Privacy

PRIVACY POLICY

By visiting biffenskitchen.com, you are consenting to my privacy policy.

OVERVIEW

Biffen’s Kitchen is committed to protecting your privacy online. This Privacy Policy describes the personal information I collect through this website at biffenskitchen.com, and how I collect and use that information.

The terms “I,” and “my,” refers to Biffen’s Kitchen.

The terms “user,” “you,” and “your” refer to site visitors, customers, and any other users of the site.

The term “personal information” is defined as information that you voluntarily provide to us that personally identifies you and/or your contact information, such as your name, phone number, and email address.

The term “Service” refers to all resource pages available and membership to biffenskitchen.com.

Use of biffenskitchen.com, including all materials presented herein and all online services provided by Biffen’s Kitchen is subject to the following Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to all site visitors, customers, and all other users of the site. By using the Site or Service, you agree to this Privacy Policy, without modification, and acknowledge reading it.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

This Site only collects the personal information you voluntarily provide, which may include:

  • Email Addresses
  • First and Last Name
  • Birthday – So I can wish you a Happy Birthday and send you a cake recipe.
  • Username and password for this service

The information you provide is used to process transactions, send periodic emails, and improve the service I provide.

I do share your information with trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business and servicing clients and visitors. These trusted third parties agree to keep this information confidential.

Your personal information will never be shared with unrelated third parties. Your information is important to me and I won’t be selling it on to unrelated third party users.

ACTIVITY

We may record information relating to your use of the Site, such as the searches you undertake, the pages you view, your browser type, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp information.

I use this type of information to administer the Site and provide the highest possible level of service to you.

I also use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site.

COOKIES

We may send cookies to your computer in order to uniquely identify your browser and improve the quality of our service.

The term “cookies” refers to small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the Site. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). You have the ability to accept or decline cookies using your web browser settings. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Site may not work properly or at all.

I may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them).

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies using your web browser settings. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Site may not work properly or at all.

If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Site may not work properly or at all. It’s in place to make your user experience quicker and more convenient. 

THIRD PARTY LINKS

The Site may contain links to third party websites. Except as otherwise discussed in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you on my Site. Other sites accessible through my site via links or otherwise have their own policies in regard to privacy. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third parties.

SECURITY

We maintain security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, misuse, or disclosure. However, no exchange of data over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure.

While I make every effort to protect your personal information shared with us through our Site, you acknowledge that the personal information you voluntarily share with me through this Site could be accessed or tampered with by a third party.

You agree that we are not responsible for any intercepted information shared through my Site without my knowledge or permission.

Additionally, you release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of such intercepted information in any unauthorised manner.

COOKIE OPT OUT

Gourmet Ads primary ad server is Appnexus and you can opt out of cookies from them by visiting ;
http://appnexus.com/platform-policy#choices and Opting Out.

You can also opt out of cookies using the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page at this page;
http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/

Finally, you can choose to disable or selectively turn off cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings.

UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION

You may access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by contacting me

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Site and this Policy periodically and to be aware of any modifications. We will notify you of any changes to this privacy policy by posting those changes on this page.

We will notify you of any changes to this privacy policy by posting those changes on this page.

Biffen’s Loyalty Club Terms and Conditions

Section 1. Purpose of T&Cs.

  • These terms and conditions will explain how you can earn points using our loyalty system, and furthermore how to use your points to claim rewards.
  • To take part in our loyalty program, all terms and conditions must be accepted by the user, including any subsequent updates.
  • By registering and taking part in our loyalty program you are taken to have read and agreed to these terms.

Section 2. Our promise to you.

We shall act both fairly and reasonably towards you, taking into account your—and our—respective interests. This will include whenever we are:

  1. Considering any requests made by yourself;
  2. Deciding whether to give our consent, or to exercise a right, discretion or remedy; or,
  3. Setting any conditions for doing any of these things.

Please note that we withhold the right to make or change a decision at any point, including where delays, temporary waivers, or deferences may occur.

Section 3. Points explained.

