Laura Lewis operates www.atlanticmastergardeners.com and may operate other websites. It is Laura Lewis policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Laura Lewis 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. Laura Lewis’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Laura Lewis visitors use its website. From time to time,Laura Lewis may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Laura Lewis also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on www.atlanticmastergardeners.com blogs/sites. Laura Lewis only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Laura Lewis’s websites choose to interact with Laura Lewis in ways that require Laura Lewis to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Laura Lewis gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at www.atlanticmastergardeners.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Laura Lewis are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Laura Lewis collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Laura Lewis. Laura Lewis 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.
Laura Lewis may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. Laura Lewis may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Laura Lewis does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Laura Lewis 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 Laura Lewis behalf or to provide services available at Laura Lewis websites, 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 Laura Lewis websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Laura Lewis 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, Laura Lewis discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Laura Lewis believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Laura Lewis, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Laura Lewis website and have supplied your email address Laura Lewis 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 our products. If you send us a request (for example via 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. Laura Lewis takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.