Why this privacy statement?

We process your personal data for the benefit of our service provision. We attach great importance to your privacy and we will, therefore, treat these personal details confidentially and carefully. Personal data is processed in accordance with the legal provisions such as the Data Protection Act and, from 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (also known as GDPR). We would like to further inform you about this in this privacy statement.

Applicability of privacy statement

This privacy statement provides information about the processing of personal data by or on behalf of Garden Connect Ltd and only applies to the use of its customers’ personal data and visitors to the website.

This privacy statement does not apply to websites of third parties, such as websites or apps to which Garden Connect Ltd refers on its website and in its emails. Garden Connect Ltd recommends that you consult the privacy policy of these third parties on the relevant websites.

The identity of Garden Connect Ltd

Garden Connect Ltd is responsible within the meaning of the Data Protection Act and –  with effect from 25 May 2018 – the General Data Protection Regulation. This privacy statement provides information about the collection and processing of personal data by or on behalf of Garden Connect Ltd.

Garden Connect Ltd is known under Companies House 07009875. Garden Connect Ltd has its registered office address Office 13383, at PO Box 6945, London, W1A 6US, in the United Kingdom and can be reached at the email address: info@gardenconnect.com.  

How do we collect personal data?

Garden Connect Ltd can receive information from you in the following ways:

  • Directly from you: for example, by entering into an agreement with us, if you contact us by email, telephone or in writing, you make an enquiry via our website, register for activities, by handing over data at events or when you subscribe to our newsletter.
  • Through our own website: for the purposes of carrying out, improvement and registration of our services, we collect various information through our website and newsletter by the use of cookies, among other things.
  • Through third parties: we may use the services of third parties. These third parties then act on behalf of Garden Connect Ltd. This privacy statement also applies to the data collected via these third parties when they act as a processor for Garden Connect Ltd. We are not responsible for the collection of data that does not take place on behalf of Garden Connect Ltd. In this regard, we refer you to the privacy policy of these third parties.

What personal data do we collect?

Garden Connect Ltd may process personal data about you because you use the services of Garden Connect Ltd and/or because you provide it to Garden Connect Ltd yourself when you provide us with information. Garden Connect Ltd can process the following personal data:

  • Contact and account details, including name, address, telephone number, email address, date of birth, your company or employer, job role, account(s) and any login details that you provided.
  • We do not save payment and invoice details if you make an online payment via a third party such as an online payment facility. If you provide this information yourself to us in another way, for example, in writing or by email, it could be that it is stored.
  • Website details – such as IP address, traffic and location data and information about the use of our website, online systems and newsletters.
  • Information that you submit when you apply for a job with us, such as your CV, motivation and any related information.

For what purposes do we collect your personal data?

Garden Connect Ltd uses personal data obtained in the first instance to carry out the agreement that we conclude with the customer in the context of offering products and services on our website and for internal administration. More specifically, we ask you to share your personal data with us for the following purposes:

  • For the benefit of entering into, maintaining and improving the contractual relationship with its (potential) customers, or for improving the services and products and services.
  • For the application and implementation of legal obligations.
  • To make analyses regarding purchasing and visiting behaviour on the website.
  • To provide you personal promotions, offers, tips and information by email and/or post.
  • To provide purchase-related information such as user guides, usage tips, information, warranty certificates, purchase receipts and related products and services.
  • To send promotions on the birthday of (potential) customers.

Garden Connect Ltd may send newsletters by email. If you no longer wish to receive a newsletter, you can use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter.

Personal data is not used for purposes other than those described above.

With whom do we share your personal data?

Garden Connect Ltd may share your personal data with companies affiliated with Garden Connect Ltd, its clients, subcontractors (such as processors) who provide services on behalf of us or carry out assignments, suppliers, government agencies and other business contacts.

Garden Connect Ltd may be required to provide your details due to a statutory obligation on Garden Connect Ltd and/or following requests from authorities.

Garden Connect Ltd has taken the necessary organisational and contractual measures to ensure that personal data is processed and protected in line with European legislation.

