Terms & Privacy

Terms of Use

This website is owned and managed by Urban Fresh Foods Ltd, a company organised and existing under the laws of the United Kingdom, having its registered office at 4-8 Emerson Street, London SE1 9DU, Company number and registered with company number 05833700 (‘UFF’).

UFF is a subsidiary of Lotus Bakeries NV, a company organized and existing under the laws of Belgium, having its registered office at Gentstraat 1, 9971 Lembeke (Belgium) and registered with company number 0401.030.860.

The information (such as texts, images, links, etc. ) on this website is purely informative. Neither UFF nor any of its affiliates makes any express or implied representation or warranty as to the accuracy, content or completeness of this information. UFF reserves the right to make changes or corrections at any time, as well as to delete all or part of the information.

This website is intended for personal and non-commercial purposes of the website visitor. The content of the website (such as layout and design, texts, graphics, photos, etc.) is protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. The content of the website may not be reproduced or communicated without prior and written permission of UFF. All trademarks and tradenames displayed on the website are owned by Lotus Bakeries nv and affiliates.

By accessing and using this website, you agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy. The website is subject to British law.

Privacy Policy

Your personal information & privacy

If you are hungry and just want to check out our tasty nibbles, you can browse our websites until you’re full without giving BEAR any personal information. By websites we mean www.bearnibbles.co.uk, www.bigbookclub.bearnibbles.co.uk,www.bearcards.co.uk. If you want to do a few other things (such as sign up for a newsletter) then you will need to provide some personal information.

In the same way we don’t mess around with our ingredients, we won’t mess around with your personal information. For us, it goes without saying that your personal information is treated confidentially, taking into account all relevant provisions of the applicable privacy legislation, such as but not limited to the General Data Protection Regulation “GDPR”.

Keep reading for full details of our General Privacy Policy (we’ll just call it Policy after this).

Warning: It gets a bit more grizzly (legal) from here, but we’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible while ensuring we are telling you everything you need to know about when, why and how we collect your personal data, as well as what we do with it, who we share it with (if at all), how we protect it and the choices you can make about your personal data.

This Policy applies to the processing of your personal data in the context of different applications (email, data capture websites, email marketing services, fulfilment houses etc) provided or operated by us or on our behalf.

Who is responsible for the processing of your personal data at the BEAR Cave?

The legal entity which has overal responsibility for the processing of your personal data and who acts as data controller is:

BEAR, The Big Cave, Deepest Darkest Woods, PO Box 73589, London SE1P 5FP

How will we process your personal data?

Depending on why you give us your personal information, you can find below an overview of the personal data which will be processed, the legal ground(s) and purpose(s) of the processing, if they will be transferred, and the applicable retention periods.

Consumer queries, comments and complaints

You can give BEAR a growl for any reason via our grrr@bearnibbles.co.uk email address. Your message is processed through a customer service solution called Desk.com which is owned by Salesforce. The following data is collected, stored and processed:

  • E-mail address
  • Snail mail address (if supplied)
  • Name (any first and last names as supplied)
  • Phone number (if supplied)
  • Message text
  • IP address

BEAR will only keep your personal data for processing your enquiry. We’ll only hang on to it long enough to reply and/or to investigate your request or concern and it will be deleted within one month afterwards. In exceptional circumstances, and only for complaints, the data may be archived for up to 5 years. We may pass this data on to another affiliate or subsidiary of us for the purpose of further investigation of your concern or complaint. You can find our affiliates on our corporate website: www.lotusbakeries.com. For transfers to our affiliates we provide appropriate safeguards. This processing is based on our legitimate interest to improve our services.

Newsletter sign-up

You can subscribe to BEAR’s newsletter and get lots of exciting and fun facts and grrreat competitions delivered straight to your inbox. You can do this by giving us your free and explicit consent to the processing of your data (first name and e-mail address). You must be 16 years or older to give us this consent and your information, so you might be a parent, guardian or carer signing up on behalf of your cub. We use an email marketing service you might have heard of, MailChimp® (owned by Rocket Science Group), to send our newsletters. The data you share with us in order to sign-up to and receive BEAR’s newsletters is held with MailChimp®.

You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from our newsletters at any time by clicking on the links at the bottom of each newsletter. We will delete your data within 2 weeks from the moment you unsubscribe.

Data collection – BEAR yoyos cards campaign and Reward

You can choose to collect 10 bearcodes and send these to The Big Cave for your Reward. In that case you need to provide your name and postal address. You must be 16 years or older to provide us with this information. Please ask a grrrrown-up to help you with this. We will only use the personal information you share with us in order to hand address the envelope which contains your Reward. We only keep this personal information for as long as we need to address your Reward and do not keep your information on a database or equivalent. We then shred and recycle your personal information. This processing is based on our legimitate interest to send you your Reward.

