Privacy Policy

Last updated 17 December 2007.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and understand that when you give personal information to us that you expect and trust us to take proper care with it. This Privacy Policy explains the data we store about you, how we use it, and your rights to see the data we hold about you. If you have any queries concerning the personal data we hold or our processing please email us at

1. The information we collect and how we use it.
1.1.  At registration we collect personal details sufficient to enable us to process your orders. We may also collect some information from you on your preferences. We store this data electronically. We do this so we can recognise you as a registered customer. This also allows us to automate some of the data entry in the checkout process making your shopping experience a better one. You can review and change your account details at any time on the "Your Account" webpage.
1.2. When you submit an order we collect the details of your shopping and your credit or debit card information. We store this information electronically. We use this information to process your order and to create a history of your shopping. The history of your shopping is used to create lists of your favourites which you can use to reduce the time it takes you to place an order.
1.3. Email correspondence with you will be stored for reference. We do this for monitoring the service that we give to you and any customer complaints.
1.4. Telephone calls with you may be recorded by voice or transcript. We do this for monitoring the service that we give to you and any customer complaints.

2. Who we may disclose your information to.
2.1. Our Internet Store provider, Trana eCommerce Ltd.
2.2. Credit reference agencies and fraud prevention schemes.
2.3. Debt collection agencies.

We will not disclose your information to any third party for marketing purpose unless you agree otherwise.

3. Cookies.
To use the website you will need to have cookies enabled on your web browser. We do not use or create cookies that can be used by themselves to identify you.
A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value.

The two types of cookies are used on this website are:
a) Session Cookies - temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site.
b) Persistent cookies - remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).

Session cookies are used:
a) To allow you to carry information across pages of our site and avoid having to re-enter information.
b) To allow you to maintain a shopping basket

Persistent cookies are used:
a) To remember who you are so you do not have to login on a return visit.

You can find out more about cookies by visiting

4. Your rights.
You have the right to access the personal data that is held about you. To obtain a copy of the personal data that Walter Smith Fine Foods holds about you please write to us at the following address:

Walter Smith Fine Foods Ltd
Federation House
383 Garretts Green Lane
B33 0UB
United Kingdom

enclosing your postal details and a cheque for £10 payable to Walter Smith Fine Foods Ltd.


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