Afton Chemical Corporation and its subsidiary and affiliated companies (together the “Afton Group”) respect your privacy and is committed to protecting your Personal Data (as defined below).
Afton Group is made up of different legal entities, details of which can be found here: https://www.aftonchemical.com/Contact. This privacy statement is issued on behalf of the Afton Group so when we mention “Afton”, "we", "us" or "our" in this privacy statement, we are referring to the relevant company in the Afton Group responsible for processing your Personal Data The Afton Group is the controller and is responsible for this website and any Personal Data that is provided via this website.
“Personal Data”, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. This privacy statement describes how Afton collects, uses, and discloses your Personal Data that we receive from you when you visit this website (https://www.aftonchemical.com/), or which we otherwise receive or collect from you in the course of, or in connection with, our business operations.
This privacy statement is provided in a layered format so you can click through to the specific areas set out below.
This privacy statement aims to give you information on how Afton collects and processes your Personal Data, including any data you may provide through this website.
This privacy statement is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
It is important that you read this privacy statement together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing Personal Data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your Personal Data. This privacy statement supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.
We have appointed a data compliance officer who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy statement. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the data compliance officer using the details set out below.
Afton Chemical Limited
Data Compliance Officer [email protected]
London Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 2UW
+44 1344 304141
As Afton Chemical Corporation is based in the United States it has appointed Afton Chemical Limited (a company incorporated in England and Wales, with company number 01213092) to be its representative within the European Union (“EU”). Their contact details are email: [email protected] phone: +44 1344 304141.
You can direct any questions or complaints about the use or disclosure of your Personal Data to us by contacting us as set out above. We will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints or disputes regarding the use or disclosure of your Personal Data. If you are located in the EU and are dissatisfied with the resolution of your complaint, you may contact the EU data protection authority in your jurisdiction using the contact details provided at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm for further information and assistance.
CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY STATEMENT AND YOUR DUTY TO INFORM US OF CHANGES
This version was last updated on June 1, 2018.
It is important that the Personal Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Personal Data changes during your relationship with us.
This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy statement of every website you visit.
2. THE DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
We may receive, use and store the following categories of Personal Data which we have grouped together as follows:
Identity Data includes first name, last name, username or similar identifier.
Contact Data includes billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers.
Financial Data includes bank account and payment card details.
Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
Profile Data includes your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your preferences, feedback and survey responses.
Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products and services.
Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
Recruitment Data includes:
Contact details (including names, postal addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers)
The information you have provided on our application form, including name, title, address, telephone number, personal email address, date of birth, gender, employment history, qualifications, and previous salary and benefits (if provided).
Details of your references, and medical records.
We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your Personal Data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your Personal Data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as Personal Data which will be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, and genetic and biometric data, with exception of pre-employment medical checks in relation to recruitment or health information in order to comport with our legal obligations). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
IF YOU FAIL TO PROVIDE PERSONAL DATA
Where we need to collect Personal Data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services or process your job application). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us, or not progress your job application, but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
3. HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED?
We use different methods to collect your Personal Data from and about you including through:
Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity, Contact, Financial and Recruitment Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email, through our website or otherwise. This includes Personal Data you provide when you:
purchase or enquire about our products or services;
subscribe to our service or publications;
request marketing to be sent to you;
give us some feedback;
apply for a job or respond to a recruitment drive; or
interact with company representatives at industry conferences, events or meetings.
Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive Personal Data about you from various third parties as set out below:
Technical Data from the following parties: (a) analytics providers such as Google, based outside the EU;
Identity and Contact Data from publicly availably sources such as Companies House and the Electoral Register based inside the EU.
Recruitment data from recruitment agencies, background check providers based inside and outside the EU.
4. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We will only use your Personal Data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you, or to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you;
Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
PURPOSES FOR WHICH WE WILL USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your Personal Data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.
Note that we may process your Personal Data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using that data. Please contact us using the details set out above if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your Personal Data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.
Purpose / Activity
Type of data
Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest
To register you as a new or prospective customer
Performance of a contract with you
To process and deliver your order including:
(a) Manage payments, fees and charges
(b) Collect and recover money owed to us
(a) Performance of a contract with you
(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to recover debts due to us and promote our products and services)
To manage our relationship with you which will include:
(b) Asking you to leave a review or take a survey
(d) Marketing and Communications
(a) Performance of a contract with you
(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
(c) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how customers use our products / services)
To administer and protect our business and this website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)
(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise or sale of business or assets)
(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)
To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)
To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business)
To make decisions about your selection and recruitment for a job
(a) To take steps prior to entering into a contract with you
(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to ensure that we can make recruitment decisions)
We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain uses of your Personal Data, particularly around marketing.
We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you (we call this marketing).
You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us, purchased goods or services from us, consented to receiving such communications or where we are pursuing a legitimate interest and have a lawful right to do so and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
We will obtain your express opt-in consent before we share your Personal Data with any third party outside the Afton Group for marketing purposes.
You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by contacting us at [email protected] at any time.
Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to your Personal Data provided to us as a result of a product/service purchase, warranty registration, product/service experience or other transactions.
CHANGE OF PURPOSE
Afton will only process your Personal Data in ways that are compatible with the purpose that we collected it for, or for purposes you later authorize.
Before we use your Personal Data for a purpose that is materially different than the purpose we collected it for or that you later authorize, we will notify you, explain the legal basis which allows us to do so, and provide you with the opportunity to opt out.
Please note that we may process your Personal Data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
5. DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We may share your Personal Data with the following categories of recipients:
Other companies within the Afton Group;
Service providers, including IT and system administration services and recruitment agencies.
Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers.
Regulators and other authorities where required by law.
Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners are permitted to use your Personal Data in the same way as set out in this privacy statement.
We require all group companies and third parties to respect the security of your Personal Data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third party service providers to use your Personal Data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your Personal Data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
6. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
Afton is headquartered in the United States. As a result, if you are located in the EU, your Personal Data may be transferred outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”).
This website is hosted in the United States. Personal Data that is voluntarily provided on or via this website may be maintained or accessed in servers or files located in the United States, which the EEA has not deemed to provide "adequate" privacy safeguards. If you do not consent to having your Personal Data processed and stored in the United States, please do not provide it to Afton. By voluntarily providing your Personal Data on or via this website, you consent to its transfer, processing and storage in the United States.
Afton complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield program as set forth by the US Department of Commerce, regarding the collection, use and retention of Personal Data from the EEA. This requires us to comply with similar data protection standards to Personal Data to those required under EU law.
Please contact us at the details set out above if you are located in the EU and want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring Personal Data out of the EEA.
7. DATA SECURITY
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your Personal Data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your Personal Data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your Personal Data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
8. DATA RETENTION
Afton maintains reasonable procedures to help ensure that your Personal Data is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and current.
We will only retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for your Personal Data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements We have a record of retention policy. This can be provided upon request.
In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
9. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
If you are located in the EU, under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your Personal Data. These rights include:
Request access to your Personal Data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the Personal Data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
Request correction of the Personal Data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
Request erasure of your Personal Data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove Personal Data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your Personal Data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your Personal Data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
Object to processing of your Personal Data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
Request restriction of processing of your Personal Data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your Personal Data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
Request the transfer of your Personal Data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your Personal Data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that Personal Data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.