As of May 25 2018, new regulations for the handling of personal data will come into force. The General Data Protection Regulation has been given the abbreviation (GDPR), and will apply throughout the EU. The main purpose is to create greater transparency around what information is stored about each individual and additionally give everyone an opportunity to get this information deleted.
Data Protection Rights
With GDPR you will have:
- the ability to request access, rectify and restrict processing of your personal information.
- the ability to erase them where possible.
- the right to receive a copy of your personal information.
- the right to know what personal information we have about you and how it is being used.
What Information we do collect, use and share?
Below is the personal data collected when creating a user account with Chemdoc. We also collect billing information during registration.
- Client Name.
- Organisation name.
- Telephone (optional – if you wish for us to make contact via phone based on the consent provided).
- Email (used as a unique field to create individual user accounts, to enable you to reset access to your account if required and to enable us to contact you via email based on the consent you have provided).
- IP address.
- Web browser.
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
IP addresses and cookies
We may collect information about your computer, including (where available) your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and statistical purposes.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. On revisiting the Website our computer server will recognise the cookie, giving us information about your last visit. They help us to improve the Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
- to estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
- to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise the Website according to your individual interests and make your usage of the Website more enjoyable; and
- to speed up your searches.
You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information or purchased products from us, provided us with your details when you contacted our customer service teams, entered a competition, registered for a promotion, or accessed information from our website and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving marketing communications.
We only want to provide you with marketing communications if you want to hear from us. If you don’t want to receive such communications, you can
- click on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every marketing e-mail we send you
- contact us using the contact details provided under the “How to contact us” heading below.
Once you do this, we will update your profile to ensure that you don’t receive any further marketing messages.
We retain personal data for no longer than is allowed under data protection law and, in any case, no longer than such personal data is necessary for the purpose for which it was processed. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure, the purposes for which we process personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
As a registered user of the Website we will retain your Identity, Contact, Profile, Technical, Usage, Marketing and Communications Data for as long as your user account is live.
If you make a request to deactivate your account, we will remove your data and provide you with notification within one month of requesting.
Chemdoc places a high value on protecting information transmitted via this Site.
Chemdoc is committed to protecting the personal data you provide us. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure of personal data under our control, chemdoc has appropriate security management systems in place to safeguard the personal data we collect. Firewalls, intrusion detection and virus scanners are used on all parts of the Website. Encryption during transmission is also used on sections of the Website where security is particularly important. While chemdoc makes reasonable efforts to protect all personal data, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result chemdoc cannot ensure or warrant the security of any personal data you transmit to us, you do so at your own risk.
You acknowledge that we are not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the Internet, and you hereby waive, release and discharge us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorised manner.”
Updating your personal data
It is important that the personal data we hold is accurate and current. Please keep us informed, using the Your Account section of the Website or alternatively let us know by using the Contact Us information below if any of your personal data changes during your relationship with us. It is your responsibility to keep your personal data up to date at all times. .
How to Contact us