Your privacy is critically important to us. At Scott’s Landscapes we have a few fundamental principles: We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
Like most website operators, Scott’s Landscapes collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Scott’s Landscapes’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use our website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Scott’s Landscapes also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our website. Scott’s Landscapes only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Scott’s Landscapes’ website choose to interact with Scott’s Landscapes in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Scott’s Landscapes by purchasing items, for example, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Scott’s Landscapes collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Scott’s Landscapes. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Scott’s Landscapes may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, We may monitor the Scott’s Landscapes website or use the Akismet service to help identify spam.Scott’s Landscapes may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Scott’s Landscapes does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Scott’s Landscapes discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Scott’s Landscapes’ behalf or to provide services available at Scott’s Landscapes’ website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Scott’s Landscapes’ website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Scott’s Landscapes will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Scott’s Landscapes discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Scott’s Landscapes believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Scott’s Landscapes, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of Scott’s Landscapes’ website and have supplied your email address, Scott’s Landscapes may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Scott’s Landscapes and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Scott’s Landscapes takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Scott’s Landscapes, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Scott’s Landscapes goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Scott’s Landscapes may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to the Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.