At Bristol Fair Trade Network, we are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy.


This privacy notice explains where we collect your personal information, how we use it and how we keep it safe and secure. As a valued supporter, we will always be transparent about how we use your information, and will only use it in ways you would reasonably expect. We take data protection very seriously. We make it a priority to ensure that we have the right level of controls, interventions and processes in place to keep your personal information safe.


Please read our privacy notice carefully. By providing us with your personal information, you consent to the use of it in accordance with the conditions of this notice. In keeping with data protection legislation, we will not hold your personal information for longer than is necessary.


Where we collect your data

We only collect data that you have entered into our website to join our mailing list or have submitted to us if you enter the annual South West Fair Trade Business Awards.


How we use your data

  • Mailing lists

We will use your data to send out our regular email newsletters or, occasionally, to advise you of one off events or campaigns.


  • South West Fair Trade Business Awards

We will use data gathered via South West Fair Trade Business Awards submissions to communicate with you in regards to the awards that you have entered and to advise previous entrants when awards in future years are open for submission. We may analyse data from entrants to the awards to assess our reach in terms of geography and type of business to help us understand how best to develop the awards.


How long we keep your data

We will retain your personal information as long as reasonably necessary for the relevant activity and relationship you have with us. If you request to be removed from our mailing list and not to be contacted, but have entered the Awards in previous years, we will retain basic information about your entry for analysis purposes only.


How to access, correct or delete your personal information

Any time we send a mailing there will be a link included that you can use to cease further contact or to amend your details. If you need to request any amendments at any other time please contact


We may update this notice from time to time. If we make any significant changes, we will either get in touch to let you know (if we have your permission to contact you) or highlight the changes on our website on this page.


If you have any questions about this privacy notice, please email us at