Advanced Food Concepts gathers a certain amount of data from you in order to provide to you our online shopping service. We gather the information provided by you on registration and information we learn from your use of this Website (the “Site”), the transactions you undertake (including details of payments and cards used) and your use of our services and other sites accessible from our site. From time to time we may also gather information relating to promotional activity and any information you provide when contacting us. We also review usage patterns and use of the Site to help us improve our services to you. We respect your right to privacy and take the responsibility of protecting your data and using it only in a way that you would expect, very seriously.
We hope that you will find everything you need to know about how we protect your personal data and what uses we make of it below.
Personal Information: What we Collect and Why
We only ask you for the information we need to effectively process and deliver your order. This includes your registration details (so we can deliver your order and communicate with you), shopping history (for favourites, copying previous shops and assigning Real Rewards etc. under our loyalty programme) and payment information (for quick and convenient checkout).
We do not Share your Data
The information we need about you is not shared with any third parties beyond our trusted partners who need to have access to this data in order to provide our online services and unless you indicate otherwise.
Your data is processed by our main web partners and our Credit Card Authorisation partners. Each of these partners is committed to protecting your data in line with the rigorous demands we place on them.
We may use and share non-personal information, as it relates to sets or groups of customers, to enhance our understanding of customer behaviour and enable us to improve our service in general.
We will disclose your personal data if we believe in good faith that we are required to disclose it in order to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other statutory requirement.
Security of your Data
Advanced Food Concepts are committed to keeping your data secure. We and our partners comply with the Data Protection Acts 1998 and 2003. The servers on which this data is stored are in a physically secure facility. All payment information, when stored, is fully encrypted which further protects your information. Personal data is transmitted using 128-bit SSL encryption to ensure the security and confidentiality of your information as it is transmitted. Your personal data is only entered on our system when the browser is in ‘HTTPS’ or secure mode. The padlock symbol should appear when you are in this mode, indicating that you are safely submitting encrypted information only. To take full advantage of all security features you should use an up-to-date browser.
However the nature of the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of information you transmit to us via the Internet. No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However, as set out above, we will take all commercially reasonable steps (including appropriate technical and organisational measures) to protect your personal data which you provide to us.
We Respect Your Contact Information
We will contact you by phone, to complete your order or to contact you if questions arise concerning any order you have made.
We will also keep you informed of any new shopping features and news on special offers, promotions and other goods and services which may be of interest to you unless you indicate otherwise on the registration form. You can choose at any time not to receive such communication by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of any written communication or by contacting us at +353 1 214 3788. You have the right to request a copy of your data currently held by us and to rectify or remove personal details, by contacting us.
In addition to the personal information we need to provide you with a great shopping experience we also gather statistical and other analytical information of all visitors to our websites. We use this non-personal data gathered from visitors to our website in a collective form to improve the service we provide. This is not linked to your personal information and is completely anonymous.
Third Party Sites
Our Site uses a number of cookies which broadly fall under the following:
Cookies required for Site Usage
Site Analysis cookies
We also gather statistical and other analytical information of all visitors to our websites. We use this non-personal data gathered from visitors to our website in a collective form to improve the service we provide. This is not linked to your personal information and is completely anonymous. The service that we use for this purpose is Google Analytics. To see how you can opt out of Google Analytics visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout For more information on how to manage cookies, including opt-out of site analysis cookies please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1
Our websites may use a number of cookies which perform activities such as remembering your previous choices when visiting via mobile phone, remembering not to display the same warning repeatedly etc. For more information on how to manage cookies, including opting-out of functional cookies please visit: https://www.dataprotection.ie/docs/Cookies/1416.htm
As a part of our site tracking we do pass information to the Google/Doubleclick advertising network which allows advertising relevant to sites you have visited to be delivered across other websites. This information is anonymous. You can set your preferences or opt out of these programmes using the following link: https://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices
Other third party cookies
If you use an embedded service on our site such as Google Maps, Sharing via Facebook or Twitter, Video via Vimeo, cookies may be set which are beyond our control. As we do not control these cookies and cannot access them, you should check the cookie policies of these embedded services.
If you have any further questions on how we store or use information about you please feel free to contact us.