Privacy & Conditions of Use

Conditions of Use

The information on this page details how you may use this website (“Site”) and other online services provided by United Biscuits (UK) Limited. Your access and use of this Site and its contents is subject to the terms and conditions of these Conditions of Use and all applicable laws. By accessing and using this Site you (the “User” or “you”) accept and agree to these without limitation or qualification. This website is owned and operated by United Biscuits (UK) Limited (the “Company” or “we”).
The Company's registered office is located at Hayes Park, Hayes End Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB4 8EE.

Privacy Policy

Please review our Privacy Policy for how we collect, use, disclose and manage your personal information.

General Restrictions

  • This Site may only be used by you for your own personal, non-commercial use.

  • You may not copy, reproduce, reuse, adapt, retransmit, publish, post, upload, modify, broadcast or distribute any Site Content in any way, including for any public or commercial purpose whatsoever, without our prior written consent. Where we provide specific functionality on the Site to allow you to share Site Content, then you may share Site Content using that functionality.

  • You may not use any third parties' likeness, names and/or properties without their express permission.

  • You may not send any material to or via the Site (including via any Site functionality which allows you to share Site Content) that is unlawful, harmful (including any virus, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, indecent or profane or that could constitute or encourage a violation of any law or is likely to offend.

  • We may review, edit or delete material you or others send to this Site.

  • We may cancel any registration or account on this Site at any time, without notice or liability, for any reason, including if technical problems, irregularities or misuse occurs.

Waiver

The Company has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all information provided through the Company's Site is accurate at the time of inclusion, however, there may be inadvertent and occasional errors for which the Company apologises.

The Company makes no representations or warranties about the information provided through this Site, including hypertext links or any other items used either directly or indirectly from the Company's Site, and reserves the right to make changes and corrections at any time, without notice. The Company accepts no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in the Company's Site and any decisions based on information contained on this Site are the sole responsibility of the visitor. The Company accepts no liability for any direct, special, indirect or consequential damages, or any other damages of whatsoever kind, resulting from whatever cause through the use of any information obtained either directly or indirectly from the Company's Site.

The Company makes no representations or warranties about the information provided through this Site, including hypertext links or any other items used either directly or indirectly from the Company's Site, and reserves the right to make changes and corrections at any time, without notice. The Company accepts no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in the Company's Site and any decisions based on information contained on this Site are the sole responsibility of the visitor. The Company accepts no liability for any direct, special, indirect or consequential damages, or any other damages of whatsoever kind, resulting from whatever cause through the use of any information obtained either directly or indirectly from the Company's Site.

Ownership of material

Subject to the application of the Privacy Policy to personal data, any material you send to this Site, either by email, upload, post or otherwise transmitted, will be deemed non-confidential and non-proprietary.

This includes data, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas or other information, material or property.

Trade marks

All trade marks on this Site are registered Trade Marks of United Biscuits (UK) Limited.

Copyright

All material on this Site is copyright (c) 2014 United Biscuits (UK) Limited, except where specifically stated otherwise.

Visitors may not copy, distribute, sell, publish, display, transmit, reproduce or decompile any part of the material by any means (electronic or not) or for any purpose including in any derivative works.

Jurisdiction

The Site is controlled and operated from the Company's Registered Office (regardless of where hosting servers are located). All matters relating to the Site are governed by the laws of England and Wales and venue for any legal proceeding relating to the Site shall be in appropriate courts located in England. We do not warrant or imply that the Site or materials on it are appropriate for outside of England and Wales.

Contact

If you have a question or comment on McVitie's or this Site, please contact McVitie's Consumer Careline on FREEPHONE UK 0500 011 710 or Republic of Ireland 1800 409 317, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Alternatively you can write to us at McVitie's Consumer Services Department
FREEPOST NAT 4520, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1NZ.
*FREEPOST is only available to mainland U.K and Northern Ireland residents.

Privacy policy

As detailed in our Conditions of Use, this website is owned and operated by United Biscuits (UK) Limited (the “Company” or “we”).

The Company's registered office is located at Hayes Park, Hayes End Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB4 8EE.
We respect your privacy. This Privacy Policy outlines the information we collect and how we use it. This Policy applies solely to information collected through this Site and not other sources.

Conditional Use of this Site

Your access to and use of this website and its contents (the "Site") is subject to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy" or "Policy"), the Conditions of Use posted on this Site , and all applicable laws. By accessing and using this Site, you (the "User" or "you") accept and agree to these without limitation or qualification.

Collection of your Personal Information

We collect personal information about you (i.e. information which may identify you in some way, such as your name, gender, age, other contact details such as telephone number, email address etc) through this Site only when you voluntarily submit it and through our cookies (see our Cookie Policy for more information). Providing personal information is up to you. If you do not want your personal information collected, please do not submit it (or do not give the appropriate cookie consent).

Use of your Personal Information

We may use your personal information as follows:

  • To contact you for your opinions on the Company's products services or websites.

  • To improve our Site, products and services, and to deliver content that is customised to your interests.

  • To provide you with product information or promotional and other offers from us or our Related Parties*.

    * However, at the point of collection of your information we will provide you either an "opt in" or "opt out" mechanism depending on the circumstances of the data collection and the use to which such data is to be put. An "opt-in" mechanism will provide you the opportunity to positively indicate that you would like or do not object to our sending you such further communications and we will not send you any unless you have "opted-in". An "opt-out" mechanism will provide you the opportunity to indicate that you do not want us to send you such further communications, and if you "opt-out" we will not send you any.

