Your privacy is critically important to us. At Canterbury Scientific we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information in our systems unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
- In our blogging products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
If you have questions about accessing or correcting your personal data please contact us.
Canterbury Scientific Limited (“Canterbury Scientific”) operates the Canterbury Scientific.com website. It is Canterbury Scientific’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
Like most website operators, Canterbury Scientific collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Canterbury Scientific’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Canterbury Scientific’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Canterbury Scientific may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Canterbury Scientific also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blog. Canterbury Scientific only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Canterbury Scientific’s websites choose to interact with Canterbury Scientific in ways that require Canterbury Scientific to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Canterbury Scientific gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for one of our online services to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Canterbury Scientific – by purchasing Support services, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Canterbury Scientific collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Canterbury Scientific. Canterbury Scientific does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Canterbury Scientific may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, Canterbury Scientific may monitor the most popular blog posts on our website. Canterbury Scientific may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Canterbury Scientific does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Canterbury Scientific discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Canterbury Scientific’s behalf or to provide services available at Canterbury Scientific’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using Canterbury Scientific’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Canterbury Scientific will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, Canterbury Scientific discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Canterbury Scientific believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Canterbury Scientific, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Canterbury Scientific website and have supplied your email address, Canterbury Scientific may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Canterbury Scientific and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Canterbury Scientific takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Canterbury Scientific, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Canterbury Scientific goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Canterbury Scientific may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.