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Bellingrath Gardens & Home’s policy is to respect and protect the privacy of its web site users, consistent with the applicable laws of the United States and the State of Alabama.

Thus, visitors should be aware that, information which is provided by users via Bellingrath Gardens & Home’s site, could be required to be disclosed as required by law, for example, in response to valid legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order, or in response to a request made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act unless an exception to disclosure applies or disclosure of information is otherwise protected to the extent provided by law.

Policy Revisions

The Bellingrath Gardens & Home may revise this policy on the web site periodically. Policy revisions will be posted.

What Information About Users Do We Retain?

A. Automatic Information

The following information is collected and stored automatically from all users accessing the Bellingrath Gardens & Home’s web site to browse or download information:

  • The Internet domain and Internet Protocol address from which you access our site;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The pages you visit; and
  • If you linked to the Bellingrath Gardens & Home’s web site from another web site, the address of that web site.

Such information is collected for possible use in connection with the creation of summary statistics and to assess what information is of interest to users, to determine technical design specifications, and to identify system performance issues. This information is not reported or released unless legally required.

B. Information Provided by a User

In addition, if you provide information to the Bellingrath Gardens & Home via the web site, for example, by sending an e-mail, participating in a survey, responding to a feedback or “contact us” form, etc.), Bellingrath Gardens & Home retains such information. In addition, all e-mail messages received by Bellingrath Gardens & Home web site contain the e-mail addresses of the senders. Thus, if you communicate with us via our web site, the information automatically retained, as specified above, will be stored together with the content of your communications to us, if any, including your e-mail address.

If you send us an electronic mail message with a question or comment, or fill out an online form, we may utilize whatever identifying information you provide to us in your communication in responding to your request.

Does Bellingrath Gardens & Home’s web site use Cookies to Collect Information about a User?

Bellingrath Gardens & Home web site uses cookies. A cookie is a text file, not a program, which is sent to your computer when you access a site. Cookies do not disclose your name or e-mail address to a web site; rather, cookies can only tell a web site if you have visited before and can pass short bits of information from the web site back to itself the next time you visit.

Disclaimer/Links to other Sites

The Bellingrath Gardens & Home web site contains links to other web sites. These may include links to web sites operated by other government agencies, non-profit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on Bellingrath Gardens & Home’s web site and this privacy notice does not apply. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that web site.