Privacy policy

In accordance with new regulations governing data protection (GDPR - effective May 25th 2018) we submit this update to the SPAL Automotive UK Privacy Policy, dated February 2018.

Our purpose is to inform you as website visitors of how your data is handled and to satisfy the requirement for express consent to receive marketing information. We hope visitors to the website and other contacts choose to remain informed of updates and events, as well as being given the opportunity to request further product and technical information.

It is important to us that you understand and are happy with how we use your information. Please take time to read this policy in full.


What information do we collect from you?

When you’re signing up to our blog and/or completing our contact form, you will be asked to enter some personal details in order for us to fulfil your request. These fields include first name, last name, company name and email address of contacts who may be individuals, customers & potential customers, suppliers & business partners.

We also collect information on what you view, click on and access via our marketing emails, social media, text messages and website.

For websites, this information includes where you came to our website from, and where you went when you left it. We also track how often you visit and use our website.


Who is collecting the information?

The SPAL Automotive UK Management Team.


When and how do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to our mailing list, fill out a form or enter information on our site.  Additionally, by request to individual contacts, electronically or in person at industry events; and via Linked-In.


How do we use your information?

We will use the information we collect from you in the following ways:


How do we protect visitor information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. We also comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 which requires us to have in place appropriate security measures at all times.


How long do we store your information?

We keep your information for as long as necessary for the purpose it was given. You can opt-out at any time via the unsubscribe link present in every marketing email we send or by contacting us directly www.spalautomotive.co.uk/contact .


Do we use 'cookies'?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognise your browser and capture and remember certain information. We use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

Currently the following Cookies are in place on the SPAL Automotive website:

Name
Source
Type
Lifetime
Purpose
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.addthis.com
3rd Party
Persistent

These cookies are set by AddThis which is a service used by our websiteto manage the social media buttons and sharing functionality that appearsthroughout. For more information about how AddThis uses cookies please seetheir website at www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy
mus
.addthis.com
3rd Party
Persistent
oc
.addthis.com
3rd Party
Persistent
uvc
.addthis.com
3rd Party
Persistent
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www.spalautomotive.co.uk
1st Party
Persistent
__atuvc
www.spalautomotive.co.uk
1st Party
Persistent
ups
s7.addthis.com
3rd Party
Persistent
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.go.affec.tv
3rd Party
Persistent
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.go.affec.tv
3rd Party
Persistent
ck
.go.affec.tv
3rd Party
Persistent
bcookie
.linkedin.com
3rd Party
Persistent

These cookies are set by LinkedIn to facilitate login and social mediasharing. For more information about how LinkedIn uses cookies, please seewww.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
visit
www.linkedin.com
3rd Party
Persistent
lidc
.linkedin.com
3rd Party
Persistent
lang
.linkedin.com
3rd Party
Session
bscookie
.www.linkedin.com
3rd Party
Persistent
JSESSIONID
.www.linkedin.com
3rd Party
Session
uuid2
.adnxs.com
3rd Party
Persistent

These cookies are set by AppNexus which is an online advertisingcompany. For more information on the cookies they set please seewww.appnexus.com/en/company/cookie-policy
sess
.adnxs.com
3rd Party
Persistent
gat
.spalautomotive.co.uk
1st Party
Persistent

These are used by Google's Universal Analytics to anonymously track howyou use our website; for example, which pages you look at and for how long.These results are aggregated so we can see how our website is performing andwhere we can improve it. More information about these cookies and how Googleprocesses data is available on Google at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
_gid
.spalautomotive.co.uk
1st Party
Persistent
ga
.spalautomotive.co.uk
1st Party
Persistent
__utma
.videopress.com
3rd Party
Persistent

These are used by Google Analytics to track views of some of the videosavailable to view on our website
__utmb
.videopress.com
3rd Party
Persistent
__utmt
.videopress.com
3rd Party
Persistent
__utmz
.videopress.com
3rd Party
Persistent
__utmc
.videopress.com
3rd Party
Session
october_session
www.spalautomotive.co.uk
1st Party
Persistent
Stores a unique identifier for the length of the user's visit so theycan be identified (e.g. stay logged in etc)
fr
.facebook.com
3rd Party
Persistent

These cookies are set by Facebook and are used to facilitate login andsharing of content on social media. For more information about how Facebookuses cookies see www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/
datr
.facebook.com
3rd Party
Persistent
wd
.facebook.com
3rd Party
Persistent
xs
.facebook.com
3rd Party
Persistent
sb
.facebook.com
3rd Party
Persistent
pl
.facebook.com
3rd Party
Persistent
c_user
.facebook.com
3rd Party
Persistent
oo
.facebook.com
3rd Party
Persistent
presence
.facebook.com
3rd Party
Persistent
_pinterest_sess
.pinterest.com
3rd Party
Persistent
Pinterest sets these cookies to facilitate login and sharing on socialmedia. For more information about how Pinterest uses cookies please seehttps://policy.pinterest.com/en-gb/cookies 
auth
.pinterest.com
3rd Party
Persistent


Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. The SPAL database of contacts is shared with its data processor (marketing agency) only, for purposes of sending out email communications.

We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.


Your rights

Contacts have the right to ask for their information to be removed from the database by unsubscribing from email communications or by contacting SPAL directly www.spalautomotive.co.uk/contact .

Customers have the right to request access to their data. SPAL will make requested data available within 30 days.

If you want to understand your information rights in full, please check out the website for the Office of the Information Commissioner at https://ico.org.uk/. The Information Commissioner regulates most UK data and information laws, including the Data Protection Act 1998, and make a wealth of user-friendly information available on their website.


Updates to this policy

We will need to update this policy from time to time as our business changes. Please look out for the flags on our websites and materials which indicate we have changed this policy. If you continue to use our services after we have changed our policy, we will take it that you accept the changes.

Last updated February, 2018.