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PLNA Privacy Policy

The Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association (PLNA) mission is "to strengthen the nursery and landscape industry by building community, expanding knowledge and protecting values" and as such produces programs, publications and events to promote its members, sponsors, exhibitors and their businesses. In addition, the PLNA bylaws require that the Secretary/Treasurer provide a list of all members of PLNA to the membership at least annually. This policy outlines how, when and what information PLNA will provide to the membership and the general public about its members and other participants in its programs, publications and events.

1) PLNA Members

a) Membership Directory –  A membership directory is available online at and is only accessible by members of the association. PLNA ceased publishing a printed membership directory with the 2012 edition.

b) New Members – From time to time the list of new PLNA members and their contact information may be published in The PLNA Quarterly, e-News, web sites or other PLNA publications as a means of recognizing and welcoming companies into the membership. New members not wishing to be so acknowledged may opt-out by contacting the PLNA office or noting such on their membership application.

2) Attendees at PLNA Events 

Persons attending a PLNA event may be required to provide their name, company affiliation, address, phone number and other identifying information as part of the registration process or other participation in the event. Individual information will be used only by PLNA for its own internal billing and communications efforts. Such information will not be sold or otherwise provided to any outside entity by any means, unless that entity is providing services to PLNA under contract. Individuals may choose to disclose their personal information to sponsors or exhibitors through identification badge scanning, or other means, but only at their sole discretion.

3) Aggregated Information
Aggregated statistical information that does not disclose personally identifiable characteristics or information about members, sponsors or attendees may be provided to the members, sponsors, exhibitors and the general public.

4) PLNA Contractors
Contractors that provide registration, printing, mailing and web site services and that have access to member, sponsor, exhibitor and attendee information will be bound by this privacy policy through contract provisions.

5) PLNA Websites

a) PLNA Websites - PLNA web sites may contain directories of member companies, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses to allow the public and industry to find PLNA members and the products and services they offer. These web sites will be designed in a manner to discourage the wholesale downloading and use of member information, but PLNA cannot guarantee that such abuse will not occur. Members not wishing their information to be listed on a PLNA web site may opt-out by notifying the PLNA office in writing. Other than the above, the membership list in any printed or electronic form will not be sold, loaned or given to any company, person, association, or agency without subpoena by a legally authorized entity.

PLNA may make sponsor names and contact information available on its web sites. Sponsors not wishing that this information to be listed on a PLNA web site may opt-out by notifying the PLNA office in writing.

b) Updating Your Personal Information and Privacy Preferences - You have the right to access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences at any time. With respect to Profile Information, this may be accomplished by linking to your account at "Edit My Profile", where you can view and make changes to your personal information. You may also access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences (such as whether you wish to receive promotional communications) by writing the entity at their specified address within their contact information page on the site from which you have clicked.

Personal information submitted through this Site or in connection with the site that is not Profile Information or is not accessible online. To access and/or correct information and privacy preferences not accessible through the website (such as whether you wish to receive promotional communications), you may write PLNA by clicking here. In your correspondence, please detail the location on this web site or otherwise where you provided your personal information. You may expect a response within 30 days. For information submitted in connection with Products and Services, you may also follow instructions included or referenced within such Product and Service to access or correct the information.

c) Collection of Personal Information - As a visitor to this site, you can engage in many activities without providing any personal information. In connection with other activities, such as utilizing online services, the web site may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting a form. It is optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, the web site may ask that you provide personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including postal code), country of residence, e-mail address, employer, title, telephone and facsimile numbers, and other personal information.

When participating in electronic commerce via the site, you may be asked to provide a credit card number. Depending upon the activity, some of the information that is asked of you may be mandatory and some may be voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity. Similarly, if you wish to delete your information (pursuant to the mechanism set forth in "Updating your personal information and privacy preferences") that is mandatory, you will no longer be able to engage in a particular activity.

When you use the website and its products and services, the website may also collect certain information about your computer to facilitate and evaluate your use of the site and the products and services. For example, the site may log environmental variables, such as browser type, operating system, CPU speed, referring or exit webpages, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer. The site also uses such information to measure traffic patterns on the site and usage of the web site services. PLNA does not match such information with any other information held by PLNA unless we have your consent.

By using this website, you agree and acknowledge that personal information collected through the website or in connection with the services provided may be transferred across national boundaries and stored and processed in any of the countries around the world in which PLNA's hosting company maintains offices, including the United States. You also acknowledge that in certain countries or with respect to certain activities, the collection, transfer, storage, and processing of your information may be undertaken by trusted third parties. Such third parties are bound by contract with PLNA's hosting company not to use your personal information for their own purposes or provide it to any third parties. One instance where this could occur is in conjunction with framed pages in which the URL for the pages is not visible, and the pages are hosted for PLNA's hosting company by such third parties. For example, on the sign up pages for some newsletters, the pages may be hosted by a third party vendor, but appear to be pages operated by PLNA and are governed by the PLNA privacy policy.

Unless expressly provided to the contrary, personal information that you provide while you are visiting a third party provider's website will be subject to the privacy policy posted on that site, and personal information that you provide while on this web site will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

d) How Your Personal Information is Used - PLNA collects your information in order to record, support and facilitate your participation on this website. If you subscribe to or register on the website, for example, the information is used provide access to the website and other benefits that may be made available to registered users. Your personal information is also used to track your website preferences and keep you informed within the community unless you have opted not to receive such communications or such communications are prohibited by law.

PLNA may collect information about the use of the services and the website, such as the number of downloads, types of services used, how many users we receive daily, and the IP/Internet address of your computer. This information is collected in aggregate form, without identifying any user individually. PLNA may use this aggregate, non-identifying statistical data for improving the website and services, providing more relevant experiences to our members and for statistical analysis.

e) Use of Cookies -When someone visits this site, standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns are collected. This is done to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is collected in a manner in which it does not identify anyone. No attempts are made to find out the identities of those visiting this site. No data gathered from this site is associated to/with any personally identifying information from any source.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Google Analytics cookies may be used on this site. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use this site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors come to the site from, browsing patterns on this site, and the pages they visited.

Please note that PLNA is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of non-PLNA websites to which this site or any other PLNA website may link. Also, PLNA is not responsible for the privacy practices of its members or users of its websites.  You may contact PLNA should you have questions regarding our policies. 

6) Credit Card Information

PLNA does not retain credit card information beyond that necessary to complete a transaction authorized by the cardholder.

If you have questions about this policy, please contact Cicely Elliott at or phone at 717.238.1673.

March 6, 2013

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