Privacy

Privacy

Privacy Policy for The Abundant Garden

 

At The Abundant Garden, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information that The Abundant Garden receives and collects and how it is used.

In accordance with GDPR law for EU residents:

1. Data shall be processed ‘lawfully, fairly, and in a transparent manner’.
2. Data shall be ‘collected for specified, explicit, and legitimate purposes’.
3. Data processing shall be ‘limited to what is necessary’ for the purpose.
4. Data shall be accurate, kept up to date, and corrected.
5. Data shall be kept so it identifies a person ‘no longer than is necessary’.
6. Data shall be ‘processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security’.

Children Under the Age of 13

The Abundant garden website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, you may not use the website in any way, including but not exclusive to registering for newsletters, sending information, providing information about yourself, sending for free material or making purchases through the site.

Should we find that we have obtained personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, The Abundant Garden makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons

The Abundant Garden uses cookies.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

.:: Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on The Abundant Garden
.:: Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to The Abundant Garden and other sites on the Internet.
.:: Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL – http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Advertising Partners

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on The Abundant Garden send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

The Abundant Garden has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. The Abundant Garden’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or websites.

Email

We use MailerLite to manage our email marketing subscriber list and to send emails to our subscribers. MailerLite is a third-party provider, which may process your data using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter.

MailerLite’s privacy policy is available at https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy.

Our mailing list requires a double opt-in. This is for your protection. It requires that you submit your email address and confirm your wish to subscribe in a message that we send to the email address you gave us.

We promise to keep your email address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties, and will not disclose your email address to any third parties except where required by law.

It’s our policy that all emails sent from our organization will clearly state who the email is from and how you can contact the sender. Additionally, all emails will also contain an Unsubscribe button to click should you wish to receive no further email communication from us.

You can unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter.

If, upon unsubscribing, you would like to be deleted and forgotten, please contact Margaret at The Abundant Garden email address: mareke@abundantgarden.net with the email address used for your subscription. We will then remove you completely from mailing lists.

Comments

The Abundant Garden collects the data shown in the comments form when visitors make a comment. This includes the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Any comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them for moderation.

If you wish to remove a comment you have submitted to The Abundant Garden (abundantgarden.net), you are able to access the comment and delete it.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Disclosure

Our website may contain affiliate marketing links, which means we may get paid commission on sales of those products or services we write about. Our editorial content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships. This disclosure is provided in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR § 255.5: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Should you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email  mareke@abundantgarden.net

 

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