At Gardening Headquarters your privacy is a critical issue. We operate gardeningheadquarters.com, with the recognition that the privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit gardeningheadquarters.com, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files includes your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as America Online (AOL) or Comcast,) the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We also use third party advertisements on gardeningheadquarters.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
The DART Cookie
The DART Cookie collects detailed information about website users, including visitors to gardenigheadquarters.com. DART technology, developed by DoubleClick, a marketing firm now owned by Google, supplies detailed Internet browsing information usually to the biggest marketers on the Internet. This allows these corporate marketers to target their advertising more effectively. DoubleClick provides an opt out method including an explanation of how the method works. Basically, the opt out is executed by a cookie that omits a section that would ordinarily collect your data. If you wish to opt out of the DoubleClick program, that is if you want to prevent DoubleClick from collecting detailed information about you with its DART cookie, go to http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/. In its privacy statement, DoubleClick warns, “Please note that clearing out your cookie file may also delete the opt-out cookie.”
In addition, we found a wealth of privacy information on the website of a privacy advocacy group called the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). Privacy is an emerging issue in our technology dominated age. If you would like to visite their website and see how this group approaches the issue click on the blue underlined acronym of their name that follows immediately: EPIC.
Also, if you have any further questions about privacy, don’t hesitate to contact us.