We want to safeguard the privacy of your personal data and have created this policy to explain how your personal data will be used when you engage with our blog.
1. Who are we?
The A Wonder in the Garden (AWG) blog is written and managed by Tony Kendle and a small group of co-editors who write for and manage this blog. We take seriously our responsibility in safeguarding your personal data. This policy outlines how we will collect and use your personal data.
2. What is personal data?
Personal data is information about you that can help us identify you, such as your name, address, phone number or email address, or more discrete data such as the device type and IP address of any smartphones, tablets or similar mobile devices you own.
There are also special categories of personal data that are treated by law as being particularly sensitive. This may include your racial or ethnic origin, your religious beliefs or information related to your health. We have no plans to collect this information and will only ever collect special categories of data where we have your explicit consent to do so.
3. Why we collect your personal information
We collect such non-personal and personal Information for the following purposes:
To provide and operate our services;
To be able to contact our visitors and subscribers with general or personalized service-related news;
To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we may use to provide and improve our respective services;
To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.
4. The information we collect
We receive, collect and store personal data about you when you:
Enter information on our blog or provide it to us in any other way;
Visit the AWG blog. We collect information where available including your IP address, operating system and browser type. This information helps us produce anonymised data about our visitors’ browser behaviours.
Interact with us on our social media pages (such as Facebook, and Instagram). We collect information about you from these sites if the settings on your accounts or the privacy policies of those sites give us permission to do so. This would include your name, and any direct or private messages sent to us.
Voluntarily provide us with your personal data whilst interacting or providing feedback. We collect information such as your name, email address, postal address and any additional comments or information you give to us.
5. What do we use your personal data for?
We will process your personal data only in relation to specific purposes and only after giving careful consideration to ensure that your privacy rights are not seriously impacted.
We will process the personal data that you provide to us in the following ways for the purpose of (and on the basis of) our performance of our contractual obligations to you:
To provide you with the services that you have requested from us, such as responding to your enquiries and feedback;
To record any contact with you and provide you with information that is tailored and relevant to you;
With your consent, we will send you occasional information to let you know about our activities;
If you cease to have an active relationship with us or request no further contact, we may retain some basic information to avoid sending you unwanted materials in the future and to ensure that we don’t accidentally duplicate information.
6. Who do we share your personal data with?
Please be aware that web sites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. This privacy statement does not cover the information practices of those web sites.
We do not sell or rent your personal data to anyone, we will never provide your personal data to another company or charity for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent.
As our requirements change, we may need to change the third parties that process your personal data to meet those requirements.
7. How we communicate with our blog visitors
We may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to poll your opinions through surveys, to send updates about our work, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail, as provided by you.
8. How do we protect your personal data?
We will always do our best to keep your personal data secure. Steps we take in order to do this include the use of technical controls (such as secure firewalls and computer protection), limiting the number of people who have access to your data and ensuring that they are trained in protecting your personal data.
The AWG blog is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to share our services with you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.
9. Retention of your personal data
We will only retain your personal data for as long as we need to keep it. In considering how long to retain your data we will always take into account factors such as the nature of our relationship with you, legal requirements and contractual requirements. We will not keep your data indefinitely and will always dispose of it carefully when it is no longer necessary for us to retain it.
10. Your Rights – What are the choices available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of your personal data?
The law gives you a number of rights in relation to your personal data and Our use of it. You have the right:
to ask us not to use your personal data for direct marketing purposes;
to ask to see what personal data we hold about You and to find out about the way that we process the data;
to ask us to correct or update any personal data which is inaccurate;
to ask for personal data to be deleted in some (but not all) circumstances where there is no good reason for us to continue to process it;
to ask us to temporarily stop using your data if you don't believe that we have a right to use it, or to stop us from using your personal data where there is no good reason for us to continue to use it; and
not to be subject to decisions made solely on the basis of 'automated processing' (i.e. the right not to be subject to decisions made solely by algorithms or computers without input from a human) in certain circumstances.
11.How can you access, update or delete your personal data?
If you have any questions about it, or would like to access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at email@example.com or in writing to Tony Kendle, c/o Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall PL24 2SG.
If you are unhappy with how we have dealt with your personal data or if you have any further questions about how we process and retain personal data please contact us in the first instance so that we can try to put this right.
If you are still not satisfied, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. Further information is available on the ICO website.