Our website address is: https://www.gaplant.co.uk.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
What Data do we collect?
We collect necessary data via our contact form that is relevant to your enquiry or to your purchase. We only collect information for the processing of your order and the day to day running of our business. Your data is never sold or shared with any 3rd party. We use Google Analytics to monitor our website and the visitors to improve user experience and help us improve our business. These google analytics cookies collect anonymous data which may include: browser name, the type of computer and technical information about users means of connection to our site, such as the operating system, Internet service providers and other similar information including IP address.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
You have the right to find out what data we hold on you and to request that this personal data is removed. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Please email us to ask to view personal data stored about you or to ask for all personal data to be removed. We will aim to remove this data within 28 days.
We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy was last updated in September 2022.