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PRIVACY POLICY

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We Care About Your Privacy

The Global Cheese Awards is committed to protecting your privacy and to comply with applicable data protection and privacy laws. We hope that this Privacy Policy helps you understand what kind of information we collect in connection with our products and services and how we process such information. Throughout this Policy the term “personal data” means information relating to an identified or identifiable individual.

This Policy applies to personal data collected in connection with products and services offered by The Global Cheese Awards or from other interactions with us.

We may provide additional or amending privacy information in connection with a particular product or service. Such information prevails over this Policy to the extent of any conflict. Our products or services may contain links to other companies’ websites and other third party services that have privacy policies of their own. We recommend that you read the privacy policies of such services.

By using this website and/or by submitting personal data to The Global Cheese Awards, you express your agreement to the processing of your personal data in the manner provided in this Policy. If you do not agree with this Policy, please do not use this website or provide The Global Cheese Awards with your personal data.

The Data We Collect

We collect your personal data when you use or register into our services, enter into a sales promotion or a campaign or otherwise interact with us. We endeavour to collect personal data only with your knowledge or consent. Below are examples of the categories of data collected.

Technical Information

For the most part, you may visit our websites without having to tell us who you are. However, certain technical information is normally collected as a standard part of your use of our services in order for us to gain anonymous analytical information about the performance of the website.

Information you provide us with

When you register for our services, make a purchase, fill in a form or otherwise interact with us, we may ask you to provide us with information such as your name, email address, street address and other such credentials that are used to authenticate users and to validate their actions or that may be needed to provide you with the products and services you have requested or to communicate with you.

The Purposes For Which We Process Your Personal Data

The Global Cheese Awards processes your personal data for the purposes described in this Policy and/or any additional service specific privacy information. Please note that one or more purposes may apply simultaneously.

We may use your personal data to communicate with you, for example, to provide information relating to our events and/or services you are using.

Sharing Your Personal Data

We do not sell, lease, rent or otherwise disclose your personal data to third parties unless otherwise stated.

Mandatory disclosures- We may be obligated by mandatory law to disclose your personal data to certain authorities or other third parties, for example, to law enforcement agencies. We may also disclose and otherwise process your personal data in accordance with applicable law to defend Emmi UK Ltd’s legitimate interests, for example, in civil or criminal legal proceedings.

Data Quality

We take reasonable steps to keep the personal data we possess accurate and up-to-date and to delete out of date or otherwise incorrect or unnecessary personal data. Please remember that it is your responsibility to provide us with correct details as well as to update the personal data you have provided us with in case of any changes.

Security

While there are always risks associated with providing personal data, whether in person, by phone, via the internet or otherwise, and no technology is completely safe or “tamper” or ”hacker” proof, The Global Cheese Awards takes appropriate technical and organizational information security measures to prevent and minimize such risks.

Use of Cookies

From time to time when you visit a The Global Cheese Awards website, information may be placed on your computer to allow us to recognize your computer. This information is commonly in the form of a text file known as a “cookie”. Cookies are small pieces of data stored on your computer’s hard drive, rather than on the website. Typically, they enable collection of certain information about your computer, including your internet protocol (IP) address, your computer’s operating system, your browser type and the address of any referring sites. Our use of cookies is intended to provide benefits to you, such as eliminating the need for you to enter your password frequently during a session or the need to re-enter items you place in a shopping cart if you do not finish a transaction in a single visit. Cookies are also used for website traffic analysis and anonymous demographic profiling so that we may improve our services.

If you do not wish to receive cookies, or want to be notified before they are placed, you may set your web browser to do so, if your browser so permits. Please understand that if cookies are turned off, you may not be able to view certain parts of this site that may enhance your visit.

Your Rights

In case you wish to know what personal data we hold about you or you wish to replenish, rectify, anonymize, incorrect or outdated personal data, or you wish us to cease processing your personal data for the purpose of sending promotional materials or direct marketing or for the performance of market research or on other compelling legal grounds, you may, as appropriate and in accordance with applicable law, exercise such rights by contacting us through the contact points referred to below. In some cases, especially if you wish us to delete or cease the processing of your personal data, this may also mean that we may not be able to continue to provide the services to you.

Please note that The Global Cheese Awards may need to identify you and to ask for additional information in order to be able to fulfill your above request. Please also note that applicable law may contain restrictions and other provisions that relate to your above rights.

Email Disclaimer

The Global Cheese Awards emails contain confidential information, are subject to copyright and solely for the person/organisation intended. If you have received an email from us in error, please contact us immediately.

Any unauthorised use or disclosure of the contents of same, along with any attachments included, is prohibited.

Please note that all information which forms part of the email message may not be the combined expressed opinion of The Global Cheese Awards

Whilst we have taken every precaution, we will not accept liability for any loss or damage caused by any computer virus attached to or transmitted with any email communication and would advise that you carry out your own virus checks on any e-mails and attachments.