Privacy Policy

Last updated: June 26, 2023 

This Privacy Policy describes our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of your information when you use our service and informs you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you. We have made efforts to make this policy compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), and the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA).

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our practices regarding your information and how we will treat it.

Interpretation and Definitions


The words capitalized in this Privacy Policy have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.


For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

  • Account: Refers to a unique account created for you to access our service or parts of our service.
  • Company: Refers to AK Publishing Inc doing business as Burst Into Bloom, 12333 Sowden Road, Houston, TX 77080, United States.
  • Cookies: Refers to small files that are placed on your computer, mobile device, or any other device by a website, containing the details of your browsing history on that website among its many uses.
  • Country: Refers to Texas, United States.
  • Device: Refers to any device that can access the service, such as a computer, a cellphone, or a digital tablet.
  • Personal Data: Refers to any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.
  • Service: Refers to the website.
  • Service Provider: Refers to any natural or legal person who processes data on behalf of the company. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the company to facilitate the service, provide the service on behalf of the company, perform services related to the service, or assist the company in analyzing how the service is used.
  • Third-party Social Media Service: Refers to any website or social network website through which a user can log in or create an account to use the service.
  • Usage Data: Refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the service or from the service infrastructure itself (e.g., the duration of a page visit).
  • Website: Refers to Burst Into Bloom, accessible from
  • You: Refers to the individual accessing or using the service, or the company or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the service, as applicable.

Collecting and Using Your Personal Data

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
  • Usage Data
  • Photos posted on our platform

Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Service.

Usage Data may include information such as Your Device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When You access the Service by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit our Service or when You access the Service by or through a mobile device.

Information from Third-Party Social Media Services

The Company allows You to create an account and log in to use the Service through the following Third-party Social Media Services:

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

If You decide to register through or otherwise grant us access to a Third-Party Social Media Service, We may collect Personal data that is already associated with Your Third-Party Social Media Service’s account, such as Your name, Your email address, Your activities or Your contact list associated with that account.

You may also have the option of sharing additional information with the Company through Your Third-Party Social Media Service’s account. If You choose to provide such information and Personal Data, during registration or otherwise, You are giving the Company permission to use, share, and store it in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.


Images or media posted can be gathered and used for BurstIntoBloom advertising and on their company’s social media pages. Users give consent to have their photos shown online and names will not be provided.

Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use Cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on Our Service and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze Our Service. The technologies We use may include:

  • Cookies or Browser Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on Your Device. You can instruct Your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. However, if You do not accept Cookies, You may not be able to use some parts of our Service. Unless you have adjusted Your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, our Service may use Cookies.
  • Web Beacons. Certain sections of our Service and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).

Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on Your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close Your web browser. Learn more about cookies on the Free Privacy Policy website article.

We use both Session and Persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:

  • Necessary / Essential Cookies
    Type: Session Cookies
    Administered by: Us
    Purpose: These Cookies are essential to provide You with services available through the Website and to enable You to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these Cookies, the services that You have asked for cannot be provided, and We only use these Cookies to provide You with those services.
  • Cookies Policy / Notice Acceptance Cookies
    Type: Persistent Cookies
    Administered by: Us
    Purpose: These Cookies identify if users have accepted the use of cookies on the Website.
  • Functionality Cookies
    Type: Persistent Cookies
    Administered by: Us
    Purpose: These Cookies allow us to remember choices You make when You use the Website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide You with a more personal experience and to avoid You having to re-enter your preferences every time You use the Website.

For more information about the cookies we use and your choices regarding cookies, please visit our Cookies Policy or the Cookies section of our Privacy Policy.

Use of Your Personal Data

The Company may use Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Service, including to monitor the usage of our Service.
  • To manage Your Account: to manage Your registration as a user of the Service. The Personal Data You provide can give You access to different functionalities of the Service that are available to You as a registered user.
  • For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items or services You have purchased or of any other contract with Us through the Service.
  • To contact You: To contact You by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application’s push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.
  • To provide You with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless You have opted not to receive such information.
  • To manage Your requests: To attend and manage Your requests to Us.
  • For business transfers: We may use Your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by Us about our Service users is among the assets transferred.
  • For other purposes: We may use Your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Service, products, services, marketing and your experience.

We may share Your personal information in the following situations:

  • With Service Providers: We may share Your personal information with Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service, to contact You.
  • For business transfers: We may share or transfer Your personal information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of Company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of Our business to another company.
  • With Affiliates: We may share Your information with Our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates include Our parent company and any other subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that We control or that are under common control with Us.
  • With business partners: We may share Your information with Our business partners to offer You certain products, services or promotions.
  • With other users: when You share personal information or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside. If You interact with other users or register through a Third-Party Social Media Service, Your contacts on the Third-Party Social Media Service may see Your name, profile, pictures and description of Your activity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of Your activity, communicate with You and view Your profile.
  • With Your consent: We may disclose Your personal information for any other purpose with Your consent.

Retention of Your Personal Data

The Company will retain Your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

The Company will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Service, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer of Your Personal Data

Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Company’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from Your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by Your submission of such information represents Your agreement to that transfer.

The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of Your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of Your data and other personal information.

