Privacy Statement – MACE.ie
MACE Ireland (known as MACE, owned and operated by BWG Foods (BWG) in Ireland) respects and seeks to preserve the privacy of all our website users. Any personal information provided by you to BWG will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulations.
This Privacy Statement relates only to websites hosted under the MACE.ie domain, BWG therefore does not accept responsibility for the privacy practices of any external websites.
Nothing in this policy should be construed as creating any contractual right or duty. BWG reserves the right to amend or replace this statement at any time.
Processing of Personal Information
BWG will not collect any personal information from this website other than such information that has been volunteered on our contact form or from the competition entry forms.
Access and Rectification
MACE will endeavour at all times to keep only data that is necessary, fairly obtained and accurate. If you become aware of any inaccuracy in personal data held by MACE please let us know and we will rectify our records accordingly.
The website information is secured with SSL from the user’s browser to the website server.
Data Protection Notice
All personal data collected by MACE will be held by MACE in the strictest confidence and in compliance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, GDPR and with the MACE Data Protection Policy. Data gathered through this website is used solely for the stated purpose of responding to the query submitted. No personal data collected by MACE in this regard will be divulged to any 3rd party except where required by law.
MACE Subject Access Request Policy
Rights of a Data Subject
All individuals who are the subject of personal data held by MACE are entitled to:
- Know what, if any, personal or sensitive personal data MACE is holding;
- Know the purpose for which the data is held;
- A description of anyone that MACE may disclose the data to;
- Details of how the data was collected provided that the source are available to the controller;
- Request that any incorrect data be rectified with immediate effect; and,
- A copy of the data held (on receipt of €6.35 fee).
Making a Request
To see a copy of your own data held by MACE, you will need to submit a written request to the MACE Data Protection Officer enclosing proof of identity, such as staff ID card, or copy of driving licence or passport together with the administrative fee of €6.35 (cheque made payable to MACE).
You are encouraged to complete the Subject Access Request Form (see below) to assist MACE in accurately identifying the location(s) of the personal data. However, any request in writing is acceptable. MACE will respond as quickly as possible, but has a maximum of 40 calendar days to respond to your request once it has received all the relevant information.
Subject Access Requests from individuals must be made in writing and addressed to:
Data Protection Officer,
Alternatively, requests can be emailed to email@example.com. BWG will acknowledge your request as soon as it is received and will endeavour to give guidance on how and when the request will be fulfilled.
Exception to Subject Access Requests
Please note that Section 5 of the Data Protection Act provides that the right of access does not apply in a number of cases, in order to strike a balance between the rights of the individual, on the one hand, and the operational requirements of the organisation on the other. For this reason, there are circumstances under which MACE will withhold certain data from disclosure. These circumstances will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and in line with current Data Protection Legislation and best practice.
You may only request personal data held about yourself (or of a minor for whom you are parent/guardian). The Data Protection Officer will always verify the identity of anyone making a subject access request before handing over any information. You will be required to verify your identification before MACE can release any information to you.
Provided below is a standard Subject Access Request form to aid you in making any such requests. Utilizing this form and specifying exactly what data you require will aid MACE in fulfilling your request more promptly.