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Privacy Statement

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in the EU on 25 May 2018.

This Privacy Statement has been updated to be specific about the data collected and how it is used.

Throughout this Privacy Statement The Cactus and Succulent Review is referred to as the CSR.

Subscription to the CSR online

The CSR is a free publication which can be downloaded without a subscription, but we offer the facility to subscribe to a mailing list through the website so that subscribers can be notified when new issues of the CSR become available.

What data is collected and how it is used

The CSR holds an account with Mailchimp, an email management and marketing platform, to facilitate the subscription process. Mailchimp processes the personal data collected on behalf of the CSR.

(For more details about Mailchimp see further down the page.)

The subscription process incorporates an automated double opt-in system which complies with GDPR regulations on data privacy and usage.

By subscribing you give consent to the CSR to collect personal data and use that data to send email notifications to you through the Mailchimp account.

Subscribers are required to provide only minimal personal information;
- first and last names*
- a valid email address*

*Important. This is required information to subscribe.

It is of interest to know how subscribers hear about the CSR and there is a place on the online subscription form to indicate this. This is optional but any information provided will also be saved in the Mailchimp account.

To complete the subscription process subscribers will receive a confirmation email which includes a copy of the subscription details they have provided and the CSR contact details.

The Privacy Statement check-box

The Privacy Statement check-box in the subscription form indicates required information which has to be checked to continue the subscription process.

Requests to subscribe by other means

Please note that to comply with new data protection laws subscribers' consent must be explicit and verifiable.

If anyone wishes to subscribe other than through the subscription page on our website CSR is required to keep records of the data collected as proof of consent to use their personal data.

Personal data given to us by email or written communication will also be recorded in our Mailchimp account.

What Mailchimp is and what it does

Mailchimp is an email management and marketing platform which employs strict procedures to ensure that the rights of 'data subjects' (CSR subscribers) are protected.

Mailchimp maintains a database of the names, email addresses and date and time of the transaction of anyone who subscribes to the CSR.

In addition Mailchimp does the following;

- when requested sends emails to subscribers,

- employs cookies and similar tracking technologies to measure user activity in response to CSR emails.

Mailchimp does not have any direct contact with subscribers.

Rights of subscribers

By subscribing to the CSR you give consent to the CSR to collect the personal data necessary to send email notifications to you, through the Mailchimp account, when a new issue of the CSR is available.

The data will only be used to send communications which you would reasonably expect based on your CSR subscription namely: to notify you of new issues of the CSR, occasional other information regarding the CSR and an annual greetings card.

Once you have subscribed to the CSR the data will be held while the CSR remains in publication under the Legitimate Interest provision of the new GDPR.

Names and email addresses will not be used for any purpose other than to email subscribers with notifications or information relating to the CSR.

The CSR does not disclose or share any personal information with any third party.

Unsubscribing and changing personal information

Subscribers may unsubscribe or change the information we hold by emailing CSR directly or by following the links provided in the mail-outs.

Any email or written instructions received regarding personal data will be saved.

Personal data of any subscriber who chooses to unsubscribe will be deleted.

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Contact us

If you have any questions about subscribing to the CSR, wish to unsubscribe or change your contact details please email.

The information on this page was last updated on 31 May 2018 and may be reviewed and updated periodically.

Subscribers will be notified by email of any major changes to this policy.