CTS Offshore and Marine Privacy Policy
Your privacy is important to us and maintaining your trust is our priority. To ensure that your privacy is protected, we provide this notice that explains how we collect and use visitor data on this website and the things you can do to affect how your own information is collected and used.

This website is owned and operated by CTS Offshore and Marine Limited.

You may use most parts of our website without disclosing your personal data.

Your use of our website to which this policy is linked (including but not limited to our written publications, e-mails, newsletters, web sites, events and conferences, video, podcasts, mobile and digital applications and social media) indicates to us that you have read and accepted our privacy policy and terms and conditions.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us through our website or write to us at either of these addresses. By using our site, you consent to this online privacy policy.

What information do we collect about visitors to this site or from other channels?
We collect data about you in two ways; (a) directly from you and (b) when you have the opportunity to view content from CTS, such as pages on our web site or certain online marketing communications.

a) Directly from you: If you contact a CTS employee, for example by phone,email, instant messenger or face-to-face, we may save that information in a database or other company records. We may also record information that you submit to us via an online form. We refer to any information that may identify you as an individual, such as your name and address, as personal information.

b) From this web site and our marketing messages: We use cookies to understand how people use our web site and respond to certain marketing messages to which they’re exposed and / or respond, such as banners and search engine marketing. By this method we do not collect or use your name, email address or other information that could identify you personally. We refer to this data, such as your IP address, referring web site, the pages you visited, the time that you visited, as non-personal information.

We will only collect personally identifiable data that you provide to us.  We do not sell any data to any third parties. When you subscribe, register, participate in webinars, use online or mobile applications, participate in social networking, or download any content (such as case studies and white papers) from our website, we collect and store personally identifiable information from you that may include your name, postal and e-mail addresses, phone numbers, general facts about your profession, company and responsibilities and information regarding your computer system.

Information collected about you may be used by us, our affiliate companies to provide you with e-mail notifications about our services and products, case studies, white papers, industry news and sending you seasons greetings from time to time. CTS and its affiliated digital initiatives (including but not limited to this website, social media pages, mobile apps etc) are not intended for use by children, especially those under age 16. The company does not knowingly collect or store any personal information about children under the age of 16.

How do we collect this information?
We may collect personal information when you submit data to us via a form on this web site, when you email us, phone us, respond to our emails/ newsletters, contact us via instant messaging or other means as may be developed from time-to-time.

We may collect non-personal information about your use of our website and our marketing communications through the use of browser cookies or information contained in your computer’s environment string (such as your IP address and browser type) that is logged on our servers. To learn more, please refer to the section, “What do we use cookies for?

How may we use the information we collect?
We will use your information only in a manner consistent with applicable laws (such as the United Kingdom Data Protection Act (DPA)) or guidelines that place obligations on users of personal information and lay down principles for its use. Under such rules, your information will be processed fairly and lawfully which means you are entitled to know how we intend to use any information you provide and you can then decide whether you want to give it to us.

Personal information may be used in order that we can keep you up to date about our products and services or respond to questions that you have directly asked us. We may also add you to our mailing list (email or postal), pass or sell the data to third parties or use the data for other purposes stated in this Privacy Policy.

We may provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

Non-personal data may be used so that we can learn more about online behaviour to improve our web site, marketing and to provide a better experience of our brand (for example, to provide more relevant and targeted content).
We may also share your information in the event we have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of CTS , its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

How long will we keep the data for?
We may hold your personal information for as long as it is necessary to do so, having regard to the purposes for which it was collected and the purposes for which it is to be further processed.

Non-personal information may be held for as long as it is necessary in order that we can monitor aggregated statistics about use of our site and exposure to our brand.

How will your personal information be kept secure?
We will ensure that all personal information that is under our control is held securely and in accordance with applicable laws. We cannot ensure the security of your data when it is being transmitted to our website and all transmission of personal information and other data is done at your own risk. However, once we have received your information we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent any unauthorized access.
We restrict access to personal information to CTS employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

How can you change your marketing preferences with us?
If you do not wish to receive any marketing communications from us you can contact us as described below. Alternatively, if you receive a marketing email and wish to opt-out of receiving any more, each email will include an unsubscribe link. Please note that we will need a reasonable period of time to update our records and you should allow up to four weeks for this to happen (during which time you may receive further marketing emails which may have already been set up).

Please inform us in writing (for example, by email) if you do not wish us to pass your details to third parties. (Please note this is not something we intend to do on a regular basis but may be appropriate, for example, if another company buys CTS and wishes to use our marketing database.)
How can you find out and update the information we hold about you?
Should you wish to review, modify or delete any personally identifiable information you may have provided to us, please contact us as described below.

What do we use cookies for?
We use browser cookies to collect non-personal information for example to learn about the behaviour of visitors to our website and how they respond to our marketing communications. The more we learn, the better we are able to provide relevant and interesting content and services.
We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website.

We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit.

We use Google Analytics and Get Clicky to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics and Get Clicky Dashboard generate statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google and Get Clicky store this information.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

What is a cookie and how do you manage cookies?
At the time of writing there are two types of cookie, (a) a browser cookie and (b) a Flash cookie.

In summary, a browser cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, which is sent to your browser from a website’s computer and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but in order to protect your privacy, your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has sent to you and not any cookies sent to you by other sites.

Many organizations do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows and when certain marketing communications are shown to you, such as banners, to measure exposure and response rates.

Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. If you choose not to accept any cookies, certain personalized services cannot then be provided to you and you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website’s features. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
Good independent sites for advice and further information are at aboutcookies.org, and allaboutcookies.org (which is run by the Internet Advertising Bureau Europe).

How can you contact us?
If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy, the practices of this site or CTS , you may write to us at our addresses as stated at the top of this policy, email us at admin@ctsom.com or contact us via the contact us form. If you contact us, we will answer the correspondence, and we may store the correspondence we receive for archival purposes. We may also use the correspondence for our own marketing purposes if we feel that it is consistent with the nature of the inquiry. We will not use your information for any other purpose unless you give us permission to do so.

Agreement and Changes to this Privacy Policy
The use or continued use of ctsom.com and its services signifies that you agree to the terms of this privacy policy. This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically. We will treat your personal information in accordance with the privacy policy in place at the time of collection of such information, or as you otherwise indicate your preferences. We encourage you to check whenever you use our Services to see if the policy has been updated. If you do not agree with this policy, do not access or use our Services or interact with any other aspect of our business. We may amend this privacy policy and new versions will be posted on this website from time-to-time, with updated version and date displayed at the top.

More about online privacy
If you are generally concerned about your online privacy then we recommend you visit PrivacyChoice, the National Advertising Initiative NAI and the Digital Advertising Alliance DAA

Your rights
Your data is only used for the purpose intended and will not be sold to any third party.
You have the right to free information about your stored data. This includes the right to correct, block or delete the data we collect. Please send your request in writing by recorded post to:

CTS Offshore and Marine Limited
Attn: Data Officer
2-14 Shortlands, London W6 8DJ, United Kingdom

Please be aware that any emails sent may not be encrypted.

May 2018