State Bidco Limited is the fast growing owner of the UK’s three leading discount dining clubs, tastecard (Taste Marketing Limited), Gourmet Society (Simard Limited) and Hi-Life (Hi-Life Diners Club Limited). DCG are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy whilst remaining compliant with The General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and the Data Protection Act (DPA). In order for us to drive compliance, we have a Personal Information Management System which is compliant with BS 10012:2017 Data Protection. State Bidco are the Data Controller and have an appointed Data Protection Officer whom can be contacted via email; DPO@diningclubgroup.co.uk You can also contact DCG via post at; Birkby Grange, 85 Birkby Hall Road, Birkby, Huddersfield, England, HD2 2XB.
State Bidco have a legitimate interest in further processing the information which is provided by customers at the point of sale for marketing purposes.
We may also use your information for other specific legitimate purposes such as:
We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties, such as but not limited to; participating restaurants or Livebookings Holdings Limited, trading as Bookatable, to use your data to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we may contact you about these by post or telephone.
We do not sell, rent or lease customer lists to third parties. We may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, we may share data with trusted partners to help us perform affiliate marketing, statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to us, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail, SMS, Push, Phone) or post with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.
If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties, such as participating restaurants or Bookatable, to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this or have a legitimate interest.
We may collect and process the following data about you:
State Bidco are required to transfer the personal information provided by its customers to third parties in order to fulfil contractual obligations. The following are categories of recipients that customer information could be transferred to:
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions are encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group (State Bidco Limited), which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006. We will not disclose your information to any of the relevant third parties listed above for marketing purposes. Our Data Protection Officer can provide you with contact details of our third parties upon request if required. You are able to do this by emailing our Data Protection Officer at DPO@diningclubgroup.co.uk.
State Bidco has one information system that requires them to transfer personally identifiable information to a third party located in a third country, e.g. USA, controls are in place to ensure that the level of protection is not undermined and that security controls are at a level to commensurate with the type of information being transferred. This is applicable to the email ticketing system. Aside from this, we ensure that all other personally identifiable information held on our customers and employees remains within the EEA. You can get an explanation of our safeguards by emailing DPO@diningclubgroup.co.uk.
State Bidco retain all customer information for 5 years after they last interacted with us. Where there has been a period of 5 years after the end of membership and where has been no interaction between the organisation and the customer within this time, their information is erased and securely disposed of.
You have the right to make a Subject Access Request to State Bidco’s Data Protection Officer in the event that you wish to determine what information we hold on you. We welcome these requests and aim to respond within 72 working hours of receipt.
You have the right to request your data to be erased. This can be done by contacting DPO@diningclubgroup.co.uk. Please bear in mind this is not an absolute right and there maybe instances where we cannot completely erase your data (e.g. When the personal data is required for the exercise of legal claims), if an exception does come up this will be discussed with you when you make the request.
You have the right to rectification. If you notice that any of your details are incorrect please contact the customer service team who will be more than happy to rectify this. We will also send transactional reminders to request that you notify us of any changes to your personal data so that we can keep your data up to date.
You have the right to portability. This is where you would like to transfer your data to another organisation. To request this, please contact DPO@diningclubgroup.co.uk. We will provide this within a structured CSV file for you to provide to a third party.
You also have a right to lodge a complaint with the Supervisory Authority (Information Commissioners Office in the UK), should you feel that we have not handled your information in line with legislative and regulatory requirements.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.
We use systems that enable us to link your social media accounts to your account if registered with the same email address. This enables us to tailor our promotions and products as best as possible.
Where you have provided us with a mobile number, we may market to you using SMS and Push notification interactions.
Our systems are set up to enable us to collect information on your dining history and spending history inclusive of savings made when using one of dining club cards, we link this data to your profile so that we can determine what other deals or informational emails may be of interest to you.
You have the ability to stop this profiling activity by doing two things. The first is by turning off location services on your mobile device. The second is by not using the mobile applications and only using the physical cards.
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, geographic location (if you allow when prompted by your browser), operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns.
In the event that you wish to alter your Privacy settings or opt-out, you are able to do this by emailing our Data Protection Officer at DPO@diningclubgroup.co.uk.