  1. Points do not have any monetary value, except to the extent specifically provided for by a reward. Points are not property and cannot be redeemed as cash.
  2. Points will be awarded for each eligible transaction made in our application for loyalty program members. Users must be signed up to our program to begin earning points.
  3. Points cannot be backdated nor transferred from other user accounts.
  4. A point will be earned for each visit where a value of £1.50 is  spent on an eligible transaction. Simply put, for every visit you spend on eligible purposes, you will gain one loyalty point (1 BiffCoin).
  5. Under no circumstances can points be sold.  
  6. We withhold the point to limit point earning eligibility on discounted or promotional purchases.

Section 4. Bonus Points.

  • During promotional periods, the number of points earned per pound spent may increase during promotional periods which will be clearly defined campaigns with start and end dates specified—in the event of no end date being specified, we reserve the right to end promotional period increased point earning at our own discretion.
  • Bonus points may differ in usability from that of ordinary points, as will be clearly defined during any promotional bonus point campaign.

Section 5. Displaying Points.

Your point balance will be displayed within your loyalty account. This balance will include:

  • Points awarded for eligible transactions debited to your loyalty account.

Section 6. Transactions Illegible for Earning Points.

There may be some transactions which can be made that will not earn points for your account. These may include:

  • Unauthorised purchases for which you are not liable.
  • Purchases made of promotional items noted not to be part of the points campaign.
  • Refunded purchases.

Section 7. Things That Can Reduce Your Balance.

Your loyalty points balance will be reduced when:

  • Yourself, or someone authorised by you, uses your points to claim a reward.
  • Your points expire, as stated in section 8.
  • A refund or reimbursement for a transaction previously made is debited to your user account. This may happen for a number of reasons, such as returning or cancelling unwanted goods or services.
  • There has been unauthorised transactions from your account for which you are not liable.
  • Points were incorrectly allocated to your points balance.
  • If we reasonably suspect you have behaved fraudulently in connection to your loyalty account and are not entitled to points earned.

When points decrease, this will be displayed by your updated points value in your loyalty account. The points value will be calculated using the rate at which the points were originally allocated.

8. Expiration of Points.

  • Points in your loyalty account must be claimed within 6 months from the date of the transaction earning those points. Points that remain unused after 6 months will expire and be forfeited.
  • Closure of your loyalty account will result in immediate expiration of your points. These points will be immediately forfeited and cannot be reactivated upon creating a new account.
  • If our loyalty program gets terminated by us, we will notify all loyalty users how long they have to use remaining points before final expiration.
  • No other users are eligible to use your points: If for whatever reason we are notified that your account has been compromised and given to another, we reserve the right to instantly expire remaining points. Should this happen incorrectly please contact us immediately.

9. Keeping Track of Points.

To keep track of points you have a range of options:

  • Access your loyalty account via our mobile app, whereby your current points balance will be clearly displayed on the front page.
  • Looking at your points statement will indicate when the next expiration of points will occur if unused.
  • Looking at your points statement will also show a history of earned, redeemed, or disqualified points.

10. Rewards Explained.

To thank users for their loyalty to our brand, we will have rewards available to be redeemed using your points.

  • The rewards available for redemption and the number of points required to redeem each reward at any given time will be set out in our loyalty program. You can view the available awards at any time through the loyalty section of our application. 
  • You can only claim rewards that are currently available and listed on our loyalty program at the time. Rewards are subject to availability, substitution, or cancellation. At any time and without prior notice we may change the available rewards by withdrawing, limiting, modifying or cancelling the continued availability of a reward—or the number of points required to obtain a particular reward.
  • In addition to these terms and conditions, rewards may be subject to some special additional terms. These terms may be imposed on us by a third party rewards provider.  Our responsibility in connection to rewards providers is limited, and explained in clause 11.

Except with our clear consent, after you have placed your request for a reward you cannot:

  • Return the reward, or receive a points refund/credit to your points balance.
  • Exchange the reward or receive any consideration—including for cash.
  • Replace the reward for the same, or another reward if your reward is lost, stolen or otherwise destroyed after it is delivered to you. This applies to all reward types including gift cards and vouchers.

Note that if someone other than yourself claims a reward on your behalf then these terms and conditions will apply as if you had claimed the reward. If we have been negligent or fraudulent then contact us immediately and we will assist with rectifying the situation.

