Your privacy is important to us

Perceptive Engineering Ltd and its service providers are committed to protecting users' privacy, and we want to keep you informed of our privacy practices through this web site. This privacy policy applies to Perceptive Engineering and service providers that link to this notice. We encourage you to read this policy to ensure you understand our privacy practices.

1.        Introduction

This Privacy Policy describes the ways in which Perceptive Engineering, Vanguard House, Keckwick Lane, Sci Tech Daresbury, Cheshire, WA4 4AB, United Kingdom (in the following “Perceptive Engineering”, “we” and “our”) collects, holds and uses information about individuals who visit this website.

We invite you to carefully read this Privacy Policy, which sets out in which context we may process your information (“Personal Data”) and explains your rights and our obligations when doing so.

In principle, we will use your Personal Data exclusively in accordance with the applicable data protection laws, in particular the UK General Data Protection Regulation ("UK-GDPR"), and only as described in this Privacy Policy. However, we reserve the right to put this data to additional uses to the extent permitted or required by law or necessary to support legal or criminal investigations. In this case, we will inform you again about this further data processing to the extent required by law and obtain your consent.

2.        What Personal Data Do We Process and For What Purposes?

Most of our services do not require any form of registration, allowing you to visit our sites without telling us who you are. Some services may require you to provide us with Personal Data, which may include your direct identifiers, such as name, email address, title, or business contacts. We may collect and use Personal Data to provide you with products or services, to bill you for products and services you request, to market products and services which we think may be of interest to you, or to communicate with you for other purposes which are evident from the circumstances or about which we inform you when we collect Personal Data from you.

We will not process your Personal Data if we do not have a proper justification foreseen in the law for that purpose. Therefore, we will only process your personal data if:

  • we have obtained your prior consent;

  • the processing is necessary to perform our contractual obligations towards you or to take pre-contractual steps at your request;

  • the processing is necessary to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations;

  • the processing is necessary to protect your vital interests or those of another person; or

  • the processing is necessary for our legitimate interests and does not unduly affect your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.

3.        Use of Cookies

For the processing of Personal Data by means of cookies and similar technologies on our website, please refer to our Cookie Policy, which is part of this Privacy Policy.

4.        How We Use Your Information

We may use your information to:

  • Process orders that you have submitted;

  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;

  • Seek your views or comments on the services we provide;

  • Notify you of changes to our services;

  • Send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about new products or services, events, promotions of our associated companies’ goods and services;

We will only use information held about you for the following purposes:

Information you give to us:

  • To communicate with you by responding to your requests and sending you emails and messages about invoicing and account management.

  • To administer your account and keep track of billing and payments.

  • To keep the Service secure by investigating and preventing abuse and fraud.

  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us.

  • To provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about.

  • To notify you about any changes to our Services.

  • To understand and improve our Services to you.

Information we collect about you:

  • To administer our Service and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes.

  • To improve our Service to ensure that website content is presented in the most effective manner for you and the devices you use to access it.

  • To measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you.

  • To make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our Service about services that may interest you or them.

By using the Service, you agree that we can access, aggregate and use non-personally identifiable data we have collected from you. This data will in no way identify you or any other individual. We may use this aggregated non-personally identifiable data to:

  • Assist us to better understand how our customers are using the Service.

  • Provide our customers with further information regarding the uses and benefits of the Service.

  • Provide useful business insights from the aggregated data.

5.        Disclosure of Your Information

We will not sell, share, or otherwise distribute your Personal Data to third parties except as provided in this Privacy Policy. We may share your Personal Data with other Applied Materials companies worldwide. 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 have contracted with us to only use Personal Data for the agreed upon purpose, and not to sell your Personal Data to third parties, and not to disclose it to third parties except as may be permitted by us, as required by law, or as stated in this Privacy Policy.

Personal Data collected from you may also be transferred to a third party in the event that the business of this site or a part of it and the customer data connected with it is sold, assigned or transferred, in which case we would require the buyer, assignee or transferee to treat Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Personal Data may be disclosed to a third party if we are required to do so because of an applicable law, court order or governmental regulation, or if such disclosure is otherwise necessary in support of any criminal or other legal investigation or proceeding here or abroad.

