Policies.

Copyright and Trademark Notice
Content Sharing and Content Syndication
User-Generated Content
Financial Transparency
Privacy
User Tracking
Sale of Website and Assets
Changes to Our Policies
Contact Information

Garden Betty is owned by LSquared Media, LLC. We produce and publish original content on this website for entertainment purposes only. All images and text are the copyrighted property of 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.

Garden Betty® is a federally registered trademark. Any unauthorized use of our brand name or wordmark is expressly prohibited.

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Content Sharing and Content Syndication

Promotional Image Policy

To promote Garden Betty or one of our tutorials, recipes, travelogues, or other copyrighted content on your personal blog or website, you may share one (1) image as long as you prominently link back to the original post. Please note that you may not share more than one (1) image without express written consent from Garden Betty. Note that you may not republish the text of such content itself.

To promote Garden Betty on any other online, print, or live platform, please contact us directly. Image usage is not granted without express written consent and/or without proper licensing agreements in place.

Stock Image Policy

Garden Betty does not allow our images to be used as clip art or stock photography, or for any illustrative, informational, promotional, or advertising purposes, unless compensation and licensing details are agreed upon by both parties prior to usage.

Intellectual Content Policy

Garden Betty does not allow other websites, publications, or entities to republish our tutorials, recipes, travelogues, or other copyrighted material.

Syndication Policy

Garden Betty does not syndicate images, blog posts, or other website content. All content is hosted exclusively on www.gardenbetty.com.

Guest Content

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

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User-Generated Content

Any and all comments, feedback, suggestions, reviews, ideas, concepts, questions, or other communications (collectively “User Content”) that you submit or post on Garden Betty shall be deemed non-confidential and non-proprietary. By submitting or posting any User Content, you grant to Garden Betty a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, sub-licensable, and transferable license to copy, publish, translate, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, reproduce or use the User Content in any commercial or non-commercial manner whatsoever. Garden Betty will be free to use any ideas, concepts, or techniques contained in such User Content for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing, and marketing products that incorporate or otherwise rely upon such information.

Garden Betty shall have no obligation to monitor User Content, use or display User Content, compensate you for submitting User Content, or respond to any User Content. Garden Betty retains the right, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, to remove, revise, or refuse to post any User Content for any reason.

By submitting User Content, you represent and warrant that the content does not (i) contain false or misleading information; (ii) infringe on the intellectual property rights of any third party; (iii) contain any libelous, defamatory, obscene, offensive, threatening or otherwise harassing content; (iv) contain any addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, or other contact information; or (v) contain computer viruses, worms, or other harmful files. You are solely responsible for the User Content and you hereby agree to indemnify and hold Garden Betty and its employees, agents, and affiliates harmless from any and all damages, claims, expenses, costs or fees arising from or in connection with a breach of any of the foregoing representations or your violation of any law or rights of a third party.

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Financial Transparency

Funding and Advertising

Garden Betty is a for-profit, independent digital publishing platform devoted to home and garden. To fund our general operations, we accept gifts and sponsorships from individuals and organizations; advertising revenue in the form of programmatic advertising banners and videos, paid endorsements and ambassadorships, and paid editorial reviews; and commissions from our affiliate partners.

Any products, services, or experiences that have been discounted, gifted, or provided to Garden Betty for the purposes of review are clearly marked with a disclosure in our content. We abide by FTC regulations and any opinions expressed in our reviews are solely arbitrary and never influenced by the compensation received. We strive for 100 percent transparency; our positive opinions cannot be bought.

Any product claim, statistic, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

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Affiliate Program Participation

Garden Betty is committed to creating resources that inspire and enable you to take action toward living a healthy, sustainable, and meaningful life. As part of our content creation process, we occasionally include contextual links to relevant products, services, or experiences that we feel could be useful to our readers.

All products are independently selected and trusted to be a good fit for the Garden Betty brand. We only link to products that we personally use and/or believe have value to our readers, regardless of our affiliate partnerships.

We participate in the following affiliate programs: Amazon Associates, LTK, ShareASale, Impact, Rakuten, and Pepperjam. We may receive a commission if you buy something at the retailer’s website through one of the links we provide. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

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Privacy

Garden Betty values integrity, and we’re committed to protecting your privacy and the security of the information you share with us. We believe you have a right to know everything regarding the information we collect about you, how this information benefits you, and how you can say “no” to the use of any of this information.

Cookies

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 collects your name, email address, and IP address when you voluntarily submit a user comment to any of our articles, but only your name and comment is visible to other users on our website.

Email Lists

Garden Betty uses an email marketing service provided by ConvertKit LLC, 750 W. Bannock St. #761, Boise, ID 83702 (“ConvertKit”). ConvertKit collects email addresses from our readers when they elect to subscribe to email delivery from our website.

Readers may unsubscribe at any time by emailing their request to newsletter@gardenbetty.com, by replying to any mass communication email sent by Garden Betty, or 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 ConvertKit’s privacy policy for information on how they store and handle your data.

Videos

Garden Betty has embedded videos that are hosted by Mediavine, Inc., 160 W. Camino Real #504, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (“Mediavine”). If you access a page on our website that includes a video, your browser sets up a direct connection to Mediavine’s servers. Therefore, Mediavine receives the information that your IP address has accessed our website. Additional information on the data processing by Mediavine is available under their privacy policy.

Affiliate Partnerships

Garden Betty partners with Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, LTK, ShareASale, Impact, Rakuten, and Pepperjam 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 affiliate partners: Amazon Privacy Notice, LTK Privacy Policy, ShareASale Privacy Policy, Impact Privacy Policy, Rakuten Privacy Policy, and Pepperjam Privacy Policy.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.0)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit Opt Out – NAI: Network Advertising Initiative. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at YourAdChoices.com | AppChoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please click here.

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 and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

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User Tracking

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.

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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.

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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.

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Contact Information

For questions relating to our privacy policies or site practices, contact us by email or by mail at: LSquared Media, LLC, 1900 NE 3rd Street, Suite 106-3188, Bend, OR 97701.

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These policies were last updated January 13, 2024.