Hawthorne Services, LLC and its affiliated companies (“Hawthorne Services”, “Hawthorne Technology Services”) value the privacy of each user who visits our websites. Hawthorne Services has adopted this Privacy and Use Policy (“Policy”) to state Hawthorne Services’s data collection, disclosure and use policies and practices for this web site and related web pages (the “Site”).

Consent: By using the Site, you consent to this Policy. If you do not consent to this Policy, please refrain from use of the Site.

Collection of Information: Hawthorne Services may collect personally identifiable information from users at certain locations on the Site (such as your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number). Hawthorne Services also collects non-personal and anonymous information from users to be used in an aggregate fashion. For example, Hawthorne Services may collect system-related information, such as an IP address, browser type and operating system type to be used for system administration purposes, to help diagnose problems with our servers, to monitor traffic patterns, to determine which services are used most frequently and to assess site usage. Hawthorne Services may retain information we gather about you indefinitely. This Site may contain links to other web sites. Hawthorne Services is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of web sites not owned by Hawthorne Services that you may link to or may be linked from this Site. This Policy applies solely to the information that Hawthorne Services collects on this Site and does not apply to information Hawthorne Services may collect by any alternative means or media.

Use of Information: Generally, Hawthorne Services uses the information it gathers to operate and improve the Site and Hawthorne Services’s services. We may¬†also use information we gather to inform you of new products or services available or under consideration, customer satisfaction surveys or account updates and related purposes. Except as otherwise provided in this Policy, Hawthorne Services presently does not intend to sell, rent or provide access to your personally identifiable information to third parties that are not affiliated with Hawthorne Services, but reserves the right to do so in its sole discretion and without notice or compensation to you, unless prohibited by applicable law.

Disclosure of Information: Hawthorne Services may disclose personally identifiable and aggregate anonymous information to companies and individuals hired to perform functions on our behalf. These companies and individuals may have access to your personal information to perform their functions.

Cookies: Hawthorne Services may use “cookies” for the convenience of our users and to enhance your experience using the Site. A cookie is a small text file that is recorded either temporarily or persistently on your hard drive by a web page server and is not used to deliver viruses or other harmful programs to your computer. Rather, cookies enable Hawthorne Services to recognize a user without requiring the user to repeatedly log in when using the Site or other Hawthorne Services web sites. By relying on cookies, Hawthorne Services is able to deliver a more efficient service that is more personalized for each user. Additionally, cookies allow Hawthorne Services to monitor traffic patterns and Site usage which help make the Site more useful.

Children: The Site is not intended for children. Hawthorne Services does not knowingly or specifically collect personal information from users under 18 years of age. In the event that Hawthorne Services becomes aware that it has collected personal information from a user under 18 years of age, it will take steps to delete such information from its database. Hawthorne Services does not authorize users under 18 years of age to use the Site or Hawthorne Services services.

Restrictions on Use: The contents and use of the Site (including Hawthorne Services name and the logos and software used in the Site) are registered and/or protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark, and other laws. You may not: use the Site to transmit, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, e-mail, or distribute in any way material or content that infringes any copyright, trademark, proprietary, or other right of any party or that violates these Terms; copy, modify, distribute, create any derivative or compilation work from, or any text, graphic images, or other content from the Site or redeliver such content using framing or similar technology; upload, e-mail or otherwise transmit to Hawthorne Services or through the Site or any Hawthorne Services computer network any of the following: a sexually-explicit image or statement; advertising, promotional, or other unauthorized communication, including without limitation, “junk mail,” surveys, unsolicited e-mail, “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or other inappropriate or prohibited materials; and any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or any other computer code, files or programs that might interrupt, limit or interfere with, damage, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information related to the Site or any computer software, hardware or communications equipment that is owned, leased or used by Hawthorne Services; create a link to any Site without Hawthorne Services ‘s prior written permission; use the Site to advertise or perform any commercial solicitation; use the Site to post or transmit any threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.

Policy Changes: Hawthorne Services, LLC may change this Policy at any time. In particular, Hawthorne Services may modify this Policy to reflect changes in the way we collect, use or disclose information or to reflect changes in privacy laws, regulations and/or industry standards. We encourage you to review this Policy when accessing the Site. Continued use of the Site following changes indicates your acceptance of the changes.

Applicable Law: This Policy shall be governed by the laws of the State of Indiana, without regard to conflicts of law principles, and exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any dispute arising out of this Policy shall be the state court or district federal court for Goshen, Indiana.