gardenFrame ("us" or "we") respects the privacy of the visitors to its Website.
gardenFrame may update this policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes by placing a prominent notice on this page and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
If any change is unacceptable to you, you must cease using our Website. Continued use of our Website following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.
Information we collect
The security of your personal information depends on your protection of your account password. Please do not disclose your account password to any other person. Please bear in mind though, that it is impossible for gardenFrame to guarantee all necessary security measures. For example, we cannot control any illegal and/or unforeseen activity of other users that may allow them to get around the privacy or security settings on the gardenFrame network. Consequently, you acknowledge that there are circumstances in which your personal information may be accessed by unauthorized persons.
We collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily through our Website:
When you start registration process to have access to the gardenFrame Services as a Member, we will collect your name and e-mail address. We will collect any other information, including but not limited to your age, your hobbies and interests and other content, such as photos, music and videos, when you enter this information in your profile.
When you enter Personal Information throughout the gardenFrame network using one of the features of the gardenFrame network, for example journals, testimonials, groups, or message boards, lifestyle choices, groups with whom you are affiliated (schools, companies), private messages, bulletins or personal statements (collectively "Profile Information"), we will collect any such information you enter. gardenFrame recommends that you exercise discretion in deciding what information you disclose on the Internet.
When you contact us by sending us an e-mail, we will collect your e-mail addresses and any information contained in the e-mail you send us.
Once you register with gardenFrame and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us. If you are browsing the Website without registering with gardenFrame, you are anonymous to us, but we will collect the information with all available technologies. Whether you are Member or Visitor of the gardenFrame network, we receive and store information which is transmitted automatically from your computer when you browse the Internet and use gardenFrame. This information includes information from cookies, your IP address and browser type (which are described in section below).
If you become aware of any breach of data security or have any other questions about the security of our website, please contact us by using our contact form.
Cookies and information collected via technologies
If you search the gardenFrame network by using a toolbar that gardenFrame, or a third party provides, we may collect Anonymous Information about you automatically, but we will not collect Personal Information.
An "Internet protocol address" or "IP Address" is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer internet access provider, your IP Address probably varies from session to session. We track your IP Address when you login to the Website.
"Cookies" are small pieces of information that a web site sends to your computer's hard drive while you are viewing a web site. Cookies are a common Internet technology and most Internet browsers (such as Internet Explorer and Safari) are initially set up to accept cookies. gardenFrame may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on the Website. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions. If you choose to disable Cookies, some areas of the Website may not work properly.
Other third parties may place advertisements and cookies on web pages within the gardenFrame network. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one.
gardenFrame may link information stored in cookies such as your age, gender and country with your personally identifiable information and we may use such information to gather statistics about the number of people who visit gardenFrame and to customize gardenFrame's content, layout and services for delivery to you.
Our advertising partners may set and access cookies or use other technologies such as web beacons (which are electronic files that allow a web site to count users who have visited that page or to access certain cookies) in order to personalize advertising content. Use by these advertising partners of their own cookies and any other tracking technologies are subject to their privacy policies.
Use of Information
We will display your personal information on your profile according to the preferences you set. We will use your name so that you are recognizable on our database and so that we can personalize your experience. We will use your email address to contact you from time to time and may also use it for security reasons to confirm that you are who you say you are.
You can control what part of your profile information and photos is visible to visitors of the gardenFrame network.
In order to provide useful information about social networks to people who might be interested in joining the gardenFrame, we may use your profile information and photos on the gardenFrame network and when we send emails, for example when we send birthday reminders to gardenFrame members or when we send general newsletters to members of gardenFrame. When you decide to view a member's profile, we may show that gardenFrame member that you choose to view their profile. If you don't want us to show to other gardenFrame members that you viewed their profile, you can change this in your privacy settings.
The Personal Information that gardenFrame members enter into the gardenFrame profile will be used for the search feature to search for other members by different criteria, like location or gender.
gardenFrame may analyze any collected information for its own internal purposes, for instance we may use the information collected automatically, such as your IP address and information stored via cookies, to gather statistics about the number of people who visit gardenFrame and to customize gardenFrame's content, layout and services. We also may share this information with third parties to help us improve gardenFrame and better serve our users.
We limit access to personal information about you to employees and third parties who we reasonably believe need access to that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.
However, no company, including gardenFrame, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information.
Advertisements that appear on gardenFrame are delivered to you by our advertising partners. gardenFrame may transfer information about your use of gardenFrame (gardenframe), such as your IP address and information stored via cookies, to our advertising partners and other third parties. This information may be used to provide advertising, promotions and other products and services that may be of particular interest to you. It may also be used to provide you with a tailored choice of content and media products. If you do not want to receive targeted advertisements at any point in the future, please change your advertisement preferences in your account or send a request to us via the Contact Us page.
Our advertising and promotions partners have no access to your name or personal contact information stored by gardenFrame unless you choose to share it with them. gardenFrame does not provide your name or personal contact information to an advertising partner when you interact with or view a targeted advertisement.
We may provide your personally identifiable information and the data generated by cookies and the aggregate information to the vendors and service agencies that we may engage to assist us in providing our services to you. Such third party entities will be obligated to use your personally identifiable information solely to provide the services to us.
We will disclose your personally identifiable information if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority or to protect the rights and property of gardenFrame, its affiliates or the public. We may also co-operate with law enforcement agencies in any official investigation and we may disclose your personally identifiable information to the relevant agency or authority in doing so.
Sharing of the information
Children under 18
Children under the age of 18 are not eligible to use gardenFrame and must not attempt to register with gardenFrame and/or submit any personal information to us. gardenFrame does not knowingly collect personal information from any person who is under the age of 18 or allows them to register. If it comes to our attention that we have collected personal data from a person under the age of 18, we will delete this information as quickly as possible. If you have reason to believe that this has occurred, please contact us via the Contact Us page, and we will delete any such information.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Web site and to read the privacy statements of each and every site that collects personally identifiable information.
Changing and removing information
You always have the option to review, delete, correct and revise your privacy settings and personal profile, including who has access to your personal profile in your account at any time or contact us for assistance via the Contact Us page. Requests of this nature will be completed within 48 hours.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about gardenFrame, we will ask you for your friends name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit gardenFrame. gardenFrame stores and only uses this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. Your friend may submit a request that we remove this information from our database via the Contact Us page or by emailing; remove requests of this nature will be completed within 30 days.