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Privacy and Cookies Policy

Updated 13/07/2018

1. Introduction

1.1 Safety Technology International Limited (company number: 05872791) of Taylor House, 34 Sherwood, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 3DR, is committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors to our website.
1.2 This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the Personal Data of visitors to our website; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that Personal Data.
1.3 We use cookies on our website. We will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website.
1.4 In this policy, Data Protection Legislation shall mean:
(i) until the GDPR comes into force, the Data Protection Act 1998, and then
(ii) unless and until the GDPR is no longer directly applicable in the UK, the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, as amended or updated from time to time, in the UK and then (iii) any successor legislation to the GDPR or the Data Protection Act 1998. Unless otherwise stated, terms appearing in bold shall in the remainder of this agreement have the meanings as defined in the Data Protection Legislation.
1.5 In this policy, “STI-EMEA”, “we“, “us” and “our” refer to Safety Technology International Limited.

2. How we use your Personal Data

2.1 In this Section 2 we have set out:
(a) the general categories of Personal Data that we may process;
(b) the purposes for which we may process Personal Data; and
(c) the legal bases of the processing.
2.2 We may process data about your use of our website (“usage data”). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is our analytics tracking system. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website. The legal basis for this processing is consent, or our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services.
2.3 We may process information contained in any enquiry you submit to us regarding our goods or services (“enquiry data”). The enquiry data may be processed for the purposes of offering, marketing and selling relevant goods or services to you. The legal basis for this processing is consent.
2.4 We may process information relating to our customer relationships, including customer contact information (“customer relationship data”). The customer relationship data may include your name, your employer, your job title or role, your contact details, and information contained in between us and you or your employer. The source of the customer relationship data is you or your employer.
The customer relationship data may be processed for the purposes of managing our relationships with customers, communicating with customers, keeping records of those communications and promoting our products and services to customers. The legal basis for this processing is consent, or our legitimate interests, namely the proper management of our customer relationships.
2.5 We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us (“correspondence data”). The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. Our website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications with users.
2.6 We may process any of your Personal Data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.
2.7 We may process any of your Personal Data identified in this policy where necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, or obtaining professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper protection of our business against risks.
2.8 In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your Personal Data set out in this Section 2, we may also process any of your Personal Data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
2.9 Please do not supply any other person’s Personal Data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.

3. Providing your Personal Data to others

3.1 We may disclose your Personal Data to any member of our group of companies insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes, and on the legal bases, set out in this policy.
3.2 We may disclose your Personal Data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
3.3 We may disclose any of your Personal Data identified in this policy to distributors, resellers, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for purpose of supplying you goods or services you have purchased, or as necessary to help respond to an inquiry from you, and for the purpose of keeping proper records of those transactions.
3.4 We may disclose your Personal Data, including but not limited to, your name, email address, addresses and telephone number to any of our appointed European manufacturer sales representative for the purposes of providing you with information relating to our products and services throughout Europe and to help them develop a relationship and assist in responding to an inquiry from you throughout Europe.
3.5 We may disclose your enquiry data to one or more of those selected third party suppliers or resellers of goods for the purpose of enabling them to contact you so that they can offer, market and sell to you relevant goods. Each such third party will act as a data controller in relation to the enquiry data that we supply to it; and upon contacting you, each such third party will supply to you a copy of its own privacy policy, which will govern that third party’s use of your Personal Data.
3.6 In addition to the specific disclosures of Personal Data set out in this Section 3, we may disclose your Personal Data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your Personal Data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

4. International transfers of your Personal Data

4.1 We do not transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

5. Retaining and deleting Personal Data

5.1 This Section 5 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of Personal Data.
5.2 We will only retain your Personal Data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, and in any event no longer than 7 years unless provided for in this Section 5. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.
5.3 To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those.
5.5 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 5, we may retain your Personal Data where such retention is necessary for compliance with any legal obligations, regulatory, tax, accounting or other reporting requirements to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

6. Security of Personal Data

6.1 We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
6.2 We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

7. Amendments

7.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
7.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are aware of, and consent to, any changes to this policy.

