PRIVACY & COOKIE POLICY

WHO ARE WE?

This website - www.abvista.com - (the “Website”) is owned and operated by AB Agri Limited (registered in England and Wales under company number 00193800) (called in this notice “we”, “our” or “us”).

PURPOSE OF THIS NOTICE

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). More information about your rights and how you can exercise them is set out in the “Your Rights” section below.

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 a third party, Google Analytics, 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 Google 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.

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

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 14 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 and with our AB Vista group companies on an aggregated basis.

Where do we transfer this information to?

Information we collect about your use of our Website is stored within the European Economic Area and is aggregated and transferred securely to our other AB Vista companies located outside the European Economic Area (EEA). 

We protect your privacy by entering into EU approved contractual clauses with our group companies outside the EEA. If you require further information about these safeguards, please contact us: By post: Marketing Manager, AB Vista, 3 Woodstock Court, Blenheim Road, Marlborough Business Park, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 4AN; By telephone: +44 (0)1672 517 650; By email: www.abvista.com/contactus 

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.

General enquiries about our recruitment procedures are welcome but we are not able to consider CVs or job applications sent to us via this Website. If you do use this Website to send us this type of information, it will be securely deleted on receipt.

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 AB Vista group companies if they are best placed to respond to your request and 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 Vista group companies in countries outside the EEA in order for them to respond directly to requests. 

We protect your privacy by entering into EU approved contractual clauses with our group companies operating outside the EEA. If you require further information about these safeguards, please contact us: By post: Marketing Manager, AB Vista, 3 Woodstock Court, Blenheim Road, Marlborough Business Park, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 4AN; By telephone: +44 (0)1672 517 650; By email: www.abvista.com/contactus. 

Recruitment

How do we use this data?

If you use our Website to send us a speculative CV or other information in support of a general enquiry about recruitment we will not keep the information you send us but will instead contact you to ask you to apply via our website link (https://careers.abagri.com/registration.aspx). When you send us information using this link we will use any information you supply in support of your application in order to consider your application, assess your suitability, and 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?

Information you send us in support of your employment application is stored within the European Economic Area. We only transfer information outside of the EEA to our AB Vista group companies in countries outside the EEA in order for them to respond directly to requests. 

We protect your privacy by entering into EU approved contractual clauses with our group companies operating outside the EEA. If you require further information about these safeguards, please contact us: By post: Marketing Manager, AB Vista, 3 Woodstock Court, Blenheim Road, Marlborough Business Park, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 4AN; By telephone: +44 (0)1672 517 650; By email: www.abvista.com/contactus.

Information you give us when you sign up for our newsletter, enter a competition, prize draw, or promotion, or complete a survey  

How do we use this data?

You do not have to supply us directly with your personal data when you use our Website. However, some communications, services and facilities can only be provided if you supply us with relevant details. For example, if you sign up for our newsletter, enter a competition, prize draw or promotion, complete a survey you will be asked to provide us with your contact details. If we ask you to supply us with information that is not strictly necessary in order for us to provide you with the communication, service or facility you are interested in, we will make this clear. This might be because it’s useful to us in helping us learn more about our customers or enhance our products and services.

If you do sign up for our newsletter, enter a competition, prize draw or promotion, or complete a survey, we will use the personal data you provide :

  • To provide you with newsletters and other promotional information that you request from us;
  • To provide you with specific information about our products and services where you request this;
  • To improve our understanding of the needs and interests of our customers and contacts; and
  • To notify you about changes to our services.

When we use your personal data for these purposes, we do so for our legitimate business interests in developing and promoting our goods and services and communicating with you in accordance with your wishes and expectations. You can object to our use of your data for these purposes at any time. For further information about the way we use your data for direct marketing purposes see our direct marketing section, below.

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.

If you provide us with your information in connection with a competition entry, prize draw or promotion, we will use this to administer our competition, to communicate competition results where relevant and to deliver prizes. When we use your personal data for these purposes, we do so because it is necessary for us to collect and use this information for the performance of our contract with you in accordance with our competition rules.

How long do we keep this information for?

Information we hold for the purpose of managing your profile is held by us for as long as your profile continues to be active.

Information we hold for market research purposes is not usually held in a form that will identify you for longer than 6 months.

Information we hold in connection with the management of competitions, prize draws, and promotions is usually held for 6 years.

Information we hold for direct marketing purposes so that we can send you newsletters and other promotional material is held by us for as long as you continue to be interested in receiving our marketing communications. However you can tell us to stop using your details for marketing purposes at any time by contacting us: By post: Marketing Manager, AB Vista, 3 Woodstock Court, Blenheim Road, Marlborough Business Park, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 4AN; By telephone: +44 (0)1672 517 650; By email: www.abvista.com/contactus.

Who do we share this information with?

We share this data where necessary with our AB Vista group companies, suppliers, service providers and professional advisers.

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 we collect when you sign up for our newsletter, enter a competition, prize draw or promotion, or complete a survey, is stored within, the European Economic Area and is accessible to our AB Vista group companies outside the EEA who use it for legitimate business purposes to manage global business relationships.

We protect your privacy by entering into EU approved contractual clauses with our AB Vista group companies operating outside the EEA. If you require further information about these safeguards, please contact us: By post: Marketing Manager, AB Vista, 3 Woodstock Court, Blenheim Road, Marlborough Business Park, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 4AN; By telephone: +44 (0)1672 517 650; By email: www.abvista.com/contactus.

Direct Marketing

How do we use this data?

We will use contact details you give us to deliver promotional information that you request or that we feel may interest you. We will also use this information to gain insights into the needs and interests of our customer base and to evaluate the effectiveness of our marketing activities.

Unless we have obtained your contact details in the course of an online sale or negotiation for a sale and you have indicated you are happy to receive our marketing communications, we will only contact you for marketing purposes by email and/or SMS if you have consented to this.

When we use your data for our direct marketing purposes we do so for our legitimate interests in promoting our business and the goods and services we offer. 

How long do we keep this information for?

We keep information for direct marketing purposes for as long as you continue to be interested in receiving our marketing communications.

You can tell us to stop using your details for marketing purposes by contacting us (By post: Marketing Manager, AB Vista, 3 Woodstock Court, Blenheim Road, Marlborough Business Park, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 4AN; By telephone: +44 (0)1672 517 650; By email: www.abvista.com/contactus) and can opt out of email marketing at any time by using our unsubscribe feature.

Who do we share this information with?

Where necessary we share this data with our suppliers and service providers.

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 we hold for direct marketing purposes is stored within the European Economic Area and is accessible to our AB Vista group companies outside the EEA who use it for legitimate business purposes to manage global business relationships.

We protect your privacy by entering into EU approved contractual clauses with our AB Vista group companies operating outside the EEA. If you require further information about these safeguards, please contact us: By post: Marketing Manager, AB Vista, 3 Woodstock Court, Blenheim Road, Marlborough Business Park, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 4AN; By telephone: +44 (0)1672 517 650; By email: www.abvista.com/contactus.

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