Privacy Guidelines

 

This Privacy Notice applies to all Personally Identifiable Information (defined below) that is collected by The Herbs Place through our online properties (the “Sites. See Section 9)

Keeping personally identifiable information secure is a top priority for The Herbs Place Products, Inc. (“THE HERBS PLACE,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). This privacy statement outlines our views and practices and how they pertain to you as a customer or visitor to the Sites. Please check back periodically, as these policies may change and your subsequent use of the Site will be deemed acceptance of such changes. However, our fundamental commitment to protecting visitors’ privacy will not change.

  1. Collection of Information
  • Information You Volunteer. We only collect personally identifiable information you voluntarily provide while using our services, such as name, mailing address, email address, telephone number (“Personally Identifiable Information” or “PII”). You may always choose not to provide us with information. However, we may not be able to provide you with the services you have requested. Visitors may access the Site without disclosing PII.
  • Information Collected Automatically. We do not automatically log PII nor do we link information automatically logged by other means PII about specific individuals. However, we may record certain information that becomes available to us through your use of the Site, including, without limitation, the number of visitors and frequency of visits to the Site, the websites that you access immediately before and after the Site, the Internet browser you use, and your IP address. If we use this information, it is only on an aggregate basis.
  • Cookies and Other Similar Technologies. Like most websites, we use cookies, or data files automatically stored on your computer, to enhance your visit to the Site by better understanding how visitors use the Site. In general, cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information unless you as a visitor knowingly supply the information. We use cookies in order to recognize you when you return to the Site and to provide you with a better user experience. We do not use cookies to store personally identifiable data nor do we link non-personally identifiable information stored in cookies with personally identifiable information about specific individuals. We may allow third parties to use cookies or similar technologies on the Site but we do not control the use or contents of third party cookies. Web browsers often permit you to erase cookies from your browser cache, block cookies, or receive notification when cookies are used. However, if you block the use of cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Site features. THE HERBS PLACE does not collect information about you from other sources, e.g., public records or bodies, or private organizations.
  • Do Not Track Requests. Web browsers may allow you to send a “Do Not Track” request with your browsing traffic, which would enable anonymous browsing of the Site. We honor Do Not Track requests from web browsers. However, anonymous browsing may prevent us from providing you with full functionality of the Site.
  1. Use of Information

If you choose to provide us with your Personally Identifiable Information, we will use it to provide you with the services you have requested, to serve you with content, to analyze trends, and to enhance your overall experience while visiting the Site. You may also subscribe to email lists.  Whereas each list has a fully compliant unsubscribe option in every issue.

If you purchase at THE HERBS PLACE, we will also use your PII to (1) provide services to you (such as processing product orders); (2) provide you with additional services; and (3) ensure compliance with legal obligations. In furtherance of these purposes, THE HERBS PLACE may share your information with its parent company in the United States.

We do not collect, use, or disclose personal data for any other purposes that are materially different from the purposes set forth herein, but if we wish to do so, we always obtain your consent first and offer you the choice to opt out of such collection, use, or disclosure.

  1. Sharing Information with Third Parties

THE HERBS PLACE may use internal and external service providers to operate the Site and perform other work on our behalf in the course of providing you with services you have requested. These service providers may have access to your Personally Identifiable Information, but are contractually bound to use your PII only for the purpose of performing their duties.

THE HERBS PLACE does not currently sell, trade or rent your PII to any unaffiliated third parties for marketing purposes. We value your privacy and will not jeopardize our relationship with you by selling your information to solicitors without your prior consent.

THE HERBS PLACE may, however, share your PII to fulfill our legal obligations (i) in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, (ii) in response to lawful requests by private parties, in connection with a lawsuit, subpoena, investigation or similar proceeding, (iii) to respond to a matter of personal or public safety, (iv) to investigate security incidents, (v) to protect our interests, rights and property, or (v) in the event of a sale or transfer of assets, or in the context of similar business negotiations.

  1. Security of Information

THE HERBS PLACE takes administrative, technical and physical measures to help ensure that your Personally Identifiable Information remains accurate, timely and secure. However, no data transmission over the Internet, or through an electronic database, is guaranteed to be 100% secure. Although we strive to protect your information through measures such as the following steps, we cannot guarantee or warrant its security:

  • THE HERBS PLACE uses Secure Socket Layers (SSL) to ensure a secure connection whenever transmitting or receiving personal information. With SSL, information transmitted between two computers via the Internet is sent in an encrypted format so that only the sending and receiving computers can decode it. SSL ensures that no one intercepts any of your personal information while it is being transferred to us. A secure connection is maintained until the checkout process is either completed or canceled.
  • THE HERBS PLACE restricts access to PII to our employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to perform their jobs. They are obligated to respect the confidentiality of your PII and may be disciplined or terminated for failing to meet these obligations.
  1. Data Integrity & Access or Corrections

THE HERBS PLACE will keep Personally Identifiable Information in active files or systems as long as necessary in order to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required to perform our contractual relationship with our customers. We will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate and complete and will update or correct your information as needed when notified by you. You may request copies of your Personally Identifiable Information by contacting us at our contact information listed below in Section 10 and representatives may edit your personal information by accessing your account profile.

  1. Children

The Site is a general audience website and is not designed or targeted at children. THE HERBS PLACE does not knowingly collect, use or disseminate any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you believe we may have collected information from your child on the Sites, please contact us and we will make reasonable efforts to delete the information from our records.

  1. Third-Party Links

The Site may contain links to web sites operated and maintained by third parties over which we have absolutely no control. Any information you provide to third party websites will be governed under the terms of each websites’ privacy policy and we encourage you to investigate and ask questions before disclosing any information to the operators of third party websites. We have no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the content, actions or policies of third party websites. The inclusion of third party websites on our Site in no way constitutes an endorsement of such websites’ content, actions or policies.

  1. Privacy Shield Statement

THE HERBS PLACE recognizes that the European Union and its member states have a data protection regime that generally restricts the transfer of PII about individuals located in the EU to recipients located outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”). EEA data subjects who have questions or complaints regarding THE HERBS PLACE’s transfer or treatment of their personally identifiable information may file a complaint with THE HERBS PLACE at the contact information below. In addition, THE HERBS PLACE is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Transportation, and any other authorized U.S. statutory body.

  1. Scope of Policy

This privacy statement pertains to all activities on the following sites;

  1. theherbsplace.com
  2. thefrugallife.com
  3. healthypetcorner.com
  4. bensherbsplace.com
  5. thenatureinus.com
  6. thefrugallifenews.com
  7. BensHerbsPlace.com
  8. donnawatkins.smugmug.com
  9. theherbsplacenews.com

This list may be amended or shortened without notice. We encourage you to check back from time to time.

  1. Questions and Complaints

THE HERBS PLACE takes your privacy seriously. If you believe we have not complied with this privacy statement, please contact us so we can investigate your complaint.

Direct inquiries or concerns about our privacy policy to:

The Herbs Place
2920 Summerhurst Drive
Midlothian, VA 231132
business@theherbsplace.com

Please summarize the nature of your question in the subject line of any email you send.

 

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  1. Billie Dee says:

    Hi! May I use an article or 2 on my HOA newsletter (Sugar Land, Texas). I promise to give credit where credit is due! That means listing your website as the contributor.

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