Caterers Choice Ltd Privacy Policy

Please read this Privacy Notice. It relates to how Caterers Choice Limited (”us”/“we”/“our”) hold and process an individual’s personal information (data) and individuals’ rights in relation to that data.

We are registered with the Information Commissioners Office. Our registration number is ZA431922. We are a limited company. Our company registration number is 02311817 and our registered office is at Parkdale House, 1 Longbow Close, Pennine Business Park, Bradley, Huddersfield, HD2 1GQ. The person responsible for data protection at Caterers Choice Limited is Anne Whitehead as “Data Compliance Officer” who can be contacted by email at info@catererschoice.co.uk or in writing to our registered office address above.

Our websites are www.catererschoice.co.uk and www.fairerfish.co.uk.

We are a "data controller". This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use data about individuals. We are required under data protection legislation to notify you of the information contained in this privacy notice. We have a duty to keep your data secure and maintain your confidentiality and we will do so.

The data that we process

The data we process depends upon our relationship with you, why we obtained the data, and for what purpose.

  1. Our customers
    We obtain and hold data about our customers. This data includes details of the business name, the names of individuals at our customers and their contact details (such as email addresses and direct and mobile telephone numbers and facsimile numbers), and postal addresses. We also obtain details of customers’ bank accounts and payment information and details of orders placed, purchase and sales history, and information about complaints.
    We do not consider that all of the information we hold is personal data under the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation, but to the extent that the data does comprise personal data, we obtain this data for the purpose of carrying out work for our customers and processing customers’ orders.
    This data is processed by us as it is necessary for us to do so to perform our contract with the customer or in anticipation that we will enter into a contract.  We may then continue to hold the data where we consider that is necessary for us to do so both in the legitimate interests of our business but also in the legitimate interests of our customers as the information we hold assists with future business relationships with our customers.
  2. Our suppliers
    We obtain and hold data about and concerning our suppliers. This data includes details of the supplier’s business name, the names of individuals at our suppliers and their contact details (such as email addresses and direct and mobile telephone numbers and facsimile numbers), and postal addresses. We also obtain details of suppliers’ bank accounts and details relating to payments made to the suppliers, together with details of orders placed with them by us.
    We do not consider that all of the information we hold is personal data under the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation, but to the extent that the data does comprise personal data, we obtain this data for the purpose of negotiation and/ or placing orders with our suppliers.
    This data is processed by us as it is necessary for us to do so to perform our contract with the supplier or in anticipation that we may enter into a contract with them.
    We may then continue to hold the data where we consider that is necessary for us to do so both in the legitimate interests of our business but also in the legitimate interests of our suppliers as the information we hold assists with future business relationships with our suppliers.
  3. Third parties
    • (1) In the case of other companies, businesses, organisations or associations with whom we have a professional relationship or potentially common interest, we may hold contact details including names, company/ business name, email address(es), contact telephone numbers, postal address(es).
      The purpose we hold this data is for the professional relationship or in common interest with the other organisation. We consider that it is necessary for us to process this data on the lawful basis that it is in the legitimate interests of our business to enhance and preserve those relationships.
    • (2) We are passed some third-party data by our customers and suppliers. This data relates to our customers’ customers, shipping and 3rd party storage company details and details of companies supplying raw materials to our suppliers. In these instances, we usually process the information in line with instructions and directions that are given to us by the third party and do so as data processors. We have agreements in place with those who pass this data to us which regulates our use of the same, what we will do with the data, how long we will hold it for, and when it will either be deleted by us or passed back to the data controller.
      In instances where we are given this data by the third party for our own use and the data is in our control, then we are data controllers of this data. It is necessary for us to process this data either pursuant to the contract that we have with the third party or on the basis that it is necessary for us to do so in the legitimate interests of our business and of the third party itself. The type of data we process in these instances can be varied, but in the main comprises names, addresses, email addresses and telephone contact numbers.
    • (3) We are on occasion passed data by customers relating to complaints about our products. This can comprise of names, addresses and e-mail details. In these instances, the data is used by us to resolve the complaints and for that purpose alone. It is necessary in the legitimate interests of our business to process this data for this purpose, and also necessary in the legitimate interests of all parties.
  4. Visitors to our websites
    When you visit or use our websites, we process information by way of the use of analytics to collect information about you by way of cookies. For more information about the cookies we use and how long the data taken will be retained for by us please see our Cookie Policies.
    We believe it is necessary for these cookies to use your data on the lawful basis that it is in the legitimate interests of our business for the purpose that we need to use these cookies to monitor use of our website, track the use of our website, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business, to inform our marketing strategy and to improve and develop website performance. It is also necessary for us to use these cookies to enhance and assist a visitor’s experience when using our website.
    We will only use the cookies for these purposes.

