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Thatchers evaluating GRU demonstration plots of UK Heritage wheats.

Thatchers evaluating GRU demonstration plots of UK Heritage wheats.

SeedStor Privacy Notice

The Germplasm Resources Unit collects your personal information in order to enable us to provide the service requested by you, namely the provision of seed stocks.

To do this we require your name, address, telephone and email to enable us to contact you regarding your order and then send the seeds by post or courier to you. This information is only shared with third parties where necessary to send the seeds to you e.g. We share consignment information when needed with the Animal and Plant Health Agency in order to obtain phytosanitary certification for the sample prior to import. We will contact you to confirm receipt of the seeds after the expected delivery duration and occasionally after a period of time to verify your satisfaction with the service and contribution to your work.

We will share summarised data with third parties to show the number of request handled by the GRU and the countries that we interact with. No personal data will be shared through this process

Client information is kept to ensure that we can contact clients who have received our resources in case there is a need to notify of any biological problems e.g. if the material is found to be different to the expected or if a seed borne-pathogen is discovered.

The John Innes Centre is the Data Controller and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You can contact the Data protection officer for any queries regarding this policy, how your personal data is being processed, to exercise your rights and concerns if any by emailing

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