Privacy & Cookie Policy

Thank you for visiting our web site. This privacy policy tells you how we use personal information collected at this site. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information; by using the site, you are accepting the practices described below. We reserve the right to make changes to this policy & any changes to this policy will be posted.

Note, the practices set forth in this privacy policy are for this web site only. If you link to other web sites from this website, please review the privacy policies posted at those sites.

Collection of Information

We collect personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The information you provide is used to fulfil your specific request. We do not sell or share any information with any third parties.

Cookie/Tracking Technology

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. If you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties but not personally identifiable information. By using the Ruxley Manor website without changing your settings, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

You can find more information about cookies at:

Why do Ruxley Manor need cookies?

  • To allow you to browse our website in the most efficient manner.
  • To improve the security of our website.
  • To allow you to share our website content efficiently via social media; such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • To continually make improvements to your browsing experience, remembering your preferences, enabling shopping online and generally improving the user experience.
  • To compile visitor statistics in order to target our marketing. We receive data regarding how many people visit our site, what sort of device they are using (tablet, mobile etc), how long they spend on the site, what pages they are looking at and which search engines are used. IT DOES NOT KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE OR ANY BANK DETAILS.

How do I turn them off?

  • If you have anti-spyware they will automatically turn off any cookies they think may compromise your security.
  • Mozilla Firefox  –  select ‘options’ then ‘privacy’ then ‘use custom settings for history’. Uncheck ‘accept cookies from sites’ or set exceptions ‘accept third party cookies’. Decide how long cookies will be stored (till they expire, till you close the browser or ask you every time). There will also be a list of stored cookies, just delete those you don’t want. You can block or allow cookies for individual sites via the ‘Permissions’ tab.
  • Google Chrome  –  click the three dots on the right of the browser toolbar, select ‘settings’, then advanced settings & in the “Privacy” section, click the Content settings button & in the “Cookies” section, you can change to your preferred settings.
  • Internet Explorer  –  select ‘tools’, then ‘internet options’ then ‘privacy’. As with Google Chrome you will again be given several options.
  • Safari  –  select ‘preferences’, then ‘security’ and finally ‘accept cookies’. Again you have the choice to block, allow or sites to which you navigate.

What happens when I turn them off?

You will find that not all the functions of our website will be available to you.

Google Tracking & Facebook Pixel

This website uses Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Google Display Network and Facebook Pixel. These third-party vendors use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the website and anonymously track your activity on the website.1

What do they do?

  • They monitor the type of websites you visit.
  • They collect data from visitors to our website which allows us to deliver a better customer experience and improve the efficiency of our website.


  • So that they can deliver paid advertising in the form of pop-ups when you browse the internet. These pop-ups are usually related to the type of website you visit; for example, if you visit fashion websites then the pop-ups will most likely be linked to fashion. So if you visit our website then our ads could pop-up when you browse other websites.
  • By knowing how our users interact with our website we can continually improve the user experience and streamline the journey for anyone using our website.

Do they know who I am?

  • No. All the data they collect is stored in an encrypted format.

How do I control them?

  • You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based activity entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.
  • You can visit this page to opt out of AdRoll and their partners’ targeted advertising.
  • You will still get advertising pop-ups but they will not be based on your interests or previous browsing history.

This website also uses Google Analytics & may use it for the following purposes:

  • Remarketing (showing our ads on third party websites using cookies).
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting. This company and third-party vendors, use cookies to report how our ad impressions, other uses of ad services and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to our site.
  • Google Analytics Demographics & Interest Reporting. This company may use data from Google’s Interest-based advertising or 3rd-party audience data (such as age, gender and interests) with Google Analytics to inform our marketing strategy.

How do I control them?

  • You can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads using Google’s Ad Settings page.
  • You can opt out of Google Analytics using this browser add-on.
  • On Facebook, visit your settings page, click on the Your Facebook Information option on the left hand menu then open Off-Facebook Activity.

Distribution of Information

We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.

Customer Privacy Notice

Who are we?

Ruxley Manor Garden Centre Ltd is a retail company who provide a range of products relating to home and garden. Our landscape department can transform your garden or maintain it to the standard you desire.

Our Compliance Officer and data protection representatives can be contacted directly here:

  • bethany.hobbs[at]
  • 020 8300 0084

The personal data we would like to collect from you is:

Personal Data Type:  Source (Where Ruxley Manor obtained the personal data from if it has not been collected directly from you, the data subject)

Personal Details: Data Subject

Browsing History via Cookies: Website

Purchase History: Data Subject

CCTV Images: CCTV operated by Facewatch. Please see below for information regarding Facewatch.   

