Privacy Statement

Online Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting SeedYourFuture.org. Ensuring the privacy and security of your personal information is very important to us. We will never share, sell, or rent your personal information with anyone in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement, or unless ordered by a court of law. We maintain a variety of physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information. We have created this online privacy policy to explain our commitment to your privacy and the protection of your information.

Restrictions on Use

SeedYourFuture.org is a web site of the Seed Your Future movement, a joint project of the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) and Longwood Gardens (LG).  The fiscal agent for the movement is ASHS.  This web site is owned and operated through LG.

The information on this site is intended to provide educational and inspirational information about horticulture and careers in the art, science, technology and business of plants. No photographs, images or other materials from our site may be copied, downloaded, transmitted, distributed or used in any other way, except as expressly noted on a specific piece of content.

Your Privacy

Seed Your Future, ASHS and LG and any online partners are committed to maintaining the privacy of those who visit our websites. In addition, we are committed to maintaining the privacy of children as set forth by the Federal Trade Commission, including in the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule ("COPPA").  ASHS and LG are the joint owners of the information collected on this site. This information will not be sold or rented to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.

Seed Your Future may collect information from site visitors at several different points on this website. We comply with COPPA requirements regarding collection of information from children. This notice applies to all information collected by or submitted to our websites. On some pages, you can opt in to receive email communications, or send communications to others. The types of personal information collected on these pages varies, and can include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Social media handles

If you do submit personal information to us, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted and also for any one or more of the following reasons:

  1. If you join our email list, we will have a record of your email address and all other information you choose to provide. We may send you email from time to time about our activities, as well as any specific issues or publications you have subscribed to. You will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from our mailing lists.
  2. If you use our tell a friend feature (optional), the email address(es) you provide will only be used to send your message – these contacts will not be added to our organizational lists or receive any further communications from us unless they separately decide to communicate with us.

Be advised that we use third-party vendors to provide services on this site and in our offline business operations. The information that you submit on this site may be provided to those vendors on a confidential basis so that those vendors can provide services (such as maintaining our database, sending email messages, or facilitating our online activities on our behalf).

Cookies

We use cookies to store site visitor’s preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, alert visitors to new areas that we think might be of interest to them when they return to our site, record past activity at a site to provide better service when visitors return to our site, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Web page content based on visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends.

Links to other Web sites

This web site may contain links to other web sites for additional products and services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. We may place advertising on our web site that originates from third party advertisers and/or advertising agencies. Even though these advertisements are embedded in our Web site, cookies may be assigned by the advertisers and not by us. We do not control those cookies.

Financial Transactions

In order to process a financial transaction, this web site utilizes Stripe.com.  For information on their privacy policies, visit: https://stripe.com/us/privacy.

Changes to this policy

Seed Your Future, ASHS and Longwood Gardens reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without any obligation, to modify or correct any errors or omissions in any portion of this web site. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically.

Contact us for questions:

  • regarding this policy statement,
  • the practices of this site,
  • if you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy,
  • or to review or request changes to your contact information,

Questions?

Please contact:  Seed Your Future, info@seedyourfuture.org.