Privacy Statement

UofA Botanic Garden is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the UofA Botanic Garden site and governs data collection and usage. By using the UofA Botanic Garden site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

UofA Botanic Garden collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. UofA Botanic Garden also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by UofA Botanic Garden . This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by UofA Botanic Garden for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the UofA Botanic Garden site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through UofA Botanic Garden public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: UofA Botanic Garden does not read any of your private online communications.

UofA Botanic Garden encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from UofA Botanic Garden so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. UofA Botanic Garden is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the UofA Botanic Garden and UofA Botanic Garden family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

UofA Botanic Garden collects and uses your personal information to operate the UofA Botanic Garden Web site and deliver the services you have requested. UofA Botanic Garden also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from UofA Botanic Garden and its affiliates. UofA Botanic Garden may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

UofA Botanic Garden does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. UofA Botanic Garden may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, UofA Botanic Garden may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to UofA Botanic Garden , and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

UofA Botanic Garden does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

UofA Botanic Garden keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within UofA Botanic Garden , in order to determine what UofA Botanic Garden services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within UofA Botanic Garden to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

UofA Botanic Garden Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on UofA Botanic Garden or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of UofA Botanic Garden ; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of UofA Botanic Garden , or the public.

Use of Cookies

The UofA Botanic Garden Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize UofA Botanic Garden pages, or register with UofA Botanic Garden site or services, a cookie helps UofA Botanic Garden to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same UofA Botanic Garden Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the UofA Botanic Garden features that you customized.

You have the ability 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. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the UofA Botanic Garden services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

UofA Botanic Garden secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. UofA Botanic Garden secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

UofA Botanic Garden will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. UofA Botanic Garden encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how UofA Botanic Garden is protecting your information.

Contact Information

UofA Botanic Garden welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that UofA Botanic Garden has not adhered to this Statement, please contact UofA Botanic Garden at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.