Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://organicme.ie.

This Policy explains how Organic Traditions collects, uses, discloses, and retains your information.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your Consent

When you provide Organic me with your personal information, you consent to Organic mes’ collection, use, disclosure, and retention of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and as otherwise permitted by law.

Personal Information

“Personal information” means information about an identifiable individual that allows someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your mailing address, telephone number or email address.

How Organic me Collects Your Personal Information – You may be asked to voluntarily provide your personal information to Organic me anytime you are in contact with Organic Me, including when you purchase products or services from Organic Me through events, seminars, or our websites. In those circumstances you can choose not to provide certain requested personal information, but then you may not be able to purchase products or services or access or use certain features of Organic Mes’ websites.

For example, when you purchase products or services from Organic Me (including at a retail pop-up, events, seminars, or through the Organic Me website), when you create or manage an account with Organic Me (including a user account for Organic Me website), when you send us an email, when you register or subscribe for Organic me’s newsletters or promotions, or participate in Organic mes’ promotions, sweepstakes, contests, or surveys, and when you contact Organic mes’ Customer Service, Organic mes (or its service provider) may collect a variety of your personal information, including your name, date of birth, credit card and payment information, mailing and shipping addresses, email address, phone numbers, and any other personal information you voluntarily provide. In addition, Organic mes may retain your purchase history from Organic mes’ websites.

You might also provide Organic mes with the personal information (such as name, email, mailing, and shipping address) of other persons, such as family or friends for whom you purchase products or services (including gift cards) or to whom you ship purchases, or friends that you register for a refer-a-friend promotion or similar services, or friends that you share a product or article with from Organic mes’ websites. Please ensure that you have the consent of other persons before you provide their personal information to Organic mes.

How Organic me Uses Your Personal Information – Organic me uses your personal information for various purposes in connection with our relationship with you for the provision of our products and services, including: (a) to contact and correspond with you regarding your transactions and your use of Organic mes’ products and services and to provide you with Customer Service, (b) to provide you with information regarding Organic mes’ announcements, promotions, upcoming events, new products, and special features; (c) to facilitate transactions and process orders and payments for products and services purchased by you (including to remind you of un-purchased items left in your online shopping cart, to contact you regarding billing and payment discrepancies, and to validate receipts); (d) to process and respond to your specific suggestions, comments, inquiries and requests, and to otherwise administer Organic mes’ relationship with you; (e) to personalize and improve your shopping experience; (f) to administer and facilitate your participation in sweepstakes, contests, and promotions; (g) to create and manage your account; and (h) to develop, deliver, and improve Organic mes’ products, services and advertising.

Organic me may also develop a confidential profile for you, which will be used to provide services to you and facilitate your transactions with Organic me and your use of Organic mes’ websites and services.

Organic me may combine your personal information collected through various sources, including information collected at Organic mes’ events and through Organic mes’ websites, and information obtained from other sources.

Organic me may use personal information to create non-personal information, as defined in the next section, and Organic me may then use, disclose, transfer, and retain the non-personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Non-Personal Information

Organic me also creates and collects “non-personal information” – information that is not associated with or linked to your personal information, including personal information that has been aggregated or otherwise anonymized so that it no longer relates to an identifiable individual.

Organic me may use, disclose, transfer and retain non-personal information for any purpose and in any manner whatsoever.

If non-personal information is combined with personal information, then the non-personal information will be treated as personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

Cookies and Other Technologies

Organic mes’ websites, online services, email messages, and advertisements may use “cookies” and other similar technologies, such as web beacons, pixel or gif tags, and action tags. Those technologies collect information that assists Organic me to improve products and services, advertising, customer communications and the shopping experience.

For example, Organic me may use information collected through cookies and similar technologies to recognize the user of Organic mes’ websites, determine a user’s general location to tailor the website content to that user’s location, track use of the websites, offer personalized web page content, information and advertisements, and otherwise facilitate and improve the website experience. You may choose to decline or disable cookies if your web browser permits, but doing so may affect your ability to access or use certain features of Organic mes’ websites.

Organic me may use web beacons, pixel or gif tags, and action tags to confirm that email messages have been delivered and opened. You may opt-out of receiving emails in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

The foregoing information may be collected directly by Organic me or by its third-party service providers.

