Privacy Policy

Last update: September 1, 2023

Welcome to Garden & Gun.

This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes how Garden & Gun Magazine, LLC and our affiliates, subsidiaries, and related entities operating under the Garden & Gun brand (“Garden & Gun,” “us,” or our”) collect, use, disclose, and retain personal information about individuals that interact with our businesses, websites, and other digital services, marketing campaigns, events, email newsletters, and other online or offline activity, offering, or publication that links to or references this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Services”).

This Privacy Policy is designed to be reasonably accessible to people with disabilities. If you experience any difficulties accessing the information in this Privacy Policy, please email us at privacy@gardenandgun.com.

 

TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED

Depending on the Services you use, we may collect the following categories of personal information about you directly from you, automatically through your use of the Services, and from third parties.

Information You Provide to Us

Contact information. Such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, or email address

Commercial information. Such as your purchase, registration, log-in information (like username and password) and Services usage history.

Payment information. Such as your credit or debit card number, expiration date, CVV code, billing and shipping addresses or other payment information when necessary to purchase the Services.

Contest, Sweepstakes, and Survey Information. Such as when you enter a contest or sweepstakes, information included in any responses submitted through surveys or questionnaires, or the content of any testimonials.

Information Automatically Collected

We and our third-party partners may automatically collect the following information from or in connection with your device when visiting or interacting with our Services.

Device data. including internet protocol (IP) address, operating system, device type and version, browser type and version, browser id, the URL entered and the referring page/campaign, date/time of visit, other user agent string data, the time spent on our Services, and any errors that may occur during the visit to our Services. Device data may overlap with the other categories of data listed below.

Analytics data. including the path taken to our Services, through our Services, and when exiting our Services, usage and activity on or in connection with our Services, metrics on how many emails we send are actually opened and which attachments or links are opened, clicked, or viewed (such as via pixels, as described further below).

Advertising/Advertising measurement data. including data associated with your view of, or your clicks on, advertisements served on our Services, cookie IDs or other digital or proprietary identifiers (e.g., iOS IDFA, Google AAID) assigned to such device, and device metadata, analytics data, and location data described above, in each case, for purposes of serving advertising (personalized or otherwise) or facilitating advertising measurement/attribution to better optimize or otherwise understand the effectiveness of ad campaigns.

Note that we and our third-party partners may combine information that each of us collects automatically with other information about you, including information you choose to provide.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We and our third-party partners may use cookies on our Services to store information about users on the users’ computers as well as other tracking technologies, such as web beacons, pixels, SDKs, scripts, location-identifying technologies, and logging technologies to automatically collect the personal information described in this section (and otherwise expanded upon in other sections).  See the Access To Your Personal Information And “Opt Out” Procedures section below to learn more about how you may limit or disable cookies or certain other tracking technologies on your device.

“Do Not Track” Signals

Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” (DNT) signal to websites and online services you visit. At this time there is no consensus among industry participants as to the meaning of “Do Not Track” in this context. Like many other websites, our Sites are not configured to respond to “Do Not Track” signals from browsers.

HOW WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use the categories of personal information described above for the following business and commercial purposes: 

  • To Provide Our Services and Fulfill Your Requests. We use your information to provide and maintain our Services (including subscriptions or merchandise), to process and fulfill your requests or orders, to maintain your account, to communicate with you about your use of our Services, to respond to your inquiries, and for other customer service and business administration purposes.

  • To Improve Our Services. We use your information to understand and analyze our user base and how you use the Services, to improve and enhance the Services, and to develop new content, services, features and functionality.

  • Identification and Authentication Purposes. We may use your information for identification and authentication purposes. For example, when you enter your login ID and/or password to login, we use your credentials and password for authentication purposes.

  • Personalization. We use your information to personalize or tailor the content and information that we may send or display to you, to provide personalized offers or content customized to your interests, personalized help and instructions, analyze your actual or likely preferences, and to otherwise personalize your experiences while using the Services.

  • Marketing and Promotional Purposes. We may use your information to send you news and newsletters, event updates, and to communicate with you about new features, events, or products offered by us or our third party business partners, including our advertising, marketing, and sponsorship partners. We may also use your information to gather broad demographic information, to analyze trends, to seek compatible advertisers, sponsors, and customers, and to track users' movements around the Service and elsewhere on the internet or across apps or devices (including for online behavioral advertising as described below). We may also use your personal information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts. Where required by applicable law, we will obtain your prior consent before using your personal information for marketing and promotional purposes.

