THIS WEBSITE IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY AINSLEY HARRIOTT FOOD COMPANY LTD.
Here at AHFC, we recognise that many visitors to websites are concerned about the information they provide, and how that information is used.
We do not collect personally-identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view any of our sites. If you register in order to use one or more of the many features of our sites we use the information you supply for the purpose of providing the services you’ve requested. These features may include at any time:
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Depending on the feature you have registered to use, we may collect one or more of the following types of personally-identifiable information: name, address, phone number, email address, username and password. If you do not provide this information, you may not be able to register for that or other features on the site. You can always access and review your personally-identifiable information by visiting any of the sites on which you have registered. In addition, you can correct factual errors in your personally-identifiable information by editing your profile on any of our sites.
Creating, viewing and editing your personally-identifiable information can only be done with a valid member-provided user id and password.
If you specifically agree to follow-up contacts by us or ask to be put on our mailing list when you register, we may contact you from time to time. You can always change your preference for follow-up contacts or opt out of any further contacts or services just by e-mailing us at any time or by visiting the area of the site where you registered. However, unless you specifically register to receive communication from a site, that site will not contact you.
We may use the personal information you provide us to improve our marketing and promotional efforts; to statistically analyse website usage; and to improve our features and the content of our sites. You would never be opted into a service you did not request.
We may also use your personal information to customise the content that our sites deliver to you. For example, we may customise the recipes, product information and promotions we deliver to you based upon the information you have previously provided to us.
Like most companies, we use “cookie” technology on our sites to collect aggregate information and enable functionality. When you log into one of our sites, the cookie tells us whether you’ve visited us before or are a new visitor. This allows us to measure the appeal of our sites to new and return visitors. The cookie doesn’t track any personal information about you or provide us with any way to contact you, and the cookie doesn’t extract any information from your computer. Cookies are simply the best way for us to be able to offer you the most enjoyable and hassle-free online environment.
You can delete the cookies after your website session and you can also choose to disable cookies – for more information about these controls, visit your browser or device’s help material. Note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our website and other parts of our site may not work properly. You can find out more information cookie settings at third-party information sites.
CONTESTS AND SWEEPSTAKES
Our sites sometimes include notices of contests, sweepstakes or other promotions we are conducting, and we may permit you to participate electronically in some cases. If that occurs, we will use the information you provide for the purpose of conducting the contest, sweepstakes or promotion (e.g. to contact you if you’re a winner). In addition, we may participate in internet related promotions sponsored by reputable third parties. In these instances, if you are a participant in such promotions, we may provide certain personally-identifiable information to these third parties in furtherance of the promotion. These parties have agreed to hold this information in confidence, not use it for any purpose except to carry out the requested service, and honour AHFC’s privacy and security policies in the way this information is handled. For our social media general Terms and Conditions please read: here.
QUESTIONNAIRES AND SURVEYS
From time to time, our sites may also be conducting questionnaires and surveys. Survey information will be treated like all of the information we collect, and it is used to help us improve the appeal of our products and our sites.
THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS
We may on occasion employ other companies and individuals to perform services for us. For example, we hire agencies to help administer consumer promotions, to analyse data, to fulfil orders you place, and to provide customer service. These parties are required to maintain any personal information they receive from you in confidence and may only use it in connection with the services they are providing to us.
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AHFC takes your privacy and security seriously, for this reason we have established physical security measures including locked doors and files, electronic security and managerial controls that limit the potential for misuse of information by employees and contractors.
As a rule our sites are not generally directed at children and we advise that children under the age of 16 receive permission from an adult before using our site. Generally, we do not directly or indirectly collect personally-identifiable information from children under the age of 16. From time to time, however, we may request limited personally-identifiable information in order to conduct online contests or sweepstakes. Our practices with respect to collection of personally-identifiable information from children under the age of 16 are described below. We do not condition a child’s participation in an activity on the child’s disclosing more personal information than is reasonably necessary to engage in the activity. In addition, a parent may at any time review any personally-identifiable information collected about their child under the age of 16, have this information deleted and prohibit further collection or use of the child’s information (although this may require the child to forfeit any prize won in a sweepstakes or contest).
We may on occasion offer contests and/or sweepstakes that are open to children under the age of 16. Our contests and sweepstakes are designed in such a manner that a child under the age of 16 is not required to provide any personally- identifiable information about him/herself (other than a parent’s e-mail address) prior to being named a winner. To participate in these contests or sweepstakes, however, we may require the child to provide a screen name and a parent’s e-mail address. We send an email to the parent notifying the parent that his/her child wishes to participate in the contest or sweepstakes. The parent has the option to withhold his/her consent to the child’s participation. If the parent does not withhold his/her consent and the child is a potential winner of a prize in the sweepstakes or contest, the child is required to print a form requesting, among other things, the parent (and not the child) to provide the information necessary to award the prize, such as the child’s name, address and other personally identifiable information. The parent is required to sign this form and return it to us.
The parental email address collected from each child is used solely to obtain parental consent, and it is not provided to any third party except those third parties we have engaged to assist us in running the contest or sweepstakes. These third parties are required to maintain the parental email in confidence and may only use it in connection with the services they are providing to us. The information collected from winners may be (i) used in advertising and promotional activities relating to our contest and/or sweepstakes, which may include making certain of this information publicly available, and (ii) passed on to third parties for the purpose of awarding prizes, and, depending on the type of prize, these third parties may not be prohibited from using the information for purposes other than awarding the prize (such as marketing or advertising). Again, please note that personally-identifiable information (other than a parent’s address) is only collected from the parents of children under the age of 16 who have potentially won a prize, and only after the parent consents to the award of the prize and the disclosure of the information.