Privacy Policy

Fort Bend County Master Gardener’s Web site, (hereafter referred to as ‘We or our Website’):

Our Website was developed by volunteer Master Gardeners from Fort Bend County and is provided as a public service. We are affiliated with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

We do not use cookies to collect information. Note: A cookie file contains unique information a web site can use to track such things as passwords, lists of pages you’ve visited, and the date when you last looked at a specific page or to identify your session at a particular web site.

Our Website may provide links to other Web sites maintained by third parties. These links are provided for your information and convenience only. We do not necessarily endorse, support, authorize or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites.

Our Website is not responsible for the content of any linked Web site. If you access or use any third-party Web sites linked to our Website, you do so at your own risk. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that other Web sites are free of viruses, worms or other software of a destructive nature. We reserve the right to terminate any third-party Web site link at any time.

If a third party links to our Website, it does not indicate an endorsement, adoption, authorization, sponsorship, affiliation, joint venture or partnership between our Website and that third party. In some cases, we may not be aware that a third party has linked to the Web site.

We, nor anyone else associated with this web site, collect any IP information for any reason. However, our service provider does count the number of visitors to our Website and we provide a count of the number of visitors to Texas AgriLife Extension occasionally. No personal information is collected by this counting method.

Our Website does not use any ad company to display ads on our site. If you see any pop-up ads, they are hacking our system. However, we use an external service to provide us with a search capability for our site. This third-party search service includes sponsored advertisements. We use this service because it is provided at no cost to us. We do not necessarily support any of the ads listed when you use this search service.

We do not request any personal information or collect any information that personally identifies you or allows you to be personally contacted except for the Hotline. The Hotline may request either your phone number, email address, or mailing address in order to provide you with answers to your horticultural questions. NO EMAIL ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER, or MAILING ADDRESS will be shared with any third party.

Our blog is available for viewing. However, if you wish to add a comment, you must be REGISTERED in order to do so. The registration process will require you to enter a Username and a valid Email address. The email address is used to forward you a password. Once you receive your password, you will be able to enter comments. Your email will remain confidential and only the blog administrators have access to that information. NO INFORMATION WILL BE SHARED WITH ANY THIRD PARTY.

Our Mailing List is an opt-in, opt-out service providing current, relevent information concerning general horticultural interest subjects. To register for this service, you must include a valid Email address. No other information is collected about you. This information is kept in a secure database and will not be shared with any third-party including Texas AgriLife Extension or FBCMG. Only the Administrator of this account will be able to view subscribers’ email account addresses.

Disclaimer: Information given is for educational purposes only. References to commercial products or trade names is made with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement by the AgriLife Extension or the FBCMG is implied.

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