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PRIVACY POLICY & PRIVACY NOTICE

1. Introduction

Welcome to the privacy policy and privacy notice (the “Privacy Policy”) of the Low & Bonar Group of companies.[1]

The Low & Bonar Group respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This Privacy Policy will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from) and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

2. Important Information and Who We Are

2.1. Purpose of This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy aims to give you information on how the Low & Bonar Group collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website and any data you may provide through this website when you sign up to our newsletter, when you purchase a product or service or take part in a competition.

This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

It is important that you read this Privacy Policy together with any other privacy policy or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This Privacy Policy supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them. Please also read our Website Terms and Cookie Policy) which supplements this Privacy Policy.

2.2 Controller

The Low & Bonar Group is made up of different legal entities, details of which can be found in the Appendix to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is issued on behalf of the Low & Bonar Group so when we mention the Low & Bonar Group, Low & Bonar, “we”, “us” or “our” in this Privacy Policy, we are referring to the relevant company in the Low & Bonar Group responsible for processing your data. Low & Bonar PLC is the controller and responsible for this website.

We have set up a data privacy office which is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the data privacy office using the details set out in paragraph 2.3 below.

2.3 Contact Details

The full names of the members of the Low & Bonar Group and their addresses can be found in the Appendix.

Low & Bonar PLC’s details are as follows:

Address:              One Connaught Place, London, W2 2ET, United Kingdom

Tel:                         +44 207 535 3180

Additionally, you may contact Low & Bonar’s data privacy office for any member of the Low & Bonar Group by e-mail using privacy@lowandbonar.com.

In the UK and in respect of Low & Bonar PLC, you have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO - please contact us in the first instance.

2.4 Changes to the Privacy Policy and Your Duty to Inform us of Changes

This is the first version of this policy and was last updated on 22 May 2018. Once updated versions of this policy are published, historic versions can be obtained by contacting us.

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

2.5 Third-Party Links

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and we are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

3. The Data We Collect About You

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:Identity Data includes first name, last name, username or similar identifier, title, date of birth and gender.

Contact Data includes billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers.

Financial Data includes bank account and payment card details.

Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.

Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.

Profile Data includes your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.

Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products and services.

Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data), nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

If You Fail to Provide Personal Data

Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a contract for a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.

4. How Is Your Personal Data Collected?

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity, Contact and Financial Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:

enquire about or place an order for our products or services;

subscribe to our publications;

request marketing to be sent to you;

enter a competition, promotion or survey; or

give us some feedback.

Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies. We may also receive Technical Data about you if you visit other websites employing our cookies.

Please see our cookie policy https://www.lowandbonar.com/website-terms-cookies/ for further details.

Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below:

Technical Data from analytics providers such as Google based outside the EU.
Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services.
Identity and Contact Data from data brokers or aggregators.
Identity and Contact Data from publicly availably sources.

5. How We Use Your Personal Data

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

Performance of Contract: Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.  This means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.

Legitimate Interest: Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.  Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us using the details referred to in paragraph 3.

Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation: We may need to process your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject to.

Generally we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending third party direct marketing communications to you via e-mail or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us using the details referred to in paragraph 2.3.

6. Purposes for which We Will Use Your Personal Data

We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.

Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us using the details referred to in paragraph 2.3 if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.

Purpose/Activity

Type of data

Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest

To register you as a new customer

 

(a) Identity
(b) Contact

Performance of a contract with you

 

To process and deliver your order including:

(a) Manage payments, fees and charges
(b) Collect and recover money owed to us

 

(a) Identity
(b) Contact
(c) Financial
(d) Transaction
(e) Marketing and Communications

(a) Performance of a contract with you
(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to recover debts due to us)

 

To manage our relationship with you which will include:

(a) Notifying you about changes to our terms or Privacy Policy
(b) Asking you to leave a review or take a survey

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Profile

(d) Marketing and Communications

(a) Performance of a contract with you

(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

(c) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how customers use our products/services)

To enable you to partake in a prize draw, competition or complete a survey

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Profile

(d) Usage

(e) Marketing and Communications

(a) Performance of a contract with you

(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them and grow our business)

To administer and protect our business and this website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Technical

(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise)

(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Profile

(d) Usage

(e) Marketing and Communications

(f) Technical

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)

To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences

(a) Technical

(b) Usage

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)

To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Technical

(d) Usage

(e) Profile

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business)

 

Marketing and Promotional Offers From Us

We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you (we call this marketing).

We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising.

You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased goods or services from us or if you provided us with your details when you entered a competition or registered for a promotion and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.

Third-Party Marketing

We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any company outside the Low & Bonar Group of companies for marketing purposes.

Opting Out

You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by contacting us using the details referred to in paragraph 2.3.

Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a product/service purchase, warranty registration, product/service experience or other transactions.

Cookies

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly. For more information about the cookies we use, please see our cookie policy.

Change Of Purpose

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us using the details referred to in paragraph 2.3.

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

7.Disclosures of Your Personal Data

We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table in paragraph 6 above:

Internal Third Parties, which means other companies in the Low & Bonar Group and who are based in the countries set out in the Appendix to this Privacy Policy.

