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Privacy Policy

Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, Inc.



Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, Inc. ("Friends" herein after) 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 Friends' Website and governs data collection and usage. By using Friends' website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information:

Friends collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Friends 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 Friends. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Website addresses. This information is used by Friends for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of Friends' Website.

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

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

Use of your Personal Information:

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

Friends does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Friends 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, Friends 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 Friends, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

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

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

Friends' Websites 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 Friends or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Friends; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Friends, or the public.

Use of Cookies:

Friends' Website 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 Friends' pages, or register with Friends' site or services, a cookie helps Friends 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 Friends' Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use Friends' 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 Friends' services or Websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information:

Friends secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Friends 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 Websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement:

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

Contact Information:

Friends welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Friends has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Friends at . We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.(FPSLBG F/D 01.01.19)