Privacy Policy

This BPOA website ( does not automatically capture or store personal information, except for logging the user’s IP address and session information such as duration of the visit and type of browser used. This privacy policy sets out how British Protected Ornamentals Association (‘BPOA’) which is the owner of the Home Grown website ( uses and protects any information that you give BPOA when you use this website or social media links.

BPOA 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, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

BPOA 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 is effective from 1 April 2012.

What we collect

We may collect, at your discretion, the following information:

  • contact information including your email address
  • information such as postcode, preferences and business activities
  • other information relevant to user surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • Information to improve our products and services.
  • Only if you have asked us to do so, we may periodically send emails about information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • We may also send you emails to alert you to the fact that another user is interested in your products or services
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.


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.

Responsible person

The BPOA has appointed the Executive Officer to be responsible for all matters relating to Privacy Policy as laid down in this document. You may contact the Executive Officer by post at BPOA, PO Box 691, Chichester PO19 9NA or email at

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We may use traffic log cookies, through the web server, 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.

Links to other websites

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.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information. Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, you will be able to indicate that you do not want all or some of the information to be available to certain other users, as defined by you.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties or other news which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

We will delete any personal information held by us as soon as the purpose for which it was entered on the site has been achieved.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to The British Protected Ornamentals Association, PO Box 691, CHICHESTER, West Sussex, PO19 9NA.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

If access to the system is required by Username and Password, Users are responsible for seeing that this information is available only to those in their organisation permitted to use the full system.   BPOA is not responsible for any losses caused by the misuse of the system by any unauthorised User.  Users should change their password frequently.

Leave a Comment


Home Grown, Great plants, great growers

Home Grown, Great plants, great growers

Latest Tweets