Seedsbank.ie is dedicated to ensuring the protection and privacy of our customers and visitors to our websites.
We understand and adhere to the Data Protection Act, which was set up to help and protect you – the visitor.
Below we set out what details we do or don’t need from you and what they are used for.
Access & Ordering
You do not to have an account in order to purchase goods from Seedsbank.ie. When you add items to your cart, a file is created on our server which stores details of your purchases. This file is linked uniquely to your browsing session and cannot be viewed by anyone else.
When you complete your order, we ask for information about you, such as your full name, address, e-mail address and phone number. This data will only be shared with our courier services, and only for the purposes of processing and shipping your order.
When you register for an account with Seedsbank.ie, we require that you give us a valid e-mail address. This is so that our system can verify your registration and issue you with a personal password to allow you access to your member area. Your member account is used to store your personal data, for the purposes of making orders with Seedsbank.ie.
We do not automatically collect personal data about you. We do not share any personal data with any 3rd party organization or institutions, except for the purposes of processing your order as detailed above, or if required to do so by law.
Internal record keeping
We may use the information to improve our products and services. We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. You can choose to accept or decline cookies.
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 that other website. 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.
Your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible, at the above address.
Collect of cookies
The cookies we collect for information they store. These can include customers, suppliers, business contacts, employees and other people the organisation has a relationship with may need to contact. This policy describes how this personal data must be collected, handled and stored to meet the company’s data protection standards — and to comply with the law.
Why this policy exists
Complies with data protection law and follow good practice. Protects the rights of staff, customers and partners. Protects itself from the risks of a data breach. The Data Protection Act 1998 describes how organisations must collect, handle and store personal information. The Data Protection Act is underpinned by eight important principles. When data is stored electronically, it must be protected from unauthorized access, accidental deletion and malicious hacking attempts. Data should be protected by strong passwords that are changed regularly and never shared between employees. Data should never be saved directly to laptops or other mobile devices like tablets or smart phones. All servers and computers containing data should be protected by approved security software and a firewall.
When working with personal data, employees should ensure the screens of their computers are always locked when left unattended. Personal data should not be shared informally. In particular, it should never be sent by email, as this form of communication is not secure. Data must be encrypted before being transferred electronically. Always access and update the central copy of any data. To these ends, the company has a privacy statement, setting out how data relating to individuals is used by the company.