Privacy Policy

Barons Quay and your personal data

This is Barons Quay’s Privacy Policy. It sets out how we collect and process your personal data, what we use it for, and gives you important information on how you can amend information we hold on you such as amending or removing consent for marketing communications or updating your personal details. If you have any queries about this policy or how we handle any personal data you provide to us, please contact us using the details provided at the bottom of this document.

“Personal Data” is any data that identifies you. The Personal Data which you supply to us you agree will be true. We will deal with your Personal Data in compliance with the current UK & EU data protection legislation, which includes the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please note this applies only to services which we operate and control and not to other companies’ or organisations’ websites to which we may link. For such external services or sites please see their Privacy Policies to understand how they might be handling your data.

Who is Barons Quay?

Barons Quay shopping centre is owned and operated by Cheshire West & Chester County Council

Our Purpose for Collecting and Processing Personal Data

Our intention is to provide the best possible experience for visitors to our shopping centre, the retailer brands and people that work there, and the local community in which we operate. We collect and process data in order to understand who our customers are, send them appropriate and relevant information, track the performance of our centres, and to help provide and improve our services as a whole.

Some data is required in order to operate our services to you, and in some cases we are required to hold certain information for legal compliance, law enforcement or contractual purposes.

Legal Basis

Data protection laws set out a number of valid reasons for the collection and processing of personal data. These include: Consent, such as ticking a box to opt-in to receive marketing emails from us; legitimate Interest; compliance with the law; and, to fulfil contractual obligations.

What Data We Collect

When entering competitions, either in-centre or via our website, we collect personal data like your contact information in order to administer the competition, for example to ensure age restrictions are adhered to and in order to notify winners. Prior to 25th May 2018 by entering you will also have been opted-in to receive marketing communications from Barons Quay in line with pre-GDPR regulations, namely ‘implied consent’. After 25thMay 2018 consent to receive news and updates from Barons Quay requires a separate and unbundled consent from the competition entry.

We may collect electronic data such as IP addresses or device information when you use Barons Quay services such as the websites or mobile apps in order to monitor the performance of those services and improve their quality. However, the data will only be disclosed on an anonymous and aggregated basis not in a way in which you will be personally identified, unless consent to the contrary has been given.

For businesses operating within our centres, such as retailers and kiosk traders, we collect business and personal data such as names and contact details in order to create contracts and administer our business operations. Some of this information is required to conduct these services.

Our car parks utilise number plate recognition systems in order to provide an efficient service, monitor usage and provide information for security purposes. If required to do so we may provide this information to law enforcement agencies.

To protect our centres, shoppers, and retail staff we operate CCTV systems throughout our centres and car parks which record images for security. We do this on the basis of our legitimate business interests. If required to do so we may provide this information to assist with law enforcement.

We do not currently employ any automated decision-making tools.

Use of personal Data for Marketing Communications

We only send email notifications to you about news and services that we consider may be of interest to you only if you have given us permission to do so or if appropriate where we consider there to be a legitimate interest in the information, for example we send out the monthly newsletter.

If you have agreed to be contacted by telephone, calls may be monitored and recorded for quality and training purposes.

Electronic notifications may be sent to you via your internet browser if you have given consent for us to do so. If you subsequently wish to remove consent for these you can do so following the instructions provided by your internet browser software.

Who Controls or Has Access to the Data?

Personal data may be accessed and processed by staff at Barons Quay and Cheshire West & Chester Council involved in operating the relevant shopping centre services. The use of personal data will remain under the control of Barons Quay and Cheshire West & Chester Council at all times operating as the Data Controller. We will not sell your data to other companies without your explicit permission.

We use selected third parties, called Data Processors, to help operate our services which include, for example, email systems or database providers. When employing Data Processors, we ensure that they comply with data protection laws including ensuring that data is held securely and that only the information required to complete the work is supplied to them. If we stop using a particular Data Processor’s services we require that personal data held by them is securely deleted or anonymised. Third parties involved with our database and email systems are Mail Chimp and website data is processed by our digital marketing and website agency Cunning Plan Marketing Ltd.

In compliance with the law we may be obligated to disclose Data about you to a law enforcement agency or by a court order.

Personal Data is held and processed only within the EU.

Data subjects have various rights in relation to accessing and amending the data companies hold on them under GDPR. More information on how to do this can be found later in this document.

Your personal data is not shared with other companies for their own purposes unless specifically stated at the time of collection and you have given your permission. An example of potential cases when this might happen would be during competitions run with partners where we offer a tick box for you to opt-in to receive information from that company as well as from ourselves. If you opt-in to receive information from the additional company please see their Privacy Policy for information on how they handle your data.

Retention Period & Criteria

We only keep personal data for as long as necessary for the purpose for which it was collected or to comply with legal, contractual or law enforcement purposes.

Data held on our marketing database is regularly cleansed and deleted. Email addresses which have been subscribed to received marketing communications from us but from we cannot identify any form of activity, such as opening an email or participating in competition, remain active for a period of 18 months after which time if no activity has been recorded they are marked as inactive and require re-subscription to receive marketing emails in the future. If after a further 12 months no activity is recorded, or re-subscription is received, personal data is deleted and email addresses hashed. When data is held on our database but is not subscribed to receive marketing emails, it is held for a period of three years before personal data is deleted and email addresses hashed. Hashed emails are retained for 2 years before being permanently deleted.

CCTV footage is held for a period of 30 days before being deleted unless legitimate access is required, for example by the police.


We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any data you disclose online. You accept the inherent security risks of providing information and dealing online over the Internet and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence or wilful default.

Data Subject’s Rights

Data subjects have a number of rights which we recognise and uphold. These include: The right to be informed about how we collect and process your personal data which is detailed in this document; The right to access this information; The right to rectify or erase data; The right to restrict the processing of data; The right to data portability; The right to object; and, rights relating to automated decision making and profiling. Data subjects also have the right to lodge complaints with the Information Commissioner’s Office and the right to withdraw consent.

How do I access or amend my data?

Please contact us using the details found in the footer at the bottom of this page.

How do I remove myself from your mailing list?

If you want to be removed from our mailing list, please use the unsubscribe link in all of our emails, or contact us using the details found in the footer at the bottom of this page.

Opting out of marketing communications will be honoured unless a later opt-in is received for the same contact details.

If you would like to request we delete your data completely please email us using the contact details at the bottom of this page.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We will occasionally update this Privacy Statement and when we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the top of this document. We will obtain your consent for any updates to this Privacy Statement that materially expand the sharing or use of your personal information in ways not disclosed in this Privacy Statement at the time of collection.

Identity and Contact Details

You can complain directly to our Data Protection team online or by post.

  • By post: Data Protection Officer, The Portal, Wellington Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BA

Contact the DPO

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office using the following details:

  • By post: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
  • Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website