The Personal Data we collect from you may also be processed, accessed, or stored in countries outside the UK. Such countries may offer a different level of protection of Personal Data. If we transfer your Personal Data to external companies in other jurisdictions, we will make sure to protect your Personal Data by applying the level of protection required under applicable data privacy laws.

6.        Data Retention

Your Personal Data will only be stored by us for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes for which the data was collected or - insofar as statutory retention periods exist beyond this - for the duration of the legally prescribed retention period. We then delete your Personal Data. Only in a few exceptional cases may your data be stored beyond this period, e.g. if storage is necessary in connection with the enforcement of and defense against legal claims in favor of Perceptive Engineering.

7.        Security

We have implemented appropriate technical and organisational measures to provide an adequate level of security and confidentiality to your Personal Data. These measures take into account:

(i) the state of the art of the technology;

(ii) the costs of its implementation;

(iii) the nature of the data; and

(iv) the risk of the processing.

The purpose thereof is to protect it against accidental or unlawful destruction or alteration, accidental loss, unauthorized disclosure or access and against other unlawful forms of processing.

Moreover, when handling your Personal Data, we:

  • only collect and process Personal Data which is adequate, relevant and not excessive, as required to meet the above purposes; and

  • ensure that your Personal Data remains up to date and accurate.

For the latter, we may request you to confirm the Personal Data we hold about you. You are also invited to spontaneously inform us whenever there is a change in your personal circumstances so we can ensure your personal data is kept up-to-date.

Our website may contain links to third-party websites. These sites are owned and operated independently from us by our partners, networks, advertisers, that have their own separate privacy and data collection practices. Any Personal Data that you provide to these websites will be governed under the terms of the Privacy Policy of that website. We cannot accept liability for the actions or policies of these independent sites, and are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such sites.

8.        Your Rights and How You Can Exercise Them

Whenever we process Personal Data, we take reasonable steps to ensure that your Personal Data is kept accurate and up-to date for the purposes for which it was collected. We will provide you with the ability to exercise the below rights under the conditions and within the limits set forth in the law.

If you wish to contact us regarding the use of your Personal Data or you want to object in whole or in part to the processing of your Personal Data, please email us at referencing Perceptive Engineering in the email. If you have provided consent, you may wish to withdraw consent. You may request to access your Personal Data as processed by us, to ask for correction, erasure or to request portability, where applicable, of your Personal Data, i.e. that the Personal Data you have provided to us be returned to you or transferred to the person of your choice, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, subject to your confidentiality obligations.

By contacting us, please note the name of the website related to your request, your relationship and/or interactions with us (as applicable), as well as the specifics of the information you would like us to provide.

9.        Giving Us Your Consent for Marketing Purposes

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do want to receive direct marketing communications from us about our products and services, then you can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form on which we collect your information.

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent.

10.      Contact Us

If you wish to contact us regarding our use of your Personal Data or you wish to exercise your data privacy rights, you may send an email to – specifying “Perceptive Engineering” in the email. If you contact us, please include the following information in your email, so that we may efficiently respond to your request and so that we may identify you and the subject of your request:

  • your relationship and/or interactions with us (as applicable); and

  • the specifics of the information you would like us to provide or you want us to take action upon.

If you are not satisfied with how we process your Personal Data, please address your request to our Data Protection Officer at, who will investigate your concern.

In any case, you also have the right to file a complaint with the competent data protection authorities, in addition to your rights above.

11.      Changes to This Privacy Policy

Perceptive Engineering reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time at its own discretion in compliance with the legal requirements. This may be the case, for example, to comply with new legislation or to reflect new services on our website. However, we will at all times treat your Personal Data in accordance with the version of the Privacy Policy that was in effect at the time we collected this information.

We intend to post changes to our Privacy Policy on this page so that you are fully informed about the types of Personal Data we collect, how we process it, and under what circumstances it may be disclosed. Therefore, we encourage you to periodically check the website for our current privacy practices.


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