External Third Parties, which includes:

service providers (acting as processors or joint controllers) who provide IT and system administration services;

professional advisers (acting as processors or joint controllers) including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services

HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities (acting as processors or joint controllers) who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.

Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this Privacy Policy.

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

8. International Transfers

We share your personal data within the Low & Bonar Group. This will involve transferring your data outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

Some of our external third parties are based outside the EEA, so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.

Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:

We will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission. For further details, see European Commission: Adequacy of the protection of personal data in non-EU countries.

Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe. For further details, see European Commission: Model contracts for the transfer of personal data to third countries.

Where we use providers based in the US, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between the Europe and the US. For further details, see European Commission: EU-US Privacy Shield.

Please contact us using the details referred to in paragraph 2.3 if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA.

9. Data Security

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

10. Data Retention – How Long Will You Use My Personal Data For?

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

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 of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data (please see paragraph 11c) below for further information).

In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

11. Your Legal Rights

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. You have the right to:

a) Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

b) Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.

c) Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.

d) Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.

e) Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

f) Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.

g) Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us by e-mail at privacy@lowandbonar.com or using any of the details set out in the Appendix.

No Fee Usually Required

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

What We May Need From You

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

Time Limit To Respond

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

Appendix 

Legal Entity Name

Contact Details

UK

Low & Bonar PLC

LCM Construction Products Ltd

Low & Bonar Euro Holdings Limited

Low & Bonar Hull Limited

Low & Bonar Oldham Ltd

One Connaught Place
London W2 2ET, UK
T+44 207 535 3186

Low & Bonar Dundee Limited

Bonar International Holdings Limited

Caldrum Works
St. Salvador Street
Dundee DD3 7EU, UK
T +44 138 234 6106

Belgium

Low & Bonar NV

Bonar Xirion NV

Industriestraat 39
9240 Zele, Belgium
T +32 52 45 74 11

Czech Republic

Low & Bonar Czech s.r.o.

Karla Čapka 1085
CZ-512 51 Lomnice nad Popelkou, Czech Republic
Tel. + 420 481 641 302

France

Low & Bonar Lyon SARL

Low & Bonar Paris SARL

12 rue de la Renaissance
92184 Antony cedex, France
T +33 1 57 63 67 40

Germany

Bonar Xeroflor GmbH

Low & Bonar Germany GmbH & Co. KG

Low & Bonar Production GmbH

Glanzstoffstrasse 1
63784 Obernburg, Germany
T +49 6022 812020

Low & Bonar GmbH

Rheinstrasse 11
D-41836 Hückelhoven, Germany
T +49 2433 459 0

Low & Bonar Logistics GmbH

Edelzeller Strasse 44
D-36043 Fulda, Germany
T +49 661 292 75-0

Hungary

Low & Bonar Hungary Kft.

Huszár Andor street
3580 Tiszaújváros, Hungary
T +36 49 886 200

Italy

Low & Bonar Italy S.r.l.

Via Enrico Fermi 52/A, Settimo Milanese
Milano 20019, Italy
T +39 02 3286 1700

Latvia

Low & Bonar Latvia s.i.a.

Liepājas iela 3 d
LV-1002
Rīga, Latvia

The Netherlands

Low & Bonar BV

XF Technologies BV

Westervoortsedijk 73
6827 AV Arnhem, The Netherlands
T +31 85 744 1200

Bonar Yarns BV

Eerste Bokslootweg 17
7821 AT Emmen, The Netherlands
T +31 85 744 0470

Poland

Low & Bonar Poland Sp. Z o.o.

Sosnowiec 41-200
ul. Mikołajczyka 31 a
Poland

Romania

Low & Bonar Romania S.R.L.

Stefanestii de Jos
no.2 Linia de Centura Street
C1(depozit)/C1B(birouri)
District : Ilfov
Romania

China

Bonar High Performance Materials (Changzhou) Co. Ltd

Low & Bonar (Shanghai) Trading Company Limited

Yihua Bonar Yarns & Fabrics Co. Ltd

Unit 1587 L'Avenue, 15F / 99 Xianxia Road
Changning District / Shanghai / PC 200051, China
T +86 21 6057 7287

India

Low & Bonar India Private Limited

205 CA Chambers
18/12, W.E.A., Karol Bagh,
New Delhi - 110005
Delhi, India

Russia

Low & Bonar Technical Textiles OOO

115035 Sadovnicheskaya embankment, 79
Moscow
Russia

Turkey

Low & Bonar Turkey Teknik Tekstil Ticaret Limited Sirketi

Basak sehir San. sit.
A Blok No: 22  
34490 Basaksehir
Istanbul, Turkey

USA

Bonar Technical Yarns Inc.

Low & Bonar Inc.

Low & Bonar Martinsville Inc.

Walflor Industries Inc.

PO Box 1057
1301 Sand Hill Road
Enka, NC, 28728
T +1 828 665 50

 

[1] The Low & Bonar Group consists of Low & Bonar PLC and its affiliated companies listed in the Appendix to this Privacy Policy.

 

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