Policies, Disclosures, and Terms of Use

Last updated: October 19, 2021

Who we are

Sow Many Plants is a production of Fuzzy Head, LLC (“Company”) located at 1213 Liberty Rd, Suite J #185, Eldersburg, MD, 21784.

Sow Many Plants found at https://sowmanyplants.com (“Website”) and all of its associated services, content, and functionality is governed by the following Privacy Policy and terms (“Terms of Use”). Your use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of, and agreement to, the Terms of Use. If you do not agree with or do not accept any part of these Terms of Use, you must not use the Website.

Privacy Policy

We (the Company) 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.

What information do we collect?

  • Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: The Website 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.
  • Information We Collect from Others: The Website may receive information about you from other sources. For example, if you use a third-party software through the site, they may transfer information to us for fulfillment.
  • Automatically-Collected Information: The Website automatically collects certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, The Website will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. The Website may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
  • Cookies: The Website may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. The Website 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 the Website.

How your information may be used?

The Company may use the information collected on this Website in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website; or,
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Third-Party use of personal information

The Website may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information. Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. The 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 the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. You can review the Google Analytics privacy policy here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites
  • ConvertKit – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. The Email Service Provider stores your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications. You can review the ConvertKit privacy policy here: https://convertkit.com/privacy/

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Company’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, the Company will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, the Company may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

Anonymous data

From time to time, the Company 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.

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.  At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.

You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.

Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.

Cookies

The 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 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 the 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 our Website may be entirely usable.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on the Website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Advertising

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Company may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Pinterest, Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Affiliate Program Participation

The Company may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the 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. 

The Company 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, the 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, the Company may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Company 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 https://sowmanyplants.com/contact/

Access: You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to https://sowmanyplants.com/contact/

Amend: You may request to amend or update your personal information by submitting a request to https://sowmanyplants.com/contact/

Forget: In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to https://sowmanyplants.com/contact/

Sensitive personal information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Company or on 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.

Children’s information

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at https://sowmanyplants.com/contact/ and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Disclosures

The purpose of the Website is to provide gardening and preserving tips, recipes, and experiences based on our own techniques, experiments, and experiences. To help offset the costs of running the Website (including technical tools and server space), we use affiliate links in posts when they are available.

The Company takes pride in abiding by the revised Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines regarding endorsements and testimonials as they are in the best interest of protecting the public from any intentionally errant or misleading paid-for advertising. As such, and in full transparency to our readers on the Website, the Company proudly discloses the following to our readers:

  • The content of this Website is a source of income for the Company, and therefore may be used to promote products, services, or other businesses at the Company’s sole discretion
  • The Company will only choose to promote products/services/businesses that the Company has, in fact, used.
  • Products may be provided to the Company by our advertising partners for our review, and given to the Company free of charge with no cost to us. This does not ensure a positive review of the product in any way, and the Company will disclose in any review in which a product or service was provided under these circumstances
  • The Company will always give genuine opinions about a product or service whether or not the service provider is a partner or affiliate
  • Mentions of associated products/services/businesses within the content of the Website may or may not be noted as an affiliate in every reference

Transparency with our readers is paramount as we appreciate every guest who visits the Website. As such, we aim to be up front and honest in every aspect of our Company starting with the integrity of our content.

Terms of Use & Disclaimers

General disclaimers

The Company has made every effort to ensure that all information on the Website has been tested for accuracy. The Company makes no guarantees regarding the results that you will see from using the information provided on the Website.

The Website disclaims liability for incidental or consequential damages and assumes no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of use of the information provided on the Website. The Website assumes or undertakes no liability for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the use of any information found on the Website.

Your responsibility

The Website was developed strictly for informational purposes. You understand and agree that you are fully responsible for your use of the information provided on the Website. The Company makes no representations, warranties or guarantees. You understand that results may vary from person to person. The Company assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions that may appear in the Website.

Comments

By posting a comment to an article or page, you agree to the basic principles of respect and kindness. Please respect one another, regardless of who, where, or what level our various skills are at. This Website is not the place for criticisms or negativity.

Use of the Website

Unless otherwise stated, the Company owns the intellectual property and rights to all content and material on the Website. Subject to the license below, all intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download (for caching purposes only), and print pages for your personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these Terms of Use.

The following uses are not permitted:

  • Republication of content from the Website, unless content is specifically and expressly made available for republication;
  • Sale, rental or sub-license of any content from the Website;
  • Reproduction or duplication of any content on the Website for commercial purposes;
  • Modification of any content on this website, unless content is specifically and expressly made available for modification;
  • Redistribution of content of the Website, unless content is specifically and expressly made available for redistribution. Users are permitted to share content on social media channels, as long as a link to the Website is included.

