Privacy Policy

Grandma’s Garden Co, referred to hereafter as Grandma’s Garden, is committed to protecting your privacy. That is why we have adopted this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is intended to describe how personal information is processed and used.

  1. Why do we have a Privacy Policy?

We have developed this policy because we want you to feel confident about the privacy and security of your personal information. Grandma’s Garden takes all reasonable care to prevent any unauthorised access to your personal information.

When we refer to ‘personal information’ in this Privacy Policy, we mean information which identifies you as an individual, or is capable of doing so.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By visiting our website or using any of our services and continuing to do so you indicate your agreement to our collection and use of your personal information as set out in this Privacy Policy.

 

  1. What does this Privacy Policy cover?

This Privacy Policy only applies to how Grandma’s Garden deals with your personal information. It does not apply to any other company or to any other company’s websites even if you access them through Grandma’s Garden.

 

  1. Your consent

Please note: in using the Grandma’s Garden web site, and/or in trading with Grandma’s Garden Co, you consent to the collection and use of personal information by Grandma’s Garden in the ways described below.

 

  1. What personal information do we collect?

The information we collect includes some or all of the following:

Name, address, landline phone number, mobile phone number, e-mail address, website password (encrypted).  Payment card details are captured/stored by our card processing provider and not stored by us.

Trading history with Grandma’s Garden.

Records of relevant communications, e.g. relating to delivery tracking or credit control.

Please also see the section entitled ‘What information is Grandma’s Garden gathering about visitors to its website?’ below.

 

  1. How do we use personal information?

We use personal information to take and fulfil customer orders.

We do not disclose information to third parties.

Please also see the section entitled ‘What information is Grandma’s Garden gathering about visitors to its website?’ below.

We may also request your email address for the purposes of adding you to our mailing list. We maintain a strict ‘no spam’ policy that means we do not sell, rent, or otherwise give your email address to a third-party.

Grandma’s Garden will not send you emails that you have not agreed to receive. If you are a member of our mailing list, you may be contacted occasionally with details of special offers, new products or services. You have the option of ‘unsubscribing’ from our mailing list at any time, thereby preventing any further such email communication from being sent to you.

 

  1. What personal information do we collect about you from other companies and organisations?

We do not collect any personal information about you from other companies and organisations.

 

  1. Do we share personal information with anyone else?

We do not share your personal information with other companies outside of Grandma’s Garden, or any parent or sister companies related to Grandma’s Garden. However, we may provide information, in response to properly made requests, for the purposes of the prevention and detection of crime, and the apprehension or prosecution of offenders. We may also provide information for the purpose of safeguarding national security. In either case we do so in accordance with the Data Protection Act. We also provide information when required to do so by law, for example under a court order, or in response to properly made demands, under powers contained in legislation.

 

  1. For how long do we keep personal information?

The time period for which we keep information varies according to what the information is used for. In some cases there are legal requirements to keep data for a minimum period. Unless there is a specific legal requirement for us to keep the information, we will retain it for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the data was collected or for which it is to be further processed, e.g. for the submission of UK government trading statistics.

At the end of that retention period your information will be either completely deleted or anonymised, e.g. by aggregator with other data so that it can be used in a non-identifiable way for statistical analysis and business planning.

Examples of customer data retention periods include:

Orders: when you place an order we will keep the personal data you give us for five years so we can comply with our legal and contractual obligations.

Inactive accounts: If you have not used your account for more than five years it will be flagged as ‘inactive’ and we may contact you to ask whether you still want to keep it open. Unless asked to do otherwise we will close your account and delete or anonymise the personal data associated with it.

 

  1. How you can find out what personal information we hold about you?

You can make a formal request if you want to know what personal information Grandma’s Garden holds about you.

To obtain a copy of the personal information Grandma’s Garden holds about you, please contact us at the address given at the foot of this page.

