Privacy Policy

ICA Bremen takes your privacy seriously. 

What our privacy policy covers

At ICA Bremen, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy covers what personal information ICA Bremen collects, how that information is collected and why we need it. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available. This policy does not cover the practices of companies other than ICA Bremen or people who are not employed or managed by ICA Bremen. Third party sites provide the products and services listed on ICA Bremen and these sites have their own privacy statements and are not covered by this policy.

Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR).

What information we collect and how we use it

This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

  • Site visitation tracking

    This website uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.

    Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. 

    GA makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s developer guides. Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.

  • Contact / application forms and email links
    Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page or an application form on the website, none of the data that you supply will be passed to / be processed by any third party data processors. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us safely. Your details will be securely stored on our website's database to ensure we can access your details when needed to process your application.

  • 'Round Up' email newsletter

    If you choose to join our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to MailChimp who provide us with email marketing services. The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website’s own database but it may be stored on our internal computer system as proof of your consent.

    Your email address will remain within MailChimp’s database for as long as we continue to use MailChimp’s services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.

    If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before joining our email newsletter.

    While your email address remains within the MailChimp database, you will receive periodic (approximately four times a year) newsletter-style emails from us.

 Who has access to your information

ICA Bremen is a joint venture company between the International Cotton Association (ICA) and Bremer Baumwollboerse (BBB), supported by the Bremen Fibre Institute (FIBRE). For this reason, these companies may have access to your personal information when required to conduct business in the name of ICA Bremen.

As a matter of policy ICA Bremen does not sell, rent, share or otherwise distribute any of your personal information to third parties except in certain specific circumstances. Those circumstances are as follows:

  1. We receive a subpoena, court order or other legal demand for your information.
  2. We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or as otherwise required by law.
  3. ICA Bremen is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event ICA Bremen will notify you before your information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.
  4. Some of our services allow you to make certain information public or accessible to certain individuals. If you make use of these services ICA Bremen will share your information as you request.

What are cookies and why do we use them

Cookies are a standard Internet technology, and many major web sites use them to provide useful features for their members. Cookies allow us to store and retrieve login and other information on a user's system. They provide us with data that we can use to improve our service to you. Cookies themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user's computer. The default setting for most browsers is to accept cookies; if you prefer you can set yours to refuse them. If you choose not to accept cookies you will not be able to take full advantage of ICA Bremen.

Our third party data processors

We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the relevant legislation. 

Data breaches

We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

How you can contact us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this website or your dealings with this website you may get in touch with us through the Contact Us page.

Changes to our privacy policy

This privacy policy may change from time to time in line with legislation or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes. Specific policy changes and updates are mentioned in the change log below. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by this policy.

Change log

14/12/2018 - new privacy policy