Farmer Portal

Privacy Policy

 

Who We Are

Meadow Foods is the UK’s largest independent dairy group, with a head office in Chester (Marlston Court, Marlston-Cum-Lache, Chester, Cheshire, CH4 9JS) and further processing sites in Peterborough and Holme on Spalding Moor

Any questions about security of our systems and data protection requests can be made to the above address, through our contact form or by telephone to 01244 680071

We provide a business-to-business service to customers primarily within the UK market.

We take the protection of your online privacy seriously and this Privacy Policy outlines what information we may / will collect from you, as a result of you using this website, how and why we will collect this information, how long we will keep it for and where we will store it.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time by updating this page. We therefore advise that you check our Privacy Policy for any changes when you re-visit our website. By using the meadowfoods.co.uk website, you are consenting to the use of cookies outlined in this Privacy Policy.

What Information Do We Collect, How & Why?

Our website is intended primarily for business-to -business use; as part of the operating of our site, and our ongoing business operations, we capture and process information that could be used to directly or indirectly identify a data subject.

The information that is available to us and which we also request and use is:

  • Necessary to fulfil our obligations in entering into a business contract
  • Necessary to our legitimate business interests in providing online services and in tracking the way that our site is used so that we can monitor the usage and security of the site and to enhance and manage the site

We ask for a minimal amount of personal information during the initial communication/enquiry made by completing one of the forms held within this website. This information is necessary in order to identify you as a representative and contact for your organisation.

We do not seek your explicit consent for the processing of personal information as we need it to fulfil our contractual obligations and legitimate business interests in managing the site

We will collect the following information from you when you type in and submit your details via an online form on our website. You may also give us information by corresponding with us by phone, email or otherwise.

For CV’s

Any data held within the CV provided

For enquiries (Contact Us / Looking for Something New)

We will need the following information to allow us reply / deal with the request made

  • Your name,
  • Your company email address
  • Your company telephone number
  • Your company name

Cookies

When your visit our website, we will also collect data which allows us to recognise you, and how you use this website. This data is collected by cookies from your navigation around the site. Further information on cookies can be found below.

Your IP address

This is your computer’s individual identification number, which is automatically logged by our web server. This is used to note your interest in our website and your location (e.g. county/city) for our site analytics.

What Do We Do with the Information We Collect?

Depending on how you engage with us, we may use your information as follows:

  • When providing a CV, we will review this for suitability of any roles that are or become available during the period we hold this document.
  • When completing the ‘Contact Us’ form, we will use the information to provide an answer to the query raised and dependant on the consent reply for future marketing.
  • When requesting a Newsletter, the information will be used for issuing a periodic newsletter only, and dependant on the consent reply for future marketing.
  • When completing the Look For Something New section, we will contact you to review / discuss the request, and dependant on the consent reply for future marketing.
  • To administer our site and for internal operations including troubleshooting

Who Do We Share It With?

We do not share your data with any third parties other than where it is necessary to fulfil our contractual / legal obligations:

  • Our Newsletter process is controlled by a third party solution, which is GDPR compliant. 

Security & Storage

All data stored will be held with Meadow Foods own internal systems. Any CV’s subsequently printed for review will be securely stored / destroyed as appropriate.

No data is held on the actual website, other than temporarily whilst communication Emails are created.

Cookies

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience.

In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser.

We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or looking at the About Cookies website

which offers guidance for all modern browsers

Data Retention

For CV’s

We will hold any CV’s uploaded for a 12 month period, at which point they will be removed from our systems and any printed copies destroyed

For enquiries (Contact Us / Looking for Something New)

Where consent for future marketing activities is not given, we will only hold the data provided until we have resolved either the issued raised (contact us) or have fully responded to the enquiry (looking for something new). If consent is provided, we will hold your data until the point at which you unsubscribe to these communications.

Newsletter

Where consent for future marketing is not given, we will hold the data for the purposes of issuing a periodic newsletter only and this will be retained until you take the option to unsubscribe (available in each newsletter sent). If consent is provided we will hold your data until the point at which you unsubscribe to these communications. At the point at which you have unsubscribed to both elements your data will be removed from our systems

Personal Data: Your Rights

We minimise the amount of personal data that we collect. You have the right to rectification, erasure, restriction or objection to our ongoing use this information. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

If you have any questions on the data, or wish to request the removal of marketing consent, or removal of all data provided contact us or telephone to 01244 680071