From time to time, the Website will utilize various plugins or widgets to allow sharing of content via social media channels, email or other methods. Use of these plugins or widgets does not constitute any waiver of the Company’s intellectual property rights. Such use is a limited license to republish the content on the approved social media channels, with full credit to the Company.

You must not use the Website in a way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Website or impair the availability of access to the Website. You must not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the Website, except to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law. You must not use the Website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material that consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit and/or other harmful code or malicious software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities, including, but not limited to scraping, data mining, data extraction or data harvesting on or in relation to the Website without the Company’s express written permission.

You must not use the Website to transmit or send any unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use the Website for any third-party marketing without the Company’s express written permission.

Copyright

Unless otherwise noted, the design, content and all components of the Website are copyrights owned by the Company or third parties and are protected by United States and international copyright laws and should not be reused or republished without express written permission.

Trademarks

The Company’s trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not the Company’s, in any manner likely to cause confusion among consumers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits the Company.

From time to time, the Website will legally utilize trademarks owned by third parties related to the Company’s services. These trademarks are the respective property of their owners. The Company is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or paid by Pinterest, Google, Instagram, or Facebook.

Grant of rights

You grant the Company a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute any content you contribute to the Website. This includes, but is not limited to, text, images, audio material, comments, video material and audio-visual material. This license extends to all known and future media. You also grant the Company the right to sub-license these rights and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Content contributed to the Website

Any content you contribute to the Website, including, but not limited to text, images, audio material, comments, video material and audio-visual material, must not be illegal or unlawful, may not infringe on any third-party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or the Company or a third party.

The Company reserves the right to edit or remove: (i) any material submitted to the Website; (ii) stored on the Company’s servers; or, (iii) hosted or published on the Website. The Company takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.

Notwithstanding the Company’s rights under the Terms of Use, the Company does not undertake to monitor the submission of all content to, or the publication of such content on, the Website.

Communication

If you send the Company an email, register to use the Website or provide your email to the Company in any other way, you consent to receive communications from the Company electronically. You agree that all legal notices provided via electronic means from the Company satisfy any requirement for written notice.

Third parties

The Website contains links to third-party websites that are not governed or controlled by the Company. You represent and warrant that you have read and agree to be bound by all applicable Terms of Use and policies for any third-party website that relates to your use of the Website. The Company assumes no control or liability over the content of any third-party sites. You expressly hold harmless the Company from any and all liability related to your use of a third-party website.

Prior to engaging in any events or commercial transactions with any third parties discovered through or linked on the Website, you must complete any necessary investigation or due diligence. If there is a dispute for any events or commercial transactions with a third party discovered through or linked on the Website, you expressly hold the Company harmless from any and all liability in any dispute.

No warranties

The Website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any representations or warranties, expressed or implied. The Company makes no representations or warranties in relation to the Website or the information and materials provided therein.

The Company makes no warranty the Website will meet your requirements; will be available uninterrupted; timely and free of viruses or bugs; or represents the full functionality, accuracy, and reliability of the Website. The Company is not responsible to you for the loss of any content or material uploaded or transmitted through the Website. The Website is written in English and makes no warranty regarding translation or interpretation of content in any language. 

Limitation of liability

THE COMPANY 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.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the Company, its members, employees, officers, directors, managers and agents harmless from and against any and all losses, claims, suits, actions, liabilities, obligations, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) which the Company suffers as a result of third-party claims based on: (i) your negligence or intentional misconduct, (ii) your breach of any provision of the Terms of Use (including representation or warranty); (iii) materials prepared or provided by you including, but not limited to, any claims of infringement, or misappropriation of copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property or proprietary right, infringement of the rights of privacy or publicity, or defamation or libel; or (iv) death, personal injury, or property damage arising out of, or relating to, your obligations hereunder.

Arbitration

The Terms of Use will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Terms of Use, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The place of any such arbitration shall be in or near Carroll County, Maryland. The parties also agree that the AAA Optional Rules for Emergency Measures of Protection shall apply to the proceedings.

Miscellaneous provisions

If any provision(s) of the Terms of Use 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 Terms of Use may not be assigned by you without the Company’s prior written consent, however, the Terms of Use may be assigned by the Company in its sole discretion.

The Terms of Use are the final, complete and exclusive agreement of the parties with respect to the Website offered by the Company.

All notices with respect to the Terms of Use must be in writing and submitted at https://sowmanyplants.com/contact/.

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