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.
Garden Betty does not accept guest contributors, guest posts, or sponsored posts written by third parties.
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.
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 advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see NAI’s Consumer Opt-Out.
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 Amazon.com and its affiliated sites.
We also participate in the RewardStyle, AvantLink, and Share-A-Sale 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 relationships.
I. Cookies and IP Address Tracking
Garden Betty uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to uniquely identify users for post comments and server log files. No personal information is stored in these cookies and they are used only to identify a user’s computer for the purposes of facilitating comments and preventing hacking attempts.
II. User Comments
III. Email Lists
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.
V. 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.
VI. Third-Party Use of Tracking Technologies
We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. To learn more about your choices about not having your information used by these third parties, please see NAI’s Consumer Opt-Out.
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 text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how you use this website. 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.
These policies were last updated May 1, 2018.