Privacy Policy

  1. Introduction
    1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and service users.

    1.2 This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

    1.3 We use cookies on our website. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website and services, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

    1.4 Our website incorporates privacy controls which affect how we will process your personal data. By using the privacy controls, you can specify whether you would like to receive direct marketing communications and limit the publication of your information. You can access the privacy controls via www.florazu.com.

    1.5 In this policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to BloomLocal Ltd. For more information about us, see Section 13.
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    1. How we use your personal data
      3.1 In this Section 3 we have set out:

    (a) the general categories of personal data that we may process;

    (b) in the case of personal data that we did not obtain directly from you, the source and specific categories of that data;

    (c) the purposes for which we may process personal data; and

    (d) the legal bases of the processing.

    3.2 We may process data about your use of our website and services (“usage data“). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Google My Business. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website and services. The legal basis for this processing is monitoring and improving our website and services.

     

    3.3 We may process your website user account data (“account data“). The account data may include your name and email address. The source of the account data is you or your employer. The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

     

    3.4 We may process information that you post for publication on our website or through our services (“publication data“). The publication data may be processed for the purposes of enabling such publication and administering our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

     

    3.5 We may process information contained in any enquiry you submit to us regarding goods and/or services (“enquiry data“). The enquiry data may be processed for the purposes of offering, marketing and selling relevant goods and/or services to you. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or the taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

     

    3.6 We may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and/or services, that you enter into with us and/or through our website (“transaction data“). The transaction data may include your contact details, your card details and the transaction details. The source of the transaction data is you and/or our payment services provider. The transaction data may be processed for the purpose of supplying the purchased goods and/or services and keeping proper records of those transactions. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract; providing that, if you are not the person contracting with us, the legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.

     

    3.7 We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters (“notification data“). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

     

    3.8 We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.

    3.9 We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, or obtaining professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper protection of our business against risks.

    3.10 In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

    3.11 Please do not supply any other person’s personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.

    1. Providing your personal data to others
      4.1 We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

    4.2 Your personal data held in our website database be stored on the servers of our hosting services providers Name Hero.

    4.3 We may disclose your data to our suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for fulfilling our service.

    4.4 In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 4, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

  1. International transfers of your personal data

    5.1 In this Section 5, we provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

    5.2 The hosting facilities for our website are situated in the United States of America. The European Commission has made an “adequacy decision” with respect to the data protection laws of each of these countries. Transfers to each of these countries will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission.

    5.3 You acknowledge that personal data that you submit for publication through our website or services may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.
  1. Retaining and deleting personal data

    6.1 This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.

    6.2 Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

    6.3 We will retain your personal data as follows:

    (a) usage data will be retained for a minimum period of 1 year following the date of collection, and for a maximum period of 10 years following that date;

    (b) account data will be retained for a minimum period of 1 year following the date of closure of the relevant account, and for a maximum period of 10 years following that date;

    (c) publication data will be retained for a minimum period of 1 years following the date when the relevant publication ceases to be published on our website or through our services, and for a maximum period of 10 years following that date;

    (d) enquiry data will be retained for a minimum period of 1 years following the date of the enquiry, and for a maximum period of 10 years following that date;

    (e) transaction data will be retained for a minimum period of 1 years following the date of the transaction, and for a maximum period of 10 years following that date;

    (f) notification data will be retained for a minimum period of 1 years following the date that we are instructed to cease sending the notifications, and for a maximum period of 10 years following that date (providing that we will retain notification data insofar as necessary to fulfil any request you make to actively suppress notifications).

    6.4 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
  1. Your rights

    7.1 In this Section 7, we have listed the rights that you have under data protection law.

    7.2 Your principal rights under data protection law are:

    (a) the right to access – you can ask for copies of your personal data;

    (b) the right to rectification – you can ask us to rectify inaccurate personal data and to complete incomplete personal data;

    (c) the right to erasure – you can ask us to erase your personal data;

    (d) the right to restrict processing – you can ask use to restrict the processing of your personal data;

    (e) the right to object to processing – you can object to the processing of your personal data;

    (f) the right to data portability – you can ask that we transfer your personal data to another organization or to you;

    (g) the right to complain to a supervisory authority – you can complain about our processing of your personal data; and

    (h) the right to withdraw consent – to the extent that the legal basis of our processing of your personal data is consent, you can withdraw that consent.

    7.3 These rights are subject to certain limitations and exceptions. You can learn more about the rights of data subjects by visiting https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/.

