“Personal Information” means any information that may be used to identify a specific individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address and an email address or other contact information, whether at work or at home. In general, you can visit SeedTrust web sites without telling SeedTrust who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself. However, SeedTrust may collect Personal Information when you provide it to SeedTrust through an online registration form or at other times, such as when you choose to sign up for an e-mail newsletter or other update.
If you choose not to provide the Personal Information we request, you can still visit SeedTrust web sites, but you may be unable to access certain options or services that involve SeedTrust interaction with you.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
A web beacon is a small graphic image that allows the party that set the web beacon to monitor and collect certain information about the viewer of the web page, web-based document or e-mail message, such as the type of browser requesting the web beacon, the IP address of the computer that the web beacon is sent to and the time the web beacon was viewed. Web beacons can be very small and invisible to the user, but, in general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page or e-mail, including HTML based content, can act as a web beacon. SeedTrust may use web beacons to count visitors to the web pages on SeedTrust web sites or to monitor how SeedTrust users navigate those sites, and SeedTrust may include web beacons or similar technologies in e-mail messages in order to count how many messages sent were actually opened or acted upon.
When you visit SeedTrust web sites, SeedTrust may automatically collect certain usage information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; and dates and times that SeedTrust site is accessed. SeedTrust may associate your IP address with the Personal Information you provide.
You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you may need to re-enter your user ID and password to gain access to certain parts of SeedTrust web sites.
How We Use Information
SeedTrust may use the Personal Information we collect online to respond to your questions and information requests, and, if you specifically agree, to send you marketing and promotion materials.
SeedTrust may also use information, including Personal Information, to improve SeedTrust marketing and promotional efforts, to statistically analyze usage of SeedTrust web sites, and to improve the content and offerings on those sites. SeedTrust may also use your Personal Information to deliver content that is customized to your interests as we best understand them from the information you have provided to SeedTrust and from your activities on the SeedTrust web sites. In pursuit of these goals, SeedTrust may combine non-personal information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies with Personal Information you have voluntarily submitted.
SeedTrust may also disclose non-personally identifying information, such as aggregated user statistics, to third parties.
If you choose to have a relationship with SeedTrust, such as a contractual or other business relationship or partnership, and contact SeedTrust online, SeedTrust may use your Personal Information to contact you in connection with that relationship.
Third parties provide certain online services on SeedTrust’s behalf. SeedTrust may provide information, including Personal Information that SeedTrust collects online, to third-party service providers to help SeedTrust deliver programs, products, information, and services. Examples include, without limitation, hosting and administering web sites, sending communications on SeedTrust’s behalf, analyzing data, and maintaining mailing lists. These third parties may have access to SeedTrust web site user information, including Personal Information, in order to perform these functions on SeedTrust’s behalf. If you wish to opt-out of having your Personal Information shared with third-party service providers for such purposes, please email [email protected].
SeedTrust may transfer and disclose information about its web site users, including Personal Information, and may use IP addresses to identify users in cooperation with internet service providers or law enforcement agencies, to comply with a legal obligation, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our web sites and applicable laws, or to protect the legal rights, interests, or safety of the SeedTrust web sites, SeedTrust users or others.
Additionally, if all or substantially all the assets of SeedTrust or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates are acquired, or if the company otherwise engages in a fundamental corporate change, Personal Information collected by SeedTrust would be one of the transferred or disclosed assets.
If you express an interest in employment with SeedTrust through one of the SeedTrust web sites, SeedTrust will use your Personal Information to evaluate your candidacy, and SeedTrust may use your Personal Information to contact you and others you have identified on your application, including without limitation past employers, references and educational institutions, regarding your suitability. SeedTrust may also collect information provided about, without limitation, your job history, experience, and education when you submit a resume or application for employment to SeedTrust on or through one of our web sites. SeedTrust may also ask you to submit information that will confirm your eligibility to work under relevant local immigration or employment laws.
Updating Your Information and Choices
To unsubscribe from features you subscribed to from SeedTrust online, please email [email protected].
Where SeedTrust collects Personal Information from you online, it is SeedTrust’s goal to provide a means of contacting SeedTrust should you need to update or correct that Information. If for any reason those means are unavailable or inaccessible, you may send updates and corrections about your Personal Information to [email protected], and SeedTrust will make reasonable efforts to incorporate the changes in your Personal Information held by SeedTrust hold as soon as practicable.
Third-Party Web Sites
SeedTrust web sites may also contain links to third-party web sites or framed third-party web sites. SeedTrust is not responsible for the privacy practices of such third parties.
SeedTrust web sites are intended only for adults who are age 21 and older. Accordingly, SeedTrust does not knowingly collect Personal Information from anyone under 21 years of age.
Consent to Transfer
SeedTrust web sites are operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to SeedTrust will be transferred to the United States where privacy laws and protections may not be as great as in your home jurisdiction. By using a SeedTrust web site or providing SeedTrust with your information online, you consent to this transfer.
Effective Date: January 19, 2017.