Privacy Statement

Please read this privacy policy carefully, as we are committed to protecting your privacy and recognise your need for the protection and management of any information that you do choose to share with us.

You can visit most of our site without revealing any personal information about yourself. The only personal information that we collect is if you decide to apply for a vacancy. We shall not sell or disclose any information such as e-mail address to third parties without the prior consent of the owner of the information.

Job Applicant Privacy Policy

Our aim is to be as clear and open as possible about what we do and why we do it. Stateside Foods is committed to the privacy of all its applicants who have applied both online or in writing. Your personal information that we hold will have been provided by you during the application process. If we are required to collect any other information, you will be made aware of this beforehand.

This Privacy Policy regulates the use by Stateside Foods of the information you provide when applying for employment.

The Privacy policy applies to the processing of your application by Stateside Foods and your use of the recruitment services on our site.

Information that we collect

You can have a look through our website without giving us any of your Personal Information.
If you decide to apply for a position through our website, Stateside Foods will need to collect and process your Personal Information, including:

Name, address and postcode

We need this to send you all of the recruitment information.

Your application

Personal Information will include details of your skills (including education, professional qualifications and training), employment history and referees. You should only provide the Personal Information required in our application template. This template includes a question about any adjustments that may be required to accommodate any special needs or disabilities, should you be invited for an interview or assessment.

Disability Information

Any information you provide about a disability is considered highly sensitive. By providing such Personal information, you agree to allow us to use it for the purposes of making any necessary adjustments if you’re invited for interview/assessment, and for monitoring purposes.

E-mail address

We send a confirmation of your job application by email. We may use e-mail or telephone to speak to you about similar vacancies unless you have asked us not to. We may also contact you by e-mail if you have only partially completed an application.

Criminal records checks

For some roles, we might need to enquire about previous criminal convictions or carry out criminal records checks. If this is necessary, we’ll make you aware of this as early in the recruitment process as possible.

Other Personal Information

Specified during the application process that is relevant to recruitment.

We’re required by law to make basic documentation checks on every candidate. Please note that we’ll ask you to provide documentation of your eligibility to work in the UK if you’re invited to attend the next stage of the recruitment process with us.
If your application is successful, we’ll need a few other things before you start. This includes your National Insurance number, bank details, date of birth and next of kin.

How we use the information collected

The Personal Information you provide will be used to:
• Consider you for the position you have applied for, and any upcoming vacancies that are suitable.
• Process your application.
• Carry out internal record keeping.
• Provide general information (which does not identify individuals).
• Carry out equal opportunities monitoring.
• Approach your nominated referees for the purposes of obtaining references.

Where you provide Personal Information about somebody else, like your referees, you should always ask them beforehand to get their consent.

Equal opportunities

Some Personal Information, for example, relating to your gender, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, age bracket, details of any disability and sexual orientation is requested for the purpose of monitoring the effectiveness of our Equal Opportunities policy. This Personal Information is requested purely for monitoring purposes.

Sharing information

We will not sell your personal information to third parties and we will not share your information to third parties other than our subsidiaries, affiliates or parent companies unless you say we can (for example, for carefully selected third parties to contact you), or are required by law.

Supplier / Customer Privacy Policy

Collecting Information

We collect Information about you that either you give to us yourself or that your company provides to us. We only have what we need to manage the contract and Stateside Foods’ relationship with you and your company.

We may also use your Information where necessary to carry out our business, to maintain and test our computer systems, to comply with our legal and contractual obligations, and to protect our property and assets.

Who do we share it with and who can access it

We have controls to limit access to your information to:

a) Individual colleagues who need it to perform their duties, such as processing deliveries and payments;

b) Official bodies, such as government agencies, local authorities, regulators and the Police, who are authorised to request information where it is necessary for their lawful purposes;

c) Stateside Foods’ advisers, including solicitors, insurers, accountants and auditors;

d) Other organisations such as law firms or insurance companies acting on behalf of individuals, who may request CCTV or other evidence containing personal information, to support a claim in relation to an incident or accident involving their client at Stateside Foods Ltd.

Using your information

By law we are allowed to collect and use your information, as we need the names and certain other information relating to employees of our suppliers and customers so that we can communicate with them in the day to day management of the contract.

Website Policy

We will not store any personal information on your local browser. All images used on the website are copyright of Stateside Foods Ltd.

Use Of Cookies

Stateside Foods Ltd. uses cookies on some of its website. Cookies are identifiers that can be sent from a web site via your browser to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Thereafter when you visit a website, a message is sent back to the web server by the browser accessing the web site. You may elect not to accept cookies by changing the designated settings on your web browser.

However, not utilising cookies may prevent you from using certain functions and features of web sites. The information collected from the use of cookies is used and analysed to improve our website, such as by gaining a better understanding of your interests and requirements regarding our website.

You can set your browser to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. The information we collect and analyse is used to improve our service to you and personalise your web-browsing experience.

Use of Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.

Questions

If you have any queries about the Stateside Foods General Data Protection Regulations Privacy Policy please feel free to contact us on the following:

By Post:
Human Resources & Development,
Stateside Foods Ltd
Direct House
Lancaster Way
Wingates Industrial Estate
Westhoughton
Bolton
BL5 3XY

By Email:
HRD.Requests@stateside-foods.co.uk