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Hardy Plant Society: HPS: Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how the Hardy Plant Society uses and protects any information that you give the Society when you use this website. The Hardy Plant Society is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. The Hardy Plant Society may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy was updated on May 27th 2014 to reflect the update and the lack of a members area.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer.

We use cookies to store your personal preferences such as font size, groups that you wish to be informed about etc. This does NOT include your name, address or any financial details. You will be warned before we store a cookie on your computer although we may not use the word “cookie” as many people find this confusing. We also use Google Analytics so that we can obtain information on the number of visitors and the popularily of various pages. Google does not provide us with information on your visiting habits as an individual.

Links and Advertisements

These are carried as a service and we do not endorse any advertiser or any website etc. that we supply a link to. Our actual links may indicate that you have been referred from this site although it will not identify you as an individual. We do not ask our advertisers to supply information on who has used a link although we may discuss quantities of users when negotiating terms.

Personal Data

We do not keep any information about ordinary HPS members on this website.

Obviously, this does not apply to group contacts, officers and trustees of the HPS where we openly publish contact details. It also does not apply to authors, photographers, illustrators, speakers and plant breeders where we are delighted to recognise their hard work by publishing their name.

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