Who we are
We are community volunteers. Our mission is to support, teach and encourage a diverse community of gardeners in Western North Carolina using current research-based horticulture practices.
Our website address is: https://www.buncombemastergardener.org.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
When visitors use one of our contact forms, their name, email address, comments, and any other fields present and required on the form are sent to us via email, and a copy of the message is retained within the website indefinitely.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving 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.
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors of this site:
- Found the site in the first place (i.e. a referring link, or a search term)
- What pages are visited and for how long
- What device and web browser is used
- Where the visitor is located, via their IP address
This data is collected for the purpose of understanding how visitors find and use this website and which pages are popular, and to determine how to improve the website over time. The data collected is never shared, sold, or disclosed and cannot be used to identify you personally by name.
We occasionally use PayPal to collect donations and payment for events.
When using PayPal to donate or make a purchase, your contact and payment information is stored within PayPal and not on this website.
PayPal’s Privacy Statement describes PayPal’s information collection practices, and how they use, store, disclose and protect that information. The Privacy Statement applies to the PayPal website and all related sites, applications, services and tools regardless of the device or method you use to access those platforms. If you have a specific question about PayPal’s collection, use, storage, disclosure and protection of information, please review the PayPal Privacy Statement.
We occasionally use Formstack to collect applications for grants and payment for events.
When using Formstack, your contact and/or payment information is stored within Formstack and not on this website.
Please see the Formstack Privacy Statement.
Those who subscribe to receive email updates from us will have their email address privately listed inside our WordPress.com account. Access to this account is limited to approved Master Gardener web personnel only.
Who we share your data with
Those who subscribe to receive email updates will have their email address privately listed inside our WordPress.com account. This list is not stored on our website.
How long we retain your data
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.
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.
Our contact information
Please contact us here.
How we protect your data
Our website hosting conducts daily scans to detect malware and we keep our site up to date to prevent security breaches.
Your data is never sold to anyone.