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Privacy Policy

Straight Line Engineering ltd  takes your privacy very seriously therefore we urge you to read this privacy notice very carefully because it contains important information about us and:

  • The personal information that we collect
  • What we do with your information
  • Who your information may be shared with

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.straight-line.co.uk.

Straight Line Engineering (‘we’ or ‘us’) are a company who specialize in the design and manufacture of ‘special to product’ forming tools.  

Our address is…

Straight Line Engineering ltd

Unit 30 Churchill Way,
Lomeshaye industrial estate,
Nelson,
Lancashire,
BB96RT
United Kingdom

Our phone number is +44 1282 693424 (opening hours 7:30 – 12:00 / 12:30 – 15:30)

Email enquiries@straight-line.co.uk

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Through email and communications

We collect the minimal amount of personal information that you provide to us..

  • Name and job title
  • Email address
  • Phone numbers
  • Work address

Why do we collect this data

We will use the information to contact you regarding current projects, the performance of past projects and also projects that we may bid for in the future.

Where requested by you, to provide you with a quotation for any of our products and services.

We may share your details with colleagues internally, but we will not share your personal information with any 3rd party or company outside Straight Line Engineering.

Who we share your data with

We’ll never sell your data to third parties for marketing purposes.  We may however,  contact you with information about our services or products.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Please contact us at the email address above if you have any concerns over your data .

Website and Forum specific

What we collect for the Forum

The forum is for private communication between existing customers and Straight Line Engineering.  We store the following information to allow you to log in and post comments…

  • name, email address and password

Comments on our website and forum

When visitors leave comments on our site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments on the www.straight-line.co.uk site may be checked through an automated spam detection service.  Forum comments are not checked.

How we protect your data

All personal data and passwords are kept encrypted.  This website along with all our IT systems are  maintained and updated on a regular basis.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

No automatic decision making or profiling is done by SLE on the data entered in this website