11. Reward Responsibility.

We give no verbal, written or implied warranty about any Rewards provided under our loyalty scheme. In particular, we do not represent that any particular reward is suitable for a particular purpose for which you intend to use it.

Note that this does not prevent you from claiming against us whereby we supply services in connection with this loyalty program. If you are a consumer, consumer protection laws include non-excludable warranties which may entitle you to compensation and we can only limit our liability in the way and to the extent it’s permitted by those laws.

If we are liable for the breach of any term implied by law, our liability for loss or damage from the breach is limited to:

  • supplying the service again or paying the costs of having the service resupplied; or
  • replacement or repair of the reward or payment of the cost of replacing or repairing the reward.

Except to the extent provided by law we do not accept any liability for:

  • the loss, theft or destruction of a Reward;
  • loss arising from the death, injury or consequential loss arising from the supply of a Reward; or
  • any disruption to rewards, delay or inability to provide a reward caused by circumstances beyond our control like industrial disputes or acts of God.

We make every reasonable effort to ensure the description of offers in connection with bonus points, rewards and rewards provider terms are correct. However, we are necessarily reliant on the information provided by bonus points providers and rewards providers being accurate and for this reason we are not responsible for any inaccuracy in the description of a bonus points promotion or of a reward or any terms applicable to the reward.

12. Resolving Disputes.

Should have have a complaint in relation to our loyalty program, please contact our help team directly through our application.

We aim to resolve problems promptly. If we cannot find an instant solution we will let you know how long we expect it to take. Once we have completed our investigations we will let you know our decision, and the reasoning behind it.

We also welcome feedback directly as we strive to act in your interest and provide great customer service through fair decision making.

13. How to Communicate with Us.

As noted in section 12, you can contact us directly through our application.

If we need to contact you, we will send emails to the address you provided for your account. In case we need to update you urgently, our help team may phone the number attached to your account.

You are responsible for notifying us for any changes to your contact details.

14. Personal Information.

By signing up to our loyalty program, we will need to collect, hold, use, disclose information about you in connection with your account, points and rewards. Information will include certain personal information and transaction information relating to points earned and requests for rewards.

We will use this information for purposes of our loyalty program to provide and market rewards and services to you, including the products and services of our service providers and other third parties.

We may disclose this information to others in connection to our loyalty program including to:

  • Our service providers and agents engaged for the purpose of the administration provision of services relating to our loyalty program and the promotion of the program and available rewards.
  • Reward providers, and bonus point providers. This includes third parties engaged for the purposes of performing other services in connection with our loyalty program including the provision of a reward.

We treat all personal information with care and in accordance with our privacy policies.

We may also use or disclose your personal information to let you know about offers and news relating to our loyalty program electronically—e.g. email, SMS, and social media. We will act with your best interests in mind to communicate news to you, and you can let us know at any time if you no longer wish to receive our marketing. We will process this request as soon as practicable.

15. Loyalty Program Termination.

We may terminate our loyalty program at any time acting reasonably. Where possible, we will give you at least 90 days’ notice of the termination and cancellation of your loyalty account (if applicable). Circumstances where prior notice may not be possible include where we are affected by events outside our control (for example, one of our key Rewards partners terminates their arrangement with us or can no longer perform their obligations).

If we give you notice after termination, Points will only continue to be credited to your Points Balance in relation to transactions that occurred prior to the date of termination.

Any notice we give will include the general reasons for termination (if possible), and the time period available to you to use points in your points balance to claim rewards. We will define the time limit remaining before final expiration of all points.

Examples of when we may terminate include, but are not limited to:

  • where you are in default under these terms and conditions or the terms and conditions of another facility that the customer has with us;
  • where we believe on reasonable grounds that the continued operation of the account may cause loss to the Customer or us.

These examples are for guidance only and do not limit our ability to cancel the account.

16. Changes to Terms and Conditions.

We reserve the right to change and update our terms and conditions when required.  Whilst these changes may come without prior notice, we will notify users of any major updates to ensure full transparency.

CONTACT

If you have questions about my privacy policy, please contact me.

Updated: June 2022

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