Privacy Policy

Our Privacy and Cookies Policy Privacy At Dopson Butchers (“The Company”), we understand that your privacy is important to you. The Company is committed to protecting the privacy of your personally identifiable information as you use this site. The scope of The Company’s commitment and how we use and protect any information that you give us is described in this Privacy Policy. By submitting information, you agree to The Company’s use of such information as described herein. Please see our Terms of Use for more information about our on-line terms and policies in general. The Company is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. The Company may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page periodically to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 17th May 2018. What we collect (including personally identifiable information) The Company collects personally identifiable information (PII) on certain areas of the site when users register to buy our products, request information, sign up for offers or events, apply for jobs, and participate in user posting areas (such as bulletin boards, discussion forums, and surveys). The sort of information we may collect includes the following:

Name and delivery details:

Contact information including email address and/or telephone number Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or services provided Technology information e.g. IP address and browsing patterns What we do with the information we gather: The Company may use your PII to understand your needs, fulfill your requests for information, provide you with a better service and process your requests to participate in our events. In particular we may use your information for the following reasons:

Internal record keeping.

We may use the information to improve our products and services. We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, services or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. We may use the information to consider job applications and requests for employment opportunities. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

How long we hold your information:

We are required to keep transaction and invoice information for six years for UK tax and accounting purposes.

We use the following external data processors:

MailChimp (email advertising and communication). Google Analytics (website analysis). Data Security The Company is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures and standards of operational security to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Only authorised Company personnel are provided access to PII and these people are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, The Company cannot guarantee that unauthorised persons will not obtain access to your PII.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small data file which asks permission to be stored on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or can let you know when you visit and then re-visit a particular site by remembering your details. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. Users are able to refuse all cookies by turning them off in the web browser itself. More information on cookies can be found at We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. These are known as session cookies. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which products and pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from completing online orders and taking full advantage of the website. We are aware of the EU Directives 2009/136/EC which came into force in the UK on 26th May 2011 and the GDPR directive, which is active from 25th May 2018. We are currently reviewing our privacy policy and website practices and considering how best to implement the changes that are required to the way that we use cookies on the website as a result of this new law. We plan to update the privacy policy accordingly in line with current legislation.

Links to other websites

The Company website may contain links to other third-party websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question. It should be noted that any links do not constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation of any third party.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your PII to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen via the online form.

Our trading terms and conditions

Please see our Terms and Conditions