Who we are
Our website address is www.backgarden.org.
We are passionate about gardening and we write articles about how to grow healthier vegetables, flowers, and plants.
Backgarden.org is committed to ensuring that your privacy is fully protected. Sometimes, we may ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website. That data will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
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 upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Once you use our contact form, an email is sent to us.
Your email address is sent to our Inbox and allows us to reply to your inquiry. Your email address is not added to any email list or autoresponder without your consent.
A cookie is a small piece of code which is placed on your web browser. The cookies help us to give our visitors a unique and customized user experience, it helps us better analyze and understand our traffic and our visitors’ needs. Using cookies, our website can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
We might also use external services that store cookies on your web browser. For example, services like Google Analytics, Facebook tracking pixels, retargeting pixels, cookies from affiliate programs, and so on.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
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.
External Links and Affiliate Links
Our website may contain external links and affiliate links that redirect you to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
We review a variety of products/services on backgarden.org. When possible, our content will include affiliate links that redirect you to the sales page of these products once clicked.
If you follow an affiliate link and purchase that product or service, we’ll earn a small commission from the price of that item. However, your cost will be the same and the final price of the product will not increase or be influenced in any way by the fact that you are buying it after clicking our affiliate link. We only recommend products or services that we know and trust.
We use Google Analytics service to gain anonymous data about the people that visit our website (location, IP, what pages people visit, etc.).
Google Analytics doesn’t collect any data that personally identifies you as an individual (such as email address, name, email, phone, home address or billing information).
This service allows us to analyze how the visitors use the web pages, so we can adapt to the user’s needs by permanently improving our website.
We might also use the information provided by Google Analytics for advertising purposes and to deliver customized marketing campaigns (retargeting) to our visitors based on the pages they have viewed on our website.
A retargeting or remarketing campaign allows us to advertise our company through Google or other third-party vendors and show customized ads on websites that users visit after visiting our website.
Who we share your data with
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties, products, and services which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
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.
The info collected by Google Analytics is retained indefinitely.
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.
How we protect your data
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or information theft, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Our websites use a secure HTTPS connection, with an SSL certificate issued by Comodo.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes.
All the cookies are stored in the memory of your web browser. If you want to delete the cookies stored in your web browser after visiting our website, follow these instructions depending on your preferred web browser.
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by sending us an email via the form on our contact page.