Effective Date: 27th June 2016
We hope you get as much enjoyment as possible out of the GardenTags services. To enable you to do this it is important that we all know where we stand when it comes to the collection, use, sharing and protection of your personal data. This policy explains how we go about doing this, however, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us and we'll be happy to help out where we can.
We receive your personal information through a variety of means including our mobile app through to our website www.gardentags.com. Collectively we call these our "Services".
By using our Services you understand and agree that we are providing a platform for you to post content including but not limited to photos, comments and plant information that we share publicly. As such you consent to the collection, storage, transmission, transfer, adaptation, publication of your information and other uses as described in this Policy.
We may change this Policy from time to time. You should check this Policy occasionally to ensure you are aware of the most recent version that will apply each time you access our Services. They'll always be an 'effective date' so you can see the most up to date version. Your continued use of our Services after any change of this Policy will constitute your acceptance of such modification.
Information we collect
When you register
Some of the information you provide during registration will be publicly available to other users of our Services. This will include your username, name, profile picture, information you supplied in your Bio and the area in which you are located (we never share your exact location). This information will also be publicly available on the GardenTags website to all users and nonusers of our Services.
When you use our Services
When you use our Services we collect more detailed information on you based on how you use our Services and interact with other members. There is information you provide directly to us and information we collect when you use our Services.
The content you provide to us directly is as follows:
The information you provide to us indirectly is as follows:
Please also note that content you share using our Services may be available to third parties who use our application programming interface (“API”). The use of our API by third parties is subject to this Policy.
When you use our Services, we collect and process information about your actual location. This enables us and our partners to make location specific recommendations to you and to other users. We will not reveal your postal address but your location within a 30 mile radius of it.
Be mindful that what you share, even if deleted, may still remain viewable and if shared outside our Services and/or via our API it may still appear. Content shared or collected by our Services will also appear on those parts of our website which are publicly accessible for example your profile picture, bio and any comments or photos you post.
We shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any loss or damage resulting from content posted using our Services and you are responsible for displaying the personal data of any other person.
How we use your information
We've let you know what information we collect, and given examples illustrating how we may use it. Here's a little more detail on how we may use your information.
Sharing your information
We will not sell or rent out your information to third parties outside of our group of entities without your consent. The exceptions to this are listed below:
If you have given permission, we or our partners may contact you by [insert details, e.g. mail, telephone, SMS, social media message, fax, email] about products, services, promotions, special offers, charitable causes] that may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive any direct marketing communications from us or our partners, you can opt out at any time (see “Your rights” below). Please note that any content you voluntarily share using our Services is made available to the public and can be re-shared, searched for and posted on other platforms such as Facebook which are outside our control.
How we keep your information secure
We use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data, for example:
While we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data that are transferred from you or to you via our Services.
How long we keep your information
Following deactivation or termination of your account we and third party partners may keep your information for a commercially reasonable period to allow us to back up, audit and archive.
Transferring your information outside EEA
In using our Services, you agree that we may transfer your personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area including to those designated as ‘adequate by the Information Commissioner in Jersey. Rest assured that we will always ensure any transfer is subject to appropriate security measures to safeguard your personal data.
Personal information relating to minors
Protecting the online privacy of children is especially important. If you are under 16 years old, please do not provide us with your name, contact details or any other information about yourself.
Links to other websites
Our Services contain links to other websites. Obviously, we don't have any control over them and take no responsibility for any information you give them.
You have the right, subject to the payment of a small fee (currently £10), to request access to personal data that we may process about you. If you wish to exercise this right, you should:
You have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your data free of charge. If you wish to exercise this right, you should:
You also have the right to ask us to stop processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. If you wish to exercise this right, you should: