Privacy Policy

All Users (“Users”) of the website located at (the “Website”), including You (“You”), must read this Privacy Policy and the related Terms and Conditions found at prior to using any portion of the Website. By using the Website, You agree to all terms of this Privacy Policy. If You do not agree with all such terms, You may not use any portion of the Website.

This Website is owned and operated by the Magnolia Society, Inc. (also known as “Magnolia Society International”). Magnolia Society International respects Your privacy and has written this Privacy Policy so that You will be aware of the information that Magnolia Society International collects from You, how that information is protected, and how it is used.


Magnolia Society International permits its Users to provide their name, e-mail address, address, phone number, credit card information (collectively “personal information”), in order for Users to provide feedback, register cultivars, make purchases or donations, or become Magnolia Society International members. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.

Magnolia Society International may also collect non-personal information, including, but not limited to, the Internet Protocol (IP) address of Your computer and Your browser software (i.e. Internet Explorer, etc.), the configuration used, the pages served, the time, source of a request, or other information.

Except as otherwise stated, Magnolia Society International may use both non-personal and personal User information to monitor and improve the content of the Website, to customize the Website to User preferences, to communicate information to Users, to provide You with special events, offers or promotions on behalf of us or third parties, to contact You regarding any transaction, contest or promotion in which You have participated, and for any other purposes specified in this Privacy Policy or disclosed when You provide Your information.


Magnolia Society International may employ independent contractors (“Outside Contractors”) to provide specific services, including but not limited to, Magnolia Society International marketing assistance, authorizing credit card transactions, order fulfillment, and developing, hosting or maintaining the Website on our behalf. These Outside Contractors may have access to information collected on the Website, including personal information, in the course of providing such services and will have agreed to only use it for such purpose.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if You choose to make a purchase or donation through our Website, your transaction and any related payments may be processed through the software and services provided by our Outside Contractor, Wild Apricot. By making any payments through our Website, you also agree to Wild Apricot’s Privacy Policy, found at


Users must keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. Although we will use reasonable efforts to protect your information, information posted or transmitted to, or e-mail sent to or from, this Website may not be secure, and You should therefore take special care in deciding what information You post, transmit, or send to us via e-mail.


Magnolia Society International may use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements on the Website. These companies may use information about Your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on this Website and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to You. Magnolia Society International may encourage such companies to take reasonable precautions with respect to the collection and use of both personal and non-personal information; however, it is not responsible for their actual practices.


We, and our Outside Contractors and third-party advertisers, may place or recognize a unique "cookie" on Your browser or use a beacon. A cookie is a piece of data transmitted to and stored on the User's hard drive that information about the User. A beacon is a small piece of data embedded in images on pages of the Website. Cookies automatically identify Your web browser to the Website each time You visit the Website. Many updates and improvements to the Website are based on data obtained from cookies, and such cookies may allow You to personalize Your experience on the Website. Cookies may enable Magnolia Society International to track and target the interests of Users to enhance their experience. If a User selects its browser to reject cookies, they may still use the Website. However, some of the areas on the Website may not provide an acceptable User experience if You have disabled the use of cookies.


You may be presented with an opportunity to receive information and/or offers from third parties. If You do agree to have Your personal information shared, it will be subject to the privacy policy and practices of such third parties. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of such third parties and, therefore, You should review their privacy policies and practices prior to agreeing to receive such information. If You later decide that You no longer want to receive communication from a third party, You will need to contact that third party directly.


The Website may contain links to other websites, including, direct links and banner advertisements. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected on or submitted to the Website. Magnolia Society International is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites linked to the Website or third party advertisements served on the Website.


Magnolia Society International reserves the right to disclose Your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to: (a) comply with legal requirements, legal process, court order or other administrative or law enforcement order served on Magnolia Society International, (b) protect and defend the rights of Magnolia Society International or verify compliance with the policies and Terms and Conditions of this Website and applicable laws, and (c) protect the personal safety or legal rights of Users of the Website or the public. Magnolia Society International may also use IP addresses to identify Users, and may do so in cooperation with copyright owners, internet service providers or law enforcement agencies in our discretion, without notice to You.


If You choose to enter any contest, sweepstakes or other promotion offered on this Website, Your personal information may be disclosed to third parties in connection with the administration of such promotion, including, without limitation, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law, such as on a winners list. Also, by entering a promotion, You are agreeing to the official rules that govern that promotion, which may contain specific requirements of You, including, except where prohibited by law, allowing the sponsor(s) of the promotion to use Your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing associated with the promotion.


Magnolia Society International or any of it assets, including the Website, may be sold, or other transactions may occur in which Your personal information is one of the key business assets for the transaction. In such a case, Your personal information may be one of the business assets we transfer. Magnolia Society International reserves the right to disclose and transfer User information, including personal information, in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of our assets, or other corporate change.


The act of submitting User content to the Website, Magnolia Society International, or any of its Outside Contractors is voluntary and does not, in itself, create a contractual or confidential relationship of any kind between You and Magnolia Society International or any obligation of Magnolia Society International to pay or otherwise compensate You for the submission of the User content. By submitting User content, You consent to Magnolia Society International’s use of such User content in any way it sees fit (subject to the limitations on personal information set forth herein). You represent and warrant that the User content is either Your own independent creation or that You otherwise have the right to submit the User content for Magnolia Society International’s use.


Children under the age of thirteen are not allowed to use the Website without parental consent or supervision. Magnolia Society International is unable to prevent children under the age of thirteen (13) from visiting the Website. However, Magnolia Society International will not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen. By providing personal identifiable information through the Website including, but not limited to, Your name and e-mail address, You represent and warrant that You are at least thirteen years of age and that You agree to comply with Magnolia Society International's Privacy Policy. We will delete any information later determined to be from a User younger than thirteen.


The Website is operating in the United States of America. If You are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside the United States, then by Your use of the Website, You consent to the transfer of Your information to the United States.


You should review this Privacy Policy whenever You use the Website in order to be aware of the ways that Your information is used. Magnolia Society International reserves the right to change the Privacy Policy at any time by prominently posting notice of such change on the Website or otherwise notifying You of the changes. If You do not accept such changes, You must discontinue the Website. Any such change will apply to information or other materials that You provide us on or after the effective date of the change.


California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of the Website who are California residents to request certain information regarding Magnolia Society International's disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact: Beth Edward, Magnolia Society International Secretary, 3000 Henneberry Rd, Jamesville, NY 13078-9640, USA; Phone 315-677-7813.

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