Privacy Statement Summary:
Who is the Data Controller?
What will we use your data for?
We will store and process your data in order to allow us to provide our products and services to you and to operate and develop our business.
We may send you offer details that we think you will be interested in. This may include a range of our related products and services and services offered by carefully selected third parties.
We will not share any of your personal information without an appropriate lawful basis for example your consent or where there is a reasonable legitimate interest.
What will happen if I contact you?
If you contact us we will use your information to send you the information you have requested along with updates, offers and other information that we think you will be interested in.
What data will be stored?
We will store your personal details as required to provide our services to you and to operate our business.
We will store your contact details, details of enquiries, membership info, and related information as required to provide our services to you.
We use call recording equipment for training and quality monitoring purposes. All calls may be recorded, if you prefer us not to record the call please let us know.
What data will be shared?
We will only share your data with carefully selected third parties, where there is an appropriate lawful basis, for example if there is a legal requirement, where we have a legitimate interest, where we have your consent, or where this is in the public interest.
We may share your data with carefully selected third parties as required to provide our services to you and meet our business obligations. We may also share your information as required to protect, manage, operate and develop our business.
We have a data retention policy that shows how long we store your data. Your data will be stored as per the company needs but no longer than 7 years after which time your data will be deleted. Recorded calls are usually stored for up to 90 days unless we believe they need to be stored for legal reasons or to protect our business interests.
Who can access my data?
Access to your data is carefully controlled. We will never sell your data to any other third party, unless we have your explicit consent.
How is my data kept secure?
We will store your data primarily on secure UK based servers. We use industry standard security protocols/technology to secure data. Where data is transferred outside the UK we will take steps to keep this data secure.
This policy sets out how we will use and share the information that you give us. This policy describes your relationship with NCASS and their partners, suppliers, and other third-parties. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) describes how organisations must collect, handle, process and store personal information.
These rules apply regardless of whether data is stored electronically, on paper or on other materials. To comply with the law, personal information must be collected and used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed unlawfully. GDPR is underpinned by eight important principles. These say that personal data must:
- Be processed fairly and lawfully
- Be obtained only for specific, lawful purposes
- Be adequate, relevant and not excessive
- Be accurate and kept up to date
- Not be held for any longer than is necessary
- Processed in accordance with the rights of the data subjects
- Be protected in appropriate ways
- Not be transferred outside the United Kingdom, unless that country or territory also ensures an adequate level of protection
We take these responsibilities seriously, this document describes our approach to data protection. This policy helps to protect us from data security risks, including:
- Breaches of confidentiality. For instance, information being given out inappropriately.
- Failing to offer choice. For instance, all individuals should be free to choose how the company uses data relating to them.
- Reputational damage. For instance, the company could suffer if hackers successfully gained access to sensitive data.
- Any other failure to meet data protection standards
Who We Are And How To Contact Us
NCASS is registered in Great Britain and is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office. The data controller is: Adam Palethorpe. You can contact us at:
Name: Adam Palethorpe
Company: NCASS Ltd
Address: NCASS Ltd, 180 Lifford Lane Kings Norton Birmingham B30 3NU
Tel: 0300 124 6866
NCASS is a specialist organization for independent food & drink business in the UK and has been supporting members to be safe, legal and profitable for over 30 years. This policy relates to users of NCASS, our suppliers, partners, and all other third parties who share their data with us directly or indirectly. Processing of personal data is required in order to provide our products and services and to run our company. This policy also applies to individuals who have shared their data with NCASS as either a customer, employee, supplier or in any other capacity.
It applies to all data that the company holds relating to identifiable individuals, even if that information technically falls outside of the GDPR. This can include:
- Names of Individuals
- Postal addresses
- Email Addresses
- Telephone numbers
What this policy applies to
This section describes the lawful basis for processing your data and applies to the information about yourself that you choose to provide us with or that you allow us to collect. This includes:
- The Information you provide when you contact us
- When you contact us in order to discuss using our services
- Information we collect about how you use the website
- Information relating to products and services we offer to you and other transactions including financial and other personal information required to complete these transactions
- Information that is given and stored as part of our ongoing relationship
- Information collected when you call us including call recordings
- All other information shared with us directly or indirectly
We do not routinely collect or process sensitive data about you but where this is the case we will take extra precautions to keep this safe.
How your information will be used
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it and as you would reasonably expect your data to be processed and only where there is a lawful basis for such processing, for example:
Type of data
Lawful basis for processing
To register you as a new customer
(a) Identity, (b) Contact
(a) Performance of a contract with you and to meet our obligations to you and our partners.
When you call us
(a) Identity, (b) call records
(a) Performance of a contract with you and to meet our obligations to you and our partners. (b) With your Consent (c) To protect our business.
To process and deliver the products and services you request including managing payments, fees and charges, and to collect and recover money owed to us
(a) Identity, (b) Contact, (c) Financial, (d) Transaction, (e) Marketing and Communications
(a) Performance of a contract with you, (b) Necessary for our legitimate interests and the legitimate interest of our partners and other third parties
(c) explicit consent
(a) Identity, (b) Contact, (c) Profile, (d) Marketing and Communications
(a) Performance of a contract with you, (b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation, (c) Necessary for our legitimate interests to operate and develop our business
(d) with your consent
To run, administer, develop and protect our business. To operate our website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)
(a) Identity, (b) Contact, (c) Technical
(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests Necessary for our legitimate interests and the legitimate interest of our partners and other third parties.
