Food For Thought

Use of Private Information Policy (GDPR)

Last updated: [August 2018]

Summary:

Food For Thought operates Food For Thought (this ‘site’). This page informs you of the policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information we receive from users.

We use your personal information only for providing and improving this site. By using the site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. You won’t find any complicated legal terms or long passages of unreadable text. I have no interest to trick you into agreeing to something you might later regret.

The policy covers

  1. Why we value your privacy
  2. How we collect information
  3. What information we hold
  4. Use of ‘cookies’
  5. Where we store your information
  6. What we use your information for
  7. Who’s responsible for your information at our business
  8. Who has access to information about you
  9. The steps we take to keep your information private
  10. How to complain
  11. Changes to the policy

Why we value your privacy

We value your privacy as much as we value our own, so we are committed to keeping your personal and business information safe. We are uncomfortable with the information companies, governments, and other organisations keep on file, so we ask for only the bare minimum from our customers. We will never use your personal information for any reason other than why you gave it, and we will never give anyone access to it unless we are forced to do so by law.

How we collect information

We ask for contact information including your name and email address on our website so that we can reply to your inquiry.

Our website uses cookies to track your visit, see Use of cookies, below. We don’t use native social media ‘like’ or ‘sharing’ buttons which build profiles of your internet activity. We collect your email address when you sign up for our events newsletter.

What information do we hold

When you contact us by email or through our website, we collect your name and email address. If you sign up for our newsletter, we only collect your email address. If you do business with us, we also collect your business name and bank details and keep records of the invoices we send you and the payments you make.

Use of cookies

This website uses cookies, through the use of Google Analytics. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow the website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. In regards to personal information and the use of Google Analytics, Google don’t store any personal information. It is against their terms of service to do so. The collection of IP addresses is also anonymised. It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. If you are not sure how please use your browser’s ‘help’ function to find out. Or you can visit AboutCookies, which explains how you can delete and control all cookies set by your browser. Please see Safeguarding your Data on the Google Analytics website for details of Google’s policy regarding the privacy and security of the Analytics service.

Where we store your information

If you sign up for our newsletter, we store your email address in MailChimp, which is the marketing platform we prefer.

What we use your information for

We occasionally use your contact information to send you details of special events. When we do, you have the option to unsubscribe from these communications, and we won’t send them to you again. We might also email you about other servivces, but if you tell us not to, we won’t get in touch again.

Who’s responsible for your information at our company

Billy Brodrick is responsible for the security of your data. You can contact me by email at [email protected] or by phone on 01586 553865 if you have any concerns about the information we store.

Who has access to information about you

When we store information on our systems we (Billy Brodrick and Gillian Brodrick) only have access.

The steps we take to keep your information private

Where we store your data in third-party services, we restrict access only to people who need it.

How to complain

We take complaints very seriously. If you’ve any reason to complain about the ways we handle your privacy, please contact me by email or by phone on 01586 553865.

Changes to the policy

If we change the contents of this policy, those changes will become effective the moment we publish them on our website.