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Our Privacy Policy

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Friendly Seed Company Limited understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, www.beefriendlyseeds.com (“Our Site”) and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.

 

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of this Privacy Policy is requested if you place an order or fill in our contact form.

 

1. Definitions and Interpretation 

In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:  

 

“Account”

means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our  Site;

“Cookie”

means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our and/or when you use certain features of Our  Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our  Site are set out in Part 14, below; and

“Cookie Law”

means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;

 

2. Information About Us

Our  Site is owned and operated by Friendly Seed Company Limited, a limited company registered in England under company number 12487428

Registered address: 1 Park Lane, Elham, Canterbury, Kent CT4 6UU  VAT number: 345 2668 86.

Email address: beefriendlyseeds@gmail.com

Telephone number: 07735361026

Postal address: 1 Park Lane, Elham, Canterbury, Kent CT4 6UU

For more information on our data protection policy please contact Edward Denne or Pippa Hope (Directors). Email address: beefriendlyseeds@gmail.com. Telephone number: 07735361026. Postal address: 1 Park Lane, Elham, Canterbury, Kent CT4 6UU

 

3. What Does This Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of Our Site. Our Site may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

 

4. What Is Personal Data?

Personal data is defined by the UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 (collectively, “the Data Protection Legislation”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.

Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.

 

5. What Are My Rights?

Under the Data Protection Legislation, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:

 

  1. The right to be informed about our collection and use of your personal data. This Privacy Policy should tell you everything you need to know, but you can always contact us to find out more or to ask any questions using the details in Part 15.

  2. The right to access the personal data we hold about you. Part 13 will tell you how to do this.

  3. The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact us using the details in Part 15 to find out more.

  4. The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we hold. Please contact us using the details in Part 15 to find out more.

  5. The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.

  6. The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.

  7. The right to withdraw consent. This means that, if we are relying on your consent as the legal basis for using your personal data, you are free to withdraw that consent at any time.

  8. The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to us directly, we are using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.

  9. Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. We do not use your personal data in this way.


 

For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the details provided in Part 15.

It is important that your personal data is kept accurate and up-to-date. If any of the personal data we hold about you changes, please keep us informed as long as we have that data.

Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. We would welcome the opportunity to resolve your concerns ourselves, however, so please contact us first, using the details in Part 15.

 

6. What Data Do You Collect and How?

Depending upon your use of Our Site, when you conduct a transaction, as part of the process we collect and hold some or all of the personal data set out below.. Please also see Part 14 for more information about our use of Cookies and similar technologies and our Cookie Policy  https://www.beefriendlyseeds.com/cookie-policy. We do not collect any ‘special category’ or ‘sensitive’ personal data.

 

Identity Information, e.g. name and title - Through this website when you send us a message or place an order.  This is information necessary to fulfil an order or service to you. Contact information including address, email, telephone number - Through this website when you send us a message or place an order.  This is information necessary to fulfil an order or service to you. 

 

Payment information including card details, bank details - Through WIX ecommerce.

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7. How Do You Use My Personal Data?

Under the Data Protection Legislation, We must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. We may use your data to:

• Provide goods and services to you

• To manage a registered account you hold with us

• To verify your identity

• Communicating with you, information necessary to fulfil an order or service to you.

• For crime and fraud prevention, detection and related purposes

• With your agreement, for promotional and marketing purposes*

• To manage customer service interactions, e.g. refunds

• Where we have a legal right or duty to use or disclose your information (e.g. a legal dispute or investigation by a public authority)

 

*You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the Data Protection Legislation and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out. We will always obtain your express opt-in consent before sharing your personal data with third parties for marketing purposes and you will be able to opt-out at any time.

We will only use your personal data for the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected unless we reasonably believe that another purpose is compatible with that or those original purpose(s) and need to use your personal data for that purpose. If we do use your personal data in this way and you wish us to explain how the new purpose is compatible with the original, please contact us using the details in Part 15.

