Privacy Notice


PAR Group respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

This privacy notice applies to information we collect about:

• Visitors to our websites;

• Visitors to our premises;

• Customers (current and past); and

• Suppliers (current and past).


2.1 Controller

PAR Group is the controller and responsible for this website.

If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights (details of which are set out below), please contact us using the details set out below.

2.2 Contact details

Our full details are:

Full name of legal entity: Plastic and Rubber Group Limited

Company Number: 7173176

Email address:

Postal address: PAR Group, Bridge House, Drumhead Road, Chorley North Industrial Park, Chorley, PR6 7BX

Telephone number: +44 (0)1257 248369

2.3 Changes to the privacy notice and your duty to inform us of changes

This version was last updated on 24 May 2018. We may change this policy from time to time by updating this webpage. It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

2.4 Third-party links

Our website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.


3.1 What is personal data?

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:

• Identity Data includes first name, last name, title, and gender.

• Contact Data includes billing address, delivery address, email address, job title and telephone numbers.

• Financial Data includes bank account and payment card details.

• Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.

• Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access our websites.

• Profile Data includes your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.

• Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products and services.

• Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and your communication preferences.

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature, or the number of customers purchasing certain products. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.

We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

3.2 If you fail to provide personal data

Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.


We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

4.1 Online

(a) Visitors to our websites

When you visit our websites, we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the websites. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our websites.

You may decide to submit personal information to us through the website, for example when purchasing goods, completing our enquiry form, registering for updates, completing our feedback form or requesting a copy of our catalogue. When we collect personal data in this way this policy sets out what we intend to do with it.

Our websites are not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

(b) Cookies

(i) What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our Site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below.

To find out more about cookies generally, including how to control and delete them, visit

(ii) What cookies are used by PAR Group and why?

Strictly necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.

Cookie Name: ASP.NET_SessionId

Description: Generated by the underlying web server software and is automatically created when accessing the website. It is used to temporarily store webpage information, improve performance and differentiate one user from another in order to provide core website services.  It is not used for any sort of tracking and information is discarded when the browser is closed.

Expiry: Current session only.


Description: Used to differentiate one user from another in order to provide core website services and this cookie is erased when the user closes their browser. Not used for any sort of tracking.

Expiry: Current session only

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Cookie Name:





Description: We use Google Analytics to understand how the Site is being used in order to improve the user experience. Google Analytics sets and uses the 4 cookies listed here. User data collected is all anonymous. You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy at


730 days (__utma)

Less than one day (__utmb)

Current session (__utmc)

182 days (__utmz)

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Cookie Name: mru

Description: This cookie is used to store the set of five most recently viewed product pages that you have browsed to on our website.

Expiry: 365 days

Cookie Name: _cookieok

Description: This ensures that the same user is not repeatedly asked whether or not they accept the cookie policy every time they visit the site. Not used for any sort of tracking.

Expiry: 2 years

(iii) Other Cookies outside of our control

We may from time to time use one or more external services on this website, to display content within our web pages. For example, to show videos we may use YouTube, to allow social interaction we may use Facebook or Twitter. This is not an exhaustive or complete list of the services we use, or might use in the future, when embedding content. We cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your usage of this embedded content. If you are not logged in to these external services then they will not know who you are but are likely to gather anonymous usage information e.g. number of views, plays, loads etc.

(iv) How do I manage & delete these cookies?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

(c) Search engine

Our website search engine queries and results are logged anonymously to help us improve our website and search functionality. We do not collect any user-specific data.

(d) Security and performance

To maintain the security and performance of our websites we use a third party service which processes the IP address of visitors and other Technical Data. We consider that this is a Legitimate Interest for us to process your personal data in this way.

(e) Online purchases or enquiries

When you contact us online, we treat your data as per any other purchase or enquiry, save that we may have received additional Technical Data about you which will be treated as above. We believe retaining our correspondence with you is a Legitimate Interest as part of our business administration and function.

(f) Online accounts

When you register for an online account with us, we will request personal data from you in order to verify your identity and set up your account. This information will also be used when you interact with us through the websites and we believe we have a Legitimate Interest to administer our online accounts in this way.

Where you have chosen a password during the registration process, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

4.2 Direct interactions

We may collect personal information from our direct interactions with you. This may include through an enquiry with us, a purchase of a product or service, correspondence, attendance at meetings with you, or other direct interactions. We believe retaining correspondence with you is a Legitimate Interest as part of our business administration and function.

4.3 Data received from third parties

We may occasionally use third party credit referencing agencies where we set up an account for you, and this may involve obtaining your personal data from such agencies. We consider this to be in our Legitimate Interests as part of the account administration.


By law we have to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes. We will also keep your purchase history information for the duration of any warranty period applicable to the goods and/or services purchased, which may be in excess of the period stated above.

5.1 Offers and updates from us

We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you. We may also notify you about changes to our service.

You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us (whether by requesting a catalogue, registering for updates or completing our enquiry form) or purchased goods or services from us and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing. We believe that this is a Legitimate Interest of ours in furthering our business and keeping you up to date as to new products and services as well as industry news.

If you are a business customer or enquiry, we will share your information with other members of the PAR Group so that they can market their products and services to you.

Where you are a consumer, we do not allow marketing from other members of the PAR Group unless you have enquired about their services.

5.2 Opting out

You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by clicking “opt-out” or contacting us in writing at


We hold personal information on suppliers, prospective suppliers and other third parties that we may want to do business with (including Contact and Identity Data) so that we are able to contact you when we need your goods or services. This information is only kept for as long as this requirement remains and we believe that this is a Legitimate Interest for both you and us.


We use Aggregated Data to develop our services and products, but we may from time to time use your personal data, including feedback, responses to polls and surveys and other information provided by you to improve our service.


We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above, where this is required or permitted by law.


We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out above. These parties may be:

• Logistics providers (acting as processors) organising the delivery of your goods.

• Service providers (acting as processors) who provide IT and system administration services and support.

• Professional advisers (acting as processors or joint controllers) including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.

• HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities (acting as processors or joint controllers) who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.

• Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy notice.

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

9.1 International transfers

We do not transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA) save that some of our website analytical services are based outside the EEA and so your Technical and Usage Data may be transferred outside the EEA. We ensure that at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:

• We will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission.

• Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe.

• Where we use providers based in the US, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between the Europe and the US.


We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.


Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These are summarised below:

11.1 Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a "data subject access request")

This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

11.2 Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you

This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.

11.3 Request erasure of your personal data

This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.

11.4 Object to processing of your personal data

Where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms you may object to our processing of your personal data. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.

11.5 Request restriction of processing of your personal data

This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data's accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

11.6 Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party

We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.

11.7 Withdraw consent at any time

Where we are relying on consent to process your personal data you may withdraw this consent at any time. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

11.8 How to exercise your rights

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us in writing by emailing

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

11.9 Your right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues ( We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.


Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us.

Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.

Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation means processing your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject to.