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Privacy & Cookie Policy


MCD Privacy & Cookies Policy


Thank you for visiting our website. This privacy standard sets out how MCD (“MCD)” or “We”) processes the personal information of our website visitors, and clients. It also describes the cookies we may use and send to your computer or mobile device.




This website (“Website”) is operated by MCD Import & Export Limited (“MCD”).

The terms “MCD”, “we”, “us”, “our” and “ours” when used in this Privacy & Cookies Policy means MCD, which includes any divisions or branches under the control of MCD.

The terms “you”, “your” and “yours” when used in this Privacy & Cookies Policy means any user of this Website.

The term “Personal Data” refers to personally identifiable information that we hold about you as an individual ie name, job description, date of birth, e-mail address or mailing address etc.



Privacy & Cookies Policy


We are committed to the privacy and confidentiality of information provided by you to us. This Privacy & Cookies Policy describes our current procedures with regard to Personal Data collected and processed by us from you online via phone, text or by email and as a result of dealings through this Website, including your use of this Website to the extent that such Personal Data is protected by applicable European data protection laws.

Notification of Changes to this Policy

We are constantly improving methods of communication and adding new functionality to this Website and to our existing services. Due to this there will be ongoing changes and our data practices will change from time to time.  When a change occurs a revised Privacy & Cookies Policy will be posted on this Website.


Collection and use of Personal Data


For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller for this Website is MCD.  We do not seek to identify individual visitors to this Website unless you sign up to receive our newsletter, contact us via a form on this Website or send us an email.  In such cases your Personal Data may include your name, email address, other contact details and the enquiry made. Your Personal Data will be treated carefully and used by MCD solely for the purposes that it was supplied or as set out in this Privacy& Cookies Policy. We may use your personal data to contact you, for example, in response to an enquiry; we will only use your Personal Data for marketing purposes and market research if you chose the opt in option on the link you received via Mail Chimp if you are already a subscriber to the Newsletter.

There are circumstances where we may wish to disclose or are compelled to disclose your personal data to third parties. This will only take place in accordance with the applicable law and for the purposes listed above. These scenarios include disclosure:

  • to our subsidiaries, branches or associated offices

  • to our outsourced service providers or suppliers to facilitate the provision of our services, for example, the disclosure to our data centre provider for the safe keeping of your personal data

  • to third party service providers and consultants in order to protect the security or integrity of our business, including our databases and systems and for business continuity reasons;

  • to another legal entity, on a temporary or permanent basis, for the purposes of a joint venture, collaboration, financing, sale, merger, reorganisation, change of legal form, dissolution or similar event. In the case of a merger or sale, your personal data will be permanently transferred to a successor company

  • to legal advisors who may need to manage or litigate a claim

  • to public authorities where we are required by law to do so

  • to any other third party where you have provided your consent.


Anonymous Data collected through this Website


In addition to the information we collect as described above, we use technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our Website. For example, our web server automatically logs which pages of our Website our visitors view, their IP addresses and which web browsers our visitors use. This technology does not identify you personally; it simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our Website.

Our Website contains hyperlinks to other pages on our Website.  We may use technology to track how often these links are used and which pages on our Website our visitors choose to view. Again this technology does not identify you personally – it simply enables us to compile statistics about the use of these hyperlinks.


Cookies –Information MCD collects from you


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer when you visit a website. They are widely used in order to make websites work more efficiently and provide basic functionality such as remembering preferences or filling out forms. They are also used to provide information and insights to the owners of the site that help to improve performance and offer a better user experience.

When you use a website in order to store or obtain information on or from your device.  Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

How does MCD use cookies? Information supplied by cookies can help us to provide you with an improved service and user experience. The cookies employed on our Website cannot be used to identify you.  Instead, the cookies used are focused on how the Website is used.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why. We will not use any of this data to personally identify you.



Preference cookies




These cookies are used to remember your preferences.


Security cookies



These cookies necessary and are used to keep this website secure. It collects your IP address to monitor activity in order to prevent access to any malicious IP addresses.


Google Analytics








These cookies are used to collect information about how you use our website. The information collected includes number of visitors, pages visited and time spent on the website. The information is collected by Google Analytics an aggregated and anonymous form, and we use the data to help us make improvements to the website. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.


Click here for more information about Google Analytics and your privacy.


Marketing cookies


These cookies are used by Google to show you relevant and engaging ads.


Social media cookies




We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

How to control and delete cookies. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete any that have already been set.  If you delete or block cookies some parts of the Website may not work properly.

Access to information and further enquiries. If you have a question about the use of cookies on our Website please contact us at 


Consent. We believe this Privacy & Cookies Policy is a clear and complete summary of our use of cookies. Your continued use of this Website confirms to us that you are aware of our use of cookies and have no objection to this.  If you do object and do not consent to such use, please take steps using your browser to restrict or block cookies as you require as set out above.

Disclosure of your Personal Data


We do not share, sell or distribute your Personal Data with unrelated third parties, except as otherwise provided for in this Privacy & Cookies Policy and under these limited circumstances:

We may transfer your personal data to a third party in countries outside the EU for further processing in accordance with the purposes set out in this policy. In particular, your personal data may be transferred throughout the MCD Group and to our outsourced service providers located abroad. In these circumstances we will, as required by applicable law, ensure that your privacy rights are adequately protected by appropriate technical, organisation, contractual or other lawful means.

In order to provide you with the information or services which you have requested, Personal Data may occasionally and in the case of a “Contact Us” form feature of the Website, be transferred or shared with third parties who act for us for further processing in accordance with the purposes for which the data was originally collected or for purposes to which you have subsequently consented.


Data Access and Corrections


Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to request a copy of the Personal Data MCD holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected.  Upon receipt of your written request and enough information to permit us to identify your Personal Data, we will disclose to you the Personal Data we hold about you. You may update any Personal Data you have given to us by contacting us at Your Personal Data will be stored up until such time as you contact us to withdraw your information.

Links to other Websites


Our website provides hyperlinks to websites owned and controlled by others. MCD is not responsible for the privacy practices of any website that it does not own or otherwise control.


Transfer of Personal Data Abroad including MCD’s Global Operations


If you are visiting this Website from a country other than the country in which it is located, the various communications could potentially result in the transfer of information across international boundaries including outside of the EEA. By visiting this Website and communicating electronically with us, you consent to the processing and transfer of your Personal Data as set out in this Privacy & Cookies Policy.


Governing Law


This Privacy & Cookies Policy forms part of our Website Terms of Use which are governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and you agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any controversy or claim of whatever nature arising out of or relating to use of this Website, and that the laws of England and Wales shall govern such dispute or claim.

Feedback, Questions and Contact Information

If you have any questions about this Privacy& Cookies Policy or any part of our service, you may contact us by e-mailing

December 2020

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