 

If we need to use your personal data for a purpose that is unrelated to, or incompatible with, the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, we will inform you and explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

In some circumstances, where permitted or required by law, we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent. This will only be done within the bounds of the Data Protection Legislation and your legal rights.

 

We will only use your personal data for the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected unless we reasonably believe that another purpose is compatible with that or those original purpose(s) and need to use your personal data for that purpose. If we do use your personal data in this way and you wish to explain how the new purpose is compatible with the original, please contact using the details in Part 15.

If we need to use your personal data for a purpose that is unrelated to, or incompatible with, the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, we will inform you and explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

 

8. How Long Will You Keep My Personal Data?

We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We will only keep your personal data for so long as any items you have purchased from us are within the period in which you can request a refund, or while a service requested by you is being provided.

 

9. How and Where Do You Store or Transfer My Personal Data?

 

We will only store your personal data in the UK. This means that it will be fully protected under the Data Protection Legislation.

 

The security of your personal data is essential to us, and to protect your data, we take a number of important measures, including the following:

 

• limiting access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors, and other third parties with a legitimate need to know and ensuring that they are subject to duties of confidentiality;

• procedures for dealing with data breaches (the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, your personal data) including notifying you and/or the Information Commissioner’s Office where we are legally required to do so.

• We access your information through online sales platforms with secure logins. 
 

10. Do You Share My Personal Data?

We will not share any of your personal data with any third parties for any purposes, subject to the following exceptions.

 

If we sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or assets, your personal data may be transferred to a third party. Any new owner of our business may continue to use your personal data in the same way(s) that we have used it, as specified in this Privacy Policy.

 

In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.

If any of your personal data is shared with a third party, as described above, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data is handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the third party’s obligations under the law, as described above in Part 9.


 

11. How Can I Control My Personal Data?

In addition to your rights under the Data Protection Legislation, set out in Part 5, when you submit personal data via Our Site, you may be given options to restrict our use of your personal data. In particular, we aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data for direct marketing purposes at the point of providing your details.

 

12.  Can I Withhold Information?

You may access Our  Site without providing any personal data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on Our  Site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.

You may restrict our use of Cookies. For more information, see Part 14  and  our  Cookie Policy  https://www.beefriendlyseeds.com/cookie-policy 

 

13. How Can I Access My Personal Data?

If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”. All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses shown in Part 15.  There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover our administrative costs in responding.

We will respond to your subject access request within 14 days of receiving it. Normally, we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of our progress.

 

14. How Do You Use Cookies?

Our Site may place and access certain first-party Cookies on your computer or device. First-party Cookies are those placed directly by us and are used only by us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site and to provide and improve our products and services. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.

 

By using Our Site, you may also receive certain third-party Cookies on your computer or device. Third-party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us. We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

 

All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law. For more details, please refer to our  Cookie Policy  https://www.beefriendlyseeds.com/cookie-policy

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Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:

In Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking Tools, Internet Options, Privacy, and selecting Block all cookies using the sliding selector.

In Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking Tools, Options, and un-checking Accept cookies from sites in the Privacy box.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact on the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use some features on this website.

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You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:

In Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files.

In Firefox, you can delete cookies by first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you clear private data (this setting can be changed by clicking Tools, Options and Settings in the Private Databox) and then clicking Clear private data in the Tools menu.

Doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

 

15. How do you communicate with your site visitors?

We may contact you to notify you regarding your order or contact request, to troubleshoot problems with you, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail.

 

16. How Do I Contact You?

To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details (for the attention of Edward Denne or Pippa Hope)

Email address: beefriendlyseeds@gmail.com

Telephone number: 07735361026

Postal address: 1 Park Lane, Elham, Canterbury, Kent CT4 6UU

 

17. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.

Any changes will be immediately posted on Our Site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of Our Site following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date. This Privacy Policy was last updated on 16/02/2022.

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