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Eastern Plains Hemp

103. Privacy Policy

Purpose and Objective

 

To protect customer “Personally Identifiable Information” (PII) and only use the information to complete the product fulfillment process.

 

The first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy, the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) went into effect in 2004. It was amended in 2013 to require new privacy disclosures regarding tracking of online visits.

 

CalOPPA applies to any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) whose website collects personally identifiable information from California consumers. As a best practice, it is SMC policy to apply these standards to all patrons, regardless of their state of residence. CalOPPA requires the website to feature a conspicuous privacy policy stating exactly what information is collected and with whom it is shared; it also requires the operator of the website or online service to comply with the site’s privacy policy.

 

Operating Parameters

 

Protecting private information is Eastern Plains Hemp’s priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the www.Eastern Plains Hemp.com and Eastern Plains Hemp LLC and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Eastern Plains Hemp LLC include www.Eastern Plains Hemp.com and Eastern Plains Hemp. The Eastern Plains Hemp website is an ecommerce site. By using the Eastern Plains Hemp website, patrons consent to the data practices described in this statement.

 

Collection of PI

Eastern Plains Hemp may collect personally identifiable information, such as the customer’s name. Eastern Plains Hemp may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to the customer, such as age, gender and race. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

 

Information about computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Eastern Plains Hemp. This information can include: the IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Eastern Plains Hemp website.

 

Eastern Plains Hemp encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Eastern Plains Hemp so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Eastern Plains Hemp is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Eastern Plains Hemp website.

 

Use of PI

Eastern Plains Hemp collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

 

Eastern Plains Hemp may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Eastern Plains Hemp and its affiliates. Eastern Plains Hemp may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

 

Eastern Plains Hemp does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

 

Eastern Plains Hemp may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Eastern Plains Hemp, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

 

Eastern Plains Hemp may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Eastern Plains Hemp, in order to determine what Eastern Plains Hemp services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Eastern Plains Hemp to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

 

Eastern Plains Hemp will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Eastern Plains Hemp or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Eastern Plains Hemp; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Eastern Plains Hemp, or the public.

 

Use of Cookies

The Eastern Plains Hemp website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.

 

Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

 

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Eastern Plains Hemp pages, or register with Eastern Plains Hemp site or services, a cookie helps Eastern Plains Hemp to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.

 

This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on.

 

When you return to the same Eastern Plains Hemp website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Eastern Plains Hemp features that you customized.

 

You have the ability 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. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Eastern Plains Hemp services or websites you visit.

 

Security of PI

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

 

Verisign is an independent, third-party company engaged in the development of digital trust. Verisign provides authentication of Internet services, digital identity and intellectual property. By clicking on the Verisign logo, the Verisign website will serve up a web page that confirms that Eastern Plains Hemp is “Verisign Authenticated.”

 

Children under Thirteen

Eastern Plains Hemp does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

 

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from Eastern Plains Hemp by contacting us.

 

Changes to this Statement

Eastern Plains Hemp will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Eastern Plains Hemp encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Eastern Plains Hemp is protecting your information.

 

Contact Information

Eastern Plains Hemp welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Eastern Plains Hemp has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Eastern Plains Hemp at:

 

Eastern Plains Hemp LLC

Email Address: adam@ephemp.com

Telephone number: 1-833-411-SEED (7333)

 

Authorities Delegated and/or Retained

 

The CEO is responsible for ensuring compliance with this policy. As such, the operator of our website and online service must conspicuously post a privacy policy on the website. Per CalOPPA, conspicuously posting a privacy policy means:

  • ​The privacy policy is shown on the website’s homepage; or
  • ​A link – via an icon that contains the word “privacy” – appears on the homepage and directly takes consumers to the privacy policy. In this instance, the icon must be in a color different from the homepage’s background; or
  • The privacy policy is linked to the homepage via a hypertext link that contains the word “privacy,” is written in capital letters equal to or greater in size than the surrounding text; is displayed in a type, font or color that contrasts with the surrounding text of the same size; or is otherwise distinguishable from surrounding text on the homepage.

 

CalOPPA also requires website operators to adhere to their stated privacy policy. As May 2014 guidance from the California Attorney General’s Office says, “It requires them to say what they do and do what they say – to conspicuously post a privacy policy and to comply with it.”

 

Process for Addressing Exceptions

 

In the event of the loss of PII, Eastern Plains Hemp ownership will immediately contact local and federal law enforcement, notify affected patrons, and take corrective action to the extent reasonable and possible.

 

An operator will be considered in violation of CalOPPA if it fails to post a privacy policy within 30 days after being notified of noncompliance. An operator who fails to comply with CalOPPA or with the terms of its privacy policy will be found to be in violation of CalOPPA only if its noncompliance is either knowing and willful or negligent and material. This means that a non-material (i.e., minor) but deliberate breach can give rise to liability. As a result, minor technical defects in the posting or the contents of a privacy policy could be a basis for liability.

 

CalOPPA does not contain enforcement provisions. It is expected, however, that CalOPPA will be enforced through California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which is located at Business and Professions Code §§ 17200-17209. Under the UCL the California Attorney General’s Office, district attorneys, and some city and county attorneys can file suit against businesses for acts of “unfair competition,” which are considered to be any act involving business that violates California law. As a result, violations of CalOPPA may be considered violations of the UCL. Government officials bringing suit for violations of CalOPPA may seek civil penalties and equitable relief under the UCL. In addition, the UCL provides that private plaintiffs may assert private claims for violations of CalOPPA under the UCL.

 

Operators who violate CalOPPA may also be susceptible to actions by the Federal Trade Commission, which may bring an enforcement action against businesses whose posted privacy policy is deceptive – that is, where a business fails to comply with its posted privacy policy.

 

Reporting Requirements

 

The process by which Eastern Plains Hemp notifies consumers of material changes to our privacy policy is through email and on its website.

 

Definitions

 

Personally Identifiable Information (PII)​ — refers to details collected on the Internet about an individual consumer, including an individual’s first and last name, a physical street address, an email address, a telephone number, a Social Security number, or any other information that permits a specific individual to be contacted physically or online. The term extends to details such as a person’s birthday, height, weight or hair color that are collected online and stored by an operator in personally identifiable form.

 

Related Documents (e.g. Regulatory Criteria)

 

State of California – California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) – LINK

Consumer Federation of California – California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) extract – LINK

State of California – Cal. Assembly Bill 370 – LINK