GardenSkill are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.
We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.
Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to GardenSkill Ltd., 30 Crossgate Road, Park Farm Industrial Estate, Redditch, B98 7SN. Alternatively, you can telephone 01902 725055.
How do we collect information from you?
We collect data to operate effectively and provide you with the best experience on our website. You provide some of this data directly, such as when you make a purchase or when you register to receive our email newsletters. We get some of it by recording how you interact with our website by, for example, using technologies like cookies.
What type of information is collected from you?
The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages you accessed and when. If you purchase a product from us, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third party payment processors, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions.
How is your information used?
We may use your information to:
• Process orders that you have submitted
• To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us
• Dealing with entries into a competition
• Seek your views or comments on the services and products we provide
• Notify you of changes to our services
• Send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about offers, events, new additions to our range, activities, promotions of our associated companies goods and services
We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We hold some types of information to fulfil our contract with you (for example the product guarantees we offer). We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.
Who do we share you personal data with?
Third Party Service Providers & Suppliers working on our behalf: We may pass your information to our trusted third party service providers, suppliers, agents subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf. For example, to send you emails or catalogues, to deliver the products you have ordered from us, fraud management and so on.
However, when we use third party service providers & suppliers;
• We disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to use your data for an exact purpose whilst keeping your information protected and secure at all times.
• We will not release your information to third parties for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.
To help improve your experience of our website, we currently use the following companies who will process your personal data as part of their contracts with us:
Your marketing choices
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us about our products and events, then you can select your choices by leaving blank the relevant boxes situated on the forms on which we collect your information.
We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email unless you have given your prior consent. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by logging into the My Account area on the website or contacting us by email: email@example.com
How you can access and update your information
The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you would like to change your details at any point, please log into your account and update the relevant area.
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information GardenSkill hold about you free of charge. To request this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We reserve the right to charge an administrative fee for further copies of the same information or when a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, particularly if it is repetitive.
You have the right to ask us to delete all information held on you by GardenSkill. To request this, please email email@example.com. Please note - if you need to redeem a guarantee or request a refund after making this request, you must be able to provide your order number and details or the product(s) purchased.
Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information
When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. Any sensitive information (such as credit or debit card details) is encrypted and protected with 128 Bit encryption software on SSL. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear on the bottom of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or in the address bar on Google Chrome.
Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you and create a more personalised experience on our website. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. We may also use your personal information to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.
Use of 'cookies'
It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. Please note that turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.
Links to other websites
In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.
16 or Under
We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.
Transferring your information outside of Europe
As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.
If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.
Review of this Policy
We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated on 30 April 2019.