  • Combining Information. We (and our third party business partners) may merge, co-mingle, or otherwise combine information, including your personal information, in furtherance of the purposes described above.

  • To Comply With Legal Obligations. We may use your information where we believe necessary to comply with our legal obligations or to exercise or defend our rights or the rights of a third party, including complying with law enforcement or government authority requests and participating in compliance audits.

  • To Protect Us and Others. We may use your information where we believe necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities, detect or prevent fraud or abuse, or situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person or to otherwise protect us, you, and other users, to enforce this Policy or the integrity of the Services, or to comply with the law.

In addition to the uses described above, we may also use your personal information where we have obtained your consent to do so, or as otherwise permitted by law.

HOW WE DISCLOSE INFORMATION

Related Entities. We may disclose the personal information we collect about you to our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and related entities, operated or owned by Garden & Gun Magazine, LLC including Fieldshop by Garden & Gun and the Garden & Gun Club.

Public disclosure. If you choose to interact with us on social media, your screen name and other information you have provided will be public. If you attend one of our events, we may publish a photograph or video that includes your image. We may also publish information concerning winners of contests that we sponsor, as permitted by the contest rules.

Service providers. During the course of its business, Garden & Gun uses service providers, contractors and agents to provide a variety of business services on our behalf, for the purposes described above.  For example, we use service providers to help us with credit-card and billing processing, shipping, marketing, marketing and advertising, list rental, email and text message distribution, data processing, mobile and website analytics, user authentication, security and promotions management, legal services, and financial services. In some instances, Garden & Gun may need to provide personal and/or non-personal information about you to such third parties. However, all third party service providers are prohibited from using your personal information for any purpose other than that for which they were selected to work with Garden & Gun.

Promotional partners. We may share information with third parties with whom we partner to provide contests, surveys, and sweepstakes, or other joint promotional activities.

Advertisers. We may provide your information to advertisers and marketing service providers to develop, manage, and conduct advertising and marketing campaigns, promotions, and offers, including about our content, products, and services or third parties’ products and services. We may also share information you provided when entering a contest with the sponsor(s) of the contest.

Data partners. We may share information with third-party data partners, such as data aggregators and data resellers. They may provide us with demographic information, information about your purchases, and other information that helps us learn about you and other visitors. We do not retain or preserve this information, or disclose any personal information that we may obtain in this manner to other third parties. We may also share the personal information we collect about you to data partners, such as (i) list buyers who market their goods and services (commonly known as “list rental”); (ii) our advertising, marketing and sponsorship clients to market their goods and services; (iii) “data coops,” which are pooled databases containing the customer information of multiple publishers to enable the marketing use of such customer information by participating publishers; (iv) consumer data suppliers/resellers, data enrichment providers and aggregators, and other entities in the online behavioral advertising ecosystem for purposes of OBA (as described below in this Privacy Policy); (v) social media and social networking services.

We may also disclose your personal information in the following circumstances:

Business Transfers. If (i) some or all of Garden & Gun or our affiliates are acquired by, merged with, or invested in by another company, or (ii) if any of our assets are or may be transferred to another company, whether as part of a bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, insolvency proceeding or similar financial circumstances, we may transfer the information we have collected about you to the other company. As part of the business transfer process, we may disclose certain of your information to lenders, auditors, and third party advisors, including attorneys and consultants.

In Response to Legal Process. We may disclose your personal information where we believe necessary to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena.

To Protect Us and Others. We disclose your personal information where we believe it is appropriate to do so to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our User Agreement or this Policy, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.

In addition to the sharing described in this Privacy Policy, we may share information about you with third parties whenever you consent to or direct such sharing or where notice is otherwise provided.

COOKIES AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES

The Services use automatic data collection technology and services such as “cookies”, “web beacons”, “tags” and other similar technologies. A cookie is a small data file that is placed on the hard drive of your computer so that your computer will “remember” information when you visit a website. Web beacons and tags are small strings of code that are used in conjunction with a cookie and that allow us to record activity on our Sites/Services. A web beacon allows us to capture certain additional types of information about a visitor's actions on a website, such as a visitor's cookie number, device and browser information, the time, date, duration and number of page views, a description of the page where the web beacon is placed, and details about any items that were purchased.

