Grove is very sensitive to the issue of children's privacy and makes every effort to protect the privacy of children using the Internet. If you are under 13 years of age you should not use this website, and under no circumstances should you send information about yourself to Grove, this Web site, products, and services are not developed for or directed at children. Our policy is not to permit anyone under the age of 18 to do business with us. If Grove discovers that a child under the age of 13 has provided Grove with personally identifiable information, Grove will immediately delete that child's personally identifiable information from the website.
Grove only collects information from you on a voluntary basis, So that we can provide you with the most efficient and enhanced experience. , We request that you register for a personal account accessible through a confidential password and screen name that you select. For purposes of registration, we collect identifiable information such as your name, email address, and demographic information such as age, gender and zip code. We also may collect your IP address, browser type, operating system type, domain name, access times and referring website address. This information is collected during registration or in response to specific requests from you, for things such as signing up for an email newsletter, or other online information service we may offer, entering a contest, answering a survey, or contacting us. Surveys are conducted strictly for internal profiling purposes and only keep track of anonymous demographic data (e.g., your age, usage of the Grove website, favorite features).
Grove may store the average indicators of aggregate Data of all Users to enhance the Services and provide comparative analytics to all Users ("Benchmarks"). The Benchmarks will reflect the average aggregate performance of all Users of the Services and will not be directly trackable to individual Users. We may publish the Benchmarks publicly and share them with the Users of the Services. By using the Services, you agree with collection and storing of the aggregate Data for the purpose of creating Benchmarks for the Services.
From time to time, we may employ and share your personal information with vendors who use it solely to provide support for the internal operations of our website (e.g., technical support and network delivery). These entities will not use your personally identifiable information for any other purpose, and have agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the personal information they obtain from us.
It is our policy not to share, sell or rent your personal information to any company not directly related to Grove. Grove reserves the right to share your personally identifiable information with our parent or affiliated companies. Further, Grove may sell, transfer or otherwise disclose user information, including personally identifiable information, in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, the sale of substantially all assets, or other fundamental corporate change. We may disclose your personal information in the good faith belief that we are required to do so by law or to comply with legal processes, respond to any claims or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Grove staff or the public.
When you are using the Grove website, certain content, including advertisements, may be created or hosted by a third party. Such third parties may place cookies and/or use web beacons, which may be used to identify some of your preferences or to recognize you if you have previously had contact with them. We do not control the use of such technology by third parties, the information they collect, or how they use such information. Grove does not disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties serving ads or other content on our website.
If you wish to review, update, or delete any personal information that we may have collected about you, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grove takes appropriate precautions to protect our users' information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Grove also has an internal security policy with respect to the confidentiality of customer and other data, limiting access only to those employees who we reasonably believe need to know such information for the purpose of performing their jobs. The Internet is not a 100% secure medium. Although we use reasonable efforts to protect information, the potential of somebody breaching our security measures does exist.