Farm & Garden National Trust Policies on Security and Privacy

This website is owned and operated by Farm & Garden National Trust (F&GT). Your privacy & security are important to us. This security and privacy policy will inform you about how we protect your security and privacy and how we use the information you provide.

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What information we store

Should you choose to become a friend of F&GT, we will collect information from you such as name, company details, contact details, geographical location, your status as a donor, subscriber to our newsletters, Harvest of Hope veggie box subscriber or volunteer, your specific interests in our projects and campaigns.

Emailing list

F&GT maintains a "Friends of F&GT" mailing list for the purpose of sending newsletters and updates. You can unsubscribe or modify your details at any time from a link in th latest newsletter, or you can unsubscribe from our your profile page.

Website usage stats

F&GT periodically looks at how people interact with the website, however, we do not correlate this information back to individuals. The information collected is used purely for statistical purposes to aid in the development of the site content and structure and contains non-personally identifiable information, such as the ISP you use to connect to the Internet, your browser type or the type of computer operating system you use (e.g. Macintosh or Windows), which pages are visited most often etc.

Online security

We make use of various online and offline security measures to ensure that our service is never compromised by third-party activities. The tried-and-tested technology of Thawte's SSL Certificate protects against password and information interception, ensuring that the online relationship will be one based on trust. All servers are protected by 24/7 security, live monitored internal cameras and daily system backups.

Data security

When you give F&GT personal information, we take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the internet, no data transmission can ever be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, F&GT cannot guarantee the security of any personal information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. The safety and security of your information also depends on you - please check your computer or phone regularly for viruses.

Financial donations

If you choose to make a donation to F&GT using your credit card or via EFT, your credit card and/or banking information will be used only for one transaction through our secure online payment system. F&GT does not retain your credit card or banking information..

Consent & changes

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of personal information by F&GT in accordance with the terms of this policy statement. This policy statement may change from time to time. Whenever our Privacy Policy is updated, those changes will be posted here. This policy was last updated on 15 March 2014. If you have any further questions or concerns regarding this policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, feel free to contact us via the contact page on our website.