the www.aquatic-gardeners.org, showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org and
enter.aquatic-gardeners.org WEB SITES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “SITE”).
YOUR ACCESSING, BROWSING, AND USING OF THE SITE IS EXPRESSLY
SITE AND YOU SHOULD LEAVE IMMEDIATELY.
of Use are located here.
Information We Collect. To better serve Site visitors and customers, AGA (sometimes
referred to as “us” or “we” or “our”) collects two basic types of
information from our customers and users of the Site (collectively,
- Personally identifiable information. This is information
that personally identifies one individual from another. This
information is voluntarily provided to AGA by Users and is used by AGA
for the purpose of fulfilling requests, inquiries, Orders and payment
for purchases of Products. This information includes, for example,
first and last name, email and mailing address, telephone number,
answers to your sign-in questions, and other information incidental to
offering and selling Products. AGA only requires personally
identifiable information from you when it's needed to complete your
purchase, fulfill your Order or request, or when you voluntarily
decide to register as a User on the Site independent of a transaction.
AGA does not rent or sell any of this information to anyone. AGA also
logs user’s IP addresses which are transmitted to us when viewing the
- Aggregate user and tracking information. This information
gives us insights on how Users use our Site and Products. This data is
anonymous in nature and does not contain any personally identifiable
information. We use this information to ensure that our Site, e-mails
and marketing efforts continue to appeal to our customers. AGA does
not rent or sell any of this information to anyone.
- Other Information AGA Collects. When you visit
the Site, we automatically collect some information about your visit
using cookies, log analysis software and other aggregate tracking
- Cookies. Cookies are files that contain small amounts of data. If your browser
is configured to accept these files, they are stored on your
computer's hard drive. AGA uses these data files when Users login to
the Site to identify you. By using cookies, AGA is able to:
If you wish, you may set your
you will not be able to access some pages or purchase certain Products
on the Site. Since many websites use some form of cookie technology,
certain information or product offerings on those websites, including
the Site. Some AGA cookie files remain on your computer's hard drive
unless and until you manually delete the file. AGA cookie files do
not contain personally identifiable information or track an individual
users' movement through our site.
- Completely support and enhance your visit to our site.
- Allow you to access your account information.
- Log file analysis. AGA also
collects information from your computer each time you visit our site.
Information we measure, analyze and collect in this manner may
include: your IP address, screen resolution, operating system,
platform information, your URL clickstream behavior (from referring
URL website, through AGA website, to and including URL of exiting
website), date and time of your clickstream behavior, and web browser
Though some personally identifiable information may be
collected in this process, the information collected is not used to
track an individual's use through our website. However, we do collect
IP addresses, which are unique to each user and can be used to
identify and locate an individual user. IP addresses are used us to
prevent fraud and may be turned over to credit card agencies or law
- Information from Third-Party Sources. AGA
may periodically add or update information about you obtained from
third-party sources. Examples include updated address, e-mail address
information from such sources as business partners or other third
parties. This information can help us accurately fulfill Orders or
deliver purchase confirmation messages.
- Sharing of Information with Third-Party Sources. Except for processing payment transactions
through PayPal on PayPal’s site, AGA does not share any information
- Securing Payments. When a User places his or
her Order on the Site, he or she is on the AGA servers located in
Seattle, Washington. When a User starts the payment process for his
or her Order, the User is switched to the servers of AGA’s billing
partner PayPal. Transactions on the Site are secured by the PayPal
payment system (paypal.com). All information exchanged to process the
payment is encrypted by PayPal using SSL. To review the privacy
policy of PayPal, please visit paypal.com.
- Special Cases. It is
AGA’s policy not to use or share the personally identifiable
information about Users in ways unrelated to the ones described above
without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise
prohibit such unrelated uses. However, AGA may disclose personal
information about Users, or information regarding your use of the Site
or Orders, for any reason if, in our sole discretion, we believe that
it is reasonable to do so, including: to satisfy laws, such as the
Electronic Communications Privacy Act, regulations, or governmental or
legal requests for such information; to disclose information that is
necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone
the Site, place Orders or to protect AGA and Users. In the event we
are required or requested by any governmental authority or credit card
company to provide personally identifiable information about Users, we
will not notify the affected Users, unless AGA elects in its sole
discretion to do so.