Data Protection Laws
We are conscious of our legal responsibilities as a "data controller" and we support the principles of data protection reflected in the 1995 EU Directive on Data Protection and the Data Protection Act 1998. We shall do our best to ensure that the personal information we obtain and use will always be held, used, transferred and otherwise processed in accordance with our legal obligations.
How we obtain personal information about you
We may as a result of your interaction with our site and our communications with you hold and process personal information obtained about you.
The types of personal information we collect may include:
Please note that when anyone visits any part of the Site, we automatically collect certain non-personal information such as the type of computer operating system (e.g., Windows or Mac OS) and browser (e.g., Safari, Netscape, Internet Explorer) being used, and the domain name of the internet service provider. We sometimes use the non-personal information that we collect to improve the design and content of the site and to enable us to personalise your experience. This doesn’t identify individual users.
What we do with your personal information
The personal information that you provide will be available to The Portly Grocer, our affiliated companies and trusted third party service providers and contractors for the following purposes:
If you do not want us to contact you via electronic means or permit third parties to use your data for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box on the form where we collect your data.
International transfers of your personal information
We may transfer and process any personal information you provide to us to countries outside the European Economic Area whose laws may not afford the same level of protection to your personal information. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer. We will therefore ensure that all adequate safeguards are in place and that all applicable laws and regulations are complied with in connection with such transfer but cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted.
Cookies and tracking software
We use "cookies" and other types of tracking software in order to personalise your visit to our website and enhance your experience by gaining a better understanding of your particular interests and customising our pages for you. A cookie is a message given to a web browser by a web server and which is then stored by the browser in a text file. Each time the browser requests a page from the server this message is sent back which enables the user's computer to be identified. We may use the information provided by cookies to analyse trends, administer the website, or for research and marketing purposes to help us better serve you. No information which personally identifies you will be collected through the cookies. If you like, you can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie so you have the chance to accept it and you can also set your browser to turn off all cookies. The website www.allaboutcookies.org (run by the Interactive Marketing Bureau) contains step-by-step guidance on how cookies can be switched off by users.
Disclosure of your information
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