Comté Cheese UK (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data 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 data and how we will treat it.
We gather and use certain information about individuals in order to provide products and services and to enable certain functions on our website and emails. We also collect information to better understand how visitors use our website, engage with our emails and to present timely, relevant information to them.
For the purpose of current data protection legislation, the data controller is Le Comité Interprofessionnel de Gestion du Comté (CIGC) of 21 Avenue de la Résistance, 39800 Poligny, France.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
- Details of your visits to the site including, but not limited to, your website usage data and IP address.
- Details of any interaction with the emails sent to you.
The legal basis we rely on
The law on data protection sets out a number of different reasons for which a company may collect and process your personal data. We use Legitimate Interest. In the situations where we collect and process your personal data, we require it to pursue our legitimate interests in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests e.g. we may use your email address to send you marketing emails from time to time.
Controlling information about you
If we use your information for marketing purposes, you can change your mind easily, via one of these methods:
- Via the Unsubscribe link in any of our marketing emails.
- Send an email to [email protected].
We will never distribute your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or the law requires us to do so.
Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy, in line with current data protection legislation.
We always hold your information securely.
To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards including operating our website over the https protocol.
We also follow stringent procedures to ensure we work with all personal data in line with current data protection legislation.
Uses made of the information
Collecting this data helps us understand what you are looking for from the company, enabling us to deliver improved products and services.
Specifically we use this information in the following ways:
- To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you.
- To notify you about changes to our services.
- We may use your email address to send you marketing emails from time to time.
- We may use your curriculum vitae information as part of our job application process.
Data retention period
Whenever we collect or process your personal data, we’ll only keep it for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.
At the end of that retention period, your data will either be deleted completely or anonymised, for example by aggregation with other data so that it can be used in a non-identifiable way for statistical analysis and business planning.
Your rights over your personal data
You have the right to request:
- Access to the personal data we hold about you, free of charge in most cases.
• The correction of your personal data when incorrect, out of date or incomplete.
- The erasure of your personal data when you object and we have no legitimate overriding interest, or once the purpose for which we hold the data has come to an end.
- That we stop using your personal data for direct marketing (either through specific channels, or all channels).
- That we stop any consent-based processing of your personal data after you withdraw that consent.
- Review of any decision made based solely on automatic processing of your data (i.e. where no human has yet reviewed the outcome and criteria for the decision).
You have the right to request a copy of any information about you that we hold at any time, and also to have that information corrected if it is inaccurate. To ask for your information, please contact The Data Protection Office, Le Comité Interprofessionnel de Gestion du Comté (CIGC), 21 Avenue de la Résistance, 39800 Poligny, France or email [email protected] for the attention of The Data Protection Officer.
If we choose not to action your request we will explain to you the reasons for our refusal.
Where we rely on our legitimate interest
In cases where we are processing your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest, you can ask us to stop for reasons connected to your individual situation. We must then do so unless we believe we have a legitimate overriding reason to continue processing your personal data.
You have the right to stop the use of your personal data for direct marketing activity through all channels, or selected channels. We must always comply with your request.
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Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.
Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.
- Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package – aggregated usage data helps us improve the website structure, content and functions.
- Identify whether you are signed in to our website – a cookie allows us to check whether you are singed into the site.
- Test content on our website – for example, 50% of our users might see one piece of content while the other 50% a different piece of content.
- Store information about your preferences – the website can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting.
- To recognise when you return to our website – we may show you relevant content, or provide functionality you used previously.
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