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Harvest Development Group Privacy & Cookies Policy (“Privacy Policy”)

This Privacy Policy was last updated on December 8, 2020

Privacy is very important to Harvest Development Group. Harvest Development Group does not sell or rent your personal information to third-parties without your explicit consent. Please read this Privacy Policy to learn more about the ways in which Harvest Development Group uses and protects your personal information.  


The policies herein apply to the Internet sites located at (each individually, the “Site” and collectively, the “Sites”). By using the Sites you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy (collectively the “Privacy Policy”). Capitalized terms not defined in the Privacy Policy have the meanings ascribed to them in the Terms. If you do not agree to the Privacy Policy or the Terms please do not use or access the Sites.

This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect from you and what may happen to that information. By accepting the Privacy Policy, you expressly consent to Harvest Development Group’s use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time.  We will notify you of any material changes by posting the new Privacy Policy to the Site.  You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes.  As used in this policy, the terms “using” and “processing” information include using cookies on a computer, subjecting the information to statistical or other analysis and using or handling information in any way, including, but not limited to collecting, storing, evaluating, modifying, deleting, using, combining, disclosing and transferring information within our organization or among our affiliates within the United States or internationally.  

A Note Regarding Children and Minors

Children (persons under the age of 13) are not eligible to use the Site or any Services in any way.  You may use the Services only if you are (i) over 18 years of age, an emancipated minor, or if you possess legal parental or guardian consent, (ii) are fully capable of forming a binding contract with Harvest Development Group, and (iii) are not barred from using the Services under applicable law.  Minors between the age of 14 and 18 may not use the Site or any Services unsupervised.  If you are between the ages of 14 and 18, you may only use the Site and Services in conjunction with and under the supervision of your parents or legal guardians.  Users may not submit any information about or identify children in any way, and Harvest Development Group has the right to discontinue access to the Site or any Services in the event a user does so.  In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13 since access to the Services is not intended for children under 13.  If you are under 13 years of age, do not use the Services.  Furthermore, certain Courses may have additional eligibility requirements, as specified on the course website.

Information We Collect

Our primary purposes in collecting personal information are to: (i) provide you and other users with a safe, enjoyable, smooth, and efficient experience, (ii) provide and improve the Services and the Courses, (iii) administer your Account, and (iv) be able to contact you in connection with your Submitted Content. We only collect personal information about you that we consider necessary for achieving these purposes.

When you create an Account or register for a Course through the Site, we will ask you for personally identifiable information.  This refers to information about you that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”).  Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, your name, mailing address, and email address.  We also collect Personal Information when you send us an email message.  We use your Personal Information mainly to provide the Service and administer your inquiries.  We also collect Personal Information that you provide to us when you participate in Courses or online forums or receive or participate in other Services.  We also collect the other information that you provide as part of registration and the administration and personalization of your Account and as part of your registration for a Course (e.g., without limitation individual preferences) and other non-Personal Information that you provide to us when you participate in online forums or Courses or receive or participate in other Services (“Non-Identifying Information”). We use your Personal Information (in some cases, in conjunction with your Non-Identifying Information) mainly to provide the Services and administer your inquiries.  

Certain Non-Identifying Information would be considered a part of your Personal Information if it were combined with other identifiers (for example, combining your zip code with your street address) in a way that enables you to be identified.  But the same pieces of information are considered Non-Identifying Information when they are taken alone or combined only with other non-identifying information (for example, your viewing preferences).  We may combine your Personal Information with Non-Identifying Information and aggregate it with information collected from other Harvest Development Group U users to attempt to provide you with a better experience, to improve the quality and value of the Services and to analyze and understand how the Services are used.  We may also use the combined information without aggregating it to serve you specifically, for instance to deliver a product or service to you according to your preferences or restrictions.

We also use your Personal Information to contact you with Harvest Development Group newsletters, information about new courses, updates about the Site and Harvest Development Group, and other information that may be of interest to you.  If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications or update your “user preferences” information.

