British Sugar plc Online Privacy Statement

Who are we?

This website www.britishsugar.com (the "Site") is owned and operated by British Sugar plc. British Sugar plc is part of the Associated British Foods group of companies. British Sugar plc is the data controller of all personal data collected via this Site. References to "we", "our" or "us" in this privacy statement mean British Sugar plc.

This privacy statement sets out what will happen to information we collect from you or that you provide to us when you visit the Site. By providing us with your information you agree that we may use it in the ways set out in this privacy statement.

We may amend and update this privacy statement from time to time and new versions will be posted on the Site. Please check this privacy statement on a regular basis.

What information do we collect about you?

When you visit the Site, we may collect two different types of information about your visit: (1) statistical information, collected as you browse the Site; and (2) personal information which you knowingly give to us. This information ("your information") may include:

How will we use your information?

We will protect the confidentiality of your information in accordance with our normal procedures and legal requirements.

We will use the information we hold about you:

We will only keep your information for as long as is necessary for these purposes.

Some services and facilities available via the Site can be offered only if you supply us with a certain minimum level of information. For example, if you would like us to respond to a query or would like to register as a site user you will be required to provide us with your contact details.

We may also ask you to provide information about yourself which it may not be essential for us to have but which will assist us to provide and enhance our services. When we ask you for this kind of information we will make it clear that its supply is optional.

Cookies on the Site

The Site uses 'cookies' to collect information about your visit and track your use of the Site. Please see our cookies statement for more information.

Job applications

Any employment application you send us via the Site will be treated as confidential and will be considered only by personnel who are authorised to do so, and the resource partners (recruitment agencies) we use as part of our selection activities. A manager or resource partner may contact you if they consider that you are suitable for a particular job.

If you make an application to us, we will use any information you or others send to use in order to consider your application and for our legitimate interests in managing recruitment. If your application is successful, relevant information will be used for the purpose of administering your subsequent employment and will be retained, in accordance with our data retention policy, for as long as necessary for this purpose.

If your application is unsuccessful, we will hold details of your application for a period of 6 months to deal with any matter which may arise in connection with your application. We may also use the information during this period to consider your suitability for other vacancies within British Sugar plc. If any roles within the wider ABF group of companies arise during this period which we feel you may be suitable for, we may contact you in order to seek your consent prior to sharing your details. If you would prefer to opt out of further consideration then please email us at HRAdmin@britishsugar.com.

This should not prevent you from applying to other jobs during this time.


By submitting an application you are also confirming that you have all necessary authority and/or have obtained all necessary consents from any other individuals about whom you have provided personal information to us in order to enable us to collect, use and disclose such personal information for the purposes described above.

Background checks

For certain positions it may be necessary for us to verify the details you have provided (for example, in relation to your academic credentials) and/or carry out background checks (for example, in relation to previous criminal convictions). We may use third party service providers to carry out these checks on our behalf. If a position that is, or may be, of interest to you requires background checks, we will tell you about this. We will carry out background checks only where permitted by local law and with your consent.

Where do we transfer your information to?

We may transfer your information to, or store it, outside the European Economic Area ("EEA") in countries where standards of data protection are not equivalent to those that apply inside the EEA. If we do this we will comply with all relevant data protection legislation.

Who do we share your information with?

We will not sell, share, distribute, or lease your personal information to third parties unless:

How do we keep your information secure?

All your information is stored on our secure servers. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will apply our normal procedures and comply with legal requirements to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to the Site and 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.

The Site may from time to time contain links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any of those sites, we encourage you to read the privacy policies on those sites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for those sites or for their privacy policies. Please check those privacy policies before you submit your information to those sites.

Your rights

You have the following legal rights in relation to your personal data:

How to contact us

Questions, comments or requests concerning this privacy statement are welcomed and should be addressed to communications@britishsugar.com.

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