This Privacy Statement describes how Backyardgardener, LLC collects and uses information about you when you use the Backyardgardener.com web site ("Site").
Collection and Use of Personal Information by Backyardgardener, LLC, its Service Providers and Affiliated Vendors
We request and collect information that personally identifies you or allows us to contact you when you register to use the Site and in other instances, (e.g., a Site user survey, order submission, and promotions). Such information may include your name, e-mail alias, user identification password and other information collected by our cookies (described below) (collectively "Personal Information"). You may also provide us with Personal Information in the process of submitting questions and answers while interacting with other members of the Site. Backyardgardener, LLC, the service providers for this Site, and any vendor providing products or services through the Site, use your Personal Information to operate the Site, to effect your transactions initiated at the Site; to create and share reports about your transactions among themselves, and to enforce or investigate contracts formed at the Site and claims regarding them. You may correct or update your Personal Information by visiting your My Account page if you are current member or else visiting our Contact Us page.
Personal Information Used for Promotional Purposes
We may send you information from time to time about Backyardgardener, LLC promotional offerings. Your consent to receipt of promotional offerings may be modified using the appropriate check boxes within the Site signifying your preferences. You can stop the delivery of promotional information(newsletters) from Backyardgardener, LLC by following the specific instructions in the e-mail communication, by visiting our Contact Us page and, for third party promotional offerings, by contacting the source of that promotional offering.
Children under the age of 13 are not allowed to use the Site. Backyardgardener, LLC does not knowingly collect Personal Information about children under the age of 13 or allow them to use the Site. If Backyardgardener, LLC learns that a child under the age of 13 is using the Site, Backyardgardener, LLC will close the child's account and delete all information collected about the child. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Backyardgardener, LLC may choose to retain the child's e-mail address as a means to prevent the child from re-registering with Backyardgardener, LLC.
We are committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We store the Personal Information you provide on computer systems with limited access that are located in secured facilities. We also protect the security of your Personal Information during transmission by of use technology such as firewalls, access control procedures, and Secured Socket Layer (SSL) encryption software. We urge you to use a password to protect your account from unauthorized access by others. If others, including family or household members, access and use the Site through your password, you are responsible for the actions of those individuals. You should always choose to log out before leaving a site or service to protect access to your information from subsequent users.
Posting on Bulletin Boards or Chat Areas
Please be aware that information you provide on bulletin boards or in chat areas is available to other persons or users that have access to those areas. We discourage you from providing Personal Information within a posting on any bulletin board or chat area as that information may be used by someone in a manner unintended by you.
Other Situations in which Personal Information May Be Disclosed
We may store and disclose Personal Information allowed or required by applicable law or when deemed advisable by us. This means that we may make disclosures that are necessary or advisable to conform to legal and regulatory requirements or processes and to protect the rights, safety and property of Backyardgardener, LLC, users of the Site, and the public. Use of some Site features may result in disclosure of some of your Personal Information to other users, such as when posting to the forums. This can be altered on the My Account page by editing forum settings.
Changes To The Backyardgardener, LLC Privacy Statement
Backyardgardener, LLC may make changes to this Privacy Statement from time to time. We will post changes to our Privacy Statement here and encourage you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Backyardgardener, LLC is protecting your information. If there are material changes to our Privacy Statement, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes prior to the change or by directly sending you a notification.
Questions, Comments, Concerns
If you have any questions or comments about our use of Personal Information, please visit our Contact Us page. We will use reasonable efforts to promptly investigate any complaint you may have regarding our use of Personal Information.