Miniature Gardening Respects your Privacy
Miniature Gardening, a division of Winter Greenhouse, is the sole owner of information collected on this site. Your privacy and security is very important to us. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to any outside parties under any circumstance, except as outlined in this policy. This Privacy Statement informs you of our privacy practices, the way your information is collected online, and how that information is used.
Collection of Personal Information
When you order from our shop, request information, or subscribe to our e-news letters, you are asked to provide personal information.
The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages include contact information such as your name, shipping address, billing address, telephone number, and email address, financial information such as your credit card number and other unique information such as a password.
How We Use Your Information
This information is used in order to process your orders and provide you with related services such as automated order and shipping status updates via email. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this contact information to get in touch with you. To properly process your credit card information, we must share your personal and financial information with the merchant bank for authorization and approval. Credit card information is used only for payment processing and fraud prevention. It is not used for any other purpose by our financial service providers or Miniature Gardening and will not be kept longer than necessary for providing the services.
We may also use your information on occasion, with your consent, to inform you by email or post about new products or services, useful product related information, coming events or special discounts. You have the option to opt out at any time from these communications by clicking the 'unsubscribe' link on the mail or by contacting us by telephone or email.
When collecting or transferring sensitive information such as credit card information we use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. The personal information you provide us is stored on a computer system located in a controlled facility which has limited access. When highly confidential information (such as credit card number or password) is transmitted over the internet, we protect it through the use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, which is the best encryption software available in the industry.
How We Share Your Information
Miniature Gardening retains service providers and suppliers to deliver products and services. These providers and suppliers include, for example, credit card processors, email service providers, and shipping agents. Suppliers and service providers are required by contract to keep confidential the information received on behalf of Miniature Gardening and may not use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for Miniature Gardening. Except as described above, you can be assured that Miniature Gardening will not share the personal information you provide us with third parties without your permission, unless to respond to duly authorized information requests of police and governmental authorities or to help prevent fraud.
Cookies and User Tracking
Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's Web browser on the user's hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on a Web page to simplify and improve subsequent interactions with that Web site.
As is standard in the industry, during checkout a cookie may be placed on your computer. We may use Web site browser software tools such as cookies and Web server logs to gather information about our Web site users' browsing activities, in order to improve our Web site and help us streamline your shopping experience with us. We do not use these technologies to capture your individual email address or any personally identifying information about you.
Miniature Gardening does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and does not target its websites to children under 13. We encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests.
Keeping Your Personal Information Secure
Miniature Gardening takes seriously the trust you place in us. Our business has a security policy that utilizes physical, technical and administrative procedures to safeguard the information we collect. To protect your privacy and security, we also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring an email address and password, before granting access to your data online. To view and change the personal information that you directly provided to Miniature Gardening you can also contact us.
Changes to this Statement
We value your opinions very much. If you have comments or questions about our privacy statement, please contact us.