Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Tomato Geek uses and protects any information that you give while using http://www.tomatogeek.com.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this website.

WHO ARE WE?

The goal of Tomato Geek is to provide you with useful, entertaining, and reliable content around the gardening industry. We share our insights about growing tomatoes, cooking with them and otherwise having a successful garden. If you find anything on the website that says otherwise, email us so we can make it right.

WHAT WE COLLECT:

Information You Voluntarily Submit: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the website. For example, when you use this website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed this website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using this website, such as links clicked. You are welcome to browse the website anonymously.

Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by this website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on this website.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain this website
  • Identify you as a user of this website
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters (if you voluntarily sign up). Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries
  • To track and measure advertising on this website

THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Additionally, this website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of this website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

This website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics: This service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on this website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address.

WHY WE USE GOOGLE ANALYTICS: We use Google Analytics to analyze the number of visitors and sessions on Tomato Geek, as well as their behavior. This gives us an idea of what we’re doing well, and what we need to work on. We want to provide useful and meaningful content. Google Analytics helps us better understand what people are looking for. We also use Google Analytics to track where our visitors and traffic are coming from.

At this time, this personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications.

ANONYMOUS DATA
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

COOKIES
This website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize this website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by this website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of this website may be entirely usable.

AFFILIATE PROGRAM PARTICIPATION:

This website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into this website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. These commissions help keep Tomato Geek alive. We appreciate your support! You are always welcome to clear your cookies or browse anonymously.

Tomato Geek is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, this website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

NEWSLETTERS: On the website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Opt-out: You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at hello@tomatogeek.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access: You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to hello@tomatogeek.com

Amend: You may contact us at hello@tomatogeek.com to amend or update your personal information.

Forget: In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to hello@tomatogeek.com

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to this website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

CONTACT
This privacy policy is subject to change without notice. If you have any questions feel free to contact me directly here: hello@tomatogeek.com

Last updated: January 7th, 2021