Update effective date: May 23, 2018
MDF Instruments USA, LLC. ("us", "we", or "our") operates the https://www.mdfinstruments.co.uk website (the "Service").
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
Service is the https://www.mdfinstruments.co.uk website operated by MDF Instruments USA, LLC.
Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).
Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
Cookies are small pieces of data stored on your device (computer or mobile device).
Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be, processed.
Data Processors (or Service Providers)
Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller.
We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.
Data Subject (or User)
Data Subject is any living individual who is using our Service and is the subject of Personal Data.
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send or by contacting us.
We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
We may use and store information about your location if you give us permission to do so (“Location Data”). We use this data to provide features of our Service, to improve and customize our Service.
You can enable or disable location services when you use our Service at any time, through your device settings.
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies we use:
MDF Instruments USA, LLC. uses the collected data for various purposes:
MDF Instruments USA, LLC. may process your Personal Data because:
MDF Instruments USA, LLC. will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside the Puerto Rico and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the Puerto Rico and process it there.
Under certain circumstances, MDF Instruments USA, LLC. may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
MDF Instruments USA, LLC. may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
"Do Not Track" is a feature in web browsers and websites that asks advertisers and data miners to not track your behavior.
We do not support Do Not Track ("DNT"). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.
You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
To turn on "Do Not Track" for your browser, please refer to the guides below:
Google Chrome - https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/2790761
Apple Safari - https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21416?locale=en_US
Microsoft Internet Explorer - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17288/windows-internet-explorer-11-use-do-not-track
Mozilla Firefox - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-turn-do-not-track-feature
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. MDF Instruments USA, LLC. aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.
If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where MDF Instruments USA, LLC. relied on your consent to process your personal information.
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Google AdWords remarketing service is provided by Google Inc.
You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page: http://www.google.com/settings/ads
Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on - https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout - for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Twitter remarketing service is provided by Twitter Inc.
You can opt-out from Twitter's interest-based ads by following their instructions: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170405
Facebook remarketing service is provided by Facebook Inc.
You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook by visiting this page: https://www.facebook.com/help/164968693837950
To opt-out from Facebook's interest-based ads follow these instructions from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217
Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt-out from Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada http://youradchoices.ca/ or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/, or opt-out using your mobile device settings.
For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook's Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation
Pinterest remarketing service is provided by Pinterest Inc.
You can opt-out from Pinterest's interest-based ads by enabling the "Do Not Track" functionality of your web browser or by following Pinterest instructions: http://help.pinterest.com/en/articles/personalization-and-data
We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).
The payment processors we work with are:
Apple Store In-App Payments
Google Play In-App Payments
PayPal or Braintree
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. Statement of Privacy.
MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. is committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement of Privacy applies to MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. Web site and governs data collection and usage at all MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. sites and services; it does not apply to other online or offline sites, products or services. Please read the MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. Statement of Privacy.
MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. is a general audience web site, intended for users of all ages. Personal information of all users is collected, used and disclosed as described in this Statement of Privacy.
Collection of your Personal Information
As an E-commerce Web site, MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. collects personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Information collected by MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. is used solely for the purpose of billing and shipping your online purchases. MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. We are not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. Web site.
Online Advertising and Analytics
We may use third-party web analytics services on our Services, such as those of Google Analytics to help us analyze how users use the Services, including by noting the third-party website from which you arrive. The information collected by the technology will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers, who use the information to evaluate your use of the Services. We also use Google Analytics for certain purposes related to online marketing, as described in the following section.
We do not serve third party advertisements to you while using MDFInstruments.com. However, we do work with website analytics and advertising partners, including Google, Rakuten Linkshare, and Facebook, to deliver MDF Instruments' advertisements on third party publisher websites. These partners may set cookies on your computer's web browser. These cookies allow our partners to recognize your computer so that the ad server can show you MDF Instruments' advertisements elsewhere on the Internet, and so that our analytics software can measure your engagement and interactions while using MDFInstruments.com. In this way, ad servers may compile anonymous, de-identified information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw our advertisements, whether or not you interacted with our advertisements, and actions performed on subsequent visits to MDFInstruments.com. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you, and it allows MDF Instruments to optimize the performance of our advertising campaigns and the usability of our website. In other words, we use analytics data in concert with data about our online ads that have been shown using the Google Display Network or other online advertising networks. By doing so, we can understand how anonymous users interacted with our website after seeing our ads.
Use of your Personal Information
MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. and its operational service partners collect and use your personal information to process product orders and deliver the products requested. It is possible that MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. may also use personal information to inform you of other products or services available from MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. and its affiliates. MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your personal information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent. MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. may access and/or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of MDF INSTRUMENTS INC., including its Web site; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. or the public. Personal information collected on this site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.
Control your Personal Information
MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. offers its customers choices for the collection, use and sharing of personal information. You may go notify us of your preferences by emailing: email@example.com. Please be sure to provide complete account information so we can identify you in our records.
You may also stop the delivery of future promotional e-mail from MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. by responding directly to any email you receive with a request to remove you from the mailing list
Security of your Personal Information
MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number) over the Internet, we protect it through 128 bit encryption through PayPal and Rapid SSL.
Changes to this Statement
MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. If there are material changes to this Statement or in how MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. will use your personal information, MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how MDF INSTRUMENTS INC. is protecting your information.