Web Site Privacy Policy

The nonprofit National Gardening Association (NGA) values the support of our members, donors, customers, and others who visit our Web sites. We know that protecting personal information is important to our supporters. This notice describes our privacy policy. By visiting this Web site, you are accepting the practices described in this policy.

General Browsing Information

If you visit our site to read or download information, we may collect and store the following general information in order to analyze trends, gather broad demographic information, and monitor site traffic patterns that can help us further develop and improve the design and functionality of our site: Your computer's IP address, browser type, and operating system; the date and time you access our site; the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site; and the various pages you visit while on our site.

Personally Identifiable Information

We may collect nonpublic personal information from you at times, such as when you make a purchase from our Web site. This information may include information necessary to process order, such as your name, postal address, email address, and phone number. National Gardening Association may disclose your nonpublic personal information only as provided herein. We may disclose your nonpublic personal information to outside companies that we contract with to provide services for NGA, where (1) such companies are contractually bound to use any nonpublic personal information only in connection with the services they provide to NGA, or (2) such companies are contractually bound to collect and use any nonpublic personal information only in aggregated, non-personally identifiable form as part of such companies' improvement of their products or to services in accordance with NGA's privacy policy and applicable data protection laws. NGA does not sell, trade or rent your e-mail address. We will occasionally send offers to our customers on behalf of other trusted businesses, but we do not give those businesses your e-mail address or other nonpublic personal information. NGA does not sell or rent your postal address. Occasionally we may exchange the postal addresses of those who input their postal address on our Web site and those who are on our customer list to other reputable nonprofit organizations whose products or services we think you might find interesting. If you provide us any nonpublic personally identifiable information, we may use it within our organization for the purposes of responding to any comments or questions you submit and/or providing follow-up information about our organization. If you do not want us to share your nonpublic personally identifiable information with other organizations or companies, please write to us. We will not provide any of your nonpublic personally identifiable information to other organizations if you elect to keep your record private. NGA may sell or transfer your name and address (email or postal) but only in conjunction with the sale or transfer of ownership of NGA or any wholesale part or division of NGA. If an event of this nature is expected, you will be notified in advance.

Publicly Sharing Your Comments

NGA often receives information from Web site visitors who have successfully participated in our programs and/or used our resources. We may want to publicly share specific comments and stories we receive by posting this information on our Web site. We will not, however, publicly share ANY information we receive on our Web site without first receiving the consent of the individual who submitted the information. Furthermore, we will not post information in any way that specifically identifies the sender of that information unless the sender approves it.

Children's Information

We do not sell products or offer services to children. We do develop programs for adults that are intended to instill children with an interest in gardening. We will not collect or disseminate any personally identifiable information about children. If you are under 18, you may use this site only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file stored on your hard disk drive. Cookies may contain information such as site preferences and login information. NGA does not use this cookie to link to personally identifiable information on our site. We may use cookies to record generic session information and user-specific information on what pages users access or have accessed on our site.

Other Security Measures

We provide our visitors with a secure experience when they are making a donation or buying merchandise. Our technical security measures include using industry standard encryption to secure the transfer of data between your browser and our servers. Although we will use all reasonable means to safeguard the privacy of your personal information, transmissions made via the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure.

Ad Servers

In an effort to bring you offers that are of interest to you, we have relationships with other companies that we allow to place ads on our web pages. As a result of your visit to our site, ad server companies may collect information such as your domain type, your IP address, and click stream information.

Changes to this Policy

NGA reserves the right to amend this policy at any time. Our current privacy policy applies to all information we have about you. We encourage you to check our Web site frequently to review the current privacy policy.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments related to NGA's privacy policy, please send us an e-mail, or contact us through snail mail:

National Gardening Association, Inc.
237 Commerce St, Suite 101
Williston, VT 05495