Privacy Policy

Effective Date: May 2018 – Whitworths Privacy Statement

Whitworths is proud to be the leading brand in the Dried Fruit Nut and Cereal category.  We know that maintaining your trust requires that we protect your privacy – so we are very sensitive to the privacy concerns of those who use our websites, our pages and applications on third-party social networking services, our emails, and our mobile applications (collectively, our “Sites”).

This Privacy Policy explains our online information practices and the choices that you, as a user of this Site, can make about the collection and use of your information.

Information We Collect

We may collect information about you (and the computer or device you use to access our Site) in a variety of ways:

  • You may directly provide information to us such as your name, email and postal address (to name a few) when you participate with our Sites
  • You may choose to allow a social networking service to share information with us
  • We may gather other information when you visit our Site or other services, or when you view our online adverts
  • We may obtain additional information about you from other sources where permitted by law

Information from social networking services

If you choose to access or make use of third-party social networking services (such as Facebook or Twitter), we may receive personal information about you that you have made available to those services, including information about your contacts on those services. For example, some social networking services allow you to push content from our Site to your contacts. Some social networking services will also facilitate your registration or log-in for our Site or enhance or personalise your experience on our Site. Your decision to use a social networking service will always be voluntary. However, you should make sure you are comfortable with the information social networking services may make available to our Site by visiting those services’ privacy policies.

How We Use Cookies

We (and third parties that provide content, advertising, or functionality on our Site) may use cookies, to facilitate website administration and navigation; to better understand and improve our Site; to determine and improve the advertising shown to you here or elsewhere; and to provide you with a rich online experience. We provide more details about these technologies below.

Some cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our Site and use its features, such as accessing secured areas. Other cookies collect information about how visitors use the Site (for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages). When combined with information collected when you register on a website, cookies allow us to welcome you back to the site or otherwise provide enhanced, more personal features

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but can be configured not to do so or to notify the user when a cookie is being sent. If you wish to disable cookies, refer to your browser help menu to learn how to disable cookies or visit please visit www.allaboutcookies.org for further information. Please note that if you disable cookies, you may be unable to access some customised features on our Site.

Cookies and similar technologies

Cookies are data files which are sent from a website to a browser to record information about users for various purposes. We use cookies and similar technologies on our website, including Google analytics to monitor website traffic. Session cookies are used to allow you to interact with the website but none of these cookies contain sensitive information.

How We Use This Information

We may use the information we collect (in combination with other information we or third-party service providers may have) to communicate with you regarding our products, services, and promotions; to provide you with other information, services, products, or other materials you request; to customise your interactive experience (including by providing you with relevant advertising on our Site and elsewhere); and/or to manage and improve our sites, products, and service offerings.

We will not send you any email marketing communication unless you expressly consent to receive such a communication from us. And if you do sign up to receive these emails, you will always have the opportunity to “unsubscribe” from further email marketing messages from Whitworths Ltd.

Information we may obtain from other sources

We may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases and other commercially available sources.

Please note that parts or all of the information we collect or obtain may be combined or linked (by us or by third parties providing services to us) for any of the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, including to help us customise how we communicate with you and to improve our products, services, and marketing efforts.

Our commitment to you is that if we do engage with third party organisations, we will have checked that they are compliant with the data protection laws in force at the time.  The third parties will retain your data, not Whitworths.

How We May Share Information With Others

Whitworths do not share your information with others. We may share information within Whitworths.

Third Parties Who Provide Content, Advertising, Or Functionality On Our Site

Some of the content, advertising, and functionality on our Site may be provided by third parties who are not affiliated with us. For example:

  • Certain third parties may serve advertising or keep track of which advertisements users see, how often they see those advertisements, and what users do in response to them.
  • We may enable you to share certain materials on the Site with others through social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter.

Links To Other Sites

Our Site may contain links to the sites of our affiliates, and to sites that are owned and operated by third parties. These other sites may have their own privacy policies and are not be governed by this Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of sites owned and operated by third parties. Other sites may collect and treat information collected differently, so we encourage you to carefully read and review the privacy policy for each site you visit.

User-Generated Content And Public Profile Features

Our Site may, from time to time, contain interactive areas where Site users might submit comments or other content (including information about the user that might be displayed in the user’s public profile within an online community) that may be visible to others. Users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., name, email address, etc.) in content submitted for posting or publication, the information can be read and used by others. This may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or parties. We make no representations and undertake no obligations as to the security or use of information you voluntarily include when submitting content.

Send-To-A-Friend Tools

This Site contains send-to-a-friend application that makes it easy for you to forward information or materials from our Site to friends or family using social media.

Children’s Privacy

Parts of our Site are directed at children and it is our commitment to you that we will not store any information relating to children or their age.  Where a child may set up an account for recipe tips, we will not ask for personal date other than an email address.  Whitworths Ltd take special care to protect the privacy of children. We also recommend that parents monitor their children’s Internet activities and learn and employ software or other tools that can help their children enjoy the fun and entertainment of an online experience without compromising their personal safety or allowing them to use the Internet in a manner inconsistent with their parents’ preferences.

Accessing Your Information

Under the laws of some jurisdictions, you may have the right to request details about the information we collect and to correct inaccuracies in that information. If you would like to make a request to access your information, or to delete your information, please contact Datacontoller@whitworths.co.uk.

Changes To Our Privacy Policy

We may change or replace this Privacy Policy at our sole discretion at any time. Please check back from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any updates or changes in this Privacy Policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information collected by or through any Site that displays an authorised link to this Privacy Policy.

How To Contact Us

This site is operated by Whitworths Ltd, Orchard House, Wellingborough Road, Irthlingborough. Northamptonshire. NN9 5DB. If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or about our collection or use of information, please contact us.