Privacy Policy

 

Introduction

Welcome to the sprouting threads website! www.sproutingthreads.comis owned and operated by

sprouting threads, LLC (“we,” “us,” “our,” or “sprouting threads”). SproutingThreads knows that you care about how your personal information is used and shared and we value your privacy. This Privacy Policy provides information regarding the use and disclosure of your information collected by sprouting threads. This Privacy Policy is provided to help you make informed decisions about whether to use, or continue using, www.sproutingthreads.com and related Services.

 

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and subject to, the sprouting threads Terms of Service. By visiting, accessing, using or otherwise interacting with www.sproutingthreads.com and any other linked pages, features, content or application services (including mobile applications) (collectively, the “Site”), or using any of our Services, you accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy and acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service. To the extent there is any conflict between this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service, the Terms of Service shall control.

 

What does our Privacy Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy covers sprouting threads use and disclosure of personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) provided by you when you access the Site and use sprouting threads Services.

 

What is not covered by our Privacy Policy?

This policy does not apply to companies that sprouting threads, LLC does not own or control (including any third-party products or services integrated into the Site or Services), or to individuals who are not employed by us. The Site may contain links to third party websites or services. If you access a third party website or service through the Site, you should read the privacy policy provided by that website or service. When interacting with the Site, your information may be transmitted across unsecure third party networks or services. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of third parties and cannot guarantee the security of third party networks or services.

 

What Information do we collect?

We receive and store Information provided by you on the Site, or through other means, when we communicate or interact with you. The information we collect enables us to provide, personalize and improve our Services. Some of the information we collect is provided by you. Some information may be collected automatically. Some of the information we collect is Personal Information. Some of the information we collect is not personally identifiable, but may become so when combined with other information we have, or we receive about you.

 

Personal Information Provided by You:
We store Personal Information provided by you when you register an account on the Site. During the account registration process we receive and store the following information from you (the, “Account Holder”): The Account Holder’s full name, email address, password, and any other information necessary for us to provide our services, including (but not limited to) information about your children such as their birthdate, age, height, weight, and clothing preferences. When you subscribe to a sprouting threads service we will also collect billing and shipping information from you. You may choose not to provide us with certain Personal Information, but then you may not be able to create an account or subscribe to our Services.

 

sprouting threads does not intentionally collect any Personal Information other than the information described above. However, certain features of the Site may allow you to upload content to the Site. If you use these features to disclose Personal Information, you should be aware that such information could be read, collected, or used by other users and/or third parties.

 

Information Collected Automatically:

We receive and store certain types of information when you interact with the Site or use our Services. sprouting threads automatically receives and records information on our servers from your browser including your IP address, location, cookie information, browser information, operating system, time stamps, the pages you request and the actions and paths you take on the website. Information of this nature becomes Personal Information when it is combined with other information provided by You in such a manner that it becomes personally identifiable.

 

Automatically collected information may also be used in conjunction with information collected through cookies in anonymized and aggregated fashion. This aggregate data is used to provide statistical measures regarding how users are utilizing the Website and our Services so that we can improve our Website user experience and the Services we offer. We may use and disclose statistical information and aggregated data for legitimate business purposes. For example, we may disclose statistical data to our partners and investors so that they can also understand how people use our Website and Services. We will never disclose aggregate information in a manner that would personally identify you. For more information on our use of Cookies, please see below.

 

Cookies:

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s (or other device’s) persistent storage medium (e.g., hard drive) through your browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages on the Site are visited and by how many people. We use cookies to enhance visitors’ experiences, to learn more about their use of the Website, and to improve the quality of our Services.

 

Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. Cookies enhance the usability of the Website and may be required to take advantage of some of our Services.

 

We utilize a third party cookie powered by Google Analytics to collect usage information such as the number and frequency of visitors to our website and how they use the various components. For more information on what Google Analytics is and how it works, please see: http://www.google.com/analytics/. Information contained in our cookies is not generally personally identifiable. Information of this nature becomes Personal Information when it is combined with other information provided by you in such a manner that it becomes personally identifiable. However, we only use this information in aggregate form and not in a manner that would personally identify you.

 

How do we use the Personal Information we collect?

Personal information about our users is an integral part of our business. We do not rent or sell your Personal Information to anyone.

