Privacy and Cookies Policy
1.1. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our members and website visitors.
1.2. This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our members and website visitors; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
1.3. These cookies are strictly necessary for the provision of our website and services.
1.4. In this policy, "we", "us" and "our" refer to The International Meat Trade Association
2. How we use your personal data
2.1. In this Section 2 we have set out:
(a) the general categories of personal data that we may process;
(b) in the case of personal data that we did not obtain directly from you, the source and specific categories of that data;
(c) the purposes for which we may process personal data; and
(d) the legal bases of the processing.
2.2. We may collect and process the following data about you
2.3. We may process your account data ("account data"). The account data may include your name and email address. The source of the account data is you or your employer. The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us as members of the association and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract
2.4. We may process your information included in your personal profile on our website ("profile data"). The profile data may include your name, address, telephone number, email address, job title, company name, company address, company postcode, company interests. The profile data may be processed for the purposes of enabling and monitoring your use of our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at you request, to enter into such a contract. Information regarding information you access on our site including ‘traffic data’ may be used to better aid us in developing the website for use by our members.
2.5. We may use information that you provide in response to surveys or membership consultations and when you provide responses to requests made by the secretariat for views or feedback. This will be used for the purposes of understanding the needs and views of our members and will provide the basis on which we conduct our lobbying work.
2.6. When you contact us we may use any information you provide to us in order to deal with your query and we may keep a record of that correspondence including your contact information.
2.7. We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters ("notification data"). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you relevant notifications and/or newsletters. Those registered on the IMTA website will automatically be registered for the IMTA news. 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. You can unsubscribe from the IMTA news by informing the IMTA secretariat either by phone 0207 489 0005 or email@example.com
2.8. We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us ("correspondence data"). The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications with users.
2.9. We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.
2.10. In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 2, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
2.11. You can amend your details at any stage by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Providing your personal data to others
3.1. We may disclose your personal data to our IT providers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of maintaining the IMTA website.
3.2. We may disclose your personal data to others where we have requested your permission to do so.
3.3. In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 3, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
4. Retaining and deleting personal data
4.1. This Section 4 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.
4.2. Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
4.3. We will retain your personal data as follows:
(a) personal data category or categories will be retained for the period with which you or your company is a member of or affiliated to the association or for the period in which retaining your data is in the interests of the association or of you, or until you advise us to delete your information. Member companies should inform us of departures of employees if relevant to us.
(b) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 4, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
5. Security of personal data
5.1. We will take appropriate technical and organisational precautions to secure your personal data and to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal data.
5.2. We will store all your personal data on secure servers, personal computers, laptops, mobile devices, hard drives and in secure manual record-keeping systems.
5.3. Data relating to your enquiries that is sent from your web browser to our web server, or from our web server to your web browser, will be protected using encryption technology.
5.4. You acknowledge that the transmission of unencrypted (or inadequately encrypted) data over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
5.5. You should ensure that your password is not susceptible to being guessed, whether by a person or a computer program. You are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our website confidential and we will not ask you for your password except when you log in to our website.
6.1. We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
6.2. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
6.3. We may notify you of significant changes to this policy by email.
7. Your rights
7.1. In this Section 7, we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.
7.2. Your principal rights under data protection law are:
(a) the right to access;
(b) the right to rectification;
(c) the right to erasure;
(d) the right to restrict processing;
(e) the right to object to processing;
(f) the right to data portability;
(g) the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
(h) the right to withdraw consent.
7.3. You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data.
7.4. You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.
7.5. In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law.
7.6. In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.
7.7. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
7.8. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
7.9. To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:
(a) consent; or
(b) that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract,
and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
7.10. If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
7.11. To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.
8. Third party websites
8.1. Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.
8.2. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
9. Updating information
9.1. Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated. Please email email@example.com
10. About cookies
10.1. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
10.2. Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
10.3. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
11. Cookies that we use
12. Cookies used by our service providers
If you wish to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you visit you should visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
13. Managing cookies
13.1. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).
13.2. Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
14. Our details
14.1. This website is owned and operated by The International Meat Trade Association.
14.2. We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 00105383, and our registered office is at Suite A & B, Second Floor, 79a Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HJ.
14.3. Our principal place of business is at Suite A & B, Second Floor, 79a Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HJ.
14.4. You can contact us:
(a) By email firstname.lastname@example.org
(b) By Phone 0207 489 0005