Privacy Policy

Scope and purpose

This policy applies to how Gatan processes personal data and personal information of our employees and where applicable, our customers.  All supervisors are responsible for enforcing this policy and our employees are trained to be familiar with and comply with Gatan’s data privacy policy and procedures. 

The purpose of this policy is to inform employees and customers of the principles under which Gatan processes personal data and personal information. 

Gatan is a privacy conscious organization and is committed to your personal right to privacy.  Our policy adheres to international data protection legislation.  We only collect personal information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by a user to us.  A visitor may choose to become a user and provide information to register for ordering goods or services, or to apply for a job using our career portal.  When we receive identifiable information from a user we use it solely for the purpose for which it was provided and secure your information as required by law. 

Definitions

“Personal data” and “personal information” are data about an identified or identifiable individual, received by Gatan in the U.S. and recorded in any form. 

“Processing” means any online and offline processing and includes activities as copying, filing, and inputting personal information into a database. 

Visitors to our website

Where visitors to our website choose to provide us with a name, e-mail address, or other information, they become potential customers of Gatan:

  • Gatan will use your information solely for the purpose for which it was provided.
  • We will only use and disclose your information in accordance with your permission.
  • We will let you change your information so that you can keep it up to date.
  • We do not give your personally identifiable information to advertisers.
  • We do not sell or rent your private information to third parties. 

Privacy principles

In processing personal data, Gatan complies with the following principles.  Adherence to the principles may be limited to the extent to meet national security, public interest, law enforcement and other legal requirements and obligations. 

Notice – Gatan notifies all individuals about the purposes for which personal information is collected and used.  In certain situations, data is transmitted anonymously so that the names of the individuals are not known by data processors within Gatan.  In these cases, data subjects do not need to be notified. 

Choice – Gatan will not send you marketing emails without your consent and such consent may be withdrawn at any time.  The online submission of requests for quote or requests for more information will be responded to by Gatan or its authorized distributor for follow up. 

Onward Transfer (to Third Parties) – Gatan may transfer information to a third party acting as an agent or business partner of Gatan by making sure that the third party enters into an agreement with Gatan in which the third party promises to provide similar protection as Gatan’s privacy policy.  Occasionally, Gatan may also be required to disclose certain personal data to other third parties as a matter of law; to protect Gatan’s legal rights; or in an emergency where health or security of an individual is endangered. 

Security – Gatan takes reasonable precautions to protect personal data from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. 

Data Integrity – Gatan takes reasonable steps to ensure that personal data is accurate, complete, and current. 

Access – An individual has a right to inquire as to the nature of the personal data stored or processed about him or her by Gatan or a third party vendor.  Upon request, employees may access personal information about them by making a request to your manager or to Human Resources.  Current customers and potential customers who have filled out request forms on the Gatan website can contact info@gatan.com to correct any inaccurate or incomplete information. 

Enforcement – Individuals may contact our Data Privacy Officer at info@gatan.com, in order to register complaints, to submit access requests, or to address any other issues under the privacy policy. 

Verification – Gatan performs self-assessments in order to verify that this policy is published and implemented within the company.