Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how www.PAllenSmith.com uses and protects any information that you give when using this site.

www.PAllenSmith.com is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

www.PAllenSmith.com may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically. This policy is effective from October 31, 2007

We collect the e-mail addresses of those who submit a profile for our community, the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail, the e-mail addresses of those wishing to receive our weekly newsletter, aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit, information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations.

With respect to cookies: We use cookies to store visitor’s preferences, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads.

What we collect  
  • Name
  • Email
  • Screen Name
  • Password
  • Region
  • Hardiness Zone
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Level of Gardening Experience
  • Interests
  • How did you learn about Pallensmith.com?
  • What P. Allen Smith shows you watch?
  • Have you read Allen's books?
  • Have you seen his articles?
  • How often do you visit Pallensmith.com?

What we do with the information we gather:
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

Internal record keeping.

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

Security
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web page, used to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor, used to notify consumers about updates to our Web site. We use cookies to store visitor’s preferences, and to ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Ad Servers:
With respect to Ad Servers: We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.

Links to other websites Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at comments@pallensmith.com

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending us e-mail at the above address, or by visiting us at http://www.pallensmith.com.

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