When you visit the Site, whether through an Account or as a non-registered user just browsing, we automatically track certain information that your browser sends whenever you visit a Site. We use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand, protect and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on the Site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on the Site or not), access times and dates, your computer browser information, your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and other statistics (“Log Data”).  We use Log Data to monitor and analyze use of the Services and for the Site’s technical administration, to increase our Site’s functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor it to our visitors’ needs.  For example, some of this information is collected so that when you visit the Site again, it will recognize you and provide you with information appropriate to your interests.  We also use this information to verify that visitors to the Site meet the criteria required to process their requests.

If you choose to post messages on our message boards, we will collect that information you provide to us. We retain this information as necessary to resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems as permitted by law. If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third-parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Site, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.

Cookies Policy

Harvest Development Group is committed to protecting you and any data (anonymous or otherwise) that we collect about you online. This section tells you how we use cookies, why, and how this allows us to improve the Services. It also tells you how to manage what cookies are stored on your device.

We use data collection devices such as “cookies” on certain pages of the Site. “Cookies” are small files placed on your hard drive. We use Cookies to allow you to enter your Login Information less frequently. You are always free to decline our Cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the Site and you may be required to re-enter your password or login information more frequently. Examples of Cookies that we use:

_session_id:  Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc.) and is a sessional cookie.

_shopify_visit:  Used by internal stats tracker to record the number of visits to the Site and is a cookie that is persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit.

_shopify_uniq:  Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer and is a cookie that expires at midnight (relative to the visitor) or the next day.

cart:  Stores information about the contents of your cart and is a cookie that is persistent for two weeks.

_secure_session_id:  Stores session information for the checkout process and is a sessional cookie.

storefront_digest:  Used to determine if the user has Site access and is an indefinite cookie.

PREF:  Google Analytics tracks who visits the store and where from.  This is a persistent cookie.

PayPal:  PayPal uses cookies to track payment transactions and it is a sessional cookie.

Additionally, you may encounter Cookies or other similar devices used for improving the user experience or providing added functionality on certain pages of the Site that are placed by third-parties. For example, if you view content on Harvest Development Group submitted by another user, there may be a Cookie placed within that web page. We do not control the use of Cookies by third-parties, nor do we have an obligation to do so.

Our third-party integration may include, but is not limited to, the following examples:

SchoolKeep:  Collects and stores user information including name, email address, password, payment token, and user interaction.  For more information, please visit:

Zendesk:  Locates user details and recent orders and displays order summary information if a ticket is linked to an order.  For more information, please visit:

Rackspace:  Hosts images for homepage and course pages.  For more information, please visit:

Wistia:  Collects vHarvest Development Group viewing data, dates, IP, address, country, region, city, email, etc.  For more information, please visit: at

Disqus:  Collects user comments and has login remembered across pages.  First-party (and in some browsers, third-party) must be enabled for Site functionality.  For more information, please visit:

We utilize user activity on the Site to conduct internal research and improve the Site and future courses. We may also track the URL that you came to the Site from (whether this URL is on the Site or not), which URL you go to next (whether this URL is on the Site or not), your computer browser information, and your IP address. We do all of these things to better understand, protect and serve you and the Site and to be able to investigate any allegations against you or us.

By using our Sites (through any device) you agree that this Privacy Policy applies to that use, in addition to any other terms and conditions which may apply. By using our Sites you agree that we can place these types of Cookies on your device.  Again, you can block these Cookies using your browser settings.

If you wish to restrict or block the Cookies which are set by any website, including these Sites, you should do this through each individual browser setting and on each device you use to access the Internet. You can allow Cookies from specific websites by making them “trusted websites” in your Internet browser. For more information on how to do this, and how to change your browser settings, you may visit:

We reserve the right to make changes to our Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Site means that you agree to any such changes.

Our Use of Your Information

We use your Personal Information in the file we maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the Site to:  contact you about any Submitted Content; resolve disputes; troubleshoot problems; detect and protect us against error, fraud and other criminal activity; enforce our Terms; and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.