Data collection – BEAR yoyos free samples

If you are offered a free sample of a BEAR yoyo via a Facebook or Instagram Ad, you will be required to complete the form provided in order to request the sample. You will need to provide your name, postal address and email address in order for us to send you your free sample. You must be 16 years or older to provide us with this information. Your data will be transferred to third parties (located in the UK) in as far as necessary to send you the box which contains your free BEAR yoyo. We (and the necessary third parties) will only keep this personal information for as long as we need to send you your sample and do not keep your information on a database or equivalent. This processing is based on our legitimate interest to send you your free sample. We will use your email address to send you a follow-up email asking about your experience and if you would like to leave a review about BEAR yoyos (see Reviews below). This is entirely optional and at your discretion. If you have opted-in to receive further news from BEAR then we use your email address to add to our newsletter database (see Newsletter sign-up above). 


You can leave a review about our products on our website. You need to give your explicit consent before you can submit this review. We rely on the services from Bazaarvoice Inc. to collect and process these reviews. Your name, nickname, e-mail address and of course the content of your review will be processed by them. This information will be stored on their platform hosted in Dublin (Ireland) indefinitely, or until you redraw your consent, whichever comes first. You can withdraw your consent by filing a request for deletion, by emailing dpr@bearnibbles.co.uk including your name, nickname, and e-mail address used when you submitted your review. Your review might be published on other BEAR websites (global BEAR websites) and 3rd party retailer websites accepting content to display under your nickname. Your data will not be transferred to any other third party.

Job applications

To apply for a job at the Cave you can send CV and other relevant information you want to share via jobs@bearnibbles.co.uk.

The requested personal information is used for the purposes of our recruitment process and based on our legitimate interest to recruit new people. Your data will be deleted after closure of the relevant recruitment process. If we want to add your personal data to our recruitment database, we will contact you to obtain your consent.  In case your application results in a job with Urban Fresh Foods Ltd, your information will be stored as further specified in your employment contract. Your data can be transferred to an assessment centre when this is relevant. In that case we will obtain your consent prior to this and provide appropriate safeguards.

Commercial relationship management

Within the framework of our commercial activities it is possible that we receive or collect personal data from our business partners (suppliers, service providers, prospects, clients etc).

The processing of this data is exclusively for managing our business relationships and is therefore based on our legitimate interest. We will always take your privacy rights into account. Your data will be stored for 10 years after the end of our business relationship and will be subject to continuous monitoring.

Your data may be disclosed to another affiliate or subsidiary of us when this is useful in our B2B relationship. You can find our affiliates on our corporate website (www.lotusbakeries.com). For transfers to our affiliates we provide appropriate safeguards.

Protection of your personal data

We have a set of technical and organisational security measures in place to protect your personal data against unlawful or unauthorised access or use, as well as against accidental loss or damage to their integrity. These measures have been designed taking into account our IT infrastructure, the potential impact on your privacy and the costs involved and are in accordance with current industry standards and practice.

Your personal data will only be processed by a third party if that third party agrees to comply with those technical and organisational data security measures.


We use cookies on our websites. They might not stand up to milk, but they are pretty clever. They are little files stored on your computer. They contain the address of our website and a unique user ID. They next time you visit our website, your computer will know that you have been here before and send information contained in that cookie back to our site. By using cookies, we hope we’re giving you a quicker and more efficient experience on our website. Cookies don’t usually contain any personal information that we can use to identify you. If you are happy with that then scurry along to the good parts of the website. You can always change your browser settings to control which sites store cookies. You can also delete the already installed cookies from your computer or mobile device at any time.

This website can use different types of cookies: ‘essential cookies’ (essential to enable you to move around our website and use its features), ‘functional cookies’ (these cookies allow the website to remember choices you make, such as language or the region you are in, and provide enhanced, more personal features), ‘performance cookies’ (to collect information about the way you use the website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor.) and sometimes ‘advertising cookies’ (used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns).


You have the following rights in relation to your personal data:

  • If your personal data stored by BEAR is incorrect, you can of course apply for a correction.
  • You can always request information about your personal data collected, stored and processed by BEAR. To receive this kind of information you need to prove your identity (for example, by sending us a copy of your ID).
  • In case the processing is based on your consent, you may revoke your consent to the storage and processing of your personal data.
  • You may require us to erase any data concerning you (except in some cases, for example when we have to save your data to prove a transaction or when required by law)
  • You have the right to request a restriction on the processing of your personal data (for example, while the accuracy of your personal data is being checked).
  • If you do not agree with the way BEAR is processing your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK Data Protection Authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) https://ico.org.uk/

Who to contact if you have any questions or requests?

For any questions, requests or complaints concerning the application of this Policy or to exercise your rights, as described in this Policy, you may contact us at grrr@bearnibbles.co.uk. If you prefer, you can write to us at BEAR, The Big Cave, Deepest Darkest Woods, PO Box 73589, London SE1P 5FP

Changes to our Policy

We keep our Policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this webpage. This Policy was last updated on February 2019.