Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at www.plantmyhome.com (Hereafter, “Website”, “Site”, “Company”, “we”, “us”, “our”). We value your privacy and strive to be transparent about the information we collect. Protecting your personal information is of utmost importance to us.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Personal Information You Disclose to Us
During your visit and use of our Website and services, we collect certain data that you provide to us when you fill out opt-in forms, comment forms, and contact forms.
The personal information that you provide to us can be your name, email address, location, and occupation.
Outside of the European Union (“EU”)
If you are outside of the EU and provide your email address to us through comment forms or contact forms, then we may automatically enroll you to receive our newsletter and updates. We do not currently send out newsletter and updates emails, but if we decide to in the future, then you may be automatically enrolled to receive these emails.
If you do not wish to receive any communications from us, you can opt out by clicking on the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of the emails.
In the European Union
If you are in the EU and opt to provide your email address to us through comment forms or contact forms, your email address will not be added to the email list to receive our newsletter and updates unless you affirmatively consent to it.
If you change your mind at any point and do not want to receive electronic communication, simply unsubscribe.
If you have trouble unsubscribing by clicking the link at the bottom of the email, simply email us at email@example.com and request to be unsubscribed from future emails.
Information Collected Through Third-Party Sources
During the time you visit and use our Site, certain limited data are collected from public databases, marketing partners, social media platforms, and analytics sources.
The types of data collected about you from other sources are your location, your computer system, which pages you have visited on our Site, how long you spend on each page, your IP address, your country, and possibly even your social media profiles and referrals.
Visitors’ Rights Under GDPR
If you live in the European Union, you are entitled to exercise certain rights that you are given under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Any information or data that you chose to provide us will be kept with Plant My Home until one of these happens: (1) you ask Plant My Home to DELETE the information and/or data; (2) Plant My Home decides to STOP USING the existing data processors, or (3) Plant My Home decides that the cost of retaining the data outweighs the value in retaining it.
As a consumer and/or visitor on our Site who is located in the European Union region, you have the right to request access to your data that Plant My Home collected on you and stores.
You are within your rights to demand to know exactly what data and information Plant My Home has collected on you. Keep in mind that some parts of this data were provided by you personally, while others were gathered through cookies and pixels.
You have the right to withdraw consent on data that you previously gave us consent to collect and process. The right to withdraw consent applies to any future processing of that data. However, any data that has been collected and processed previously based on valid consent is lawful and not subject to liability based on any legal grounds.
You also have the right to request the erasure of your data and all your information from Plant My Home’s data storage. Once you request that your data be erased from Plant My Home’s databases, we have thirty (30) days to comply with your request. If it’s impossible to comply within 30 days, then Plant My Home will respond to the Visitor’s request and let them know about the issue and also give them a reasonable time as to when their request for deletion will be honored.
Aside from rights such as a request to access, request to delete, and request to rectify, an EU user also has the right to place restrictions on the data processing itself. This means a user can limit certain things that Plant My Home can and cannot do with their data. You can choose to limit transfer of your data to third-party businesses (unless it’s essential for Plant My Home’s basic functions).
You further have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority who oversees and handles issues related to the GDPR.
Lastly, it’s Plant My Home’s duty to inform you that we only require information that is reasonably necessary to enter into a contract with you. We do not collect any unnecessary data, and any information we acquire is used for legitimate business purposes such as growing and scaling our business or being able to provide satisfactory customer service to you and other users.
BRAZILIAN DATA PROTECTION LAW (LGPD)
The Brazilian Data Protection Law (or the LGPD, which is derived from its Portuguese name) is Brazil’s law on online privacy requirements and certain rights and privileges given to data subjects.
Under the LGPD, “processing” is defined as collection, production, reproduction, transmission, receipt, use, classification, filing, storage, control or evaluation of data, deletion, dissemination, extraction, modification, and communication. The LGPD applies to “personal data” that is defined as any information related to an identified or identifiable natural person. Moreover, sensitive data such as political opinion, racial or ethnic origin, religion, health, sex and more as they relate to a natural person.
