It is Garden.org's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
Like most website operators, Garden.org collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Garden.org’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Garden.org’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Garden.org may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Garden.org also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Garden.org does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Certain visitors to Garden.org's website choose to interact with Garden.org in ways that require Garden.org to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Garden.org gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a membership to provide a username and optionally their email address. Those who engage in transactions with Garden.org are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Garden.org collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Garden.org. Garden.org does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Garden.org discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Garden.org's behalf or to provide services available at Garden.org's website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Garden.org's website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Garden.org will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Garden.org discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Garden.org believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Garden.org, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Garden.org username and have supplied your email address, Garden.org may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, notify you of a private message, or simply to keep you up to date with what's going on with Garden.org and our products. We primarily use our various forums and newsletter to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a Contact Us message or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Garden.org takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.