Retention of data

  1. Our customers
    We regularly review the data that we hold, at least annually, and if we hold data about a customer with whom we have not had any dealings for over seven years then we will destroy the data (except that we will retain basis contact details for reference and those clients become contacts and the paragraph below relating to Third Parties 7 (1) will apply). We may retain some details relating to our customers which does not amount to data indefinitely.
  2. Our suppliers
    We regularly review the data that we hold, at least annually, and if we hold data about a supplier with whom we have not had any dealings for over seven years then we will destroy the data (except that we will retain basic contact details for reference and those suppliers become contacts and the paragraph below relating to Third Parties 7 (1) will apply).
  3. Third Parties
    • (1) Where paragraph 3(1) applies, we retain the information indefinitely. This is because it is in the interests of our business to retain a database of such third parties and in doing so we do not believe that this will not affect the rights and freedoms of the individuals concerned.
    • (2) Where paragraph 3(2) applies, and where we are acting as a data processor of this data, we do not retain the data unless we are instructed to do so through the agreement we have with the controller of the data. Otherwise, where we are the controller of the data, we retain the data only for as long as necessary to do so for auditing purposes which may be for up to seven years. Thereafter it is destroyed.
    • (3) Where paragraph 3(3) applies, we may hold the data for seven years, for auditing purposes.
  4. Visitors to our website
    Please see our Cookie Policies for details of how long we will retain the data taken by the analytics on our website.

Data sharing

In order to fulfil contracts with our customers, we may share data such as customer names and addresses with third parties, such as those who we commission to make deliveries upon our behalf.

Similarly, we may need to share data relating to our suppliers with our customers to fulfil our contracts with them.

In both instances, such data is unlikely to amount to personal data relating to individuals.

We also share our suppliers’ details within our Technical Specification system (Authenticate) as data processors. We have written terms in place with them relating to their use of the data which ensures that this data is kept secure.

Our accounting system (Sage Acc pack) is managed by a third party called PlanIt and they have access as data processors to the data in this system relating to our customers and Suppliers. We have written terms in place with them relating to their use and processing of the data which ensures that this data is kept secure.

Our contract management database is managed by a 3rd party as data processors called George Lovett Ltd. and they have access to the data in this system relating to our customers. We have written terms in place with them relating to their use of the data which ensures that this data is kept secure.

Our IT system is managed by Raven Computers as data processors. They have access to our internal drive and email systems. We have written terms in place with them relating to their use of the data which ensures that this data is kept secure.

Data appertaining to purchased consignments of tuna may be shared with OceanMind to assist in our due diligence process regarding the management against Illegal, Unreported and unregulated fishing. We have written agreements in place with them which regulates this processing, and which ensures that data is kept secure.

As part of our desire of becoming an Authorised Economic Operator data required for customs approval consultation and liaison is shared with Vartan. We have written agreements in place with them which regulates this processing, and which ensures that data is kept secure.

The data taken by cookies on our websites is shared with our website provider / host The Digital Marketing Agency Group Ltd trading as Attercopia. We have written agreements in place with them which regulates this processing, and which ensures that data is kept secure.

We are a sister company of Fruitypot Limited. The persons with significant control of Fruitypot Limited are the same as ours. As such, data may be shared with Fruitypot Limited and the two companies are joint data controllers of the data accordingly and equally responsible and the basis for processing set out in this notice applies to both of them.

We may also share data with our legal advisers and accountants where we deem it necessary to do so.

Individuals’ data will not otherwise be shared with any other third party without their consent.

Individuals’ data will not be held outside the EEA.

Automated processing

We do not deal with the automated processing of data.

Individuals’ rights

These rights apply to individuals.

  • (1) We are obliged to ensure that the data we hold about you is correct. You have the right to ask for the data to be rectified if it is not and we will then take appropriate action to do so.
  • (2) You have the right to seek to restrict the processing of your data in some circumstances.
  • (3) Where we rely on legitimate interests as the basis for processing, you may ask for the data to be erased and if there is no overriding legitimate interest for us to continue the processing then we will do so.
  • (4) You can also object to the processing of your data where we rely on legitimate interests as the basis for processing.
  • (5) You have the right to seek confirmation of the fact that we are processing your data, to ask what that data comprises, and also to ask for copies of your data.

How to exercise your rights

If you would like to exercise any of the rights above, please email info@catererschoice.co.uk or write to us at the registered address given at the top of this Notice. We will then consider your request and action the same as necessary although in some circumstances we may have a legitimate reason for not being able to action your request. If this should be the case then we will notify you of the reason why.

If you have cause for complaint

If you have any cause for complaint, or do not believe that we are processing data fairly or in line with our obligations as a data controller, then we would ask that you contact us in the first instance with your concerns although you are not obliged to do so and you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office whose details can be found at www.ico.org.uk