We collect information (i) from you directly; (ii) from third parties, and (iii) automatically when you use our Site. In general, we collect information as follows:
Account and Profile Information: When you create an account on the Croppit Platform, we collect your name, contact information, and other information you provide. In some cases you also will be asked to create a profile on the Site. If you do, profile information such as your name, username, current interests and projects, demographic information, and any photos you provide may be displayed publicly on the social network. You can customize some of the information displayed publicly in your Croppit profile by going to your account and profile settings. If you feel that an unauthorized account has been created depicting you or your likeness, please contact us at Croppit.firstname.lastname@example.org. You have an obligation to provide us accurate information.
Public Content: We collect and store the information that you post to the Site, including your photos, comments and profile information.
Communications. When you communicate with us (via email, phone, through the Site or otherwise), we may maintain a record of your communication.
Site Activity and Automatically Collected Information. We collect and may store information about your use of the Site (including our mobile applications), such as your search activity, the pages you view, and the date and time of your visit. We also collect and may store information that your computer or mobile device provides to us in connection with your use of the Site, such as your browser type, type of computer or mobile device, browser language, IP address, mobile carrier, unique device identifier, location, and requested and referring URLs.
Linked Networks and Contacts. If you elect to connect your Croppit profile to a social network or online platform like Facebook or Linkedin, you will be asked to enable sharing of your contacts with Croppit. If you agree to this sharing, in order to facilitate a more connected experience, we may send notices informing your contacts you have joined Croppit so that you and your contacts can find and follow each other on the Croppit Platform.
We may use the information we collect for purposes such as to: provide the Site’s functionality; improve the Site’s quality; personalize your experience; tailor the content and information that we may send or display to you, personalized help and suggestions; track usage of the Site; provide feedback to businesses and professionals whose products are listed on the Site; process, store, and deliver your communications; provide customer service; improve our products and services; conduct quality control and spam and fraud prevention activities; respond to your inquiries and requests; send you marketing communications and otherwise message you; back up our systems and allow for disaster recovery; enhance the security of the Site; fulfill transactions authorized by you on the Site; use as otherwise requested or consented to by you; and to comply with legal obligations.
In addition, we use the information we collect to better understand how users access and use our Site and services, both on an aggregated and individualized basis, in order to improve our Site and services, respond to user desires and preferences, develop additional products and services, and for other research and analytical purposes. From time to time, we may also offer contests or promotions, and will use the information we collect to administer such contests, promotions and surveys, to analyze the results for research purposes, and to comply with legal requirements related to such contests and promotions.
We do not rent or sell your personal contact information (such as your email address associated with your account registration) to third-parties to use for their own marketing purposes. Additionally any information that you share publically through your profile is available to third party users of and visitors to the Site; we cannot control such third parties’ use or further disclosure of your information. We may share some information about you with third parties in connection with your use of the Site. Our information sharing with third-parties generally fall into these categories and purposes:
Breeders and plant discoverers: We may share only your name if you have choosen to be Public in your profile. Names and contact information (like phone or email adress) are not shared.
Analytics and Usage: We may share user information in de-identified or aggregate form, with third parties, such as breeders, garden professionals, and other businesses. For example, we may disclose to a business the number of users that have viewed their product. Business or professionals that participate on the Croppit Platform may also access usage data associated with your public profile. For example, a business can see that you, as identified by your public profile username, any profile photo (but not identified by your email or non-public account information).
Business Transfers: If we are acquired by or merged with another entity, if substantially all of our assets are transferred to another company, or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, we may transfer the information we have collected about you to the other company. We may also disclose certain personal information to a company as part of the planning or review for a potential merger, acquisition or transfer of assets.
Other Users: Information that you post publicly on the Site (e.g., photos, comments, your profile) will be made publicly available to other users of the Croppit Platform. The information that you post to the Site is intended for public consumption, including your photos, comments, and profile information. By posting on the Site, you agree to permit us to disclose publicly the material you post.
Investigations: We may investigate and disclose information from or about you, as permitted by applicable law, if we believe that such investigation or disclosure is (a) necessary to comply with legal process and law enforcement instructions and orders, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on us; (b) helpful to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Site; or (c) helpful to protect our rights, reputation, property, or that of our users, subsidiaries, or the public.
When you join the Croppit Platform by signing up for an account or creating a profile, as part of the service you will receive the Croppit newsletter about the offerings and features on the Site. As permitted by law, you are also opting to receive other emails from us that may be of interest to you as a member of the Croppit community. You can manage your email and notice preferences in account settings, but note that you cannot opt out of receiving certain administrative or legal notices from us. If you opt-out of receiving emails about recommendations or other information we think may interest you, we may still send you transactional e-mails about your account or any services you have requested or received from us.
The Site is intended for general audiences and is not directed to children. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us at email@example.com and we will take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account.
We have implemented security safeguards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure – so we cannot guarantee its absolute security. You should take certain steps to protect your account and personal information as well, such as by choosing a strong password and keeping such password private, and logging out of your account when you are finished using it.
The Croppit website is a global platform, headquartered in Spain, with product providers in several countries. Your personal information will be transferred to and processed in Spain (or any other country where we, our affiliates, subsidiaries, agents and service providers operate) and processed there. Data protection laws differ among jurisdictions; and the spanish and these other jurisdictions may not provide the same level of protection for personal information as your jurisdiction of residence. You understand that your information may be stored in or accessed from Spain and these other jurisdictions. By using our Site, you consent to the transfer and use of your information to the Spanish and other jurisdictions, as set forth in this paragraph.
Last Updated February 28, 2018