Privacy Policy & Cookies

Spectrum has a long-standing commitment to safeguard the privacy of information entrusted to us. The privacy principles and procedures set forth below are intended to tell you how we collect, use, and distribute user information via our web site (www.spectrumgeo.com). Spectrum has implemented technological and operational security processes to protect your personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or unintentional destruction. While no security measure can guarantee against compromise, Spectrum regularly reviews and updates its security measures in an effort to provide appropriate security for all information held by Spectrum. Spectrum reserves the right to change, modify, or update this statement at any time without notice.

Use and storage of your personal information
If you use this web site, personally identifiable information about you may be collected and processed by Spectrum employees. In general, we only collect such information (such as your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and type of business) when you knowingly provide it to us. Additionally, Spectrum may automatically collect or process personally identifiable data (such as your Internet domain or IP address) as part of the operation of this web site or during the course of your activities on or use of this web site. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. In nearly all cases this data may be collected or processed by other countries where Spectrum does business; the data is then subject to the legal systems of those countries. By using this web site (which resides in part on servers located in the United Kingdom), you unambiguously consent to any collection, processing, transfer or use of any personal data. If you do not consent to any collection, processing, transfer or use of such information, please discontinue use of this web site.

Without the user’s consent, Spectrum will not sell, trade, or disclose the user’s personally identifiable information to third parties that want to market products to the user. However, Spectrum may disclose information to third parties assisting us in carrying out a transaction or providing a service for you (e.g., packaging, sending and delivering purchases and information to you, clearing credit card transactions, or performing statistical analyses of our services), or in connection with merger and acquisition discussions. Additionally, Spectrum may disclose information when required by subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process, or in response to activities that are unlawful or a violation of Spectrum rules for use of the web site, or to protect and defend the rights or property of Spectrum.

We share much of our data, including personally identifiable information about you, with our affiliates throughout the world. To the extent that these entities have access to your information, they will follow privacy practices no less protective than our practices described in this document, to the extent allowed by applicable law.

Spectrum will not retain your personal information longer than is necessary for the purpose it was collected

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that 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 (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.

Cookies record information about your online preferences. 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. Spectrum may use “cookies” in connection with operation of its web sites. Cookies are used for record-keeping purposes-the stored information can be retrieved by the Spectrum web site server when you return to the web site. This allows Spectrum to personalize or regulate the use of the site, and also permits Spectrum to automate the access and data-entry functions of the site. (e.g., login information).

In general, we do not use cookies to track the navigational habits of identified users without the user’s consent. If you visit our sites to read or download content, much of the information we do collect is statistical only (e.g., the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site) and not personally identifiable. We use this information about the number of visitors and their use of the sites in aggregate form to make our site more useful and attractive to you.

We provide links to third party sites. Since we do not control these web sites, we encourage you to review the privacy statement posted on these (and all) third party sites. Spectrum is not responsible for the privacy statements or practices of sites and services controlled by other companies or organizations.