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This area of the website details the various legislative and regulatory compliance issues we must adhere to when trading via this website. A review of this policy has been carried out to ensure continued compliance with the UK Data Protection Regulations now we are no longer part of the EU. Fortunately, the UK has adopted the EU Data Protection Regulations so there are minimal changes.
Our aim is to treat our website visitors and all our customers as we expect to be treated ourselves. We have added this element of the website to reassure visitors and customers that we understand the application of the Data Protection Act, associated laws and self-regulatory schemes that are designed to protect the consumer.

In order to demonstrate that our privacy policy accords with the above privacy instrument, we are voluntarily committed to a Self Assessment procedure. In addition to this, we welcome any suggestions you may have that would help us improve our service to you.

Legislative and regulatory information
Without our customers we would not have a business therefore we seek to comply with legislation designed to protect the rights of the consumer and we have no wish to compromise those rights in any way.
Mickfield Hostas is a UK registered business and, as such, is subject to UK laws governing business operations.
To find out more visit the Information Commissioner's Office website

Privacy policy information
Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of an organisation like Mickfield Hostas. This website complements our UK nursery operation as an information resource. We simply couldn't cost-effectively include the range of information contained within this website in hard copy form. This website enables us to update our information on a regular basis without passing unnecessary costs onto our customers.

The following privacy policy information enables us to comply with the various statutory and voluntary controls in place to protect the customer using our website and trading with us.

Organisation name: Mickfield Hostas
Address: The Poplars, Wetheringsett Road, Mickfield, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5LH, UK
Website address: http://www.mickfieldhostas.co.uk
Data Controllers/processors: Yvonne Milton and Melanie Collins
  • Providing Visitors with Anonymous Access
    You can access our Web site home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data. Visitors are not required to register to view any content and we do not operate an e-commerce platform.

  • The services and links of our Web site
    Our Web site is securely hosted by BT and does not enable our visitors to communicate with other visitors or to post information to be accessed by others.

  • Automatic Collection of Information
    We do not use cookies on our Web site. We do not collect personal information via our website.

  • Data Collection and Purpose Specification: lawful basis for processing:
    All our data processing falls into the category of consent:
    Mail order
    If a customer cannot purchase our plants in person, they can elect to mail order. At this point the customer consents to provide us with a name, address, delivery details and contact telephone number, when they place an order with us. We then get in touch when we are about to dispatch their consigment, request and process their payment details.
    Beyond names, addresses and telephone numbers we do not collect any personal data from our visitors when they use our services. We do not collect information about our visitors from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private organisations. We do not collect or use personal data for any purpose other than to mail orders placed. We operate a paper wish list where customers have specifically asked to be informed if a specific plant becomes available to buy.
    Monthly newsletters
    Our monthly newsletter has to be subscribed to by a recipient, and that service is managed through Mail Chimp. Existing subscribers can opt to discontinue their subscription at any point by selecting the option at the foot of each newsletter, or the email, which delivered the newsletter. They will be removed from the address list automatically.

  • Children's Privacy
    As a plant nursery our visitors and customers are predominantly adults. However, we are aware that children may browse the website. All visitors to our website are treated in the same way and we do not knowingly collect personal data from children, or any other visitor. We do not collect data relating to the age of our visitors, therefore, we cannot say that we are taking specific steps to protect the privacy of children who disclose their personal data to us. We apply the same level of personal data protection to all our customers and, as personal data is not collected via the website but via email, post or telephone, we are happy that we are doing all we can to protect the privacy of children.

  • Disclosure and Visitor Choice
    We do not disclose any personal data to our subsidiaries or other organisations.

  • Confidentiality / Security
    We do not give visitors to our Web site the option of using a secure transmission method to send us their personal data as we prefer them to contact us directly.
    We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:
    • unauthorised access
    • improper use or disclosure
    • unauthorised modification
    • unlawful destruction or accidental loss

    All our employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors' personal data.
    We ensure that your personal data will not be disclosed to State institutions and authorities except if required by law or other regulation.
    We also have SSL certification in operation on the website to avoid being classed as unsecure, despite not processing customer data through the website.

    Access to the personal data we may hold about you
    You can ask us whether we are keeping personal data about you.
    Upon request, we will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data which we keep about you, within a month - although we may before require proof of your identity. We will provide the information without any charge.
    We allow you to challenge the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate, you may have the data:
    • erased
    • rectified or amended
    • completed

    We reserve the right to refuse to provide our visitors with a copy of their personal data, but will give reasons for our refusal. We do, however, allow you to challenge our decision to refuse to provide you with a copy of your personal data.

    Privacy Support
    If you have an enquiry or concern about our privacy policy, please contact:

Melanie Collins
Mickfield Hostas
The Poplars, Wetheringsett Road, Mickfield, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5LH
Phone or fax on 01449 711576
Email: Mickfield Hostas
Last updated: 13/6/2024