The Scotts Company takes your privacy seriously and is committed
to safeguarding your privacy online. Because we do gather certain
types of information from visitors to our sites, we have developed
a privacy statement to help you understand the terms and conditions
surrounding the collection and use of that information.
This statement discloses
- the types of information we gather
- how it is used, and
- how you can gain access to and edit any data that we've
about you at any time
The Scotts Company respects the privacy of individuals who visit
our Website, send us email, or participate in feature/ services we
offer online. Accordingly, our policy regarding online privacy has
been developed using the following guiding principles:
- Scotts maintains a strict "no-spam" policy. Subscribers to our
e-mail services or any other feature/her feature/vice found on a
Scotts Company website will not receive unsolicited e-mail messages
- Scotts collects information online primarily to provide our
visitors with a more relevant experience on our sites. When doing
so, we will make every reasonable effort to avoid excessive or
irrelevant collection of data.
- Scotts will take reasonable physical, electronic and managerial
measures to safeguard and secure any information you provide to us
(e.g. data will be stored in protected databases on secured servers
with restricted access).
- Scotts will not share any information you've provided to use
with anyone without your consent other than to provide the service
you've requested. At the time you register for any such service,
you will be notified of, and asked to consent to, the sharing of
your information with any particular third party necessary to the
provision of the requested service.
Non-Personally Identifiable Data : Any time you visit a Scotts
Website, we may gather certain non-personally identifiable
information regarding the means you use to access our site. This
information may include the type and version of your browser, your
service provider, your IP address, and any search engine you may
have used to locate the site. We use this information to help
diagnose problems with our server, administer the Website, and
compile broad statistical data. In addition, The Scotts Company
gathers certain navigational information about where you go on our
Websites. This information enables us to determine which areas of
the Website are most frequently visited and helps us tailor the
sites to the needs and interests of our online visitors. In
addition, this tracking data may be used to tailor information
presented to you on our sites based on your previous use of the
sites and your interests in particular topics.
Use of "Cookies": Scotts may use a browser feature known as a
"cookie". Cookies are small files placed on your hard drive that
assist Scotts in providing you with a customised browsing
of not having to re-enter information, such as user IDs and
passwords, multiple times during your visits to the Scotts
Websites. Cookies can also be utilised to help Scotts provide you
with information targeted to your interests, based upon your prior
browsing on Scotts Websites. The "help" section of the toolbar on
most browsers will inform you on how to prevent your browser form
accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you upon the
completely. As the Scotts Websites have been designed to take
to decline their use, certain features of the Scotts Websites may
not function correctly and you may be required to re-enter any user
IDs and passwords more frequently.
Information Voluntarily Provided: Any information you provide to
us (i.e. name, e-mail address, etc) when you enroll in one of our
e-mail Reminder Services, request information, register on our
site, enter one of our promotions, or use any of the other
interactive portions of our Website, is securely maintained on our
Web server and internal systems. This information may be used to
provide you with information you've requested about our company,
our products and our services, or to provide you with special
notices. When we request information on our sites, some requests
are marked as "Required"; this information is necessary to allow
you to participate in the program or service you've requested. You
may opt out of receiving future communications at any time (see opt
out procedures below). This data may also be used to tailor your
experience on our sites by providing content that is relevant to
your interests and geographic region. Finally, we may create
aggregated information from information you provide is (such as
demographic data) for use in updating and maintaining our sites.
This aggregated information will not be shared with others except
as noted below and above (see the "Disclosure of personal
Information Collected from Other Sources: To help us better
understand and respond to your needs and interests, Scotts may in
the future receive information about you from other sources. Scotts
will ask any provider of such information to represent and warrant
that the information has been gathered and maintained in accordance
other personal information you've provided.
How We Communicate with You
Scotts may send authorised communications to you on the basis of
the information you provide to us through e-mail or regular mail.
We will not contact you by telephone, fax, or other means unless
you have explicitly requested us to contact you in that manner. You
may also opt out of e-mail and regular mail communications from us
at any time (see "Opt out Procedures" below)
Disclosure of Personal Information
Scotts understands the importance of your privacy. We collect
and maintain the personal information of our consumers for the use
of The Scotts Company and its subsidiaries. We do not sell, rent or
trade consumer information to third parties, other than as
described below, and never without your consent.
Business Partners: The Scotts Company may partner with select
retailers and other companies at various times to provide expanded
services to our site visitors. As part of such relationship, Scotts
may share with these companies the use of certain interactive
Website functions (e.g., the e-mail Reminder Service). Information
provided by site visitors through the use of such interactive
functions may be available to both The Scotts Company and its
Agents: Scotts may use other companies and individuals to
perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples include
administering e-mail services and running special promotions. Such
parties only have access to the personal information needed to
perform these functions and may not use or store the information
for any other purpose. Subscribers or site visitors will never
receive unsolicited email messages from agents working on our
Business Transfers: In the event that Scotts sells or transfers
a particular portion of its business assets, consumer information
may be one of the business assets transferred as part of the
transaction. If substantially all of the assets of Scotts Company
are required, consumer information may be transferred as part of
Compliance with Law/ Safety: Scotts may disclose specific
personal information based on a good-faith belief that such
disclosure is necessary to comply with or conform to the law that
such disclosure is necessary to protect the users of our Websites,
the sites themselves or the public.
you will be notified when any personally identifiable information
about you may be shared with third parties, and you will be given
the opportunity to decline to share that information.
Policies for Children
Children under the age of 16 are welcome to use The Scotts
Company Websites. However, we will ask that a registrant under the
age of 16 obtain the approval of a parent or guardian before they
become fully registered with one of our Websites.
The Scotts Company Websites contain external links to other
sites. Scotts is not responsible for the privacy practices or the
content of such websites. To help ensure the protection of your
any site you visit via a link form one of Scotts Websites.
The Scotts Company Websites may make chat rooms, forums, message
boards and/ or news groups available to its users at various times.
Please remember that, unless otherwise stated, any information that
is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you
should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal
information in these areas.
You may always opt out of receiving future communications from
The Scotts Company. Our sites allow users to opt out for receiving
such communications at the point where personal information is
requested, or through other means as identified.
Correcting, Updating and Removing Information
Scotts supports the individual's right to protect their privacy.
Accordingly, personal information you provide us will be made
available for your review. Additionally, you may update. Modify or
remove this information at any time by doing any of the
- Accessing and modifying your personal information through the
Scotts personal information manager application/ tool.
- Sending your updated information by e-mail to
- Visiting the following URL: www.scottsaustralia.com.au and
using the "Contact Scotts" form
- Calling us toll free at 1800 804 219
Notification of Changes
added to the Websites and as Internet privacy standards evolve. To
ensure that you are fully informed about how your personal
for review on our Websites. If we make any substantial changes in
the way we use your personal information, we will notify you by
posting a prominent announcement on our pages.
Contacting the Websites
practices of these sites, you may contact us at:
The Scotts Company
11 Columbia Way