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Privacy - February 3, 2022

Cultivate USA Inc. (“Cultivate”) products include our web extension (“Extension”), our mobile application (“Mobile App”), and our website www.wecultivate.us (“Website”) which allow users to search products made or manufactured locally and have a percentage of orders at partner merchants donated to charity.

We collect information from you while you are using our Website or Mobile App, or when viewing Cultivate content via our Extension, such as:

This information allows us to offer you our services, perform tests around the quality of our product, ensure we’re handling errors that you may see, and prevent fraud. Additionally, we may use it for marketing purposes or to understand how users interact with our products.

Cultivate gives you the option of creating an account with us so you can favorite and save items you like, share products, choose where charitable donations are sent, and earn rewards. If you wish to create an account, we will retain your name and email address so we can personalize your experience and communicate with you. If you do not wish to access such features and just want to shop, an account is not required.

Like the majority of online services, Cultivate uses cookies which help us analyze user engagement, build more product features, and provide a more optimized user experience for product searches. Other uses of cookies for us include paying third parties or receiving commissions from third parties for helping users find our product and vice-versa.

Cultivate does not collect personally identifiable information on its users beyond that provided if you create an account with us. Cultivate does not engage in soliciting information from minors knowingly. Some products may be adult products; please do not attempt to use our services for such products if you’re under the age of 18 or considered a minor. If we are made aware we have collected any such information of a minor, we will immediately and permanently delete such information.

Additional Data Requirements for use of the Cultivate Extension

In addition to that described above, our Extension collects additional data when you visit certain websites in order to support its features.

On e-commerce and retail sites and other sites within our partner network, Cultivate collects the address of the page you’re visiting and sometimes parts of the page content. We do this to offer you content based on what you’re looking at; for example, product recommendations, brand and seller location information, or applicable coupons. We may also use this in aggregated anonymous analytics to discover which products and sites are being viewed the most. This information helps us display meaningful information to our users and enhance our product utility.

On Google search results, Cultivate collects the domains returned to check if they are in the Cultivate partner network. This information is used to indicate to users that they can use the Cultivate extension when visiting these websites. This data is not stored anywhere by Cultivate and is not used for any other purpose.

On any other sites, Cultivate collects no data. We do not collect data from your emails. We do not collect credit card or bank information.

Data Deletion Requests

To request deletion of any personally identifiable information we hold on you, please contact us.

This policy may change from time to time and we will notify you of those changes here with the date of our policy on top.

By using our Website, Mobile App, and Extension, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy.

FAQ

A: We take a variety of approaches and do not simply rely on what a product label or profile tells us. Our processes are built to due diligence various databases and sources in order to verify that claims are correct. We use a mix of technological and manual research to build our proprietary product catalogue from which our users see locally made products.
A: We recognize that not every product has a US made alternative or that sometimes the US made alternatives can be prohibitively expensive. We don’t think that this should keep you from being able to help out your community, so when you activate Pay It Forward while shopping on one of our partner sites, a percentage of your total order value will be donated to a charity helping your community at no additional cost to you. The minimum donation will always be $1.00.
A: Cultivate operates on an affiliate model, meaning we earn a commission from the sales we drive to our partner sites. When shopping with Pay It Forward, we take a percentage of the affiliate commission we earn from your order and donate it to the charity you have selected.
A: We pick charities based on our mission which is to grow local manufacturing and communities which helps add jobs, offset carbon emissions, better our socioeconomic conditions, and infrastructure - all of which help create a better future for generations to come.
A: While you don’t have to make an account to use the Cultivate extension, you’ll be missing out on the Cultivate rewards program if you aren’t signed in. For every $0.01 you help us donate using Pay It Forward, you earn 1 point which can be redeemed for rewards like cash back - we call it Cultivate Karma.
A: In order for Pay It Forward to work, we need to check if the website you’re visiting is in our partner network. We’re not storing or tracking this data, so rest assured that your data is not at risk.
A: We do not gather any personally identifiable information to distribute to any third parties. We simply receive data around what’s being searched anonymously so we can further build our product and features. Please see our Privacy Policy for more.
A: No, our entrepreneurs are creative and require various materials and resources from around the globe that sometimes are not made here. Our mission, however, is to ensure our companies and visionaries develop the product locally so we can bring back our manufacturing jobs.
A: Please tell us through our Contact Us section and we will get back to you after looking into the product(s) further. Some claims vary and can change as more data becomes available. We appreciate feedback from our users, good or bad, as we’re here to make your shopping experience fulfilling.
A: If your product fits our criteria, simply send us a note through our Contact Us section and we will get back to you within 24-48 hours for confirmation and/or additional details we require. Alternatively if you have a Shopify store, you can install our Shopify app to submit your products to us directly and join our Pay It Forward program.