For the purposes of EU data protection law, Bite is a data controller of any of your personal data that it may collect and process via this Website. A data controller is the person who determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, any personal data is processed. Data controllers have a responsibility to establish practices and policies in line with the Act.
Meaning of personal data
”Personal data” means data that we store electronically, for example on a computer, or in certain paper filing systems, relating to a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those data and other personal data in our possession). Personal data can be factual or an opinion.
Information that we collect
We may collect and process the following personal data about you:
- If you contact us, a record or copy of that correspondence and of your email and other contact details.
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on the Website, such as via a Contact Us form, or when subscribing to our RSS feeds or other services, or to post comments on our blogs.
- Information that you provide when completing an on-line job application, including in any document or material that you attach to the on-line form or that you email to us.
- Information that you provide when you report a problem with using the Website.
- If you complete a survey via the Website or that we email you, the information that you provide in your survey response.
We may also collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to analyse the use of the Website. These are statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and do not identify any individual.
We do not seek any sensitive or confidential personal data through the Website, and we suggest that you do not provide any such information through the Website. If you provide such information through the Website, for example in a CV when uploading a job application, then we will consider that you have provided your consent to our using that information as here described or as described when you disclose the information.
Bite may also use "cookies" to track your use of the Website. A cookie is a piece of software that a Web server can send to the users' PCs or other devices when they visit a website and use to identify the users should they visit the Website again, or if they visit another website which recognises that cookie. Cookies can improve the user’s experience of a website, including by helping them navigate a website. Information collected in this way is capable of being associated with personal data that users provide to us through our Website.
For further information on cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device, and how to manage and delete them, visit cookies.org
We use or may use the following cookies which are essential to the provision of a service that you have requested:
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In addition to essential cookies, we use the following cookies, all sourced from Bite:
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You may set your PC or device to refuse to accept cookies by activating the relevant setting on your browser (follow the instructions provided by your browser, usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” ”or “Edit” facilities in the menu). Disabling a cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser; you will need to do this yourself from within your browser. Note that if you disable cookies you may be unable to access certain parts of the Website.
Where we store your personal data
Use of your personal data
We use your personal data in the following ways:
- Communicating with you about your requests and dealing with those requests.
- Operating the Website and improving the user experience of our Website.
- Providing goods or services which you have requested.
- Recruitment, processing job applications and keeping employee records and recruitment statistics.
- Providing you with information about products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes. We will normally send this information by electronic means (SMS or email). You may opt out of this and if you do not wish to receive this information, please update your preferences via our Website or contact us by one of the methods referred to on our Website.
- Enforcing our rights under any agreement we may have with you.
Disclosure of your personal data
We will not disclose your personal data to any third parties except:
- To persons who perform services on our behalf, including those who provide marketing services to us.
- To persons to whom we transfer our business or our agreements with you
- As required by law or regulation or to enforce our legal rights or agreements.
- To such persons as you have given your consent for us to do so.
- To deliver our publications.
- To our affiliates, which means our majority held subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its majority held subsidiaries
We may provide your contact details included in your personal data to third parties for the purpose of their informing you about their services, where you have consented for such purposes. You may opt out of this and if you do not wish us to disclose your personal information to such third parties, please update your preferences via our Website or contact us by one of the methods referred to on our Website.
Data protection principles
Under EU laws, anyone acting as a data controller must comply with the eight enforceable principles of good practice. In general terms, these principles provide that personal data must be:
- Processed fairly and lawfully.
- Processed for limited purposes (consistent with those notified to you when we collected your personal data and other purposes permitted under law) and in an appropriate way.
- Adequate, relevant and not excessive for the purpose.
- Accurate and up-to-date.
- Not kept longer than necessary for the purpose.
- Processed in line with the rights of the person to whom they relate ñ please see below.
- Secure, that is that we must take appropriate security measures against unlawful or unauthorised processing of your personal data, and against the accidental loss of, or damage to, your personal data. Please see further below.
- Not transferred to people or organisations situated in countries without adequate protection ñ please see above.
Personal data security
Where we hold your personal data, we restrict access to your personal data not known to the public to our employees who have a need to know such data and we require our suppliers to take equivalent measures. We train our employees on the importance of customer and employee privacy and confidentiality. We also maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards designed to safeguard the personal data of our members.
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 our Website; 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.
Your user name and password
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you:
- Not to share a password with anyone. Our representatives will not ask you for your password, so any communication or telephone or other request for your password should be treated with suspicion and reported to us using the methods specified on our website.
- If you believe that someone else has obtained access to your password, to please also change it as soon as you can by logging into your account and changing your member details.
- Not to write down your password.
- Not to use a password that could easily be guessed by someone else.
- To keep your computer updated with current anti-virus software and the latest browser versions.
- Phishing: To treat emails you receive with caution. You may receive an email claiming to be from us or with a link that appears to be to our website, where you are prompted to enter your password or personal details. This email will not come from us. We never send emails requesting log-ins, passwords or other security details. If you think you have received a fraudulent email, please forward the entire email to us (including header and footer) and delete it from your computer.
Privacy practices of third parties
Access or correct your personal data
Under EU laws, you have the right to access information about your personal processed by Bite. Where you cannot access those personal data via the Website, you may exercise your access rights as permitted by EU laws. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
You can correct factual errors in your personal data by contacting us by one of the methods provided on our Website.