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Bushel™ Privacy Policy

Bushel™ Privacy Policy

Bushel by Welcome2, Inc. (“Bushel”, or “we”, “our” or “us”) has created this privacy policy (this “Privacy Policy”) in order explain our privacy practices. The following discloses our information-gathering and -dissemination practices for the community platform offered by us at our website (https://www.bushelapp.com the “Site”) or mobile applications. The platform and related services provided by Bushel, the Site and mobile applications, including without limitation information provided by Bushel to potential and actual Service Providers and Customers (whether in writing orally or otherwise howsoever) in relation to the services, together are hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Bushel Platform.”

By using the Bushel Platform, you do hereby warrant and represent that you have read, understand and agree to all terms and conditions stated herein, and our Terms of Service, currently available at Customers TOS Gardeners TOS  (the “Terms of Service”). This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and considered a part of, the Terms of Service, and any terms not defined herein have the meanings ascribed to them in the Terms of Service. This Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service govern the use of the Bushel Platform offered by Bushel, and you are giving Bushel permission to use and store such information consistent with this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service.

A user of the Bushel Platform is hereinafter referred to as a “User,” or collectively, the “Users.” In this Privacy Policy, "you" and "your" refer to an individual User of the Bushel Platform.

Information Received by Bushel

Personal Information. Bushel collects Personal Information (i.e. data that allows someone to identify or contact you such as your name, address, geographic location of your computer or mobile device, telephone number, email address and bank account and other Financial Information) only if you voluntarily choose to share such information with Bushel. However, in order for you to take advantage of particular opportunities provided through the Bushel Platform, we may require that you furnish Personal Information. When you register your account, sign up for newsletters, complete forms for optional programs, surveys, contests and other entries, and through communications transmitted through Bushel, applications and your use of the Bushel mobile application, we collect information including your name, address, phone number and email address.

You also may choose to send Bushel personally identifying information in an email message containing information or inquiries about the Bushel Platform.

Cookies and Other Technologies. When you visit websites on the Internet, your browser may automatically transmit information to the websites you visit throughout every visit. Like many websites, we may use “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We may utilize persistent cookies that only Bushel can read and use to save your login information for future logins to the Bushel Platform, to assist in processing items in your shopping basket, to hold session information, and to track user preferences. We may utilize session ID cookies to enable certain features of the Bushel Platform, to better understand how you interact with the Site and to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on the Bushel Platform, to track the number of entries in Bushel promotions and to identify visited areas of the Bushel Platform. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are deleted from your computer when you log off from the Bushel Platform and then close your browser. Third party advertisers on the Site may also place or read cookies on your browser and we may use Flash cookies (or local shared objects) to store your preferences or display content based upon what you view on the Site to personalize your visit. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you will not be able to use all portions or all functionalities of the Bushel Platform.

We and our service providers may also use "pixel tags," "web beacons," "clear GIFs," or similar means in connection with the Bushel Platform and HTML-formatted email messages to, among other things, track the actions of Users and email recipients, to determine the success of marketing campaigns and to compile aggregate statistics about Site usage and response rates. We may also engage one or more third party service providers to serve online advertisements on our behalf. They may use a “pixel tag” to collect information about your visits to the Site and to other websites, and they may use that information to target advertisements for goods and services. We will not share this information with third parties in a manner that personally identifies you except as provided herein.

Device Information. When you visit and interact with the Bushel Platform, Bushel may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of computer or mobile device you use, your mobile devices unique device ID, the IP address of your computer or mobile device, your operating system, the type of Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use the Bushel Platform (“Device Information”). We may use Device Information to monitor the regions from which Users navigate the Site and for security and fraud prevention purposes. Device Information may be personally identifying in some circumstances. Tools are available with the goal of anonymizing certain Device Information (like the TOR network), which are forbidden on the Bushel Platform. While we respect your right to hide this information, we believe that doing so is in conflict with the spirit of our platform, and having an open and honest marketplace. When using such tools, you will not be able to use all portions or all functionalities of the Bushel Platform.