The personal data we collect will be used for the following purposes:

  • Personal Details will be used in the delivery of a service or product such as our delivery service or rewards account
  • CCTV footage is used in the prevention of crime
  • Email Marketing with consent
  • Personal details may be used in the performance of a contract or legal obligation such as accident records
  • Purchase History is used to monitor and report on our sales trends and is not used for profiling customers

Our legal basis for processing for the personal data:

  • Consent of the individual
  • Performance of a contract in relation to purchases for delivery
  • Legal Obligation in relation to Health and Safety matters
  • Vital Interests in relation to security and the use of CCTV footage

We do not hold any special categories of personal data


By consenting to this privacy notice you are giving us permission to process your personal data specifically for the purposes identified.
Consent is required for Ruxley Manor to process both types of personal data, but it must be explicitly given. Where we are asking you for sensitive personal data we will always tell you why and how the information will be used.
You may withdraw consent at any time by contacting the Compliance Officer using the above details.


Ruxley Manor will not pass on your personal data to third parties without first obtaining your consent, unless the information is requested by a government body such as the Police, as part of an official request. Your personal data will not be sold or transferred to any third party organisation for marketing purposes, unless specific consent has been gained from the data subject.

Retention period

Ruxley Manor will process and store the personal data for a period of time as determined by our Retention Procedure. These retention periods are derived from ICO guidance and legal requirements.

Your rights as a data subject

At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights:

  • Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.
  • Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.
  • Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply to have a right to restrict the processing.
  • Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.
  • Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.
  • Right to object to automated processing, including profiling – you also have the right to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.
  • Right to judicial review: in the event that Ruxley Manor refuses your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason as to why. You have the right to complain as outlined below.

All of the above requests will be forwarded on should there be a third party involved (as stated above) in the processing of your personal data.


In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by Ruxley Manor, or how your complaint has been handled, you have the right to lodge a complaint directly with the supervisory authority and Ruxley Manor’s data protection representatives and Compliance Officer.
The details for each of these contacts are: 

Supervisory Authority Contact Details:  Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Email:, Telephone: 0303 123 1113 (local rate)

Compliance Officer Contact Details: Contact Name, Ruxley Manor Garden Centre, Maidstone Road, Sidcup, Kent DA14 5BQ
Email: bethany.hobbs[at], Telephone: 020 8300 0084

Commitment to Data Security

Personal data

Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data is defined as:

“any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”.

How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you how we, Ruxley Manor, will collect and use your personal data for the delivery of goods and services to you.

Why does Ruxley Manor need to collect and store personal data?

In order for us to provide you with a delivery service and process accounts we need to collect personal data for correspondence purposes and/or service provision. In any event, we are committed to ensuring that the information we collect and use is appropriate for this purpose, and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy. 

In terms of being contacted for marketing purposesRuxley Manor would contact you for additional consent.

Will Ruxley Manor share my personal data with anyone else?

Personal data will only be shared with third-party suppliers in accordance with our Terms and Conditions – most usually contact details with our courier partners – or when legally required to do, such as sharing CCTV images with police. FaceWatch handles your data separately and we have no access to this data unless an alert is shared with us under their terms of service.

How will Ruxley Manor use the personal data it collects about me?

Ruxley Manor will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary. Ruxley Manor is required to retain information in accordance with the law, such as information needed for income tax and audit purposes. How long certain kinds of personal data should be kept may also be governed by specific business-sector requirements and agreed practices. Personal data may be held in addition to these periods depending on individual business needs.

Under what circumstances will Ruxley Manor contact me?

Our aim is not to be intrusive, and we undertake not to ask irrelevant or unnecessary questions. Moreover, the information you provide will be subject to rigorous measures and procedures to minimise the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure.

We will contact you only in regards to an order you have placed either in-store or online or via our email service platform if you have booked tickets to an event or opted-in to receive our marketing messaging.

Can I find out the personal data that the organisation holds about me?

