Privacy Policy

This document outlines our privacy policy. Privacy is critically important to us and this document outlines:

  • The information we collect;
  • The information you share with us;
  • What we do with that information;
  • Who we share this information with;
  • How we keep your information secure.

Who are we?

Leigh Catering is the trading name of Ruth Leigh, 1 Hall Farm Cottages, Pettistree, Suffolk, IP13 0NL

We provide catering for events.

The privacy policy applies to any information we collect about you when you use:

  • Our website – this includes leighcatering.co.uk
  • Our services – this is when you book our services.

Throughout this document we are going to refer to our websites and any services that we offer such as “services”.

This privacy policy explains what data we collect from you, what data you submit to us and why we require this data. We also explain how we share this data with other services and the reasons for this.

Information we collect

We only collect information if we have a reason for this such as if we need it to communicate with you or to provide you with a service. Sometimes we collect information in order to try and make our services better.

Below we outline the different ways in which we collect information from you.

Information you provide to us

Information that you provide to us when using our services is collected and stored. What we collect and store depends on the context. Here are some examples.

  • Basic contact information – this is usually for invoicing purposes and typically we need to collect your name, address, telephone number, email address  in order to meet regulations on financial transactions and invoicing.
  • Mailing list – if you have signed up for our mailing list we collect your first and last name and your email address.

Information we collect automatically

When you use our services we also collect some information automatically. Below is the information we may automatically collect from you.

  • Location information – we collect and determine your approximate location based on the IP address of your device. We collect this information so we can better understand how many people use our services from different countries for example. This helps us make them more accessible to people in those locations and improve our services.
  • Log information – when accessing our services we collect basic log information about the device you are using, the operating system it is running, its IP address, the language of the device, the browser being used and the date and time of access.
  • Cookies – We use cookies on our website in order to track anonymised usage of our services. This enables us to see which pages are clicked on by users as well as other information. You can of course switch off cookies in your browser. For information about the type of cookies this website uses please read our Cookie Policy.

How we use information

The information we collect, as outlined above is used in a number of different ways, some already mentioned above and as follows:

  • To provide our services – for example to setup your account with us in our accounting package so that we can issue invoices.
  • To communicate with you about a project, offers and promotions that we may think are of interest to you and to receive feedback from you about our service provided.
  • To improve our services and make them better for everyone.

Sharing information

We never sell your information to any third party, but we do share your information in the circumstances outlined below, with safeguards in place to help protect your privacy.

  • Third party vendors – to help us run our business we use several third party vendors to provide services to us, for example accounting software and payment providers. We need to provide them with your details so they carry out that services successfully and safely. We also use some services to store our data on such as Google docs. All this data is stored in a secure way (see below).
  • Business Transfers – in connection with any merger, sale of company assets, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company, or in the unlikely event that Leigh Catering goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would likely be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. If any of these events were to happen, this Privacy Policy would continue to apply to your information and the party receiving your information may continue to use your information, but only consistent with this Privacy Policy.
  • As Required by Law – we may disclose information about you in response to a court order, or other governmental request.
  • To Protect Rights and Property – we may disclose information about you when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Leigh Catering third parties, or the public at large. For example, if we have a good faith belief that there is an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury, we may disclose information related to the emergency without delay.

Security

Whilst nothing is ever 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction and we take reasonable measures to do so.

All the data we store on you is stored on servers or computers which use encryption when sending data from one device to another. Where services allow us to, we always use Two Factor Authentication to improve security of login information and reduce the risk of login information being used to gain unauthorised access.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Your Rights

You have several choices regarding the information we store about you:

  • Limit the information that you provide – you can choose to provide us with only the information we require to operate our services and not any optional information.
  • Opt-out of electronic communications – you may choose to opt out of receiving electronic communications from us by following the instructions in those messages. If you do opt out, we may still send you other messages such as those about your account (e.g. service expiration emails) and legal notices.
  • Set your browser to reject cookies – you can set your browser to reject cookies which will mean we will not track data from your we usually collect via cookies (see above). This comes with the drawback that some of our services may not operate or function properly without the aid of cookies.

Your “right to be forgotten”

You have a right to both access the information we hold from you as well as asking us to remove the information we hold from our systems. You can request either of these by contacting us on 01728 746599 or ruth@leighcatering.co.uk. If you request we delete your information, you understand this may mean that we cannot continue providing you with the service or product you are currently using. We will also request that other organisations we have shared your data with do the same. If you require a list of these organisations, please indicate this when contacting us with your request.

For further information on what these rights are please visit: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/

Transferring Information

Leigh Catering is primarily a UK based business but we do work with third party providers from across the world. By accessing or using our services or providing your information to us you consent to us processing, transferring and storing your information in countries which could be outside of the UK and/or different from your home country.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

What our clients say

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"We regularly recommend Ruth and her team to our clients who are always delighted with her service so we knew we wouldn’t be disappointed." Events Under Canvas
"The food was delicious and I really appreciated your relaxed and friendly manner despite all my guests arriving late! It was the perfect start to my birthday weekend."
"The day was truly magical, with everything going according to plan. What made it fantastic for us was feeling secure in the knowledge that you would be there at all the right times and in all the right places. "
"Everyone commented on how lovely the evening was, perfect food for the occasion and lovely people serving."
" I just wanted to say a massive thank you for Sunday. We couldn’t have been more delighted with you all or your Paella, it was all perfect, delicious and you were all delightful." Lucy
"A super huge huge thank you to you, Nick and Ruth for helping to make Saturday such a success! We had an absolute ball and everyone loved the tapas and the paella. Great service, great food" Jane
"Would recommend Ruth and her team without hesitation. Ruth was fantastic from the very beginning of our conversations and it was clear that she was on top of things at all times. She ran things so smoothly on the day, which took any stress away and allowed us to just enjoy our big day. " Amelia and Simon
"I was so confident that our catering would be perfect with Ruth. She had everything under control and project managed every part of the catering. I can't put into words how much easier this made the months and days leading up to my wedding day." Danielle
"The team were wonderful and thanks to you we had the most fabulous evening for my husband's 40th birthday party" Estella and Sam