In order to provide you with the full range of FABTECH services, we are sometimes required to collect information about you.
- What information FABTECH may collect about you;
- How FABTECH will use information we collect about you;
- When FABTECH may use your details to contact you;
- Whether FABTECH will disclose your details to anyone else;
- Your choices regarding the personal information you have provided to us;
As set out above, FABTECH is committed to safeguarding your personal information. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all laws concerning the protection of personal information.
The websites contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, including cookies, and we urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit or are collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.
When you sign up to participate in or receive a service from any FABTECH website, such as newsletters, competitions, etc… We may ask for personal information about you. This can consist of information such as your name, e mail address, postal address, telephone or mobile number or date of birth. Different web pages may ask for different personal information.
By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable FABTECH and its service providers to provide you with the services you select.
Please note that sometimes on particular web pages we will require you to provide additional personal information, and sometimes sensitive personal information. When we do this we will specify further on these web pages why we are collecting your information and how we will use it.
FABTECH may contact you:
- In relation to the functioning of any service you have signed up for in order to ensure that FABTECH can deliver the services to you;
- Where you have opted to receive further correspondence;
- In relation to any contribution you have made to FABTECH web site.
- To invite you to participate in surveys about FABTECH services (participation is always voluntary); and
- For marketing purposes where you have specifically agreed to this.
Local pages will give you detailed information about how FABTECH will contact you in relation to specific services.
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant service, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with FABTECH corporate retention schedule (this is a database that defines which documents should be kept and for how long).
Where you contribute to FABTECH web site FABTECH will generally only keep your content for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted.
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone (referred to here as a “device”) browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your device’s hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.
Cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor the websites to your interests. Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of FABTECH web site features. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse the profile of our visitors and help us to provide you with a better user experience. For example: if on a previous visit you went to our education pages, we might find this out from your cookie and highlight educational information on your second and subsequent visits.
FABTECH also use a number of independent measurement and research companies. They gather information regarding the visitors to FABTECH sites on our behalf using cookies, log file data and code which is embedded on our website. FABTECH use this type of information to help improve the services it provides to its users.