Laderach UK Website Privacy Policy

Last modified: September 29, 2021

https://uk.laderach.com/ (our website) is provided by LADERACH (UK) Limited (‘we’, ‘our’ or ‘us’). We are the controller of personal data obtained via our website, meaning we are the organisation legally responsible for deciding how and for what purposes it is used. We are the UK based operation of the Swiss chocolate manufacturer, Laderach. For more information see https://uk.laderach.com/about-us/.

We take your privacy very seriously and this privacy policy contains important information on who we are and how and why we collect, store, use and share any information relating to you (your personal data) in connection with your use of our website. It also explains your rights in relation to your personal data and how to contact us or a relevant regulator in the event you have a complaint.

We collect, use and are responsible for certain personal data about you. When we do so we are subject to the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR).

Given the nature of our website, we do not expect to collect the personal data of anyone under 13 years old. If you are aware that any personal data of anyone under 13 years old has been shared with our website please let us know so that we can delete that data.

1. What this policy applies to

This privacy policy relates to your use of our website only.

Throughout our website we may have links that refer you to other websites owned and operated by certain trusted third parties [eg to facilitate payment, to process your order, links to certain social media platforms]. Those third party websites may also gather information about you in accordance with their own separate privacy policies. For privacy information relating to those third party websites, please consult their privacy policies as appropriate.

Personal data we collect about you

The personal data we collect about you depends on the particular activities carried out through our website. We will collect and use the following personal data about you:

If you do not provide personal data we ask for where it is required (such as billing address, telephone number and name), it may delay or prevent us from fulfilling the order for you.

We collect and use this personal data for the purposes described in the section ‘How and why we use your personal data’ below.

How your personal data is collected

We collect personal data from you:

How and why we use your personal data

Under data protection law, we can only use your personal data if we have a proper reason, eg:

A legitimate interest is when we have a business or commercial reason to use your information, so long as this is not overridden by your own rights and interests. We will carry out an assessment when relying on legitimate interests, to balance our interests against your own. You can obtain details of this assessment by contacting us (see ‘How to contact us’ below).

The table below explains what we use your personal data for and why.

What we use your personal data for Our reasons
Create and manage your online account with us To perform our contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract.
Providing products or services to you To perform our contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract
To enforce legal rights or defend or undertake legal proceedings Depending on the circumstances: —to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations —in other cases, for our legitimate interests or those of a third party, ie to protect our business, interests and rights or those of others
Customise our website and its content to your particular preferences based on a record of your selected preferences or on your use of our website Depending on the circumstances: —your consent as gathered [insert, eg by the separate cookies tool on our website]—see ‘Cookies[ and other tracking technologies]’ below —where we are not required to obtain your consent and do not do so, for our legitimate interests or those of a third party, ie to be as efficient as we can so we can deliver the best service to you at the best price
Retaining and evaluating information on your recent visits to our website and how you move around different sections of our website for analytics purposes. This helps us to understand how people use our website so that we can make it more intuitive or to check our website is working as intended Depending on the circumstances: —your consent as gathered [insert, eg by the separate cookies tool on our website]—see ‘Cookies[ and other tracking technologies]’ below —where we are not required to obtain your consent and do not do so, for our legitimate interests or those of a third party, ie to be as efficient as we can so we can deliver the best service to you at the best price
We use cookies to personalise content and ads, provide social media features and analyse traffic to our website. We also share information about your use of our website with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. Your consent as gathered by the separate cookies tool on our website —see ‘Cookies and other tracking technologies’ below
Communications with you not related to marketing, including about changes to our terms or policies or changes to the products or services or other important notices such as a Product Recall Depending on the circumstances: —to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations —in other cases, for our legitimate interests or those of a third party, ie to be as efficient as we can so we can deliver the best service to you at the best price
Protecting the security of systems and data To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations We may also use your personal data to ensure the security of systems and data to a standard that goes beyond our legal obligations, and in those cases our reasons are for our legitimate interests or those of a third party, ie to protect systems and data and to prevent and detect criminal activity that could be damaging for you and/or us
Statistical analysis to help us manage our business, eg in relation to our financial performance, customer base, product range or other efficiency measures For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, ie to be as efficient as we can so we can deliver the best service to you at the best price
Updating and enhancing customer records Updating and enhancing customer records
Disclosures and other activities necessary to comply with legal and regulatory obligations that apply to our business, eg to record and demonstrate evidence of your consents where relevant and to provide information on a Subject Access Request, request for erasure of personal data, right to rectify or right to object. To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations
Marketing our products and services to existing and former customers For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, ie to promote our business to existing and former customers See ‘Marketing’ below for further information
External audits and quality checks, eg for the audit of our accounts For our legitimate interests or a those of a third party, ie to maintain our accreditations so we can demonstrate we operate at the highest standards
To share your personal data with members of our group and third parties in connection with a significant corporate transaction or restructuring, including a merger, acquisition, asset sale, initial public offering or in the event of our insolvency In such cases information will be anonymised where possible and only shared where necessary Depending on the circumstances: —to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations —in other cases, for our legitimate interests or those of a third party, ie to protect, realise or grow the value in our business and assets In such cases information will be anonymised where possible and only shared where necessary

See ‘Who we share your personal data with’ for further information on the steps we will take to protect your personal data where we need to share it with others.

