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Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy &
Copyright Notice

The content on this website:- the-organic-gardener.com - has been produced over many years and represents a growing part of my lifetime gardening experience. The content is reviewed and updated regularly.

My aims are:
  • To inform gardeners and explain organic gardening methods,
  • To promote the value of organic gardening methods for good health and the environment, and
  • To provide the most suitable resources to help you with organic home and garden related activities for which I gain an income from referrals.
It is right and fair that the-organic-gardener.com should include affiliate links (explained below) from content that is free to view at the-organic-gardener.com1 so as to allow this web site to be rewarded for the substantial time and effort involved1. This is a common practice on the internet. You can be sure that these referrals are carefully chosen and properly managed on this website. You can read the affiliate declaration, - Amazon Associate Declaration - privacy policy and about cookies and about copyright & terms of use below on these links.

And should you wish to create your own content-rich affiliate website about anything that interests you then I suggest you click the link above now to get the best advice on what's involved and how to make it succeed.

The information and links on this website
- www.the-organic-gardener.com - are given in good faith.

Affiliate Declaration:

This website makes recommendations with links that enable you to buy products and services from external websites and businesses that are not owned or controlled by the-organic-gardener.com. These links are researched and trusted by the organic-gardener-com to deliver what you need. See my contact page to give me any feedback.

For example: the-organic-gardener.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com or endless.com.

the-organic-gardener.com is also a participant in the Amazon Europe S.à.r.l. Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.co.uk/Javari.co.uk.

Other affiliate links work through affiliate agencies including: LinkShare, Commission Junction, Trade Doubler, Affiliate Window, Webgains...

To learn how to build a website for yourself and make your business take advantage of these opportunities - see this link to SiteBuildIt.

When making recommendations through this website's content my priority is in the interests of organic gardening in particular, of good value, free delivery and money-saving offers, as well as garden pleasures in general.

However, links such as those published under Google Ads or other keyword based searches can lead to products or services that may or may not be suitable to 'organic' gardening. I have very limited control over the Google Ad content or search results displayed. I include them because they are generally well-matched with my site content and add to my website visitor's experience.

This website is not responsible for and has no control over the web page content, products, or services that it links to. I can make no guarantees on behalf of websites external to the- organic-gardener.com.


The vast majority of the content on this website is original, written by me and unique to the- organic-gardener.com. This includes text, photos, pictures and graphics - virtually everything, but see next paragraph.

The gardening information set out on the-organic-gardener.com by me is my independent view as an organic gardener - except - where stated that a page or section has been written by a named second party.

Content From Second Parties & Permission Required
(Second party pages launched at the-organic-gardener.com on 28th September 2011.) By submitting content - text or pictures, to the-organic-gardener.com for publication you will be asserting that the material is original, free from second or third party copyright restrictions, and that you give this web site permission to publish it. You will also accept that editorial control remains with the-organic-gardener.com.

The named second party is to be responsible for any breach of copyright found in material they submit to the-organic-gardener.com for publication. Any material found to breach copyright will be removed immediately.

Promotional Material
Second or third party material in the form of logos, brand names, graphics, videos, or other media and including promotional material, is served only when rights and permissions have been granted by the originator. Note that this material is also covered by copyright and should not be copied and republished without permission.

Therefore all the material shown on the-organic-gardener.com is covered by copyright and should not, in whole or part, be copied, reprinted, or reproduced, and especially not re-published as if it were the work of anyone other than the-organic-gardener.com.

If you have cause to use the material contained on the-organic-gardener.com for reference or education, please use the contact form to seek my permission before reproducing it. You should be aware that normally permission would only be granted if visible reference is made to the-organic-gardener.com as the author and originator and an equivalent copyright notice is also displayed.

The information and links on this website
- www.the-organic-gardener.com - are given in good faith.

Privacy Policy:

Please remember that this website needs you to keep link tracking enabled. It is important to enable tracking so that this website can remain a free resource. Tracking merely reports the source of your visits to the referred-to web sites i.e. no personally identifiable information is either reported or recorded by tracking.

I recognize that your privacy is important.

Personally Identifiable Information
the-organic-gardener.com collects a small amount of personally identifiable information from the visitors to this website only on a voluntary basis. Except for business enquiries the only personal information collected is your name and email address. To ensure security and enable information technology processes to work, your I.P. address may also be recorded. An I.P. address is the unique identification of a computer connected to a network.

Personally Identifiable Information and How It Is Used
The following section outlines the information that may be collected when you visit the- organic-gardener.com and how that information is used.

