Privacy is very important. To understand what information is collected or submitted when you use www.hiemstragardens.com (hereafter known as the website), continue reading this document.
Use of the website does not require any form of subscription or registration. There are however some features such as comments and similar features which may require some information be submitted. The comment feature requires a name and email and also allows for the option of adding a website link which will be linked so that whenever a user clicks on your name they will be transferred to the URL that was submitted. If you email or submit a message using a contact form available on the website, information such as your name and your email will be collected as well as any other personal information which you include. If you do send us any personal information, we will not share it in any way with other third party organizations without your consent.
Information submitted via comments or similar features can be seen by any other users unless described otherwise before submission. Therefore, Hiemstra Gardens, Matthew Hiemstra, and all other associated persons and entities are not responsible for any information which you choose to submit to us.
We offer an email newsletter through a third party email marketing company known as Mailchimp (http://mailchimp.com/). If you wish to receive newsletters you are required to submit your name and email. If you ever wish to stop receiving these communications you can unsubscribe by clicking the unsubscribe link within each newsletter.
Log Files and Cookies
The website use third party analytics sites such as Google Analytics and Weebly Analytics which automatically collect information from anyone who visits the website. This information is collected anonymously and stored in server log files. Data such as browser types, referring pages, IP addresses, operating system and date/time stamps are collected though this information cannot be used to identify users individually. This information is collected to allow us to determine where and when the website is being accessed and how users are accessing and reaching the website. The website and associates do not have direct control over how these third parties collect information.
The website utilizes "cookies" to allow for easier access to features that are offered. "Cookies" are files stored on personal computers that are not connected to any of the information that is submitted to the website and it's associates. The information is recorded for reference purposes only.
There are two types of cookies which we may use, the first is a session cookie which expires once the browser is closed and the second is a persistent cookie which may persist for an extended period of time, it can perform certain function such as storing log-in information and enabling us to improve your experience while using the website by tracking and targeting your interests.
Click here for details from the Google Privacy Center. Hiemstra Gardens has no access to or control over the cookies that are used by any third-party advertisers or ad servers on our site.
Links to Other Websites
Throughout the website, you are sure to come across links to other websites that we do not control. If you do proceed to another website, note that we are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of any website beyond our own. You are encouraged to read the privacy policies of any site you reach, be it through our site or not.
Access to Personally Identifiable Information
If information which you submit is subject to change, or if you no longer wish that we possess your information. You may email us at hiemstragardens [at] yahoo.ca and we will make the requested deletions or updates.
While we do attempt to ensure your information is secure, you must understand that no storage system can be 100% guaranteed and therefore we cannot and do not guarantee the absolute security of any information which we receive.
We reserve the right to disclose personally identifiable information as required by law, if we believe disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process.
If you have any questions or concerns, our contact information is as follows:
hiemstragardens [at] yahoo [dot] ca
Grow along with gardeners all over the world having fun and comparing growing methods! Learn More!