Legal & Privacy Notice


Legal Notice


The terms contained in this notice apply to your access and use of material on this site. The information on this site is provided for your use and convenience and is subject to change without notice. All the information on this site is © copyright AMI, 2014. The Company may revise this legal notice at any time by updating this posting. You should check this website from time to time to review the current legal notice, because it is binding on you. Certain provisions of this legal notice may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages on this website.

This site is protected by copyright, other intellectual rights and all analogous rights. It is published by AMI and may not be reproduced other than by downloading and viewing on a single CPU and/or printing a single hard copy, for private or business use only. It is not to be otherwise reproduced, transmitted or made available on a network without the prior written permission of AMI.  All other rights are reserved. Deep linking or framing to this site is not permitted. All links must go to http://www.ami.international. Any attempt to display this site within the frame of another site is expressly forbidden. We request you not to link directly to any other pages on this site unless you have our written permission to do so and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for access to material on any other site linked to this site.

In your use of this site you may enter into correspondence with, purchase goods or services from or participate in promotions of advertisers, publishers and sponsors of this website and of associated AMI services and products. Any such advertisement, contact or purchase, including the delivery of and payment for goods and/or services and any other term, condition, warranty or representation associated with such correspondence, purchase or promotion is solely between you and the applicable third party. Links to third party websites on this website are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave this website. The Company has not reviewed these third party websites and does not control and is not responsible for these websites or their content. The Company therefore does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this site, you do so entirely at your own risk and you agree that AMI. has no liability, obligation or responsibility for any such correspondence, purchase or promotion between you and any such third party.

No contract will exist between you and AMI for the sale by it to you of any product or service from this website unless and until AMI accepts your order by e-mail confirming that it has dispatched your product. The acceptance will be deemed complete and will be deemed for all purposes to have been effectively communicated to you at the time AMI sends the e-mail to you (whether or not you receive that e-mail). To avoid any doubt all contracts will be subject to English legal process and you and AMI irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.

The trade marks, logos and service marks shown on the site are the property of AMI or its publishing and sponsoring partners and no rights are granted to use any of them without the written permission of AMI. AMI has used reasonable care and skill in compiling the content of this site and cannot accept liability (including liability for any indirect loss or loss of profits or turnover) for any particular material or the use made of it. Furthermore no legal responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions in the information contained on this site, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause, and no responsibility is accepted with regard to the standing of any firms or companies mentioned within this site.

This notice is issued by:

AMI - Applied Market Information Ltd. registered in England No 2140318, VAT Registration GB 215 2214 57, whose UK registered office is at 6 Pritchard Street, Bristol BS2 8RH, England, and;

AMI - Applied Market Information LLC. registered in Pennsylvania (PA), USA – No: 3010392, whose registered office in America is at 1210 Broadcasting Road, Suite 103, Wyomissing, PA 19610, USA.

 


CUSTOMER PRIVACY POLICY

This Customer Privacy Policy governs the collection, disclosure and use of personal information and data relating to potential and existing customers ("you") of Applied Market Information Limited (a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 02140318 whose registered office is at 5-6 Pritchard Street, Bristol, BS2 8RH) and Applied Market Information LLC (a company registered in America with registration number 3010392 whose registered office is at 1210 Broadcasting Road, Suite 103, Wyomissing, PA 19610, USA), and its associated entities including, but not limited to, Advance Topco Limited, Advance Bidco Limited (together "we", "us", or "our"). Such associated entities may be located outside of the European Economic Area. This Customer Privacy Policy provides you with details about the personal information we collect from you, how we use your personal information and your rights to control personal information we hold about you.

We are committed to your right to privacy and will only process personal information you provide to us in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Please read this policy carefully as it explains the personal informationwe collect about you and how such personal information is handled. By your continued use of our services (including our websites and apps), you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to this Customer Privacy Policy in its entirety. If you do not agree to this Customer Privacy Policy in its entirety, you must not use our products or services. Please check back for updates regularly, as we may amend this Customer Privacy Policy from time to time.

