Privacy & Cookies Policy

Specac Limited ("Specac") is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. We will maintain the privacy of and protect your personal information in accordance with Specac's normal procedures and all applicable law. Please read the following policy to understand how we will treat your personal information when you use our website (the "Website").

Collection and Use of Personal Information

There are two ways we may collect and use information about you:

1. Information you voluntarily provide

Specac collects the information you voluntarily provide when you use the Website, for example, the information you provide when you sign up to receive the Newsletter, when you ask us a question or email us with feedback, or maybe complete a survey. Some of this information will be personal information and Specac will only use it for the purposes for which you provide it. For example, if you provide your email address when you sign up to receive the Newsletter, we use your email address to deliver the Newsletter. Note that the Newsletter contains an "unsubscribe" option incase you want to discontinue receiving the Newsletter at any time.

2. Information sent to us by your web browser

Every time you log onto the Website we store details of your visit, including your IP address. The use of this data is primarily for statistical and monitoring purposes and helps us to evaluate use and performance and improve the content of the Website. For more information please scroll down and read our Cookies Policy.

Transfer of Personal Information

We may from time to time transfer some of the information we collect to other Specac offices. Some of Specac's offices are located in countries outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"), including the United States, which do not have the same level of data protection that exists in the EEA. Whenever we transfer your personal information to countries outside of the EEA, we will ensure that your privacy rights are protected and that the information is transferred in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the UK Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR.

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable living person.  When “you” or “your” are used in this statement, we are referring to the relevant individual who is the subject of the personal data.

Sharing and Retaining Personal Information

We do not sell, rent, or exchange the personal information we collect from you with any third parties outside of Specac without your consent. Where we share your personal information with other Specac offices, they will use your information in a manner consistent with the purposes for which it was collected and consistent with this Privacy Policy and all applicable protection and privacy laws.

We will only disclose your personal information to third parties to: comply with the law or regulatory authorities, enforce or apply our terms of business, protect our rights and those of our users, or with your consent. In such cases we will take appropriate steps to protect your personal information.

Specac may provide your personal information with third parties we hire to perform support services for us. Where third parties are required to use the personal information we share with them only to perform services on our behalf and to treat your personal information as strictly confidential. Specac retains the personal information collected on the Website only as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, or as permitted by applicable law.

Access to Special Content and Services

Some areas and content on the Website may require you to register with Specac to gain access. If you choose not to register and provide your personal information, you may still use most of the Website.

Security

All the data we collect from you on the Website is protected against unauthorized access. We maintain appropriate security measures and procedures in place in our physical facilities to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected form you on the Website. We will not be responsible for breaches of our security beyond our reasonable control.

Links to Third Party Sites

Where there are links on the Website to other sites, not operated by Specac, the content of those linked sites is not covered by this privacy policy and is not endorsed by Specac. These other sites will have separate privacy and data collection practices. We do not have responsibility or liability for these independent policies nor for the content, security or privacy practices of those other sites.

Consent

By using the Website, you signify your agreement to be bound by the Specac Limited Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any term in this Policy, please do not use the Website or submit and personally identifiable information.

Cookies Policy | How your cookies are used

The specac.com web site and online services may use visitor 'cookies'. These cookies are small files of letters and numbers that our website puts onto your computer if you agree. Cookies enable you to use shopping baskets or quote request lists and to personalize your experience on our site (if these features are available to you). They also help us measure the effectiveness of ads and online searches, tell us which parts of our website people have visited and their overall country of origin and provide insights into user behavior so we can improve our communications, products and services. And we use them to optimise provide interest-based advertisements online, from what we learn during your website visit.

For more information about cookies visit: www.allaboutcookies.org 

However, these cookies do not provide personal information such as name, date of birth, home address, email address or telephone number.

If you want to disable cookies in your browser, check out these links for advice on mainstream browsers:

Because cookies are used throughout our websites, disabling them may prevent you from using certain parts and features of the sites correctly.

We use the following categories on our websites and other online services:

Strictly Necessary Cookies | Performance Cookies | Functionality Cookies

Category 1—Strictly Necessary Cookies

Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to use our website and its features correctly. Without these cookies, we would be unable to establish the number of unique users of our website or provide features such as add to quote, log-in/sign-up, cart, checkout and electronic billing.

Category 2—Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how you use our website, such as which pages you go to most. This data may be used to help optimize our websites and make them easier for you to navigate. These cookies are also used to let our Affiliates know if you came to one of our websites from an affiliate and if your visit resulted in the use or purchase of a product or service from us, including details of the product or service purchased. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We may share some of this anonymous, agregated data with an agency to assist, such as with web design. We'd likely use a third party plugin (e.g. Hotjar) to assist with the collection of some of this data.

Category 3—Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make while browsing. For example, they may be used to keep track of what featured products or videos have been viewed to avoid repetition. They also allow us to test different design ideas for particular pages, such as our Homepage. We may share some of this anonymous, agregated data with an agency to assist, such as with web design. We'd likely use a third party plugin (e.g. Hotjar) to assist with the collection of some of this data.

Please get in touch if you have any questions on how we use your data.

Notification of Changes

This privacy policy was last updated on 24 May 2018. We reserve the right to amend or vary this policy at any time and the revised policy will apply from the date posted on the Website.