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Privacy Policy

1.   Introduction


At Free Food For All Ltd (FFFA) we respect the privacy and confidentiality of the personal data of our clients, beneficiaries and members of their families, volunteers, donors and participants whom we interact with in the course of providing our services. We are committed to implementing policies, practices and processes to safeguard the collection, use and disclosure of the personal data you provide us, in compliance with the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2012.

We have developed this Data Protection Notice to assist you in understanding how we collect, use, disclose, process, protect and retain your personal data that is in our possession.


2.   How We Collect Your Personal Data


Personal data refers to any information that can uniquely identify an individual person either (a) on its own (e.g. NRIC No., FIN No.), or (b) when combined with other information (e.g. Full Name + Full Address).

We collect your personal data when you:

  • Attend our trade fairs, exhibitions, events, roadshows or seminars

  • Engage our welfare officers or associates

  • Enquire about our programmes or services

  • Sign up as a beneficiary and volunteer for our programmes or services

  • Visit our website and leave behind your contact information

  • Provide feedback to us on our products and services or quality of service

  • Communicate with us via emails or written correspondences

  • Submit your CV and job application form to us in response to our recruitment advertisements

  • Submit your CV to recruitment firms or job portals, which are in turn forwarded to or retrieved by us


3.   Types of Personal Data We Collect About You


The types of personal data we collect about you include:

  • Personal contact information (Name, Address, Phone No., Email Address)

  • Personal details (Name, NRIC No./FIN No./Passport No., Gender, Date of Birth, Nationality)

  • Financial information (Credit/Debit Card Details, Bank Account Details)

  • Transactional data (Name, Company/Organisation, Designation, Residential Address, Preferences, Credit Transactions)

  • Job Applicant’s educational and professional qualifications

  • Job applicant’s professional and work experience


4.   How We Use Your Personal Data


We use the personal data you provide us for one or more of the following purposes:

  • Send information, updates and promotional materials on our programmes and services

  • Manage our beneficiaries’ account/case (including processing of payment)

  • Process contract renewals and upgrades

  • Obtain opinions, comments or feedback about our programmes and services or quality of service

  • Respond to queries and feedback, and provide service and support

  • Investigate complaints, claims and disputes

  • Manage and improve our business and operations to serve you better or enhance customer experience

  • Analyse website visits

  • Process job applications, recruitment and selection

  • Fulfill legal requirements


5.    Who We Disclose Your Personal Data To

We disclose some of the personal data you provide us to the following entities or organisations outside FFFA in order to fulfill our services to you:

  • Regulatory bodies and other public agencies (e.g. MOH, AIC, MSF, NCSS)

  • Other Social Services Agencies and Community Care Partners, Hospitals

  • EDM/Email Service Vendors (e.g. Mailchimp)


Where required to do so by law, we may disclose personal data about you to the relevant authorities or to law enforcement agencies.


6.   How We Manage the Collection, Use and Disclosure of Your Personal Data

6.1.  Obtaining Consent


Before we collect, use or disclose your personal data, we will notify you of the purpose. We will obtain written confirmation from you on your expressed consent. We will not collect more personal data than is necessary for the stated purpose. We will seek fresh consent from you if the original purpose for the collection, use or disclosure of your personal data has changed.

Under certain circumstances, we may assume deemed consent by conduct from you when you voluntarily provide your personal data for the stated purpose, e.g. when you submit a job application form to our HR Department.

We may rely on exceptions to the need for consent under the PDPA for the collection, use or disclosure of your personal data under the following circumstances:

  • The personal data is publicly available

  • The personal data is disclosed by a public agency or disclosed to a public agency

  • The personal data is necessary for any assessment before rendering of services

  • The personal data is necessary for evaluative purposes (e.g. determining the suitability of a job applicant for the job applied for)

  • The personal data is necessary for the purpose of managing or terminating an employment relationship

  • The personal data is necessary for a business asset transaction


6.2. Withdrawal of Consent


If you wish to withdraw consent, you should give us reasonable advance notice. We will advise you of the likely consequences of your withdrawal of consent, e.g. without your personal contact information we may not be able to inform you of our future events, programmes or services.


Your request for withdrawal of consent can take the form of an email or letter to us or through the “UNSUB” feature in an online service.

6.3.  Use of Cookies

We may use “cookies” to collect information about your online activity on our website or online services. A cookie is a small text file created by the website that is stored in your computer to provide a way for the website to recognise you and keep track of your preferences. The cookie makes it convenient for you such that you do not have to retype the same information again when you revisit the website or when you fill in electronic forms.


Most cookies we use are “session cookies”, which will be deleted automatically from the hard disk of your computer at the end of the session.


You may choose not to accept cookies by turning off this feature in your web browser. Note that by doing so, you may not be able to use some of the features and functions in our web applications.


6.4.  Third-Party Consent

We do not get consent on behalf of another individual. We only get consent from the individual who will be dealing directly with us.


7.   How We Ensure the Accuracy of Your Personal Data


We will take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal data we collect about you is accurate, complete and kept up to date.


From time to time, we may do a data verification exercise for you to update us on any changes to the personal data we hold about you. If we are in an ongoing relationship with you, it is important that you update us on any changes to your personal data (such as a change in your mailing address).


8.   How We Protect Your Personal Data


We have implemented appropriate information security and technical measures (such as data encryption, firewalls and secure network protocols) to protect the personal data we hold about you against loss; misuse; destruction; unauthorised alteration/modification, access, disclosure; or similar risks.


We have also put in place reasonable and appropriate organisational measures to maintain the confidentiality and integrity of your personal data and will only share your data with authorised persons on a ‘need to know’ basis.

9.   How We Retain Your Personal Data


We have a document retention policy that keeps track of the retention schedules of the personal data you provide us, in paper or electronic forms. We will not retain any of your personal data when it is no longer needed for any business or legal purposes.


We will dispose of or destroy such documents containing your personal data in a proper and secure manner when the retention limit is reached.


10.  How You Can Access and Make Corrections to Your Personal Data


You may write in to us to find out what personal data about you that we have in our possession or under our control and how it may have been used and/or disclosed by us in the previous year. Before we accede to your request, we may need to verify your identity by checking your NRIC or other legal identification documents. We will respond to your request as soon as possible, or within 30 days from the date we receive your request. If we are unable to do so within 30 days, we will let you know and give you an estimate of how much longer we require. We may also charge you a reasonable fee for the cost involved in processing your access request.


If you find that the personal data we hold about you is inaccurate, incomplete or not up-to-date you may ask us to correct the data. Where we are satisfied on reasonable grounds that a correction should be made, we will correct the data as soon as possible, or within 30 days from the date we receive your request.

11.  Contacting Us

If you have any query or feedback regarding this Data Protection Notice or any complaint you have relating to how we manage your personal data, you may contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO) at:


Any query or complaint should include, at least, the following details:

  • Your full name and contact information

  •  Brief description of your query or complaint


We treat such queries and feedback seriously and will deal with them confidentially and within a reasonable time.


12.  Changes to this Data Protection Notice


We may update this Data Protection Notice from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the latest Notice on our website. Please visit our website periodically to note any changes. Changes to this Notice take effect when they are posted on our website.

 Last Updated: 3 June 2022

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