Our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how we collect, use and protect information about you when you visit our website www.gardadesign.com and generally when you use our products and services. Please take a few moments to read this Privacy Policy as by using our Website and any products and services we offer you are agreeing to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

The information we collect
The only personal information we collect on our Website is the personal information that you chose to provide to us. This information may include:
> your name and postal address
> your email address
> your contact telephone number

Although it is not compulsory for you to give your personal information to us, if you do not then we may not be able to provide you with the full range of services and products that our Website offers.

When you visit our Website, our Website may also automatically record your IP address and other information which is not personal information.

Our use of the information we collect
Where you have provided your personal information to us we may use this to:
> verify your identity
> administer your account generally
> process and keep you updated with any order or enquiry submitted by you
> keep you informed about any new products and services – unless you have opted-out of receiving such marketing information.

Where our website has collected non-personal information on an automatic basis, we will use this information to administer the Website and collect demographic information for statistical purposes.

Marketing
From time to time we may contact you about new products and services we are offering and we think may be of interest to you.

We may contact you by post, email, telephone and other forms of electronic communication.

We may also pass your information on to third parties so that they can carry out their own marketing to you However, we will only use carefully selected third parties whose information we consider may be of interest to you and only where you have given us permission to do so.

If you do not want to receive any marketing messages and you do not want us to pass your information on to our carefully selected third parties, then you can tell us at any time by emailing us at info@gardadesign.com.

Cookies
When you visit our Website we may store certain information on your computer in a file known as a cookie. A cookie file is a text-only file and is used so that we can remember who you are each time you visit our Website. This will enable us to provide you with, amongst other things:
> a more enjoyable and customised service when you visit our Website; and
> a better understanding of your preferences in respect of our Website.

Most internet browsers, for example Internet Explorer, will allow you to block and erase cookies.  However, certain parts of our website may not operate correctly and may not work correctly if you set your internet browser not to accept cookies.

For more information on cookies you can refer to your internet browser’s help menu.

Security
We recognise that you will have concerns in respect of the security of your personal information and we have therefore implemented certain procedures in order to protect your personal information from unauthorised access and, accidental loss and/or destruction.

However, you should be aware that communications over the Internet are not secure unless they have been encrypted. Such is the nature of the Internet, communications may route through a number of countries before being delivered. We cannot therefore accept any responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss and/or destruction to your personal information that is beyond our control.

Disclosing your personal information
From time to time we may pass your personal information on to a third party in respect of:
> any third party who may be involved in delivering any of our products and services ordered by you. This may for example include a credit card company where we need to validate your credit card details and obtain payment.
> those third parties who we have carefully considered who may have their own products or services that may be of interest to you. You can tell us to stop this at any time by emailing us at info@gardadesign.com.
> in the event that we are sold to a third party or undergo any restructuring.

Other than as set out above we will not pass your personal information on to a third party unless required by law or regulation for example in respect of the prevention of fraud or a crime.

Overseas Transfers
It may be necessary from time to time for us to transfer your personal information outside of countries who are member states of the European Union. This may happen where one of our servers or service providers is located outside the European Union. It may also happen where we have group companies located in countries worldwide. Whilst we will take steps to ensure your personal information is protected in the same way under this Privacy Policy you should be aware that countries outside of the European Union may not have data protection laws as comprehensive as those in the United Kingdom or European Union.

Linking to other Websites
Where you navigate from our Website to a third party website or where you navigate to our Website from a third party website we cannot be responsible for that third party’s privacy policies or practices.  You should therefore review their privacy policy and satisfy yourself that you accept it.

Posting personal information to the public
From time to time our Website may operate chat rooms, forums, wiki style facilities and other ways you can post information about yourself. We cannot be responsible for any information you post and you should therefore always be cautious about posting any personal information as this information once posted will become public information.

Enquiries
If you wish to contact us at any time with any enquiries relating to your personal information you can do so by sending an email to us at info@gardadesign.com.