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British American Tobacco p.l.c. (No. 3407697) Annual Report
This is the Annual Report of the British American Tobacco Group and the Company, comprising the Directors’ report and the audited financial statements, for the year ended 31 December 2010. It has been drawn up and is presented in accordance with, and reliance upon, applicable English company law. The liabilities of the Directors in connection with this report shall be subject to the limitations and restrictions provided by such law.
References in this publication to ‘British American Tobacco’, ‘we’, ‘us’, and ‘our’ when denoting opinion refer to British American Tobacco p.l.c. and when denoting tobacco business activity refer to British American Tobacco Group operating companies, collectively or individually as the case may be.
The Annual Report is published on www.bat.com. A printed copy is mailed to shareholders on the UK main register who have elected to receive it. Otherwise, shareholders are notified that the Annual Report is available on the website and will, at the time of that notification, receive a short Performance Summary (which sets out an overview of the Group’s performance, headline facts and figures and key dates in the Company’s financial calendar) as well as a Notice of Annual General Meeting and Proxy Form.
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More detailed information concerning risks, uncertainties and factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are contained in this Annual Report.
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a) Information about you
When you visit our website we may ask you for information about yourself. We may need to know your name, address, email address and other information to provide you with information or to reply to your queries.
In addition to the information you provide, we may also collect information about you through the use of automatic data collection tools. These tools collect certain standard information about you such as your browser type and language, access times and your Internet Protocol (IP) address.
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b) Sharing this information
British American Tobacco may share personal information in the following ways:
- From time to time your personal information may be transferred to other British American Tobacco entities worldwide or to 3rd party agents or representatives of British American Tobacco for the purposes of system maintenance.
- British American Tobacco may also be required to disclose your personal information to: (i) respond to duly authorised information requests of police and governmental authorities; (ii) comply with any law, regulation, subpoena, or court order; (iii) help prevent fraud or to enforce or protect the rights and properties of British American Tobacco or its subsidiaries; or (iv) protect the personal safety of British American Tobacco employees and third parties on British American Tobacco property.
- Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, British American Tobacco decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganise businesses in some countries. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or the receipt of it from sellers. It is British American Tobacco’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.
c) Access to and accuracy of your information
British American Tobacco strives to keep your personal information accurately recorded. If you would like copies of that information, or if you would like us to correct any factual inaccuracies in that information, or if you would like that information blocked or deleted from our records, then please contact the Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Department of British American Tobacco, Globe House, 4 Temple Place London, WC2R 2PG or e-mail us using the Contact us section of our corporate website www.bat.com
d) Keeping your personal information secure
British American Tobacco will take reasonable technical and organisational security measures to prevent the loss, misuse, alteration or unlawful disclose of information you give us. Any 3rd party, agent or representative of British American Tobacco who requires access to your information is also required to implement reasonable technical and organisational security measures to protect your information.
e) International data transfers
Information that we collect may be transferred across international borders for further processing, storage or use. Transfers may occur between members of the British American Tobacco Group including their affiliates, customers and suppliers.
Any 3rd party, agent or representative of British American Tobacco who imports personal data in the course of providing services to British American Tobacco is required to keep that information confidential and comply with national data protection laws or where applicable be bound by appropriate contractual obligations that protect your personal data.
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- British American Tobacco reserves the right at any time and without notice to enhance, modify, alter, suspend or permanently discontinue all or any part of this website and to restrict or prohibit access to it.
- British American Tobacco will not intentionally collect any information about visitors to this website who are under eighteen years of age. If British American Tobacco becomes aware that a child has provided any information this will immediately be deleted from British American Tobacco’s records.
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