PLANTSCAPES INC. PRIVACY STATEMENT

INFORMATION COLLECTION

Plantscapes Inc. is an owner of the information collected on this site. Plantscapes Inc. collects information from our users at several different points on our web site.

ORDERS

We receive information from the user on our order form. A user must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer’s orders. If we have trouble processing an order, the information is used to contact the user.

NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIPTION

If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Out of respect for our users we provide a way to opt-out of these communications.

Plantscapes Inc. may work with other web service providers and may information about you from third parties

WEB SITE TRAFFIC INFORMATION

Because of the way the World Wide Web communications standards work, when you arrive at or leave the Plantscapes Inc. site, our web host, BlueHost.com receives and makes available to us information on the aggregate Web address of the sites that users came from. We also collect aggregate information on which pages of our Web site are visited, the type of browser used and the times the web site is accessed. We use this information only to try to understand our customers’ preferences and better manage our inventory.

COOKIES and WEB BEACONS

Some of our business partners use cookies in conjunction with our site. However, we have no access to, or control over these cookies. If you use their service for payment please review Paypal or Visa and Mastercard’s Privacy policy for more information.

We may also use third party advertisements. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site.

Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads based on your visit to this sites and other sites on the Internet.

Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SITE

SPECIAL OFFERS AND UPDATES

Established members who have opted-in to our newsletter will occasionally receive information on new products or services offered by Plantscapes Inc. Out of respect for our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications.

NEWSLETTER

If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Out of respect for our users privacy we provide a way to opt out of these communications.

SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly related service announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. These communications are not promotional in nature.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regard to issues relating to their orders. We reply via email, phone or mail, in accordance with the users wishes

INFORMATION USE

Plantscapes Inc. is committed to handling your customer information with high standards of information security. We restrict access to your personally identifiable information by storing address information on one computer that is password protected. All paperwork involved in processing the order is restricted and used only for shipping information.

SHARING

Plantscapes Inc. will never sell our contact information to a third party for advertising purposes.

If the Plantscapes Inc. site is sold to a third party, the information will be transferred to the buyer with the understanding that they comply with the Plantscapes Inc. privacy policy. If this occurs users will be notified by announcement listed on the web site’s index page for 30 days.

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such an action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.

AGGREGATE INFORMATION (NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE)

We share aggregated information with our partner BlueHost.com. This information in collected by BlueHost as part of its web hosting services and is not shared with any third party. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information.

LINKS

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, Plantscapes Inc., are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage users to be aware of the privacy practices of such their sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to this web site.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post these changes to this privacy statement and our newsletter, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

If, however, we are going to use the users’ personally identifiable information in a manner different from stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If users have any questions or suggestions regarding this privacy policy, please contact me:

Terry Posner
tposner@plantscapes.com