Your privacy is very important to us. At Garden Time Online we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
It is Garden Time Online’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Garden Time Online 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 Time Online’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Garden Time Online’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Garden Time Online may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Garden Time Online also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Garden Time Online only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Garden Time Online’s websites choose to interact with Garden Time Online in ways that require Garden Time Online to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Garden Time Online gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we may ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Garden Time Online updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Garden Time Online collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Garden Time Online. Garden Time Online 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 Time Online may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Garden Time Online may monitor the most popular pages on the site or use a spam screener to help identify spam. Garden Time Online may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Garden Time Online does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Garden Time Online 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 Time Online’s behalf or to provide services available at Garden Time Online’s websites, 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 Time Online’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
Garden Time Online 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 Time Online discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Garden Time Online believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Garden Time Online, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Garden Time Online website and have supplied your email address, Garden Time Online may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Garden Time Online and our products.
We primarily use our various product blogs 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 support email 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 Time Online takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Garden Time Online, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Garden Time Online goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Garden Time Online may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
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 the other website.
When users sign up to our email newsletter, we store their email address in order to contact them via email for newsletters, marketing or promotional content. Users may opt-out of receiving any further emails by utilising the unsubscribe link in the footer of the email.
Who We Share Your Data With
We do not share you data with any other person or organisation.
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 (if any), 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.