Updated 8 January 2019
Who we are
Our website address is: http://www.smallgardennews.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you use the Contact form to send a question or news to the website author, your email address is only used to respond to that question or news. The name and/or email address is not shared publicly or with any other individual or company unless you have specifically requested that it be shared (for example, with a university-based expert, with a lab, whose help may be needed to resolve a plant or pest problem). It also is not added to the newsletter list or blog list unless you specifically request for us to add it to those lists for you. This information is only used for the purpose of assisting readers; it is not used for marketing purposes.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
By default, WordPress does not collect any analytics data.
Social Media Buttons
The plugin from Sassy Social Share, that is the source of our social media buttons, is compatible with GDPR. User data is not tracked through the plugin, but third party services connected to the social media buttons might track some data. The plugin sends requests to third party APIs to get information like social shares and comment counts, which could include an IP address. That IP address could then be seen by the third party (like Facebook, for example), but no personal data of SGN users in included beyond that IP address.
Who we share your data with
MailChimp has the personal data you voluntarily gave us in order to receive the e-Newsletter; WordPress has the personal data you voluntarily gave us in order to receive new blog posts by email. Small Garden News also has access to that personal data.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise share your personal information with outside parties. If release of such information is necessary to comply with the law or a legal requirement, to protect the rights, property, or safety of Small Garden News or others, or to take action about suspected unlawful activities (like fraud or harassment, for example), then the information may be released to legal authorities.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. The website is hosted in the United States of America.
or by US Mail:
Small Garden News
6020 Sumit Wood Dr NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152
How we protect your data
Small Garden News has subscribed to the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to protect information that you may supply. The SSL certificate is important, so we pay extra for it, to protect you, our readers. The internet, though, is open in nature. Small Garden News cannot ensure complete security of information you provide — but we have taken measures to protect you and your information.
What third parties we receive data from
We may receive some information from third parties such as Amazon.com or from other advertisers or marketing groups.
We Protect Children’s Privacy
Small Garden News does not and will not knowingly collect or request personally identifiable information from or about children under the age of 13 except as permitted by law. Our website and services are not designed to attract children under the age of 13. Children under age 13 who wish to ask questions or use the website in a way that requires the sharing of personal information should ask a parent or guardian to do so for them.