Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://thegardenvisitor.co.uk.

Richard Jackson operates The Garden Visitor website thegardenvisitor.co.uk .  For data protection purposes we are the ‘data controller’ of the personal data that you give us.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you choose to contact us via our Contact Form we  may collect  your name, address, telephone number, and email address.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to monitor and analyse web traffic and this can be used to keep track of User behaviour including your IP address.

GOOGLE FEEDBURNER

If you give consent to subscribe by email to our website posts we collect your email address for Google FeedBurner to communicate with you.

Who we share your data with

We will receive your personal data on our website which is kept on secure servers in the UK, Europe and the United States.

If you give consent to subscribe by email to our website posts we use Google FeedBurner to communicate with you.  Their privacy policy can be read here: https://policies.google.com/privacy.  You will be free to unsubscribe from those messages at any time. The server of Google Feedburner is located outside the EU, in the USA, and we are satisfied that the organization has appropriate safeguards in place to protect your data.

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

We do not give anyone else access to personal data unless we are required to by law or the access is for our own team performing their services for our website, all of whom are subject to confidentiality obligations.  If we wish to process your personal data for purposes other than those specified in this notice, we will notify you with relevant information and, if necessary, seek your consent.

We may from time to time provide information of a general nature to third parties – for example, the number of individuals visiting our website, or  completing an enquiry form, but this information will be anonymized so that those individuals cannot be identified.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Analytics data will be retained for a minimum period of 1 year following your last visit to our website, and for a maximum period of 3 years.

Enquiry data and correspondence data will be retained for a minimum period of 1 year following your last enquiry submission or correspondence to us. After that, until you ask us in writing to delete your personal data, we will keep it to enable us to contact you as mentioned earlier in this notice.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

You have the right to:

  • ask us in writing for details of the personal data that we hold on you
  • require us to rectify any errors
  • have your personal data deleted if there is no reason for its continued storage and processing
  • lodge a complaint about the data controller with the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office).

Further details about your rights under data protection legislation can be found on the ICO’s website at https://ico.org.uk/.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

We will receive your personal data on our website which is kept on secure servers in the UK, Europe and the United States.

If you give consent to subscribe by email to our website posts we use Google FeedBurner to communicate with you.  The server of Google Feedburner is located outside the EU, in the USA, and we are satisfied that the organization has appropriate safeguards in place to protect your data.

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilises the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application. Their servers are located outside the EU, in the USA, and we are satisfied that the organization has appropriate safeguards in place to protect your data.

Your contact information

Our address is: 115, Brackenbury Road, London W6 0BQ.

Our contact details are:   Richard Jackson email: richardjacksongardens@gmail.com

Additional information

Cookies

Your internet browser has the in-built facility for storing small files- “cookies” – that hold information which allows a website to recognise your account.  Our website takes advantage of this facility to enhance your experience.  You have the ability to prevent your computer from accepting cookies but, if you do, certain functionality on the website may be impaired.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

Any changes to this Notice will be placed here and will supersede this version.  We will take reasonable steps to draw your attention to any changes in our policy.  However, to be on the safe side, we suggest that you read this document each time you use the website to ensure that it still meets with your approval.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, or if you want to know what information we have collected about you, please email us at richardjacksongardens@gmail.com.