Green Pastures ("We") is an umbrella term for a Community Benefit Society called Green Pastures CBS Limited, including its subsidiaries and/or a registered charity called GP Gift Limited. Together we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 2018 (the Act) as amended, the data controller is Green Pastures CBS Limited of 9 Mornington Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0TS.
Green Pastures CBS Limited is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) (Registration Number 31116R). GP Gift Limited is regulated by the Charity Commission (Companies House Registration Number 06835261 and Charity Commission Registration Number: 1131468).
We are registered in England and Wales.
Information we collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you: information that you provide by filling in forms on our site www.greenpastures.net (our site) or otherwise provided to us by other means. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site; if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence; we may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them; details of transactions you carry out through our site or through the post or otherwise; details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access. We do not record telephone calls.
Lending from Government
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers or those belonging to our third party contractors, which may be located outside the U.K.. Payment transactions are not permitted through our site. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. We also strongly recommend that you have reputable and comprehensive anti-malware software installed on your computer(s).
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways: to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer; to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes; to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us; to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so; to notify you about changes to our service.
Disclosure of the information
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group on a need-to-know basis, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006. We may disclose your personal information to third parties in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets. We may disclose your personal information to third parties if Green Pastures or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its lenders and others will be one of the transferred assets. We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of any Green Pastures entity, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection, credit risk reduction, debt recovery and Anti-Money Laundering Regulations. We may also be required to transfer your data to our auditors for verification purposes.
We will not process your personal data for marketing purposes unless you give us your consent by ticking the box on the Loan Stock Application Form, on another document, or otherwise communicated to us. You can also amend any decision you may have made regarding your data at any time by contacting us at our administration office at 28 Union Street, Southport, PR9 0QE or contact us.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.