We may share aggregated information that does not include Personal Information and we may otherwise disclose Non-Identifying Information and Log Data with third-parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling, academic research, and other purposes. Any aggregated information shared in these contexts will not contain your Personal Information.

You agree that we may use your Personal Information to contact you. By accepting the Terms, you expressly agree that we may contact you as provided herein.

Our Disclosure of Your Information

Harvest Development Group may disclose information it has collected from you and/or Submitted Content you have made available on the Site when it believes in good faith that the law or legal process requires it, or when it is necessary to do so to protect the rights or property of Harvest Development Group or others. As a matter of policy, we do not sell or rent any of your Personal Information to third-parties without your explicit consent. The following describes some of the ways that your Personal Information may be disclosed in the normal scope of our business.

Service Providers for Our Operations. We may use third-parties as service providers to facilitate the Services, to provide the Services on our behalf, to perform Site-related services (e.g., without limitation, maintenance services, database management, web analytics, and/or improvement of the Site’s features) or to assist us in analyzing how the Services are used, and therefore we may provide some of your Personal Information, Non-Identifying Information and Log Data directly to these service providers. These service providers’ are subject to confidentiality agreements with us and other legal restrictions that prohibit their use of the information we provide them for any other purpose except to facilitate the specific outsourced Harvest Development Group related operation, unless you have explicitly agreed or given your prior permission to them for additional uses.

Course Providers.  We may share Personal Information, Non-Identifying Information and Log Data with instructors who provide the Courses on the Site (“Course Providers”).  They use this information mainly to provide, administer and improve Courses and the Services, to respond to your inquiries, and to analyze and conduct research on the Services.  

Other Corporate Entities. We may share our data, including your Personal Information, Non-Identifying Data and Log Data, with our affiliate and branch offices in the United States and internationally, and with our affiliates companies. To the extent that these entities have access to your information, they will treat it at least as protectively as they treat information they obtain from their other users. These entities follow privacy practices no less protective of our users than our practices described in this Privacy Policy, to the extent allowed by applicable law. Harvest Development Group may share some or all of your Personal Information, Non-Identifying Data and Log Data with another business entity should we plan to reorganize, spin out, merge with, acquire, or be acquired by that business entity. Should such an event occur, we will require that the new or combined entity follow this Privacy Policy with respect to your Personal Information. If your Personal Information will be used contrary to this Privacy Policy, you will receive prior notice in as provided herein.

Legal Requests. Harvest Development Group cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third-parties to enforce laws and intellectual property rights. Therefore, in response to a verified request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose your name, city, state, telephone number, and email address. Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy, we will not otherwise disclose your Personal Information to law enforcement or other government officials without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss; or report suspected illegal activity.

Due to the existing regulatory environment, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other Personal Information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. By way of example and without limiting the foregoing, we may be forced to disclose personal information to the government or third-parties under certain circumstances or third-parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your Personal Information or private communications will always remain private.

Changing or Deleting Your Information

All Account holders may review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information in their Account profile by contacting us.  If you completely delete all required information, then your Account may become deactivated.  If you would like us to delete your Account record in our system, please contact us with a request that we delete the Personal Information you are required to provide to establish an Account from our database. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request.  We may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.  Also, if you have included Personal Information in online forum postings or in Course assignments or information or communications shared with other Account holders or with Course instructors or staff, you may not be able to update, correct or delete this information from the Site.

Control of Your Password

You are responsible for all actions taken with your Account. Therefore we do not recommend that you disclose your password to any third-parties. If you choose to share your User ID and password or any personal information with third-parties, you are responsible for all actions taken with your Account and therefore you should review that third-party’s privacy policy. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password.  If you need help changing your password, please

Other Information Collectors

Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties on our Site or other sites throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Since Harvest Development Group does not control the privacy policies of third-parties, you are subject to the privacy policies of that third-party. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.


Your information is stored on our service provider’s servers. For more information regarding the security of the servers, please see  We use reasonable physical, procedural, technical and administrative security measures to protect your personal information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy.  However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.  Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amend terms on the Site. All amended terms shall automatically be effective upon posting to the Site.

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