Bostik

Privacy & Cookies Policy

For using the Bostik website

Bostik Limited is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect your personal information on this Website, how we protect such information, the choices you have concerning the use of such information and how you can instruct us if you would prefer to limit the use of that information and procedures that we have in place to safeguard your privacy. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, "we", "us" and "ours" means Bostik Limited.

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Please refer back to this Privacy Policy regularly. By using the Website or features, resources or services on it you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy.

By visiting and/or submitting information about yourself and/or contacting us through this Website or by email on this website, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this policy.

1. What type of information is collected?

We may collect information when you visit and/or submit information about yourself to the Website and/or contact us through this Website or by email. This may include details such as your name, address, email address, telephone number and details of your company or business. To access certain areas of the Website you may be asked to register and provide us with details such as your name and email address, therefore if you decide to withhold certain information requested by us, you may not be able to visit all sections of the Website. We may also collect information about your usage of our website as well as information about you from e-mails or letters you send to us or when you contact us through the Website.

2. Who operates the Website?

The Website is operated by Bostik Limited, a company incorporated in England and Wales (company registration number 00068328) and its registered office address is at Ulverscroft Works, Ulverscroft Road, Leicester, LE4 6BW.

3. The Use of Cookies

Cookies are small amounts of information which are stored on your computer. These cookies are not used to identify you personally.

Bostik.co.uk uses cookies in order to make the website easier to use, to support the provision of information and functionality to you, as well as to provide us with information about how bostik.co.uk is used so that we can make sure it is as up to date, relevant and error free as we can. Further information about the types of cookies that are used on bostik.co.uk is set out in the box below.

Cookie Name Purpose Lifetime of cookie
Google Analytics _utma
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Session-based cookies that are deleted soon after leaving the site.
Safety Datasheet login ci_session This cookie is set when users login to download safety datasheets and is essential for this section to work properly. It helps the site know that visitors are logged into the site and collects no other information about the user. Session-based cookies that is deleted soon after leaving the site.

Using bostik.co.uk means you agree to our use of cookies. You can choose to restrict or block cookies set on bostik.co.uk through your browser settings at any time. For more information about how to do this, and about cookies in general, you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that certain cookies may be set as soon as you visit this website, but you can remove them using your browser settings.

However, please be aware that restricting or blocking cookies set on bostik.co.uk may impact the functionality or performance of the bostik.co.uk website, or prevent you from using certain services provided through bostik.co.uk. It will also affect our ability to update bostik.co.uk to cater for user preferences and improve performance.

4. Use of information by us and disclosure of information to third parties

If you provide information to this Website, we will not sell, share or rent your personal information to third parties (save as expressly stated below), but we may use it for our own purposes in order to:

  • analyse the information we collect so that we can administer and run the Website and support, improve and develop our business;
  • notify you of other Bostik Limited products and services or important changes or developments to the Website or our services.

Safety and legal requirements under e.g. health and safety laws.

We will not disclose any information we gather from you on the Website [except where we are legally required to do so under health and safety laws].

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages or download information from the public area of the site (ie not signed in), we will only gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  • the Internet domain and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access this Website;
  • the type of browser and operating system used to access this Website;
  • the date and time you access this Website; and
  • the parts of this Website you visit.

We use the information we collect to count the number and type of visitors to the different parts of this Website, and to help us make this Website more useful to visitors like you.

Third party contractors may sometimes have limited access to information collected on the Website in the course of providing products or services to us, for example, hosting and maintenance of the Website. This is strictly limited to information which is reasonably required by them to perform their duties. These third parties are at all times required to comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy and as such are prevented from using or disclosing any information for any purposes other than providing services to us.

We will use your information for the purposes described above, or as indicated to you when we request such information. You must "opt-in" and give us specific consent to use the information for any other purpose (for example, to allow us to send our marketing materials or electronic alerts).

In the event of a sale, merger or transfer or sale of us or any group company we reserve the right to transfer information to a third party who will be obliged to adhere to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

5. Links to other sites

The website contains links to sites not owned or operated by Bostik Limited. We are not responsible for these websites and you must read the Privacy Policies for each of these websites independently.

6. Security

The internet is not a secure medium. However, we have put in place various security procedures designed to protect the information we gather from the Website.

We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.

7. Contact information

If at any time you are concerned about, or wish to enquire about information we hold about you, please contact webmaster.uk@bostik.com to obtain details of how you may do so.

Our privacy policy is regularly reviewed. We reserve the right to change and update it and these changes will be posted on this part of the Website. Please visit this page from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any changes we have made.

You have the right through existing Data Protection legislation to request (for a small fee) a copy of personal data we hold about you provided that we are the data controller of such personal data. Please write to webmaster.uk@bostik.com if you wish to make enquiries.

BY USING THE WEBSITE YOU ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY OR ANY OF ITS TERMS YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE WEBSITE AND SHOULD CEASE TO ACCESS THE WEBSITE IMMEDIATELY.