 

Identity Verification. We may collect Personal Information, such as your date of birth, or taxpayer identification number, and address, to validate your identity or as may be required by law, such as to complete tax filings (“Identity Information”).

 

Financial Information. To help Service Providers setup a payment account and help Customers make payments to Service Providers and pay the Fees, we may collect financial information, including name, address, credit card number, bank routing numbers, tax information, and any other payment information (“Financial Information”).

 

Location Information. When you visit the Bushel Platform via a mobile application, we may use GPS technology (or other similar technology) to determine your current location in order to determine the city you are located within and display a location map to offer a better service for our Users. We will not share your current location with other users. If you do not want us to use your location for the purposes set forth above, you should turn off the location services for the mobile application located in your account settings or in your mobile phone settings and/or within the mobile application.

 

Third Party Information. If you registered through a co-branded version of our Bushel Platform through one our Partners (as defined below), they may provide us with basic information such as your name, address and purchase history related to your Service needs. We may receive additional information about you, such as demographic data, payment information, or fraud detection information, from third party Agents (as defined below) and combine it with other information that we have about you. Finally, Bushel works with third party agents to perform identity checks and criminal background checks on Service Providers, and we receive information from them such as publicly available information about their criminal history.

 

Public Areas. You may have the opportunity to create a profile, which consists of information about you, and may include Personal Information, photographs, work history, skills, hourly pay rates, feedback/rating information and other information, including your username (“Profile”). The information in your Profile may be visible to all Users and the general public subject to the privacy choices you make within your Profile.

Bushel's Use of Personal Information

Bushel uses Personal Information (including Identity Information and Financial Information) and non-Personal Information for the following general purposes:

 

Advertising Ads are a standard part of user experience on the Internet, and Bushel believes that targeted advertising enhances this experience. Bushel may use Cookies and other technologies and Personal Information to place ads where they believe interested parties will see them. In addition to banner ads, Bushel may advertise products, companies and events that we think might interest you through the email address you provide. Your choice regarding third party ads are set forth in the Choice / Opt out section below.

 

Analytics and Market Research. Bushel may analyze Personal Information and web navigational data based on your interests and may use the analysis from this information in a way that doesn’t reveal a User’s Personal Information (“Market Research”) in order to market the Bushel Platform, improve the likelihood of a sale to a group of Users, and increase the likelihood that a group's experience with the Bushel Platform is relevant to its interests as a whole.

Bushel uses data at the individual level to sell products and services to Users who express an interest in these products and services, through a poll for example, or to Users who can be presumed to have an interest based on results from our Market Research.

Cell Phone Numbers. Bushel may use your cell phone number to call or text you in order to provide you notifications about opportunities, for marketing purposes and to administer the Bushel Platform. If you would like more information about our policy, or to opt out, please review our Terms of Service, available at  Customers TOS Gardeners TOS . You may be liable for standard SMS and per-minute charges by your mobile carrier. Bushel may also message you via “Push” messaging, which you can opt-out of on your mobile device. Data rates may apply.

You can opt out of receiving certain promotional communications from Bushel sent via text message at any time by following the instructions provided in text messages from Bushel to text the word, "STOP". Please note that your opt-out is limited to the phone number used and will not affect subsequent subscriptions. If you opt-out of only certain communications, other subscription communications may continue. Even if you opt-out of receiving promotional communications, Bushel may, subject to applicable law, continue to send you non-promotional communications, such as those about your account, transactions, servicing, or Bushel’s ongoing business relations.

Financial Information. We use Financial Information solely as authorized by you in accordance with the Bushel Platform. To keep your financial data secure, we do not store full credit card information on our servers. We have contracted with a third party to process your payment card information.

With Whom Does Bushel Share Information?

