Applicability of Policy
For the purposes of this Privacy Statement, all pages and online images appearing on plantsbyadam.com (or any subdomain thereof) are described as “Plants by Adam online materials” and the sites collectively referred to as “Plants by Adam”.
Purpose of Policy
This policy applies only to Plants by Adam and not to other companies’ or organisations’ websites to which Plants by Adam is linked.
Collection of Information
Information is collected from you primarily to make it easier and more rewarding for you to use Plants by Adam online materials. Depending on the service you are accessing, you may be asked to provide information such as your name, email address or other information. It is entirely your choice whether you respond to these questions or not.
Plants by Adam collects two types of information. The first type is anonymous information. For instance, the Plants by Adam server (plantsbyadam.com) collects data which indicates your computer’s country of origin (eg: .au for Australia), your IP address (your computer’s identity), the type of browser you are using, the duration of your visit and the pages you download. None of this can be related to you personally, and you remain totally anonymous.
The second type of information that Plants by Adam collects is personal information. Plants by Adam will collect personal information that makes known the specifics of who you are such as your name, email address, or postal address, when you willingly provide it. With this information, Plants by Adam can provide a variety of enhanced services that are not available to anonymous users.
On rare occasions, Plants by Adam may specifically ask for personal information about you when you sign up to use a service. Certain information may be required, such as your name, age, internet address or screen name, residential address and/or type of computer in order to provide that service or product to you. This information may also be used to inform you of additional services which may interest you. You can choose not to receive such information when you are undertaking product or service registration on the Plants by Adam website. How much of your personal information that you choose to disclose to Plants by Adam is completely up to you. The only way we know something about you personally is if you provide it.
Use of Anonymous Information
Plants by Adam automatically gathers anonymous information to monitor the use of Plants by Adam like the numbers and frequency of visitors to Plants by Adam and its areas. Plants by Adam only uses such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps Plants by Adam determine how many visitors use parts of the site, so improvements can be made to Plants by Adam to assure that it is as appealing as possible for as many users as possible. Plants by Adam will never publish this information. It is solely used by the site administrator to monitor the site's popularity.
Use of Personal Information
Plants by Adam will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide for the purpose for which you provided it. Plants by Adam will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.
Cookies may be used by Plants by Adam.
There will be occasions where it will be necessary for Plants by Adam to disclose your personal information to third parties. Plants by Adam may be required by law to disclose the information, or Plants by Adam may be required to disclose your personal information to third parties to provide the service you have requested. However, the disclosure will only be made where it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which you disclosed your personal information. Otherwise than stated above, Plants by Adam does not disclose personal information that you provide, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, to any organisation or person outside Plants by Adam unless you have authorised us to do so. For example, when you contribute to an online forum you may want to publish your name and email address.
No Sale of Personal Information
Under no circumstances will Plants by Adam sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.
Interacting with Plants by Adam
When interacting with Plants by Adam, it is suggested that you use your discretion and exercise caution when providing your personal information.
Note that whenever you post personal information in publicly accessible places, such as chat rooms or message boards, this information becomes available to anyone with access to the internet. This information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Therefore, it is recommended that you refrain from posting any information that you do not want seen in these public areas. For example, when participating in a Plants by Adam forum, guest book or chat area, your name will appear on the message board. If you do not want your real name to appear use a false name but do not under any circumstances use somebody else’s name.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any personal information. Be responsible whenever you are online.
Access and Correction: Personal Data
If Plants by Adam holds your personal informationPlants by Adam will, where possible, provide you with access to the information.
Plants by Adam will take reasonable steps to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date. Under most circumstances, this will be stored on servers as emails. Information will be erased after a period of time if Plants by Adam determines that there is no need to retain it.
Complaints about Privacy
If you have any complaints relating to online privacy issues on our websites, please notify Plants by Adam via the Plants by Adam contact form. While Plants by Adam accepts no liability for any material or links posted to the service, all complaints will be investigated.