Privacy & security

This statement applies to:

Plantlife in England & Wales:
Plantlife International
14 Rollestone Street
Salisbury
Wiltshire SP1 1DX

Plantlife in Scotland:
Plantlife Scotland
Balallan House
Allan Park
Stirling FK8 2QG

Registered charity number in England and Wales, 1059559; registered charity number in Scotland SCO38951

We are committed to protecting your privacy and security. Whenever you provide personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy, current UK Data Protection legislation and Internet best practice.

You can use most of the features of this website without disclosing any personal information. A few optional features of this site, such as membership enrolment forms, ask you to provide some personal information (eg. name and address, e-mail address).

We will analyse information provided by you in order to determine which communications are most effective, and help us to reduce our administration cost and increase the funds available for conservation. If we wish to use your personal information for an additional purpose, we will always ask you to agree at the point of collection.

If you have already supplied us with personal information, you can change your instructions at any time by contacting the Membership Manager, Plantlife, 14 Rollestone Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 1DX.

Uses of personal data

Plantlife will use your details for:

  • Administering your membership
  • Communications about conservation and campaigns
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing purposes
  • Fulfilment of orders for goods and services
  • Administration of donations and legacies
  • Membership surveys
  • In-house research and analysis

Disclosure of data

Where other companies are used to capture data or undertake fulfilment services on our behalf, these activities are carried out under contract in compliance with the Data Protection Act requirements.

Consent

By providing personal data you consent to its processing as described in this Privacy Policy. The first time you are asked to submit your personal details you will see the following notice:

We respect your privacy and will not give or sell your personal data to any third party.

Plantlife will use your details to tell you about our conservation and fundraising; to run your membership; to conduct analysis and to contact you for research purposes. If you do not wish to receive marketing information in the following ways: mail, telephone, e-mail, text, please notify our Membership Manager on 01722 342730 or membership@plantlife.org.uk.

For further information on the full range of our activities and your privacy choices please contact our Membership Manager on 01722 342730 or membership@plantlife.org.uk.

Users aged under 18

If you are aged under 18, please ensure you obtain your parent/guardian's consent before sending any personal information to this website. Please note that Plantlife will not accept online donations or orders for goods or services from persons aged under 18 years.

Parents and guardians

We encourage you to be aware of the activities in which your children are participating in both offline and online, particularly with regard to third party websites. If your children voluntarily disclose information, this may encourage unsolicited messages. We suggest that you discourage your child from providing any information without your consent.

Access to your own information

You can contact us anytime by letter, email or telephone to change or update your details, or obtain a copy of your record.

If you have any problems or queries about your data, please contact our Membership Manager, Plantlife, 14 Rollestone Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 1DX.

Cookies and tracking

A cookie is a piece of data about a website that is stored in your web browser. Cookies are often used to store choices about how you use the site to improve your user experience. The Plantlife website makes use of cookies in this way, and also to help us get a feel for what it is you're all looking at. They're anonymous, they only give us information about the number of visitors to our site, so we don't know what you personally are looking at, just that someone has looked at what you've looked at.

Some bits of our site rely on cookies, but we'll tell you where and when. Most browsers will allow you to control how cookies are handled, whether they are accepted and how long they are stored for. All browsers do this differently, but if you're concerned about privacy and security then please have a look in the 'help' documentation for your particular browser.
We also make use of some simple image files provided by suppliers, such as DoubleClick and Sitestat, to help measure the usage of our site and the results of our advertising on third party websites. They are tiny and transparent, so they can't be seen, and won't make any noticeable difference to your experience, nor do they give away any personal data.

Financial security

All Plantlife forms which request credit card or bank details use the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol for encryption. Most browsers (Microsoft Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, etc) support SSL. The link between your browser and the server is secure if your browser displays a small padlock or key symbol somewhere in the frame, or the address bar shows a web address beginning https:// (rather than http://).

Links to third party websites

The Plantlife website contains hyperlinks to other websites. This information is supplied in good faith, in case it is of interest, or use, to PLANTLIFE website users. Plantlife is not responsible for the content or functionality of any of these external websites and this Privacy Policy does not apply to them.

Notification of change of Privacy Policy

If you have any queries regarding this policy please contact Membership Manager, Plantlife, 14 Rollestone Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 1DX, tel 01722 342730.

Plantlife reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. Notice of any change will be posted on our website and will be deemed effective on publication. Your continued use of this website after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

Last modified: 20 September 2011