We take data privacy very seriously and this document describes how we handle and manage your data.
- We are Christie-Elite Nurseries Ltd, and you can contact us at email@example.com.
- We process your data to provide our services to you, or for our legitimate interests.
- We only process your data for as long as we need to, and then we delete it.
- We do not share your data with others unless they are providing a service to us (such as payment service providers), or unless you ask us to share your data.
- Our service includes a number of places where you can send data to third parties. If you want to use these, you should check you are happy with the way they use your data.
- We do not market to you or sell your data.
- You’ve got lots of rights, including the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. If you need a hand in exercising your rights, feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who we are
How we process your data
Throughout your interactions with us we will collect only the data that we require in order to provide you with the service that you are requesting.
We may use your data to:
- fulfil any contract that you have placed with us;
- notify you about changes to our website or services from time to time;
- review website and usage to improve and develop our website and our products and services;
- respond to your queries;
- where necessary, resolve your queries by passing information to relevant third parties such as a delivery company;
- carry out analysis of data generated during your visit to our website for our own market research purposes and to track and measure the impact, results or changes to our website;
- comply with any applicable law, legal process or enforcement by any regulatory body.
The key information that we capture and process is shown below for your information:
When you access our service we will store a record of your IP address along with details of your request in our logs. This information is stored and used by our web developer to ensure the integrity of our service.
Authorisation and session data
Whenever you visit our website we will use several cookies that will identify you to our service. This is necessary to provide the service to you.
Session cookies are used to associate and authenticate you with our website, match your browser with your actions on our site. For example, selecting a product and adding it to your order.
You may block, delete or disable any of these as your browser or device permits, but doing so will limit what you can do on our website.
In addition to these cookies, we use Google Analytics to help analyse the use of our website. This software stores temporary cookies on your computer or mobile device to collect standard visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information collected (including your IP address) is sent to Google and held for 14 months. We can then log-in to Google and evaluate what pages users look at.
We do not collect any information that personally identifies visitors to our site. We do not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of Google Analytics. Also, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data they hold.
If you wish to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Your contact information
We ask for contact information, including your name, billing address, shipping address, e-mail address, telephone number and business name (if appropriate) so that we can fulfil any service with you. We may obtain this implicitly if you send it to us without us first requesting it, e.g. as an e-mail signature.
We require your billing address and/or e-mail address in order to provide you with an invoice for our service. This information is collected as a legal obligation and will be stored on our systems along with invoices for a minimum period of 7 years.
Your contact information may be stored in various systems that we use (for example: our accounting system). This is necessary to provide our service to you.
Your contact information will be retained until we are no longer under any legal obligation to store this information, or we have deemed all services with you to have been fulfilled, whichever is the later.
We store your e-mail address for the purposes of managing your account with us. This will be used for transactional e-mails that relate directly to your account or services. This information is required in order to ensure you are informed about your account and can take appropriate actions in various situations.
Your e-mail address will be kept until such time as all information associated with it are deleted from our systems.
If you send us e-mails, these will be passed through our mail server. This is necessary to provide our service to you.
If we send you transactional e-mails, such as order updates, these will be passed through our internal mail server and stored for a period of time to assist with debugging delivery problems and ensuring messages are appropriately delivered to their destinations. This is necessary to provide our service to you.
The information stored includes the contents of the message sent, the e-mail addresses of the recipients and any other headers.
E-mails directly to/from our employees
If you communicate with our employees directly by e-mail, we may retain your name and e-mail address in the mailboxes of the employee(s) that you communicate with, together with its contents and metadata. This is necessary to provide our service to you.
Call logs & recordings
We do not log or record telephone calls.
We store backups of data for use in disaster recovery. This is necessary to provide our service to you.
Backups can only be obtained by authorised members of staff, which varies according to the type of data stored and its purpose.
We never store your own passwords on our services in plain text. Passwords are hashed using an industry standard hashing algorithm. As a good security practice, we recommend the following with regards to choosing your password:
- Use a unique password with our website that is not shared with any others.
- Choose a long secure password containing either multiple random words, or a good combination of letters, numbers & symbols.
- Exercise good password hygiene and change your password on a regular basis.
We do not store payment card details on our own servers. We work with an external PCI-compliant payment processor (SagePay) who stores these details.
Support by e-mail
If you contact us by e-mail or through our website, you will be sharing your contact details (name, e-mail address and/or phone number) with us for the purposes of responding to your query. This is necessary to provide our service to you.
We retain all support requests (including name & contact details) that we receive for the purposes of auditing and training of staff.
If you apply for a job with us, we will store the personal data that you submit for the purposes of considering your application.
Job application data is kept until the corresponding position has been filled.
We operate servers which are managed by companies compliant with GDPR regulations or are covered by the EU-US Privacy Shield.
Transfer of data to group companies
We may share and/or transfer your data with other companies within our group for the purposes of administration and company structuring.
Transfer of data on product or service acquisition
If we are acquired by another company or entity, we may share your information with the acquiring company so that they may continue to provide you with the services that you have elected to receive. You will be notified by e-mail in the event that such an acquisition occurs.
Third party processors
We use third parties to provide us with additional services in order to carry out our business. We maintain a list of third parties that process data on our behalf.
- We may share your details with professional service companies such as delivery companies, accountants or accounting software.
- We may share your details with companies who provide us with payment services for taking payments from credit/debit cards.
- We may share your details with companies we use to provide computing services.
- We may share your details with companies who provide us with communication services such as e-mail.
We will not share your data with third parties for the purposes of any marketing.
Correcting your personal data
It is important to us that the information we store is up to date and accurate. You may update your details at any time through our website, when placing an order, or you can contact us.
Removal of your personal data
In some cases, you may be able to request that we remove your personal data from our systems. To do so please contact us using the information below.
You have a lot of rights, including right to request access to and rectification or erasure of your personal data or restriction of processing of it. You also have the right to object to our processing of your data in some situations, as well as the right to data portability.
Notification of data breaches
Upon discovering any data breaches, we will notify any affected individuals as soon with 72 hours. In the event of a data breach concerning personal data, the affected parties will be notified by e-mail to the main e-mail address we store with your account.
Use of our services by persons under the age of 18
We do not allow anyone under the age of 18 to signup, use or store any personal data with us on any of our services. If we discover or are notified about the presence of a user under this age, we will remove their data from our systems without notice.
Our lawful basis for data processing
Under the General Data Protection Regulation, unless we have otherwise specified above, we will be processing your data as a legitimate interest. These interests include staff training, ensuring the security of our systems and to allow us to operate our business in an efficient manner.
Where our processing is based on consent, you may withdraw consent at any time.
Where our processing is necessary for us to perform our contract with you, or to take steps to enter into a contract with you, we will not be able to enter into a contract with you or deliver our service to you if you do not give us the data in question.
Disclosure of information to law enforcement agencies
We may disclose your information if we are requested to by any law enforcement agency where we believe we are required to comply with the request under any applicable laws.
Data protection authority
You may have the right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority or the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in the United Kingdom (our authority).
The ICO can be contacted at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Other information can be found on their website at ico.gov.uk.