All content on this website is owned and operated by Reading Scientific Services Ltd ("RSSL" or “us” or "we"). At RSSL, we value your trust when sharing your personal data with us and recognize that you may be concerned about the information provided to us and about how we handle that information. Thus, protecting your privacy and ensuring that your personal data is held securely is very important to RSSL.
This Privacy Notice sets out (in full transparency and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, especially the General Data Protection Regulation - Regulation (EU) 2016/679- "GDPR"), the basis on which we process your Personal Data ("Personal Data") when you access and use this Site and its contents (the “Site”) or contact us.
RSSL's Head Office is located at the Reading Science Centre, Whiteknights Campus, Pepper Lane, Reading, RG6 6LA. The legal jurisdiction of this site is England and Wales ("Jurisdiction").
RSSL collects and uses Personal Data which you provide or which we collect about you when you navigate through our Site for the purposes of supplying you with our services, making contact with you for marketing or other commercial purposes, answering your inquiries regarding our services, facilitating your participation in our offers and promotions, analysing and improving the quality of our services.
We usually process your Personal Data in the European Union but, it may also be stored in systems based around the world, and may be processed by third party service providers acting on our behalf. These systems and providers may be based on territories, such as the USA, that do not provide an equivalent level of protection over privacy as that enjoyed in the EU. In that case RSSL will provide for adequate technical and organizational measures to protect your Personal Data and ensure a level of safeguards that is equivalent to the one of the country of origin. You can seek for further information and exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation, objection, and data portability in respect of your Personal Data, by Contacting our Data Protection Officer (see contact details below).
This Privacy Notice is dated May 2022.
The type of information and Personal Data that we collect about you when you visit our Site or interact with us may include the following:
We collect and use your Personal Data for the purposes below and on lawful basis. Please know that insofar we already hold information about you, we may use that information for the same purposes.
This also means that we analyse the information that you provide to us together with your use of our Site or of our services and we use all this information to improve the same and to give you a better user experience (for example, we analyse what web pages you visit, which services you use and like, how you use these services).
We may also use your Personal Data, for legitimate commercial interests such as, to contact you about relevant services when a white paper is downloaded, to generate aggregated statistics about the users of our services; to assist in security and fraud prevention; for system integrity purposes; to remind you per email of your abandoned cart or send you an order confirmation ; to facilitate our business operations, to operate company policies and procedures; to enable us to make corporate transactions, such as any merger, sale, reorganization, transfer of Mondelez’ assets or businesses, acquisition, bankruptcy, or similar event; and for other legitimate business purposes permitted by applicable law, on which we would provide the relevant information at the time.
We will only retain your Personal Data for as long as it is necessary to satisfy the purpose for which it was provided by you or collected by us (for example, for the time necessary for us to answer queries or resolve problems).
We may therefore retain your Personal Data for a reasonable period after your last interaction with us. When the Personal Data that we collect is no longer required in this way, we destroy or delete it in a secure manner. We may, instead of destroying or erasing your Personal Data, make it anonymous so that it cannot be associated with or tracked back to you. In certain cases, we may have legal or regulatory obligations that require us to retain specific records for a set period of time.
We may share your Personal Data with:
In providing their services, they may access, receive, maintain or otherwise process Personal Data on our behalf. Our contracts with these service providers do not permit use of your information for their own purposes, including their marketing purposes. Consistent with applicable legal requirements, we take commercially reasonable steps to require third parties to adequately safeguard your Personal Data and only process it in accordance with our instructions.
We will normally process your Personal Data within the European Union. Notwithstanding this, the global nature of our business involves that your Personal Data may occasionally be disclosed to our parent and affiliated companies, Site Developers and other promotional partners as required to perform functions on our behalf in connection with the Site, and for which they have entered into a data transfer agreement regulating these cross-border transfers.
We also use some third party suppliers to help us provide business services. These third parties may have access to or merely host your Personal Data, but will always do so under our instructions and subject to a contractual relationship. When these third parties are located in territories (such as the USA) which may not offer an equivalent level of protection to privacy as that applicable within the EU, we will take all the necessary steps to verify that your Personal Data receives an adequate level of protection. This, either by entering into data transfer agreements or by ensuring that third parties are certified under appropriate data protection schemes (for example, EU-US Privacy Shield).
We use a variety of physical, technical and administrative security standards, technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Data from loss, misuse, alteration, destruction or damage to an appropriate level depending on the sensitivity of the information.
You have the following rights:
In case you may have a complaint about how we process your Personal Data, you can send it by clicking in our Contact Us or contacting our Data Protection Officer (please see contact details below). Alternatively, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory data protection authority.If you have any question regarding the processing of your Personal Data, this Privacy Notice or if you wish to exercise any of the above mentioned rights, please contact us either you can send it by clicking in our Contact Us or contacting our Data Protection Officer (please see contact details below). Whenever reasonably possible and required, we will strive to grant your rights within one month.You may revoke your consent for receiving newsletter or marketing communications at any time, free of charge by following the instructions in any marketing communication for example via email an option to unsubscribe can be found in the footer or you can contact our customer services team. You can also control these preferences in your profile settings, where applicable.
When you participate in any of our RSSL profiles or wherever RSSL is present in any of the various social media forums like Facebook, Twitter, Yammer, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, Youtube, etc., you should be familiar with and understand the tools provided by those sites that allow you to make choices about how you share the Personal Data in your social media profile(s).
Subsequently our Site may contain links to third-party websites; if you follow these links, you will exit our websites and mobile applications. While these third-party websites are selected with care, RSSL cannot accept liability for the use of your Personal Data by these organisations. For more information and details, please consult the Section Data Privacy Notices of third parties and the privacy statement of the website you are visiting (if such a statement is provided).
In general terms, our Site are not intended to Children under 12 years old. Above that age, as we take the protection of children’s privacy seriously, we operate our Site in compliance with all applicable law in each corresponding Jurisdiction. Any time children under the age of 16 years old or below, as per the appropriate applicable law for each Site, should have a parent/guardian’s consent before providing any Personal Data to us to the website. If we determine upon collection that a user is under said age and has not provided a parent/guardian’s consent before providing any Personal Data, we will not use or maintain his/her Personal Data without the parent/guardian’s consent. Without such consent, though, the child may not be able to participate in certain activities. However, in certain circumstances, we may maintain and use such information (in accordance with the rest of this Policy and applicable law) in order to notify and obtain consent from the parent/guardian and for certain safety, security, liability and other purposes permitted under applicable law. A parent/ guardian can review, remove, change or refuse further collection or use of their child’s Personal Data by contacting us via our Contact Us webpage or contacting our Data Protection Officer (please see contact details below), including child’s name, address and e-mail address.
RSSL has a Data Protection Officer ("DPO") who is responsible for the compliance with data protection law. You may contact RSSL’s Data Protection Officer or their office securely and confidentiality at any time if you have questions, general concerns about the processing of your Personal Data, or any data protection issue.You can contact the DPO's by emailing to MDLZDataProtectionOfficeMEU@mdlz.com.