We will either provide the information you require within one month (subject to proof of your identity) or we will let you know why we are unable to do so. We allow you to challenge the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate, you may have the data erased, rectified, amended or completed.

 

  1. How we protect your personal information

We are serious about guarding the security of your personal information and the details of any transactions made. As required by the UK Data Protection Act of 2018, we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us, to prevent unauthorised access. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we are able to disclose sensitive information to you.

We secure access to all areas of our website, most notably transaction areas, using ‘https’ technology.  Access to your personal data is password protected and secured by SSL encryption.

 

  1. What about cookies?

A ‘cookie’ is a text file which is allocated by our server to your personal computer (PC) when you visit our website. If you want to know more about cookies please go to www.allaboutcookies.org which explains how cookies work and how you can manage their use.

A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files that may have been created from other sites.

Cookies are used on this online shopping site to keep track of the contents of your shopping basket, to store delivery addresses (if the address book feature is used) and to store your details if you select the ‘Remember Me’ option. They are also used after you have logged on as part of that process.

Grandma’s Garden’s cookies do not collect any information regarding the use of your PC or your Internet browsing in any way.

 

  1. How to disable cookies

All types of cookies can be removed from your PC but some significant features of the Grandma’s Garden website will be unavailable to you.

Your browser lets you choose whether to accept, not to accept, or to be warned before accepting cookies. Please see www.allaboutcookies.org for full details of how to disable cookies in all major web browsers. Your browser’s help feature will also show you how to disable cookies.

 

  1. How Third Party sites’ cookies are covered by this policy

At no point does our website create any third party cookies on your machine.

 

  1. What information do we gather about visitors to our website?

We collect information from visitors to our website to help us to make improvements to the website and to the services we make available. We know, for instance, how many visitors there are to our website, when they visited, for how long and to which areas of our website they went. We do not share this information with other companies.

Every computer connected to the internet is provided with a domain name and an IP address. When a visitor requests a page from within the Grandma’s Garden website, our web servers automatically identify and log the HTTP request that is made to our web server. This information reveals nothing personal about you. In fact, the only information that we automatically gather, and log is as follows:

The IP address of the site that may have referred you.

Your IP address

The web page that you may have linked to us from, if any

The product identifier for version and make of browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.)

The Operating System platform that you may be running (e.g. Windows, IOS, Android, etc.)

Search words or terms that are passed from a search engine

There is absolutely nothing unusual about the information just described – the practice of collecting this data has been generally standardised by nearly every web server on the internet today.

We do not use any of this information to identify individuals visiting our website.

 

  1. Will we disclose the information collected to Third Parties?

Grandma’s Garden does not disclose buyers’ information to third parties other than when order details are processed as part of the order fulfilment. In this case, the third party will not disclose any of the details to any other third party.

Grandma’s Garden will disclose your personal information or any of its log file information only when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such actions are necessary to:-

Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on Grandma’s Garden

Protect and defend the rights or property of Grandma’s Garden, or visitors to the Grandma’s Garden website

Identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice, or the rights of third parties

Co-operate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities

Grandma’s Garden uses reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. Furthermore, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that receive the information. Where Grandma’s Garden also provides “links” to other web sites on the internet, we are not responsible for their Privacy Policies or how those web sites manage information about their users. We strongly urge you to check with those web sites to determine their Privacy Policy.

 

  1. Overseas customers

Due to laws and import customs requirements in other countries, Grandma’s Garden does not ship to international addresses.

 

  1. How to find out about changes to our Privacy Policy

We may change our Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this page so that you are always aware of the information that we collect, how we use it, and the circumstances under which we disclose it.

If you have an enquiry or concern about our Privacy Policy, please contact:-

Privacy Officer

Grandma’s Garden, 7 Day’s Close, Swindon, Wiltshire. SN3 4PQ

Tel: +44 (0)776 153 0451

E-mail: seeds@grandmasgarden.co.uk

WWW: grandmasgarden.co.uk