Use and storage of your information
When you supply any personal information to ED&F MAN we have legal obligations towards you in the way we use such data. We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain how we will use it and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else.
In general, any personal information you provide to the ED&F Man group will be held and processed for our own internal business purposes. We do not pass on or sell online personal information to third parties. We will, however, disclose such information where we are obliged or permitted by law to do so.
If you are notified on an edfman.com site that your personal information may be used to allow us to contact you for "service administration purposes", this means that we may contact you for a number of purposes related to the service you have signed up for. For example, we may wish to provide you with password reminders or notify you that the particular service has been suspended for maintenance. We will not contact you for promotional purposes, unless you specifically agree to be contacted for such purposes at the time you submit your information on the site, or at a later time if you sign up specifically to receive such promotional information.
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met or, in the case of a registered service, you no longer wish to continue your membership.
We may share information within our organisation and in some cases it will be necessary to pass information to our employees, agents, contractors and subcontractors. Please note that by sending your personal information to us you are explicitly consenting to the processing and transfer of such information in this way.
Given the global nature of the ED&F MAN business, we may need to transmit your information to other members of ED&F MAN’s group which may involve the cross- border transfer of your information. We have taken the steps outlined in this notice to try to improve the security of your information but please note that by sending your personal information to us you are explicitly consenting to the cross-border transfer of such information.
We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
We are willing, on written request from you, to provide details of any personal information which you have provided us with (this may be at a small charge) and/or to cease to make use of your personal information for the purposes described above. We may require proof of identity from you prior to disclosing such information. This is in order to safeguard the security of your information.
If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to our website. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.
We are committed to protecting your privacy. Before providing us with any of your details, please read the following important information which explains our policy regarding the personal information we collect about you.
In addition to the information you submit to us via this site, we may collect information about visits to this site. We collect information on the page browser access. In collecting information about visits to this site, we may use “cookies” to identify the visitors. Such information enables website publishers to do useful things like find out whether a computer has visited the site before. It can help us improve the design and layout of our sites, provide you with a better online user experience and assist us to analyse the profile of our visitors. We gather information on the relative popularity of each page, the average number of pages accessed by visitors, the number of emails sent or files downloaded and the average time spent on the site. For example: if on a previous visit you went to our home page, we might find this out from your cookie and highlight home page information on your second and subsequent visits. None of this information is linked back to you as an individual.
A cookie is a small piece of text which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website's computer and stored on your computer's hard drive. Most browsers will automatically accept a cookie but it is possible to set your browser to notify you prior to it being sent and at which point you can accept or reject it.
Setting your computer to reject cookies means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to you and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of our features. However, you can still browse our website anonymously until such time as you wish to register for one of our services. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. For further information on cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org.
We may provide hyperlinks from this site to websites of third parties. Please note that this privacy statement applies only to the contents of this site and not to those websites to which we may provide a link.
If any information with which you have provided us becomes inaccurate or out of date, or if you have any queries about this privacy statement, please contact us via this site.
When using your personal information the ED&F Man group will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.