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Privacy Policy


The San Diego Botanic Garden realizes the importance of protecting the personal information of our donors. All information concerning donors or prospective donors, including names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, names of beneficiaries or amount of gifts, etc., shall be kept strictly confidential by the San Diego Botanic Garden, its staff, volunteers and board members unless permission is obtained to release such information.

The San Diego Botanic Garden will not share, sell or trade our donors’ personal information or names, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by the San Diego Botanic Garden, both online or in hard copy, including written, electronic, or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed by a third-party provider, our donors’ personal information will only be used if necessary to complete the transaction.


Conditions of Use


Many of these items are made publicly-accessible, but they are not all public domain -- the vast majority of the images*, and a number of the texts, are copyrighted to San Diego Botanic Garden and some other texts are copyrighted to their original print publishers and made available here with permission.

By their use of these web pages, texts and images, users agree to follow these conditions of use:

These web pages, texts and images may not be used for any commercial purpose without permission from San Diego Botanic Garden. These web pages, texts and images may not be re-published in print or electronic form without permission from San Diego Botanic Garden. Educators are welcome to print out items to provide to their students.

Users are not permitted to download our web pages, texts, and images in order to mount them on their own servers for public use or for use by a set of subscribers. Individuals and institutions can, of course, make a link to the copies at San Diego Botanic Garden, subject to our conditions of use.

It is not in our interest or that of our users to have uncontrolled subsets of our holdings available elsewhere on the Internet. We make corrections, add tags, add images, etc. on a continual basis, and we want the most current text to be the only one generally available to all Internet users.