Garden Betty produces and publishes 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.
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 own 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 Linda Ly. 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 Linda Ly 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 or entities to republish our tutorials, recipes, travelogues, or other copyrighted material. Our value to our readers is in remaining the exclusive source of such content. Any parties interested in publishing similar content on their websites may contact Linda Ly directly for writing or photography services.
Garden Betty does not allow our images, blog posts, and other website content to be syndicated. No exceptions.
Garden Betty does not feature or accept guest contributors, guest posts, or sponsored posts written by third parties.
Any and all comments, feedback, suggestions, 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 User 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.
Garden Betty accepts direct advertising in the form of paid advertising banners, paid endorsements or ambassadorships, monetary sponsorships, and in-kind sponsorships on our website and in our email newsletters.
Any products, services, or experiences that have been discounted, gifted, or provided gratis to Garden Betty for review are clearly marked with a disclosure in our content. 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 committed to creating resources that help you take action toward living a healthy, meaningful, and beautiful 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 Amazon Associates, RewardStyle, AvantLink, Share A Sale, and Impact affiliate programs, and 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.
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.
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.
Garden Betty uses an email marketing service provided by Flodesk, Inc., 1592 Union St., San Francisco, CA, 94123 (“Flodesk”). Flodesk collects email addresses from our readers when they elect to subscribe to email delivery from our website.
Garden Betty partners with Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, RewardStyle, AvantLink, Share A Sale, and Impact 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
You may contact Linda Ly, owner of Garden Betty, at email@example.com with questions relating to our privacy policies or site practices.
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.
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 January 13, 2020.