Privacy Policy for Gronest®

Introduction: At Gronest®, we take the privacy and protection of our users’ information very seriously. This privacy policy sets out the types of information we collect, how it is collected and processed, and how we use it to provide better services to our customers. We have put in place appropriate measures to secure the information we collect, and we comply with relevant data protection regulations.

Who we are: Our website address is Gronest® is a provider of fabric pots for indoor and outdoor gardening, hydroponics, and container gardening.

Information Collection: We collect information from visitors to our website in various ways, including comments, media uploads, and cookies. The information we collect includes:

  • Comments: When visitors leave comments on our site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to assist in spam detection. An anonymized string created from the visitor’s email address may also be provided to the Gravatar service to determine if they are using it. Their profile picture will be visible to the public in the context of their comment after approval.

  • Media: If visitors upload images to our website, they should avoid uploading images with embedded location data, as other visitors to our website may download and extract any location data from the images.

  • Cookies: If visitors leave a comment on our site, they may opt-in to saving their name, email address, and website in cookies for convenience. These cookies will last for one year. If they visit our login page, a temporary cookie will be set to determine if their browser accepts cookies, which will be discarded when they close their browser. When they log in, several cookies will be set to save their login information and screen display choices. Login cookies will last for two days, and screen options cookies will last for one year. If they select “Remember Me,” their login will persist for two weeks. If they log out of their account, the login cookies will be removed. If they edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in their browser, indicating the post ID of the article they just edited. It will expire after 1 day.

Embedded Content from Other Websites: Articles on our site may include embedded content from other websites, such as videos, images, articles, etc. Embedded content from other websites will behave in the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about the visitor, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor their interaction with the embedded content, including tracking their interaction if they have an account and are logged in to that website.

Data Sharing: If visitors request a password reset, their IP address will be included in the reset email.

Data Retention: If visitors leave a comment, the comment and its metadata will be retained indefinitely. This is to allow us to recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. If they register on our website, we will store the personal information they provide in their user profile, which they can access and edit at any time, except for their username. Website administrators can also access and edit this information.

Data Rights: If visitors have an account on our site or have left comments, they can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about them, including any data they have provided to us. They can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about them, except for any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security.