    Either way, opting-in or opting-out will be up to you and, in addition, if you do not want us to use your personal information for a particular purpose or disclose it to a third party, you may "opt-out" at any time. Specific opt-outs may be provided at the point of collection or along with the email communications sent to you.

  • For other purposes set out when your information is collected or in any additional terms and conditions applicable to the particular feature of the Site.

  • For disclosures required by law, regulation or court order.

  • For the purpose of or in connection with legal proceedings or necessary for establishing, defending or exercising legal rights.

  • In an emergency to protect the health or safety of Site users or the general public or in the interests of national security.

Except as provided herein, we will not provide any of your personal information to any third parties without your specific consent.

How we share your information

We do not sell or otherwise disclose personally identifiable information about our Site visitors, except as described here. We do not share your personally identifiable information with unaffiliated third parties for their own marketing purposes without your consent.

We may share personally identifiable information among the Company our brands and Related Parties. We may also share the information with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf, such as to host our website or provide customer service. These service providers may have access to personally identifiable information about our Site visitors if it is needed to perform their functions for the Company, but they are not authorised by the Company to use the information except as necessary to perform services on the Company's behalf or to comply with legal requirements. In addition, we may disclose information where we think it is necessary to investigate or prevent an actual or suspected crime or injury to ourselves or others, if required by law, or in response to a request from law enforcement authorities or other government officials. We may conduct joint promotions with other companies. With your consent, we may share with our promotional partners (and their service providers) certain personally identifiable information as necessary to conduct the promotion. We will not share this information with our promotional partners for any other purpose unless you consent to such sharing.

If you submit comments to us on social media, we may publish your comments or our responses to them on this Site.

Children

We take protection of children's privacy seriously. We operate this website in compliance with all applicable law in the below Jurisdiction. Children under the age of 16 should have a parent/guardian's consent before providing any personal information to the website. We will not require or request children under this age to provide more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the applicable activity on the Site. If we determine upon collection that a user is under this age, we will not use or maintain his/her personal information without the parent/guardian's consent. Without such consent, though, the child may not be able to participate in certain activities. However, in certain circumstances, we may maintain and use such information (in accordance with the rest of this Policy and applicable law) in order to notify and obtain consent from the parent/guardian and for certain safety, security, liability and other purposes permitted under applicable law.

Collection of Additional Information

We use "cookie" technology and IP addresses to automatically collect technical non- personally identifiable information on our Site. This might include your type of Internet Browser or computer, the domain name of your Internet Service Provider, number of page visits and the character and duration of such visits. We also track the number of visitors to our website in an aggregate form. Personally identifiable information is not extracted in this process. This information helps us keep our website fresh and interesting to our visitors and tailor content to a visitor's interests. We may disclose certain non-personally identifiable information to potential partners, advertisers (who may use this information to provide advertisements tailored to your interests) or other third parties, but we will not disclose any personally identifiable information, except as provided in this Policy and our Cookie Policy.
Certain functionality offered on our Site uses cookies in order to operate and requires your personal details e.g. in order to connect with us on social media. We will obtain your consent before placing these cookies.

Also, we may allow third parties that serve advertisements on our Site (including our promotion partners) or have functionality connected to our Site to place and access cookies on your computer, but they will not be able to access our cookies. Please refer to our Cookie Policy for more details.

You may set your computer browser to disable cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable cookies, we may be unable to optimise your visit to our website and certain features may not be available.

Security of your Information

The security of personally identifiable information is important to us. We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect unauthorised use, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the personally identifiable information we collect on this Site. However, we cannot guarantee the security of such information. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we disclaim all liability and responsibility for any Damages you may suffer due to any loss, unauthorised access, misuse or alteration of any information you submit to this Site.

Access rights

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to our data protection compliance officer by email writing to United Biscuits (UK) Limited at Hayes Park, Hayes End Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB4 8EE.
If you think any information we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, please write or as soon as possible. We will correct or update any information as soon as possible.

Other

Jurisdiction

The Site is controlled and operated from the Company's Registered Office (regardless of where hosting servers are located). All matters relating to the Site are governed by the laws of England and Wales and venue for any legal proceeding relating to the Site shall be in appropriate courts located in England. We do not warrant or imply that the Site or materials on it are appropriate for outside of England and Wales.

Severability

If for any reason, any provision herein is found void or unenforceable, it will be severed to the extent void or unenforceable and the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.

Definitions/Interpretation

"Damages" means any and all direct, special, indirect, consequential or punitive loss or other damages of any kind (whether in contract, including fundamental breach, tort, including negligence, or otherwise).
"including" means "including, but not limited to".
"materials sent to the Site" (and "materials you send to the Site" and other like terms) means anything emailed, uploaded, posted or otherwise transmitted or sent to or via the Site (whether information, text, material, data or code or other) by you or another user.
"Related Parties" means all of our parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, Site Developers and other promotional partners.
"Site Developer" means any party involved in creating, producing, delivering or maintaining the Site.

Changes

Please note, we may change information on this Site and/or this Policy, at any time without notice. You should regularly review this Policy for any changes. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Policy on this Site. By continuing to use the Site, you agree to any changes, and by providing continued access to the Site we are providing you consideration for agreement to such changes.

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