Privacy and Cookies policy for the Shrinkwrap website.
Please read this Policy carefully before using the Shrinkwrap website. By using this website you signify your agreement to this Policy.
Customers or visitors to this website are referred to as “you” or “your” and Shrinkwrap Packaging Systems Ltd & Shrinkwrap Machinery Co Ltd is referred to as “us”, “we” or “our”.
1. Cookies & beacons
A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are.
A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.
Two types of cookies are used on our website:
Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site. They allow you to carry information across pages of our site and avoid having to re-enter information. They also allow you to maintain a shopping basket and within registration to allow you to access stored information.
Persistent cookies remain in the cookie file of your browser for longer depending on how long the lifetime of the specific cookie is. They help us recognise you as a unique visitor by using a unique random number when you return to our website. They also allow us to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our site and to help us improve the structure of our website.
Some of our web pages may contain electronic images known as ‘web beacons’ or clear GIF’s. These allow us to count users who have visited these pages. Web beacons collect only limited information which include a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides.
We cannot identify you personally in this way.
Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you.
Third party cookies – Website Analytics
Shrinkwrap uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool to enhance content provided on our website and to analyse site usage; how users arrive at our site, what they do on the site, what browser they are using and on what operating system etc.
Disabling / enabling cookies
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.
We take your privacy very seriously and are committed to providing you with an internet experience that respects your privacy. When you download certain files from our website or enquire about our products and services we request certain information from you.
What information will we collect?
We will only collect your email address or other details that we need to contact you.
How will we use the information?
We will only use your details to provide you with the services you specifically request unless you also tick the box requesting to receive information about our products and services, in which case your details will also be used for this from time to time.
Will we pass the information to anyone else?
We may pass your details to our distributors in your area if we believe they are better positioned to provide you with the services you request. Likewise if you tick the box requesting further information about our products and services your details may be sent to the local distributor in your area for future communications. We and our distributors may also need to pass your details on to other service providers so they can do work for us, like sending out a mailing on our behalf. You can be confident neither us nor our distributors will use your details, or allow your details to be used, for any other purpose. You can also be confident that your details will not be disclosed to anyone else, unless required to do so by law or unless you explicitly give us authority to do so.
Our web site links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites.
3. Data Protection Act 1998
We comply with all the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).
We do not collect any Sensitive Personal Information.
If you contact us from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) then we may pass your details to one of our distributors in your area outside the EEA. Because some countries do not provide the same level of data protection as those in the EEA, this will only be done with your permission or under an agreement between us and our distributor, ensuring compliance with the DPA.
4. Unsolicited bulk emails (spam)
We do not send out spam emails. We only send emails to addresses that have been supplied directly to us and we always remove addresses from our address book when requested.
5. Events beyond our reasonable control
We will not be held responsible for any delay or failure to comply with our obligations under this Policy if the delay or failure arises from any cause which is beyond our reasonable control. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.