Privacy Policy

04 May 2018

Boston Tea Party Cafes (BTP) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people, how we use it, and how we keep it secure. By using our website, contacting us or working with us you’re agreeing to be bound by this policy. Any questions regarding this policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to hello@bostonteaparty.co.uk, by writing to Boston Tea Party Cafes, 75 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5PF, or by telephone on 0117 923 9751.

How and why we collect information

On our website

As with most websites, if you use our website and accept cookies, Google Analytics will let us know which pages have been visited, but this is the data of all our users, and you are unidentifiable as an individual. We just use the information to help us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service. It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences.

If you get in touch

If you contact us through the website with feedback on one of our cafes, we store this for analysis and to get in touch with you if required. We will only identify you by your first name, and you are under no obligation to give this. This helps us improve our offer and service within the cafes. This is stored securely in the Sprinklr system, you can view their privacy policy here
We’ll ask for your name, email address and nearest café if you sign up for our newsletter, and this is stored securely by Mailchimp. We send an email about once a fortnight, with stories and funny stuff that we liked, as well as the odd email about our new dishes and drinks. We’ll only ever use your information for this purpose, and won’t share it with anyone else. You’re free to unsubscribe from this list at any time by emailing hello@bostonteaparty.co.uk, or clicking the link in the email.

When you apply for a job
We work with Leisure Jobs for all our recruitment activities. They store all data on their servers, you can view their privacy policies here for Leisure Jobs and here for Gumtree.
If you send us your CV and ask for us to keep it on file, we’ll store this securely for 6 months and then permanently delete it.

How we use the information

We will only use your information for the explicit purpose for which you have given it. For example, if you have applied for a job with us, this will only be used by our HR department. We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or if is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Who has access to your information

Just us friendly folk here at Boston Tea Party. We will not sell, share or rent your information to third parties.

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at hello@bostonteaparty.co.uk. You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website and activities‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

Policy Review
We keep this policy under regular review. This policy was last updated in May 2018.

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