 

With respect to your children’s personal information:

sprouting threads does not contact children under the age of 13 about special offers or for marketing purposes without parental consent. Sprouting Threads will not send Personal Information about your minor children (under the age of 18) to other companies or people, except when:

 

  • we have your consent to share the information (for example, to provide a Service you have subscribed to);
  • we are required to do so to comply with the law (for example, to comply with a valid court order or subpoena);
  • to the limited extent necessary to enforce our Terms of Service; or
  • if sprouting threads, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the event that sprouting threads goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information will be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party.

You specifically acknowledge that such transfers (sale, liquidation or bankruptcy) may occur and that any acquirer of sprouting threads may continue to use your Personal Information, including, without limitation, information about your children, in accordance with the terms of this Policy.

 

How we use Personal Information:

We use the Personal Information you provide to conduct our business and provide you with products and services. We may collect and use your Personal Information, in the ordinary course of business, to provide you with products and services, create backups of our business records, notify you of product recalls or safety issues, administer your account and subscription, to respond to questions, comments and complaints, to conduct user satisfaction surveys, perform legal compliance, and to personalize your experiences and provide you with marketing materials regarding our products, services and/or special deals or events.

 

We also use your Personal Information for everyday business purposes such as security, payment processing, analytics, operations, fraud detection and prevention, reporting. We may also, in certain instances disclose your Personal Information when we have reason to believe that it is necessary to identify you, contact you, manage our information security, or bring legal action to protect our rights, your rights, or the rights of others. We may also disclose your Personal Information when you ask us to, or when we believe it is required or permitted by law.

 

Does sprouting threads share your Personal Information?

We may utilize third party partners in order to provide the services described in our Terms of Service, and if we do so, we may share your Personal Information with them in order to provide those services (e.g. billing and shipping), administer our Services, conduct our operations, fulfill your requests, or otherwise fulfill our obligations to you under the Terms of Service and any subscriptions you have purchased. To the extent that we use Third Party services, we seek to contractually bind our Service Providers to restrict them from using your information in any manner other than to provide the services we have contracted with them to provide. For more information please see Section 6. Data Security.

 

Email Communications:

From time to time you will receive email communications from us. Email communications include, but are not limited to, welcome emails, order confirmation and other pertinent information related to your Subscription Services and account. From time to time, we may also contact you via email regarding new services offered by us. You may opt out from these marketing emails if you so choose by clicking the “unsubscribe” link contained therein, modifying your account preferences, or emailing us at info@sproutingthreads.com. Email communications from us to you are provided by a third party mailchimp.com. The Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for www.mailchimp.com may be found at http://mailchimp.com/legal/.

 

Payment Information:

In order to register for one of our subscription services you must provide payment information. sprouting threads does not store or collect your payment information. We utilize a third party (authorize.net) to process payments. Authorize.net is compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard ("PCI DSS") as a Level 1 service provider. For more information on authorize.net and how they handle personal information please see: http://www.authorize.net/

 

sprouting threads utilizes Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software to encrypt your information during order transmission. Your payment information is transmitted in its entirety through the SSL connection to our third party payment processor. We reveal only the last five digits of your credit card number when confirming an order. In order to maintain the security of your account and your payment information, it is important that you sign off when finished when using a shared computer.

 

Data Security

Your personal information is stored on our servers. We use commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to protect the integrity and security of your personal information including obtaining a SSL Certificate to ensure this protection. We may contract with a third party service provider for hosting services. In the event that we utilize a third party hosting service, or we provide your personal information to a third party service provider (for example, for payments processing or shipping) we will ensure that they utilize commercially reasonable safeguards consistent with industry standards to protect the integrity of your information and, to the extent possible, that their use and storage of your Personal Information (to the extent it is transmitted to them) is consistent with the terms of this Agreement.

 

If sprouting threads learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify in a manner consistent with our Terms of Use so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us in a manner provided for in our Terms of Use.

 

Special Note to International Users

sprouting threads website is hosted in the United States and are intended for and directed to Users in the United States. If you are a User accessing the Website from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Site, which are governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Notice, and our Terms of Service, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

 

Changes and updates to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be revised periodically. Revisions are reflected in the "effective date" below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Notice in effect when we received the personal information you provided. If we intend to modify the manner in which we use your Personal Information in a way that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of your Personal Information, we will provide notice and we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information. Your continued use of the sprouting threads Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any future revisions.