Our Privacy Policy

Information Collection & Use
Gardenfairy is the sole user of the information collected on Gardenfairy.com. Gardenfairy collects personally identifiable information from our users at several specified points on our Web site. Information is never collected without your awareness.

Childrenís Privacy
From time to time children may want to email their coloring pages or pictures of giant sunflowers, or other information to be posted on specific pages in Gardenfairy. All submissions must be done with the consent of a parent. No contact information will be listed for the child. Parents may request that contact information is posted to be delivered to the parent only. With parentís consent, information posted may include a first name, last initial and age next to the photo or coloring page submitted. We will never share email information with anyone without a parents written consent. We reserve the right to deny the use of contact information to protect children and other users of our website.  Emails and email addresses are deleted after the photo or coloring page is posted in the appropriate childrenís gallery.

Please visit
http://www.investintech.com/content/safesurfkids/ to understand the importance of child safety on the internet.

Orders
If you purchase a product or service from us, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date). We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you. For more information on our order policies please visit http://www.gardenfairy.com/shop/policy/order.htm 

Security
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). To learn more about SSL, follow this link http://www.authorize.net/resources/faqs/#2000 

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can send email us at care[deletethis]@gardenfairy.com or http://www.gardenfairy.com/email.htm 



Newsletters, Special Sales, Surveys or Contests
We will occasionally send you information on products and special sales. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications on every email that we send. 

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe on every email that we send. 

From time-to-time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). We use this information to personalize and improve the Gardenfairy website and send you a thank you email.

We may use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests; that company is prohibited from using our usersí personally identifiable information for any other purpose. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a contest or survey for any reason.

Customer Service
Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will communicate with you in response to your inquiries and to provide the products you request. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with your wishes. Please email us at care[deletethis]@gardenfairy.com or through http://www.gardenfairy.com/email.htm 

Profile 
We do not share your profile with other third parties except as necessary to process your orders. We share your profile in aggregate form only. We use Authorize.net or PayPal to verify your billing address, in order to process your credit card orders

Yard Art by Carruth is shipped directly from the artistís studio. For their recordkeeping, they retain your shipping address only. When ordering through one of our affiliate programs (1-800-flowers, Park Seeds, etc.) please refer to their privacy policies for information on their uses of your information. 

Legal Disclaimer
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site

Choice/Opt-out
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us at care[deletethis]@gardenfairy.com. or http://www.gardenfairy.com/email.htm  

Log Files
As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track usersí movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information. 

Cookies
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a userís computer for record-keeping purposes. We use session ID cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close you browser. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some functions of our shopping cart may be limited.

Some of our business partners (e.g., advertisers) use cookies on our site. We have no access to or control over these cookies. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by Gardenfairy.com only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. 

Third Party Advertisers
The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to users by Linkshare and Google, our advertising partner. For more information about our third-party advertiser, or to learn more about the choices available to you regarding this anonymous information, please click here Linkshare (http://www.linkshare.com/home/privacy.shtml ) or Google (http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacy.html )

Links to Other Sites
This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Gardenfairy.com. Please be aware that we, Gardenfairy.com, is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site. 

Bulletin Boards/Chat Rooms/Guest Books
At this time Gardenfairy does not have a bulletin board, chat room or guestbook because of abuses of spammers. In the future if we should add one of these options, please know that if you use a bulletin board or chat room on this site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. Gardenfairy will delete any objectionable posts, and block the IP of any user that spams or in any way abuses other visitors and users of this website.

Changes in this Privacy Statement
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. 

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

Contact Us 
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us through http://www.gardenfairy.com/email.htm

Finally
We are saddened that the internet has come to need all of these rules, but we are encouraged that web owners and webmasters are taking self-regulating and support the freedom of expression granted by the internet. (Even if we don't agree with everything everyone does or says).

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