Privacy Policy

At the Firefly Garden your privacy is of the up most importance to us. This statement explains the measures we take to protect your privacy. Your consent

By using this site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Firefly Garden’s Terms and Conditions. Whenever you submit information via this site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with those Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Your email address
  • Your chosen Garden name and password
  • Demographic information, such as your postcode and your IP address and, should
  • you choose to tell us
  • Your blog url and Twitter handle, should you join the Firefly Garden bloggers

Protecting your information

Firstly, it’s important to understand that you don’t have to share any of your personal information with us in order to use the Firefly Garden. Secondly, we will not collect any of your personal information without your permission to do so.

We collect information when you create a Firefly Garden account. If you do choose to share your personal information with us then we take various measures to make sure it’s safe and protected. These security measures include:

  • Using a secure server and encryption when transmitting the information you have shared with us.
  • The web server itself is kept in a completely secure and managed environment.
  • We keep the personal detail you share with us in a separate database which is not linked to the web.

Using your information

We do not, as a clear and overarching rule, pass on your information, unless you specifically consent to us doing so or we are specifically required to by law. However, on rare occasions where there appears to be a clear need to safeguard the welfare of a member of the Garden and/or his/her family, it may be necessary to contact relevant authorities about a clearly identifiable member and his/her posts on the Firefly Garden.

We only use the information you give us to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular:

  • For internal record keeping.
  • To improve our services, and email you responses to posts you have reported.
  • To contact you, but only with your prior permission, by email or personal message, for market-research purposes.
  • To offer you, on our website pages, information based on your location
  • So we can send you information by email such as the Firefly Garden newsletter
  • So we can get a better understanding of the kind of articles, advice and information that you want to hear about.

The information that you provide us is not shared with any other third parties unless you have given us permission to do so.

What we send you

We use the information you have shared with us to communicate with you and send you things in the following ways:

  • Email – we send you emails only if you have given us permission to do. If you no longer want to receive emails from us then you can either unsubscribe using the unsubscribe link on the email, or by emailing us at [email protected]
  • Post – now and again we may run promotions or competitions. If you’re one of our lucky winners then we’ll send you your prize by post.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links or references to other websites to which this Privacy Policy does not apply. If you click on these links to leave our site, you should note that we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting those sites. We suggest you always look at the privacy statement of any other website you visit.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to change or restrict the use of your personal information by logging in and altering your registration details and subscribing/unsubscribing to our email options.

You may ask us to provide details of the personal information we hold about you, under the Data Protection Act 1998. To request this information please email us at [email protected]

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. We will, of course, happily correct any information that’s found to be incorrect.

Signing in via Facebook or Google, what information do we collect?

If you choose to sign in via Facebook or Google you grant us access to information held by those services. The information we have access to depends on the service and is explicitly stated when you first connect those services.


You may choose to sign in via Facebook. By doing so you grant us access to your email address, your profile and your friends list. We respect our users privacy so we choose never to ask for your Friends List and we will never use your Friends List. You may revoke access at any time via your Facebook account settings. We follow the guidelines set out by Facebook regarding data collection and use as laid out here.


You may choose to sign in via Google. By doing so you give us your email address and basic account information. More details on signing into apps with Google can be found here.

To Summarise

At all times we value your privacy and do our up most to make sure that it’s protected. We use the information that you share with us responsibly and only with your permission. We may from time to time update this policy. This policy is effective from the 1st October but please check back periodically to ensure you are happy with the changes.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy then please put them on an email to us at [email protected]


The Site uses cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Site, and understanding how visitors use the Site. Cookies can also help customize the Site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology; however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small information file that is sent to your computer and is stored on your hard drive. Cookies are what are often used so that sites can remember who you are to save you time when you re-visit a site. Our site statistics software currently also uses cookies to allow us to measure the level of activity occurring on the site.

You can change the settings on your browser to prevent cookies being stored on your computer without your explicit consent, or download a web browser which prevents cookies from being stored at all

Please note that switching cookies off may mean that some functionality on this site may also be switched off.

Site Statistics

We gather data regarding the visitors to this Website using cookies and code which is embedded in the site. Both the cookies and the embedded code provide statistical information about visits to pages on the site, the duration of individual page view, paths taken by visitors through the site, data on visitors’ screen settings and other general information. Analytics does not gather any Personally Identifiable Information of visitors to the site. We use and store only the general type of information to help us improve our websites services to our customers.

Use of Cookies by James Leckey Design Ltd.

Cookie name Cookie provider Description of cookie
_utma _utmb _utmc _utmz* Google Analytics Collects information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website.
exp_last_activity James Leckey Design Ltd. Records the time when you last refreshed your browser. Used in conjunction with the last_visit cookie. It collects no information other than a timestamp.
exp_last_visit James Leckey Design Ltd. Records the last time you visited our site. It collects no information other than a timestamp.
exp_tracker James Leckey Design Ltd. Contains the last 5 pages viewed. Typically used for form or error message returns.
frontend James Leckey Design Ltd. This cookie is used by our online shopping basket. It allows you to add items to your cart and remembers what item you want to buy when moving through various pages of the website.