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Who are we?
What information do we collect?
How do we use your information?
Who may use your information?
Third party links and services
How do we protect your information?
Where is your information processed?
Marketing communications
How long do we keep your information?
Your rights
How do you contact us?

Who we are

This Privacy Policy applies to all of the personal data we collect about you, including information collected on and any other websites (including mobile access) where this policy is linked to; all of which are referred to as the “Site” in this policy.

Your privacy matters to us, so please do take the time to get to know our practices and, if you have any questions, contact us using our contact details below. This Privacy Policy was last updated on 20 May 2018 and applies from that date.

We may occasionally amend this Privacy Policy. Any new policy will automatically be effective when it is published on the website. You should, therefore, return here regularly to view our most up to date Privacy Policy. You should also print a copy for your records.

We do not knowingly collect or process data from anyone under the age of thirteen (13) years old.

This Website referred to in this document as a “Website” or “Service”, is owned and operated by Gourmandises Academy (“Gourmandises Academy”). address 69 Victory Way, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire. CB24 8TG). We refer to Gourmandises Academy, as “I” “we”, “us” or “our” in this Privacy Policy.

What information do we collect?

Most of the information we collect is information provided directly by you, which is set out on the web page on which we collect it – for example in our enquiry form or during the process of booking a class This may include:

Contact information – information such as name, job title, company name, , email address, physical mailing address, device identity number (such as a device Uniform Resource Identifier or URL) and telephone number;

We may also collect and process other information obtained through our Site or the device you are using, including:

Customer Login information, including end-user data, user ID and login password;
Location information (including GPS signals sent by a mobile device, location information gathered from social media networks or sensor or IP address data from your device);
User-generated content, for example, audio data, video data, instant messaging data, content generated during our classes.
Embedded content from other websites Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.
Information from cookies, web beacons or from the internet, including your IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times, which pages you visit within our website and referring website addresses. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive.
What are Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive So if you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

How do we use your information?

Our primary purpose in collecting your personal data is to provide you with the services you requested and those which we believe will optimise your use of the Site. We may use your personal data for the following purposes:

To provide the information, services or support you request and related after-sales services;
To identify you, and to contact you from time to time with product or service updates;
To send other messages that help personalise our products and to make recommendations;
To manage our relationship with you and to carry out any related administration;
To promote our services, or the services of our suppliers, including by email and via social media platforms (subject to the relevant marketing permissions) *;
To detect, investigate and prevent activity we think may be potentially illegal, unlawful or harmful and to enforce our Privacy Policy and/or our Terms or any other purpose referenced herein or therein*;
To carry out research, including market research, statistical research on site traffic, sales and other commercial information to assist us in improving the services we provide to you and tailor the Site*;
To allow us to troubleshoot the services we provide.

Who may use your information?

We may disclose your personal data to enforce our policies, to comply with our legal obligations or in the interests of security, public interest or law enforcement in any country where we have entities or affiliates. For example, we may respond to a request by a law enforcement agency or regulatory or governmental authority. We may also disclose data in connection with actual or proposed litigation, or to protect our property, security, people and other rights or interests.
We share your information with third parties who help deliver our products and services to you. Examples include hosting our web servers, analysing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service. These companies will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not use that data for any other purpose.
You may have accessed our website through a hyperlink from the website of one of our subsidiaries or trading partners. If so, you consent to your personal details and purchase information, including behavioural patterns, being shared with that trading partner in accordance with our contractual relationship with them.
Please remember that when you share information publicly on any Gourmandises Academy Ltd website, for example, a comment on a blog post, it may be indexable by search engines, including Google, which may mean that the information is made public.

Third party links and services

The Site may contain links to third parties’ websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those websites. Therefore, please read carefully any privacy policies on those links or websites before either agreeing to their terms or using those websites.
We also use Google Analytics to gather statistics on site usage. This may involve the use of cookies. There are more details in Google’s own privacy policy. Google may aggregate data they collect from their various services including Google Analytics, Google Translate, Google Maps and YouTube. You acknowledge and accept that we have no control over Google’s data collection. You should look at Google’s privacy policy for details of their data collection practices.
If you have asked us to share data with third party sites (such as social media sites), their servers may not be secure.
Note that, despite the measures taken by us and the third parties we engage, the internet is not secure. As a result, others may unlawfully intercept or access private transmissions or data.

How do we protect your information?

We take what we consider to be appropriate technical and organisational measures designed to guard against unauthorised or unlawful processing of your personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, your personal data. While no system is completely secure, we believe the measures implemented by Gourmandises Academy reduce our vulnerability to security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved. We have security measures in place designed to protect our user database and access to this database is restricted internally. However, it remains your responsibility where you have a client account for the Site:

To keep your password or other access information secret. Your password and log in details are personal to you and should not be given to anyone else or used to provide shared access for example over a network. You should use a password which is unique to your use of the Site – do not use the same password as you use for another site or email account; and,
To ensure no-one else uses your details to log in to the Site while your device is logged on to the Site (including by logging on to your device through a mobile, Wi-Fi or shared access connection you are using);
To log off or exit from Site when not using it;
To maintain good internet security. For example, if your email account is compromised this could allow access to your account with us if you have given us those details and/or permitted access to those accounts. If your email account is compromised it could be used to ask us to reset a password and gain access to your account with us. You should keep all of your account details secure. If you think that any of your accounts has been compromised you should change your account credentials with us, and in particular, make sure any compromised account does not allow access to your account with us. You should also tell us as soon as you can so that we can try to help you keep your account secure and if necessary warn anyone else who could be affected.

Where is your information processed?

If we transfer your personal data outside your country we will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected in compliance with applicable data protection law and this Privacy Policy.

Specific terms relating to Gourmandises Academy Ltd products

Because of the way in which some of our products work we may need to process additional data, or process in a different way. If we need to, we will link to specific privacy policies relating to those products.

Marketing communications

If you have given permission, we may contact you by mail, telephone, SMS, text/picture/video message, and email about products, services, promotions and special offers that may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive any direct marketing communications from us, you can opt out at any time. See further ‘Your rights’, below.

How long do we keep your information?

We will retain your personal data only in accordance with our Data Retention Policy and for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, or as is required by applicable law, and then we will delete it.

Your rights

As explained above, you have the right to opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us. If you wish to exercise your right to unsubscribe from email marketing communications, you can use the link at the bottom of any communications received from us. This will automatically suppress your email address from receiving future email marketing communications from our systems unless you choose to opt back in.

If you wish to exercise your right to be removed from our telemarketing list, please let the caller know at the time of calling and they will make sure your number is suppressed unless you opt back in.

In addition, to the extent permitted by the laws of your country, you may have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes. If your objection is not to direct marketing in general but to direct marketing by a particular channel e.g. email or telephone, it would help us if you can specify the channel you are objecting to.

Further, to the extent permitted by the laws of your country, you may also have the right to access, correct, delete, restrict, be forgotten, or object to the processing of, or request data portability of the personal data collected about you subject to some conditions and exceptions. You can find out more about these rights in the EU by reading the General Data Protection Regulation here:

We will take all reasonable steps to delete your personal data from our system(s) upon request unless restricted by law. We may keep a copy for as long as is necessary in our opinion, in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. In most cases, we will respond to any of your above-mentioned requests within one month but we reserve the right to verify your identity before dealing with your request.

Data protection registration

If you wish to inquire about or rely on any of these rights please send the details of your request to our Data Protection Officer email

You may also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection regulator. Our lead regulator is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), whose contact details are as follows:

How do you contact us?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, we encourage you to contact us at