We collect certain information or data about you when you sign-up to our newsletter or browse our website.
We collect:

  • questions, queries or feedback you leave, including your email address if you contact Blue’s Smokehouse
  • your email address and subscription preferences when you sign up to our mailing list, and how you use our emails – for example whether you open them and which links you click on
  • your IP address, and details of which version of web browser you used
  • information on how you use the site, using cookies, Facebook Pixels and page tagging techniques

This data can be viewed by authorised people on the Blue’s Smokehouse team to:

  • improve the site by monitoring how you use it
  • respond to any feedback you send us if you’ve asked us to
  • send emails to users about upcoming events, recently delivered events and future LIBS plans


Blue’s Smokehouse manages all of our email communication via MailChimp, our third-party email provider for the purposes of creating, adding to and maintaining our mailing lists which we use to communicate with members about upcoming events, past events and Blue’s Smokehouse news.
By submitting your personal data, you agree to this.


We use a third-party email service, MailChimp, to manage our regular email communications to members and MailChimp act as a data-processor on behalf of Blue’s Smokehouse.
MailChimp is a US company and has staff based outside the EEA, and stores your data in the US. MailChimp is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield framework. When you sign up to our email alerts, you agree to your data being stored in this way.
As a data processor on behalf of Blue’s Smokehouse, MailChimp will use your information to send you email alerts if you request them. Here, you can find out more about how MailChimp collects and stores your information.


Sending information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your data while it’s in transit, no data transmitted over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% safe and Blue’s Smokehouse do not accept liability for any data in transit and any data you send is at your own risk.
We take reasonable steps to secure your Personal Data and have operational procedures and security features in place to keep your data secure once we receive it.
All data collected via the Blue’s Smokehouse website is stored in a secure database hosted by Mailchimp, who provide excellent physical and cyber security protection to protect their customer’s data.


We may pass on your personal information if we have a legal obligation to do so, or if we have to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements. This includes exchanging information with other government departments for legal reasons.
We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we don’t pass on your details to other websites.


You can find out what information we hold about you, and ask us by email not to use any of the information we collect.
Under the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you (the data subject) have several rights in respect of your data and how LIBS processes it:
You have the right to request whether or not your personal data is being processed by Blue’s Smokehouse.
If your personal data is being processed you have the right to access this data and the following information:

  1. The purposes of the processing
  2. The categories of personal data concerned
  3. The recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed
  4. The envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored
  5. If your personal data has not been collected directly from you, the source
  6. The existence of any automated decision-making or profiling and information about the logic involved
  7. The appropriate safeguards in place where your data is transferred to any third country

You also have the right to have any inaccurate data corrected, or incomplete data completed. You also have a right to obtain a copy of any incomplete or inaccurate data.
You have the right to request that Blue’s Smokehouse ceases to process your data and the “right to be forgotten” where, upon your request, Blue’s Smokehouse will delete all personal data held about you.
You also have the right to request that Blue’s Smokehouse restricts the processing of your data and the right to object, at any time, to the use of your data for direct marketing purposes or profiling.
If you’ve signed up for email alerts, you can unsubscribe or change your settings at any time. Alternatively you may contact the Blue’s Smokehouse team via email to request that you are unsubscribed, or to exercise any of your rights listed above.
Please contact:
Blue’s Smokehouse does not undertake any automated decision making. All events are prioritised on a first-come, first-served basis. If at any point in the futureBlue’s Smokehouse engages in automated decision making you have the right to object to automated decisioning and have your data processed manually.


You may like to read more about your rights and what you may request Blue’s Smokehouse do with your personal data.
For further information please visit:


Blue’s Smokehouse is based in the UK and as such will be subject to supervision by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
You may report any concerns to the ICO at 0303 123 1113, for more details visit


The LIBS website contains links to other websites.
This privacy policy only applies to Blue’s Smokehouse and doesn’t cover other government services and transactions that we link to. These companies, local friends and suppliers, have their own terms and conditions and privacy policies.


If you go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.


If you come to Blue’s Smokehouse from another website, we may receive information from the other website. We don’t use this data. You should read the privacy policy of the website you came from to find out more about this.
Additional services used by, but not controlled by Blue’s Smokehouse
Mailchimp – Privacy Policy here
Mailchimp is used to administer Blue’s Smokehouse Member’s Mailing List
Google Analytics
Google Analytics is used to record certain details of visitors to our website at in order to optimise the website and ensure we can provide a reliable service.