We only share the information we collect about you as described in this Privacy Policy or as described at the time of collection or sharing, including as follows:

Third Party Agents. To operate the Bushel Platform, including processing your transactions, we may share your Personal Information with Our agents, representatives, contractors and service providers (“Agents”) so they can provide us with support services as follows:

 

Third Party Partners. Some Bushel content is "sponsored by" or "presented by" other companies. If you connect to the Bushel Platform through a co-branded version of our Bushel Platform through one of our third party service partners (“Partners”) or otherwise participate in one of our partner programs with such a Partner, we may share information about your use of the Bushel Platform with that Partner in order to offer the integrated platform and to measure how the partnership performs. We may share your information with our Partners in order to receive additional information about you. We may also share your information with Partners to create offers that may be of interest to you. Please check such Partner’s privacy policy before revealing information about yourself. If you don't want these Partners to have your Personal Information, you can choose to not participate.

 

Other Users. As Authorized by your use of the Bushel Platform, Bushel facilitates contact between Users and reserves the right to share a User’s contact information with another User or their legal or other representative in order to facilitate the resolution of a dispute related to or arising from an interaction between two or more Users of the platform (e.g. phone number, or email and postal address).

 

Anonymous or Aggregated Data. Bushel collects, stores and shares certain data about the use of the Bushel Platform on an aggregate and/or anonymous basis. Bushel does not link this information to anything personally identifiable to you if shared with third parties.

 

Legal Obligations Bushel may disclose Personal Information or User Generated Content, including location data or communication data, to a third party if required to do so by law or pursuant to a warrant or subpoena. Bushel reserves the right to disclose Personal Information from both private and public areas of the Site in the absence of a warrant or subpoena if we are given reason to believe, in our sole discretion, that someone is causing injury to or interference with the rights of Users, the general public, or Bushel, to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process.

It is our policy to provide notice to Users before producing their information in response to law enforcement requests unless (i) we are prohibited by law or court order from doing so, (ii) we have reason to believe the User’s account has been compromised such that the notice would go to the wrong person, or notice would otherwise be counterproductive or would create a risk to safety, or (iii) it is an emergency request and prior notice would be impractical (in which case we may provide notice after the fact). Law enforcement officials who do not want their requests disclosed should provide an appropriate court order or process establishing that notice is prohibited, or provide sufficient detail for Bushel to determine whether a request falls into one of the exceptions above.

Business Affiliates. Finally, Bushel reserves the right to transfer, sell and/or distribute all information collected through the Bushel Platform to an affiliate, subsidiary, or third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or part of our business, assets or stock. We will use our best efforts to ensure that the new entity follows this Privacy Policy with respect to your Personal Information, as and to the extent required by applicable law.

Third Party Sites

As part of the functionality of the Site and the Bushel Platform, you may link your Bushel account with online accounts you may have with third party sites, such as Facebook. If you connect your account with one of these services, you may be giving such third party services access to your Personal Information or Contact Data.

Choice/Opt-Out

You may opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners, remove your information from our database, and choose to not receive future communications unrelated to the Bushel Platform by cancelling your account; if you wish to do so, please contact us at admin@bushelapp.com.

During registration you choose whether to receive marketing correspondence from either Bushel or its partners and whether you want to participate in a variety of Bushel programs. This information remains on your Profile where you can, at any point, easily edit it to indicate that you have changed your mind. After logging on, click on your profile on the top right of any page, then select “Notifications.” You may then click on "email alerts," and make your selections. If you purchase anything through Bushel, we may occasionally contact you with information about special events, sales, activities, promotions, contests, submission opportunities and programs. You always have the option to ask Bushel not to contact you with this information again.

If you receive unsolicited email from a Bushel domain, please contact us at admin@bushelapp.com.

Bushel's Information Retention Policy

To preserve the integrity of our databases, we may retain information submitted by Users for an indefinite length of time as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements. If required by law, we will delete Personal Information by erasing it from our database. We will also respond to User requests to delete or correct account or Personal Information, which you can do by contacting Bushel at admin@bushelapp.com, or by selecting the “Notifications” option under your account icon in the top right corner of your home page or on your device.

