Privacy Policy

This website is maintained by the Society for Economic Botany (SEB). Users may download material from this site (one machine-readable copy and one print copy per page) for personal, non-commercial use only. Except where otherwise permitted in our copyright statement, any further reproduction, distribution, transmission, display, publication or broadcast requires the prior written permission of The Society for Economic Botany. For details, please see our complete copyright statement.

SEB is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. We strive to provide a safe, secure user experience. This Privacy Policy statement sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to the Society for Economic Botany web sites. It also includes the online membership order forms and member services. Your membership data will be stored and processed in whole or in part in the United States. If you access Economic Botany Online outside the United States, your usage of that site constitutes consent to the transfer of your data out of your country and to the United States.)

The SEB web site contains links to other websites over which we have no control. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other websites to which you choose to link from the SEB web site.

SEB implements reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use alteration, or disclosure. In addition, all credit transactions occur in a secure area of our site, to protect you from any loss, misuse or alteration of information collected. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. When you place an order online through the SEB web site your credit card information is protected by the use of encryption utilizing Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol, the industry standard in transferring information to process your orders.

The SSL encrypts, or translates, your order information into a highly indecipherable code, which is processed immediately. When you've begin your membership application, you will move into the secure web site. A warning window may pop up to notify you that you are entering this safe area. Once you've entered, the page address (URL) will change form http to https, to let you know you are in a secure area. Also, a key or closed lock will appear in the lower left hand corner of your screen to notify you of this change. You will remain in this secure zone for the entire checkout process. In addition, only the last four digits of your credit card number will be revealed on the screen when confirming an order. Of course, we securely transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card service company during order processing.

The information collected may be used by SEB for the purpose of operating and improving the SEB, fostering a positive user experience, and delivering the products and services that we offer. We may also use the information we gather to inform you of other products or services available fromthe Society or to contact you about your opinion of current products and services or potential new products and services that may be offered.

We may use your contact information in order to send you e-mail, postal mail or other communications regarding updates on teh SEb web site, such as job alerts, newsletters, new opportunities, and additional listings which may be of interest to you. We may also use it to send you information about third party products and services that match your interests and preferences, if you opt in for this communication. The nature and frequency of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about you. In addition, at the time of your membership application for certain electronic services, such as job alerts, access to Economic Botany Online you have selected the option to elect to receive additional communications, information, newsletters, and promotions relating to topics that may be of special interest to you.

Your use of the SEB web site shall indicate your understanding and acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with all of the terms herein, you should not use the SEB web site or its services.

If we decide to change our Privacy Statement for the Society for Economic Botany, we will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and to whom we will disclose it. If at any time, you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement, please feel free to e-mail us at or call us and speak to one of our representatives.

We welcome your comments concerning this Privacy Policy Statement. If you believe that we have not adhered to this Statement, please contact us by e-mailing us at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.