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Privacy Policy

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. We may change this policy from time to time. You should check this page periodically to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 20th May 2018.

1. Our core beliefs regarding user privacy and data protection
  • User privacy and data protection are human rights
  • We have a duty of care to the people within our data
  • Data is a liability, it should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary
  • We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information
2. Relevant legislation
This website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:
  • UK Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA)
  • EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)
  • EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)

This site’s compliance with the above legislation, all of which are stringent in nature, means that this site is likely compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation set out by many other countries and territories as well. If you are unsure about whether this site is compliant with your own country of residence’s specific data protection and user privacy legislation you should contact our data protection officer (details of whom can be found in section 13) for clarification.

3. Personal information that this website collects and why we collect it
This website does not collect personal information.

4. Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

5. Use of Google Analytics
On this website we have integrated the component of Google Analytics (with the anonymizer function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service that collects and analyses data about the behaviour of visitors to our website. This information is only used to optimise our website in order to carry out our services more effectively and to ensure any marketing is appropriate. Google Analytics’ company details can be obtained via their home website https://policies.google.com/privacy.

6. Marketing and opting out
If you give your consent, we may contact you by mail, telephone, sms, text message, or email about services, promotions, special offers and charitable causes that may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive any further direct marketing communications from us or our business partners, you can opt out at any time by contacting the Data Protection Officer (see section 10 below).

7. Electronic Documentation
Electronic copies of personal data may include contact information provided to enable providing the requested service, details to enable contact for an event, processing payment via invoicing, within contractual documents to agree provision of a service, including on design plans, and photographic form related to an agreed service.

Paper copies may be produced from these documents where they are required to meet legal or liability reasons e.g. financial archived record keeping.

During consultation site visits a paper copy of some personal data, such as contact information, may be needed when working away from electronic access. Following the visit, and after any appropriate updating of on-line electronic copies, the paper copy will be destroyed with the exception of design plans where both electronic and paper copies will be held as per the required retention.

8. Use of data for marketing or sharing of best practice
Anita Foy Garden Design will not use any photographs of you, or your site, for marketing or as part of sharing best practice without obtaining express permission from you, and any other appropriate people shown in the image.

We will obtain permissions via a photographic consent form or email and permissions, where given, will be retained.

9. Handwritten Documentation
Handwritten notes containing your personal data may be taken as a result of phone enquiry, and at meetings.

Where handwritten notes are made these will be used only for the purpose entered into with Anita Foy Garden Design. All information is held securely at Anita Foy Garden Design’s office in Meonstoke until completion of the enquiry or service is provided plus any required period in law or for liability.

If handwritten notes are transcribed to an electronic form for any reason the handwritten copy will be destroyed unless this document represents the ‘consent’ document.

10. How long we will store your data
We will store your data for as long as necessary for the purpose of processing. The data may be deleted in the following circumstances:
  • You have withdrawn your consent to data processing
  • The original purpose for processing the data is no longer relevant or cannot be performed any more
  • The data is no longer up to date or accurate
11. Data Breaches
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third-party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

12. Data Controller
Anita Foy

Director, Anita Foy Garden Design

See Contact for contact details

13. Data Protection Officer
Anita Foy

Director, Anita Foy Garden Design

See Contact for contact details

14. Changes to our privacy policy
This privacy policy may change from time to time in line with legislation or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes.