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PlantPlaces.com's Internet Privacy Policy

PlantPlaces.com is committed to supporting plant diversity through education. Since 2004, PlantPlaces.com has leveraged leading edge technology to collect and share information with the public

This Internet Privacy Policy demonstrates PlantPlaces.com's continuing commitment to customer service, and addresses questions about the type of personal information we collect on our websites.

On our websites we collect information that you voluntarily provide in order for us to provide services and products, evaluate the popularity of plants,  and provide customer service. We may also use the personal information we collect for other business purposes such as to better understand customer needs, enhance relationships, make appropriate offers, improve website performance, or facilitate third party offers we feel will be of interest to you.

More detail about the personal information we collect and the collection of information through web technologies such as "cookies," is described below in the section called "Categories of Information We Collect." More information about the third parties with whom we may share your personal information is described below in the section called "Sharing Personal Information Collected on our Websites."

Additional information about the terms of use of our websites is available in our Site Usage Agreement. As used in this Policy, the term "PlantPlaces" means PlantPlaces.com., "we", "our" and "us" include PlantPlaces.com and all of its assets, including, but not limited to, other domain names owned by PlantPlaces.com and its partners, and other electronic assets.

This Internet Privacy Policy applies only to the personal information that is collected on those public websites where we post this policy (i.e. not information collected elsewhere,) including PlantPlaces.com, PlantTrials.com, PlantsDeerHate.com, CincinnatiPlants.com, HortWebsites.com, and numerous other PlantPlaces.com websites and affiliated websites.

Categories of Information We Collect

Searching for Plants:
When you search for a plant, we record:

Contact Us

When you contact us using the Contact Us form, we record:

When you contact us from one of our sites, we may retain information such as your comments, your email address, our responses, and any follow up conversations we have. We may use this information for several customer service purposes, to measure our response to your comments and concerns, to enhance your experience, and to improve our service to you.

Owners of Plants Featured on PlantPlaces.com

If you own a plant featured on PlantPlaces.com, or own property on which a plant is located, we record the address and latitude/longitude of your property and/or plant.  This information is publicly viewable.  If you wish to make this information private, or have the information removed entirely, please contact PlantPlaces.com via the Conact Us form.

Contributors of Material to PlantPlaces.com

If you contribute information to PlantPlaces.com, including, but not limited to, pictures, data, recommended lists, and comments, we will record:

PlantPlaces.com Mobile

Certain data are sent from PlantPlaces.com Mobile/PlantPlaces.com Android to PlantPlaces.com. Some of these data we collect, including, but not limited to:

All data provided to PlantPlaces.com is sole property of PlantPlaces.com, unless otherwise stated in writing, and signed by all partners and stakeholders of PlantPlaces.com.  PlantPlaces.com reserves the right to remove any data that you have provided at any time, and for any reason.

Online Feedback
We may occasionally conduct feedback surveys to better understand the effectiveness of our websites. Your participation in these surveys is voluntary. During these surveys, we may collect your name, street address and email address.

Use of Web Technologies to Collect Information

We may automatically track and collect your IP address, domain server, the type of computer and type of web browser you are using and use "cookies" to (i) customize content specific to your interests, (ii) maintain persistence of your session on our website. Some of the websites operated on our behalf are hosted and managed by other companies who may track and collect this information.

What are Cookies?

"Cookies" are pieces of text-based information that your browser and your operating system store on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes.

Cookies can store user-specific information to identify which parts of a site have been visited or keep track of previous selections.

Cookies can personalize and enhance the user's visit.

Cookies are a common industry standard, and are used by most major commercial websites.

How We Issue and Use Cookies.

We may issue and use cookies to enhance your visit to our websites and the services we offer on these sites. We value your time, and we want to help you find the information on our websites as quickly possible. The use of cookies helps us to achieve that objective.

We issue and use cookies to keep track of the number of visits to pages and sections of our websites. We use this to determine the most visited and least visited sections of our sites. These statistics help us to make improvements and enhancements to our websites, and this information is easily tracked with cookies.

We may use observed preferences to target specials to users.

If you are a registered member of the site and accept cookies, we can tailor the site to your personal preferences.


You May Choose to Accept or Deny Cookies
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. However, you can choose whether to accept or deny cookies, and your browser will likely allow you to change your cookie preferences.

Sharing Personal Information Collected on our Websites

We may share personal information among the PlantPlaces.com websites and affiliates.

We rely on service providers to help us deliver products and services, such as the Geo IP lookup service.

During the course of our business, we may also share aggregated demographic and statistical information that is not personally identifiable.

Business Transfers
In the event that PlantPlaces.com, or any of its associated properties, merges with or is acquired by another legal entity, the personal information collected by PlantPlaces.com may be transferred to that other legal entity as an asset.

Legal Requirements
PlantPlaces.com. will disclose personally identifiable information without your permission when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is required by law, or is necessary or desirable to investigate or protect against harmful activities to guests, visitors, employees, or others, or to property (including this site).

Third Party Websites

We do not control and shall not be responsible for the collection of personal information by third party websites, including websites not controlled or authorized by PlantPlaces.com, and others. Third party websites that are accessed through links on our websites have separate privacy practices. We have no responsibility or liability for the practices and policies implemented by third parties on their websites. Third party websites may have received permission from PlantPlaces.com to use PlantPlaces.com logos or trademarks but will not offer a link to this Internet Privacy Policy. You may contact them directly to ask questions about their privacy practices and policies.

If you enter or choose to leave our websites via links to other non-PlantPlaces.com sites (including those of our advertisers, vendors, content providers, affiliates and partners), your visits to those sites are not covered by this Internet Privacy Policy.

Third Party Copyrights

Certain terms are property of copyright holders, including, but not limited to, Google Play and Android, which are trademarks of Google Inc.

Internet Privacy Policy Changes

In the future, we may make changes to this Internet Privacy Policy. The revised Internet Privacy Policy will be displayed via a link on this website so that you will know what types of information we gather and the categories of third parties with whom we may share the information.

Use of PlantPlaces.com Data and Images outside of PlantPlaces.com

Your are welcome to use a small number of images from PlantPlaces.com on your own work, at no charge, as long as ALL of the following conditions are met:.

Effective Date

This Internet Privacy Policy is effective as of January 1, 2007.

Disclaimer

All information provided is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavor to provide accurate and timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should act upon such information without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the facts of the particular situation.

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