    7.4 You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us at: contact@bloomlocal.com.
  1. About cookies

    8.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

    8.2 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

    8.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal data that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
  1. Cookies that we use

    9.1 We use cookies for the following purposes:

    (a) authentication and status – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website, and to determine if you are logged into the website;

    (b) personalization – we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalize the website for you;

    (c) security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally;

    (d) advertising – we use cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you;

    (e) analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyze the use and performance of our website and services;

    (f) cookie consent – we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally;
  1. Cookies used by our service providers

    10.1 Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

    10.2 We use Google Analytics. Google Analytics gathers information about the use of our website by means of cookies. The information gathered is used to create reports about the use of our website. You can find out more about Google’s use of information by visiting https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ and you can review Google’s privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy.
  1. Managing cookies

    11.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

    (a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647 (Chrome);

    (b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

    (c) https://help.opera.com/en/latest/security-and-privacy/ (Opera);

    (d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

    (e) https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac (Safari); and

    (f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

    11.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

    11.3 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
  1. Amendments

    12.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

    12.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

    12.3 We may notify you of significant changes to this policy by email.
  1. Our details

    13.1 This website is owned and operated by BloomLocal Ltd.

    13.2 We are registered in Companies House under registration number 12093618, and our registered office is at 25 High Street, Honiton, EX14 1PR, United Kingdom.

    13.3 Our principal place of business is at 25 High Street, Honiton, EX14 1PR, United Kingdom.

    13.4 You can contact us:

    (a) by post, to the postal address: 25 High Street, Honiton, EX14 1PR, United Kingdom;

    (b) using our website contact form;

    (c) by telephone, on the contact number published on our website; or

    (d) by email, using the email address published on our website.
  1. Data protection officer

    14.1 Our data protection officer’s contact details are: Steve France, steve@bloomlocal.com.

 

Terms and Conditions

Welcome to BloomLocal. These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of BloomLocal Ltd’s Website, located at www.bloomlocal.com, company number 12093618.

By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions. Do not continue to use BloomLocal if you do not agree to take all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and all Agreements: “Client”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person log on this website and compliant to the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and “Us”, refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of Netherlands. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

Cookies

We employ the use of cookies. By accessing BloomLocal, you agreed to use cookies in agreement with the BloomLocal Ltd’s Privacy Policy.

Most interactive websites use cookies to let us retrieve the user’s details for each visit. Cookies are used by our website to enable the functionality of certain areas to make it easier for people visiting our website. Some of our affiliate/advertising partners may also use cookies.

License

Unless otherwise stated, BloomLocal BV and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on BloomLocal. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may access this from BloomLocal for your own personal use subjected to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • Republish material from BloomLocal
  • Sell, rent or sub-license material from BloomLocal
  • Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from BloomLocal
  • Redistribute content from BloomLocal

This Agreement shall begin on the date hereof.

Parts of this website offer an opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions and information in certain areas of the website. BloomLocal Ltd does not filter, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their presence on the website. Comments do not reflect the views and opinions of BloomLocal Ltd,its agents and/or affiliates. Comments reflect the views and opinions of the person who post their views and opinions. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, BloomLocal Ltd shall not be liable for the Comments or for any liability, damages or expenses caused and/or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website.

BloomLocal Ltd reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which can be considered inappropriate, offensive or causes breach of these Terms and Conditions.

You warrant and represent that:

  • You are entitled to post the Comments on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;
  • The Comments do not invade any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark of any third party;
  • The Comments do not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material which is an invasion of privacy
  • The Comments will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.

You hereby grant BloomLocal Ltd a non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, edit and authorize others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.

Hyperlinking to our Content

The following organizations may link to our Website without prior written approval:

  • Government agencies;
  • Search engines;
  • News organizations;
  • Online directory distributors may link to our Website in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Websites of other listed businesses; and
  • System wide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Web site.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products and/or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

We may consider and approve other link requests from the following types of organizations:

  • commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources;
  • dot.com community sites;
  • associations or other groups representing charities;
  • online directory distributors;
  • internet portals;
  • accounting, law and consulting firms; and
  • educational institutions and trade associations.

We will approve link requests from these organizations if we decide that: (a) the link would not make us look unfavorably to ourselves or to our accredited businesses; (b) the organization does not have any negative records with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility of the hyperlink compensates the absence of BloomLocal Ltd; and (d) the link is in the context of general resource information.

These organizations may link to our home page so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

If you are one of the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must inform us by sending an e-mail to BloomLocal Ltd. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Website, and a list of the URLs on our site to which you would like to link. Wait 2-3 weeks for a response.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Website as follows:

  • By use of our corporate name; or
  • By use of the uniform resource locator being linked to; or
  • By use of any other description of our Website being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party’s site.

No use of BloomLocal Ltd’s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.

License

Without prior approval and written permission, you may not create frames around our Webpages that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Website.

Content Liability

We shall not be hold responsible for any content that appears on your Website. You agree to protect and defend us against all claims that is rising on your Website. No link(s) should appear on any Website that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.

Your Privacy

Please read Privacy Policy

Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Website. You approve to immediately remove all links to our Website upon request. We also reserve the right to amen these terms and conditions and it’s linking policy at any time. By continuously linking to our Website, you agree to be bound to and follow these linking terms and conditions.

Removal of links from our website

If you find any link on our Website that is offensive for any reason, you are free to contact and inform us any moment. We will consider requests to remove links but we are not obligated to or so or to respond to you directly.

We do not ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we promise to ensure that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.

Disclaimer

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website. Nothing in this disclaimer will:

  • limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury;
  • limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
  • limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
  • exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and prohibitions of liability set in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort and for breach of statutory duty.

As long as the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

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