Information Collection and Use
The information you provide may include information provided during the registration process, including contact information, such as your name, address and email address, and financial information, such as a credit card number, if you order products or services through the website. This information will be used to process your order and if necessary, to contact you regarding the status of your order.
Information that you provide is the property of Wayside Gardens Company, Inc. All of the information that you provide may be used by Wayside Gardens to better serve you. Wayside Gardens may also use this information to contact you about new specials, catalogs, products and other opportunities. Ways we use information include:
You can contact Wayside Gardens directly with questions or comments regarding the services by using the Wayside Gardens contact inquiry form. This contact inquiry form asks you for certain identifying information so that Wayside Gardens may respond to your inquiry.
Wayside Gardens may use your contact information to get in touch with you regarding the status of your registration or any orders you may place. You may also be contacted by us regarding additional services and features or requesting your feedback about your experience with WaysideGardens.com.
WaysideGardens.com may provide you with bulletin boards and chat rooms for your use. In the event you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information using such services, that information, along with any content in your communication or post, can be collected, correlated and used by third parties. This may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Wayside Gardens. Wayside Gardens does not assume any duty to monitor or review the contents of any bulletin board or chat room.
Where technically feasible, the domain names of visitors to WaysideGardens.com are automatically recognized by our server. Wayside Gardens may use this information to track the number of visitors to the WaysideGardens.com website and to see which pages and services on WaysideGardens.com are visited most often.
The WaysideGardens.com optional on-line survey generally asks for demographic information like your gender, age, etc. to help us get to know you and better understand your gardening needs. This data is used to personalize your experience at WaysideGardens.com by displaying content according to your preferences. We hope this will enhance your experience with the WaysideGardens.com site.
Please note that your use of the WaysideGardens.com website and services is subject to WaysideGardens.com's Terms and Conditions.
Sharing Your Information
Wayside Gardens recognizes that gardeners may want products other than the high-quality plants, bulbs and accessories that we offer. Therefore, from time to time, Wayside Gardens may make customer information available to other reputable companies whose products or services we think you might find interesting. Please remember that, although Wayside Gardens endeavors to select only reputable companies who share our commitment to customer privacy, we are in no way responsible for the actions or policies of these other organizations. If you do not want to share your information with such other companies, call us at 1-800-845-1124 to speak to a customer service representative, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a postcard to: Mailing Address Don't Share, Wayside Gardens Company, 1 Garden Lane, Hodges SC 29695-0001. Be sure to include your own mailing address on your postcard or email.
Other Uses of Information
The only other instances in which Wayside Gardens discloses your identifying information to third parties are:
when it is required by law; when it is necessary to distribute materials that you request; and when you expressly request that your information be disclosed.
We may buy or sell operating divisions, companies or other business assets or be acquired by another company. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets.
Accessing and Updating Your Information
You can always choose not to provide information, to opt-out of receiving communications from us or to update your information at any time. WaysideGardens.com gives users the following options:
- Use the "Change Preferences" feature after entering your member name and password to receive access to your account page. At this location, you can subscribe or unsubscribe from our e-mail newsletters and you can update any information that you have provided to us.
- Click on the "Unsubscribe" link included at the bottom of each of our e-mails and follow the instructions on the web page.
- Send an e-mail to our friendly Customer Service representatives at email@example.com.
- Call our Customer Service representatives toll free at (800) 845-1124.
- Drop us a line. Send mail to the following postal address: Wayside Gardens, 1 Garden Lane, Hodges, SC 29695.
We work hard to protect the security of your information by using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, the current standard for secure transactions over the Internet. There are some simple measures that you can take to promote protection of your information. First, to help protect the security of your account, do not share your password with others. Also, remember to "log-off" after using any of our on-line services when you have finished using the website. While Wayside Gardens strives to protect your information by using SSL and through measures to protect our system, such security cannot be ensured. Consequently, Wayside Gardens does not ensure or warrant the security of information you transmit, and you do so at your own risk.
What is Encryption?
Encryption is a process by which we use software to scramble sensitive information while it is in transit to Wayside Gardens.
Please take a moment to read about the steps that we have taken to help protect your information and make your online transmissions safer. We also invite you to review the steps you can take to help protect yourself further.
How Does Encryption Work?
Encryption is based on a key that has two different parts. The public part and the private part. The public part of the key is distributed to those you want to communicate with. The private part is for the recipient's use only.
When you send personal information to WaysideGardens.com, you use Wayside Gardens's public key to encrypt your personal information. That means, if at any point during the transmission your information is intercepted, it is scrambled and very difficult to decrypt. Once Wayside Gardens receives your encrypted personal information, we use the private part of our key to decode it.
What Kind of Encryption Software Does Wayside Gardens Use?
Wayside Gardens currently uses the industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption. But we continue to keep up with the current technologies in order to provide the best security for our customers.
What Information Does Wayside Gardens Encrypt?
Wayside Gardens encrypts all personal information you give us when you place an order online. Remember, if you feel uncomfortable providing any of this information online, please feel free to call one of our representatives at 1-800-845-1124.
How Safe is Encryption Really?
Providing encrypted information online is as safe as doing it over the phone.
For Further Information
1 Garden Lane
Hodges, SC 29695
Phone: (800) 845-1124
Fax: (864) 941-4506 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org