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JGarden Privacy Policy
Your privacy is a top concern for us. We aim to have the strongest privacy policy of any garden Web site. We want you to get the most out of JGarden. You are not required to give any personal information to use this site, but if it becomes necessary for you to share some personal information with us, we want you to feel comfortable and trust that we make every effort to protect your confidentiality. Please take a few minutes to read our complete policy so you can understand how information is used and the specific measures we take to protect your personal information.

Our Pledge to You
  • We will do our very best to protect your personal privacy.
  • We will never sell your personal information to anyone.
  • We will never individually identify you to third parties. However, to defer the costs of publishing JGarden, we may in the future distribute general information about our users to advertisers or business associates. This information typically includes the total number of people who visit our site, their country of origin, but we will never individually identify you.
  • We will clearly state why we are collecting personal information and how it will be used.
  • We will keep this policy, as well as our privacy practices and systems, up to date.
  • You have control over how your personal information is used.
  • You can inspect and edit your complete personal profile.
Security
We have installed security measures to protect the confidentiality of your personal information.
  1. JGarden has developed a registration process so that your personal profile is protected.
  2. We have a firewall and intrusion detection software to prevent unauthorized access to our systems
IP Addresses
An Internet Protocol(IP) address is a unique string of numbers assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). All computers must have an IP address in order to connect to the Internet. This address may be the same every time you log on, but if you use a conventional dial-up connection, a different number will usually be assigned each time you connect. We store IP addresses in our Web server logs to count the number of users who visit different pages. We do not use this IP information in any other system.

Cookies
JGarden does not use cookies for anything at this time. Information Collected by JGarden
You are not required to submit any personal information to use the JGarden Web site. However, you may choose to register with JGarden to participate in the JGarden community. If you wish to take advantage of these members-only services, we will ask you to provide us with some personal information.

We collect information in the following areas:
Registration
What Information Is Collected
We collect member name, first name, last name, e-mail address, address, city, state/province, country, and postal code. The only required items are a valid e-mail address, country, first name and last name. All other items are optional.
How the Information Is Used
      A registered e-mail address is required to receive a monthly newsletter and to submit reviews of gardens and reference materials.


Contact JGarden
What Information Is Collected
Your e-mail comments and questions
How the Information Is Used
All user comments and questions are the property of JGarden. They are archived and available for employees of JGarden to read and learn from. Our Help Desk staff may redirect your questions to the JGarden experts or staff best suited to answer them. We may quote a user publicly, but only with prior consent from the user.

Monthly Newsletter
What Information Is Collected
E-mail address is the only required information to receive the monthly JGarden Newsletter. If you choose to sign up for the monthly newsletter you can also provide optional information, including first name, last name, street address, city, state, country and postal code.
How the Information Is Used
E-mail address is used to send you the information you requested. Other demographic information is used to help us better understand user needs and interests but will not be used to individually identify you.

Public Discussion Forum
What Information Is Collected
Name, location and e-mail address are requested. All of these are optional.
How the Information Is Used
The name, location and e-mail address that you supply are posted with your message to the discussion forum. All responses to your message from other forum users can be sent to your e-mail address but this will occur only if you have requested this action. The personal information you choose to reveal in the discussion forum(s) is visible to the public. Information disclosed in these forums becomes public information and it's up to you to decide what personal information you wish to share.

Shopping
For your convenience JGarden provides you with garden-related shopping opportunities. Purchases do not occur on the JGarden site. While we choose our partners and recommendations carefully and with your best interests in mind, we cannot be responsible for the privacy practices, products or content of third-party sites. We recommend that you carefully read their privacy policies.

External Links
JGarden contains links to other Web sites for your benefit. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other sites. We recommend that you carefully read their privacy policies, especially if you're asked to supply personal information.

Partner Relationships
We don't currently share data with anyone. If we partner with another company or organization, then:
  1. Your information will not be shared with them unless you explicitly opt-in to the program.
  2. Their use of your information will be governed by this privacy policy.
  3. This privacy policy will be updated to reflect the new relationship.

Third-Party Ads
JGarden does not currently provide advertising opportunities other than links provided to Amazon.com and Weather.com. We do not provide any personal information to prospective advertisers or to those to whom we provide links.

If you want to have your main profile or specific personal information deleted, e-mail us at info@jgarden.com. Or send mail to:
      Privacy and Security
      JGarden Network
      1911 Brandywine St
      Philadelphia, PA 19130


If you have questions about our privacy policy and practices contact us at info@jgarden.org. Or send mail to:
      Privacy and Security
      JGarden Network
      1911 Brandywine St
      Philadelphia, PA 19130

Policy last revised 12/29/2001.



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