Food-e-Things Privacy Policy

Last Modified 23/01/2021

Food-e-Things is committed to protecting the privacy of all users of our website food-e-things.co.uk, or mobile applications (together, the "Sites"). Please read the following privacy policy that explains how we use and protect your information. We are the "data controller" of the information we process, unless otherwise stated.

1. Contact Details

If you have any queries or requests concerning this privacy policy or how we handle your data more generally, please get in touch with us.

2.How We Collect Your Information

We collect your personal information when you interact with us or use our services, such as when you use our Sites to place an order. We also look at how visitors use our Sites, to help us improve our services and optimise customer experience.

We collect information:

  1. when you create an account with us or you change your account settings;

  2. when you place an order with us and during the order process (including for payment and order delivery);

  3. when you give us your consent to contact you via email, phone, post, message or via our chat function to send you marketing campaigns, or to invite you to participate in surveys about our services, or our partners’ services;  

  4. when you contact us directly via email, phone, post, message or via our chat function; and

  5. when you browse and use our Sites (before and after you create an account with us).

We also collect information from third party sites, such as advertising platforms and our fraud detection provider.

3. Information We Collect From You

As part of our commitment to the privacy of our customers and visitors to our Sites more generally, we want to inform you about the sorts of information and data we will collect from you.

When you visit the Sites or make create an order through the Sites, you are asked to provide information about yourself including your name, contact details, delivery address, order details and payment information such as credit or debit card information. We may also collect your date of birth to verify your age when you purchase age restricted items.

We also collect information about your usage of the Sites and information about you from any messages you post to the Sites or when you contact us or provide us with feedback, including via e-mail, letter, phone or chat function.

We collect technical information from your mobile device or computer, such as its operating system, the device and connection type and the IP address from which you are accessing our Sites.

We may also collect technical information about your use of our services through a mobile device, for example, carrier, location data and performance data such as mobile payment methods, interaction with other retail technology such as use of NFC Tags, QR Codes and/or use of mobile vouchers. Unless you have elected to remain anonymous through your device and/or platform settings, this information may be collected and used by us automatically if you use the service through your mobile device(s) via any Food-e-Things mobile application, through your mobile's browser or otherwise.

5. Use of Your Information

We will only process the data we collect about you if there is a reason for doing so, and if that reason is permitted under data protection law.

Where we need to in order to provide you with the service you have requested or to enter into a contract, we use your information:

  • to enable us to provide you with access to the relevant parts of the Sites;

  • to supply the services you have requested;

  • to enable us to collect payment from you; and

  • to contact you where necessary concerning our services, such as to resolve issues you may have with your order.

We also process your data where we have a legitimate interest for doing so— for example personalisation of our service, including processing data to make it easier and faster for you to place orders. We have listed these reasons below:

  • to improve the effectiveness and quality of service that our customers can expect from us in the future;

  • to tailor content that we or our third party restaurant or advertising partners display to you.

  • to contact you for your views and feedback on our services or our partners’ services and/or products and to notify you if there are any important changes or developments to the Sites or our services, including letting you know that our services are operating in a new area, where you have asked us to do so;

  • to send you information by post about our products, services and promotions (if you do not want to receive these, you can let us know by getting in touch (see Contact Details));

  • to analyse your activity on the Sites so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our business and for statistical and analytical purposes and to help us to prevent fraud;

We also process your data to enforce our contractual terms with you and any other agreement, and for the exercise or defence of legal claims and to protect the rights of Food-e-Things, restaurant partners, and others;

If you submit comments and feedback regarding the Sites and the services, we may use such comments and feedback on the Sites and in any marketing or advertising materials. We will only identify you for this purpose by your first name and the city in which you live.

We may also analyse data about your use of our services from your location data to create profiles relating to you and for you. This means that we may make certain assumptions about what you may be interested in and use this, for example, to send you more tailored marketing communications, to present you with restaurants that we think you will prefer, or to let you know about special offers or products which we think you may be interested in. This activity is referred to as profiling. You have certain rights in relation to this type of processing. Please see 'Your Rights' section below for more information.

Where we are under a legal obligation to do so we may use your information to create a record of your order(s) and comply with any legal obligation or regulatory requirement to which we are subject.

5. Cookies

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of the Site may become inaccessible or not function properly. For more information about the cookies we use, please see our Cookie Policy.

6. Direct Marketing

Where you have given your consent or where we have a legitimate interest for doing so (and are permitted to do so by law) we will use your information to let you know about our other products and services that may be of interest to you and we may contact you to do so by email, post or phone. 

7. Retention of Your Information

We will not retain your information for any longer than we think is necessary.

Information that we collect will be retained for as long as needed to fulfil the purposes outlined in the ‘Use of my information’ section above, in line with our legitimate interest or for a period specifically required by applicable regulations or laws, such as retaining the information for regulatory reporting purposes.

When determining the relevant retention periods, we will take into account factors including:

  • our contractual obligations and rights in relation to the information involved;

  • legal obligation(s) under applicable law to retain data for a certain period of time;

  • statute of limitations under applicable law(s);

  • (potential) disputes; and

  • guidelines issued by relevant data protection authorities.

8. Disclosure of Your Information

We share your information with third party service providers which provide services on our behalf. The types of third party service providers whom we share your information with include for example:

  • Payment providers (including online payment providers and fraud detection providers);

  • IT service providers (including cloud providers, and Website Hosting company);

  • Restaurant partners;

  • Delivery Drivers;

Food-e-Things will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy when it is transferred to third parties.

We may also share your information:

  • if we are under a duty to disclose or share your information in order to comply with (and/or where we believe we are under a duty to comply with) any legal obligation or regulatory requirement. This includes exchanging information with other companies and other organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and prevention;

  • in order to enforce our contractual terms with you and any other agreement;

  • to protect the rights of Food-e-Things, restaurant partners, drivers, or others, including to prevent fraud; and

  • with such third parties as we reasonably consider necessary in order to prevent crime, e.g. the police or for health and safety purposes.

9. Security

We and our host site Wix adopt technologies and policies to ensure the personal information we hold about you is suitably protected.

We take steps to protect your information from unauthorised access and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage.

Where you have chosen a password that allows you to access certain parts of the Sites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We advise you not to share your password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will take steps to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Sites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

10. Your Rights

Subject to applicable law, you may have a number of rights concerning the data we hold about you. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

To the extent provided by the law of your jurisdiction, you may request access to the personal information we maintain about you or request that we correct, update, amend, or delete your information, or that we restrict the processing of such information by contacting us.

Where provided by law, you may withdraw any consent you previously provided to us or object at any time on legitimate grounds to the processing of your personal information, and we will apply your preferences going forward. This will not affect the lawfulness of our use of your information based on your consent before its withdrawal.

You can object by changing your marketing preferences, disabling cookies.

11. Changes to Our Privacy Policy 

Changes to our Privacy Policy will appear in this section, and the top of the page will show the date these were last modified.

12. Complaints

If you’re not satisfied with our response to any complaint or believe our processing of your information does not comply with data protection law, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) using the following details:

Address: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Website: www.ico.org.uk