Cookies & Privacy Policy

Cookie Policy

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What are cookies?

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How do we use cookies?

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  • their purpose and the reason why they are being used, (e.g. to remember users’ actions, to identify the user, for online behavioural advertising)
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  • the types of cookies used (e.g. session or permanent, first or third-party)
  • who controls/accesses the cookie-related information (website or third party)
  • that the cookie will not be used for any purpose other than the one stated
  • how consent can be withdrawn.



A number of our pages use cookies to remember:

  • your display preferences, such as contrast colour settings or font size
  • if you have already replied to a survey pop-up that asks you if the content was helpful or not (so you won’t be asked again)
  • if you have agreed (or not) to our use of cookies on this site

Also, some videos embedded in our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you visited.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

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.




Privacy Policy

This is the privacy notice of The Shellfish Association of Great Britain. It explains why we collect personal information, how we use it and the legal rights of people whose personal information we hold.


Why do we collect personal information?

We collect, use and store personal information for our legitimate business interests, the legitimate interests of our Members and the general public, and so that we can:

  • administer our membership records and activities including fundraising
  • maintain our accounting records
  • support and manage our staff and volunteers
  • provide information about our services
  • if necessary, confirm someone’s identity
  • bring or defend legal actions
  • detect crime and prevent fraud
  • understand our Members’ needs and requirements
  • comply with The Companies Act requirements and other legal obligations
  • send information and documents about Association matters
  • notify changes to our services
  • deal with complaints


What sort of personal information do we collect?

Personal information is anything that can identify a living person. The information we collect may include:

  • name and address
  • telephone number and email address
  • bank account details


Sharing personal information

We share personal information with our fellow directors. They run our day-to-day business.

We may also give personal information to fraud prevention agencies. The police and other law enforcement authorities can ask for personal information to detect or prevent crime or to comply with legal obligations. If they ask, we have to give the information.

We will not give information to anyone else unless:

  • the person agrees
  • we are allowed or required by law to disclose it
  • we are involved in a merger, reorganisation, transfer or dissolution

We do not give personal information to any other organisation for their own marketing purposes; and we do not transfer any personal information outside the European Economic Area (EEA).


How long do we keep personal information?

We will only keep the information for as long as we need to use it, for the purposes it was given to us and for our business needs, or as required by law or regulation. When we no longer need to keep personal information we will securely and confidentially destroy it. THE SHELLFISH ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN

Registered Office – Fishmongers’ Hall, London Bridge, London EC4R 9EL


Can you tell us to stop using your personal information?

If the only reason we hold your information is because you have agreed we can, you can tell us to stop using all or part of it.


Legal rights

The law gives special rights to people whose personal information we hold. They have the right to:

  • know if we hold their information
  • know what we use it for
  • know what sort of information we hold
  • know who we share it with
  • know how long we will keep the information
  • receive a copy of the information we hold
  • have irrelevant information deleted
  • have any inaccuracies corrected
  • restrict the way we use their information until inaccuracies are corrected
  • in some cases, have the information deleted from our records.


Who do I need to contact about the information you hold about me or if I have a concern or complaint?

If you have any questions about why we collect and use your information, or:

  • if you want a copy of it
  • if you are unhappy with the way we are using your information
  • you believe we should not be using it


please contact us:

The Information Officer

The Shellfish Association of Great Britain

Fishmongers’ Hall

London Bridge




You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). You can contact the ICO by:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane