Privacy Policy

What Is This Privacy Policy for?

In the course of our dealings with you, we will collect and process data, which contains personal information about you, in order to provide you with the goods and services you request and to support our ongoing relationship with you. Tecman Speciality Materials Ltd takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This Privacy Policy describes in detail how we will use your personal information and how you can exercise your rights with respect to your personal information.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use your personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR) and other applicable laws and regulations that relate to data protection and policy, such as Privacy and Electronics Communications Regulations (PECR). Please read this privacy policy carefully.

Privacy policy

Definitions and interpretation

1. In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:

Data

collectively all information that you submit to Tecman Speciality Materials Ltd via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998

Cookies

A small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website.   Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below

Tecman Speciality Materials Ltd,

We or us.

Tecman Speciality Materials Ltd, a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 9216154 whose registered office is at Berrington House, Berrington Road, Warwickshire, CV311NB;

UK and EU Cookie Law

The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

User or you

Any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Tecman Speciality Materials Ltd and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Tecman Speciality Materials Ltd and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and

Website

The website that you are currently using, www.tecmanuk.com, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions

2. In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation

a)       the singular includes the plural and vice versa;

b)      references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;

c)       a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;

d)      including" is understood to mean "including without limitation";

e)      reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;

f)        the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy.

Scope of this privacy policy

3. This privacy policy applies only to the actions of Tecman Speciality Materials Ltd and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites

Data collected

4. We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:

  • Any personal detail you submit through digital forms, such as name and email address.
  • Job Title
  • Contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers
  • Information which allows us to recognise who you are and how you use this website. This data is collected by cookies from your navigation through the site and is used in order to help personalise your experience (suggested products etc.) and save you the time and effort of re-entering information on each return to the site. (See clause Cookies below)
  • Your IP address (your computer’s unique ID number). This is automatically logged by our web server and is used to alert us to your interest in our website and your location (town/city), for use on our site analytics.

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy. You are within your rights to request to view any personal information we hold on you. In order to do so, please apply for a Subject Access Request form HERE.

Once your request is received we will confirm your identity and will get back to you with the information requested within 30 days.

If you provide us with information about another person, you must do so with their express consent and in the knowledge that they are fully aware of the ways in which we use their personal information, as set out in this privacy policy.

Our use of Data

5. For purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, Tecman Speciality Materials Ltd is the "data controller".

6. We will retain any Data you submit for 12 months

7. Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to any third-party disclosures specifically set out in this policy, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties. This includes our affiliates and / or other companies within our group.

8. All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. For more details on security see the clause below (Security)

9. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:

a)       For internal record keeping

b)      To improve our products / services

c)       For transmission by email of promotional materials that may be of interest to you

d)      For contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the Website;

e)      To process orders

f)        To process applications for credit agreements

g)       To provide pre and after sales service

h)      To comply with legal requirements

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Third party websites and services

10. Tecman Speciality Materials Ltd may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with certain processes necessary for the operation of the Website. The providers of such

11. Any Data used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that we request. Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, any Data that is processed by third parties will be processed within the terms of this privacy policy and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998

Links to other websites

12. This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

Changes of business ownership and control

13. Tecman Speciality Materials Ltd may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Tecman Speciality Materials Ltd. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

14. We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.

15. In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.

Controlling use of your Data

16. Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that Data. This may include the following:

17. use of Data for direct marketing purposes; and

18. sharing Data with third parties.

Alternatively, you can contact our customer service team by phone and request to be removed from our database.

Functionality of the Website

19. To use all features and functions available on the Website, you may be required to submit certain Data.

You may restrict your internet browser's use of Cookies. For more information see the clause below (Cookies)

20. Accessing your own Data

21. You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal Data held by Tecman Speciality Materials Ltd (where such Data is held) on payment of a small fee, which will not exceed £10.00.

Security

22. Data security is of great importance to Tecman Speciality Materials Ltd and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected via this Website.

23. If password access is required for certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

24. We endeavour to do our best to protect your personal Data. However, transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure and is done at your own risk. We cannot ensure the security of your Data transmitted to the Website.

25. We never sell your information to third-parties.

Cookies

26. This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. Tecman Speciality Materials Ltd uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website. Tecman Speciality Materials Ltd has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

27. All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.

28. Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling Tecman Speciality Materials Ltd to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.

29. This Website may place the following Cookies

Type of Cookie

Purpose

Analytical/performance cookies

They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

30. You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies, but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.

31. You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however, you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.

32. It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

General

33. You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.

34. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.

35. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.

36. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

Changes to this privacy policy

37. Tecman Speciality Materials Ltd reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.

You may contact Tecman Speciality Materials Ltd by email at techsupport@tecmanuk.com

01 May 2018