Delete Your Personal Data

You have the right to delete or request that We assist in deleting the Personal Data that We have collected about You.

Our Service may give You the ability to delete certain information about You from within the Service.

You may update, amend, or delete Your information at any time by signing in to Your Account, if you have one, and visiting the account settings section that allows you to manage Your personal information. You may also contact Us to request access to, correct, or delete any personal information that You have provided to Us.

Please note, however, that We may need to retain certain information when we have a legal obligation or lawful basis to do so.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data

Business Transactions

If the Company is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, Your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before Your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Law enforcement

Under certain circumstances, the Company may be required to disclose Your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Other legal requirements

The Company may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • Comply with a legal obligation
  • Protect and defend the rights or property of the Company
  • Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • Protect the personal safety of Users of the Service or the public
  • Protect against legal liability

Security of Your Personal Data

The security of Your Personal Data is important to Us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If You are a parent or guardian and You are aware that Your child has provided Us with Personal Data, please contact Us. If We become aware that We have collected Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, We take steps to remove that information from Our servers.

If We need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Your information and Your country requires consent from a parent, We may require Your parent’s consent before We collect and use that information.

Links to Other Websites

Our Service may contain links to other websites that are not operated by Us. If You click on a third party link, You will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise You to review the Privacy Policy of every site You visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.


We may use third-party analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, to collect information about your usage of our website. These tools use cookies and other similar technologies to gather information such as your IP address, device information, and browsing behavior on our site. The information collected is used to analyze website usage, track user interactions, and improve our services. The analytics providers may also share this information with other third parties for their own purposes as described in their respective privacy policies. By using our website, you consent to the processing of data by these analytics providers in the manner and for the purposes set out in their privacy policies.

Email Marketing:

We may use third-party email marketing services, such as Active Campaign, to send you promotional emails or newsletters if you have provided your consent to receive such communications. These services may collect information about your email address, name, and interaction with the emails we send, such as whether you opened the email or clicked on any links. The data collected is used to personalize and improve our email communications to you. The email marketing service providers may also share this information with other third parties for their own purposes as described in their respective privacy policies. If you no longer wish to receive promotional emails from us, you can unsubscribe using the link provided in the emails.


We may use third-party advertising networks, such as Google Ads and Facebook Ads, to display advertisements on our website. These networks may collect information about your visits to our site and other websites to provide targeted advertisements based on your interests. They may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to gather this information. The advertising networks may also share this information with other third parties for their own purposes as described in their respective privacy policies. You can opt out of personalized advertising by visiting the settings pages of these ad networks or using the opt-out mechanisms provided in their privacy policies.


When you make a payment on our website, we may collect and process certain payment information from you, such as your credit card details, billing address, and transaction details. We use third-party payment processors, such as Stripe, Credit Card Payments, and PayPal, to securely process these payments. The payment processors collect and process your payment information in accordance with their own privacy policies and security measures. We do not store or have access to your complete payment information. Please review the privacy policies of the payment processors to understand how they handle your data and ensure your payment details are secure.

Please note that the mentioned third-party services may have their own privacy policies and terms of service that govern their collection, use, and disclosure of your information. We encourage you to review these policies to understand how your data is handled by them.

If you have any questions or concerns about the use of these third-party services or their privacy practices, please refer to their respective privacy policies or contact us for more information.

Legal Bases for Processing Personal Data under GDPR

We may process your Personal Data under the following conditions:

  1. Consent: You have given your consent for processing Personal Data for specific purposes.
  2. Performance of a contract: The processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you or for taking pre-contractual steps upon your request.
  3. Legal obligations: The processing is necessary to comply with the legal obligations applicable to the company.
  4. Vital interests: The processing is necessary to protect your vital interests or those of another natural person.
  5. Public interests: The processing is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the company.
  6. Legitimate interests: The processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by your fundamental rights and freedoms.

Your Rights under GDPR

Under the GDPR, you have the following rights regarding your Personal Data:

  1. Right to access: You have the right to request copies of your Personal Data. We may charge a small fee for this service.
  2. Right to rectification: You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request us to complete information you believe is incomplete.
  3. Right to erasure: You have the right to request the erasure of your Personal Data under certain conditions.
  4. Right to restrict processing: You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your Personal Data under certain conditions.
  5. Right to object to processing: You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data under certain conditions.
  6. Right to data portability: You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization or directly to you under certain conditions.

Security of Your Personal Data

The security of your Personal Data is important to us, but please remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

California Privacy Rights

In addition to the rights outlined in this Privacy Policy, if you are a California resident, you have additional rights under the CCPA, CPRA, and CalOPPA.

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)

  1. Right to know: You have the right to know the categories of Personal Data we have collected and the purposes for which the Personal Data is used.
  2. Right to delete: You have the right to request the deletion of your Personal Data under certain conditions.
  3. Right to opt-out: You have the right to opt-out of the sale of your Personal Data.

California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

CalOPPA requires us to disclose the categories of Personal Data we collect, the third parties with whom we share that information, and the choices you have regarding our data collection and use practices.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update Our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify You of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let You know via email and/or a prominent notice on Our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “Last updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, You can contact us:

  • By email:

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