Privacy Policy

Information Collected and Used by Ohio Hydroponics

Ohio Hydro gathers identifying information about individuals only when individuals provide that information on a voluntary basis pursuant to the voluntary registration process for certain sections of the Website. Such information includes, but is not limited to, name, age, gender, email address, cell phone number, personal interests, physical address, and other contact information. We use this voluntary profile data to (a) provide customized content to users, (b) authenticate users, (c) send notifications to users relating to the Website, (d) assist users in communicating with us and each other, and (e) make offers to users that we believe may be of interest to them based on their personal profile data. With the exception of e-mail address, physical address and cell phone number, registered users’ voluntary personal profile information, including pictures, are displayed to other registered users in order to facilitate user interaction. Registered users’ user names are displayed to all users, although each verified user has the option of having his or her full name displayed to all users instead of his or her user name. Under no circumstances are e-mail addresses, physical addresses and cell phone numbers directly revealed to other users or disclosed to third parties other than as set forth below in the “Sharing and Disclosure of Information” section.

Ohio Hydro logs information about use of the Website, including IP address, profile information, pages visited, and browser type, from users of the website. This data is used to provide customized content to users, provide targeted offers to users, manage the site, track usage and improve services.

In order to access certain sections or features of the Website, users must provide us, at a minimum, with a valid e-mail address in order to complete the voluntary registration process. E-mail addresses are used to send notifications related to the Website and to communicate offers. Registered users may choose not to receive promotional e-mails from us by changing the settings within their personal profile, although such users may still receive e-mails from us concerning non-promotional Website communications. Registered users may communicate with each other through the Website without disclosing their e-mail addresses.

Cell phone numbers are used to send text and voice message notifications related to the Website and to communicate offers. Registered users may choose not to receive text messages from us by not providing their cell phone number to us at registration. Registered users who have provided their cell phone number to us may remove it from within their personal profile settings.

Ohio Hydro does not sell or make available any individual user information to unrelated third parties, except to third parties that are providing services to Ohio Hydro or as provided in the “Sharing and Disclosure of Information” section below. We may aggregate user information for the purpose of user analyses and inform advertisers of the results of such analyses. In all such instances, Ohio Hydro will refer only to general, aggregate usage data from these analyses and will never provide specific identifying information. We may also aggregate user information for the purpose of making offers to users that we believe may be of interest to them.

Third parties can read information voluntarily posted by registered users on the Website. That information can be used by those third parties to send you unsolicited messages. Ohio Hydro has no control over such unsolicited messages.

Use of Cookies

We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Dewey Mister uses cookies to track visitor traffic patterns. Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in article commenting, forums, polling and surveys or to submit an event the events calendar.

Third party advertisers on the site may have the ability to set and access their cookies on your computer. An advertiser’s use of cookies is subject to its own privacy policies and is not subject to this Privacy Policy.

Links

The Website contains links to other websites Ohio Hydro is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site a user should read the privacy policy stated on that site. Our privacy policy only governs information collected on the Website. Furthermore, bears no responsibility for any offensive material or violations of law on any site linked from the Website.

Correcting/Updating Information and Terminating Registration

Registered users may modify any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing their personal profile. Registered users may terminate their registration at any time, for any reason, by contacting info@ohiohydroonics.com

Third Party Advertising

Ads appearing on the Website may be delivered to users by website or one of our advertising partners. Our advertising partners may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad servers may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by Website and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Security

Registered user accounts are secured by user-created password. Website uses reasonable measures to protect registered user information that is stored within our database. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of registered user account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of registered user information at any time. For any additional information about the security measures we use on the Website, please contact us at info@ohiohydroponics.com

Sharing and Disclosure of Information

Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, Website will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary: (a) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by Website; (b) to enforce our Terms of Use Agreement or to protect our rights; or (c) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the Website. We reserves the right to transfer, disclose or sell personal information as part of a business divestiture, sale, merger, or acquisition of website or substantially all of its assets. For more information see the “Changes in Our Privacy Policy” section below.

Children

Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Opt-Out Policy

We give visitors options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
– Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
– Electronic newsletter subscribers may remove themselves from a mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points visitors to the subscription management page.
– Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas which completely alleviate the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our visitors.

Your Consent

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Ohio Hydro.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

From time to time we may make changes to our privacy policy. If we make changes, we will post them on the Website to make users aware of what the changes are so users will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and when we may disclose it. A user is bound by any changes to the policy when she or he uses the Website after those changes have been posted.