Privacy & Cookies

Privacy Policy

All businesses within the Purico family of companies (“group”) collect, retain and process personal data for lawful purposes including their legitimate interests and the performance of contracts.    We obtain personal data from the individuals to whom it relates and may also obtain it from a wide variety of other sources.

We take the privacy of personal information seriously.

Personal data obtained solely for the marketing or our products and services to individuals (“marketing data”) is retained and processed only with their consent.  Individuals may withdraw consent to the holding of marketing data relating to themselves and marketing emails contain an unsubscribe facility.  We do not share our mailing lists with businesses outside the group other than as specified below.

Personal data regarding customers and suppliers is collected, retained and processed for the purposes of our legitimate interests and the performance of contracts.

Personal data (including marketing data) may be transferred in connection with the sale or proposed sale of a company or business within the group to the buyer or prospective buyer.

Legitimate interests includes but is not limited to the following purposes: Accounting, taxation, audit, regulatory functions, marketing to corporate bodies and businesses, making and defending legal claims, payroll and personnel, employee appointments, communication with others, record keeping purposes, business transactions, the prevention and detection of crime and other illegality and the identification of offenders, the purchase, sale and mortgage of property, the proving of title to property, the recording of our contractual obligations and entitlements and the general purposes of our businesses.  Data is held for as long as we think necessary having regard to the purposes for which it is held.

Emails and other correspondence may be copied to others in our legitimate interests and for the purpose of performing contracts.  Correspondents should consider whether they wish to minimise the personal data in communications.

Individuals may request us to provide access to their personal data, to correct it, to erase it or to refrain from processing it.  Requests will be addressed in accordance with all relevant legislation.

The group has businesses or representation in a number of countries including, Germany, China, Mexico, the USA, Indonesia and the Isle of Man.  We have customers, suppliers and relationships in many countries throughout the world.  Data may be transferred out of the EU for any of the purposes specified in this policy.

For further information please ask the person in the group with whom you are currently in contact.  Aggrieved persons may raise issues with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.


What are cookies and why do we use them?

We use cookies to enhance your experience using our website, as almost all websites do today. Cookies are small text files that store information on your computer for a variety of functions.

We use cookies to:

  • Keep the website running as you'd expect (for example keeping you logged in as you browse different webpages)
  • Remember which pages you like the best, so we can show you personalised content.
  • Let you share things you like on your social networks.
  • Store some of your details, such as your log in details (but only if you want us to!)

Cookies also help us evaluate our website. Knowing visitor levels, what device our visitors are using, which pages people like the best, social networks shares and how people have found us (search engines and links for example) helps us to make the website better for us and for you!

We will never use cookies to:

  • Store your personal information (unless you want us to, for example your login details so you don't have to re-enter them each time you visit the site.)
  • Pass on your information to third parties.

Types of cookies and what we each one for:

  • First Party: These are cookies set by us and only usable by us. They are the ones that keep you logged in during a browsing session.
  • Third Party: These are cookies set by third parties that we use. The only third party cookies we use are for evaluating our website (we use Google Analytics for this), and those that allow you to share things on your social media sites.
  • Session Cookies: These are temporary cookies that are deleted when you close your browser. These are the ones that keep you logged in as you browse from page to page.
  • Persistant Cookies: These are stored on your device for a fixed period of time. We use this to remember your preferences to show you personalized content and offers, as well as remembering your log in or payment details for your next visit, if you specifically tell us you want us to.

If you still don't want us to use cookies, that's fine. Here's some information on how to disable them:

  • Mozilla Firefox: Click 'Tools' at the top left of your Firefox window. Then click 'Options' and a smaller window should pop up. Click the 'Privacy' tab, and choose 'use custom settings for history' from the drop down box. Then you can uncheck the 'Accept cookies from sites' box to remove all cookies, or 'Accept third-party cookies' to just remove third party cookies. You can also choose to delete cookies every time you close firefox, or make it so you approve every cookie as they are about to be used by a site by keeping the 'accept cookies' box checked and choosing 'I close firefox' or 'ask me every time' in the 'Keep until:' drop down box.
  • Safari: In Safari 5.0 or earlier, click 'Preferences', 'Security' and then 'Accept cookies'. There you will get the option to block all cookies, accept all cookies, or accept cookies just from sites you go to regularly. In Safari 5.1 or later, click 'Preferences' and 'Privacy', where you can choose to allow or block all cookies, or to block cookies from third parties and advertisers.
  • Internet Explorer: Click 'Tools' at the top left of your Explorer window. Then Click 'Internet Options' and a smaller window should pop up. Click the 'Privacy' tab at the top, and the settings slider allows you to choose the level of privacy you want. Clicking at the various intervals tells you what that level of privacy does for you. For example, the highest level of protection will block all cookies.
  • Google Chrome: Click the spanner icon on the main toolbar, then choose 'options' and then 'under the hood'. Click on the 'Privacy' option, and then 'content settings'. Clicking on 'cookies' will give you options to; delete all cookies, block all cookies, allow all cookies or to set preferences for different websites.

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