PrivacyPrivacy Policy

About Us

This is a privacy policy for My Shade Garden. Our homepage on the Web is located at http://www.myshadegarden.com. The full text of our privacy policy is available on the Web at http://www.myshadegarden.com/Misc/Privacy/index.htm Users may go to http://www.myshadegarden.com/Misc/Privacy/optout.htm for information on how to opt-in or opt-out of use of their information.

We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this policy. You may contact us by mail at the following address:

My Shade Garden
PO Box 475
Pomona, NY 10970

You may contact us by e-mail at . You may call us at (845) 362 2123.

Dispute Resolution and Privacy Seals

We have the following dispute resolution and privacy seals:

Satisfaction Policy: At My Shade Garden we are committed to your satisfaction. We are so sure you will be happy with the garden plan we create for you, we offer a money back guarantee. For products we sell directly, if the product fails to meet your satisfaction, we will provide a full refund (less postage). For products we sell through affiliates, the affiliates control their own satisfaction policy.

Data Collection

P3P policies declare the data they collect in groups (also referred to as "statements"). This policy contains four data groups. The data practices of each group will be explained separately.


Group "Access log information"

We collect the following information:

Click-stream data

HTTP protocol elements

This data will be used for the following purposes:

Completion and support of the current activity.

Web site and system administration.

This data will be used by ourselves and our agents.

Our Web server collects access logs containing this information, as is standard on all web servers. We collect information such as the referring page (the web page you just came before visiting My Shade Garden), the keywords you use in the search engines and the pages you visit during this session. This information is used to help us understand how our visitors are collectively using the web site. It helps us identify errors in the web site, improvements to the navigation as well as additional content that would be helpful.


Group "Newsletter Subscription Information (optional)"

We collect the following information:

Online contact information (email address)

At the user's option, we may also collect the following data:

Physical contact information (name, city, state, zip code)

This data will be used for the following purposes:

Completion and support of the current activity (subscription or unsubscription to the newsletter)

This data will be used by ourselves and our agents.

We are offering a free twice monthly gardening newsletter ! It is an electronic gardening magazine that includes topics such as the shade plant of the month, seasonal gardening tips, book reviews, commentary on a variety of gardening topics and other topics for the gardener with shade. 


Group "Discussion Board (optional)"

We collect the following information:

Discussion forum (the questions, answers, and commentary that you post)

Identifiers (name and the state you are from)

This data will be used for the following purposes:

Allowing My Shade Garden and others to post questions, answers, and commentary in response to your post.

The following types of entities will receive this information:

The general public.

The My Shade Garden on-line discussion board where visitors can post questions, answers, and commentary relevant to the gardener with shade, as well as landscaping ideas and gardening tips. We ask for a visitor's first name and state so that we can talk to you as a person, yet still maintain your privacy. Information on the state the visitor is from gives out horticulturist important background in answering the question.


Group "Purchase Directly from My Shade Garden (optional)"

At the user's option, we will collect the following data:

Physical contact information (where we send your purchase)

Online contact information (email address)

Purchase information (method of payment, credit card number)

This data will be used for the following purposes:

Completion and support of the current activity (sending you what you ordered)

This data will be used by ourselves and our agents. In addition, the following types of entities will receive this information:

Delivery services (for example, the U.S. Post Office)

The information we collect is used to process your order.

Cookies

Cookies are a technology which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a Web site. A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.

We do not make use of HTTP cookies.

Policy Evaluation

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 will evaluate this policy's compact policy whenever it is used with a cookie. The actions IE will take depend on what privacy level the user has selected in their browser (Low, Medium, Medium High, or High; the default is Medium. In addition, IE will examine whether the cookie's policy is considered satisfactory or unsatisfactory, whether the cookie is a session cookie or a persistent cookie, and whether the cookie is used in a first-party or third-party context. This section will attempt to evaluate this policy's compact policy against Microsoft's stated behavior for IE6.

Note: this evaluation is currently experimental and should not be considered a substitute for testing with a real Web browser.

Satisfactory policy: this compact policy is considered satisfactory according to the rules defined by Internet Explorer 6. IE6 will accept cookies accompanied by this policy under the High, Medium High, Medium, Low, and Accept All Cookies settings.