This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how and when McCain Foods Limited, a company organized under the laws of New Brunswick, Canada, with its global headquarters located at 8800 Main Street, Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick E7L 1B2, Canada, and its affiliates (together and individually, "McCain") collect, use, and share personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”).

What Personal Data Do We Collect?

We collect Personal Data to operate effectively and provide you with the best services and user experiences we can, but collect only the least amount necessary to provide those services. In particular we use:

Why Do We Use Your Personal Data?

We use your Personal Data for the purposes listed below:

Depending on the circumstances, we may also use your Personal Data for the following purposes:

We will not use Personal Data for any purposes that are incompatible with those outlined in this Policy, unless you give us your free and informed consent for additional specific purposes.

On What Basis Do We Use Your Personal Data?

We collect and use your Personal Data when:

If we collect your Personal Data while you are visiting or using any of McCain’s websites, apps or social media pages, then you will be deemed to have read and accepted this Policy if and where such deemed acceptance is valid under applicable law.

We may collect some of your Personal Data when available from public sources (e.g. your social media profiles) during e.g. our recruitment process.

What Happens if You Do Not Provide Us with the Personal Data We Request or Ask That We Stop Processing Your Personal Data?

The quality of our services and products, as well as our ability to comply with our legal and contractual obligations, sometimes depend on McCain having access to and being able to use certain Personal Data.

Therefore, and depending on the circumstances, if you do not provide us with the Personal Data we request or if you ask that we stop processing your Personal Data, the quality of our products or services may be affected or we would be in breach of one or more legal or contractual obligations applicable to us. In some cases, if we are not allowed to process your Personal Data, this may result in us being required to cease to provide you with our products or services or to terminate our relationship with you.

To Whom Do We Disclose Personal Data?

We do not sell or rent your Personal Data to others. We only share Personal Data with third parties who are bound by terms at least as restrictive as this Policy and only in the following ways:

How Do We Protect Your Personal Data?

We maintain reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect Personal Data against loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction as required by applicable law.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Despite our safeguards, we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to us via the Internet. Once we have received your information, we will maintain reasonable safeguards to protect it.

Where is Your Personal Data Stored?

McCain operates globally, and your Personal Data may be stored and processed by it or its service providers in multiple jurisdictions, including outside your home jurisdiction.

McCain stores Personal Data at our facilities in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada. Personal Data may also be stored at our local or regional offices.

McCain has policies and procedures in place to ensure that we comply will all applicable laws in the event of a security incident leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, your Personal Data.

In the event that we do transfer any Personal Data internationally, we will only do so in line with applicable law, and we will ensure that there is an adequate level of protection for the Personal Data, and that appropriate security measures are in place.

Personal Data may be transferred from countries located within the European Economic Area (EEA) to countries located outside of the EEA such as Canada and the United States in particular. In such cases, we will ensure that the following safeguards are taken:

For more information about the safeguards relating to Personal Data transfers outside of the EEA, please contact our Privacy Officer at

Your Rights

Depending on and subject to applicable laws, you have certain rights regarding the Personal Data that we hold about you. These rights may include the following:

These rights can be exercised by contacting our Privacy Officer at However, please note that we may, if and to the extent permitted by applicable law, need to retain or continue processing certain information, for example for legal or administrative purposes (e.g. keeping of accounting records).

For all requests set out above, please send us an email with “data privacy request” in the subject line and include a copy of your identity card or another proof of your identity (e.g. driver’s license) to help us prevent unauthorized individuals from accessing, changing or deleting your Personal Data.

We will respond to your request as soon as practically possible and always within the timeframes set forth by applicable law.

Your Right to Object to Processing for Direct Marketing Purposes

You have the right to object at any time and free of charge to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing).

This right can be exercised by contacting our Privacy Officer at or may be exercised by other electronic means, such as via a link to unsubscribe from email subscriptions.


Important Note to Children
Before providing your name, address, e-mail address or any other information to anyone on the Internet, be sure to ask your parents if it's OK.

Important Note to Parents
Although some parts of the website may appear to be directed at children under the age of 13, children under the age of 13 are only permitted to enter contests or sweepstakes and share any Personal Data with us with the permission of a parent or legal guardian. When communicating with us by e-mail, to enter contests or promotions, or to receive newsletters, your child will be asked to only provide the email address of his or her parent or legal guardian. A child that under applicable local laws is not legally authorized to give consent to the processing of his or her Personal Data must seek the permission from a parent or legal guardian before sharing any of his or her Personal Data with us. In the event that we discover or reasonably believe that the Personal Data of a child has been collected in a manner that is inconsistent with this Policy, we will immediately seek to verify that the child’s parent or legal guardian has provided permission, or else delete the Personal Data.

Cookies and Other Technologies

Cookies and other, similar technologies are used when you visit our websites. For more information about the cookies and other, similar technologies that are used when you visit our websites, please read the cookie information notice available on the relevant McCain website or read our Global Cookie Policy.

External Links

This Policy does not apply to the collection, processing and use of Personal Data by companies that we do not own or control, or to people that we do not employ or manage ("External Parties"). Although some of our websites may link to the websites and services of External Parties, such as those of our business partners and social media companies, we do not exercise control over the activities of External Parties. For more information about what Personal Data External Parties collect and how they use such Personal Data, please refer to their privacy policies.

How Long Do We Keep Personal Data?

McCain has internal retention policies and procedures that build upon the following criteria to determine the retention periods of Personal Data in the context of the above mentioned purposes:

Revisions to the Policy

We may update this Policy from time to time. Changes to this Policy will not necessarily be preceded by a notice posted on the website, and we encourage you to check the Policy periodically for changes. Your continued use of the McCain website following the posting of changes to the Policy will mean you accept those changes.

Conflicts or Inconsistencies between Policies

If there is any conflict or inconsistency between a provision of this Policy and a provision of any other McCain policy that is referred to in this Policy, this Policy will prevail.