Marketing

We may use your personal data to send you updates (by email, text message, telephone or post) about our products and/or, including exclusive offers, promotions or new products and services.

We have a legitimate interest in using your personal data for marketing purposes (see above ‘How and why we use your personal data’). This means we do not usually need your consent to send you marketing information. However, where consent is needed, we will ask for this separately and clearly.

You have the right to opt out of receiving marketing communications at any time by:

We may ask you to confirm or update your marketing preferences if you ask us to provide further products and/or services in the future, or if there are changes in the law, regulation, or the structure of our business.

We will always treat your personal data with the utmost respect and never sell or share it with other organisations for marketing purposes.

For more information on your right to object at any time to your personal data being used for marketing purposes, see ‘Your rights’ below.

Who we share your personal data with

We routinely share personal data with:

We only allow those organisations to handle your personal data if we are satisfied they take appropriate measures to protect your personal data. We also impose contractual obligations on them to ensure they can only use your personal data to provide services to us and to you.

We or the third parties mentioned above may occasionally also need to share personal data with:

If you would like more information about who we share our data with and why, please contact us (see ‘How to contact us’ below).

How long your personal data will be kept

We will not keep your personal data for longer than we need it for the purpose for which it is used.

Different retention periods apply for different types of personal data. If you would like further information please contact us.

If you stop using your account we will delete or anonymise your account data after three years.

Following the end of the of the relevant retention period, we will delete or anonymise your personal data.

Transferring your personal data out of the UK

The UK and other countries outside the UK have differing data protection laws, some of which may provide lower levels of protection of privacy.

It is sometimes necessary for us to share your personal data to countries outside the UK  In those cases we will comply with applicable UK laws designed to ensure the privacy of your personal data.

Under data protection laws, we can only transfer your personal data to a country outside the UK where:

Where we transfer your personal data outside the UK we do so on the basis of an adequacy regulation or (where such is not available) legally-approved standard data protection clauses recognised or issued further to Article 46(2) of the UK GDPR. In the event we cannot or choose not to continue to rely on either of those mechanisms at any time we will not transfer your personal data outside the UK unless we can do so on the basis of an alternative mechanism or exception provided by UK data protection law.

Any changes to the destinations to which we send personal data or in the transfer mechanisms we use to transfer personal data internationally will be notified to you in accordance with the section on ‘Change to this privacy policy’ below.

For further information about such transfers and the safeguards we employ please contact us (see ‘How to contact us’ below).

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (eg computer, smartphone or other electronic device) when you use our website. We use cookies on our website. These help us recognise you and your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions.

For further information on cookies, our use of ‘cookies’, when we will request your consent before placing them and how to disable them, please see our Cookie Policy.

Your rights

You generally have the following rights, which you can usually exercise free of charge:

Access to a copy of your personal data The right to be provided with a copy of your personal data
Correction (also known as rectification) The right to require us to correct any mistakes in your personal data
Erasure (also known as the right to be forgotten) The right to require us to delete your personal data—in certain situations
Restriction of use The right to require us to restrict use of your personal data in certain circumstances, eg if you contest the accuracy of the data
Data portability The right to receive the personal data you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and/or transmit that data to a third party—in certain situations
To object to use The right to object: —at any time to your personal data being used for direct marketing (including profiling) —in certain other situations to our continued use of your personal data, eg where we use your personal data for our legitimate interests.
Not to be subject to decisions without human involvement The right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing (including profiling) that produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you We do not make any such decisions based on data collected by our website.

For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they do and do not apply and how you may exercise them, please contact us (see ‘How to contact us’ below). You may also wish to visit a more detailed explanation of your rights can be found on the Information Commissioners Office website at https://ico.org.uk/ on your rights under the UK GDPR.

When contacting us please:

Keeping your personal data secure

We have appropriate security measures to prevent personal data from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed unlawfully. We limit access to your personal data to those who have a genuine business need to access it. We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.

 

If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.

How to complain

We constantly seek to improve and maintain the highest level of service to our customers. But in the event you think that more could have been done, please contact us with your concerns about our use of your information (see below ‘How to contact us’). We hope we will be able to resolve any issues you may have.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner in the UK. The UK’s Information Commissioner may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint or by telephone: 0303 123 1113.

How to contact us

Individuals in the UK

You can contact us by post, email or telephone if you have any questions about this privacy policy or the information we hold about you, to exercise a right under data protection law or to make a complaint at https://uk.laderach.com/contact-us/

Do you need extra help?
If you would like this policy in another format (for example audio, large print, braille) please contact us (see ‘How to contact us’ above).

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