Garden Theory (“GT”) operates the website www.gardentheory.com. It is GT’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, GT collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. GT’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how GT’s visitors use its website. From time to time, GT may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
GT also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. GT only discloses logged in user IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Certain visitors to GT’s website choose to interact with GT in ways that require GT to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that GT gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at GardenTheory.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with GT are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, GT collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with GT. GT does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
GT may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, GT may monitor the most popular tours on the GardenTheory.com site. GT may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, GT does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
GT discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on GT’s behalf or to provide services available at GT’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using GT’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. GT will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, GT discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when GT believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of GT, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the GT website and have supplied your email address, GT may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with GT and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. GT takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If GT, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that GT goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquiror of GT may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.