This privacy notice explains, how Gastro Worldwide uses the personal information we collect from Data Subjects, either through using our website or in any other way, electronically, verbally or in writing.


  • Data controller 

  • Basis for collecting your data (lawful processing) 

  • Marketing

  • Recipients of data and data transfers

  • Sensitive Information

  • Categories and type of Personal Data collected

  • Cookies

  • Retention policy

  • Your Rights as a data subject

  • Automated decision making

Data controller

Gastro Worldwide, is a data controller as defined by the General Data Protection Regulations. Gastro Worldwide can be contacted by telephone number +44 (0)1293 411733. Our Data Protection Officer is provided by Compliance and Privacy Solutions Ltd and can be contacted at


Data Privacy law defines the basis by which we can lawfully collect and process personal data. For our data processing purposes, we have determined the following:

To enter into or in pursuance of a contract: 

We will collect personal data when engaging with individuals to enter into a contract, such as an employment contract or commercial agreement. We will continue to process that data for the duration and often subsequently after the contract expires or is terminated.

Legitimate Interest: 

We will collect and process personal data where it is in the legitimate interest of Gastro Worldwide to do so. Specifically, we use legitimate interest in relation to our clients and in order to identify prospective clients and if engaged, we continue to process personal data to manage our commercial relationship. This will include but not limited to the continued processing (retention) of records of our transactions and interactions. A legitimate Interest Assessment has been conducted to ensure that the legitimate interests of the organisation does not outweigh that of the data subject. The data collected will not be used for any unlawful or unethical purpose.

Direct marketing

We want to bring you news of promotions that are relevant to your interests at particular times. We undertake this direct marketing as a legitimate interest activity for our company. We take care to only contact those that represent corporate entities and we will always remind you of your right to object to marketing and provide an easy option to prevent any further marketing material being sent. We have conducted a Legitimate Interest Assessment to ensure your rights are not over ridden by our legitimate interest activities.

Data recipients and data transfers

We do not sell any of your personal data to any third party – including your name, address, email address or credit card information. Gastro Worldwide share personal data with service providers such as logistics companies, when we ship orders, accountants and insurance brokers.

Also, we may share your personal information with printing and mailing companies, as well as email service providers and other delivery companies.

We may disclose your personal data with law enforcement and fraud prevention agencies, so we can help tackle fraud or where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person, or in connection with the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. Data is not transferred outside of the EU/ EEA.


To make our website work properly, we place small data files called cookies on your device.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. Our cookies and similar technologies have different functions. They are either necessary for the functioning of our services, help us improve our performance, give you extra functionalities. We use cookies and similar technologies that only remain on your device for as long as you keep your browser active (session) and cookies and similar technologies that remain on your device for a longer period (persistent).You are free to block, delete, or disable these cookies if your device permits so. You can manage your cookies and your cookie preferences in your browser or device settings.

It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Cookies we use are:





2 years

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s session


2 years

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s session


30 minutes

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s session


30 minutes

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s session


2 years

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s session

Sensitive information

Gastro Worldwide does not process sensitive data as defined by Article 9 of the GDPR. 

Categories and types of data we collect

We process the following data of our customers:

  • Name

  • Address

  • Phone number

  • Email address

We process the following data of contractors:

  • Name

  • Address

  • Phone number

  • Email address

  • Bank Account

We process the following data of our suppliers:

  • Name

  • Address

  • Phone number

  • Email address

  • Bank Account


This data is collected in relation to engaging in commercial relationships with Gastro Worldwide, also in relation to your communications and interaction with us. This can include emails, text messaging, postal service delivery, social media posting or other any other form of communication. In addition to the lawful purpose described previously for the above categories, we have a legitimate interest purpose to collect and retain this data to enable and improve our communication and for record keeping purposes.

The data we collect from our data subjects is obtained directly from the data subject themselves or is obtained from sources such as social media platforms. Please see our Cookie Policy for information on the data collected by our website.

Retention policy

The data we collect directly from you is the minimum we require to facilitate the lawful processing described above. Personally Identifiable Data placed on our system will be deleted in accordance with legal obligations, such as HMRC rules. Outside of that Gastro Worldwide has developed a retention policy to ensure personal data is held only for as long as is required for the purpose we collected it or for our legitimate purposes. Generally, financial data will be held for 7 years and employment data typically 6 years.

Data storage and security

We store data within our own physical network and on our virtual servers within our outsourced cloud providers (Microsoft) environment. Our virtual servers are backed up into our cloud environment and we take care to ensure that data held locally is backed up to avoid accidental loss. Our computer terminals have industry standard firewalls, antivirus and anti-malware installed and updated. We have a process in place to mitigate the impact of any data breach that should occur.

Your rights as a data subject

The regulations provide a number of rights to you as the Data Subject. Gastro Worldwide is committed to upholding those rights and those applicable to the personal information we collect and process are listed below. In addition to these rights, you have the right to escalate any concern to the Supervisory Authority, which in the UK is the Information Commissioners Office A full and detailed explanation of all rights can be found at

  • The Right to be Informed – you should be clear about what, why and in what way your personal information will be processed at the time it is processed. This privacy policy sets out that information.

  • Right of Access – you have the right to know what personal information is held, by whom and why. 

  • The Right to Rectification – If the information we have collected and processed is inaccurate or incomplete, you have the right to have it rectified. 

  • Right to Erasure – You have the right to have your personal data erased and to prevent processing in some specific situations.

  • Right to Restrict Processing -  If you contest the accuracy of the personal data we hold, we will restrict the processing of your data until accuracy is verified. 

  • Right to Data Portability You have the right to move, duplicate or transfer your data easily from one IT environment to another in a safe and secure way.

  • Right to Object You have the right to object to profiling and direct marketing.

  • You also have rights in relation to automated decision making.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK’s supervisory body, The Information Commissioners Office

Automated decision making

Gastro Worldwide does not conduct automated decision making.

Third party websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to Gastro Worldwide, so if you follow a link to another website, you should read that organisation’s own privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under review and we will place any updates on our website. This privacy policy was last updated in October 2018

How to contact us

For further information in relation to data privacy ,you can write to us at this address:

Gastro Worldwide

International House, Unit D2
Old Brighton Rd, Lowfield Heath
Crawley, West Sussex
RH11 0PR, United Kingdom

Or, email