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Privacy Policy

Privacy is very important to us and it should be to you too. You will notice that there are no google ads, facebook ads, weird trackers or anything like that on this site; there is no “we may share your private information with third party advertisers” or any of that nonsense, the only cookies should be the genuinely essential ones that do things like remembering your login info or what your screen display choices are. For example, if you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Any printed stuff with your name and/or address on is destroyed as soon as it’s no longer needed (for example: picking lists, duplicate shipping labels, packing slips etc.) and when I say destroyed I mean really destroyed – I burn them in our wood-burning stove… seriously!

The reason that we prefer to use Paypal for accepting payments is that your data (and ours) is so incredibly safe, the fees that we get charged by Paypal are pretty high and that’s why other websites try to avoid using it* but we still prefer to use Paypal as it’s so trustworthy. We never actually see any of your bank details, card numbers, security numbers etc. That is all handled on Paypal’s own servers which are arguably the most secure in the world.

*Also, a lot of other websites are also banned from using PayPal due to dodgy behaviour.

This website is based on wordpress / woocommerce, below is the info on the standard privacy stuff that’s built into the framework of the website, please read through it if you want to know more. The main thing to know is that we won’t sell your personal data to anyone, we only want to sell poppy seeds and growing supplies!

Who we are

Our website address is: https://purepoppies.co.uk.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. YouTube videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, 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. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.