Who we are
Our website address is: https://gardenboss.org. We are a free resource with a mission to teach a million people about gardening.
What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It
We do our best to keep your personal data private – sometimes, we have no choice. But, in most cases, when we do collect data, it is for a care-function like user registration, shopping cart, or membership purchases.
Other reasons/areas we may collect data from and why include:
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If we ask you to fill out a contact form, via any page or post on gardenboss.org, we will never share your personal information with anyone (including our affiliates and partners). We value your privacy.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We do not share any information gathered from analytics (unless we have no choice) – period.
Who We Share Your Data With
Aside from necessary plug-ins, like pro membership and eCommerce systems, which are necessary for the site to function, we never share data with third parties. All information shared with plug-ins is strictly forbidden to be shared further. We value your privacy.
How Long We Retain Your Data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What Rights You Dave Over Your Data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where We Send Your Data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Aside from that, the only place we send your data is the trashcan (if it is rude commentary).
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