We take the privacy of your information very seriously.
1. Definitions and Interpretations
1.1. Data – collectively all information that you submit to Merchant Gourmet via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws.
1.2. Data Protection Laws – any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations, and secondary legislation.
1.3. GDPR – the UK General Data Protection Regulation.
1.4. Leathams Limited – “we”, “us” or “Merchant Gourmet”, a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 01689381 whose registered office is at 227 255 Ilderton Road, London, SE15 1NS, United Kingdom.
1.5. UK and EU Cookie Law – the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 & the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.
1.6. User or you – any third party that accesses the Website or for whose data we process as part of our business and is not either (i) employed by Leathams Limited and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Leathams Limited and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services.
1.7. Website – the website that you are currently using, https://www.merchant-gourmet.com, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
2.1. the singular includes the plural and vice versa.
2.3. a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships.
2.4. “including” is understood to mean “including without limitation”.
2.5. reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it.
For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Merchant Gourmet is the “data controller”. This means that Merchant Gourmet determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.
4. Data collected
We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:
4.2. contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers.
4.3. calls may be recorded for training and quality purposes.
4.4. IP address (automatically collected).
4.5. web browser type and version (automatically collected).
4.6. operating system (automatically collected).
4.7. a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this Website, and the site you exit to (automatically collected).
5. How we collect Data
We collect Data in the following ways:
5.1 data is given to us by you.
5.2 data is received from third parties: and
5.3 data that is received from publicly available third parties’ sources.
5.4 data is collected automatically.
5.1. Data that is given to us by you
Merchant Gourmet will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example:
5.1.1. when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other means.
5.1.2. when you register with us and set up an account to receive our products/services.
5.1.3. when you complete surveys that we use for research purposes (although you are not obliged to respond to them)
5.1.4. when you enter a competition or promotion through a social media channel.
5.1.5. when you make payments to us, through this Website or otherwise.
5.1.6. when you elect to receive marketing communications from us.
5.1.7. when you use our services.
5.2. Data that is received from third parties.
Merchant Gourmet will receive Data about you from the following third parties:
5.2.1. Social Media Platforms.
5.3. Data that is received from publicly available third parties’ sources.
We will receive Data about you from the following publicly available third-party sources:
5.3.1. Social Media Platforms
Information Society Services.
5.4.Data that is collected automatically.
To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:
5.4.1. we automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.
5.4.2. we will collect your Data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. For more information about cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see the section below, headed “Cookies”.
6. Our use of Data
Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
a. internal record keeping.
b. improvement of our products / services.
c. transmission by email of marketing materials that may be of interest to you.
d. contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax, or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the Website.
6.1. We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed “Your rights” below).
6.2.For the delivery of direct marketing to you via e-mail, we will need your consent, whether via an opt-in or soft-opt-in:
a. soft opt-in consent is a specific type of consent which applies when you have previously engaged with us (for example, you contact us to ask us for more details about a particular product/service, and we are marketing similar products/services). Under “soft opt-in” consent, we will take your consent as given unless you opt-out.
b. for other types of e-marketing, we are required to obtain your explicit consent; that is, you need to take positive and affirmative action when consenting by, for example, checking a tick box that we will provide.
6.3. If you are not satisfied about our approach to marketing, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. To find out how to withdraw your consent, see the section headed “Your rights” below.
6.4. When you register with us and set up an account to receive our services, the legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.
7. Keeping Data secure
We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:
a. access to your account is controlled by a password and a username that is unique to you.
b. we store your Data on secure servers.
7.1 Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
7.2 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.
8. Data Retention
Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.
9. Your rights
You have the following rights in relation to your Data:
9.1. Right to access – the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update, or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information, we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive.” Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.
9.2. Right to correct – the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
9.3. Right to erase – the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems.
9.4. Right to restrict our use of your Data – the right to “block” us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it.
9.5. Right to data portability – the right to request that we move, copy, or transfer your Data.
9.6. Right to object – the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.
To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via this e-mail address: dpo@Merchant-Gourmet.co.uk.
If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO’s contact details can be found on their website at https://ico.org.uk/.
It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it.
10. Links to other websites
11. Changes of business ownership and control
We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.
In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.