The following information explains our policy regarding any personal information you may supply to us when visiting our site. Talking Plants Foundation’s goal in collecting personal information online is to provide you with a personalized web experience.

By knowing your preferences, we can deliver relevant information that meets your needs and ensures that your visit to our site is quick, easy, and productive.

Talking Plants Foundation collects personally-identifying information only (1) when you register for personalized information at our site, (2) to place an order in our shopping cart, and/or (3) to enter into one of our promotions. Talking Plants Foundation will not sell, rent or share this information with any other organization except where otherwise indicated below.

What Information Do We Collect?

Talking Plants Foundation does not collect any unique information about you (such as your name, email address, etc.) except when you specifically and knowingly provide such information for a specific reason. Talking Plants Foundation may save information such as time of day, browser type, browser language, and IP address with each query. That information is used to verify our records and to provide more relevant services to our users.

Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. The information stored will make your usage of our site easier and faster because it allows you to use the site without having to re-enter information on each visit. The cookies also keep track of items in your shopping cart, so you can search our site for more information without losing the tickets your cart. We also use cookies when you request personalized information on our site. These cookies are used to identify visitors when they return to the site. They also maintain the visitor’s identity while at our site so they need only log in once. Without cookies, the shopping cart (which maintains your items from page to page) will not function.

Do we disclose your information to outside parties?

Talking Plants Foundation does not use cookies to retrieve personally identifiable information from your computer. Sensitive financial data collected in a purchase is isolated and encrypted to further protect your privacy, as detailed in the section on SSL below. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include organizations where you already have an account through a single-sign-on service (like a logged-in account to Facebook or Twitter for sharing or liking content), trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include links to third-party websites. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.

Online Advertising and Remarketing Tags We Use

We use third-party analytics, advertising and remarketing services including Bizo, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, and AdRoll to advertise. These third-party services will display relevant ads tailored to you based on your activity within our website – what parts of our foundation and science center locations you have viewed – by placing a cookie on your machine and using that to reach visitors at a later time with a targeted advertisement back to our website, a less intrusive way of sharing our latest exhibits with past visitors. These third-party advertising cookies do not in any way identify you or give access to your computer. Any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy, as well as those of our third-party service providers: Bizo, Facebook, LinkedIn, AdRoll, Google, and Twitter.

How to Opt-Out of Remarketing and Advertising

If you do not wish to participate in our third-party remarketing, you can opt-out of such advertising cookies by enabling “Do Not Track” in your web browser’s settings or by opting out directly:

Bizo / LinkedIn: http://www.bizo.com/opt-out/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audiences/

Google: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en

Twitter: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170405

AdRoll and other third-party ad network vendors: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/

CAN-SPAM Compliance

We have taken the necessary steps to ensure that we are compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 by never sending out misleading information.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Security

We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.

By using this site, you signify your agreement with Talking Plants Foundation’s Privacy Policy. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. Your continued use of our site following changes to these terms means you accept those changes.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

info@talkingplants.org