8. Your rights

8.1 In this Section 8, we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.
8.2 Your principal rights under data protection law are:
(a) the right to access;
(b) the right to rectification;
(c) the right to erasure;
(d) the right to restrict processing;
(e) the right to object to processing;
(f) the right to data portability;
(g) the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
(h) the right to withdraw consent.
8.3 You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your Personal Data and, where we do, access to the Personal Data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of Personal Data concerned and the recipients of the Personal Data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your Personal Data.
8.3 You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your Personal Data and, where we do, access to the Personal Data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of Personal Data concerned and the recipients of the Personal Data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your Personal Data.
8.4 You will not have to pay a fee to access your Personal Data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we could refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
8.5 You have the right to have any inaccurate Personal Data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete Personal Data about you completed.
8.6 In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your Personal Data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the Personal Data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the Personal Data have been unlawfully processed. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
8.7 In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your Personal Data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the Personal Data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the Personal Data for the purposes of our processing, but you require Personal Data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your Personal Data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.
8.8 You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
8.9 You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your Personal Data for this purpose.
8.10 You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
8.11 To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your Personal Data is:
(a) consent; or
(b) that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract,
and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your Personal Data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
8.12 If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
8.13 To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.
8.14 You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your Personal Data by written notice to us, in addition to the other methods specified in this Section 8.
8.15 We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it could take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

9. Third party websites

9.1 Our website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications and also details of third-party websites.
9.2 Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy policies and their practices. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

10. Personal Data of children

10.1 Our website is targeted at persons over the age of 18.
10.2 If we have reason to believe that we hold Personal Data of a person under that age in our databases, we will delete that Personal Data.

11. Updating information

11.1 Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

12. Acting as a data processor

12.1 Insofar as we act as a data processor rather than a data controller, this policy shall not apply. Our legal obligations as a data processor are instead set out in the contract between us and the relevant data controller.

13. About cookies

13.1 A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser when you first visit our website. The cookie allows us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit to the site. Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. If you choose not to receive our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience with the site will be as quick or responsive as if you do receive cookies.
13.2 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
13.3 The information we collect by using cookies is not personally identifiable; it does not include information about your computer settings, your connection to the internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns or geographical location. However, personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

14. Cookies that we use

14.1 We use cookies for the following purposes:
(a) Status – we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website. Cookies used for this purpose are:
– (cookies beginning with) wordpress_logged_in_* )]];
(b) Personalisation – we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise our website for you. Cookies used for this purpose are:
– lert (used for displaying the site’s red notification bar)
– wp-settings-1 (settings for logged-in CMS users)
– wp-settings-time-1 (settings for logged-in CMS users))]];
(c) Security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally. Cookies used for this purpose are:
– wordpress_test_cookie
– (cookies beginning with) wordpress_sec_*)]];
(d) Analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services. Cookies used for this purpose are:
 (cookies beginning with) _ga*
 _gid
 cookie_aweber_referrer_id)]];

15. Cookies used by our service providers

15.1 Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.
15.2 We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of the gtag.js and analytics.js set cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. The relevant cookies are:
_ga
_gid
_gat
AMP_TOKEN
_gac_<property-id>
Any other relevant cookies listed at: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

16. Managing cookies

16.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).
16.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
16.3 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

17. Our details

17.1 This website is owned and operated by Safety Technology International Limited.
17.2 We are registered in England under registration number 05872791, and our registered office is at 34 Sherwood Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 3DR.
17.3 Our principal place of business is at Taylor House, 34 Sherwood Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 3DR.
17.4 You can contact us:
(a) by post, to the postal address given above;
(b) using our website contact form; or
(c) by telephone, on +44 (0)1527 520 999 from M-F, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. GMT.

TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT: 1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Please review the following basic rules (“Terms of Use Agreement”) that govern your use of our website. Your use of our website constitutes your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by this Terms of Use Agreement. We reserve the right to update or modify this Terms of Use Agreement at any time without prior notice. Your use of our website following any such change constitutes your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by the Terms of Use Agreement as changed. We encourage you to review these Terms of Use Agreement whenever you use our website. By using our website, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the Terms of Use Agreement.

2. COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS

2.1 All materials, including images, text, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, programs and written and other materials that are part of our website are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress and/or other intellectual property owned, controlled or licensed by us to, any member of our global group, parents, affiliates, or by third parties who have licensed their materials to us and are protected by trade mark, copyright and/or other intellectual property laws.
2.2 The compilation of all content on our website is the exclusive property of us, or of our parent, affiliates, or third parties who have licensed their materials to us, and is also protected by copyright laws. Access to our website does not authorise anyone to use any name, logo or mark in any manner.

