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Privacy Policy



The WGBH Educational Foundation, producer of The Victory Garden Online, knows you don't want the information you provide us shared indiscriminately. Here we explain how The Victory Garden Online collects information, what we do with it, and what controls you have available to you. We're committed to ensuring the privacy of your personally identifiable information, to protecting the security of any financial transactions, and to preserving the integrity of this medium.

This privacy policy refers solely to The Victory Garden Online. Please read it carefully, and if you have any questions or concerns, let us know through our Contact Us page. Also, note that we link to numerous other sites outside our own. Please consult those sites to learn more about their respective policies.

Gathering and Use of Information

The Victory Garden Online does not collect personally identifiable information from our visitors other than what is supplied to us on a voluntary basis (such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, and/or other identifying information) when you e-mail us or respond to surveys, for example. Cookies, which we do collect, do not contain personally identifiable information.

As a visitor to The Victory Garden Online Web site, you may be requested to supply certain personally identifiable information in order to participate in some activities. For instance, you may be asked to provide information for contest registration or to subscribe to special services. Personally identifiable information also may be requested in connection with certain content submissions, comments and suggestions, or voting.

You should recognize that under certain circumstances, if you choose not to voluntarily submit requested information you may not be eligible for certain activities — e.g., The Victory Garden Contest — for which personally identifiable information is needed.

Cookies and Browsers

A "cookie" on the Web is a unique number assigned by a Web site to a user's visit to that site. In general, cookies are used to customize a user's experience, count how many people visit a site, and track which pages on a site receive visits. Consider a non-electronic analogy: a customer at a bakery shop takes a number to wait for his/her turn in line. Even though a number is assigned the shopkeeper doesn't know anything about the customer.

When visiting any Web site, your browser sends information to the site's hosting server identifying the browser you're using, your Internet Service Provider (ISP), the page you last visited, and the page you're currently visiting. Your browser does not, however, send any personally identifying information to Web sites unless you explicitly provide that information via a form. Thus, The Victory Garden Online cannot extract any personally identifying information about you from what we receive via your browser.

The Victory Garden Online uses cookies to help us determine how visitors use our site so we can improve your online experience. Our cookies are used only by us. The Victory Garden Online cookies expire when you quit your browser. They are not saved to your computer's hard disk.

Acceptance of The Victory Garden Online Visitors' Privacy Policy

By using this site, you signify your acceptance of The Victory Garden Online Privacy Policy. If you do not accept the terms of our policy, please do not use this site, and if you like, let us know what you think through our Contact Us page. We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of this policy at any time. Check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of The Victory Garden Online following the posting of any changes to these terms means that you have accepted those changes.

Thank you for visiting The Victory Garden Online.

Published August 31, 2007