Last revised on January 14, 2019
Grō is committed to bringing you the highest levels of service while protecting your privacy and the privacy of all our users and members.
Summary: While we must collect certain information from you in order to provide you and our partners with quality services, we take precautions to respect and protect that information, and we promise never to sell or rent your email address to third parties, except as otherwise described below.
1. Consent & Acknowledgment
(b) Use Signifies That You Are 13 or Older. By using the Site, you represent that you are at least 13 years old. If you are not 13 years or older, then you are not an authorized user of this site and may not use our Site.
(c) Use Signifies Consent to Processing Worldwide. By providing Personal Information on our Site, you signify that you understand and unambiguously consent to the collection, processing, and storage of your Personal Information in the United States or other countries where laws regarding the treatment of Personal Information may offer less protection than laws in your own country of residence. However, your Personal Information will not be used or disclosed in an unlawful manner or for purposes for which you have not given consent.
2. How We Collect Information
(a) Information You Provide. We collect information that you submit voluntarily through our Site, including but not limited to information you provide when signing up for our services, and information you provide when editing your account and user profile. We also collect information you voluntarily provide in order to customize your Grō experience (such as date of birth, gender, and personal preferences), as well as information you share in the course of your use of Grō’s services (such as comments, postings, pictures, reviews, ratings, and questions). If you choose to link any social networks to your Grō services, we may collect information about you and your friends who also use Grō. When you purchase a subscription, service, or goods through Grō, you will need to submit payment information, such as credit card information, in order to facilitate payment for your purchase. We may also track your past bookings and purchases in order to provide a more personalized experience.
If you provide us with feedback on our Site or services, you agree that any such communications become our property, and that we may use your feedback to modify our services without paying you any compensation or royalties.
While you are not required to submit any information to us, your failure to do so may make it impossible for us to provide you with some or all of our services and functions.
(b) Email and Email Addresses. When you register as a member of our Site, we request and collect your email. Unless you request otherwise, we may, from time to time, use your e-mail address to contact you regarding goods and services offered on our Site, to notify you of any messages or other indications of interest you’ve received from other users of the Site, and to notify you of other relevant news, events and activities that you may find of interest in relation to entrepreneurship, startups, leadership, and related matters (as discussed below, we will honor your request to opt-out of such contact if you so choose). When you contact us by email, or through an online form, we will collect your e-mail address and the content of your message, including any attachments. Note, however, that we will not at any time publicly display your email address in any location on the Site.
(d) Information Provided by Third Parties. From time to time, we may obtain Personal Information about you from third parties we have partnered with. We may consolidate this information with other Personal Information we have already collected about you.
3. When We May Disclose Your Information
We also provide aggregated Anonymous Information to merchants and other reputable third parties in order to assist them with their own market analysis and business planning. This information may include aggregated statistics about customer demographics, traffic patterns, and customer preferences. We reserve the right to provide any and all such aggregated and non-individually identifiable data to third parties. However, with the limited exceptions described above, we will not share your un-aggregated Personal Information, including email address, with any merchants or third parties.
(b) Compliance & Prevention of Harm. We reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with a subpoena, warrant, court order, administrative or government order, or any other legal requirement. We may also disclose your personal information when we believe, in good faith and in our sole discretion, that such disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, your rights, or the rights of others; to prevent harm to persons or property; or to fight fraud and credit risk.
4. How We Protect Your Information
(a) With Technology. While no computer system is completely secure from failure and/or unauthorized access, we take commercially reasonable measures to protect the security, confidentiality, and integrity of data stored and processed on our system. For example, we encrypt your credit card information and other important Personal Information using secure socket layer (SSL) technology to provide secure transmission from your computer to our servers.
Together, we believe these technological and administrative measures provide a level of security that is appropriate to the type of data involved.
5. How You Can Control Your Information
(a) By Setting Preferences. In your Member Profile, which you may access at any time once you have become a Member of the Site, you may set preferences about how we may contact you. If you choose to opt-out of certain communications, we will make reasonable efforts to honor your request promptly, but please understand it may take several business days for your request to take effect.
(b) By “Unsubscribing” from Emails: In all emails we send you, you will see options to unsubscribe or op-out from our communications. If you choose to unsubscribe from emails, we will make reasonable efforts to honor your request promptly, but please understand it may take several business days for your request to take effect. Please note also that we may continue to contact you with important information regarding changes to this and other policies, to provide confirmation of transactions, or to inform you of important administrative matters.
(c) By Using Discretion in Public Forums. Grō may offer various forums for sharing messages, questions, comments, profiles, and other user-generated content, and for communicating with other users with similar interests. You should be aware that any information you provide in such forums may be read, collected, and used by any person for any purpose. It is your responsibility to use discretion with your Personal Information in such forums; Grō cannot be held responsible for any damages resulting from your disclosure of information in publicly accessible forums, or in your communications with individuals you contact through the Site.
6. We Do Not Control How Others Use Your Information
7. Minors Are Not Authorized Users
Grō does not direct its content or services to children, and requires users of our Site to be at least thirteen (13) years old. Any user that is under 13 is not an authorized user. Moreover, we do not intentionally collect or maintain any Personal Information from or about any individual under 13 years old—protecting the privacy of all children is paramount at Grō. If we learn that any user is under 13 years old, we will promptly delete any Personal Information we have inadvertently collected about that user, and use all reasonable efforts to prevent that user from continuing to access our Site.
8. Special Rights of Users in California
California law (Civil Code Section 1798.83) entitles any California resident who has provided Personal Information to a business with whom he has established a business relationship for personal, family, or household purposes (“California customer”) to request information about whether the business has disclosed Personal Information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. The law provides that, upon request by a California customer, the business must to provide a list of all third parties to whom Personal Information was disclosed in the preceding calendar year, if any, as well as a list of the categories of Personal Information that were disclosed.
California customers may request further information about our compliance with this law by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, with “CALIFORNIA INQUIRY” in the subject line. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this email address.
10. When We Make Changes To This Policy
11. Contacting Us.
January 14, 2019: Initial version posted