At Beat The Budget, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
Beat The Budget Ltd is the data controller for the information you provide to us.
We want to provide you with a good service and therefore when you interact with us, be it on our website, as a paid member or when you subscribe to receive our newsletter or recipe updates, we will gather information on you in order to improve our service. Some of this data you will formally give us like your email address; other information may be anonymously gathered.
The below summarises how you may interact with us and how we treat your data. Please review how we manage your data and what you need to do if you have any questions or make any changes.
COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL DATA
Personal information means any information that may be used to identify you, such as your name, title and email address, as well as any information you have provided us about your dietary requirements.
BROWSING OUR WEBSITE
In general, you can browse the Beat the Budget website without giving us any personal information. We use several products to analyse traffic to our website in order to understand our visitors’ needs and to continually improve our site for them, such as Google Analytics. We collect only anonymous, aggregate statistics. There are some services on our website that require you to be registered. For example, when you register to become a member or if you have subscribed to receive our recipe updates or newsletters. As part of the registration process, we collect your personal information. We use this information to send you newsletters and recipe updates if you have opted in to receive them. We will never sell, rent or trade email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes.
A cookie allows us to analyse traffic patterns to our website. A cookie cannot give us access to your computer or to information beyond what you provide us. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies; consult your browser’s manual or online help if you want information on restricting or disabling the browser’s handling of cookies. If you disable cookies, you can still view the publicly available information on our website. If you are using a shared computer and you have cookies turned on, be sure to log off when you finish.
LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES
SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER PLATFORMS
NEWSLETTERS, MARKETING PREFERENCES AND COMPETITIONS
You can subscribe to our newsletters and marketing materials though our website and this includes entering competitions via Instagram. You can always unsubscribe to our newsletter or marketing materials at any time, by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our newsletter emails or by emailing email@example.com
ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You are entitled to access the personal information that we hold on you. Please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org You can also ask us to remove any of the personally identifiable data we hold on you under ‘right to be forgotten’ regulations so long as this does not affect the services you may be subscribed to.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR DATA
In rare cases we may disclose your personal information:
- In the event that we sell or buy any business, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business.
- If Beat The Budget or substantially all of it’s assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
- To protect the rights of Beat The Budget, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your Data transmitted to Beat The Budget and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we have strict processes and procedures to ensure any data is securely stored.
HOW LONG WE KEEP PERSONAL DATA
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal and accounting requirements. We will delete your personal data within 30 days if you delete your account.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will inform you (before collecting your Data) and obtain your consent if we intend to use your Data for such purposes (unless in respect of our own marketing if you are an existing customer and have not opted-out of such communications) or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise the right at any time to prevent such processing by contacting email@example.com or by clicking “Unsubscribe” when we send you any electronic marketing.
On occasions, our website may include links to other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites. You also have the right to access and receive a copy of information held about you, to request the erasure or correction of your information, to object to the processing of your information or to restrict such processing, and to request the transfer of your data. Where we rely on your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues. We would welcome the chance to respond to any concerns you may have beforehand.
If you have any questions or concerns about our collection, use or disclosure of your personal information, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org