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Privacy Policy


This document refers to personal data, which is defined as information concerning any living person (a natural person who hereafter will be called the Data Subject) that is not already in the public domain.


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) seeks to protect and enhance the rights of data subjects. These rights cover the safeguarding of personal data, protection against the unlawful processing of personal data and the unrestricted movement of personal data within the EU. It should be noted that GDPR does not apply to information already in the public domain.


The Packaging Collective is pleased to provide the following Privacy Notice:

Personal Data

The Packaging Collective is a networking organisation for the Packaging Industry, whose database is held and maintained by its strategic partner Fresh Montgomery Limited. For the purposes of this Privacy Notice this strategic partnership together is referred to as The Packaging Collective.


The Packaging Collective may use the information collected from you in several ways: to filter industry information relevant to your activities, potentially to make telephone or email contact, and to email you technical and marketing information which The Packaging Collective believes may be of interest to you and your business. In you making initial contact you consent to The Packaging Collective maintaining a dialogue with you until you either opt out (which you can do at any stage) or we decide to desist in promoting our activities. The Packaging Collective also acts on behalf of its clients in the capacity of data processor. When working exclusively as a data processor, The Packaging Collective will be acting on the instruction of its client, and will work hard to ensure that the client is fully GDPR compliant.


Some personal data may be collected about you from the forms and surveys you complete, from records of our correspondence and phone calls and details of your visits to our website or forums, including but not limited to personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The Packaging Collective may from time to time use such information to identify its visitors. The Packaging Collective may also collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website or forums.


Any information The Packaging Collective holds about you and your business encompasses all the details we hold about you and any sales transactions including any third-party information we have obtained about you from public sources and our own suppliers.

The Packaging Collective will only collect the information needed so that it can provide you with industry news and networking services, contact information for its members, and marketing and consulting services. This agency does not sell or broker your data, although coincidentally there may be times when your information could be contained in data that The Packaging Collective has purchased from a third-party list broker, on behalf of a client.

Cookie Policy

The Packaging Collective website or forum does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging the user’s IP address and session info such as the duration of the visit and the type of browser used. This is recognised by the Web server and is only used for system administration and to provide statistics, which are used to evaluate use of the site.

We do not use cookies for collecting user information from the site.


You may be asked for personal information if you would require further information on our services or if you wish us to contact you. In each case we will only use the personal information you provide to deliver the information you have told us you require.


This Cookie policy only covers The Packaging Collective’s Website at Links within this site to other websites are not covered by this policy but by their own policies where appropriate.


If you have any questions regarding The Packaging Collective’s policy on cookies please contact by email at


Legal basis for processing any personal data

To meet The Packaging Collective contractual obligations to clients and to also respond to marketing enquiries.

Legitimate interests pursued by The Packaging Collective and/or its clients

To promote the marketing and consulting services offered by The Packaging Collective and/or to market the services and/or products offered by The Packaging Collective’s existing clients.


Through agreeing to this privacy notice you are consenting to The Packaging Collective processing your personal data for the purposes outlined. You can withdraw consent at any time by emailing



The Packaging Collective may from time to time pass your Personal Information to third parties exclusively to process work on its behalf. The Packaging Collective requires these parties to agree to process this information based on our instructions and requirements consistent with this Privacy Notice and GDPR.


The Packaging Collective does not broker or pass on information gained from your engagement with the agency without your consent. However, The Packaging Collective may disclose your Personal Information to meet legal obligations, regulations or valid governmental request. The agency may also enforce its Terms and Conditions, including investigating potential violations of its Terms and Conditions to detect, prevent or mitigate fraud or security or technical issues; or to protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of The Packaging Collective, its clients and/or the wider community.

Retention Policy

The Packaging Collective will process personal data during the duration of any contract and will continue to store only the personal data needed for five years after the contract has expired to meet any legal obligations. After five years any personal data not needed will be deleted.


Data storage

Data is held in using different (multiple) servers. The Packaging Collective does not store personal data outside the EEA.


Your rights as a data subject

At any point whilst The Packaging Collective is in possession of or processing your personal data, all data subjects have the following rights:

  • Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.

  • Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.

  • Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.

  • Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply you have a right to restrict the processing.

  • Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.

  • Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.

  • Right to object to automated processing, including profiling – you also have the right not to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.


In the event that The Packaging Collective refuses your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason as to why, which you have the right to legally challenge.


The Packaging Collective at your request can confirm what information it holds about you and how it is processed


You can request the following information:


Identity and the contact details of the person or organisation (The Packaging Collective) that has determined how and why to process your data.

  • Contact details of the data protection officer, where applicable.

  • The purpose of the processing as well as the legal basis for processing.

  • If the processing is based on the legitimate interests of The Packaging Collective or a third party such as one of its clients, information about those interests.

  • The categories of personal data collected, stored and processed.

  • Recipient(s) or categories of recipients that the data is/will be disclosed to.

  • How long the data will be stored.

  • Details of your rights to correct, erase, restrict or object to such processing.

  • Information about your right to withdraw consent at any time.

  • How to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority (Data Protection Regulator).

  • Whether the provision of personal data is a statutory or contractual requirement or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, as well as whether you are obliged to provide the personal data and the possible consequences of failing to provide such data.

  • The source of personal data if it wasn’t collected directly from you.

  • Any details and information of automated decision making, such as profiling, and any meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and expected consequences of such processing.


To access what personal data is held, identification will be required.


The Packaging Collective will accept the following forms of ID when information on your personal data is requested: a copy of your national ID card, driving license, passport, birth certificate and a utility bill not older than three months. A minimum of one piece of photographic ID listed above and a supporting document is required. If The Packaging Collective is dissatisfied with the quality, further information may be sought before personal data can be released.


All requests should be made to



In the event that you wish to make a compliant about how your personal data is being processed by The Packaging Collective or its partners, you have the right to complain to The Packaging Collective’s Founder Partners.


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