How Your Information Is Used
We use the information collected at the Scotts Websites for the following purposes:
In addition, we use information collected through cookies, web beacons and other automated means for purposes such as (i) customizing our users’ visits to Scotts Websites and apps, (ii) delivering content (including advertising) tailored to our users’ interests and the manner in which our users browse the Scotts Websites, and (iii) managing our business. We may supplement data we collect on the Scotts Websites through automated means with information about your location (such as your zip code) to provide you with content that may be of interest to you. We also use this information to help diagnose technical and service problems, and administer the Scotts Websites, identify users of the Scotts Websites, and gather demographic information about our users. We use clickstream data to determine how much time users spend on the Scotts Websites, how users navigate through the Scotts Websites, and how we may tailor the Scotts Websites to better meet the needs of our visitors.
We also may use the information we obtain about you in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We collect and maintain the personal information of our consumers for the use of ScottsMiracle-Gro and its affiliated companies, such as Scotts LawnService. We do not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to third parties, and do not share or trade your personally identifiable information with third parties other than as described below.
Retention of Personal Information
ScottsMiracle-Gro may retain the information it collects on the Scotts Websites as long as necessary to accomplish the purpose for which the information was collected. In some cases, Scotts is required by law to retain the information it collects for a specified period of time.
Policies on Children
To ensure compliance with federal law, ScottsMiracle-Gro does not knowingly collect or maintain information provided by children under the age of 13.
We may use third-party web analytics services on the Scotts Websites, such as those of Google Analytics and Site Survey. These service providers help us analyze how users use the Scotts Websites. The information collected for this purpose (including your IP address and other information collected by automated means) will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers. To learn about opting out of Google Analytics, please click here.
The providers of third-party apps, tools, plug-ins and widgets on the Scotts Websites, such as Facebook “Like” buttons, also may use automated means to collect information regarding your use of the websites and apps and your interactions with these features. This information is subject to the privacy policies or notices of these providers.
Accessing Scotts Websites from Outside of the United States
If you are visiting the Scotts Websites from a location outside of the United States, your connection will be through and to servers located in the United States. Any information you provide during your visit will be processed and maintained on our Web server and/or other internal systems located within the United States.
To access registration information that you create on the Scotts Websites, you will need to use a password that you create. To protect the integrity of the information contained in this record, you should not disclose or otherwise reveal your password to third parties. If you forget your password, click on "forgot password" in the login screen and we'll send you an e-mail with a link to a unique URL, where you may change your password.
Correcting and Updating Information
You can update or modify your registration information if you elect to register with a Scotts Websites by logging into your registration information and following the instructions provided to update or modify such information.
Scotts takes your privacy seriously and values its relationship with you. Scotts will take reasonable physical, technical and organizational measures to safeguard and secure any personal data you provide to us.
You may always discontinue your receipt of future email newsletters and/or other email communications you previously requested from ScottsMiracle-Gro by logging on to your registered account and changing the preferences for the applicable newsletter and/or email communication.
To change what email communications you receive from Scotts Miracle-Gro:
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
14111 Scottslawn Road
Marysville, Ohio 43041
Effective Date: 15 November 2013