Our City in a Garden) respects your right to privacy. This policy summarizes what personally identifiable information we may collect, and how we might use this information. This policy also describes other important topics relating to your privacy.
It is Our City in a Garden policy to comply with all applicable privacy and data protection laws. This commitment reflects the value we place on earning and keeping the trust of our employees, customers, business partners and others who share their personal information with us.
This Policy applies, in general, to all Internet sites operated by or on behalf of Our City in a Garden.
By using the Our City in a Garden Internet Site or providing personal information to us, you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Policy.
If you do not consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Policy, do not use the Our City in a Garden Internet Site or forms.
To the extent required by applicable law, whenever Our City in a Garden collects personal information on a Our City in a Garden Internet Site, Our City in a Garden will:
When you access and use an Our City in a Garden Internet Site, there are 3 ways we may collect information about you:
1. Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser
Our City in a Garden collects information that is sent to us automatically by your web browser. This information yypically includes the IP address of your Internet service provider, the name of your operating system (such as Macintosh or Windows) and the name and version of your browser (such as Internet Explorer or Netscape). The information we receive depends on the settings on your web browser. Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings.
The information provided by your browser does not identify you personally. We use this information to create statistics that help us improve our sites and make them more compatible with the technology used by our Internet visitors.
2. Information Collected By Placing a Cookie On Your Computer
Our City in a Garden may obtain information about you by installing a tag on your computers hard drive. This tag is known as a cookie.
The Our City in a Garden Internet Site may use session cookies. A session cookie is used to tag your computer with a computer-generated, unique identifier when you access our site. A session cookie does not identify you personally and expires after you close your browser. We use session cookies to collect statistical information about the ways visitors use our sites which pages they visit, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page. We analyze this information (known as clickstream data) in statistical form to better understand our visitors interests and needs to improve the content and functionality of our sites.
The Our City in a Garden Internet Site also may use persistent cookies. These cookies do not expire when you close your browser; they stay on your computer until you delete them. By assigning your computer a unique identifier, we are able to create a database of your previous choices and preferences, and in situations where these choices or preferences need to be collected again, they can be provided by us automatically, saving you time and effort. If a Our City in a Garden Internet Site uses persistent cookies we will notify you in the Privacy Statement posted on that site.
If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. Although you are not required to accept cookies when you visit an Our City in a Garden Internet Site, you may be unable to use all of the functionality of the site if your browser rejects our cookies.
3. Information You Knowingly and Voluntarily Provide
Our City in a Garden collects the information you knowingly and voluntarily provide when you use a Our City in a Garden Internet Site, for example, the information you provide when you sign up to receive an e-mail newsletter, when you complete a survey, or when you ask us a question or email us with feedback. In many cases this information will be personal information.
Our City in a Garden uses this information for the purposes for which you provide it. For example, if you provide your e-mail address when you sign up to receive an e-mail newsletter, we use your e-mail address to deliver the e-mail alerts you request.
We may also use the information we collect on Our City in a Garden Internet Sites for various business purposes such as customer service, fraud prevention, market research, improving our services, and providing you and your company with information and offers we believe may be of interest to you. We may also remove all the personally identifiable information and use the rest for historical, statistical or scientific purposes.
The information input pages on the Our City in a Garden Internet Site may permit you to make choices about the use of your personal information. In most cases, we ask you to indicate your choices at the time and on the page where you provide your personal information.
Our City in a Garden will not sell personal information collected from its Internet sites to mailing list brokers.
Our City in a Garden may share your personal information with other Our City in a Garden business units. When we do so, these other Our City in a Garden business units will use your information in a manner consistent with the purposes for which it was originally collected (or to which you subsequently consented) and only as permitted under this Policy and all applicable privacy and data protection laws.
Our City in a Garden may also share your personal information with third parties we hire to perform support services for us. These third parties are required to use the personal information we share with them only to perform services on our behalf and to treat your personal information as strictly confidential.
In some cases, Our City in a Garden may share your personal information with third parties who partner with us to provide products and services to our customers. When we do so, we will require our business partners to use the personal information we share with them in a manner consistent with the purposes for which it was originally collected (or to which you subsequently consented) and only as permitted under this Policy and all applicable privacy and data protection laws.
In certain, limited circumstances we may share or transfer personal information to unrelated third parties. For example, we may provide personal information to a third party (i) at your request; (ii) to comply with a legal requirement or court order; (iii) to investigate a possible crime, such as identity theft; (iv) in connection with the sale, purchase, merger, reorganization, liquidation or dissolution of Our City in a Garden or an Our City in a Garden business unit; or (v) under similar circumstances. If such an event occurs, we will take appropriate steps to protect your personal information.
The Our City in a Garden Internet Site may permit you to make choices about the disclosure and/or transfer of your personal information. In most cases, we ask you to indicate your choices at the time and on the page where you provide your personal information.
Your personal information will generally be stored in Our City in a Garden databases or databases maintained by our service providers. These databases are stored on servers located in the United States.
Our City in a Garden maintains reasonable safeguards to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of your personal information. Although we use security measures to help protect your personal information against unauthorized disclosure, misuse or alteration, as is the case with all computer networks linked to the Internet, we cannot guarantee the security of information provided over the Internet and will not be responsible for breaches of security beyond our reasonable control.
Our City in a Garden retains the personal information collected on Our City in a Garden Internet Sites as long as necessary to provide the services and information you request or as permitted by applicable law.
f you have any questions about this Policy or our use of your personal information, please contact us using the appropriate method on this feedback link.
Our City in a Garden reserves the right to update or modify this Policy, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version of this Policy on our Our City in a Garden Internet Sites. If we modify this Policy or any Privacy Statement, the modifications will only apply to the personal information we collect after we have posted the revised Policy or Privacy Statement on the Our City in a Garden Internet site.
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''Food needs are rising for many people across our community due to economic conditions. Therefore in mid-February, with over 100 community participants, we held our first City in a Garden forum to discuss how our area could plan, organize, and begin to meet this need effectively and sustainably. We aim to explore how expanded deployment of innovative growing systems can meet rising local food needs and better nutrition, particularly in food-short areas.''
''Experimental efforts with innovative growing systems have been underway for nearly two years across our region. Most importantly, these structures can be replicated in urban areas. Thank you for the work you do every day to help our community become more humane, livable and civil.''
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