Third Party Analytics and Similar Situations

Organic me uses certain third-party analytics and/or ad serving services on its websites. The providers of these services may independently collect, use, and disclose your IP address together with information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites that they service in accordance with their own privacy policies (and not this privacy policy). These services may use their own cookies and other data collection technologies. They may use this information to improve your experience, to gain a view of how people are using websites that they service so that improvements can be made, and as otherwise permitted in their privacy policies.

Organic me collects transactional information and browse behavior on our website. Organic me may use such information to offer you recommendations for products and services that are relevant to your interests. Organic me uses the services of trusted third parties to offer you meaningful recommendations during the online experience. Organic me shares IP address, unique ID number, and shop and browse behavior with the third party service provider on an aggregate basis but does not share personal information for these purposes.

Organic me also works with trusted third parties that use tracking technologies to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet. These companies may use cookies and tracking pixels to collect non-personally identifiable information such as items viewed, items added to your shopping cart and items purchased during your visits to our website to help show advertisements on other websites likely to be of interest to you.

Social Networking and Similar Situations

When you use certain aspects of Organic mes’ websites or other services, or post information to other social networking sites (e.g., there may be links to Organic mes’ Facebook or Twitter pages or you may be able to “like” a product on your Facebook account or “pin” a product on your Pinterest account), the personal information that you post or share in connection with these third party sites is visible to other persons and can be read, collected, used and disclosed by other persons, including to send unsolicited messages. As will be evident, in such a case, you will be leaving Organic mes’ website and going to the third party’s website. Any information provided to such third party social networking sites and other sites is governed by their own privacy policies, which you may read on the applicable site. You are solely responsible for the personal information that you choose to post or share in those situations. Organic me has no control over, or responsibility or liability for, the use, disclosure, and retention of the personal information that you disclose in those situations, and the use, disclosure, and retention of the disclosed information is not subject to this Privacy Policy. Please be careful when disclosing your personal information in those situations.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Affiliates — Organic me and its affiliates may share your personal information with each other and use it in connection with our relationship with you for the provision of our products and services, the whole in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Joint Promotions — Certain promotions or services may be offered jointly by Organic me and other companies or organizations, and in those circumstances your personal information collected in connection with those promotions and services and which is necessary for these other companies and organizations to provide such promotions and services will be shared among Organic me and the other companies and organizations involved. Organic me has no control over, or responsibility or liability for, the use, disclosure, and retention of personal information by the other companies or organizations; their use, disclosure, and retention of your personal information is governed by the privacy policies of those other companies (not this Privacy Policy).

Suppliers and Service Providers — Organic me may disclose your personal information to Organic me suppliers and service providers to provide products and services to Organic me (including to provide payment processing services, Customer Service, customer communications, data processing and data management, marketing, fraud detection, address validation, and tax services), to assist Organic me to use your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy (including to process your transactions and payments, fulfill your orders, deliver products to you, and provide customer service).

For example, Organic me engages service providers to help operate Organic me websites, advertising, and email services and to analyze information collected through the websites, advertising, and email (including through cookies and other similar technologies).

Organic me requires its suppliers and service providers to agree to use your personal information only for the purposes for which it is provided to them, and to protect the privacy of your personal information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Others — Organic me may disclose your personal information as required by legal disclosure obligations under applicable law, including to comply with a subpoena, warrant or court or arbitral order, or litigation disclosure obligations. Organic me may also disclose your personal information if Organic me reasonably believes disclosure is necessary or appropriate relating to national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance. Organic me may also disclose your personal information as otherwise required by law, or authorized by law in connection with a legal investigation, or if Organic me reasonably believes the disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect and enforce Organic mes’ legal rights, interests and remedies or protect the business, operations or customers of Organic me or other persons (including detecting and preventing fraud and preventing violation of the terms of use that govern Organic me’ websites). Organic me has no control over, or responsibility or liability for, the further use, disclosure, and retention of your personal information disclosed in those circumstances, and the further use, disclosure, and retention of the disclosed information is not subject to this Privacy Policy. For example, Organic me may disclose information to law enforcement authorities or other businesses and organizations in connection with the detection, prevention and prosecution of activities that Organic me reasonably believes to be unlawful or fraudulent (including activities at Organic mes’ events or websites), and the disclosed information may include personal information of the individuals suspected of involvement in unlawful or fraudulent activities. Organic me may disclose your personal information in connection with a proposed or actual business transaction, such as a corporate reorganization, merger or acquisition, or the sale of some or all of Organic mes’ business or assets (including in connection with a bankruptcy proceeding), but Organic me will require that the information recipient agree to protect the privacy of your personal information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Retention, Location, and Protection of Personal Information

