Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Copyright

 

This website is owned and operated by Gooseberry Gardens. These Terms set forth the terms and conditions under which you may use our website and services as offered by us. This website offers visitors information on gardening in the Calgary area. By accessing or using this website, you approve that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms.

In order to use our website and/or receive our services, you must be at least 13 years of age or of the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction, and possess the legal authority, right and freedom to enter into these Terms as a binding agreement. You are not allowed to use this website and/or receive services if doing so is prohibited in your country or under any law or regulation applicable to you.
 

Terms of Use

Please read these Terms of Use (“TOU”) carefully before using this website.
 

Your access to and use of this website is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these TOU. These TOU apply to all visitors, users, and others who access or use this website.
 

By accessing or using this website you agree to be bound by these TOU. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access this website.
 

Medical Disclaimer
 

Any health-related content on this website was written for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment, and never delay in seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.
 

Limits of Liability
 

Gooseberry Gardens makes no warranties or representations of any kind that the services provided by this website or any linked site will be uninterrupted, error-free, or that the site or the server that hosts the site are free from viruses or other forms of harmful computer code. All such information is provided “as is,” and with specific disclaimer of any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, or non-infringement.
 

In no event shall Gooseberry Garden, its agents, or anyone else who has been involved in the creation, production, or delivery of these pages, be liable for any direct, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use of this website or any linked site.
 

Unlawful or Prohibited Use
 

This website and related services are designed to educate and entertain, and we encourage you to participate through the comment section at the bottom of posts. However, be responsible and respectful in what you write. Being critical is fine, but rudeness and personal attacks are not. In particular, make sure that no spam, viruses, or hate content appear in your writing or what you link to.
 

As a condition of your use of this website, you will not use the website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Gooseberry Gardens website, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the website.
 

You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the computer systems or networks connected to any Gooseberry Garden server or the website, through hacking, password mining, or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the website.
 

Indemnification
 

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Gooseberry Gardens, its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the website, including but not limited to your violation of these TOU.
 

Termination
 

We may terminate or suspend access to our website immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the TOU.
 

All provisions of the TOU shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.
 

Governing Law

These TOU shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Canada, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
 

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these TOU will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these TOU is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these TOU will remain in effect. These TOU constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our website, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding Gooseberry Gardens.
 

Changes
 

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these TOU at any time.
 

By continuing to access or use this website after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the website.


 

Privacy Policy

Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.
 

Updates to this Policy
 

We may modify, alter or update this Privacy Policy at any time. We will not provide individual notice to you of changes to this Privacy Policy, but when we make updates to this Privacy Policy, we will update the date in this section. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
 

Last Edited on 17-May-2020
 

Publicly Visible Information
 

If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. To create a user profile, you must choose a username and password and input your email address for profile confirmation. Your email address will never be available publicly. Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.
 

What we collect
 

We may collect the following information:

  • contact information including email address

  • demographic information such as postal/zip code, preferences, and interests

  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
     

What we do with the information we gather
 

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.

  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
     

Security
 

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
 

How we use cookies
 

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
 

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
 

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
 

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
 

Links to Other Websites


Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. 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. We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party websites or services that you visit.
 

Controlling your personal information
 

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
 

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.

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 gooseberrygardenscanada@gmail.com to be removed from our mailing list.
 

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to gooseberrygardenscanada@gmail.com.
 

Amend – You may contact us at gooseberrygardenscanada@gmail.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 gooseberrygardenscanada@gmail.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 the 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.
 

Copyright
 

Use of Gooseberry Gardens’ content (graphics, logos, software, etc.) is strictly prohibited without written consent. You may not modify any content, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, post on any network, broadcast in any media or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from the website unless expressly permitted by Gooseberry Gardens.
 

Use of Intellectual Property
 

All photos and content are the property of Gooseberry Gardens unless stated otherwise. All photos and content not belonging to Gooseberry Gardens have been used with permission from the owner. 
 

We permit LIMITED sharing of our content. Permitted sharing includes:

  • You may link to our website or a specific post on this website without permission.

  • You may extract and re-post up to 200 words provided you link back to the original post.

  • You may share our pictures on social media, including Pinterest, as long as you link back to our original post and credit the photo to Gooseberry Gardens.
     

You MUST have express written consent to do any of the following:

  • Use content from this website for commercial purposes, including selling or licensing printed or digital versions of any content found on this website.

  • Re-publish, re-post or entire posts or articles from gooseberrygardens.ca.

 

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this policy you may contact us at gooseberrygardenscanada@gmail.com.