to prevent unauthorized access. Our Website may also contain links to other websites. Keep in mind that Planned Growth does not control and is not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of these or other websites.

 

CHILDREN


Planned Growth not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe Planned Growth has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed below.

 

CHANGES TO OUR POLICY

 

Planned Growth reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our Website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.

 

CONTACT US

We can be reached by contacting: legal@plannedgrowth.com

 

MISCELLANEOUS


This Policy shall be interpreted and governed in connection with the Planned Growth Terms and Conditions.  Any provision of the Terms not superseded by this Privacy Policy shall govern your use of the Website and the interpretation of this Privacy Policy.