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Who are we?

This website - www.abagri.com - (the “Website”) is owned and operated by AB Agri Ltd, part of the Associated British Foods plc group of companies (registered in England and Wales under company number 00193800) (called in this notice “we”, “our” or “us”). 

Purpose

This privacy notice tells you about the information we collect about you when you visit our Website or otherwise provide us with information.

It also tells you how you can exercise Your Rights (including the right to object to some of the data handling we carry out). 

What personal data do we collect?

Site traffic data and information about your computer

How do we use this data?

When you browse our Website, we use cookies to collect: 

Information about your use of our Website – we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.

We use this information to record visitor numbers, their use of different areas of the Website and any useful features or links. We do not use this information in any way that would identify you personally.

We use two third parties, Google Analytics and Hotjar, to collect this information but it is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow them to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website;

Information about your computer - this includes your IP address, operating system and browser type.

We use this information to help maintain the security of our Website and to identify trends so that we can improve its performance.

We also use this information to customise the Website according to your interests and to ensure the Website’s content is presented as effectively as possible for you and to enable you to participate in interactive features of the Website, when you choose to do so.

We do not use this information in any way that would identify you personally.

We collect this information for the purpose of our legitimate interests in maintaining and managing our Website and ensuring its security. If you do not want us to collect this information you can use your web browser’s “do not track” (“DNT”) facility to tell us that you don’t want to be tracked when you visit our Website. Further information about DNT can be found at https://allaboutdnt.com. 

For more information about how we use cookies on our Website, see our Cookies Policy. 

How long do we keep this information for?

We will only keep information about your visit to our Website for as long as is necessary for the purposes we’ve mentioned. Typically we delete user browsing information every 26 months. 

Who do we share this information with?

We share information about visitors to our Website with service providers who help us administer and manage the Website. 

Where do we transfer this information to?

Information about your use of our Website that is collected for us by Hotjar is stored within, and not transferred outside of, the European Economic Area. Data generated by Google Analytics is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield.  If you require further information about these safeguards, please Contact Us

Information you send us

How do we use this data?

You do not have to supply us directly with any information when you use our Website. If you choose to use our ‘contact us’ feature or otherwise get in touch with us, we will use the information you send us for the purpose of responding to your enquiry. When we use your personal data for this purpose, we do so for our legitimate business interest in communicating with you in accordance with your wishes and expectations. We will also use this data for the purpose of our legitimate interests in accessing appropriate professional advice and in order to ensure we comply with legal obligations to which our business is subject. 

For more information about how we use information you send us for recruitment purposes see our section on Recruitment. 

How long do we keep this information for?

We will only keep your information for as long as is necessary in order to manage your query. We usually keep records of routine queries for 6 months but in some cases (for example where the query relates to a contract between us, or where we need to obtain legal advice in order to respond to a complaint) we may need to retain a record of our communications for up to 6 years. 

Who do we share this information with?

We will share your data with our service providers and our professional advisers if this is necessary in order to resolve a query or complaint.

Otherwise we will not share your information with any third party unless:

we have your permission;

we are required to do so by law;

this is necessary so that we can enforce our terms of use, rights or property or the rights or property of any third party; or

this is necessary in connection with the sale of our business or its assets (in which case your details will be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchaser’s advisers and will be passed to the new owners).

Where do we transfer this information to?

Information you send us via our Website is stored within the European Economic Area. We only transfer information outside of the EEA to our AB Agri group companies in countries outside the EEA in order for them to respond directly to requests. If you require further information about these safeguards, please Contact Us 

Recruitment

How do we use this data?

We use information you supply in support of your application so that we can consider your application, assess your suitability, conduct eligibility checks (with your consent) and for equal opportunities purposes. 

We use your data for the purpose of our legitimate interests in managing our recruitment and so that we can take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract. Any information we ask you to supply in relation to past criminal offences will be held by us only in accordance with your consent (unless the supply of this information is required by law because of the nature of the role you are applying for). If a position that is, or may be, of interest to you requires background checks, we will tell you about this. 

Where necessary, we will also use this data for the purpose of our legitimate interests in accessing appropriate professional advice and in order to ensure we comply with legal obligations to which our business is subject.

 When you apply for a position with us, or submit information in support of your application, we will tell you whether the information we are requesting is essential so that we can progress your application or whether the supply of this information is optional. 

With the exception of personal data which we collect and use for the purpose of entering into a contract with you, you can object to our use of the data you have provided at any time. 

How long do we keep this information for?

We usually retain information supplied by job applicants for no longer than 12 months following a relevant recruitment decision. If your application is unsuccessful, we may decide to retain your details for longer if we think you may be suitable for another position that may arise within the ABF group in the future. If we do this we will let you know about this so that you can opt out if you want to. 

If your application is successful, relevant information will be used for the purpose of administering your subsequent employment and will be retained and used in accordance with our employee privacy notice (a copy of which will be provided when you take up your employment). 

Who do we share this information with?

Where necessary so that we can manage our recruitment process, we will share your information with our service providers and professional advisers (e.g. recruitment agencies, providers who carry out background checks on our behalf, and if applicable to the role you are applying for, suppliers who run online testing for us). 

We will also contact third parties whose details you have supplied so that we can verify information you have supplied in relation to your previous employment and qualifications. 

Otherwise we will not share your information with any third party unless:

we have your permission (for example in order to share your details with another group company for their recruitment purposes);

we are required to do so by law;

this is necessary so that we can enforce our terms of use, rights or property or the rights or property of any third party; or

 this is necessary in connection with the sale of our business or its assets (in which case your details will be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchaser’s advisers and will be passed to the new owners).

Where do we transfer this information to?

Any information you send us in support of your employment application is held by our service provider(s) on secure servers located outside the European Economic Area (EEA). We protect your privacy by entering into EU approved contractual clauses with service providers operating outside the EEA. If you require further information about these safeguards, please Contact Us