Last Updated: 01/11/23
We understand that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, www.meatbusinesswomen.org (our “Site”) or becomes a member of our organisation and have taken steps to protect the data we collect from you, as described in sections 5 and 6 below. Any personal data we do collect will only be used as permitted by law.
Our Site is owned and operated by Meat Business Women Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 11936388 and whose registered address is PO BOX 591, Darlington, United Kingdom, DL1 9DB (“MBW”).
MBW is the controller and responsible for your personal data. Please see contact details is section 10 below.
Personal data is defined by the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “Data Protection Laws”) as “any information relating to an identified or identifiable living individual. .
Personal data is, therefore, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data and other online identifiers.
Under the Data Protection Laws, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:
You can obtain further information about your rights from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you may lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you for the purposes which we describe below. We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to.
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health, and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
Data we collect and purposes we use it for
When you sign up as a Member MBW will obtain your full name, title, email address, contact number, billing address, organisation, job function, job role, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses and marketing communication preferences for customer service purposes. In particular:
MBW will use your personal data to keep you in touch with all the latest events, to administer your registration for and attendance at events and allow you to get to the most out of your membership. We may share your details as a delegate at an event with third parties for legitimate purposes connected to the event.
You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages by contacting us at any time.
Financial data such as bank account and card payment details will be collected to manage your membership via Stripe payment gateway;
For users that register on our Site (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username themselves and will need to request change via the site administrator of the Site). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
When submitting a general enquiry via our Site, we will collect your name, email and contact number to enable us to respond to your enquiry.
If you send us an email, we may collect your name, your email address and any other information you choose to give us.
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
We will keep your membership data as long as required to support an active membership and will keep that data up to a maximum of 5 years from the cancellation date of your membership, in case you wish to reactivate your membership in the future.
All emails containing your personal data will be deleted no later than 5 years after the subject matter of your email has been resolved.
You may withdraw your consent to us using your personal data at any time, and to request that we delete it.
If we do collect any personal data, it will be processed and stored securely and for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We will comply with our obligations and safeguard your rights under the Data Proection Laws at all times.
We will only store your personal data within the United Kingdom (“UK”) . on UK located shared servers and will not transfer your personal data outside of the UK, including for the purposes set out in section 8 below, without ensuring that the Data Protection Laws are complied with and a similar degree of protection is afforded to it as applies under UK law..
Personal data security is essential to us and to protect personal data we take appropriate organisational, technical and security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
We share your personal data with Mailchimp.com for marketing purposes, your payment information with Stripe.com to process your membership payments and tracking data relating to your use of our Site with Google.com. We can access the personal data about you that is held by each of these third party service providers
In some circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order or the instructions of a government authority.
If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.
All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses shown in section 10. We do not normally charge for a subject access request. However, if your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive” (for example, if you make repetitive requests or a large amount of data in one request) we may charge a fee to cover our administrative costs in responding.
We will normally respond to your subject access request within one month of receiving it. However, in some cases (for example, if your request is more complex) we may require more time up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request.
To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please email to the following address: [email protected] or write to: PO BOX 591, Darlington, United Kingdom, DL1 9DB
We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time (for example, if the law changes or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection).
Last Updated: 01-11-23
means all text, images, audio, video, scripts, code, software, databases and any other form of information capable of being stored on a computer that appears on, or forms part of, our Site;
means any online communications facility we make available on our Site either now or in the future. This may include, but is not limited to, contact forms, email, and live chat; and
“we”, “us” and “our”
means Meat Business Women Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 11936388 and whose registered address is PO BOX 591, Darlington, United Kingdom, DL1 1DB
Links to other websites may be included on our Site. Unless expressly stated, these websites are not under our control. We neither assume nor accept responsibility or liability for the content of third party websites. The inclusion of a link to another website on our Site is for information only and does not imply any endorsement of the websites themselves or of those in control of them.
Members will receive:
Meat Business Women will use the information you have provided to keep you informed about events with instructions on how to access and make the most of the event, and to advise you of this same event in future years. Where required, we will also share details with third parties who are assisting with the event, for example, we may share your details with an event provider if we will be using a third party online application to facilitate elements of this event. By registering for this event, you agree to this use of your information.
Please be aware that Meat Business Women may record parts of events for use in presentations and communications explaining our work.
If you have a query please contact [email protected]
Event Cancellation Policy
Paid-for events will not be refunded if cancelled in 3 weeks or less of the scheduled start time of the event, unless otherwise stated.
Last updated September 30, 2021
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, MEAT BUSINESS WOMEN LTD) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit):
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager. The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services.
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit):
Essential website cookies:
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.
Performance and functionality cookies:
These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.
Analytics and customization cookies:
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Websites for you.
These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Websites or opened an e-mail including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
Where can I get further information?