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Privacy and data protection notice

Schauenburg Analytics Solutions (Shanghai) Co., Ltd(SASS) recognises that privacy is important when communicating with customers, suppliers and other third parties. This notice explains how we collect, store, use and share personal data as governed by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GDPR aims to prevent security breaches and the loss of personal data by any organisation that holds or processes data.

It is addressed to individuals outside our company with whom we interact.


Under GDPR Schauenburg Analytics Solutions (Shanghai) Co., Ltd is the Data Controller.

We are a specialist supplier of scientific instrumentation for the detection of trace-level volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds. We operate through a network of regional offices, the locations of which can be seen on the 'Contact us' page of our website.

What personal data do we collect?

The type and categories of personal data which we may collect include:

SASS will ensure that the personal data it collects will be adequate, relevant and not excessive for the purposes required. It will be kept accurate and up-to-date based on information provided, and to the best of our ability thereafter.

Sensitive personal information

SASS does not knowingly collect sensitive personal information (as defined under GDPR) from customers, suppliers or third parties, and you must not submit such information to us. Sensitive information inadvertently submitted to us will be processed so far as is necessary for the purposes of deleting it.

Children’s data

We do not intend to process personal data from any data subject under the age of 18, and we do not knowingly collect such data. If any such data comes to our attention we will delete it.

How do we collect your data?

Examples of sources from which we may collect your Personal Data include the following:

Data received from third parties

From time to time we may receive information about you from third parties. These may be media partners, exhibitions, conferences, suppliers & other business partners. It is also possible that third parties with whom we have had no prior contact may provide us with information about you. Generally, this information will be your name and contact details, but may include additional information about you that they provide to us.

In some circumstances we will have a legitimate reason for processing the data even if you have not consented to sharing it, e.g. to fulfil an order process; where you have infringed (or potentially infringed) any of our legal rights; fraud prevention, etc.

If we receive information about you from a third party in error and/or we do not have a legal basis for processing that information, we will delete your information

How will we use your data?

We want to give you the best experience when interacting with SASS. The data we hold about you helps us provide you with the best possible service level and ensures that we are able to fulfil any contractual obligations. We will use your data for a number of reasons, including:

What is our legal basis for processing your data?

In line with the processing conditions set out under GDPR, SASS will process your data under one lawful condition:

It is necessary for the purpose of our legitimate business interests (except if those interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subjects which requires protection).

SASS will review all data processing regularly to ensure that our interests are not overridden by those of the data subjects.

What are your individual rights?

Under GDPR and the method of lawful consent which we are using to process your data, you have the following rights:

Your right

 How to exercise that right

The right to be informed about the collection and use of your data.

This privacy notice informs you about the collection & use of your data.  It is available on our website and you may request a written copy of the notice from the DPO

You have the right to request access to your personal data 

Make a request for access, verbally or in writing, from the DPO 

You have the right to rectification if you believe the personal data we hold is inaccurate

Make a request for rectification, verbally or in writing from the DPO

Right to erasure (right to be forgotten) or to restrict processing

Make a request verbally or in writing from the DPO.  In some circumstances, e.g. order fulfilment, to comply with HMRC or similar, immediate erasure will not be possible.  In this case you will be informed of the reasons  

Right to object

You have an absolute right to object to your data being used for direct marketing.  Our marketing communications utilise easily found ‘opt-out’ buttons for this reason.  Alternatively you may make an objection verbally or in writing to the DPO.

 Rights relating to Automated Decision Making

 We use Data Profiling on our website (See Our use of automated profiling) below.  We only use data profiling as part of our marketing operations – which you may opt out of as explained above - we do not use it for any other automated decision making process  

How long will we keep your data?

We will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary in connection with the purposes set out in this notice, unless applicable law requires a longer retention period (i.e. to comply with HMRC requirements or to defend/exercise any legal rights).

If there is no legislative requirement to retain your data, and you are not a customer of SASS or its subsidiaries, we will typically delete your personal data three years after your last contact with us.

Where is your data stored and how is it secured?

We take appropriate technical & organisational measures to secure your personal data and to protect it against unauthorised or unlawful use and accidental loss or destruction. These include:

Transmission of information to us by email

Transmission of information over the internet may not be entirely secure. If you submit personal data to us in this way you do so entirely at your own risk, and SASS are not responsible for any liabilities, costs or any other form of loss suffered by you as a result of this decision.

Cookies and similar technologies

A ‘cookie’ is a data file that is sent from a website you visit to a browser to record information about users for various purposes.

We use cookies and similar technologies on our website, including essential, functional, analytical and targeting cookies and web beacons.

You can reject some or all of the cookies we use on or via our website by changing your browser settings, but doing so can impair your ability to use our website or some (or all) of its features. For further information about cookies, including how to change your browser settings, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org, or see our cookies policy.

Notice updates   

Please note that this privacy notice is reviewed periodically and may be amended from time to time. We will update this notice accordingly with a new effective date stated at the beginning of it.

If we make major changes to our privacy notice or intend to use your data for a new purpose other than the purposes for which we originally collected it, we will notify you by posting a notice on our website.


We’d like the chance to resolve any complaints you have, but you also have the right to complain to the UK data protection regulator (the ICO) about how we have used your personal data.



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