Our Commitment to Privacy
Your privacy is very important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
Who We Are
Root Science is an Oregon registered business. Our website address is https://www.shoprootscience.com
What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It
While you visit our site, we’ll track:
– Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
– Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping
– Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!
When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:
– Send you information about your account and order
– Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
– Process payments and prevent fraud
– Set up your account for our store
– Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
– Improve our store offerings
– Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them
If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.
We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information indefinitely for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.
If you register on our website we also store the personal information you provide in your user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except you cannot change the username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.
We do not collect or have access to your Credit Card or PayPal information.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you use our contact forms, we will receive the exact data that you provide. No additional information will be tracked about you, or your location.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
We use one cookie to enable the function of our customer referral program. This cookie stores a unique code that cannot identify you as a website visitor. This unique code can only identify the person who shared the coupon code or referral link. It expires after 1 year.
Third party services can also add their own cookies.
Facebook – we may use Facebook to deliver you relevant ads, or to analyze the website traffic. You can always change your Facebook account privacy from here.
Pinterest – we may use Pinterest to deliver you relevant ads. You can always control this from your Pinterest account settings where you can set the “Use sites you visit to improve which recommendations and ads you see” to “No.”
Customer Referral Data
To enable our customer referral program we may create and store unique codes that are linked to your account on our website. These codes will not be shared with anyone unless you choose to. We also keep a record when you share our store with a friend via email with our customer referral program. The email address is anonymized before it is stored.
When an order is placed which is the result of a customer referral, we store a record of the details of this referral. Your IP address and other personal data supplied for the order may also be used to prevent fraud.
Referral codes, referral details and email invite logs are retained until you request removal of your data.
Embedded Content From Other Websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Google Analytics – we use Google Analytics to understand our website traffic. It helps us to improve our content and to better serve your needs. It’s against Google Analytics terms to collect any personal data, like, but not limited, email, name, postal code.
We might also use Google Analytics in conjunction with AdSense to deliver highly relevant ads. You can always control your privacy from Google ads settings.
Facebook Analytics – we use Facebook Analytics to understand our website traffic. It helps us to improve our content and to better serve your needs. You can control your Facebook privacy settings from here.
How to Restrict Cookies
You can adjust the settings in your browser in order to restrict or block cookies that are set by the Services (or any other site on the Internet). Your browser may include information on how to adjust your settings. Alternatively, you may visit www.allaboutcookies.org to obtain comprehensive general information about cookies and how to adjust the cookie settings on various browsers. This site also explains how to delete cookies from your computer.
Or you can also use the following cookie management and disposal tool from Google Analytics by downloading and installing the browser plug-in from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the functionality of the Services. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”,” “Internet Options”,” “Privacy”,” and selecting “Block all cookies”) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.
We will send you “required” emails to inform you about specific things like your account info, your transaction info, license expirations, and renewals, password regeneration etc.
If you decide to subscribe to our newsletter, we will send you emails with useful content, like advice on how to use our products, tips related to our products, other useful stuff, marketing, promotions, exclusive offers, news.
Our newsletter is currently managed by MailChimp.com. You can always unsubscribe using the “Unsubscribe” link at the end of every email.
We store a copy of your cart in our database for 30 days for the purpose of reminding you when your cart is abandoned.
We store your communication preferences such as whether you have opted in to receive marketing communication. This data is retained until you request the removal of your data.
We keep a log of some of the communication that we have with you which may include marketing and transactional emails and/or SMS messages. These are kept for the purpose of improving our marketing and communication with you and other customers. These logs are retained until you request removal of your data.
What Rights You Have Over Your Data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Who On Our Team Has Access
Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, both Administrators and Shop Managers can access:
– Order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent, and
– Customer information like your name, email address, and billing and shipping information.
Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds and support you.
Who We Share Your Data With
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
We accept payments through PayPal. This includes all credit card payments. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.
If you choose to use our customer referral program, your personal data, such as your name and your unique referral code, may be shared with those you choose to share with. This data may be shared via Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp or email if you click on the share buttons or submit the share via email form.
How We Protect Your Data
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.
We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
After a transaction, your private information (credit card information) will not be stored on our servers.
Our site and services are not intended for children. We do not knowingly collect information or data from children. If you believe that a child may have provided us with personal information, please contact our customer care team. We will put forth reasonable efforts to delete that information from our database.
Root Science is based in the US. Any information you provide to us through your use of our site, services, and/or creating an account are subject to the laws of the US. Laws surrounding privacy and data protection in the US may not be the same as the laws in your country of residence. You are consenting and agreeing to the collection, transfer, storage, and processing of your information in the US. If we detect an IP address outside of the US, we reserve the right to deny access to our site and services.
California Privacy Rights
California law warrants California residents to ask for notice on how their personal information is shared with third parties for marketing purposes and the ability to opt out of that sharing. If you are a resident of California and would like a copy of this notice or to opt out, please submit a request to us in writing here: 2505 SE 11th Ave Suite 264, Portland OR 97202, or email our customer care team.
Please also visit our Terms of Service section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at http://www.shoprootscience.com/terms-of-use
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This policy was last modified on 06/01/21