If you have any questions about how we collect, store and use your personal information, please contact us by email at policy-info@ami.international or write to us at the following address: The Data Protection Co-ordinator, Applied Market Information Ltd, 5-6 Pritchard Street, Bristol, BS2 8RH.

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

AMI Data Collection

We may collect and process the following personal information:

  • Your name;
  • Company Name;
  • Payment processing information;
  • Company or business postal address;
  • Company or business email address;
  • Business landline or mobile telephone number;
  • Delivery details;
  • As well as other non-sensitive personal information;
    • Your industry interests
    • Your job title or job role
    • Company business information
    • Top level demographic information

If you use our websites, we may also collect information about you or your computer when you browse to allow you to use the services available, and also collect anonymous information about you or your computer for analysis to support continual improvements to our products and services.

Data Collection for AMI Databases

We also produce a variety of databases, publications and products for the plastics industry worldwide. We collect, store and trade information oncompanies involved in the plastics industry. The information is provided directly by the companies through direct interviews and we are given permission by those companies to publish the information and share the information with third parties. The content of the information collected includes production information and managerial contact names. We do not publish or share with third parties personal email addresses or personal telephone numbers.

LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING

We will only process your personal information where you have consented (which you may withdraw after giving it if we are relying on consent as alegal basis), in order to perform a contract with you, or where the processing is necessary for our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of others, for example, for market research purposes or, where you are an existing customer, to promote our goods and services.

If we process any personal information of a sensitive nature (for example, dietary requirements), we will only do so where a further legal basis forprocessing is met, usually this will mean that you have given your explicitconsent (which may be withdrawn at any time after giving it). At a time when this personal information is no longer needed (for example, after an event has closed), we will remove this personal information in a safe and secure way.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use the personal information that we collect about you to respond to your enquiries for payment processing and for the provision of goods and services to you. We also process your personal information where we are required to do so by law, and for the exercise or defence of legal claims.

From time to time, we may contact you for research purposes, or to tell you about our special offers and other services in accordance with your contact preferences. Where appropriate, we will obtain your consent to do so. If you no longer wish to receive communications from us, please follow the"unsubscribe" instructions provided in any of those communications.

If we intend on using your personal information for any other purpose, we will let you know how we intend to use it when it is captured.

We will only process your personal information for the specific purposes listed above or for any other purposes specifically permitted by law. Your personal information will only be processed to the extent that it is necessary for the specific purposes listed above.

If you chose to activate an app available at any of our events or for our magazines, please be sure to also read the app and magazine provider's privacy policy and take a moment to understand how the app works and what controls you have over use of your personal information.

STORAGE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We will only retain personal information if it is required for a specific purpose. We have a statutory duty to keep certain records for a specified minimum period, for example personal information in relation to the purchase of a product or service from AMI. We will not retain any data that is not connected to the purchase of an AMI product or service for longer than 5 years. We will also retain and use your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

WEBSITE USAGE & COOKIES

If you are using our websites, we will use your personal information to help you to log on to your account and into restricted areas of our websites and to permit future use of the websites. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, or to administer our websites. We may conduct analyses of user traffic to measure the use of oursites and to improve the content of our websites and our services. These analyses will be performed through the use of IP addresses and cookies.

We may also use cookies to enable the signing in process after you have registered with us and to provide you with more tailored information when you return to our websites. A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive by your web browser. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance. If you reject the use of cookies, please note that the efficient operation of the website that you are using may be affected.

COOKIES POLICY

Your use of our website indicates your consent to the cookies described in this policy.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

A web cookie, a commonly used data collection technology, is simply a piece of text which can be placed on the browser of your personal computer ormobile device and subsequently read as you visit a website. A cookie may bea session cookie, that is, a cookie that remains on your browser while you are logged on to a particular website and then disappears when you close your browser, or it may be a persistent cookie, a cookie that remains onyour browser over a period of time. Information from a cookie may becollected and used in aggregate form. Or data may be collected into an individual profile or record. That individual record may either be unique but anonymous, or the profile can be linked with information that identifies you as an individual. You can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. If you choose not to receive our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience with the site will be as quick or responsive as if you do receive cookies.
You can learn more about cookies, generally, at www.allaboutcookies.org.

