Benecol Limited (”We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy (and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal information and how we will treat it.
This website is operated by Benecol Limited, The Mille, 1000 Great West Road, Brentford, London, TW8 9DW, UK. We collect, use and are responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation which applies across the European Union (including the United Kingdom) and we are responsible as “controller” of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.
Throughout our website we may link to other websites owned and operated by certain trusted third parties. These other third-party websites may also gather information about you in accordance with their own separate privacy policies. For privacy information relating to these other third-party websites, please consult their privacy policies as appropriate.
This website is not intended for use by children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect or use personal information relating to children.
We will collect and process the following data about you:
We use information held about you in the following ways:
Information you give to us. We will use this information:
Information we collect about you. We will use this information:
Information we receive from other sources. We will combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We will use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).
When we use your personal information, we are required to have a legal basis for doing so. There are various different legal bases upon which we may rely, depending on what personal information we process and why.
The legal bases we may rely on include:
You agree that we have the right to share your personal information with:
We will disclose your personal information to third parties:
If Benecol Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal information held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply any terms relating to our site or any other agreement; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Benecol Limited, our customers, or others.
We may transfer your personal information to the following which are located outside the European Economic Area (EEA) as follows:
The United States of America: we will send your personal information to our email marketing platform, Mailchimp.
The United States of America do not have the same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA. Whilst the European Commission has not given a formal decision that the United States of America provides an adequate level of protection similar to those which apply in the United Kingdom and EEA, any transfer of your personal information is protected in accordance with the EU-US Privacy Shield framework which is designed to safeguard your privacy rights.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
For further information on cookies generally visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf
We would like to send you information about products and services, competitions and other special offers which may be of interest to you. Where we have your consent or it is in our legitimate interests to do so, we may do this by post, email, telephone, text message (SMS) or automated call.
We will only ask whether you would like us to send you marketing messages when you tick the relevant boxes when you complete any of our forms online for the first time.
If you have previously agreed to being contacted in this way, you can unsubscribe at any time by:
Under the General Data Protection Regulation you have a number of important rights free of charge. In summary those include rights to:
If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:
We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
We will not keep your personal information for any longer than is necessary.
If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request will be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
We hope that we can resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your information.
The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted athttps://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or telephone: 0303 123 1113.