Last updated: 21-Jun-2023
Collection of User Data
GardenGuru may collect and process certain personal information from users for the purpose of providing and improving our services. When you access or use our website, we may gather data such as your name, email address, location, and browsing behavior. We collect this information through standard technologies such as cookies and log files, as well as directly from user inputs.
Storage and Protection of User Data
GardenGuru is committed to protecting the security of user data. We employ a variety of measures to safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, please note that no method of electronic storage is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee absolute data security.
The primary purpose of collecting user data is to provide and improve our services. GardenGuru may use the collected data for the following purposes:
- To personalize user experience and understand user preferences
- To respond to user inquiries, requests, or customer support
- To improve our website by analyzing user behavior and trends
- To send periodic newsletters, updates, and marketing communications (only with user consent)
We do not sell, trade, or rent user data to third parties without your explicit consent, except as required by law or when necessary for the operation of our business.
GardenGuru respects and upholds your rights in relation to your personal data. As a user, you have the following rights:
- Access: You can request a copy of your personal data held by GardenGuru.
- Correction: If you believe your personal information is inaccurate or incomplete, you can request its correction.
- Deletion: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data, subject to relevant legal requirements or legitimate interests.
- Objection to Processing: You may object to the processing of your personal data, based on grounds relating to your particular situation.
To exercise your rights or make any privacy-related inquiries, please Contact Us using the contact details provided at the end of this policy.
Data Security Measures
GardenGuru takes extensive measures to protect user data. We employ appropriate technical and organizational security measures to prevent unauthorized access, accidental loss, destruction, or damage to personal data. These measures include encryption, firewalls, and access controls. We continually assess and update our security procedures to ensure your data remains safe.
Third-Party Data Sharing
GardenGuru may share user data with selected third-party service providers to facilitate the operation and improvement of our services, including website analytics. It is important to note that these third parties are obligated to process personal data on our behalf and are subject to strict confidentiality requirements. We always obtain appropriate assurances that your personal data is handled in a manner consistent with applicable data protection laws.
GardenGuru retains user data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this policy, or as required by applicable laws and regulations. When data is no longer needed, we will securely delete or anonymize it.
International Data Transfer
GardenGuru operates globally, and user information may be transferred and processed in countries outside your own. By using our services, you consent to the transfer of your data to any country in which GardenGuru operates.