HOW DO WE USE COOKIES?

We may use cookies for a number of purposes:

  1. Essential cookies

    We may use a limited number of cookies essential to particular services you have requested or for security purposes. A few of our sites use a cookie for a shopping cart function when you purchase services or offerings. In particular, if you have registered for a site or use a customer portal we may use a cookie to authenticate the pc or mobile device that you are using. Our website also uses a single cookie ("AMICookiesAllowed") to prevent the cookie warning banner from being displayed repeatedly.

  2. Performance cookies

    We allow third parties, including Google Analytics, to set analytics, or performance, cookies to collect and report aggregate information. These cookies provide reporting to us on an aggregate basis and so, do not identify you at all. We use the aggregate reports to understand how our websites are used and improve their usefulness to our audiences.

  3. Functional cookies

    A number of cookies also support how our websites function, identifying your computer or end device on a unique but anonymous basis. These cookies may, for example, remember your language preferences or recognize anindividual's activity within a single session.

    If you register for a site, we use a cookie to associate your presence witha specific user name and password or account. We may use a persistent cookie to recognize you automatically each time you return, but only if you ask us to do so. We may also use cookies to pre-populate your login or forms you fill out on the site with information you have already provided.

    We may conduct analyses of user traffic to measure the use of our sites andto improve the content of our websites and our services. These analyses will be performed through the use of IP addresses and cookies.

    We use web beacons and pixels in our emails to track delivery and open rates. Our email provider delivers cookies with our email to recognise auser's response. The results are stored and reported on against the individual's email address and the account profile within our database.

THIRD PARTY COOKIES AND ADVERTISING ON OUR SITES

We allow third party advertisers to show you advertising on our sites. Third party ad servers may use cookies to control certain routine advertising concerns such as making sure that you do not see the same ad too many times or that the ads are shown in the format best suited for your browser. Advertising may also be targeted: You may be shown ads based oncertain demographic information which we provide, for example, the size of the company you work for or your professional responsibilities. Advertisers may also use third party ad servers to target you based on an anonymous butunique profile on your online behaviour across a number of unaffiliated websites, a method known as online behavioural advertising. Advertisers may even place their own cookies on our sites. We have no access to or controlover these cookies (although we may use statistical information provided tous - not containing personal information - arising from these third partycookies to improve the targeting of advertisements to you and other usersof the websites). You can obtain further information about such third party advertiser's privacy policies or disable their cookies by visiting their websites. You can find more information about each ad server's practices by reviewing its privacy policies. Please see, DoubleClickGoogle AdSense, and www.youronlinechoices.com for further information.

We may use certain demographic information to enable third party ad servers (see below) to show you ads based on information about you in your business capacity, for example, your title within a company or the size of that company.

Finally, we ask both ad servers, DoubleClick and Google AdSense, to use their cookies on our sites to identify you as you leave and then to show you one of our own ads later, as you visit another site. This process is known as re-targeting.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

Our services (including our websites and apps) may contain links to other websites operated by third parties. Please note that this policy appliesonly to the personal information that we collect through our websites and apps and we cannot be responsible for personal information that third parties may collect, store and use through their website. You should always read the privacy policy of each website you visit carefully.

HOW YOU CAN CONTROL COOKIES

The cookies we us are important to your use of our websites. Performance cookies allow us to understand our audiences as a whole and improve how oursites meet your needs and expectations. The cookies we use for registration allow us to conduct our business online. Our sites and services, or parts of them, may not work properly without these cookies.

Your use of our websites indicates your consent to the cookies we have described in this Policy.

But if you should wish to revoke that consent, or any part of it, at anytime you may control cookies and third party ad targeting in the following ways:

Browser Controls

Most browsers offer you ways to control or block cookies. These browser controls will usually be found in the "options' or "preferences" menu. For more help, you may take a look at the "Help" settings.

Third Party Advertising and Targeting

Some of our sites use third party advertising and ad targeting. For ways to turn off third party ad targeting you may want to visit The Internet Advertising Bureau UK - http://www.iabuk.net/.

