Garden Betty policies


Copyright Notice

Garden Betty produces and publishes only original content on our website. All images and text are the copyrighted property of LSquared Media, LLC dba Garden Betty, unless otherwise credited. No part of this site may be copied, reproduced, republished, or distributed without express written consent of the copyright holder.

Third-Party Content

Garden Betty does not accept guest contributors, guest posts, or sponsored posts written by third parties.

Direct Advertising

Garden Betty accepts direct advertising in the form of paid advertisements, monetary sponsorships, and product/service sponsorships on our website and in our email newsletters.

Any gifted and/or sponsored products or services are clearly marked with a disclosure in the post, and any opinions expressed in the post are solely arbitrary and never influenced by the compensation received. Our positive opinions cannot be bought.

Affiliate Program Participation

Garden Betty is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to and its affiliated sites.

We also participate in the RewardStyle, AvantLink, and Share-A-Sale affiliate programs and receive a commission on sales of products that are linked in our posts. This does not affect our decisions on the type of content to feature day to day. We only provide links to products that we personally use and believe have value to our readers, regardless of our affiliate partnerships.



Garden Betty uses “cookies,” which are small text files placed on your computer, to uniquely identify users for post comments and server log files. We may use both “session cookies,” which expire when you close your browser, and “persistent cookies,” which stay in your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on our website. No personal information is stored in these cookies and they are used only to identify a user’s computer for the purposes of managing comments and preventing unauthorized or illegal activity on our website and server.

Data Protection

Garden Betty has implemented measures designed to secure your email address and other personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All information you provide to us through contact forms and email subscription boxes are transmitted using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not 100 percent secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk.

User Comments

Garden Betty uses a third-party commenting system provided by Disqus, Inc., 717 Market Street, Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94103 (“Disqus”), to manage comment posting and comment moderation on our website. Any comments that you submit through our website are transmitted to and stored on Disqus’ servers. You may review Disqus’ privacy policy for additional information on their handling of your data.

Email Lists and Newsletters

Garden Betty uses an email newsletter service provided by Mad Mimi®, a GoDaddy® company, 14455 North Hayden Road, Suite 219, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (“Mad Mimi”). Mad Mimi collects email addresses from our readers when they elect to subscribe to email delivery from our website. The collection of our readers’ email addresses is voluntary and requires a double opt-in to our email subscription requests.

Readers may unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link located at the bottom of our mass communication emails. We do not, and will not, sell, rent, or distribute our email lists to third parties unless required by law. View Mad Mimi’s privacy policy for information on how they store and handle your data.


Garden Betty has embedded videos that are hosted by Vimeo LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011 (“Vimeo”). If you access a page on our website that includes a video, your browser sets up a direct connection to Vimeo’s servers. Therefore, Vimeo receives the information that your IP address has accessed our website. Additional information on the data processing by Vimeo is available under their privacy policy.

Affiliate Partnerships

Garden Betty partners with Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, RewardStyle, AvantLink, and Share-A-Sale to promote or recommend products that these affiliate programs provide. We embed customized referral links, provided by the affiliate programs, into our website to track visits to our affiliate partners’ websites. If you click on an affiliate link, a small text file called a “cookie” will be stored in your browser by the affiliate program to track any sales for the purpose of assigning commissions.

Garden Betty has no control over these third-party cookies and does not store any personal information collected by our affiliates when you use their websites. Please see the following privacy policies for additional information on how your data is handled by our affiliates: Amazon Privacy Notice, RewardStyle Privacy Policy, AvantLink Privacy, and Share-A-Sale Privacy Policy.

Online Behavioral Advertising

Garden Betty uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide personalized ads about goods and services that may be of interest to you.

To learn more about your choices for not having your information used by these third parties, please see the Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Opt-Out. Note that if you opt out of personalized ads from our advertising partners, you will continue to receive ads that are less relevant to your interests and browsing behavior.

If you have any questions or concerns about an ad on our website, you should contact the responsible provider directly by clicking on the “Report this ad” link in the lower right-hand corner of the ad.

Children’s Privacy

Garden Betty does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that our website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 13 in our database, please contact us immediately at and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Contact Information

You may contact Linda Ly, owner of Garden Betty, at with questions relating to our privacy policies or site practices.

Google Analytics

In order to optimize our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are small text files placed on your computer, to help us analyze how you use our website, including but not limited to the date and time of your visit, operating system, browser type, referring website, and pages viewed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

We automatically enable IP anonymization on our website so that your IP address will be truncated by Google within the EU member states or EEA member states to prevent users from being identified. Only in exceptional cases will the IP address be transferred to Google on a server in the United States and thereafter be truncated.

On behalf of Garden Betty, Google will use this information for the purpose of compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. The IP address that was transmitted by your browser will not be combined by Google with any other data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website.

You may also prevent the collection and processing of the data that was generated by the cookie (and that is related to the use of our website, including your IP address) by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Sale of Website and Assets

In the event that our website is acquired or sold, or in the event of an insolvency or bankruptcy, the information we have collected about you may be one of the assets merged or sold in connection with that transaction.

Changes to Our Policies

The most recent version of our policies will always be posted on this page, with the effective date posted at the bottom. We may revise and update our policies if our practices change, as technology changes, or as we add new services or change existing ones. By using our website after the effective date, you are deemed to consent to our then-current policies.

These policies were last updated October 24, 2018.