meatlessfarm.com/nl and our social media channels are destinations where we share information about our company and the products that we sell. However, it is also a place where we want you to share your thoughts, ideas, pictures and links, along with providing a forum to ask questions and for us to provide answers.
We want everyone to feel welcome and be treated nicely by the wider community, so we’ve pulled together a few house rules for everyone to follow to ensure that this happens. Read our web & social media policy to find out more.
Commenting on social posts
No personal attacks – you cannot insult, make fun of, or attack other users. Smears and slander, racism and racial agitation are of course strictly prohibited. You should not transmit or post to our site or social media channels any material, information or other communication that violates any applicable laws or regulations.
No bad attitudes – be nice and polite. We don’t like it when people provoke or threaten others by saying nasty things or being aggressive. We don’t like swearing on our posts – we’re a family-friendly company and want our website and social channels to reflect this. Be respectful and friendly!
Everyone has the right to his or her own opinion, even if you don’t share it!
We’ll tidy our website and social channels up from time to time by removing entries that break the rules, are against the law or hurt other users of the site. Also, please let us know if you find anything that you think we should remove!
Breaking of the rules
We believe that some of the rules on our site and social media channels actually make the experience better for you, so we expect all users to follow them. We will ban from the site anyone who breaks these rules, or acts without respect for other users.
We look forward to interacting with you!
Cookies are small files of data which are stored on your computer, mobile phone or tablet (referred to as your device) when you visit a website. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device’s hard drive.
1.1 We use the following types of cookies:
1.1.1 Strictly necessary cookies: these are cookies that are required for the operation of the Website. These cookies enable you to move around the Website easily. If you remove or disable these cookies, the Website will not work properly.
1.1.2 Analytical/performance cookies: these are cookies that allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Website when they are using it. This enables us to monitor and analyse page performance and usage. We can then improve the way the Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
1.1.3 Functionality cookies: these are cookies that are used to recognise you when you return to the Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.
1.1.4 Targeting cookies: these cookies record your visit to the Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Website more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
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2 THIRD PARTY COOKIES
3 BLOCKING COOKIES
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Website or may otherwise experience impaired functionality.
4 EXPIRY OF COOKIES
Session cookies stay in place only for the duration of your visit to the Website and expire at the end of your browsing session.
Persistent cookies remain on your device for a period of time after you have left the Website until they are deleted, removed or expire after a pre-determined interval.
To find out how to allow, block, delete and manage the cookies on all standard web browsers, go to AboutCookies.org and select the browser and version you are using.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR), the Company is the controller of the personal data it processes about you. We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office with registration number: ZA497994. We also control and operate meatlessfarm.com (the Website). This policy sets out how we collect, process, store and protect your personal data.
This policy applies to employees, job applicants, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, advisors, customers, employees of customers and visitors to our Website in relation to whom we process personal data.
2 How we collect your personal data
In relation to job applicants and employees, we collect your personal data when you apply for a job with us, either for an interview or during your employment. If you do not provide us with certain personal data we will not be able to review your job application or employ you.
Where our customers are registered companies, we will process personal data in relation to our contact at that company. Where our customers or those who subscribe to receive updates from us are individuals, we will process the personal data they provide to us.
The personal data we collect from you may include:
3 Additional personal data collected from employees
Where necessary, we may keep information relating to your health, which could include reasons for absence and GP reports and notes. This information will be used in order to comply with our health and safety and occupational health obligations — to consider how your health affects your ability to do your job and whether any adjustments to your job might be appropriate. We will also need this data to administer and manage statutory and company sick pay, and health insurance.
Where we process special categories of information e.g. health information, and information relating to your racial or ethnic origin, we will always obtain your explicit consent to those activities unless this is not required by law or the information is required to protect your health in an emergency. Where we are processing data based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.
4 How we use your personal data
We use your personal data in the following ways:
5 Our legal basis for processing
We process your personal data on the basis that it is necessary for the following purposes:
We may send emails to customers and those who subscribed to receive our updates on the Website in relation to services which we think they may be interested in, based on our knowledge of their business. Where we send such marketing emails we will first obtain your consent for us to do so. Please note that you are able to withdraw your consent at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of all of our emails, or by contacting us using the details provided in the contact and complaints section below. This will not affect the lawfulness of any processing that was carried out based on your consent prior to it being withdrawn.
6 Sharing your personal data
We only share your personal data with third parties where it is necessary for us to do so in order to fulfil our obligations to you under our contract, or where we are required to do so in order to comply with a regulatory or legal provision. We will never sell your personal data for direct marketing.
The circumstances in which we may share your personal data with third parties includes:
7 Transfers of your personal data
The personal data that we collect from you will not ordinarily be transferred to, or stored at, a destination outside the UK and/or European Economic Area (EEA).
However, if we do need to transfer your personal data outside the EEA or the UK we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that any such transfer is made securely and that there is adequate protection in place in order to protect your personal data.
Please contact us if you wish to find out more; if we ever transfer your Personal Data outside the UK and/or EEA you can ask us for a copy of the relevant safeguards implemented in relation to the transfer.
8 How long we will retain your personal data
For employees, we will retain your personal data for a period of up to six (6) years following the end of your employment with us. For job applicants, we will retain your personal data for a period of up to 6 months following us successfully appointing a candidate. In relation to contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers, we will retain your personal data for a period of up to six (6) years following the end of our contractual relationship.
For customers, we will retain your personal data for as long as is necessary to manage our relationship with you and in order to contact you with any important information regarding any of our products. For corporate clients, we expect that we will retain personal data for up to six (6) years following the end of our relationship with you. For individual clients, we expect that that we will retain personal data for up to two (2) years following us satisfying your order. However, this may be extended and we might need to hold contact details for our former customers indefinitely where it is necessary for us to make infrequent contact with the customer regarding their hydropower operation.
The retention periods stated above are all indicative of our standard practice, however, personal data can be held for longer where it is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed; for example, if we are required by statute to hold it for a specific length of time. Please contact us should you have any queries regarding the retention of your personal data.
9 Changes to this policy
10 Your rights
Your personal data is protected under data protection laws and you have a number of rights (explained below) which you can seek to exercise. Please contact us using the details provided in the contact and complaints section below if you have any queries in relation to your rights.
If you seek to exercise your rights we will explain to you whether or not the right applies to you; these rights do not apply in all circumstances.
11 Contact and Complaints
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (the ICO) by writing to Information Commissioner’s Office, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF or calling 0303 123 1113. Further information about how to do this can be found at: www.ico.org.uk. For The Netherlands you can make a complaint with the Authority for Personal Data: www.autoriteitpersoonsgegevens.nl.