Privacy Policy

SAL Scientific Limited (“SAL Scientific”) is a company registered in England and Wales under registration number 08660648 whose registered office is Units 1 & 2 Glasshouse Studios, Fryern Court Road, Burgate, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1QX, United Kingdom. SAL Scientific are a provider of cell biology research services and products to organisations that use mammalian cells in their research and drug discovery workflows.

SAL Scientific collects personal data about you and we place great emphasis on the protection of your personal data. SAL Scientific as the Controller processes your personal data in compliance with the provisions under the United Kingdom Data Protection Act (“DPA”), the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations (“PECR”), and General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), as amended from time to time (collectively “Regulation”). This Data Protection Policy (“Policy”) explains how we use any personal data we collect about you.

SAL Scientific may modify this Privacy Policy. The most up-to-date version of this Privacy Policy will always be published on our website.

What Personal Data do we collect?

Personal Data is any information relating to you or that we can otherwise link to you. The Personal Data we collect includes your name, postal address, e-mail address, phone and fax number, company name, company structure, job title and business affiliations. Where you visit one of our Web-Shops, Personal Data may also comprise financial data (such as e.g. credit card details) which we need to execute the transaction(s) you request.

How do we collect your Personal Data?

We collect Personal Data that you voluntarily provide to us, for example when (i) registering with us in order to place an order for products or services; (ii.) communicating with us via e-mail or other channels, (iii) when signing up for or asking us to send you newsletters or other (marketing) materials, (iv) when signing up for an event, and (v) as part of a recruitment process.

As further described in our Cookies Policy, we use cookies and similar technologies (e.g. web beacons, pixels and tags and device identifiers) to recognize you and/or your device(s) when visiting the SAL Scientific website. We also allow some others to use cookies as described in our Cookies Policy. You can control cookies through your browser settings and other tools.

In some cases your Personal Data has been obtained or supplemented by information retrieved from other sources, including searches via publicly-available search engines, sector-specific newsletters, social media and your employer’s website, for the purpose of confirming your current professional position.

How do we use your Personal Data?

We use the Personal Data we collect for communication purposes, including: (i) to send you newsletters and other information about SAL Scientific, our products and our services; (ii) to send you invitations to events, training sessions, conferences and lectures; and (iii) to maintain our list of contacts.

In addition, we use Personal Data in order to sell our products and services to you, to provide after-sales services, and to meet our contractual and legal obligations.

Why do we process your Personal Data and on what legal basis?

As set out above we process your Personal Data for communication purposes. We rely on our legitimate interests in maintaining business relationships and communicating with you as a business contact about SAL Scientific’s activities and events. We consider that our legitimate interests are in compliance with the Regulation and your legal rights and freedoms. You can request to be removed from our distribution lists at any time. Upon such request, we will cease to send you such communication and invitations.

Furthermore, we process your Personal Data where necessary in order to perform a contract or to meet legal requirements.

Where is your Personal Data stored? / Where is your Personal Data transferred?

SAL Scientific is a United Kingdom company which stores your Personal Data on servers of the Microsoft Corporation in the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Personal data may also be transferred to third parties who act for or on our behalf, for further processing in accordance with the purpose(s) for which the data were originally collected or may otherwise be lawfully processed, such as services delivery, evaluating the usefulness of this website, marketing, data management or technical support. These third parties (“Processors”), which partly are located outside the European Union, have contracted with us to only use Personal Data for the agreed upon purpose, and not to sell your personal information to third parties, and not to disclose it to third parties except as may be required by law, as permitted by us or as stated herein.

We do not make your Personal Data available to any third party other than Processors.

How long do we keep your Personal Data?

Your Personal Data will be saved for the specified purposes mentioned above for as long as you are a business contact to us or longer periods where required for legal and/or regulatory reasons.

Data Security

SAL Scientific has implemented appropriate technical and organisational security measures to help protect your Personal Data against loss and to safeguard against access by unauthorised persons.

Your Rights

You have the right to know what Personal Data we process about you and may request a copy. You are also entitled to have incorrect Personal Data about you corrected and you may in some cases ask us to delete your Personal Data. You can also object to certain Personal Data about you being processed and request that processing of your Personal Data be limited. Please note that the limitation or deletion of your Personal Data may mean we will be unable to provide the communications and invitations described above. You also have the right to receive your Personal Data in a machine-readable format and have the data transferred to another party responsible for data processing. Any of those requests concerning those rights can be addressed by contacting us as outlined below. If you disagree with how we process your Personal Data, you are also entitled to report this to the Office of the Information Commissioner (ICO) of the United Kingdom and/or to the competent supervisory authorities in the EU.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about how we process your Personal Data, please feel free to contact us by emailing dataprotection@salscientific.com or by writing to: Data Protection Officer, SAL Scientific Limited, Units 1 & 2 Glasshouse Studios, Fryern Court Road, Burgate, Fordingbridge, SP6 1QX.