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Privacy Policy

About Us

This is a privacy policy for Control Techniques Ltd.

Our homepage on the Web is located at http://www.controltechniques.com/default.aspx

The full text of our privacy policy is available on the Web at http://www.controltechniques.com/system_pages/privacy_policy.aspx

Please contact us if you have questions about this policy.

Contact us via mail at the following address:

Control Techniques Ltd.
The Gro
Newtown
Powys SY16 3BE
United Kingdom

Contact us via e-mail at info@controltechniques.com
Call us at +44 (0) 1686 612900.

Dispute Resolution and Privacy Seals

We have the following privacy seals and/or dispute resolution mechanisms. If you think we have not followed our privacy policy in some way, they can help you resolve your concern.

Dispute Resolution: On-line contact page for Control Techniques Ltd. Corporate Headquarters

Additional Information

This policy is valid until 1 Jan, 2009 at 12:00:00 GMT

Data Collection

P3P policies declare the data they collect in groups (also referred to as "statements"). This policy contains 4 data groups. The data practices of each group will be explained separately.


Group - "Basic information"

We collect the following information:

  • HTTP protocol elements

This data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Completion and support of the current activity.
  • Web site and system administration.

The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected:

  • Data collected from all Web users: access logs, and search strings (if entered).

This data will be used by ourselves and our agents.

The data in this group has been marked as non-identifiable. This means that there is no reasonable way for the site to identify the individual person this data was collected from.


Group - "Cookies"

We collect the following information:

  • HTTP cookies

This data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Completion and support of the current activity.
  • Web site and system administration. The user is allowed to opt-out of this usage.
  • Anonymous user analysis. The user is allowed to opt-out of this usage.
  • Anonymous user profiling and decision-making. The user is allowed to opt-out of this usage.
  • User analysis. The user is allowed to opt-out of this usage.
  • User profiling and decision-making. The user is allowed to opt-out of this usage.

The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected:

  • Cookies are used to track visitors to our site, so we can better understand what portions of our site best serve you.

This data will be used by ourselves and our agents.

The data in this group has been marked as non-identifiable. This means that there is no reasonable way for the site to identify the individual person this data was collected from.


Group - "Mailing registration"

We collect the following information:

  • Physical contact information
  • Online contact information
  • Preference data

This data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Completion and support of the current activity.
  • User analysis. The user is allowed to opt-out of this usage.
  • User profiling and decision-making. The user is allowed to opt-out of this usage.
  • Contacting visitors for marketing of services or products. The user is allowed to opt-out of this usage.
  • Telemarketing. The user is allowed to opt-out of this usage.

The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected:

  • This information is collected so that we can send you valuable and useful information which is relevant to your needs and interests.

This data will be used by ourselves and our agents.


Group - "Business Data"

We collect the following information:

  • Organization Name
  • Department or division of organization
  • Mailing address
  • A data element
  • Email Address

This data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Completion and support of the current activity.
  • User analysis. The user is allowed to opt-out of this usage.
  • User profiling and decision-making. The user is allowed to opt-out of this usage.
  • Contacting visitors for marketing of services or products. The user is allowed to opt-out of this usage.
  • Telemarketing. The user is allowed to opt-out of this usage.

This data will be used by ourselves and our agents.


Cookies

Cookies are a technology which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a Web site. A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.

Our site makes use of cookies and are used for the following purposes:

  • Site administration
  • Completing the user's current activity
  • Pseudononymous analysis
  • Pseudonym-based decision-making
  • User analysis
  • Individual-based decision-making

Compact Policy Summary

The compact policy which corresponds to this policy is:

CP="ALL DSP COR CURa ADMa PSAo PSDo IVAo IVDo CONo TELo OUR STP PHY ONL COM NAV DEM PRE TST"

The following table explains the meaning of each field in the compact policy.

