Your Privacy

General

This privacy policy explains what information the National Vegetable Society (NVS) collects and what that information is used for. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy please contact us via the contact details at the end of this document. What information is used by The National Vegetable Society? We use the personal data, which you have provided, to supply you with the information, reference material, regulations, notes, guidelines or advice, which you have requested. The information and personal data is only collected and used for the purpose(s) for which it was provided. It is never sold or shared with any third parties and accordingly the National Vegetable Society has no need or intention of data protection registration. Your details are collected when you complete forms, request reference material, regulations, notes, guidelines or advice, or when you send us an email. We also use cookies and aggregate information.

What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website;
information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us;
information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters.

Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website. We may use your personal information in the following ways:

As part of our contract with you to:

contact you about your membership or booking
keep you informed about NVS membership benefits, sector news, policy updates and NVS events.

In certain instances, we will collect and use your personal information where this is necessary in our legitimate interest as a charity and professional association. This includes being able to: 

enable your use of the services available on the website;
undertake research or statistical analysis in relation to NVS membership
add your professional details to event delegate lists where relevant to facilitate networking. (You can opt out of this when booking any NVS event.)

Who might we share your information with?

We will never share your information with third parties. 

If you choose to appear on an event delegate list then we will share your name and role. This list may be seen by sponsors and exhibitors attending the event.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website).

How long do we keep hold of your information?

Retention is based on legal or statutory obligation to retain the data, where there is a need to retain the data to carry out the purpose or best practice. 

The NVS does not retain credit card information once a transaction has been processed.

Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website.  You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes. 

Your rights

Under GDPR you have certain rights in regards to the data we hold about you. You can ask us to delete your personal data, change any inaccuracies, restrict what we use your personal data for or ask us to stop processing your data. You can also request that the data we hold about you is given back to you or given to another service provider in a commonly used format. This is called data portability. You are also entitled to a copy of the information we hold about you. However, there are some restrictions that apply to these requests, such as where we have overriding legal requirements we have to comply with. To find out more about your rights, visit the ICO website

You do also have the right to complain to the ICO if you have concerns about the way your personal data is being handled: [email protected]

Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information.  Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies.  For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.  Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

The National Vegetable Society is a registered charity.Registered Charity No. 1088979
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