Cookies and Privacy Policy


WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
(1) What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
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(a) information about your visits to and use of this website;
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(b) information about any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services;
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(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us and/or subscribing to our website services and/or email notifications;
(2) Information about website visits
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We may collect information about you computer and your visits to this website such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views. We may use this information in the administration of this website, to improve the website's usability, and for marketing purposes.
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We use cookies on this website. A cookie is a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The text file is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
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We may send a cookie which may be stored on by your browser on your computer's hard drive. We may use the information we obtain from the cookie in the administration of this website, to improve the website's usability and for marketing purposes. We may also use that information to recognise your computer when you visit our website, and to personalise our website for you. Our advertisers may also send you cookies.
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Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookie by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one].
(3) Using your personal data
Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.
In addition to the uses identified elsewhere in this privacy policy, we may use your personal information to:
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(a) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
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(b) send information (other than marketing communications) to you which we think may be of interest to you by post or by email or similar technology;
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(c) send to you marketing communications relating to our business, or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications to be sent by emailing us at salesandenquiries@simtekuk.co.uk;
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(d) provide other companies with statistical information about our users - but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
(4) Other disclosures
In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere in this privacy policy, we may disclose information about you:
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(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
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(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
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(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);
Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.
(5) International data transfers
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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 privacy policy.
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If you are in the European Union, information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including the United States, Japan and other countries) which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Union. You expressly agree to such transfers.
(6) Security of your personal data
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We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
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You are responsible for keeping your password confidential. We will not ask you for your password.
(7) Policy amendments
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We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.
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We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.
(8) Your rights
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You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00).
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You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes. You can also instruct us not to use your personal data for marketing purposes by email to salesandenquiries@simtekuk.co.uk at any time.
(9) Third party websites
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The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of third party websites.

(10) Contact


If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email to salesandenquiries@simtekuk.co.uk or by post to Simtek (UK) Ltd, Unit 1, Daniel Street Ind. Estate, ROCHDALE, Lancashire, OL12 8BX

 

Cookies

We wish to make our website as easy to use, reliable and useful as possible. In order to do this through an online service this sometimes may involve placing small items of data on your device, such as your computer or phone.  These include small files known as cookies.

The data we place on your device is used to improve the functionality and usefulness of this website, the following are some of the examples ways in which we use you’re the data placed on your device.

·         Enabling the website to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one website visit.

·         Measuring how people use the website; this enables us to improve the service we offer to you through our website.

·         Recognizing that you may have already given us username and password information so you don’t have to enter it on every page you visit.

These files cannot be used to identify you personally; you can manage these files yourself and learn more about their function through Internet browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them (external website link).

 If you are unhappy about the use of cookies on our website, you can also learn how to remove cookies set on your device (external website link)

Our Use of Cookies

There are two varieties of cookies which you are likely to encounter when using our website, these are as follows;

·         First Party Cookies- These cookies which allow our website to function to its best ability; for instance storing items in your shopping cart.

·         Third Party Cookies- These are cookies which are found in other companies’ internet tools which can be found on our website; for instance Facebook, or Google +1 enhancements.

First Party Cookies

Our website uses a number of cookies in order to increase the functionality, we have listed the cookies in use below as well as how we use them and how long they are likely to last.

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Purpose

Content

Expiry

PHPSESSID

Prevents you having to log in or add shopping items to your cart multiple times as you navigate the website.

Unique user data

At end of website session

 

Third Party Cookies

We use a number of third party applications on our website in order to increase its ease of use and functionality to the user, we have listed these below. You should check the suppliers website if you have any concerns about these cookies.

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Purpose

Content

Suppliers Website

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Google Analytics Tracking

This data allows us to track the number of visitors to our website.

Google’s Privacy Policy