We are committed to protecting your privacy. Before you give us any of your details, please read the following information about protecting your personal data.

We will hold and process any personal information you provide through this site or by submitting emails and/or online forms for our own internal business purposes, including lawful purposes for recruitment where you send information through the recruitment part of this site. We do not pass on or sell online personal information to third parties. But we may share information within our organisation, and in some cases it will be necessary to pass information to our pension or share administrators. This may include our employees, agents, contractors and subcontractors.

Please note that by sending your personal information to us you are explicitly consenting to the processing and transfer of information in this way.

Given the global nature of our business, we may need to transmit your information to other members of ED&F Man’s group, which may involve the cross-border transfer of your information. We have taken the steps outlined in this notice to improve the security of your information, but please note that by sending your personal information to us you explicitly consent to the cross-border transfer of your information.

In addition to the information you submit to us through this site, we may collect information about visits to this site. We collect information on the page browser access. This is used within the ED&F Man group to improve the design and layout of our sites. We gather information on:

  • the relative popularity of each page
  • the average number of pages accessed by visitors
  • the number of emails sent or files downloaded and 
  • the average time spent on the site. 

None of this information is linked back to you as an individual.

In collecting information about visits to this site, we may use 'cookies' to identify visitors to this site and to build up a demographic profile. A cookie is a small piece of text that attaches to your hard drive (but does not access your hard drive) and from which it can store and sometimes track information on how you use a website. Most browsers will automatically accept a cookie, but it is possible to set your browser to notify you before it is sent, at which point you can accept or reject it.

We may provide hyperlinks from this site to third-parties' websites. This privacy statement applies only to this site's contents and not to those websites to which we provide a link.

We are willing, on written request from you, to provide details of any personal information that you have provided us with (this may be at a small charge) and/or to stop using your personal information for the purposes described above. We may ask for proof of identity from you before disclosing this information. This is to safeguard the security of your information. 

If any information with you have provided us becomes inaccurate or out of date, or if you have any queries about this privacy statement, please contact us through this site.

If we change our privacy policy, we will post the changes on this page, and may place notices on other pages of the site, so that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times. Continued use of this site will signify that you agree to any such changes.

Job applications

By sending your CV and job application to ED&F Man, you acknowledge that you have read this privacy statement and agree that ED&F Man may use the information about you supplied in your application, or which is supplied later, to consider you as a candidate for present or future employment, and to include in your employment records if you become an ED&F Man employee.

We may retain the information, as permitted by law, if you do not take up employment with ED&F Man, for statistical purposes and to take it into account if you apply again – or to contact you if a suitable vacancy arises in the future.

By submitting a CV and job application, you acknowledge that ED&F Man will have access to the application for such purposes, and consent to this use, including transmission of this information to any of ED&F Man’s worldwide offices.