British Sugar - An AB Sugar Company

Who are we?
This website (the "Site") is owned and operated by British Sugar plc. British Sugar plc is part of the Associated British Foods group of companies. British Sugar plc is the data controller of all personal data collected via this Site. References to "we", "our" or "us" in this privacy statement mean British Sugar plc.
This privacy statement sets out what will happen to information we collect from you or that you provide to us when you visit the Site. By providing us with your information you agree that we may use it in the ways set out in this privacy statement.
We may amend and update this privacy statement from time to time and new versions will be posted on the Site. Please check this privacy statement on a regular basis.
What information do we collect about you?
When you visit the Site, we may collect two different types of information about your visit: (1) statistical information, collected as you browse the Site; and (2) personal information which you knowingly give to us. This information ("your information") may include:
  • information that you provide by filling in a form on the Site, such as your name, postal address, email address and telephone number;
  • information concerning your visit to the Site such as traffic data, location data, and other communication data;
  • information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to enable us to identify trends. This is statistical data and does not identify you personally;
  • any correspondence you send to us (whether by email or post or otherwise) including the contents of any application form or your CV.

How will we use your information?
We will protect the confidentiality of your information in accordance with our normal procedures and legal requirements.
We will use the information we hold about you:
  • to customise the Site according to your interests and to ensure the Site's content is presented as effectively as possible for you;
  • for our internal purposes such as quality control, site performance, system administration, internal record keeping and to evaluate use of the Site, so that we can provide you with enhanced services;
  • to notify you about changes to our services;
  • to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us, or which we feel may interest you (provided, of course, that you agree);
  • to create reports to assist with future marketing;
  • to provide aggregate information and statistics for the purposes of monitoring website usage in order to help us develop the Site and develop our recruitment processes;
  • for recruitment and selection purposes (including sharing information with the resource partners (recruitment agencies) we use as part of our selection activities); and
  • for the purpose of obtaining professional advice and complying with our legal obligations.
We will only keep your information for as long as is necessary for these purposes.
Some services and facilities available via the Site can be offered only if you supply us with a certain minimum level of information. For example, if you would like us to respond to a query or would like to register as a site user you will be required to provide us with your contact details.
We may also ask you to provide information about yourself which it may not be essential for us to have but which will assist us to provide and enhance our services. When we ask you for this kind of information we will make it clear that its supply is optional.
Cookies on the Site
The Site uses "cookies" to collect information about your visit and track your use of the Site.

Please see our cookies statement for more information.
Job applications
Any employment application you send us via the Site will be treated as confidential and will be considered only by personnel who are authorised to do so, and the resource partners (recruitment agencies) we use as part of our selection activities. A manager or resource partner may contact you if they consider that you are suitable for a particular job.
If you make an application to us, we will use any information you or others send to us in order to consider your application and for our legitimate interests in managing recruitment. If your application is successful, relevant information will be used for the purpose of administering your subsequent employment and will be retained, in accordance with our data retention policy, for as long as necessary for this purpose.
If your application is unsuccessful, we will hold details of your application for a period of 6 months to deal with any matter which may arise in connection with your application. We may also use the information during this period to consider your suitability for other vacancies within British Sugar plc. If any roles within the wider ABF group of companies arise during this period which we feel you may be suitable for, we may contact you in order to seek your consent prior to sharing your details. If you would prefer to opt out of further consideration then please email us at
This should not prevent you from applying to other jobs during this time.
By submitting an application you are also confirming that you have all necessary authority and/or have obtained all necessary consents from any other individuals about whom you have provided personal information to us in order to enable us to collect, use and disclose such personal information for the purposes described above.
Background checks
For certain positions it may be necessary for us to verify the details you have provided (for example, in relation to your academic credentials) and/or carry out background checks (for example, in relation to previous criminal convictions). We may use third party service providers to carry out these checks on our behalf. If a position that is, or may be, of interest to you requires background checks, we will tell you about this. We will carry out background checks only where permitted by local law and with your consent.
Where do we transfer your information to?
We may transfer your information to, or store it, outside the European Economic Area ("EEA") in countries where standards of data protection are not equivalent to those that apply inside the EEA. If we do this we will comply with all relevant data protection legislation.
Who do we share your information with?
We will not sell, share, distribute, or lease your personal information to third parties unless:
  • we are sharing your data with partner organisations for marketing purposes and we have told you about this;
  • we have your permission;
  • the third party helps us to provide our products or services to you;
  • we are required to do so by law or to enforce our terms of use, rights or property or the rights or property of any third party; or
  • this is necessary in connection with the sale of a business or its assets.
How do we keep your information secure?
All your information is stored on our secure servers. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will apply our normal procedures and comply with legal requirements to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to the Site and 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.
The Site may from time to time contain links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any of those sites, we encourage you to read the privacy policies on those sites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for those sites or for their privacy policies. Please check those privacy policies before you submit your information to those sites.
Your rights
You have the following legal rights in relation to your personal data:
  • The right to seek access to your data and information about the processing of your data;
  • The right to correct of any data relating to you that is inaccurate;
  • The right to object to the use and retention of your data in certain circumstances.
  • If you would like further information about these rights or wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact If you would like to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you we may make a small charge of £10.00 for providing this information.
How to contact us
Questions, comments or requests concerning this privacy statement are welcomed and should be addressed to