Privacy Policy

The Cleveland Botanical Garden is concerned about the protection of the privacy of its website visitors, members and donors. We respect your privacy and your choice not to have your personal information shared with other people. Your use of our website indicates your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

Website Information

The Garden only collects personal contact information (such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers) when users submit it voluntarily. To make our website more useful to you, our server automatically collects information when you visit our site, such as, but not limited to, your IP address, date and time of your visit, pages viewed and clickstreams. We will not collect or track information that may identify you personally.

Mailing Address

We will not use, sell or exchange your telephone number or e-mail addresses. We occasionally make portions of our mailing lists available to other nonprofit organizations as a way to attract new audiences. When we do this, we only share names and addresses. To opt out, contact the Marketing Department at (216) 721-1600, ext. 176.

Terms of Use

By using this website and its content, you agree to be bound by and acknowledge your acceptance of the following Terms of Use and applicable laws. By accessing and browsing this website you fully acknowledge and accept the following terms and conditions.


Images, text, software, documentation, electronic text and image files, audio and video clips and other materials are the property of the Garden and will be protected by copyright laws and other restrictions. Furthermore, copyrights and other proprietary rights in the materials on this site may belong to individuals and entities other than the Garden.

The Garden expressly prohibits the copying of any protected materials on this website, except for the purposes of fair use as defined by copyright law and as described below. This prohibition includes the downloading of site content for commercial use or for use on personal websites.

Fair Use

Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected materials for noncommercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary and news reporting. Users who wish to download or print text and image files from the Garden’s website for such uses must request the Garden’s express permission by contacting Users must cite the author and source for this material as they would material from any printed work and the citation should include the URL <>. None of the content may be altered or modified.


The text, images and content on this website are provided “as is” without a warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use and/or non-infringement. The Garden assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable, for any damage or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property on account of your use of the site or your downloading of any text, images or content from the website. You acknowledge that if you rely on any information or content on the website, you do so solely at your own risk.


Anyone wishing to use any of the files or images contained on this website for publication or any purpose other than fair use as defined by law must request and receive prior permission from the Garden. The responsibility for determining whether any third-party rights exist and for obtaining all other necessary permissions remains solely with the user and the Garden will have no responsibility in connection with securing such rights for any materials on the website. Any other use, such as, without limitation, the use of an image for a commercial purpose, requires the prior written consent of the Garden, which may be granted or denied at the Garden’s sole discretion. The failure by the Garden to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of the Terms of Use by you or others will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right of the Garden or other entities’ rights. All requests to reproduce artwork in any form from the Garden’s collection must be submitted in writing to