You can find more information or turn off targeting by member companies at Your Online Choices UK, http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

THIS PRIVACY POLICY

If our use of cookies changes, we will post the changes to this policy.Please check frequently as online data collection practices and our use ofthem continue to evolve. To contact us about this policy, you may emailpolicy-info-amiplastics.com. When emailing please indicate which of oursites you question relates to.

THIRD PARTY/DATA SHARING

We will only disclose personal information about you internally, to the AMI office in the US, and to third-party suppliers who perform certainfunctions on our behalf, such as: for processing purposes associated with payment processing, the supply of goods and services, for website administration, technical IT support, data maintenance, marketing activities, or elsewhere when you have consented to such disclosures, orwhere such disclosures are required or permitted by law.

We take responsibility for the data that we collect about you and requirethose third-party suppliers with whom we share your data to apply anappropriate level of protection as compliant with the law. We ensure that we have a relevant data processing agreement in place with each third party that we work with to ensure they are compliant with privacy and data protection laws.

Any data shared with our approved third parties will be secured and/or encrypted for its protection. If you do agree but later change your mind, you may contact us and we will ensure any activities stop as soon aspossible.

TRANSFER OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may transfer your personal information to our associated entities and other members of our group of companies (including our subsidiary in the U.S.).

Please be aware that countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) may not offer the same level of data protection as the United Kingdom. We ensure that we have a relevant data processing agreement in place with each third party outside the EEA to ensure they are compliant with privacy and data protection laws. We will make sure that any transfer of your personal information by us will be secured and/or encrypted for its protection.

SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, and organisational measures to safeguard personal information against loss, theft and unauthorised uses, access, disclosure, modifications or destruction. Certain areas of our websites may be password protected. If you are a user of our websites and have a password, you can help to preserve your privacy by ensuring that you do not share your password with anyone else.

Payments made via our websites are processed in a secure environment using software provided by WorldPay. Please see the WorldPay privacy policy for further details.

We take steps to regularly validate the personal information we hold to ensure that the information is accurate and, where necessary, up to date. Information that is no longer required for any valid business purpose, and that we are not required to keep pursuant to any applicable law, will be routinely destroyed by secure means.

MAKING AUTOMATED DECISIONS

We do not ordinarily use personal information for the purposes of automated decision making. However, we may do so in order to fulfil our legal obligations, in which case we will inform you of any such processing and provide you with an opportunity to object, or in the setup and execution of automated marketing campaigns where you will always have the option to unsubscribe.

PROCESSING IN LINE WITH YOUR RIGHTS

You have certain rights under data protection laws to:

  • request access to the personal information we hold about you;
  • prevent the processing of your data for direct-marketing purposes;
  • ask to have inaccurate information held about you amended or erased;
  • prevent processing that is likely to cause unwarranted substantial damage or distress to you or anyone else;
  • request that the processing of your information is restricted
  • object to processing of your information (including the right to objectto processing on grounds related to your particular situation where we arerelying on the legitimate interests condition as a legal basis forprocessing).

These rights may not apply in some cases, including where we must comply with legal requirements, where it would violate the rights of someone other than the individual requesting access, or (in the case of your right to request access to your personal information) where the request is manifestly unfounded or excessive.

If you would like to request access to, correction, amendment, or deletion of your personal information, please contact us using one of the methods below. We may request specific information from you to confirm your identity. In certain circumstances, for instance if you request substantial copies of documents, we may charge a reasonable fee.

Your request will be processed without delay and you will receive aresponse within one month of receipt of your request. Please note that this period can be extended by a further two months where the submitted requests are complex and/ or numerous. In such a case, you will be informed aboutthe extension of the compliance period and the reasons for it being necessary within one month of receipt of your request.

CONTACTING US

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, you can email at policy-info@ami.international or write to the Data Protection Co-ordinator, AMI, 5-6 Pritchard Street, Bristol, BS2 8RH.Telephone: +44 (0) 117 924 9442.

CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to add to or amend this privacy policy at our sole discretion, without prior notice to you. Please review our privacy policy on a regular basis to make sure you have read the latest version and youunderstand what we do with your personal information. Your continued use of our services or our websites following the posting of changes to these terms means that you consent to those changes. Last modified: 18/08/2017