Privacy policy

The primary purpose of website and app of The Morton Arboretum is to provide information about The Morton Arboretum and its areas of expertise, not to gather personal information. We do, however, gather some information through the site and app through third-party vendors, as described below. The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web pages, communicate with users, and to notify consumers about updates to our website.

Information Gathered

For each visitor to our website or app, our web server automatically recognizes the consumer's IP address. We collect the domain name of visitors for data reports only. Names provided by visitors to the Arboretum via the email subscription feature on the website will receive periodic communications, and they have the option to opt out of the service at any time via the “unsubscribe” link provided in the emails.


Certain features of this site and app require you to complete the registration form. Some personal information (such as name and email address) is required. This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site about which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.


We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your order(s). If we have trouble processing an order, we'll use this information to contact you.

Security/PCI compliance

When we transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information, such as financial information, we redirect visitors to a secure server for the transfer of data. We have appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site. The Morton Arboretum is committed to protecting consumer credit card data in compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).


A cookie is a small text file that is created on the computer hard drive that gives that user a unique, random ID. This ID enables the website to recognize each visitor on subsequent visits to the site. A cookie may indicate the preferences selected by a visitor on a prior visit and facilitate more efficient browsing on subsequent visits. We use cookies to store visitor preferences, record session information such as items that consumers add to their shopping carts or programs that a visitor registers for, and to record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit. We use cookies from third-party partners such as Google and Facebook to analyze user activity to improve the functionality and user experience of the website. Use of cookies is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site. Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site for marketing purposes. However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Use of Information

If you supply us with your postal address and/or email address online, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new programs or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by emailing We do not partner with nor have special relationships with any ad server companies.

Changes to the Use of Information

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will contact you before we use your data for these new purposes to notify you of the policy change and to provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses.

Customers may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by emailing or by calling 630-968-0074.

Protection of Children

The website or app are not designed or intended to attract children or teens under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from any person we know is under the age of 18.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may reach us through the contact information below.

The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532-1293