Field Meaning
CP= This is the compact policy header; it indicates that what follows is a P3P compact policy
ALL Access to all collected information is available
DSP The policy contains at least one dispute-resolution mechanism
COR Violations of this policy will be corrected
CURa The data is used for completion of the current activity
ADMa The data is used for site administration
PSAo The data is used for pseudononymous analysis, unless the user chooses otherwise
PSDo The data is used for pseudononymous decision-making, unless the user chooses otherwise
IVAo The data is used for analysis, including knowledge of the visitor's identity, unless the user chooses otherwise
IVDo The data is used for decision-making, including knowledge of the visitor's identity, unless the user chooses otherwise
CONo The data is used for contacting the user, unless the user chooses otherwise
TELo The data is used for telemarketing, unless the user chooses otherwise
OUR The data is given to ourselves and our agents
STP The data is kept for the stated purpose only
PHY Physical contact information is collected
ONL Online contact information is collected
COM Computer information is collected
NAV Navigation and clickstream data is collected
DEM Demographic and socioeconomic data is collected
 PRE Preference information is collected

The compact policy is sent by the Web server along with the cookies it describes.

For more information, see the P3P deployment guide at http://www.w3.org/TR/p3pdeployment


Policy Evaluation

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 will evaluate this policy's compact policy whenever it is used with a cookie. The actions IE will take depend on what privacy level the user has selected in their browser (Low, Medium, Medium High, or High; the default is Medium). In addition, IE will examine whether the cookie's policy is considered satisfactory or unsatisfactory, whether the cookie is a session cookie or a persistent cookie, and whether the cookie is used in a first-party or third-party context. This section will attempt to evaluate this policy's compact policy against Microsoft's stated behaviour for IE6.

Note: This evaluation is currently experimental and should not be considered a substitute for testing with a real Web browser.

Unsatisfactory policy: This compact policy is considered unsatisfactory according to the rules defined by Internet Explorer 6. The behaviour of Internet Explorer 6 regarding cookies set under this compact policy is as follows:

  First-party usage Third-party usage
Persistent Cookies Low: Policy satisfactory at this level; cookies will be accepted.
Medium: Policy satisfactory at this level; cookies will be accepted.
Medium High: Policy satisfactory at this level; cookies will be accepted.
High: Since opt-in is not required, the cookie will be blocked.
Low: Policy satisfactory at this level; cookies will be accepted.
Medium: Policy satisfactory at this level; cookies will be accepted.
Medium High: Since opt-in is not required, the cookie will be blocked.
High: Since opt-in is not required, the cookie will be blocked.
Session Cookies Low: Policy satisfactory at this level; cookies will be accepted.
Medium: Policy satisfactory at this level; cookies will be accepted.
Medium High: Policy satisfactory at this level; cookies will be accepted.
High: Since opt-in is not required, the cookie will be blocked.
Low: Policy satisfactory at this level; cookies will be accepted.
Medium: Policy satisfactory at this level; cookies will be accepted.
Medium High: Since opt-in is not required, the cookie will be blocked.
High: Since opt-in is not required, the cookie will be blocked.

A policy which is considered unsatisfactory by Internet Explorer 6 contains certain categories of data which are used or shared in a particular manner. This policy is placed in the unsatisfactory category because the following are associated with this policy's cookies:

  • Physical contact information is collected.
  • Online contact information is collected.

In addition, the data is used in the following manner, marking the policy as unsatisfactory:

  • The data is used for contacting the user, unless the user chooses otherwise.
  • The data is used for analysis, including knowledge of the visitor's identity, unless the user chooses otherwise.
  • The data is used for decision-making, including knowledge of the visitor's identity, unless the user chooses otherwise.
  • The data is used for telemarketing, unless the user chooses otherwise.

Note that allowing an opt-out will make this policy acceptable under the Low and Medium settings, and under Medium High for first-party cookie usage. At the High setting, and at the Medium High setting for third-party cookies, all of these data uses must be opt-in for the policy to be considered satisfactory.