My Policy on Your Privacy:

Your privacy is as important to me

as it is to you. Here's how I deal with it.

Introduction.

I’m Cauleen Viscoff and I own this website, “Lush-Gardens”.

My own privacy is important to me when I visit other people's websites, so I understand how important privacy is. 

The information you share with me is just as important to me as it is to you.

I’ve taken steps under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to make sure any information you share with me is secure, seen only by people who need to see it, and within your control.

You can find out exactly why I need the information, what happens to it, who will see it and how I keep it secure by reading this privacy policy. 

If you’re still unsure, you’ll be able to contact me.

I maintain the highest standards of honesty and fairness in everything I write for this website and I apply exactly the same standards when I deal with the information you trust me with.

Why I need to collect information in the first place.

Some of the reasons I need to collect information are to:

• run this site so it displays information correctly, and to improve it when it doesn't

• make your experience of using the site more personal and enjoyable

• reply to any enquiries, questions or requests

• send my newsletters and auto-responder emails


Why I collect your personal information.

I never collect personally identifiable information without your knowledge: (meaning, information which may identify you such as your name or email address).

If I ask for personal information it's because you have volunteered to give it to me, for example if you sign up for my online newsletter or get in touch through my ‘contact’ page.

I only collect your personal information when I need it. I need it for these reasons:

• When you contact me for any reason, using my contact form, you are agreeing to give me your name and email address so I can reply to you.

• As soon as our correspondence has finished, I delete all your personal information. I do not keep it or use it in any other way unless I ask your permission first.

• When you sign up for my newsletter, I collect your name and email address so that I can send you newsletters, as explained in my newsletter information.

• I keep that information for as long as you want to receive my newsletters. There is always an “unsubscribe” link in every newsletter. If you click on that link, you will be immediately unsubscribed from my emails and your information will be permanently deleted.

• If you give me personal information, I give you a 100% promise in return that the information will be used only for the reason you’ve shared it.

I hate spam. I will never send you any information you have not requested. Even if you opt to receive information (like the newsletter) when you sign up, you will always be able to unsubscribe from it and I will make it clear exactly how you can stop receiving my newsletters.

Where your information goes.

I will never share your personal information with anyone for commercial or any other use. It will be used only for the purpose you gave it on this website.


Your rights within the General Data Protection Regulation. (GDPR)

Europe's General Data Protection Regulation was introduced specifically to protect the data of individuals. Although at present it only protects people in Europe, my view is that its extremely high standards should provide protection for everyone, worldwide.

I value everyone who visits this website, wherever you may visit  from. Which is why all my policies and practices, not just those which impact on Europeans, follow GDPR's requirements. 

So this privacy policy is my statement to you of my commitment to protect your personal information. 

If you think your personal information is not being used properly and you want to make a complaint, you should firstly contact me and ask me to put right whatever is wrong, explaining the problem as clearly as you can.

If you’re not satisfied with my response, you have every right to lodge a formal complaint. the best way to do this is to contact a lawyer and say you want to complain under the terms of the GDPR.

Non-personal information and "cookies".

Personal information, such as your name and email address, is never collected automatically. I only have it when you choose to give it me.

However, when you visit Lush-Gardens, some statistical information is collected automatically.The reason I collect it is so that I can constantly improve your experience of visiting my site.

This type of information includes the name of your Internet Service Provider, your Internet Protocol address, the name of your internet browser, and other numerical data such as which pages you visited, how many pages you looked at and how long you stayed on the site.

This information helps me know which parts of my site you’re most interested in. That means I can make sure I write articles which focus on the subjects you’re most likely to want to read.

Cookies:

That information is collected by means of “cookies”. A cookie is a tiny bit of code placed by this website on your computer. Each time you come here, your browser gives my computer that code so I know that you've come back. That helps me know the kinds of articles that are most helpful to you.

Web beacons re similar. They track your journey around a website, or a collection of websites. They’re most often used to monitor traffic to a site.

Disabling either cookies or web beacons should not cause a problem with the continued use of this website, but it may prevent some of its interactive features from working properly. 

Google Analytics Cookies:

I use a service called Google Analytics to analyze how you use this website. It collects demographic data and information about your interests, for example, by means of cookies. The cookies are kept on your computer. the information is shared with Google, which stores the information on its servers and then gives me statistical reports.

Lush-Gardens uses the information from Google Analytics to track the number of visits to the site and operating systems. No personally identifiable information is obtained from these cookies.

If you do not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics, you may use their opt-out tool... https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

At some point I may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on my website. These companies use cookies and web beacons in their ads to ascertain how many times you've seen an advertisement. No personally identifiable information you give me is provided to them for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information from our website.

Browsers can be set to accept or reject cookies automatically, or notify you when a cookie is being requested. Privacy software can be used to override web beacons. Taking either of these actions should not cause a problem with our site, should you so choose.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. We operate our site in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.


Release of Information

If lush-gardens.com is sold, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make of us.

How You Can Correct or Remove Information

We provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of our commitment to protect your personal information. If you have submitted personal information through our website and would like that information deleted from our records, or would like to update or correct that information, please use our Contact Us page.


Data storage.

Personally and non-personally identifiable information collected by this site is stored on our host's servers. That host is SiteSell, and they are located at 1000, Sant-Jean Boulevard, Suite 702, Pointe-Claire, Quebec QC H9R 5P1, Canada.


Updates and Effective Date

From time to time, I will review this policy to make sure it's kept up-to-date with current legal requirements. I may need to make changes to it. If I do, I will make it clear on this site and provide a link to the updated privacy policy.

I would encourage you to review this policy from time to time so that you will always know what information I collect and how it’s used.


Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to lush-gardens.com's privacy policy as posted here on this website, please do not use this site or any services offered by this site.

Your use of this site indicates acceptance of this privacy policy.


Latest update: Sept. 9: 2021