This is a statement of our current use of your data. It is not intended to form a binding contract and may be changed at any time by the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
We will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.
Your personal data
We may ask for personal information such as your name, e-mail address or telephone number. If we do, it is in order to enable us to provide you with services such as publication of your story or delivery of a newsletter, or to enable us to respond to your query.
To help us monitor our response to enquiries, if you send us personal information which identifies you via e-mail, we may keep your email, your e-mail address and "screen" name.
This website may log your IP address, and information such as the duration of the visit and type of browser used. This information is used for system administration and to provide statistics to evaluate the use of the website. It will not be used for any other purposes.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you may ask for a copy of the information we hold about you, and you may request changes be made to this information if it is inaccurate or not up-to-date.
Use of your data
We will not, without your permission, give any of your data to any third parties, except for data processing purposes.
We will not use your personal data collected from our website to carry out unsolicited marketing activities.
You may change your choice of newsletter registration or story submission at any time by using the mechanisms on our website or contacting us by email or at our postal address.
By submitting your story (and associated images) you agree that:
- The text (and images) are your own, or you have the permission of the owner to use them. For example, please don't send us recipes from cookbooks or newspapers - these belong to someone else and we can't use them.
- Plant Cultures can edit your text or images to make them suitable for website use. In some cases it may not be possible to use a story on the website, if the subject matter is irrelevant or inappropriate.
- Plant Cultures, and other similar projects approved by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, may use your story on their website and in associated publicity and educational materials. Note that your name will only be used if you have given us permission to do so.
- You retain copyright of your work and are free to use it elsewhere.
- If you ask us to remove your story and/or image or name from the website, we will do so.