User Generated Content

For each User seeking to provide Services via the Bushel Platform (each, a “Service Provider”) who has provided Bushel with any videotape, film, record, photograph, voice, or all related instrumental, musical, or other sound effects, you consent to our use of these materials as User Generated Content in accordance with the Terms of Service, available at Customers TOS Gardeners TOS.

Bushel’s Security of Collected Information

Your Bushel account is password-protected so that only you and authorized Bushel staff have access to your account information. In order to maintain this protection, do not give your password to anyone. Also, if you share a computer, you should sign out of your Bushel account and close the browser window before someone else logs on. This will help protect your information entered on public terminals from disclosure to third parties.

Bushel takes reasonable precautions to ensure that your information is secure on its system by backing up data in separate backup drives and uses public key access encryption and firewalls on both our main and backup servers. Bushel has staff dedicated to maintaining this Privacy Policy and other privacy initiatives, periodically reviewing security and making sure that every Bushel employee is aware of our security practices. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, Bushel cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. While Bushel will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of all credit card and all other Personal Information, we expressly disclaim any liability for any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all Personal Information and/or Financial Information stored therein, and you agree to hold Bushel harmless for any damages that may result therefrom. If you have any further questions on this issue, please refer to the Terms of Service, available at Customers TOS Gardeners TOS.

Bushel expressly disclaims any liability that may arise should any other individuals obtain the information you submit to the Bushel Platform.

How Can Users Access and Edit Their Information?

Bushel believes strongly in giving you the ability to access and edit your Personal Information. To update your Personal Information, click My Account from the drop-down menu at the top of the page after login. There you can view, update and correct your account information. You may edit your account information at any time -- all you need is your username and password.

So that we can protect the integrity of sensitive data, there are certain pieces of information, such as your age, that you cannot alter yourself. For example, since children under 18 are not allowed to register as Users, we need to take reasonable measures to preserve the accuracy of our Users' ages. You have a right to access your personal information. Please contact us at admin@bushelapp.com to find out how to access and change information you cannot access through your account.

Our databases automatically update any Personal Information you edit in your profile, or that you request we edit. Information transmitted through boards, chats, polls or through any other means remains in our databases and becomes the property of Bushel upon submission.

Notification of Changes

Bushel's security and Privacy Policy are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary. This policy might change as Bushel updates and expands the Bushel Platform. Bushel will endeavor to notify you of any material changes by email, but will not be liable for any failure to do so. Bushel also encourages you to review this Privacy Policy periodically. If you do not understand any of the terms or conditions of any of Bushel's policies, you may inquire regarding the same via email at admin@bushelapp.com.

Children’s Privacy and Note to Parents and Guardians

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. The Bushel Platform is not directed to children under the age of 13 and children under 13 are not permitted to use the Bushel Platform. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13, and you believe that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us using the information in the “Contacting Us” section at the end of the Privacy Policy.

Your California Privacy Rights

California’s “Shine the Light” law permits customers in California to request certain details about how certain types of their information are shared with third parties and, in some cases, affiliates, for those third parties’ and affiliates’ own direct marketing purposes. Under the law, a business should either provide California customers certain information upon request or permit California customers to opt in to, or opt out of, this type of sharing.

Bushel may share personal information as defined by California’s “Shine the Light” law with third parties or affiliates for such third parties’ or affiliates’ own direct marketing purposes. California residents may obtain information about our compliance with this law by sending us an email or letter to the address specified in the “Contacting Us” section below. Requests must include “California Privacy Rights Request” in the first line of the description and include your name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code. Please note that Bushel is not required to respond to requests made by means other than through the provided email address or mail address.

How Can I Reach Bushel Staff?

If you have technical problems, questions or other issues related to your use of Bushel, please click the link Contact Us on the home page, or scroll to the very bottom to Send Us a Message. You can also contact us at  admin@bushelapp.com .

Bushel's staff will respond to all requests sent through mail or email from Users and parents interested in knowing more about what personal information is stored on the Bushel database, or if they want their personal information nullified, or have additional questions regarding privacy.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of the Site, or your dealings with the Bushel Platform, you may contact us at admin@bushelapp.com.