Collection of your Personal Information
In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, the American Conifer Society may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:
- First and Last Name
- Mailing Address
- E-mail Address
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the American Conifer Society's public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) entering a contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when registering for events or purchasing products and services on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Use of your Personal Information
The American Conifer Society collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.
The American Conifer Society may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from the American Conifer Society and its affiliates.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
The American Conifer Society does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
The American Conifer Society may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the American Conifer Society, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
The American Conifer Society may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the American Conifer Society or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the American Conifer Society; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the American Conifer Society, or the public.
Tracking User Behavior
The American Conifer Society may keep track of the pages our users visit within the American Conifer Society website, in order to determine what American Conifer Society services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within the American Conifer Society to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by the American Conifer Society. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the American Conifer Society website.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Security of your Personal Information
American Conifer Society secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. American Conifer Society uses the following methods for this purpose:
- SSL Protocol
When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.
Right to Deletion
Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:
• Delete your personal information from our records; and
• Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.
Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:
• Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
• Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
• Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
• Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
• Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
• Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
• Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
• Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
• Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.
Children Under Thirteen
The American Conifer Society does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
From time to time, the American Conifer Society may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from the American Conifer Society or click on a link therein.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from the American Conifer Society, you may opt out of such communications by clicking a link on emails or writing to the national office.
External Data Storage Sites
We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.
Changes to this Statement
The American Conifer Society welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the American Conifer Society has not adhered to this Statement, please contact the American Conifer Society at:
American Conifer Society
PO Box 1583
Maple Grove, Minnesota 55311
Effective as of September 08, 2020