Worldwide Polymer Distribution & Trading

Privacy Policy

WHO WE ARE

Osterman & Company Inc. and its affiliated companies ("Osterman”) appreciate your interest in this website and are committed to protecting your privacy. This policy explains how Osterman collects personal data from you, how it is processed by Osterman, how to contact Osterman with questions or complaints, and how to modify or delete your personal information. Please read these conditions carefully before using the website, as by using the website you agree to be bound by them. 

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on Osterman’s websites.  This includes information provided when subscribing to our services, posting material or requesting further information. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion online and when you report a problem with our site.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
  • Details of your visits to our site including, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, and the resources that you access. 
  • We obtain information from you in three ways:
    • either by you typing your personal details in,
    • by the automatic collection of information about you as you use our websites,
    • or from third parties.

IP ADDRESSES AND COOKIES

Like most websites, our website uses cookies and web beacons principally to enhance your viewing experience.  A cookie is a piece of data that our website automatically transfers to the hard drive of your personal computer or mobile device when your browser accesses our website.

You may refuse to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you change the settings to refuse cookies you may be unable to access certain parts of the site. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that the browser refuses cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

The system may also use web beacons which are similar but not identical to cookies in the way they operate.

If you are only browsing our website and have not logged in, we will not ask you to key in any personal information, but certain information, including computer and connection information, browser type and version, operating system and platform details and the time of accessing the website, may be automatically collected. This technology helps us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalized service.

USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer. 
  • To provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our sites.
  • To notify you about changes to what we do.

We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by mail or telephone.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may disclose your personal information to any member of Osterman.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of the business or assets.
  • If Osterman or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held will be one of the transferred assets. Similarly, your personal information may be passed on to a successor in interest in the event of a reconstruction, liquidation or administration.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Osterman, our customers, employees or others. 
  • If we need demographic information to tailor the website to the interests of our visitors. We share this with third parties so that they can build up a better picture of our customer base and general consumer trends.
  • If you have accessed our website through a hyperlink from the website of a third party such as Google. If so, you consent to your personal details, including behavioral patterns, being shared between us and that third party in accordance with our relationship with them.

CHILDREN’S POLICY

Our website is intended for adults.  We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 17.  If we obtain knowledge that we have personally identifiable information about a child under 17 in retrievable form in our files, we will delete that information from our existing files.

DATA TRANSFERS

We may transfer the personal information we collect about you to countries other than the country in which the information was originally collected. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information. When we transfer your information to other countries, we will protect that information as described in this Privacy Statement.

HOW YOU CAN CONTROL AND UPDATE DATA ABOUT YOU

You can ask Osterman not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You may opt out at any time, even if you have previously given your consent, although it will take a short while for the changes in your preferences to become effective. You can exercise the right at any time by contacting us via email privacy@osterman-co.com.

Other internet sites you visit, including those linked from the our website, may have their own privacy policies or no policy at all. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please read the privacy policy before you submit any personal data to any website.

DATA SECURTIY

We take commercially reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.  Where Osterman has given you, or where you have chosen, a password which enables you to access certain parts of Osterman’s site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you to not share a password with anyone.  Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do its best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use our own procedures and security measures to try to prevent unauthorized access.

CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

Any changes made to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please visit this page regularly to make sure you are comfortable with these terms. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time without notice.

CONTACT

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to privacy@osterman-co.com. If you are unhappy with the way in which we have handled your data you can contact us at the same email address.