Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
All information provided to American Botanical Council is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of American Botanical Council. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. American Botanical Council will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. American Botanical Council stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which American Botanical Council has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.
American Botanical Council
PO Box 144345
Austin, TX 78714-4345