1. Introduction

Ready Chef Ltd. respects your right to privacy. This Privacy Policy explains who we are, how we collect, share, and use personal information about you, and how you can exercise your privacy rights.

2. Scope

This Privacy Policy applies to personal information collected through our website at [https://www.readychef.ie/] (“Website”) and is applicable to data subjects in Europe only (although similar rights may apply in some countries outside of Europe). 

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, please contact us using the following contact details:

3. What Does Ready Chef Do?

Ready Chef is a second generation family owned Irish business, specialising in the supply of fresh and prepared fruit and vegetables to all strands of the Irish food service sector. With a commitment to quality and sustainability, Ready Chef has become the trusted name and market leader in the industry. For more information about Ready Chef, please visit the “About Us” section of our Website.

4. What Personal Information Does Ready Chef Ltd Collect and Why?

Information that You Provide Voluntarily

Certain parts of our Website may ask you to provide personal information voluntarily. For example, we may request your contact details for  inquiries. 

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Information that We Collect Automatically

When you visit our Website, we may automatically collect certain information from your device. In some countries, including those in the European Economic Area, this information may be considered personal information. It may include your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser type, location data, and other technical information. We may also collect data on how your device interacts with our Website, such as pages accessed and links clicked.

This information is used for internal analytics and to enhance the quality and relevance of our Website.

For more details on the use of Cookies, please refer to our Cookies Policy.

We use the personal information we collect for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or as explained at the time of data collection.

6. Cookies and Similar Tracking Technology

We use cookies and similar tracking technology (“Cookies”) to collect and use personal information. To learn more about the types of Cookies, their purpose, and how to manage Cookies, please refer to our Cookies Policy.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving 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 visit our login page, 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.

7. How Does Ready Chef Ltd Keep My Personal Information Secure?

We employ appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard the personal information we collect and process, taking into account the risk of processing.

8. Data Retention

We retain personal information for as long as we have a legitimate business need to do so. When there is no longer a legitimate business need, we will either delete or anonymize the data or securely store it for future deletion.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

9. Your Data Protection Rights

As a data subject, you have the following rights:

– Access, correct, update, or request deletion of your personal information.

– Object to processing, request data processing restrictions, or request data portability.

– Opt-out of marketing communications at any time.

– Withdraw consent for processing where consent was the basis for collection.

– Lodge a complaint with a data protection authority.

We respond to all requests in accordance with applicable data protection laws. To exercise your rights, contact us using the information provided.

10. Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy in response to changing legal, technical, or business developments. We will inform you of significant changes and obtain your consent if required by data protection laws. Check the “last updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy to see when it was last revised.

11. How to Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, please contact us at sales@readychef.ie

112 Bann Road, Dublin Industrial Estate, Dublin 11