Terms And Conditions
This website is operated by Gruma Europe Limited (“we” or “us”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 03824611, with registered office at Fifth Floor The Mille, 1000 Great West Road, Brentford, TW8 9HH, United Kingdom. This website and its contents are intended to be accessed by residents of the United Kingdom.
We may revise these Terms at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.
We may modify our site and/or discontinue its operation at any time without prior announcement, either wholly or in part, at our own discretion and without accepting liability.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site.
Certain services offered by or through our site, such as mobile applications, sweepstakes, offers, contests and other services, may be governed by additional terms and conditions presented in conjunction with them. You must agree to the additional terms before using such services. These Terms and any additional terms will apply equally. If any additional term is irrevocably inconsistent with any provision of these Terms, the additional term will prevail.
Intellectual Property Rights
We retain full and complete title to all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it, including any artwork, graphics, text, video and audio clips, trademarks, logos and other content (collectively, our “Content”). Our Content is protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
If you agree to these Terms (as well as any additional terms and conditions related to specific Content), then you may download, print and/or copy our Content solely for your own personal use.
Unless we provide you with written authorisation to do so, you may not:
No Reliance on Information
We have compiled the content of this website carefully and use all endeavours to ensure that the information provided is correct. However, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.
Limitation of Liability
Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.
To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied.
We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:
If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
You agree to indemnify and defend us and our directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all losses, liabilities, actual or pending claims, actions, damages, expenses, costs of defense and reasonable attorneys’ fees brought against us by any third-party arising from your use of our site or any violation of these Terms, the rights of a third-party or applicable law. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification hereunder. In any event, no settlement that affects our rights or obligations may be made without our prior written approval.
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site.
You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
Linking to Our Site
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you. Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
You must be at least age thirteen (13) to use our site. By accessing, using and/or submitting information to or through our site, you represent that you are not younger than age 13. If you are between age thirteen (13) and the age of majority in your place of residence, you may use our site only under the supervision of your parent or legal guardian. Access to our site may be denied without notice if we believe that you are not at least age 13.
If you are the parent or legal guardian and consent to your minor child’s access to and use of our site, you agree to be bound by these Terms on behalf of yourself and your minor child. We encourage you to investigate commercially-available parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) that may assist you in limiting access to material considered harmful to minors.
These Terms automatically terminate when you fail to comply with any term or condition of them. We may terminate or modify your access to our site, with or without notice to you, at any time for any reason.
If you are a consumer, please note that these Terms, their subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree to that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.
These Terms (i) are to the benefit of and will be binding upon us and you and your successors and assigns, respectively; and (ii) may be assigned by us but you may not assign them without our prior express written consent.
If any provision of these Terms is or becomes unenforceable or invalid, the remaining provisions will continue with the same effect as if such unenforceable or invalid provision had not been inserted herein.
Gruma Group – Tax Strategy
This tax strategy for the Gruma Group is published in accordance with schedule 19 Finance Act 2016. It sets out the strategy towards UK taxation adopted by the Gruma Group.
GRUMA is a Mexican group that operates in 19 different countries, such as, US, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Spain, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Italy, Ukraine, Turkey, Russia, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia where it keeps 79 plants dedicated to production and commercialization of corn flour, under MASECA brand, as well as flatbreads, tortillas, chips and other products corn derivatives, under Mission Brand.
Specifically, Gruma operates in the UK under the Mission Foods brand name as well as supplying a range of flatbreads, tortilla chips and Mexican meal kits under a variety of own label names.
Paying its Fair Share
All Gruma businesses and companies that operate within the UK are registered for taxation in the UK and pay UK tax in full on their total profits and gains.
How Gruma Manages its Tax Risks
The European Finance Director has overall responsibility for tax matters within the Gruma Group in the UK. He is supported by the UK finance team at the UK Plants. Each plant of the business has its own finance team which reports to the European finance team. In addition, Gruma has a tax department which reviews tax submissions from an overall world perspective and offer support to all of the managers in each country in decisions with tax implications.
The preparation of corporation tax returns is outsourced to an appropriately qualified accountancy firm and reviewed by Gruma employed accountants prior to submission.
The European Finance Director communicates with and advises the Board on the tax affairs and risks of the Group within Europe.
Gruma Groups’ attitude to tax planning and tax risk
In the countries described previously, GRUMA established its subsidiaries where they reside for fiscal purposes and pay taxes according with conditions stipulated in local legislations. None of the entities of GRUMA group are considered fiscally transparent so, all of them are taxpayers of the income tax in its country of residency.
GRUMA group do not perform operations which main objective is to reduce or erode the taxable profit of its legal entities, nor transfer from them profits to jurisdictions with territorial tax regimes or with a low tax rate.
The international tax policy of GRUMA group is to comply with the tax obligations correctly and honestly, within legal framework, as well as avoiding aggressive or uncertain tax positions.
Working with HMRC
Gruma is open and honest in its dealings with HMRC. The Head of UK Finance will keep HMRC informed of any developments in the business.
Any inadvertent errors will be reported to HMRC promptly and with full disclosure.