Privacy and Cookie Policy


Halal Food Information Centre (HFIC) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains our data processing practices. If you have any questions regarding our processing, please contact us by emailing

Information Collected

HFIC website ( collects the data provided by you, together with information we learn about you during our mutual communications and any relevant information already in the public domain.

Information you provide when signing up for our newsletter or to receive information and industry updates will be strictly confidential. We also monitor website traffic and site use which enables us to improve our website and the service we provide.

Use of Information

We may use your information to identify requirements, provide and personalise our service to you. We may also use your contact details to communicate with you. With your permission we may also use your information to send you news and alerts about industry developments which we think may be of interest to you. We may contact you by post, email or telephone for these purposes.

We would appreciate your input to help us improve our website, products and services. From time to time, we may contact you by post, email or telephone to ask for your opinion and experience. If you do not want to be contacted for this purpose, please inform us at the time of contacting us.

Please note that there may be instances where it may be necessary for us to communicate with you for example to update your contact information. This is a requirement of the Data Protection Act.

Disclosure of your Information

Your information may be passed to and used by our founding member organisations to better respond to your enquiries and to provide you with services that we collaborate in  with our founding member organisation.

Other Web Sites

Our web site may contain links to other web sites which are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

We may sometimes contract with third parties to supply services to you on our behalf. These may include donation payment processing, advertising and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law.

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a piece of data stored by a website on a user’s computer by a browser, and then subsequently sent back to the same website by the browser.

Why do we use them?

Cookies fulfil different roles. Some are required for site functionality; some allow us to analyse how our site is used and some are from third parties (i.e. Facebook).

Cookies make browsing websites more efficient, provide the opportunity for advanced functionality whilst allowing our website team to analyse how the site is used (through Google Analytics for example).

This site uses cookies as all modern sites today. Different websites can each send their own cookies to your browser if your preferences allow. Your browser only allows a site to access the cookies it sends to you, not the cookies sent by other sites. Your browser can be configured to accept or reject cookies. Rejecting cookies may affect the desired functionality of this site.

To better understand your use of this particular website, we use various cookies, none of which will cause you or your computer any harm and none of those contains your sensitive information such as credit card and payment details etc.