Privacy Policy

Introduction

At British Food Shop we are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using our websites, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to explain how we will use any personal data we naturally collect about you, the rights you have over any personal data we hold about you, and to tell you about the policies and procedures we have in place to respect your privacy and keep your personal data secure.

Who we are

British Food Shop ('we' or 'us') gather and process your personal information in accordance with this privacy policy and in compliance with the relevant data protection Regulation and laws. This notice provides you with the necessary information regarding your rights and our obligations, and explains how, why and when we process your personal data.

Our contact details

British Food Shop is owned by Mega Vend Limited whose registered office is at 25 Morgan Way, Bowthorpe Industrial Estate, Norwich, NR5 9JJ and we are a company registered in England under company number 6804311. Our designated Data Protection Officer can be contacted at Stuart@britishfoodshop.co.uk

What information we collect

British Food Shop processes your personal information to meet legal, statutory and contractual obligations and to provide you with our products and services. We will never collect any unnecessary personal date from you and do not process your information in any way, other than specified in this notice.

The categories of personal data we collect include:

  • Name (First and Last)
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Telephone and mobile phone numbers

Sources of personal data

We receive your personal data when you provide it to us yourself when placing an order or enquiry. This can be over the telephone, from personal meetings, received emails and from our online selling platforms.

How we use your personal data

British Food Shop takes privacy very seriously and will never disclose, share or sell your data without your consent; unless required to do so by law. We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, in particular for the following reasons:

  • To process your order and obtain payment
  • Internal record keeping
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests

Security and sharing your personal data.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

We take privacy very seriously and will never disclose, share or sell your data to anyone without your consent or unless required by law. We only retain your data for as long as is necessary and for the purpose specified in this notice.

How Long do we keep your personal data.

British Food Shop only ever retains personal information for as long as is necessary and we have strict review and retention policies in place to meet these obligations. We are required under UK tax law to keep your basic personal data (name, address, contact details) for a minimum of 7 years after which time it will be destroyed at some point after that.

Where you have consented to us using your details for direct marketing, we will keep such data until you notify us otherwise and/or withdraw your consent.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Consequences of not providing your personal data.

You are not obligated to provide your personal information to British Food Shop, however as this information is required for us to provide you with our services, deliver your products and for other Legitimate Interests, we will not be able to offer all our services without it.

How we protect your personal data

British Food Shop takes your privacy seriously and takes every reasonable measure and precaution to protect and secure your personal data. We work hard to protect you and your information from unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction and have several layers of security measures in place, including, but not limited to:

  • Restricted access
  • IT authentication
  • Firewalls
  • Anti-virus/malware
  • Passworded access to our Orders/Accounting system where all our data is held
  • our Head Office is secured, alarmed and monitored out of office hours

We cannot guarantee the security of your personal data when you transmit it to us. For example, if you email us your personal data, you should be aware that email is not a secure transmission method. As such, you acknowledge and accept that we cannot guarantee the security of your personal data transmitted to us and that any such transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your personal data, we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access one of our Services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Your rights

You have the right to access any personal information that British Food Shop processes about you and to request information about:

  • What personal data we hold about you
  • The categories of personal data concerned
  • The recipients to whom the personal data has/will be disclosed
  • How long we intend to store your personal data for

If you believe that we hold any incomplete or inaccurate data about you, you have the right to ask us to correct and/or complete the information and we will do so as quickly as possible; unless there is a valid reason for not doing so, at which point you will be notified.

You also have the right to request your personal data be erased or to restrict processing (where applicable) in accordance with the data protection laws; as well as to object to any direct marketing from us. If we receive a request from you to exercise any of the above rights, we may ask you to verify your identity before acting on the request; this is to ensure that your data is protected and kept secure.

Withdrawing your consent

Where we are processing your personal data based on your consent, you may change your mind and withdraw your consent at any time. You can withdraw your consent to receive marketing communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link in an email. You can also withdraw your consent to receive marketing communications or any other consent you have previously provided to us by contacting us at Stuart@britishfoodshop.co.uk.

The consequence of you withdrawing consent might be that we cannot do certain things for you.

Making a complaint

British Food Shop only processes your personal information incompliance with this privacy policy and in accordance with the relevant data protection laws. If, however you wish to raise a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data or are unsatisfied with how we have handled your information, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office who are the supervisory authority.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy from time to time. Any such changes will be posted on this page so that we can keep you informed about how we process your personal data. We recommend that you consult this page frequently so that you are aware of our latest Privacy Policy and can update your preferences if necessary. Your continued use of our Services shall constitute your acceptance of any revised Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 23 May 2018.