Your privacy is very important to us.
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. And we discard any information collected when we no longer need this for the purposes for which we collected and used it.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
It is Plant Digital’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website plantdigital.co.uk.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Like most websites, Plant Digital collects non-personally-identifying information that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Plant Digital’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to understand better how Plant Digital’s visitors use its website and to improve user experience. Plant Digital also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blog. Plant Digital only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of personally-identifying information
Visitors to Plant Digital’s website choose to interact in ways that require Plant Digital to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Plant Digital gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask those who wish to contact us to provide a name and email address. In each case, Plant Digital collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Plant Digital. Plant Digital does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Plant Digital may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, Plant Digital may monitor the most popular pages on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Plant Digital may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Plant Digital does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of certain personally-identifying information
Plant Digital discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees and contractors that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Plant Digital’s behalf or to provide services available at Plant Digital’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees and contractors may be located outside of your home country; by using Plant Digital’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Plant Digital will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees and contractors, as described above, Plant Digital discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Plant Digital believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Plant Digital, third parties or the public at large. If you have supplied your email address, Plant Digital may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features and blog posts or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Plant Digital and our products we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. Plant Digital takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Types of cookies used and why we use them:
Necessary cookies – which are essential for our website to perform their basic functions.
Functional cookies – used to store preferences set by the user such as location.
Analytics and performance cookies – which collect information about how visitors interact with the website and help us how to improve them.
Advertising cookies – used to display relevant and tailored advertising pre-dominantly off-site using advertising cookies to improve, personalise and improve advertising performance for visitors.
Third party cookies – used for difference third party applications and services to improve the users website service, these include social media platform such as Facebook and Twitter sharing buttons, or embedded content from YouTube. These cookies are set by third parties to track online activity and we have no control over the information collected by them.
For information about the cookies that the analytical, advertising and third party providers sets please see links here and how to control your cookies relating to them: Google Analytics and Google Ads, Facebook, Twitter
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.
Contact messages, comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an contacted us via this site you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. To request this please use the contact us form. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
If Plant Digital, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Plant Digital goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Plant Digital may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.