  • When you sign up for News From The Organic Gardener you submit your email address and a name. This information is used only to send you the Ezine.
  • Links are made available to enable you to cancel your subscription should you wish to do so. In the event of cancellation, the details you supplied will be deleted from my records.
  • Sending bulk emails to unsolicited email addresses is referred to as Spam.
    the-organic-gardener.com does not send out Spam.
  • The email address list used by News From The Organic Gardener is strictly controlled by SiteSell.Com - i.e. sending Spam to this list is strictly forbidden.
  • Your details will never be passed on to third parties, rented, or sold.
  • When you submit information to the-organic-gardener.com by any of the forms your name and email address may be used by me to make an email reply to you.
  • In the unlikely event that this website is transferred to a new owner, no email or contact details will be transferred unless and until the new owner has agreed to be bound by the Privacy Policy set out on this page.
  • In this event a notice with the news will posted on the site and all ezine contacts will be emailed with news of the impending change. This will provide at least 1 month for users to request that their details be deleted from my lists before such a transfer is made.
  • Your email address will always be kept private unless you give explicit permission to have it displayed to affect some mutual benefit as yet to be determined.
  • When you submit information by the Send Your Feedback form, the information that you send may be kept in my file and used by me to make a reply to you.
  • When you submit information by the Frequently Asked Questions forms the information that you send may be kept in my file and shown on a page of the-organic-gardener.com with your name and my reply. ***Your email address will not be shown unless you specifically make a request for it to be shown.
  • When you submit information by the Website Owners and Business Form used for exchange linking, the information that you send may be kept in my file and in accordance with your request shown on this website in an exchange link. The exact title and description in these links remain subject to my editorial control.

None Personally Identifiable Information
In addition to the above, none personally identifiable information such as web browser name, browser location or similar data, may also be collected. None personally identifiable information is aggregated on numbers of visitors, pages visited, and links clicked.

None personally identifiable information is also gathered by the affiliate agencies in the form of page impressions and numbers of click thru's.
None personally identifiable information on referrals by the-organic-gardener.com to external sites and sales made from referrals may be recorded by affiliate agencies. For details please see the privacy policies of the affiliate agencies.

In common with general practice most of the external websites that you visit by links from the- organic-gardener.com may collect information on visitor numbers. Please see their privacy policies for the details.

the-organic-gardener.com uses this information, which does not identify individual users; to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track some movements around the site and assess the popularity of content and links.

the-organic-gardener.com strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all operations. Likewise, it is dedicated to protecting partners' and visitors' privacy.

Use of Cookies and Web Beacons:

the-organic-gardener.com may use cookies to help you personalize your online experience. Please remember that this website needs you to keep link tracking enabled. It is important to enable tracking so that this website can remain a free resource. Tracking merely reports the source of your visits to the referred to web sites i.e. no personally identifiable information is either reported or recorded by tracking.

Cookies are identifiers that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable information technology systems to recognize your browser. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the site's pages, or register with any of the site's services, a cookie enables the- organic-gardener.com to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.

the-organic-gardener.com uses a cookie to help you register what region of the world you are based in. This cookie records the information that you select and it is saved to help the website deliver the most useful region specific information, pictures & links.

I recommend that you enable cookies on your browser and save your region when requested. As well as a one-time pop up there are permanent boxes displayed around the website for you to save this setting.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your Web browser; however, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.

A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. They are also referred to as web bugs and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a web site.

the-organic-gardener.com may serve third-party advertisements that use cookies and web beacons in the course of ads being served on its web pages to ascertain how many times you've seen an advertisement. When you click on a link cookies enable the-organic-gardener.com to be reported as the referring website.

No personally identifiable information you give on the-organic-gardener.com is provided to anyone for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information by this web site.

Some third-party advertisements may be provided by Google, which uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Google uses the DART cookie, which enables it to serve ads to visitors based on their visits to this site and other sites on the Web.

You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie or manage the types of ads served by Google when you visit websites with Google ads by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Browsers can be set to accept or reject cookies or notify you when a cookie is being sent. Privacy software can be used to override web beacons.

Updates and Effective Date - last updated 28th September 2011.

the-organic-gardener.com reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in policies outlined on this page, details will be posted on the organic gardening blog, included in the News from The Organic Gardener Ezine,   and this page will be updated. You are encouraged to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information is collected and how it is used.

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to the-organic-gardener.com Privacy Policy as posted here on this website, please do not use this site or any links or services offered by this site. Your use of this site indicates acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

Thank you for visiting the Home Of The Organic Gardener and do take a good look around the web site. Enjoy your visit here because you can rest assured that my highest priority is your safety and satisfaction.
Yours faithfully - Michael Scott. B.Sc.

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