Brother's European Group Privacy Notice

Brother is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy when you are accessing and using our services. This notice sets out how we use, collect, transfer, store and disclose your data.

This Privacy Notice together with any applicable Website Terms of Use and Cookies Notice set out Brother’s use of personal information collected from you via the online services listed below, whether as a guest or a registered user:

This Privacy Notice also sets out how Brother uses personal information provided to Brother by alternative means such as by phone, email or alternative correspondence.

Where you use a particular service there may be additional terms and conditions which apply to the processing of your personal information, so it is important that you read the applicable terms and conditions for each service that you use. In the event and to the extent of any conflict or inconsistency between such additional terms and conditions and this Privacy Notice, the terms and conditions for a particular service will prevail over this Privacy Notice.

In addition, a Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers, affiliates or other third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy and cookie policies governing their use of your personal information which we highly recommend that you review carefully prior to submitting any of your information. Brother does not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies and the privacy practices of such third party websites.

We encourage you to contact us if you have any concerns regarding this notice and its application. Details of how to do so are listed below.

Who is collecting information?

Brother Industries (U.K.) Ltd, a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 01888853 whose registered office is at Vauxhall Industrial Estate, Ruabon, Wrexham, LL14 6HA, United Kingdom.

Brother International Europe Limited is the European headquarters of Brother Industries Limited, based in Nagoya Japan. Brother is a global manufacturer and distributor of printer and sewing machinery and business solutions, operating in over 40 countries globally.

Information we collect

Brother may collect and process information about you such as:

How we use your information

Brother may use information held about you in the following ways:

In certain circumstances Brother may provide third parties with aggregate information about users of its Websites or services. This may include information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration, to identify and monitor potential sales markets and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

Where we store your data

Generally, Brother will store and process your personal information within the European Economic Area. However, the data that Brother collects from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a country outside the European Economic Area, the laws of which may not provide the same level of protection for your data, although we will always ensure it receives an equivalent level of protection and that any organisations processing your personal data outside of the European Union or the Brother Group must comply with our express instructions regarding your personal information.

Although Brother will endeavour to protect your personal information once Brother receives it, we are not responsible for your transmission of information to us via the internet which may not be completely secure. For the avoidance of doubt, Brother accepts no liability for any loss or damage you may suffer as a result of your device settings or unsecure internet connection.

Where Brother has given you, or where you have chosen, a password to access certain parts of a Website or your registered user account, you should not share this password with others.

Updating your information

Where you submit information to Brother, you should try to ensure such information is accurate, and let us know if such information changes so that we are not holding any inaccurate information about you. If you have registered an account for a Website, you can review and update your personal information yourself at any time by logging in to your account.

Disclosure of your information

Brother will keep your personal information within the Brother group except where disclosure is required or permitted by law. Please note that some Brother group companies are situated outside of the European Economic Area. Please see the “Where we store your data” section above for further information.

Generally, we will not disclose your personal information outside of the Brother group but occasionally Brother may disclose personal information with appropriate safeguards in place in the following circumstances:

Why will Brother use my information?

We will only use your information when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your information in the following circumstances:

When will Brother contact me for marketing purposes?

Brother will inform you (when collecting your information) if Brother would like to use your data for marketing purposes but will only do so if you give your consent to such use of your personal information. You can exercise your right to prevent such use when Brother collects your data by indicating that you do not want to be contacted for marketing purposes. You can also tell Brother should you change your mind about this at a later date by contacting Brother at or via your Website account.

How long will Brother keep my information?

Brother will retain your information for as long as necessary for the relevant activity for which the information was provided. If you delete a Website account, your personal information is either deleted or anonymised and used solely for analytic purposes. Information provided via Web Forms is retained and used for a period of 6 months and is then anonymised and used solely for analytical purposes.

Your rights

Under the Regulation, you have the right to request details of any information held about you, request for any errors in your information to be rectified and, in some circumstances, you may also request the deletion of personal information or that we cease processing your personal information. Should you request access to any information held about you, Brother will process such request in accordance with the Regulation as such may be amended, varied or supplemented from time to time. In order to ensure that any such request is genuine and that we do not make disclosure of personal information to anyone other than the data subject, where we reasonably suspect that a request is fraudulent, we may request that you provide proof of identification. You can delete an account on a Brother Website by following the procedures set out in your Brother Online account.


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Changes to this notice

Brother may change this Privacy Notice from time to time, and will indicate this on this page or elsewhere on the Website. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we have made as they are binding on you.

Further information about protection of personal data and the General Data Protection Regulation

To find out more about protecting your personal information visit your local data protection authority website. If you want to contact us with specific queries or concerns in relation to this Privacy Notice, please email us or contact our European Data Protection Manager by emailing or writing to Data Protection Manager, Brother International Europe Limited, Brother House, 1 Tame Street, Manchester M34 5JE. If the Data Protection Manager is unable to satisfactorily deal with any complaint and you need to approach a data protection authority, we recommend that you approach the local data protection authority in your jurisdiction.