Conditions of Use

Many of these items are made publicly-accessible, but they are not all public domain -- the vast majority of the images*, and a number of the texts, are copyrighted to San Diego Botanic Garden and some other texts are copyrighted to their original print publishers and made available here with permission.

By their use of these web pages, texts and images, users agree to follow these conditions of use:

These web pages, texts and images may not be used for any commercial purpose without permission from San Diego Botanic Garden. These web pages, texts and images may not be re-published in print or electronic form without permission from San Diego Botanic Garden. Educators are welcome to print out items to provide to their students.

Users are not permitted to download our web pages, texts, and images in order to mount them on their own servers for public use or for use by a set of subscribers. Individuals and institutions can, of course, make a link to the copies at San Diego Botanic Garden, subject to our conditions of use.

It is not in our interest or that of our users to have uncontrolled subsets of our holdings available elsewhere on the Internet. We make corrections, add tags, add images, etc. on a continual basis, and we want the most current text to be the only one generally available to all Internet users.


Privacy Policy

San Diego Botanic Garden has incorporated the latest Internet technological standards into the design of the secure purchase areas of

Except when express permission is specifically and knowingly provided by you, the Web site user, San Diego Botanic Garden collects no personally identifying information about individuals. We do not ‘share lists.' We do not disclose your personal information to anyone, except in accordance with the Privacy Policy. Authorized disclosures include limited circumstances such as the following:

(a) in a legal proceeding in which San Diego Botanic Garden is a party or has an interest, or pursuant to federal court order;
(b) to an independent certified public accountant during an official audit of SDBG finances;
(c) to a contractor, such as a technology or service provider, if the disclosure is necessary to fulfill a San Diego Botanic Garden function;
(d) to a payee or financial institution for billing payment; and
(e) to a government law enforcement agency pursuant to a legal process.

By using, you consent to this Privacy Policy. This privacy policy may be changed at any time. Please check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of following the posting of any changes constitutes your acceptance of the changes.

Updated 09/7/2009