Ruxley Manor, at your request, can confirm what information we hold about you and how it is processed. If Ruxley Manor does hold personal data about you, you can request the following information: 

  • Identity and the contact details of the person or organisation that has determined how and why to process your data. In some cases, this will be a representative in the EU.
  • Contact details of the Compliance Officer, who deals with our data protection.
  • The purpose of the processing as well as the legal basis for processing.
  • If the processing is based on the legitimate interests of Ruxley Manor or a third party, information about those interests.
  • The categories of personal data collected, stored and processed.
  • Recipient(s) or categories of recipients that the data is/will be disclosed to.
  • How long the data will be stored.
  • Details of your rights to correct, erase, restrict or object to such processing.
  • Information about your right to withdraw consent at any time.
  • How to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
  • Whether the provision of personal data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, as well as whether you are obliged to provide the personal data and the possible consequences of failing to provide such data.
  • The source of personal data if it wasn’t collected directly from you.
  • Any details and information of automated decision making, such as profiling, and any meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and expected consequences of such processing.

What forms of ID will I need to provide in order to access this? 

Ruxley Manor accepts the following forms of ID when information on your personal data is requested:

  • Passport
  • Driving Licence
  • Birth Certificate
  • Utility Bill (from last 3 months)

Contact details of the Compliance Officer:

Compliance Officer Contact Details: Bethany Hobbs, Ruxley Manor Garden Centre, Maidstone Road, Sidcup, Kent DA14 5BQ
Email: bethany.hobbs[at], Telephone: 020 8300 0084

Privacy Notice with regard to Facewatch

Ruxley Manor Garden Centre
Maidstone Road
DA14 5BQ


We supply facial images, descriptions, personal details and incident details to Facewatch Ltd (Facewatch) of individuals reasonably suspected of having committed unlawful acts (Subjects of Interest).  We also supply CCTV images to Facewatch who, in real time, compare the faces of people in those images to their watchlist of Subjects of Interest and alert us if there are matches.  Faces not matched to a watchlist are deleted by Facewatch immediately to protect individual privacy.

We receive Facial Recognition Alerts instantly when a Subject of Interest enters our properties which are always checked for accuracy by a human before acted upon. 

The recipients or categories of recipients of the personal data include our staff and may include third parties who assist us with the prevention and detection of unlawful acts, including Facewatch and the Police.

  • The purpose of the processing is the prevention and detection of unlawful acts against our customers, staff and business assets.
  • The lawful basis for the processing of personal data is – legitimate Interests:

The legitimate interests for the processing are – There is a compelling justification for us to protect our customers, staff and business assets from unlawful acts. Our Legitimate Interest Assessment is as follows:

It is our legitimate interest to be able to minimise the impact of unlawful acts by processing personal data to identify persons in our business properties who are reasonably suspected of having committed crime and taking reasonable and proportionate action. It is our legitimate interest to prevent crimes against us rather than just capture on CCTV crime that has taken place and report to the Police.

The processing of personal data, special category data and criminal offence data is necessary to achieve our legitimate purpose as it allows us to quickly and accurately identify individuals who are reasonably suspected of having committed crime, and to take reasonable and proportionate action in the circumstances. Without processing information in this way we would be unlikely to effectively identify such persons as they enter our properties, be less likely to prevent unlawful acts, and therefore more likely to experience crime, even with existing tactics including security staff and/or CCTV monitoring.  Reporting crime to the Police is similarly less effective than the use of Facewatch as this is post event rather than preventative.

We balance our legitimate interest against the individual’s interests, rights and freedoms. We distinguish those individuals reasonably suspected of having committed unlawful acts from all other persons entering our properties by the use of Watchlists and Facial Recognition Alerts. There is always human involvement to verify any possible match between an individual entering our properties and an image on a Watchlist or Facial Recognition Alert. In the event of a confirmed match we may take reasonable and proportionate action in the circumstances.

We take particular care when the data subject is, or appears to be, under 18 years of age and do not share this data with Facewatch.

• The lawful basis for the processing of criminal offence data is that it is necessary for the prevention and detection of unlawful acts.

Facial Recognition/Special Category data:

Facial recognition algorithms are defined as Special Category data. Any such processing is conducted by Facewatch as data controller who are able to comply with the additional legal requirements for this processing as explained on their website

Retention Period

We retain facial images, descriptions, personal details and incidents details including CCTV footage of individuals reasonably suspected of having committed unlawful acts (Subjects of Interest) for a period of 2 years from the date of the incident.

Your rights as a data subject

  • The right to be informed
  • The right of access
  • The right to rectification
  • The right to restrict processing
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to object
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling
  • The right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

For a fuller explanation of these rights please see the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office