What cookies do we place?

Our website uses cookies, with which technical information is saved. Cookies are small information files that a website leaves on your device, with which your activities on our website are followed. It concerns for example:

  • the IP address of the visitor;
  • the date and time of the visit;
  • the URL of the referring site (the site from which the visitor originates);
  • the pages visited on our website;
  • information about the browser used (type and version, operating system, etc.).

We use technical information and cookies to facilitate your visit to the website and to optimise the performance and user experience of the website. Cookies can be placed both by Garden Connect Ltd itself and by other parties with whom Garden Connect Ltd cooperates. Below is an overview of the types of cookies that are placed through the Garden Connect Ltd website:

Functional cookies

Garden Connect Ltd places cookies that are necessary for the website to function properly and to provide a requested service. These cookies are used to save certain user and preferred settings, to save any login data and to optimise the user-friendliness of the website.

Analytical cookies

Garden Connect Ltd uses analytical cookies, such as the Google Analytics cookies, which collect information about the use of the website. These capture, among other things, the number of website visitors, the visited pages and the duration of their stay. The collected data is used to improve the service and optimise the content of the website to the wishes and needs of the users.

Garden Connect Ltd has concluded a processor agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics. This agreement ensures that the Google Analytics cookies have been set in the most privacy-friendly way. Garden Connect Ltd has not given Google permission to use information obtained through Garden Connect Ltd for other Google services.

Tracking or advertising cookies

Tracking cookies are cookies that collect data about the (internet) behaviour of the website user. These tracking cookies are used to enable the user to make optimal use of our website. For example, these cookies are used to record information about the visit so that relevant information can be used for the convenience of the user on a subsequent visit, for example by filling in forms or offering ads that match the (search) profile of the user. We also use tracking cookies to show you relevant ads on websites of third parties. 

Disabling cookies

Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features and services on our and other websites may not function properly if cookies are disabled in your browser.

Social media

On our website, you can share information on social media, through the available social media buttons. The relevant social media can place cookies through these buttons. We have no influence on the use by these parties. They are responsible for the use and provision of data obtained in this way. The privacy policy and the general terms and conditions of the relevant social media are applicable to this use.

How long do we keep your data?

Garden Connect Ltd does not store your data longer than necessary for the implementation of the agreements and in any case no longer than 24 months after the agreement has been terminated unless this is necessary to comply with a statutory obligation for retention.

The termination of an agreement, in this case, means the cancellation of a customer card or the unsubscribing of a newsletter. If you wish to have your data removed in full, you can submit a request for this (see below).

What are your rights?

You must ensure that Garden Connect Ltd has the correct personal data. You can object to the use of certain data by Garden Connect Ltd, or request your data for inspection, correction and/or removal of your (personal) data in writing to the e-mail address info@gardenconnect.com. Upon written request, any corrections made by you will be processed. Garden Connect Ltd will respond to your request as quickly as possible but within four weeks.

Complaints about the use of personal data can be directed to Garden Connect Ltd or to the legally competent institution in our country.

How do we secure your personal data?

Garden Connect Ltd takes the protection of personal data very seriously and takes appropriate physical, administrative, organisational and technical measures to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorised access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorised modification.

Should you still have the impression that your data is not properly secured or there are indications of misuse, or if you would like more information about the security of your personal data, please contact Garden Connect Ltd on info@gardenconnect.com.

Changes

We can change our privacy policy. We will amend any changes to our privacy policy in this privacy statement. We, therefore, recommend that you regularly check our current privacy statement with regard to any changes.

Questions, comments, complaints

If you have any questions, comments or complaints in response to this privacy statement or about the way Garden Connect Ltd handles your personal data, you can contact us by e-mail on info@gardenconnect.com.

 

Questions privacy policy UK

Partners

  • Nedfox
  • Garden Forum
  • GLEE Birmingham
  • The HTA
  • Retail Services Team
  • Swan Retail
  • Garden Centre Association
  • Garden Centre Retail