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Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to, and St. Louis Water Garden Society and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to St. Louis Water Garden Society include and SLWGS. The SLWGS website is a non-profit, community site. By using the SLWGS website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

In order to better provide  you with products and services offered, SLWGS may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

  • First and Last Name
  • Mailing Address
  • E-Mail Address

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 news or activities. These may include: (a) registering for an account; (b) subscribing to a newsletter;  (c) purchasing tickets; (d) signing up for an event; (e) sending us an email message. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to the news or activities you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information

SLWGS collects and uses your personal information to operate and deliver information you have requested.

SLWGS may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other news or activities available from SLWGS and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

SLWGS does not sell, rent or lease its member lists to third parties.

SLWGS may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about  a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.

SLWGS may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide member support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to SLWGS, and they are required to maintain the confidenciality of your information.

SLWGS may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith believe that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on SLWGS or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SLWGS; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of members of SLWGS, or the public.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by SLWGS. 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 organization, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the SLWGS website.


This websitecontains 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 members 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

SLWGS secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. SLWGS 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.

SLWGS uses third party payment provider Paypal for PCI compliance. You may view their privacy policy HERE

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 request to delete you personal information if it is necessary to:

  • Complete the transactions for which the personal information was collected, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of ongoing relationship with you, or otherwise perform a service between you and us.
  • Delete security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute thoseresponsible for that activity;
  • Debug to identify and repair errors that impare existing intended functionality; 
  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another member 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
  • 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

SLWGS does not knowningly 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.

Disconnecting your SLWGS Account from Third Party Websites

You will be able to connect your SLWGS account to third party accounts. By connecting your SLWGS account to your third  party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to  the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third party sites). If you do note want information about you, including personally identifying information, to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature. You may disconnect your third party account at any time. Members may learn how to disconnect from third-party websites by visiting the settings or privacy pages on those sites.

Email Communication

From time to time, SLWGS may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from SLWGS, you may opt out of such communications by clicking the UNSUBSCRIBE button in the footer of our email.

Changes to this Statement

SLWGS reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify yuou about significant changes in the way we  treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your accoun, by placing a prominent notice on our webiste, and /or by  updating tany privacy information. Your continued use of the website and/or services available after suchmodification will constitute you: (a) acknowledgement of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.)

Contact Information

SLWGS welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that SLWGS has not adhered to this Statement, please contact SLWGS at