Last updated February 01, 2021
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All information provided on the Website regarding nutrition, is intended to only be used for informational purposes. Information and content related to nutrition is in no way to be taken as, or replace medical advice. The Website is not intended to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any disease, condition, illness, or injury. Before beginning any nutrition program, modifying your diet, or making changes to the diet of a child or any persons in your care, including following the nutrition information available on the Website, you should seek advice from your doctor(s), health care provider(s) or licensed professional. SmartyPlants, it’s owners, or admins, are in no way responsible for any liability, loss, or damage, caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly as a result of the use, application, or interpretation of the nutrition information available on the Website, or through social media. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated any of the content contained in any information on the Website. Individual results may vary.
On a weekly basis, SmartyPlants will publish content with recipes. All such recipes have been tested by the SmartyPlants team personally or by our recipe developer(s), but results may vary from person to person. Consult your medical professional before using any recipe if you have concerns about how you may individually react to the use of any particular recipe or ingredient. By voluntarily creating and using any recipe provided here, you assume all risk of any potential injury that may result. Do not consume anything you may be allergic to, and always read every label on purchased products.
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YOUR RIGHT FOR DATA REMOVAL
You have a right to have your data deleted from our system if you so wish. Please contact us directly and we will take the necessary steps to ensure your data is deleted. There will be limitations to this deletion as we only have control over the data we have collected within our CRM system. We will NOT be able to delete your data belonging to other entities or websites, like social media sites and/or comments you may have made on other sites on the internet.
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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, HOWEVER CAUSED, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA OR USE, INCURRED BY YOU, WHETHER UNDER THEORY OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
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(i) your negligence or intentional misconduct,
(ii) your breach of any provision of the Disclaimer (including representation or warranty);
(iii) death, personal injury, or property damage arising out of, or relating to, your obligations hereunder.
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If any provision(s) of the Disclaimer is held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall be severable and enforceable. If a provision is excessively broad, such a provision shall be limited or reduced in scope so as to be enforceable. The Disclaimer not be assigned by you without our prior written consent; however, the Disclaimer may be assigned by us in our sole discretion. All notices with respect to the Disclaimer must be in writing and made via email for the Website and to your email address.
Effective Date: February 1st, 2021
WHAT INFORMATION DOES SMARTYPLANTS.ORG COLLECT?
SmartyPlants collects two types of information from you: Personally identifiable information (e.g., information that can be used to identify you specifically, such as your name, e-mail address, billing address, telephone number, credit card information, etc.) and Non-personally identifiable information (e.g., information that reasonably could not be linked to or associated with you or aggregated anonymous data, etc.).
Newsletter Subscription / Opt In
When you subscribe to our newsletter, we collect the name and e-mail address that you submit to our newsletter subscription form.
Challenges / Events/ Contests / Downloads / Signups
When you sign up to participate in our free or paid SmartyPlants programs, we collect the name and e-mail address that you submit to our signup form/s.
Digital Product Download
When you purchase one of our Digital Products, we collect your name, e-mail address, credit card information, and billing address through Ontraport CRM. When you download a free Digital Product, we only collect your name and e-mail address. Note that we DO NOT store any of your credit card information. They are stored by our payment processors, Stripe and our CRM system, Ontraport.
If you participate in a SmartyPlants promotion like a giveaway, contest, or sweepstakes, we collect and store the name and e-mail address you submit to enter the promotion.
If you participate in a SmartyPlants survey, we may collect your name and e-mail address in connection with that survey, as well as the information you agree to submit in the survey.
THIRD PARTY ANALYTICS
WHAT DOES SMARTYPLANTS DO WITH MY INFORMATION?
Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
We use non-personally identifiable information, like aggregate data about the most visited Site pages or the duration of a certain Site page’s visits from Google Analytics that is not tied to any specific Site user, to maintain, improve, and protect our Site and our product and service offerings.
Personally Identifiable Information
When you sign up for our newsletter or sign up to participate in a promotion or contest, we may use the name and e-mail address that you provide to subscribe you to our newsletter or in order to send you the newsletter or e-mails. We store the name and e-mail address you provide in an SSL encrypted database that resides with Ontraport, (our newsletter and shopping cart service provider), Help Scout (our customer service email provider), Stripe (our payment platform providers). We pay monthly and/or annual service dues to these providers to keep your information safe and secure. When you enter a promotion on our Site, we use the information you submit to us to administer the promotion (e.g., enter you into the promotion, notify you if you are a winner, and send you your prize). We store the name and e-mail address you provide in an SSL encrypted databases residing with our respective email providers. If the prize for the promotion is administered by a third party, we may provide your name and e-mail address to that third party if you are one of the winners of a promotion. Please read the rules of any promotion prior to entering any giveaway, contest, or sweepstakes. When you purchase a Digital Product, we use the personal information you provide to process the transaction, deliver the purchased Digital Product(s), and to provide customer service as necessary. We store this information in an SSL encrypted database.
