​​This web policy is a collection of statements about how we collect and use information from you, how we protect and share information on this Web site, and how to contact us with questions or if you are having difficulties using this Web site. 

Accessibility Statement
We are committed to ensure that this Web site remains accessible to everyone, particularly individuals with disabilities. Newer technologies are being used to build our Web sites that are based on and compliant with Section 508 standards. Some older legacy pages may not be compliant. If you have trouble accessing the information provided on this Web site or need further assistance, please contact the Webmaster at botany-webmaster@purdue.edu.

We never store any sensitive information that could lead to identity theft (credit cards, bank accounts, social security numbers, etc). We will never share, sell, or rent personal information unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you e-mails based on your information requests.

Links to Other Web Sites
We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other Web sites to which we link. Other Web pages, products, and organizations which are not specifically described as being endorsed or affiliated with Purdue University are posted for informational purposes only and their inclusion does not constitute an endorsement.

Image Use Statement
Images may be used without written permission by K-12 or higher education faculty and students in web pages, presentations and homework assignments that are not fee-based. Images may be used without written permission by United States federal, state and local governments in web pages and presentations that are not fee-based. All other use requries written permission from the copyright holder and may require payment of royalties. In all cases, use of all images must be accompanied by appropriate credit citation and copyright notice. Example credit lines are:
  • If the owner of an image is clearly identified on this Web site, use this credit line:
    "Image Source: © Owner's Name / Botany and Plant Pathology / Purdue University, all rights reserved."
  • If the owner of an image is not identified on the web site, use this credit line:
    "Image Source: © Botany and Plant Pathology / Purdue University, all rights reserved."
Copyright Information
Our information is available for personal use as long as you credit Purdue University. The information may not be resold. For more information regarding copyright and copyright law contact the U.S. Library of Congress.

Copyright Complaints
If you believe there has been copyright infringements in the purdue.edu domain, please contact Purdue's DMCA Agent.

Information Tracking
At times we will use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to assure quality, and to collect Web site usage statistics such as browser used, pages visited, and visit length. We make no attempt to identify individual visitors from this information.

Some pages on our Web site may require the use of "cookies." Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer in your browser’s directory. We use cookies to make it easier for you to use our site. For example, when you complete a survey, we place a cookie on your computer so that the next time you come to that page, your cookie tells our server that you already filled out the survey. Cookies also allow us to track which pages people access and what content is the most popular. We use this information to improve the Web site to meet your needs. We never use this information to identify you individually, nor can our Web site read cookies placed by other Web sites.

Purdue uses security measures to protect information on our Web sites to ensure privacy of data and protect against loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We recommend the use of a Web browser capable of supporting Secured Sockets Layer (SSL).

Notification of Changes
We urge visitors to check our web policy periodically so that they know what contact information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use the information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

If you have any questions about these policy statements or this Web site, please contact us at botany-webmaster@purdue.edu ​​​