Here at Tomkins & Co. we care about your privacy and we respect your rights. This Privacy Statement explains the basis on which any personal data which you provide to us, or which we collect through our website, will be processed or used by us. Please read this Privacy Statement carefully to ensure that you understand and accept our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will process and use it.

By accessing and/or using our website, www.tomkins.com, and all webpages containing that address, or by subscribing for any of our publications, you consent to the collection and use of your personal data as set out below, and you signify your understanding and acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Statement, you should not access or use our website. 

Collection and Use of Personal Data

You have an opportunity to send us information via this website, such as through the "contact us" page or any other area where you may send e-mails, request brochures, subscribe for publications or provide feedback. By using such functionality on our website, you may volunteer to provide us with certain information, including your name and/or company name, address, email address, telephone number, information regarding your intellectual property rights and/or information regarding the topic(s) of interest to you. We keep this information for as long as is required in order to provide you with the information and/or the services requested from us, and thereafter for a reasonable period for record-keeping purposes only.

We will only use the information collected from you for the following purposes:

  • To provide the information and/or to execute the services that you have requested from us;
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
  • To deliver and maintain a high quality service;
  • For the purposes of compiling statistics and verifying information;
  • For marketing and administration purposes; and
  • For carrying out appropriate actions based on your specific instructions.

When you contact us requesting information regarding a particular topic, we view this as an expression of general interest as regards that topic, and we may contact you with related information subsequently.  However, you may at any stage opt out from receiving such information by emailing us at unsubscribe@tomkins.com.

We also collect certain data about all visitors to our website, including the pages viewed, the number of bytes transferred, the links clicked on and other actions taken within our website. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website visited by you, including your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the type of browser you are using, the date and time you access our site and the internet address linking to our site. 

We may also obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer, and you consent to our collecting of information in this way. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. On revisiting our website, our computer server will recognise the cookie, giving us information about your last visit. We will use this information to help us to improve, administer and diagnose problems with our website and server.  You may, at any time, refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you access our website. For information on how to control your cookies, go to www.allaboutcookies.org.

Disclosure of your Information

We do not disclose the information which you provide to us to any third party, save where we have your permission to do so, or, where we believe that the law permits or requires it. However, you understand and agree that any information that you do provide to us via our website may be disclosed by us to the following third parties:

  • To any prospective seller, buyer or assignee of any business or assets related to our firm;
  • To any person providing services to us in relation to our website and/or the publications appearing thereon, which may include hosting service providers, marketing services providers and software support providers; or
  • To a third party to which we owe a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our firm, our clients or others. This includes exchanging information with third parties for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

We will notify you when information about you may be provided to third parties in ways other than explained above, and you will have the option to prevent such information sharing at the time that we notify you. We do not disclose personal information about you to other third parties (including advertisers or marketing companies) except those set out in this Privacy Statement, but we may provide them with aggregate anonymised information about users of the website or subscribers to our publications.

Security

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that you data is kept secure. However, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted via our website or email; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the Internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorised manner.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites, including those of other companies, professional and government organisations, and/or publications. We do not control and are not responsible or liable for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other websites or third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please be aware that these websites have their own privacy statements and terms of use, and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these statements or for the activities on those websites. You should review the privacy statements of those websites and terms of use to determine how they protect and use your personal data.

Reviewing your Personal Data

You may, at any time, make a written request for access to all of the personal data that we hold about you.  We may charge a small administrative fee for providing this information to you, in accordance with applicable laws, and such information will be provided to you within 40 calendar days of the receipt of a valid written request.  We reserve the right to require you to verify your identity before providing you with access to your personal data. 

You may modify, update and (in certain circumstances) delete the personal data that we hold about you at any time by written request addressed to Tomkins & Co., 5 Dartmouth Road, Dublin 6 or to our email address post@tomkins.com

If you would, at any time, like to unsubscribe from receiving some or all of our publications, you can send a written request in this regard to unsubscribe@tomkins.com.

Changes to our Privacy Statement

Any changes which may be made to our Privacy Statement in the future will be posted on this page and, if we feel it is necessary, may be notified to you by email. You should visit this page periodically to review any changes to the Privacy Statement. By continuing to use our website after any such changes have been made, you signify your acceptance of and agreement to the amended terms of the Privacy Statement.

Contacting Us

If you have any queries or comments regarding our Privacy Statement, please contact Tomkins & Co., 5 Dartmouth Road, Dublin 6 or email us at post@tomkins.com.