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Privacy Policy

Cornell Botanic Gardens respects your privacy

Cornell Plantations operates websites and produces
informational material for the purpose of educating people about plants and the natural world. Through our website we collect
personally-identifying information. This document describes how Cornell Botanic Gardens handles the privacy of your information.

What information do we collect and what do we do with it?

As with all websites, our server logs
all traffic by the IP address of each user. The information is used
by our technical support staff for server administration and broad
demographic reporting to better understand how visitors use our
website. This information is protected from disclosure according to University policy.

When visitors wish to purchase items from the Cornell Botanic Gardens store, basic information relevant to the activity is collected. When you register for classes or place an order, you will be asked to establish an account containing basic contact information (name, address, e-mail, phone). This contact
information will be used to process orders and communicate information
about updates for the materials for which you have registered. We will
also use your contact information to occasionally send you information
about new products and solicit your feedback.

No credit card information is obtained by Cornell Botanic Gardens
through our websites. Any transactions involving credit cards are
handled through PayPal and Cornell Botanic Gardens receives no more
information from this process than is necessary to associate the payee
with the visitor on our website and indicate a completed PayPal
transaction. PayPal maintains its own privacy policies separate from Cornell Botanic Gardens.

We do NOT provide our customer lists to other institutions or companies.

The Cornell Botanic Gardens website uses cookies to enable shopping carts. Without them, you would have to complete a purchase before buying a second item. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the Cornell Botanic Gardens website, with the drawback that certain features of the website may not function properly without the aid of cookies. Learn more about cookies at the Cornell Information Technologies website.

Protection of personally-identifying information

To the best of our ability, Cornell Botanic Gardens takes measures necessary to protect
against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of
personally-identifying information in keeping with industry standards. This includes server security
measures as well as policy measures for the handling the information.
Personally-identifying information is only disclosed to our
employees and affiliated organizations who need to know
this information in order to provide services available through our

Requests for removal of personally-identifying information

Many resources of the Cornell Botanic Gardens website can be
reached without providing any personal information. If you have
registered or purchased a product and wish to have your information
removed from our records, please contact us with your request.