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At Groseeds we take security and your privacy very seriously. This privacy notice provides information on how Groseeds collects and processes your personal data.

We are registered with the Data Protection Act and will only use the personal information we collect about you lawfully and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Groseeds is the Data Controller for any personal data you give to Groseeds.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact us at -

Groseeds, Holborn, Groes, Denbigh, Conwy, N Wales, LL16 5BL, email - privacy@groseeds.co.uk


When do we collect your personal information?

We collect personal information about you on our website -

  • during browsing,
  • when you place an order,
  • contact us about products or services,
  • register to receive our newsletter or special offers,
  • create an account on our website,
  • enter a competition, promotion or survey.

The personal information we collect about you.

  • Your name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Previous orders
  • Customer service communications
  • Payment information - if you purchase a product from our website, your card details will not be stored by Groseeds. All payments are processed by our third-party payment processors PayPal or Stripe.
  • Device information - when you visit our website using a PC, mobile, tablet or laptop, our website will exchange information with your device to provide you with the best browsing experience and usability. To enable this to happen our website may acquire some further information, such as -
  • Your IP address
  • The type of device you are using (mobile, PC, laptop, tablet)
  • The operation system your device has (Android, Windows, IOS, MAC OS X, Linux)
  • The browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)
  • The domain you came from (depending on the device you are using and browser settings)


How your information is used.

Your personal information will be used to -

  • fulfilling your order (including contacting you regarding your order and delivery or any problems regarding your order.)
  • handle any returns or replacements,
  • notify you if there are any issue with products you have purchased,
  • notify you of any changes to our services,
  • send you communications (that you have requested). These newsletter emails will include gardening information, news, special offers, promotions, competitions, events, new products, vouchers etc.
  • competition communications.

You may have also submitted personal information when submitting specific forms on our website, forms such as Order Cancelation, Feedback, and Product Suggestions etc. We will use your personal information in these cases to confirm the receipt of your form, process your request or communicate back to you when, for example, one of your suggested products become available in our store.



Cookies.

What are cookies & what do they do?

Cookies are used on our website to help give visitors the best possible shopping experience by making our site functional and easier to use.

A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto the visitor's device (computer, smartphone etc.). Cookies do not harm the device and cannot be used to plant spyware or viruses on the visitor's device.

These small text files allow certain tasks to function, tasks such as remembering what items you put in your shopping basket or remembering details such as you name, address, your wishlist etc. which makes log-in or placing an order much faster and more convenient. For security these cookies do not remember or store credit or debit card details, these details will need to be submitted manually by you every time you place an order.

Cookies do not contain any of your personal information such as name, address, contact numbers or credit card details. For more information regarding cookies please visit-

www.allaboutcookies.org

The above website will explain how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases if cookies are removed some of our website features may not function.

Google Analytics.

The user data collected by Google Analytics cookies is anonymous and does not include any personal information about visitors or customers. These cookies allow us to continually improve our services by analysing data and statistics such as 'how visitors us our site'. For example if we found from our data that a high percentage of visitors where using the site search box to search for the term 'contact us' we could improve visitor and customer experience by simply making the 'contact us' link more prominent and easier to find, removing the frustration and annoyance to future visitors who wish to contact us.

How to disable cookies.

If you prefer not to have cookies enabled simply go to your browser to change your cookie settings. If you do decide to turn off cookies or have set the security in your browser to the highest setting you may not be able to purchase items from our site.

Please contact privacy@groseeds.co.uk if you have any concerns or questions regarding our cookie policy.


How we protect your personal information?

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, disclosed, viewed or altered by unauthorised parties. Third parties will only process your personal data on our instruction and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. We do not sell or rent any personal information to any third parties. The third parties we work with do not sell/rent any personal information.


How long do we keep your personal information?

Groseeds will only use your personal information for as long as you remain a customer. The maximum amount of time that Groseeds will store your personal information is seven years (due to UK tax law).

Purchases - we will keep the information and details of what you purchased from our website for seven years (from the date of your last transaction). After seven years your personal data will be anonymized however we will keep your marketing and purchasing history.

Marketing - we will keep the information we use for marketing purposes until we are notified by you that you no longer wish to receive this marketing information. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter you can unsubscribe by clicking on the 'unsubscribe' link found at the bottom of each newsletter email or contact us at privacy@groseeds.co.uk


Automated decision making and profiling.

We do not use automated decision making or profiling to process data.


Who do we share your personal information with?

Here at Groseeds we sell products not information. We do not sell or rent your personal information to other parties.

To perform specific services such as the delivery of your parcel by the Royal Mail or taking your credit or debit card payment using Paypal or Stripe, we disclose your personal information to these third party service providers purely to help them perform their services. In the case of card payment details we use state of the art data encryption to protect your information.

We use several third parties to help us with our operations and this can involve processing your personal data on our behalf. Some of these third parties reside outside of the EU. These companies are data processors and enable tasks such as -

  • Order management,
  • Product delivery,
  • Website analytics,
  • Mailing services for marketing,
  • Accounting management.

 

We may have to disclose your personal information by law to law enforcement officers in the case of an investigation.

We will also disclose personal information when it is necessary to protect our legal rights, enforce our terms and conditions or other policies, and protect ourselves or others from fraud or if somebody has or attempted to use our website for illegal or fraudulent purposes.

Groseeds cannot be responsible for the Privacy, Cookie and Data Protection policies of any websites we link too or any websites that link to us.

 



External sites.

When you click on a link to leave our website we can no longer be responsible for the privacy and protection of your information. We advise that you read their privacy policy to understand if and how they collect and process your data.

We have several social media buttons embedded on our website, such as Facebook and Twitter. We cannot prevent these sites from collecting information on your usage of the embedded content. If you have not logged into your social media account they may still be able to collect anonymous information about you.


Your legal right.

If you have opened an account with Groseeds you will be able to view, amend or remove your personal information by logging into your account.

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data -

  • The right to access a copy of your personal information
  • The right to request correction of your personal data
  • The right to request erasure of your personal data
  • The right to object to processing of your personal data
  • The right to request restriction of processing your personal data
  • The right to request transfer of your personal data
  • The right to withdraw consent

If you would like to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us at privacy@groseeds.co.uk

You can find out more about your rights regarding your personal data in the UK by visiting - www.ico.org.uk.


If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at privacy@groseeds.co.uk

This privacy policy was last updated 24th May 2018

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