Non-Personal Information

We at Pacific Horticulture Society (“PHS”) are very respectful of your privacy concerns. As a general policy, no personal information is automatically collected from visitors to the PHS site. However, certain non-personal information of visitors is recorded via standard website analytics tools. This information is used to provide an enhanced online experience for our visitors. Information tracked includes the type of browser being used by the visitor (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system (e.g., Macintosh, Windows) in use by the visitor and the domain name of the visitor’s Internet service provider (e.g., Comcast, Quest). By having this information, Web pages optimized for a particular visitor’s computer are automatically available to that visitor. Other uses of this information include internal review of the number of visitors to the site but only in an aggregate and non-personally identifiable form.

Personal Information

E-mail addresses and other personally identifiable data about visitors to this site are known to PHS only when voluntarily submitted. Personally identifiable information that may be collected in connection with visitors voluntarily filling out contact forms is retained by PHS, and never sold, shared or rented to others. This information is used to better understand visitors’ use of our site. PHS sometimes also uses e-mail addresses and other personally identifiable information to contact visitors who communicate with us. For example, we direct e-mail to visitors who provide us with their e-mail addresses for specific purposes such as a question, an event suggestion or a Letter to the Editor.

Letters to the Editor

We would love to hear from you in response to anything published in Pacific Horticulture, in print or online. Please include your full name, email address, and the article you are responding to. Be honest, be frank, be thoughtful, and respectful. Just please don’t try and sell us anything.

Submissions should be limited to 150 words; no attachments please. We promise to read everything submitted and will do our best to respond in kind. If your letter is selected for publication we will contact you directly. We reserve the right to edit for length and clarity.