The following statement explains our policy regarding the personal information we collect about you.
1. Statement of intent
From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (eg name and e-mail address etc) in order to receive or use services on our website. Such services may include newsletters and downloadable print-quality images. By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable Thanet Earth Limited, its parent companies and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy. Our services are designed to give you the information that you want to receive. Thanet Earth Limited will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.
2. Use and storage of your personal information
When you supply any personal information to www.thanetearth.com (eg for job applications or information download) we have legal obligations towards you in the way we deal with that data. We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain how we will use it (see the notices on particular web pages that let you know why we are requesting the information) and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else. In general, any information you provide to Thanet Earth Limited will only be used within Thanet Earth Limited, by its parent companies and by its service providers. It will never be supplied to anyone outside these companies without first obtaining your consent, unless we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it. Where personal information may be held for people who are not yet registered but have taken part in other www.thanetearth.com services (e.g. competitions), that information will be held only as long as necessary to ensure that the service is run smoothly. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. If you are notified on the www.thanetearth.com site that your information may be used to allow Thanet Earth Limited to contact you for "service administration purposes", this means that Thanet Earth Limited may contact you for a number of purposes related to the service you have signed up for. For example, we may wish to provide you with password reminders or notify you that the particular service has been suspended for maintenance. We will not contact you for promotional purposes, such as notifying you of improvements to the service or new services on www.thanetearth.com unless you specifically agree to be contacted for such purposes at the time you submit your information on the site, or at a later time if you sign up specifically to receive such promotional information.
3. Access to your personal information
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information Thanet Earth Limited holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. (We charge £10 for information requests.) Please address requests to: The Company Secretary, Thanet Earth Limited, The Fresh Produce Centre, Transfesa Road, Paddock Wood, Kent TN12 6UT
4. Users 16 and under
We are unable to hold personal details for users under the age of 16 without their parent or guardian’s consent. Therefore if you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to Thanet Earth Limited's website.