General Browsing Information: Any time you visit the Scotts Websites or use our downloadable apps, we may gather certain information by automated means, such as cookies and web beacons. This information includes browser characteristics, your service provider IP address, the search engine you may have used to locate the Scotts Websites, a unique device identifier, device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, information on actions taken on a Scotts Website, and dates and times of visits.
Personal Information Voluntarily Provided: We gather personal information you provide to us (such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, demographic information, payment information) when you request information about a product or service, register on the Scotts Websites, request email reminders or email newsletters, sign up for a service, enter one of our sweepstakes or contests, take a survey or use any of the other interactive portions or features of the Scotts Websites. When personally identifiable information is requested on the Scotts Websites, some requests are marked as "Required"; this personally identifiable information is necessary to allow you to participate in the feature or service you've requested.
Information Provided by You Relating to a Job Opportunity: If you elect to voluntarily create a job interest profile through the Scotts Websites to show interest in a job opportunity with Scotts Miracle-Gro, you will be providing your name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address and information with respect to work experience, educational background, position sought and at your option, the information contained in your resume.
We use the information collected at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Website 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.
We collect and maintain the personal information of our consumers for the use of Scotts Miracle-Gro and its affiliated companies, such as Scotts Lawn Service and Smith & Hawken. 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.
You may always discontinue your receipt of future email newsletters and/or other email communications you previously requested from Scotts Miracle-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:
To ensure compliance with federal law, Scotts Miracle-Gro does not knowingly collect or maintain information provided by children under the age of 13.
If you are visiting the Scotts Miracle-Gro Website 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 Miracle-Gro Website, 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.
Your can update or modify your registration information if you elect to register with a Scotts Miracle-Gro website by logging into your registration information and following the instructions provided to update or modify such information.
Scotts Miracle-Gro limits the number of employees that have access to the databases that contain personal information of our customers, and our employees are advised of the importance of confidentiality. While we implement these security measures, you should be aware that 100% security is not always possible.
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
14111 Scottslawn Road
Marysville, Ohio 43041
Effective Date: November 15, 2013