Privacy Policy

Your data security is important to us

This is a summary of the Privacy Policy for Tante Marie Limited, 57 Commercial Way, Woking. Surrey. GU21 6HN which is the data controller for information collected through our website, enrolment forms, job application forms and through the course of providing cookery training. This policy informs you how we collect, use and protect your information. At Tante Marie Limited we are committed to being transparent and fair about data collection and processing. Our full Privacy Policy is available on request.

Why we collect information about you

It is necessary for us to Process personal data of individuals, students, job applicants and employees for the following reasons:

  • We will need the information in order to identify the individual for the purposes of recruitment;
  • We will need to maintain that information for the general purposes of the ongoing employment relationship including performing the employment contract and maintaining the health and safety of individuals on our premises.
  • We will need the information in order to deliver the education services, in some cases leading to accredited qualifications.
  • External organisations, such as qualifications awarding bodies and government agencies require us to gather, Process and retain certain data.
  • In certain circumstances, customers ask us to send them information about courses, special offers or promotions we may run from time to time.

What information we collect

  • Your date of birth, gender, job title, company information if booking corporate events and contact information such as e-mail and telephone. We also collect next of kin emergency contact information;
  • Information we are legally required to collect for the purpose of meeting employment and tax laws, such as NI numbers, verifying identification and work/study entitlements, criminal records data (under Child Protection and Safeguarding laws);
  • Your browsing information such as information about the webpages you visit on our site collected by browsing cookies, IP address, location, activity on our website;
  • Your medical or health information including any food allergies, special requirements and educational needs you may have for enrolling into our courses and events.

Our legal basis for using your information

  • Processing the personal data is necessary for the purpose of carrying out the employment contract or to take steps to enter into an employment contract, and for the purpose of delivering training leading to externally or internally accredited qualifications, as agreed when you enrol on our course and thus entering into a contract with TML;
  • Processing is necessary to Process advanced DBS checks to comply with Child Protection and Safeguarding laws;
  • Processing is necessary where you consent to us sending you information about courses and promotions we may run from time to time;
  • Processing Special Category (b, c and d) information is necessary to ensure the health, safety and welfare of students on certain courses;
  • Processing is necessary to comply with a legal obligation (for example we are obliged under employment law to include in a written statement of employment terms the identity of the parties to the employment contract; and to ensure your health and safety); and/or
  • Processing the data is necessary for the purposes of our “legitimate interests” as the data controller (except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the individual).

Our “legitimate interests” for these purposes are:

  • The need to Process data on applicants and staff for the purposes of assessing suitability for employment and then carrying out the employment contract;
  • The need to Process data on students and customers for the purposes of assessing suitability for courses and then carrying out the training;
  • The need to gather data for the purposes of safeguarding the health and safety of students, job applicants and employees;
  • The need to transfer data internally for administrative purposes; and
  • The need to Process data for the purposes of ensuring network and information security.

Who do we share your information with?

Generally, we will only use your information within Tante Marie in order to provide the service/product you have requested.

We will only disclose your information to third parties (including Tante Marie group companies and other trusted companies) with your consent including where we need to do so in order to provide a service you have requested. We will also disclose your information to third parties when the disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).

We require all third parties with whom we share your information to treat it with the same protection we do. Unless you consent we also require that they do not use your information for their own business purposes.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, we do not have any control over other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Security and retention

Protecting your information is of great importance to us, and we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard any information we collect from you.

We hold your information for as long as we have a business need to do so. For example, we may hold your information to meet our legal or tax obligations and manage any legal claims. In any event we will not hold your information for longer than 7 years.

Your rights

You have a number of rights with regards to your information. In some circumstances you can:

  • Request and be given a copy of your information (which we will supply in a suitable format);
  • Require us to amend incorrect or incomplete information;
  • Require us to stop collecting or delete your information;
  • Object to the way we are processing your information;

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, or put through a request for a copy of your data, please contact our Data Protection Officer by emailing

If you have any complaints regarding how we have collected or handled your information, you may report a complaint to .

You also have a right to contact the Information Commissioner who is the Data Privacy Regulator for the UK.

Cookies Policy

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.