For the provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise, (b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
(c) your consent
To deliver relevant content and advertisements to you and measure and understand the effectiveness of our advertising
(a) Identity, (b) Contact, (c) Profile, (d) Usage, (e) Marketing and Communications, (f) Technical
(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests to develop our business, to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy
(b) explicit consent
To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences
(a) Technical, (b) Usage
Necessary for our legitimate interests to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our site updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy
(b) explicit consent
To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you
(a) Identity, (b) Contact, (c) Technical, (d) Usage, (e) Profile
(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests to develop our products/services and grow our business
(b) explicit consent
We may collect and process information about you, including your name, date of birth, address, contact details (including email address and mobile phone number), your company details, product and service details, third-party transaction history, other partner information, and data collected as part of any payment. We may take personal information from:
- Information that you provide to us when registering with our service (including your email address)
- Information that you provide when completing your profile (including your name, gender, date of birth, address, and any company details and other details you provide)
- Information that you provide to us when signing up to any distribution lists to receive correspondence from us
- Information relating to any membership services you choose including data provided by third-parties
- other information relating to you which we receive from third parties or other sources
- call recordings when you contact us
Personal data we receive will be used for the purposes it was provided, including:
- To respond to queries from you regarding our services
- To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us including the provision of services, and to respond to queries from you regarding those contracts
- To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you – our clients / partners / suppliers – and us including the provision of our services
- To manage and administer the relationships between you and us
- To notify you about changes to our services and to otherwise communicate with you; for example, we will use your contact details in order to respond to any queries that you submit to us
- To obtain feedback from you regarding us
- To develop, operate, and protect our business and protect our interests
In accordance with your preferences, we may also use your personal information to provide you with information about products, services, promotions and offers that may be of interest to you. We may use your personal information in order to ascertain the services, promotions and offers that are likely to be of particular interest to you. This document explains how you can change whether to receive this information. Please note that, even if you choose not to receive this information, we may still use your personal information to provide you with important services communications, including communications in relation to any purchases you make or services you use.
How to change your preferences
We operate in line with UK GDPR data protection guidelines. We respect your rights and will respond to any request for access to personal information and requests to delete, rectify, transfer, data and to stop processing. We will also advise you on how to complain to the relevant authorities, namely the Information Commissioner’s Office. Any requests or objections should be made in writing to the Data Controller or you can visit our website, call, or email us to contact us to change your preferences at any time.
Scope of Agreement
We may from time to time use your information for marketing, account management or relationship management purposes. The main purpose of this is to provide you with information about the services which we think may be of interest to you and/or to maintain any existing relationship we may have with you.
Opting out at a later date
Where you give your consent for us to process your data, or where we have an appropriate lawful basis, for example when you agree to us sending you marketing information or where you agree to us processing financial data, you can contact us to amend or withdraw your consent at any time. You can also choose to object to processing and request deletion of your data. We respect all user rights as defined in GDPR. If you have any comments or wish to complain please contact us.
How we store and process your data
Your data will be collected, stored and processed primarily in the UK. Where data is transferred outside of the UK we ensure we have appropriate technical, contractual, and operational measures in place to protect your data. For example [but not limited to] Contracts, SCCs, DPAs, and Risk Assessments.
Your data will be stored as in our Data retention policy but no longer than 7 years to ensure we have records of service, payments, and other interactions we have with you.
In order to provide our services to you, we use recognised third parties to take payment, conduct credit reports and other checks, manage our company accounts and provide banking services. We will store transactions, payment and order data for up to 7 years or for as long as required by UK financial and company regulations. These third parties may operate outside the UK, if this is the case we will ensure precautions are in place to protect your data.
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to find out more about how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please email us. If we need to use your personal data for a purpose unrelated to the purpose for which we collected the data, we will notify you and we will explain the legal ground of processing.
We may be legally obliged to disclose your personal information without your knowledge to the extent that we are required to do so by law; in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.
You will only receive marketing communications from us if you have:
- Requested information from us or purchased goods or services from us
- If you provided us with your details and ticked the box at the point of entry of your details for us to send you marketing communications
- You have not opted out of receiving marketing
We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any third party for marketing purposes.
We are a Data Controller. In relation to the information that you provide to us, we are legally responsible for how that information is handled. We will comply with the GDPR (2018) in the way we use and share your personal data. You can see more about these rights at: https://ico.org.uk/
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes described in this document:
- Service providers who provide IT and system administration services.
- Our call recording system provider
- Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide consultancy, credit scoring, banking, legal, fraud protection, insurance and accounting services.
- HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities based in the United Kingdom and other relevant jurisdictions who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
- Third parties to whom we sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets.
- We might share your data with carefully selected third parties for example if there is a legal requirement, where we have a legitimate interest, where we have your consent, or where this is in the public interest.
- We may also share your data with carefully selected third parties as required to protect, manage, operate and develop our business or as required in order to meet our contractual obligations.
- We may share your data with other third parties where we believe we, and/or the third-party has a legitimate interest and that sharing the data would be inline with the original purpose.
- We may share your data with third parties such as franchisors and other membership collectives of the type in order to protect, operate, manage and develop both businesses where required.
- Other third-parties where we believe there is a reasonable legitimate interest
We require all third parties to whom we transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We will report any breaches or potential breaches to the appropriate authorities within 24 hours and to anyone affected by a breach within 72 hours. If you have any queries or concerns about your data usage, please contact us.
This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
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Under the GDPR, we are also permitted to share some information with third parties who use such data for non-marketing purposes (including our partners, suppliers, advisors, lawyers, credit and risk assessment and management, identification and fraud prevention, debt collection and returning assets to you).
Contacting us, exercising your information rights and Complaints
If you remain dissatisfied then you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner’s Office