Personal Information

Any personally identifiable information that you provide to Verdant through the Site, whether via survey, registration or e-mail, will be used exclusively by Verdant or third parties performing services for Verdant.  Verdant will use your personally identifiable information only for the specific reason for which you submitted it, (i.e., registering for an event). You may receive e-mail containing information that you have requested or as confirmation of information that you submitted (i.e., event registration). Verdant may use aggregate data of users to improve the Site and enhance services. Verdant will not sell, share, or transfer any of your personally identifiable information to others, except with vendors and agents solely for the purpose of supporting Verdant’s activities.

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) ( center/guidance/complying-coppa-frequently-asked-questions) requires that online service providers obtain parental (or legal guardian) consent before they collect personally identifiable information online from children who are under 13. Verdant’s Site does not target children, and is not intended to be used by children without involvement and approval of a parent or guardian. Therefore, we only knowingly collect personal information from a child under 13 where that parent or guardian has agreed to use the Site and disclose personal information to us. If you are a child under 13, please do not send any personal information about yourself to us if your parent or guardian has not provided this prior consent to us, and please do not send any personal information other than what we request from you in connection with the Site. If we learn we have collected personal information from a child under 13 without parental/guardian consent being obtained or if we learn a child under 13 has provided us personal information beyond what we request for the Site, we will take steps to verify and delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 13 may have provided us personal information in violation of this paragraph, please contact us at


A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is not linked to any personally identifiable information while visiting the Verdant site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, he or she may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site (i.e., cannot view certain content). Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to further develop our Site. Verdant does not use Cookies to retrieve information from your computer that was not originally sent in a Cookie.

Collection of Anonymous Information

Verdant may also gather anonymous information which may be used by Verdant or shared with third parties.  Generally this information is collected through “traffic data” and may entail the use of Cookies and IP addresses. Verdant uses such traffic data to help determine how our users use parts of the Site so we can analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use to create a better experience for you. IP addresses and traffic data are not linked to your personally identifiable information.

Notification of Changes

If Verdant decides to change this privacy policy, we will conspicuously post a warning on our home page so that users will be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it to any third parties. Verdant will use information in only accordance with the privacy policy in effect at the time the information was collected.