Privacy and cookies policy

Part 1: Personal information and privacy

1.             Introduction
1.1           We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
1.2           By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.
2.             Collecting personal information
2.1           We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a)           information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths);
(b)           information that you provide to us when registering with our website (including your email address);
(c)           information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters (including your name and email address);
(d)           information relating to any purchases you make of our goods (including your name, delivery address, invoice address, telephone numbers, email address and delivery instructions;
(e)           information that you post to our website for publication on the internet (including your name, your product reviews and product questions);
(f)            information contained in or relating to any communications that you send to us (including the communication content and meta data associated with the communication); and
(g)           any other personal information that you choose to send to us.
2.2           Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with the terms of this policy.
3.             Using your personal information
3.1           Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.
3.2           We may use your personal information to:
(a)           administer our website and business;
(b)           enable your use of the services available on our website;
(c)           send you goods purchased through our website;
(d)           send statements, invoices and payment reminders to you, and collect payments from you;
(e)           send you communications relating to an order you have placed;
(f)            send you email notifications that you have specifically requested;
(g)           send you our email newsletter, if you have requested it;
(h)           keep our website secure and prevent fraud; and
(i)            verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website.
3.3           We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.
3.4           All our website financial transactions are handled through our payment services provider, Sagepay. We will share information with our payment services provider only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website or by telephone, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds.
4.             Disclosing personal information
4.1           We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
4.2           We may disclose your personal information:
(a)           to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b)           in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
(c)           in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
(d)           [to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling; and]
(e)           [to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.]
4.3           Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
5.             International data transfers
5.1           Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.
5.2           Personal information that you publish on our website, including product reviews and questions, may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
6.             Retaining personal information
6.1           This Section 6 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 information.
6.2           Personal information that we process for any purpose shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose.
6.3           Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
(a)           to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b)           if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
(c)           in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).
7.             Security of your personal information
7.1           We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
7.2           We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure password- and firewall-protected servers.
7.3           All electronic financial transactions entered into through our website will be protected by encryption technology.
7.4           You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
7.5           You are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our website confidential; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our website).
8.             Amendments
8.1           We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
8.2           You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
9.             Your rights
9.1           You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address);
9.2           We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
9.3           In practice, you will either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
10.           Third party websites
10.1         Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.
10.2         We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
11.           Updating information
11.1         Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

Part 2: Cookies

1.             About cookies
1.1           A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
1.2           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.
1.3           Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
1.4           Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
2.             Our cookies
2.1           We use only session cookies on our website.
2.2           The information generated by cookies relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
2.2           The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:
(a)           _atuvc; This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.
(b)           _utma; This cookies enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics.
(c)           _utmz; This cookie enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months by default.
(d)           _ga; This cookie is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. The new service reduces the reliance on cookies in general, and only sets this and one other - _gat, although Google also say data can be collected without setting any cookies. This cookie is used to distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the site’s analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.
2.3           Our analytics service provider's privacy policy is available at:
3.             Blocking cookies
3.1           Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
(a)           in Internet Explorer (version 10) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy" and then "Advanced";
(b)           in Firefox (version 24) you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", "Privacy", selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, and unticking "Accept cookies from sites"; and
(c)           in Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Content settings", and then selecting "Block sites from setting any data" under the "Cookies" heading.
3.2           Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
4.             Deleting cookies
4.1           You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
(a)           in Internet Explorer (version 10), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at;
(b)           in Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Privacy", then selecting "Use custom settings for history", clicking "Show Cookies", and then clicking "Remove All Cookies"; and
(c)           in Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Clear browsing data", and then selecting "Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data" before clicking "Clear browsing data".
4.2           Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

Part 3: Our details

1.             Data protection registration
1.1           This website is owned and operated by Duratex UK Rubber & Plastics Ltd.
1.2           We are registered as a data controller with the UK Information Commissioner's Office.
1.2           Our data protection registration number is ZA062799
1.4           Duratex UK Rubber & Plastics Ltd is registered in England and Wales under registration number 6901170 and our registered office is at 27-29 High Street, Drayton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4JW, England.


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