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At PolarSeal, we are committed to respecting your online privacy and recognise your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you share with us.
Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address, an e-mail address or other contact information, whether at work or at home. In general, you can visit our web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself.
Some of our web pages utilise “cookies” and other tracking technologies. A “cookie” is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about web site activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by a web user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them.
You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need to re-enter your original user ID and password to gain access to certain parts of the web site.
To protect your privacy, we have adopted the following principles:
If you chose to have a relationship with PolarSeal, such as a contractual or other business relationship or partnership, we will naturally continue to contact you in connection with that business relationship.
PolarSeal provides secure hosting from one of the largest data centres in the UK, with high levels of both digital and physical security. Our servers are backed up nightly to an offsite location to ensure that if anything were to happen – to the server of the premises – the data would remain completely secure. Each server we provide is fully supported by us at PolarSeal, alongside the team that hosts our server. Ensuring that we provide the best uptime and quickest response possible.
All servers are monitored 24/7, alerting key personnel within the company should a data breach occur. This allows us to easily notify users should anything happen to the server.We ensure that the server, and its packages, are fully up to data at all time, to provide the best possible security and performance. In addition to this, we have our own dedicated firewall that sits in front of the server to help protect against DDoS and other attacks.
Data Subject Rights
GDPR compliance requires data subjects be granted certain rights. What follows us not an exhaustive list, but those rights that are relevant to the collection, processing, and storage of personal data on www.polarseal.net.
Right to Access
Data subjects reserve the right to request and obtain confirmation that data is or is not being collected on them and if so, exactly what data is being collected on them and if so, exactly what data is being collected, how, where, and for what purposes. This data can be manually requested via firstname.lastname@example.org and provided in an electronic format free of charge.
Right to Be Forgotten
Should data subjects at any time wish to withdraw their consent and no longer allow PolarSeal to store their personal data, this request can be manually made via email@example.com. Please be sure to include the full name (including ay prefixes) and email addresses of whom the data is in reference too, so that all data relating to the data subject in question can be accurately removed.
Similar to the rights to access, Data Portability requires that data subjects are able to request, obtain, and/or transfer possession of collected data at any time. As mentioned above, this data can be manually requested via firstname.lastname@example.org and provided in an electronic format free of charge. Should the data subject wish to transfer the possession of the data stored by PolarSeal, please be sure to also include the full name (including any prefixes) and the relevant contact information relating to the individual or organisation who you wish the data to be transferred to.
Should PolarSeal encounter a breach/unauthorised access of personal data that is likely to “result in a risk for the rights and freedoms of individuals”, PolarSeal will ensure that a notification is made within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Some of our webpages utilise “cookie” and other tracking technologies. Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit through a ‘session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the sites you’re visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by other websites who serve up content on that sire (‘third party cookie’).
Where PolarSeal collects Personal Information on the web, we intend to post a purpose statement that explains why Personal Information will be collected and whether we plan to share such Personal Information outside of IST Scientific or those working on our behalf. PolarSeal does not intend to transfer Personal Information without your consent to third parties who are not bound to act on our behalf unless such transfer is legally required.
You may choose whether or not to provide personal information to PolarSeal. The notice we intend to provide where we collect personal information on the web should help you to make this choice.
If you choose to have a relationship with PolarSeal, such as contractual or other business relationship or partnership, we will naturally continue to contact you in connection with that business relationship.
Wherever your persona information may be held within PolarSeal or on its behalf, we intend to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the personal information that you share with us from an unauthorised access or disclosure.
We are committed to privacy and, are actively involved in and support current industry initiatives to preserve individual privacy rights on the Internet. Protecting your privacy on-line is an evolving area, and our web sites are constantly evolving to meet these demands.
We are committed to protecting your right to privacy. PolarSeal respects your privacy and we will use our best efforts to ensure that the information you provide to us remains private. Information provided will only be stored on computers based in the UK.
For control of our business, our website logs IP addresses, which is the automatic number assigned to your computer when you surf the web. The IP address allows us to anonymously track visitors’ usage on our website. Your IP address is not connected to any personally identifiable or on-line contact information like a name and address, so you remain anonymous at all times.
Cookies set by Google Analytics
Cookie Name: _utma Content: randomly generated number Used for: identifying unique visitors Expires: 2 years
Cookie Name: _utmb and _utmc Content: randomly generated number Used for: identifying the current session Expires: 30 minutes
Cookie Name: _utmz Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached Used for: tracking how visitors came to our website Expires: 6 month
Cookie Name: _ga
Description: Used to distinguish users.
Expiration Time: 2 years.
Cookie Name: _gid
Exiration Time: 24 hours
Cookie Name: _gat
Description: Used to throttle request rate.
Expiration Time: 1 minute.
Cookie Name: AMP_TOKEN
Description: Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
Expiration Time: 30 seconds to 1 year.
Cookie Name: _gac_
Description: Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.
Expiration Time: 90 days.
Cookies set by Google Analytics (ga.js)
Cookie Name: __utma
Default Expiration Time: 2 years from set/update.
Cookie Name: __utmt
Default Expiration Time: 10 minutes.
Cookie Name: __utmb
Default Expiration Time: 30 mins from set/update
Cookie Name: __utmc
Description: Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
Default Expiration Time: End of browser session.
Cookie Name: __utmz
Default Expiration Time: 6 months from set/update.
Cookie Name: __utmv
Description: Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Cookies set by www.polarseal.net
Name: acceptCookies Content: None Used for: Remembering if a user has accepted the use of Analytics cookies; if so, do not display the cookies notification bar on the website Expires: 1 year
Used to report visitor interactions in our website. Allowing us to identify our website visitors and collect visitor details such as internet protocol address, browser type, browser language, referring URL, files accessed, time zone and operating system
Used to enhance the performance and functionality of the website. And to use some of its features such as the online landing page and allow subscribers to subscribe to our mailing list
Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
Used to report visitor interactions in our website. Allowing us to identify our website visitors and collect visitor details such as internet protocol, browser type, browser type, browser language, referring URL, files accessed, time zone and operating system.
We use the information collected to improve advertising based on what is relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance, and to avoid showing ds the user has already seen.
The live chat service on our website relies on this cookie, which allows us to talk to visitors through live messaging on our website. In order to report visitor interactions on our website
Our font library which is built directly into our workflow.
Browser Controls (how to turn cookies off):
In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari
Otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your internet browser for more details.
Polarseal does not use any other cookies on its website.
We may need to disclose your data to appropriate persons where required by law.
Polarseal reserves the right to change this statement at any time.