Under the LGDP, the data subjects are given the following rights relating to their personal data:
- Awareness and confirmation of the existence of data processing;
- Anonymization or pseudonymization or removal of pieces of data that have been collected or processed without compliance with the LGPD;
- Access to personal data;
- Correction of inaccurate data;
- Right to request deletion;
- Right to revocation of consent;
- Right to request disclosure of any third parties with whom personal data is shared;
- Access to the customer policy information and consent revocation terms and conditions.
The data subject has the right to exercise these rights with our business Plant My Home anytime free of charge.
As a business, we can only process personal data if there is any legal basis for processing that data. The LGPD provides approximately ten (10) legal reasons for processing data. The ten reasons are as follows:
- The data subject gives express consent to process the data.
- Data processing is necessary to comply with a legal obligation.
- Processing is essential to protect the life or physical safety of the data subject or another third party.
- Necessary to execute a contract or contract related procedures that the data subject is a party of at the request of the data subject.
- Necessary to process to fulfill the legitimate interests of the controller or of the third-party, except when data subject’s fundamental rights prevail.
- Necessary to process in order to protect credit (refers to a credit score).
- Necessary to process to protect the health in relation to the activities of health professionals or health entities.
- Necessary to process to carry out studies by research entities that ensure, when possible, the anonymization of personal data.
- Necessary to process to exercise rights in judicial, arbitration, and administrative procedures.
- Necessary to process to execute public policies provided in laws or regulations or those that are based on contracts, policies, agreements, or similar binding instruments.
Plant My Home mostly uses legal reasons #1 and #5 above, which are that the data subject gives express consent to process the data, and that processing is necessary to fulfill the legitimate interests of the controller or of the third-party, except when data subject’s fundamental rights prevail to process personal and sensitive data collected from you.
CHILDREN’S PRIVACY AND DATA
This Website is not intended for children under the age of 13. We and this Website do not knowingly and intentionally collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not use or provide any information on this Website. Do not use any third parties that might have links present on this Website. Do not provide your name, address, phone number or any payment information.
If a parent or guardian believes that this Website unknowingly collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13 in its database, please contact us at once at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will do our best to immediately remove any and all such information from our database.
HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU?
Information Collected from You
We use the information we collect from you for communication purposes. If at any time you filled out a contact form or sent us an email, then we may use this relevant information to send you additional communication.
If you do not want to receive any communication, you can opt out at any time by sending us an email at email@example.com requesting that we erase your personal information from our database.
We do not currently send targeted marketing or promotional communications. However, if we choose to send these types of communications in the future and you don’t want to receive them, you can opt out at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe button located at the bottom of every email you receive.
Information Collected from Third-Party Apps and Tools
Any information about you collected from third-party tools is used for statistical and analytical purposes and for evaluating and making improvements to our Site. This automatically collected information will not include personal information data.
WILL WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH ANYONE?
We respect your privacy and the value of your information. We do not share, disclose, sell, lease or rent your information to anyone or any third party without your express consent.
Only under limited circumstances will necessary information be shared with third parties. For example, we may share your personal information with third parties that help us operate and/or improve our Site, conduct our business, or service you. We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use this Site. You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information.
You can also opt out of Google Analytics.
Here are other situations in which we will share your information:
- You gave us express consent to do so;
- You entered into a contract for recurring payments. For this reason, your information will be processed on an as-needed basis to uphold the agreement;
- Performance of a contract. If you are obligated to pay or perform an action, and you fail, we reserve the right to share necessary information with a third-party company, such as a collection agency or an attorney; and
- To comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS & POLICIES
If you decide to contact us through email, we reserve the right to retain the content of your email messages, your email address, and our responses.
Your privacy is important to us. Therefore, your email address will never be shared, sold, or leased to any third-party members.
In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, any and all communications sent from our Company or Website will clearly state who the email is from, the purpose of the email, and how to contact the sender.
Furthermore, should you wish to not receive any more emails, you can click on the “Unsubscribe” link located at the bottom of the email.
Updated as of November 24, 2021