Affiliate Program Participation
ReSprout is dedicated to helping you create a more beautiful and efficient garden. As part of creating content for our audience, we sometimes include links to products and services that we think will allow our readers to do just that.
Rest assured that we link only to products and services that we have used ourselves, trust, or believe to be valuable, regardless of affiliate partnership or sponsorship arrangements. Our reviews are un-biased.
We participate in the Amazon Associates, Rakuten, Share A Sale, Sovrn, and Awin affiliate programs. We may receive a small commission if you buy something through one of our product links. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.
ReSprout partners with Amazon Associates, Rakuten, Share A Sale, Sovrn, and Awin to recommend products and services these affiliate programs provide. To do this, we use customized links so that the programs knows the website traffic is coming from our site. When you click on one of these special links, a small text file called a “cookie” will be stored on your browser to track any purchases for the purpose of figuring commissions.
We do not have control over cookies from our affiliates and we do not collect or store any personal information you may give to our affiliates, such as purchase data. For questions about how each of our affiliates handles privacy, please see these policies:
Comments & Product Reviews
When visitors leave comments on our site we collect the data requested in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help detect spam.
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 visit our login page, 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.
ReSprout follows all FTC regulations and supports the CAN-SPAM act. You can unsubscribe from our emails at any point by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of a mass communication email.
Unsubscribing will not affect “transactional” emails, which are triggered when you interact with our website. Examples of “transactional” emails might be a password reset email (triggered by your “lost password” request), or a receipt email (triggered by your order).
We do not sell, rent, trade or distribute email lists to third parties unless legally required.
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 that other website.
ReSprout currently embeds content from YouTube. For questions about how these content partners handle privacy, please see their privacy policies:
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.
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, 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 contact us to 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.
Changes To This Policy
These policies are effective as of the date listed below. ReSprout may make changes to these policies from time to time. If we do, we will notify you by updating the date below, or in some cases, by also adding a notification to our homepage or sending an email.
If you have any questions about these policies, please contact April Zubko at april @ zubkomedia.com. Written requests may be mailed to April Zubko, PO Box 721, Huntington, New York, 11743, United States of America.
These policies were last updated May 28, 2022.