My Ideal Garden is owned by Peter Bochenek & Associates, Inc. (“PBA, Inc.”) and is dedicated to providing our visitors with a safe and secure experience on its My Ideal Garden Site (“Site”). Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. We respect your privacy and strive to ensure that your shopping visit with us is a truly rewarding experience. PBA, Inc. supports the guidelines and practices provided in the Direct Marketing Association’s “Privacy Promise to American Consumers.” PBA, Inc. agrees to:
- not share visitor’s information with anyone
- not solicit our visitors by direct mail or telephone
- not send you email blasts you haven’t asked for
These Security and Privacy policies apply only to www.myidealgarden.com
Collecting Information About You
For the most part, you can visit My Ideal Garden without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Our web servers track the Internet domain address from where our visitors come and analyze this data for trends and statistics, but individual users will remain anonymous, unless you voluntarily tell us who you are.
There may be times (such as when you place an order, sign up to receive the Site’s email newsletter or e-courses, or participate in contests or promotions, etc.) when we will ask you to provide certain information about yourself, such as your name, shipping and billing addresses telephone number, email address, credit card information, etc. We also maintain a record of your online purchases from our Site. Whether or not to provide such information is completely your own choice. But if you choose not to provide the information we request, you may be unable to make purchases, participate in special offers, or access certain content on our Site.
We do not use your address for snail mail or make it available on the rental market.
Your Friend’s Email Address
You may notice that we offer you the chance to send a friend an article, product page, or newsletter telling tem about the site. Feel free to take advantage of these opportunities because your friend is also covered by My Ideal Garden’s Spam-Free policy.
We will only use your friend’s email address in order to send the message you asked us to send. Then they will never ever hear from us again … unless they voluntarily subscribe to our services.
We recognize that there are bad people who have nothing better to do with their time who may abuse our ‘email a friend’ system to send some email to a person who is NOT a friend and who doesn’t want to get email from us.
Unfortunately, this is a built-in danger when you offer people the convenience of forwarding an article to a friend. If someone using our system sends you something you don’t want, we greatly apologize.
Special Offer Blasts
Again, we will never send you an email blast on behalf of a third party. We also won’t send you a blast promotion for one of our own products, unless:
- You specifically and pro-actively signed up for our My Ideal Garden Specials newsletter.
- You purchased a specific product in the past from us and a new edition of that exact product has come out. In that case we’ll let you know it’s come out.
Simply go to the end of each newsletter issue to find the link to unsubscribe. You can also email us at
and we will take you off our list immediately.
Information submitted by persons who make purchases on this Site is used only to fulfill the order. The information given is not shared with third parties except as needed to effect financial transactions, unless such disclosure is required by law or other special cases described below. PBA, Inc. may also generate non-identifying and aggregate profiles from information provided (such as the total number of sales, or sale dollar values, but not the names). As explained in more detail below, we may use this aggregated and non-identifying information for advertising purposes. Persons making purchases on the My Ideal Garden site also have the opportunity to receive email announcements from us. Email addresses are used only for that purpose, and are not given to anyone else.
My Ideal Garden may in the future conduct both business and individual customer surveys. We encourage our visitors to participate in these surveys because they provide us with important information that helps us to improve the types of services we offer and how we provide them to you. Your personal information and responses will remain strictly confidential, even if the survey is conducted by a third party. Participation in our surveys is voluntary. In the event we do such a survey, we will take the information we receive from individuals responding and combine it with the responses of other My Ideal Garden visitors to create broader, generic responses to the survey questions (such as gender, age, residence, hobbies, education, employment, industry sector, or other demographic information). We then use the combined information to improve the quality of our services to you, and to develop new services and products. This combined, non-personally identifying information may be shared with third parties.
It is PBA, Inc.’s policy not to use or share the personal information about visitors of vendors in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses. However, PBA, Inc. may disclose personal information about visitors or vendors, or information regarding their use of the service provided by PBA, Inc. and My Ideal Garden, if we believe we have a very good reason to do so, including: to satisfy laws, such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, regulations, or governmental or legal requests for such information; to disclose information that is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Access Terms; to operate the Services properly; or to protect the My Ideal Garden partners and customers. We may also be required by law to disclose information to government or third parties under certain circumstances or third party may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. In addition, we may transfer your information to the purchaser of the portion of our business to which the information relates, or to an affiliated company, but only so long as such party adopts a privacy statement or policy that is substantially similar to this statement.
Our Commitment to Data Security
My Ideal Garden has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. My Ideal Garden runs on a server that uses secure mode (SSL) during login and checkout. Thus, any passwords and payment information are communicated in encrypted form. Credit card information is always stored in encrypted form.
While we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot absolutely guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party "hackers" from illegally obtaining this information.
Protecting children's privacy is especially important to us. It is our policy to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and all other applicable laws. We do not collect information on children and do not have Web pages designed for children. We encourage parents to take an active role in supervising children's use of the internet.
Legal Notice and Disclaimers
From our experience and to our best knowledge, the information in the My Ideal Garden Articles, Garden Information and our newsletters is true and accurate. However, due to the ever changing and unpredictable nature of Nature, there are no warranties of any kind. Each user will indemnify and hold harmless the My Ideal Garden Entities against claims or losses obtained in the use of such information.
In short, if you’re the kind of person who will sue us if your outdoor project does not turn out the way you expected, then please consult with other sources before you undertake any endeavors suggested here. My Ideal Garden is intended to be a journal of our experiences and is not the final word.
Information in this Site is subject to change without notice. No representation or other statements of fact or otherwise contained in this Site shall be deemed to be a warranty by PBA, Inc. for any purpose or give rise to any liability of PBA Inc, except as set forth in a written agreement signed by PBA, Inc.
PBA, Inc. does not endorse any of the companies, organizations, products, or services associated with any of the links provided on this site and has not taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of any of the information contained in such third parties’ websites.
Copyright: 2005 - 2010 Peter Bochenek and Associates, Inc.
All content, materials and programs included on or associated with this website including the code, text, graphics and logos associated with the Site are the property of Peter Bochenek and Associates, Inc. or its affiliates and suppliers. In addition, the overall look and feel and the compilation of all materials and content on the Site are the property of Peter Bochenek and Associates, Inc.
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By using the My Ideal Garden website, you consent to the terms and description of our online Security, Disclaimers and Privacy statements, including the processing of personal information for the purposes given. We reserve the right to update these policies from time to time. Should the online Security and Privacy guidelines change, we will post the changes to our Site.
If you would like to give us your feedback regarding our policies and terms, please do so by emailing us at
or writing to us at:
Peter Bochenek and Associates, Inc.
101 Pine Ridge Ct., Pittsboro, NC 27312