Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Bodnant Garden Centre uses and protects any information that you give Bodnant Garden Centre when you use this website. Bodnant Garden Centre 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. Bodnant Garden Centre 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.



Privacy and data security is very important to us at Bodnant Garden Nursery Ltd. We want you to feel confident that your data is safe with us, and to understand that any data we do collect will be with your consent, and not passed on to third parties unless explicitly stated otherwise.

The following privacy policy explains the types of personal data we may collect about you when you interact with us. It also explains how we will store, handle and protect that data.

The policy has been developed to help you understand:

  • The type of data we may collect
  • How and why we collect and use personal data
  • The legal bases we use for collecting such information
  • The rights and choices you have when it comes to your own data

When you are using the Bodnant Garden Nursery website, or are shopping with us, Bodnant Garden Nursery Ltd is the data controller.



The law on data protection (General Data Protection Regulation, or ‘GDPR’) sets out a number of different reasons for which a company may collect and process your personal data, including:


In specific situations, we can collect and process your data with your consent. For example, when you tick a box to receive email communications.

When collecting your personal data, we will endeavour to make it clear which data is necessary for a particular service, and for what purpose.

Contractual Obligations

In certain circumstances, we need your personal data to comply with our contractual obligations. For example, if you order an item from us for home delivery, we will collect your address details to deliver your purchase, and pass them on to our courier.

We can also pass on details of people involved in criminal activity affecting Bodnant Garden Nursery Ltd to law enforcement.

Legitimate Interest

In specific situations, we may require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of the running of our business and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests.

For example, we may use your purchase history to make available personalised retail offers.



When you visit our website, and use your account to buy products or services, or provide us with your address for home delivery.

When you make an online purchase as a guest (in which case we collect transaction-based data only).

When you create an account with us.

When you purchase a product in store or by phone but don’t have an account.

When you contact us by any means with queries or complaints, etc.

When you fill in any forms. For example, if an accident occurs in store, we may collect your personal data.


If you buy plants online with us, your name, billing/delivery address, orders, email and telephone number may routinely be collected.

Payment card information (processed securely by shopping portal operator).

Details of your shopping preferences.

Information gathered by the use of cookies in your web browser (ie: password, etc).



To process any orders you make by using our websites or in store. If we don’t collect your personal data during checkout, we won’t be able to process your order and comply with our legal obligations.

To respond to queries, refund requests and complaints. Handling the information you send us enables us to respond. We may also keep a record of these to inform any future communication with us and to demonstrate how we communicated with you throughout. We do this on the basis of our contractual obligations to you, our legal obligations and our legitimate interests in providing you with the best service possible.

To protect our business and your account from fraud and other illegal activities. This includes using your personal data to safeguard, maintain and update your account. We may also monitor your browsing activity with us to quickly identify and resolve any problems and protect the integrity of our website. We’ll do this as part of our legitimate interest.

For example, by checking your password if you log-in and by using automated monitoring of IP addresses to identify possible fraudulent log-ins from unexpected locations.

To process payments and to prevent fraudulent transactions. We do this on the basis of our legitimate business interests. This also helps to protect our customers from fraud.

With your consent, we will use your personal data, preferences and order history to keep you informed by email about relevant offers, discounts, promotions and products.

To send you communications required by law or which are necessary to inform you about changes to the services we provide. For example, updates to this Privacy Notice.


We know how much data security matters to our customers. With this in mind we treat your information with the utmost care and take all appropriate steps to protect it.

We secure access to all transactional areas of our websites using ‘https’ technology.


Whenever we collect or process your personal data, we keep it only as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.

At the end of the retention period, your data will either be deleted completely, or anonymised, for example by aggregation with other data to be used in a non-identifiable way for statistical analysis and business planning.



We sometimes share your personal data with relevant and trusted third parties.

For example, delivery couriers carrying home delivery products to you, or IT companies supporting our website and processing transactions.

We apply the following policy to these organisations in order to keep your data safe:

  • We provide only the information they need to perform their specific duties.
  • They may only use your data for the exact purposes we specify in contact with them.
  • If we stop using their services, any of your data held by them must be deleted or rendered anonymous.

Examples of third parties we work with:

  • IT companies who support our website and other business systems.
  • Operational companies such as delivery couriers.

We do not share your data with third parties for their own purposes.


You have the right to request:

Access to the personal data we hold about you, free of charge in most cases.

The correction of your personal data when incorrect, out of date or incomplete.

When you withdraw consent or object and we have no legitimate overriding interest, or once the purpose for which we hold the data has come to an end.

That we refrain from using your personal data for direct marketing (either through specific channels, or all channels).

That we stop any consent-based processing of your personal data after you withdraw that consent.

You have a right to request a copy of any information we hold about you at any time, and also to have that information corrected if it is inaccurate.

To ask for your information please contact:

Data Protection Officer
Bodnant Garden Nursery Ltd
Tal y Cafn
Colwyn Bay
LL28 5RE.

Or email the following address with the subject ‘information request’:


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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

COOKIE nameCOOKIE Description
CART The association with your shopping cart.
CATEGORY_INFO Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
COMPARE The items that you have in the Compare Products list.
CURRENCY Your preferred currency
CUSTOMER An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
CUSTOMER_AUTH An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
CUSTOMER_INFO An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS Stores the Customer Segment ID
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
FRONTEND You sesssion ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEW Allows guests to edit their orders.
LAST_CATEGORY The last category you visited.
LAST_PRODUCT The most recent product you have viewed.
NEWMESSAGE Indicates whether a new message has been received.
NO_CACHE Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
POLL The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.
POLLN Information on what polls you have voted on.
RECENTLYCOMPARED The items that you have recently compared.
STF Information on products you have emailed to friends.
STORE The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS The products that you have recently viewed.
WISHLIST An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.
WISHLIST_CNT The number of items in your Wishlist.