DOES SMARTYPLANTS SHARE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES?
DO YOU COLLECT CHILDREN’S INFORMATION?
ur Site and our Digital Products and Services are not directed to, marketed towards or intended for children under thirteen (13) years of age and we request that children under 13 do not submit any personally identifiable information or any other information to our Site.
IS MY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION SECURE?
WHAT ARE MY OPT OUT CHOICES?
Electronic Newsletter and E-mail Communications
You may unsubscribe from our electronic newsletters or e-mail communications (including promotional e-mails) at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of every single e-mail / newsletter you receive from us.
CORRECTION OR DELETION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
You may request that we update, change, correct, or delete your personally identifiable information at any time. If you request that we delete your personally identifiable information, we will remove your personally identifiable information that is stored in databases we actively use and in readily searchable formats. Please be aware, however, that it may not be technologically possible for us to erase or otherwise remove every record of the information you have provided to us, such as information stored on backup tapes or backup servers. We are not responsible for and cannot control the personally identifiable information that you have provided to third parties such as but not limited to; SmartyPlants’ social media outlets and public comments on our Site.
If you are a resident of California, you have the right to request a list of all third parties to which SmartyPlants has disclosed certain personally identifiable information during the preceding year for third party direct marketing purposes. If you choose to make such a request, please be advised that you are limited to one request per calendar year. Please provide a current California address for our response to you and please also attest to the fact that you are a California resident. At this time, we only collect personally identifiable information about your online activities on our Site. We do not collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third-party Web sites or online services.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
We sometimes provide links to third party websites on our Site. If you choose to click on a third party website link on our Site, you acknowledge and agree that SmartyPlants has no control over or responsibility for the information, content, products, services, advertising or information collection practices of the third party site(s). We do not make any representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, security or legal or regulatory compliance of third party websites and you agree to assume the risks, responsibilities, and consequences resulting from your use or access of third party websites.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE
A. Products. Our products, including digital publications, are delivered to you in an e-mail containing a link to a downloadable portable document format (PDF) file. The download link is active for five clicks. After five clicks, the link will no longer work. We recommend saving the PDF after downloading it so that you may access the PDF anytime after your purchase without relying on the download link. We do not re-issue download links after link expiration (unless otherwise specified). If your download link expires, you will need to re-purchase the product for a new download link. You may need the Adobe Reader® software or Adobe Reader® mobile app in order to access the PDF. The file is also readable in iBooks.
B. Pricing. All products listed on the Site and their descriptions, including pricing, are subject to change. SmartyPlants reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the sale of any product at any time with or without notice. If a product is listed with an incorrect price or with incorrect information, we shall have the right to decline or cancel your order prior to acceptance of your order. If you have already submitted payment for your order, we will issue a refund to your credit card or PayPal account.
C. Payment Terms. You agree to pay the price applicable for each product as of the date and time you submitted your order on the Site. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express credit card payments or payments made through PayPal.
D. Product Return Policy. SmartyPlants does NOT accept returns or provide exchanges or refunds for purchased digital products or publications – no exceptions. We do NOT re-issue download links after link expiration (unless otherwise specified) If your download link expires, you will need to re-purchase the product for a new download link.
E. Shipping Policy. We deliver our products as a digital download sent to your e-mail address. By submitting your e-mail address to us, you authorize us to deliver the digital download(s) and/or a link to the digital download(s) you have purchased to that e-mail address. We do not ship physical products at this time.
CALIFORNIA CONSUMER RIGHTS NOTICE
California users of the Site are entitled to the following consumer rights notice pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1789.3: If you have a question or complaint about SmartyPlants our products, or our Site, please contact us first. firstname.lastname@example.org
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CUMULATIVE LIABILITY OF SMARTYPLANTS INC AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, PARENTS, PARTNERS, SUCCESSORS, AGENTS AND AFFILIATES EXCEED THE GREATER OF THE TOTAL PAYMENTS MADE BY YOU TO SMARTYPLANTS IN THE PRECEDING SIX (6) MONTH PERIOD OR FIFTY DOLLARS ($50). THESE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IN SOME JURISDICTIONS, THESE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY ARE NOT PERMITTED AND MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE SITE, ITS CONTENT, AND THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE CONTENT PROVIDED ON THE SITE. YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT MAY RESULT FROM ACCESSING, USING OR DOWNLOADING ANY MATERIAL OR PRODUCT FROM SMARTYPLANTS OR THE SITE. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION TRANSMITTED TO OR FROM THE SITE OR THAT YOUR USE OR ACCESS TO THE SITE, ITS CONTENT, OR SMARTYPLANTS’ PRODUCTS WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR VIRUS FREE. THESE DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IN SOME JURISDICTIONS, THESE LIMITATIONS OF WARRANTIES ARE NOT PERMITTED AND MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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