Privacy Policy

The Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc. is committed to protecting the personal information and privacy of members, contributors, and all who visit this website ( to seek information or to make contributions. We do not share, trade, give or loan our membership list to other individuals or organizations. We do not collect any personal information about individuals—such as mailing addresses or email addresses—except when such information is knowingly provided to the North Carolina Botanical Garden ("the Garden") when signing up for membership or to subscribe to the "Garden Notes" e-newsletter. At any time, you may request that the Garden’' e-newsletter not be sent by following the instructions at the bottom of each issue of "Garden Notes," by calling the Garden (919-962-0522), or by sending an e-mail with "Please remove my email address" in the subject of the message to our general mailbox .

The Garden's website does not collect persistent "cookies"—files placed on the hard drive of a visitor to a website, which allow that website to monitor the visitor’s use of the site, usually without the visitor’s knowledge.

To understand why you may receive gift receipts or other communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, it is helpful to understand the relationship between the Botanical Garden Foundation, the North Carolina Botanical Garden, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit (501 [c] [3]) membership organization chartered in 1966 to support the North Carolina Botanical Garden, its mission, and its programs. Foundation members contribute nearly 50 percent of the funds for operating expenses and improvements to the Garden. In addition, the Botanical Garden Foundation protects nearly 300 acres of land for conservation purposes. The Botanical Garden Foundation is an Affiliate Foundation of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and subscribes to the standards for UNC Affiliate Foundations.

Gifts of cash, securities, or in-kind gifts to the Garden are processed and recorded by the Development Office of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Your gifts to the Garden are very important, and we want to be sure your information remains safe by using the most secure web-giving method available to us. When you click on the "Give to the Garden" or "Join Now" links on our website, your on-line credit card gifts for Botanical Garden general support or specific designations are transmitted through UNC-CH's secure online giving website.

Information about gifts and addresses submitted are recorded by UNC's Development Office and retained according to the UNC - CH privacy policy. Online transactions through the UNC - CH website and giving page are protected under the terms of the UNC - CH privacy policy, which is posted on the UNC - CH website and presented below:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ("the University") is committed to protecting your privacy, and we will not disclose your personal information to third parties unless required to do so by law. By using this website, you agree to abide by this Privacy Policy as well as any other applicable Information Technology Services policies.

Information collection and use:
The University may collect some information about how visitors access and use a website affiliated with the domain and its contents. The information collected on this website is limited to non personally-identifiable information and may include information such as the computer address used to access the Web site. This data is used to improve website content and website management for users. Cookies may be used to facilitate the navigation of this site, but these cookies will not contain any personally-identifiable information. Other sites within the domain may have different privacy policies. If applicable, consult the privacy statement on each page.

Changes to our Privacy Policy: We reserve the right to update and amend our Privacy Policy as needed. A current version of the Privacy Policy will be posted on this [UNC] Web site. Contacting us [UNC] and reporting misconduct:

For more information or to report any misconduct or abuse of this Web site, please e-mail one of the listed contacts:

  • To report acceptable use problems at UNC-Chapel Hill, call 919-962-HELP or send e-mail to:
  • For issues involving copyrights or other policy concerns, call 919-445-9393 or send e-mail to:
  • For issues involving system security, call 919-962-HELP or send e-mail to:
  • For any other issues, please send e-mail to

If you would prefer that your gift to the Garden remain anonymous, or if you would prefer not to receive any University mailings, please indicate this preference on your check or in the text message accompanying your email contribution, or notify the Garden directly. If you have questions, concerns, or wish to report problems or violations of this policy, please contact Charlotte Jones-Roe.

This Privacy Policy was approved and adopted by the Botanical Garden Foundation Executive Board on October 20, 2010 and is subject to revision and update in the future.

Updated on January 09, 2012 at 10:49:13 pm.