Privacy Policy

 

In General.

The policy: This privacy policy notice is served by gastronomer.co.uk. The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information through the business and while you browse or use this website. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing / using this website, and or refrain from submitting your personal data to us.

Policy key definitions:

“I”, “our”, “us”, or “we” refers to gastronomer.co.uk.
“you”, “the user” refer to the person(s) using this website.
GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.
ICO means Information Commissioner’s Office.
Cookies mean small files stored on a users computer or device.

Key principles of GDPR

Our privacy policy embodies the following key principles; (a) Lawfulness, fairness and transparency, (b) Purpose limitation, (c) Data minimisation, (d) Accuracy, (e) Storage limitation, (f) Integrity and confidence, (g) Accountability.

Processing of your personal data

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and / or process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful bases.

This document sets out the privacy policy of Gastronomer.co.uk, and explains how we use your personal information (“Your Information”).

What information do we collect?

When you subscribe to us, we collect your name, telephone number and e-mail address.

We will keep a record of which products and services you are interested in. We also monitor user traffic patterns and site use.

What do We do with the information?

We will use the information provided by you to promote a more personal service. We are required by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 to follow strict procedures to protect personal data.

We use your personal information collected to help us:

Provide you with the Services set out in our terms and conditions as efficiently as possible;
identify the validity of users;
to allow us to contact users when required; and
to allow us to mail users with information about gastronomer.co.uk
We also do research on our users interests and behaviour based on the information provided to us when you subscribe to use our Services and whilst you use our Services. This research is compiled and analysed on an aggregated basis.

Also, We disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.

Your information

We will not pass the personal information we collect about you to any other third party.

However we will disclose Your Information in a non-personal identifying form (generally in the form of statistics) to prospective partners, advertisers and other third parties in order to describe our services to them and for them to analyse the use of the Website.

Unsubscribing/Amending Your Information

You can amend or remove Your Information that you give us by emailing us at any time, specifying your name, the email address/ telephone number you used to register with us and if referring to a web registration, your username in the email.

Alternatively, whenever we contact you, (for example to send you an email newsletter which you have requested) you will normally find an email address at the bottom of the email, which you can use to tell us if you no longer wish to receive the newsletter or other communication in question.

You can amend or update your information or personal preferences at any time, or raise comments or questions about privacy issues, by contacting us.

What about “cookies”?

Like many websites, We use “cookies”. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored on your computer’s hard drive by your browser. These allow Us to store your personal information (eg log-in; e-mail address; password, if relevant; areas of the Website you view) and to provide features to make your use of the Website easier. Advertisers providing adverts on our Website may also place a unique “cookie” on your browser. Most browsers allow the cookie function to be turned off. If you want to know how to do this look at the help menu on your browser.

Cookies do not include your personal information. It is some information to exchange data between our server and your browser to give you best experience when using the gastronomer website.

Cookies contain information below:

  • your IP or proxy server IP
  • basic domain information
  • your Internet service provider is sometimes captured depending on the
  • configuration of your ISP connection
  • the date and time of your visit to the website
  • the length of your session
  • the pages which you have accessed
  • the number of times you access our site within any month;
  • the size of the file you look at
  • the website which referred you to the gastronomer website.
  • the operating system which your computer uses.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Security

We have taken steps to ensure that Your Information is secure, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as electronic security systems and password protections that guard against unauthorised access.

Business Transfers

In the unlikely event that we sell or otherwise dispose of some or all of our business to another party we reserve the right to transfer your information as part of any assets sold or disposed of. By registering on this site and consenting to these terms, you are consenting to this transfer.

Transfers Overseas

Your personal data may be transferred outside of the European Economic Area for processing. Any transfer of your data is done in circumstances ensuring that your data is processed only in accordance with this privacy policy and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679. By registering on this site and consenting to these terms, you are consenting to this transfer.

Sponsored links, Affiliate tracking & Commissions

Our website may contain adverts, sponsored and affiliate links on some pages. These are typically served through our advertising partners; Google Adsense, booking.com or are self served through our own means. We only use trusted advertising partners who each have high standards of user privacy and security. However we do not control the actual adverts seen / displayed by our advertising partners. Our ad partners may collect data and use cookies for ad personalisation and measurement. Where ad preferences are requested as ‘non-personalised’ cookies may still be used for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting and to combat fraud and abuse.

Clickable sponsored or affiliate links may be displayed as a website URL like this; booking.com or as a titled text link like this: Foodie Hotel in Kent.

Clicking on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device. You can read more about cookies on this website above. Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from our website by this cookie. In most cases we earn a very small commission from the advertiser or advertising partner, at no cost to you, whether you make a purchase on their website or not.

We use advertising partners in these ways to help generate an income from the website, which allows us to continue our work and provide you with the best overall experience and valued information.

If you have any concerns about this we suggest you do not click on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links found throughout the website.

Email marketing messages & subscription

Under the GDPR we use the consent lawful basis for anyone subscribing to our newsletter or marketing mailing list. We only collect certain data about you, as detailed in the “Processing of your personal data” above. Any email marketing messages we send are done so through an EMS, email marketing service provider. An EMS is a third party service provider of software / applications that allows marketers to send out email marketing campaigns to a list of users.

Email marketing messages that we send may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of data such as; times, dates, I.P addresses, opens, clicks, forwards, geographic and demographic data. Such data, within its limitations will show the activity each subscriber made for that email campaign.

Any email marketing messages we send are in accordance with the GDPR and the PECR. We provide you with an easy method to withdraw your consent (unsubscribe) or manage your preferences / the information we hold about you at any time. See any marketing messages for instructions on how to unsubscribe or manage your preferences, you can also unsubscribe from all MailChimp lists, by following this link.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this privacy statement, please contact us.

Resources & further information

Overview of the GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
Data Protection Act 2018
Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
Twitter Privacy Policy
Facebook Privacy Policy
Google Privacy Policy
Mailchimp Privacy Policy
All About Cookies