Privacy Policy

Last updated: 11th January 2018

This document outlines the Materials Processing Institute privacy policy and how the Institute collects, stores and uses personal information obtained via the website on which this policy has been posted (together, the “Website”) or in connection with invitations on the Website to supply personal information.

Collection and use of Personal Information

There are a number of opportunities on the Institute’s website for you to provide the Institute with personal information which identifies you as an individual such as your name, home or business address, email address and telephone number (“Personal Information”). You might also send the Institute Personal Information in response to invitations on the Institute’s website other than directly through the website, such as emailing your CV to an address appearing on the website in connection with recruitment opportunities with Materials Processing Institute.

If you provide Personal Information in this way, it will be collected, processed and stored by the Materials Processing Institute and the Institute will process your Personal Information only for the following purposes:

  • To provide products or services which you have requested or information which you have requested The Institute send to you on The Institute or on its products and services
  • To deal with any query which you may have in respect of the Institute
  • Where relevant, to keep records of sales and for market research
  • To anticipate or resolve any problems with any goods or services supplied to you
  • To help the Institute develop or improve products and services which may better meet your needs
  • To allow the Institute to administer or otherwise perform obligations under any agreement that may exist between us
  • Where you have supplied Personal Information in connection with potential recruitment opportunities, to process job applications; or
  • To support any of the above activities.

Additional uses of Personal Information

From time to time, the Materials Processing Institute would like to use your Personal Information either to provide you with information on products and services which we think may be of interest to you or to contact you to assess your satisfaction with our products and services (which in either case may include contacting you by telephone). If at any time you wish us to stop using your Personal Information for these further purposes please contact us.

In the case of email marketing communications, there will be a link at the bottom of each email providing a means of opting-out of receiving further emails from us.

Sharing of Personal Information

The Materials Processing Institute may share your Personal Information, but will only share your Personal Information for the purposes stated above.

Third party organisations may be appointed to assist the Institute in providing you with the information, goods, products and services you request or to help the Institute in developing or improving its products and services (for example, through surveys). If the Institute shares your Personal Information with third party organisations in these circumstances, the Institute will take steps to ensure that your Personal Information is transferred, held and used in strict accordance with this privacy policy and is only used for one of these purposes. Some of these organisations may be located outside the EEA [1] where the level of legal protection you enjoy may be less than the protection you would enjoy within the EEA.

Sensitive personal data

If the Materials Processing Institute require sensitive personal data (for example, in connection with an application for potential recruitment opportunities), then the Institute will ensure that its collection and use is in accordance with the principles of data protection and data privacy set out in the EC Directive on Data Protection 95/46/EC as implemented by relevant national legislation.

Links to other sites

The Materials Processing Institute sometimes provide links to websites that may be industry related or links the Institute may find helpful to the user. Although the Institute choose these links very carefully, they are selected for the user’s convenience only and do not constitute endorsement or approval by the Materials Processing Institute, of the content, privacy policies or practices of those sites nor any products or services which may be offered through those sites.

Your rights to information

You can write to the Materials Processing Institute at the Institute’s registered office address below at any time to obtain a copy of the information held about you, to have any inaccuracies in your personal information corrected or deleted and to have any queries answered.

Registered office

Materials Processing Institute
Eston Road
Middlesbrough
United Kingdom
TS6 6US

Registered in England No: 08919614
Tel: +44 (0)1642 382000
Email: enquiries@mpiuk.com

[1] The European Economic Area currently comprises the member states of the European Union together with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

Google Analytics

The Materials Processing Institute also uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics is based on cookies which allow an analysis of your use of the Institute’s Website collecting anonymous data such as where you have come from, which pages you visit, and how long you spend on the Website. This data is then stored by Google in order to create reports. These cookies do not store your personal data.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of our Website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google may use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Institute’ Website, compiling reports on Website activity for the Institute and providing other services relating to Website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By adjusting your browser settings, you can prevent storage of such cookies. You may also prevent the recording of data generated by the cookie by Google and to the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin and selecting your country.

The Google website contains further information about Analytics and a copy of Google's privacy policy pages.