3. USE OF OUR WEBSITE

3.1 You may access and view the content on our website solely for personal, noncommercial purposes. You may copy limited portions of the content solely by page caching or printing and solely for personal, noncommercial use, provided that (1) you do not make such content available to any third party and (2) you do not remove any proprietary notice from such content, or alter the content in any way. You may not: modify, delete, add to, or create derivative works of the content. You may not publish, distribute, transmit, broadcast or frame the content in any manner; copy or post the content for public display; collect, re-purpose or reuse any data or product listings contained in the content; sell or attempt to sell the content; exploit the content for your own purposes; or make derivative use of our website or its content. In addition, you agree not to rely on any content created or posted by our website.

4. THIRD-PARTY CONTENT

4.1 We may distribute some content supplied by third parties that is incorporated within our content. We have no control over such third-party content, do not endorse it, and are not responsible for its completeness, accuracy or reliability. Any information, advice, opinions, or statements contained within such third-party content are attributable to the author of such content and not to us.

5. AMENDMENTS AND CORRECTIONS TO CONTENT

5.1 We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or reliability of information appearing on the website. Our website may contain errors and omissions relating to product descriptions and availability. We reserve the right to correct or update errors or omissions and to change information at our discretion without prior notice. We also reserve the right to cancel an order for a product in the event of an error or omission in the description of such product, whether due to a typographical error, an error in information received from our suppliers, or otherwise.

6. SITE SECURITY

6.1 Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of our website, including, without limitation, (1) accessing data not intended for such user or logging onto a server or an account which the user is not authorised to access; (2) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorisation; (3) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, “flooding”, “spamming”, “mailbombing” or “crashing”; (4) sending unsolicited email, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services; or (5) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. We will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations. You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of our website or any activity being conducted on our website. You agree, further, not to use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism, including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents, to navigate or search our website other than the search engine and search agents available from us on our website and other than generally available third party web browsers (e.g., Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Explorer).

7. PROHIBITED USES

7.1 You agree to use our website and all related services only for lawful purposes and not to allow others to use your account for any unlawful purpose. Use of our website in violation of any applicable law, regulation, ordinance, or other rule imposed by any governmental authority is prohibited.

8. INDEMNIFICATION

8.1 You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us, our parents and affiliates harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from or related to your use of our website.

9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

9.1 In no event will we, our affiliates, suppliers, service providers, or other third parties affiliated with us be liable for any indirect, incidental, extraordinary, exemplary, punitive or consequential damages whatsoever, including without limitation those resulting from lost profits, lost data or business interruption, arising out of the use or inability to use our website or related services, the results of such services, or any information contained on the Site or in such services, whether such damages are based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not such party is advised of the possibility of such damages.

10. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

10.1 Our website and all related services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and with all faults, and the entire risk as to satisfactory quality, performance, accuracy and effort is with you. Except for the express warranties explicitly provided herein, neither we nor our partners, providers, or affiliates make any representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of our website, the content, any information made available by or through our website, any goods or services purchased or obtained through our website, or any transactions entered into by use of or through our website. To the extent permitted by law, we and our partners, providers, and affiliates disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, accuracy, title, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement and quiet enjoyment. Neither we nor our partners, providers, or affiliates warrant that use of our website or any related services will be uninterrupted, available at any time or from any location, secure or error-free, or free of viruses or other harmful components. Neither We nor Our partners, providers or affiliates warrant that our website or any related services will meet your requirements or that any defects will be corrected. Furthermore, neither we nor our partners, providers, or affiliates make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from use of our website or as to the accuracy, completeness, reliability or timeliness of any information available on or through our website.
10.2 You understand and agree that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of our website is at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the downloading of such material and/or data.
10.3 No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you us or through our website shall create any warranty not expressly made herein.

11. VIOLATION OF TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT

11.1 Please note that at any time, if we determine that you have abused or violated the letter or intent of any of these terms, conditions or guidelines, or any applicable law, We reserve the right to terminate or suspend your access to our website and all related services, initiate an investigation, remove materials from our servers, issue a warning, block any prohibited activity, and take any other responsive action. Users who violate the Terms of Use Agreement may additionally incur criminal and/or civil liability.

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