Organic me retains your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy or such longer retention period as may be required or permitted by applicable law.

Organic me employs reasonable safeguards – including administrative, technical and physical measures – appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information in its possession or under its control in order to protect that information from unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, disposal or similar risks. While Organic me uses reasonable efforts to protect your information, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, and therefore, Organic me cannot guarantee absolute security of your personal information.

Accuracy and Access to Personal Information

You can help Organic me maintain the accuracy and completeness of your information (including your Organic me website account information) by notifying Organic me of any changes to your personal information. You may update your Organic me website account information through Organic me’ websites.

You may request access to your personal information and information about Organic mes’ collection, use, disclosure, and retention of that information by sending your request to Organic mes’ Chief Privacy Officer at one of the addresses noted below. Subject to applicable exceptions and limitations prescribed by law, you will be given reasonable access to your personal information, and will be entitled to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and to have it amended as appropriate.

Other Matters

Business Contact Information — To the extent permitted by law, the provisions of this Privacy Policy concerning personal information do not apply to information (such as your name, position or title, business address, business telephone number, business fax number, and business e-mail address) that enable you to be contacted at a place of business.

Personal Information of Children — Organic me does not knowingly collect personal information from children who are under 13 years of age. Please immediately contact Organic mes’ Chief Privacy Officer at one of the addresses noted below if you believe that Organic me has unintentionally collected personal information from a child under 13 years of age. If Organic me learns that it has inadvertently collected the personal information of a child under 13 years of age, Organic me will use reasonable efforts to delete that information from its systems (except to the extent that retention of the personal information is required or permitted by applicable law).

Employment — Organic me may use and disclose your personal information to administer and process your application for employment with Organic me and related matters.

Other Websites/Online Services — Organic mes’ website and online services may contain links to other websites or online services. When you use those links you are contacting another website or service. Organic me has no responsibility or liability for, or control over, those other websites or service or their collection, use, disclosure, and retention of your personal information. Please refer to the privacy policies and terms of use that apply to those other websites or online services.

Policy Changes — Organic me may change this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting a new version of this Privacy Policy on Organic mes’ website at www.organictraditions.com. Organic mes’ collection, use, disclosure, and retention of your personal information will be governed by the version of this Privacy Policy in effect at that time. Your continued dealings with Organic me subsequent to any changes to this Privacy Policy will signify your consent to the collection, use, disclosure, and retention of your personal information in accordance with the changed Privacy Policy. Accordingly, you should check the “Last Updated” date of this Privacy Policy (at the top of the page) and review any changes since the last version.

Unsubscribing to Newsletters and Messages — You may unsubscribe from Organic mes’ electronic newsletters and similar messages by using the applicable self-service unsubscribe procedure (for example, by clicking an unsubscribe link in an email) or by contacting Organic mes’ Customer Service at info@organicme.ie. From time to time, Organic me may use your personal information to communicate with you regarding important matters, such as information about your purchases or updates to Organic mes’ Privacy Policy or the terms of use that govern Organic mes’ websites. Because that information is important, you may not opt out of receiving these communications.

Unsubscribing to Marketing Provided by Third Parties

From time to time Organic me may disclose your personal information to third parties to allow them to market their products or services to you, e.g., companies or organizations we provide joint promotions or services with (as described above). This may be information Organic me received from you offline and online. If you do not want Organic me to share your personal information with third parties for their marketing purposes you may notify us in writing at Customer Service by contacting us at info@organicme.ie. Please follow the instructions provided to you by third parties to unsubscribe from their messages.