When you use the Services, these technologies may record and collect personal information, such as information that identifies your computer, tracks your use of our website and collects certain information about you and your surfing habits. This information may include information that identifies your device, IP address, browser type and language preferences, and information about referring and exit pages and URLs, keywords, date and time, what sections of a website you visit, and other similar information concerning your use. This information is used for the purposes mentioned above and to help us serve you better by improving our website design, as well as our products, services, and promotions. We also use the technologies mentioned above to improve functionality of the Services and user experience.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

Please be aware that Garden & Gun advertisers, business partners, sponsors, service providers, and other third parties accessible through the site (such as via links from our websites and/or framed on our websites) may collect information about you pursuant to their own privacy practices. In addition, we maintain a presence on social media sites, which may collect information directly from you. Garden & Gun has no control over these parties and is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of the third parties when providing information to them.

OUR COMMITMENT TO SECURITY

We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures that we believe are appropriate to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of our databases or sites, nor can we guarantee that information will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet. In order to use some of the features of our websites, you may be required to create an account with us. For your protection, your account will only be accessible by means of a password or similar security measure. If you believe that your password or email address has been compromised, you should change your account with us immediately. If you forget your password, follow the instructions on the login page.

DATA RETENTION

Your personal information will be held for only so long as it is necessary for the purpose for which it was originally collected, and in accordance with applicable local law. We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy. When assessing retention periods, we first examine whether it is necessary to retain the personal information collected and, if retention is required, work to retain the personal information for the shortest possible period permissible under applicable law.

CHILDREN UNDER 16

The Garden & Gun websites are not intended for use by children, especially those under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16 through our websites. If you are a child under the age of 13 who intends to submit information to Garden & Gun through our websites, you must obtain your parent’s consent prior to making such a submission. Even if you are 16 or over, we recommend that all children under the age of 18 obtain parental consent prior to the submission or purchase of anything through our Services.

ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND “OPT OUT” PROCEDURES

You can update and review your account information by logging into your account with your username and password. If you do not have a user name and password, or if there are pieces of information that you cannot alter yourself, please email us at privacy@gardenandgun.com or send mail to 701 East Bay Street, Suite 115, Charleston, S.C., 29403 for assistance.

You have various options to “opt out” of receiving information from us and our marketing partners. For example, when you sign up for a subscription to Garden & Gun magazine, you have the option not to receive special offers and promotions by email from us or selected marketing partners. You also can opt-out from our newsletters by using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each message. If you no longer want to receive third-party email offers that you requested through our site, simply follow the advertiser’s unsubscribe link or opt-out instructions that should be included in every commercial message you receive. 

You have various options to limit information that is collected through your devices. For example, you may set your browser so that it will decline cookies. If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your computer, you should set your browser to refuse cookies before using our websites, with the drawback that certain features of the sites may not function properly without the aid of cookies. In addition, you may review and adjust the settings provided by your device manufacturer to limit the content you receive on your device, such as push notifications, or to disable certain features that collect your information, such as location services.

YOUR PRIVACY CHOICES AND RIGHTS

You may have certain rights regarding our processing of your personal information under applicable local law. If our processing of your personal information is governed by such laws, this section provides you with additional information regarding your rights and our processing of your personal information under applicable local law.

California Shine the Light Act

Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, California residents have the right to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed certain types of personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year. At our option, we may respond to such requests by providing instructions about how our users can exercise their options to prevent our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. You can read these instructions above in the section titled “Access to your Personal Information and “Opt Out” Procedures.” Or, if you are a California resident and prefer that we send you a separate response, please email your request to privacy@gardenandgun.com.

NON-U.S. VISITORS

The Garden & Gun websites are operated in the United States and intended for users located in the United States. However, if you are located in the European Union, you may have certain rights under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These include your right to access personal information that has been processed, right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”), right to rectification of any information that is incorrect, right to restrict processing your personal information, right to data portability, and right to object (opt-out) to processing (unless we otherwise have compelling legitimate grounds). EU residents can exercise these rights by raising a request directly to privacy@gardenandgun.com.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy may be changed from time to time, so we encourage you to check back with every visit to our websites. If you do not agree to one or more of the changes, you may choose to “opt out,” using the procedures set forth above. Once the change has been made, all information collected by the site before or after the change will be subject to the new terms of the Privacy Policy.

CONTACT US

If you have questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us as follows:

Email: privacy@gardenandgun.com

Mail: Garden & Gun

701 East Bay Street, Suite 115

Charleston, SC 29403