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Chemical Risk Manager privacy policy

We value the privacy of our visitors and subscribers, and we promise never to share your information with any third parties unless you give us your express permission to do so.

Below you will find details of how we process information relating to users of the Chemical Risk Manager service. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

When you visit this website you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our website.

1. Personal information you choose to provide:

Registration information
- when you register for any of our products, services or newsletters you will provide us information about yourself. This information may include your name, email address, telephone number, physical address and other pieces of information personal to you and/or to your organisation.

Email information - if you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We give these electronic communications the same level of protection as we give information received by mail and telephone.

2. Website use information

Similar to other commercial websites, ours uses a standard technology called cookies (see explanation below, "What are cookies?") and web server log files. These help us collect information about how our site is used. Information gathered this way may include the date and time of visits, pages viewed, time spent on our website. It may also tell us the sites visited just before and just after your visit.

Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing the products and services you requested, processing your payment, monitoring the use of the service, marketing and promotional efforts, improvement of our content and service offerings, customisation of our site's content, layout, services and for other lawful purposes.

These uses improve our site and better tailor it to meet your needs. Furthermore, such information may be shared with others on an aggregate basis. Personally identifiable information or business information will not be shared with parties except as required by law.

Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services, and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us at the link provided on the newsletter.

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier.

When you visit a website, that site's computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

Browsers are usually set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive them, you may alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you do this, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function as effectively when viewed.

A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or pass on computer viruses.

As you visit and browse our website, the site uses cookies to differentiate you from other users. In some cases, we also use cookies to prevent you from having to log in more than is necessary for security.

Cookies, in conjunction with our Web server's log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our website and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback to constantly improve our website and better serve our clients.

Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not intentionally store any personal information that your browser provided to us in your cookies.

The following cookies are used on Chemical Risk Manager:

Session cookies:
These ensure that your browser session is recognised as you move from page to page so that, for example, you don’t have to login each time you visit a new page. These cookies are deleted when you close the browser. When logged in, we are able to match your browser session to the user registration details you have given us, however these details are not stored in any cookies.

Remember me cookie:
When you login in there is an option to ‘remember me on this computer’. When ticked this sets a cookie which remains on your computer indefinitely (unless it is deleted manually or via a browser setting), and enables the website to log you in automatically each time you return to the site, even after closing the browser.

Forum cookie:
When you visit our forum, cookies are used to recognise your browser session as you move from page to page, separate from the session cookies used on the main site.

Advertising cookie:
We display ads managed through Google’s DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP) service. The cookies set by this service are described on this Google page.

Google Analytics cookie:
We use the Google Analytics service to provide reporting on usage of the Chemical Watch site. The service sets a number of cookies, which are described on this Google page and in detail on this Google page .

IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as traffic data so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.

We do not share, sell, lend or lease any of the information that uniquely identify a subscriber (such as email addresses or personal details) with anyone except to the extent it is necessary to process transactions or provide services that you have requested.

You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by contacting us.

We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.

We may also disclose account information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our terms and conditions or to protect the safety of our users and the public.

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our website, or the information or content contained therein. Often links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our website.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our website to another website, our privacy policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites, which have a link on our website, is subject to that website's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

By using our website you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this privacy policy. We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time with or without notice.

Please note that your information will be stored and processed on our computers in the UK. The laws on holding personal data here may be less stringent than the laws of your country of residence or citizenship.

To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

This site allows visitors to unsubscribe so that they will not receive future messages. After unsubscribing we will discontinue sending the particular messages as soon as technically feasible.

From time to time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information.

Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as postal/zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use of and satisfaction with this site.

In the event that the website (or a substantial portion of its assets) is acquired, your information would be considered part of those assets, and may be part of those assets that are transferred.

We may change this policy from time to time. All changes will be published here, so be sure to check back periodically. However, please be assured that if the any changes are made in future, we will not use the personal information you have submitted to us in any manner that is inconsistent with this policy, without your prior consent.