1 Your Consent
2 What personal information do we collect?
2.1 If you submit information using an electronic form on the website, the information will be encrypted using the industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. We will collect the information and use it for the purposes you have provided it for only. The purposes will be clearly stated on the electronic form.
2.2 We may also collect information from our Website by using cookies (see 3 below).
3 What are “cookies” and how do we use them?
3.2 A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. Cookies allow us to understand who has visited which pages, to determine how frequently particular pages are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our Website. If you wish, you can usually adjust your browser so that your computer does not accept cookies. If you do this, you may not be able to access certain areas of the Website. Alternatively you can adjust your browser to tell you when a Website tries to put a cookie on your computer.
3.3 How you adjust your browser to erase cookies, stop it accepting cookies or to notify you of them will depend on the type of Internet browser programme your computer uses. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.
3.4 Please remember, cookies do not contain confidential information such as your contact details or credit card details. We do not exchange cookies with any third party websites or external data suppliers. We only keep cookies for the duration of your visit to the Website.
3.5 Some websites that have links from our Website from time to time may also use their own cookies. We have no access to, or control over these cookies, and you are advised to check the cookie policies on such other websites.
3.6 Your browser also generates other information, including your Internet Protocol address (IP address). An IP address is a set of numbers that are assigned to your computer during a browsing session whenever you log on to the Internet via your Internet service provider or your network (if you access the Internet from, for example, a computer at work). Your IP address is automatically logged by our servers and used to collect traffic data about visitors to the Website. We do not use your IP address to identify you personally.
3.7 We may also collect cookies and IP addresses for system administration and to share aggregate non-personalised information within The Plants Production and Marketing Board and with our business contacts and partners (such as anonymous statistics related to patterns of browsing).
4 What information do parties other than The Plants Production and Marketing Board collect?
5 What do we do with the information we collect?
6 With whom do we share your information and for what purpose?
The information we collect (see 3 above) is not sold or rented by us to others but we may share such information within The Plants Production and Marketing Board, and with business contacts and partners.
7 Supplemental information
We may supplement the information you provide to us with information we receive from third parties.
You have the right to see the personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) that we keep about you (if any), on receipt of a written request, verification of your identity, and payment of a fee. If you are concerned that any information we hold on you is incorrect, please let us know. You can contact us via the details in 9 below.
9 Contact us