This document discloses the data protection and privacy practices for Growingyourownveg including:
- What personally identifiable information of yours is collected
- What organisation is collecting the information
- How the information is used
- With whom the information may be shared
- What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information
- What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under Growingyourownveg 's control
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
1. Information We Collect
Our primary goal in collecting personal information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and personalised experience while using our services. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customise our service to make your experience easier and quicker.
Cookies.We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit https://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.
The following tables describe the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an 'implied consent' policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete Growingyourownveg cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser's anonymous usage setting (called 'Incognito' in Chrome, 'InPrivate' for Internet Explorer, 'Private Browsing' in Firefox and Safari etc.)
Persistent Cookies for Site Analytics and Performance
We use some persistent cookies to enhance the relevancy of information displayed on the site. User data is anonymous.
More information about persistent cookies and what they are used for at https://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/persistent-cookies-used-for.html
Google AdSense this cookie is used by Google to report to us how the adverts shown on growingyourownveg.com are performing. User data is all anonymous.
You can find out more generally about Google and its policies and principles as regards advertising at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/
DoubleClick (Google) this is very similar to the cookie above (both are owned/controlled by Google) but is specific to the display advertising on growingyourownveg's site. User data is anonymous.
As above, you can find out more generally about Google and its policies and principles as regards advertising at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/
Google Analytics - we use this to understand how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is all anonymous.
You can find out more about Google's position on privacy as regards its analytics service at https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
Social buttons. On many of the pages of the site you will see 'social buttons'. These enable users to share or bookmark the web pages. There are buttons for: Twitter, Google +1, Facebook 'Like', and LinkedIn 'Share'. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of Growingyourownveg. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on Growingyourownveg's site. So if you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. In some cases these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting Growingyourownveg, and the specific pages you are on, even if you don't click on the button if you are logged into their services, like Google and Facebook. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
External web services. We use a number of external web services on the Growingyourownveg site, mostly to display content within our web pages. For example, to show videos we use Videojug and YouTube. This is not an exhaustive or complete list of the services we use, or might use in the future, when embedding content, but these are the most common. As with the social buttons we cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your usage of this embedded content. If you are not logged in to these external services then they will not know who you are but are likely to gather anonymous usage information e.g. number of views, plays, loads etc.
Email tracking. Some emails that we send you have no tracking in at all. Other emails we send we put in tracking so that we can tell how much traffic those emails send to our site but we do not know who has clicked so the data is anonymous e.g. our monthly newsletter. Some emails we can track, at an individual level, whether the user has opened and clicked on the email. We rarely use the latter information at a personal level, rather we use it to understand open and click rates on our emails to try and improve them. Sometimes we do use the personal information e.g. to re-email people who didn't click the first time. If you want to be sure that none of your email activity is tracked then you should opt out of Growingyourownveg's emails which you can do via the unsubscribe in that is in each email.
Blog Comments. In order to leave a comment in our Blog you have to give us at least your Name and Email address. You can choose whether to post as yourself, or anonymously. We require name and email address even for anonymous posts for quality control purposes.
2. Our Use of Your Information
We use personally identifiable information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to statistically analyse site usage, to improve our content and product offerings and to customise our site's content, layout, and services. We believe these uses allow us to improve our site and better tailor it to meet our users' needs.
We use your email address to send you newsletters or other communications (for example, digests of the forum posts) that you have requested from the Site. Out of respect for our users we offer an opt-out (see Section 3 below).
3. Email Communications
If at any stage you wish no longer to receive any emails that you receive from the site you can stop them coming via the unsubscribe in that is in each email.
4. Our Disclosure of Your Information
We do not sell or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third party.
Visibility of your information on the Site. Following are details of how your information is visible across the site depending on the site section and what you are doing:
- Blog Comments and Forum Posts. If you post a comment to our Blog then, by default, your name (first name, last name) will be published against your post. At the point of posting you can choose to "Post as Anonymous" in which case your contribution will appear as "Anonymous.
5. Other Information Collectors