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CHEM Trust Privacy Policy

CHEM Trust values your right to privacy. This policy sets out how we treat personal information data that we collect from visitors to our website, or when someone subscribes to our newsletter.

Personal information includes your name, street and e-mail addresses, click-through activity and any other personal information you may provide.

We do not share, sell or trade personal information with any other companies or partners.

Visitors to our Website and Traffic data

Our website is processed by a third-party service, WordPress.com. When someone visits http://www.chemtrust.org the WordPress system collects site stats such as the number of views of a post, number of clicks on a link etc. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Moreover, when someone visits http://www.chemtrust.org we use another third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. As for WordPress, 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 website.

The information collected by WordPress and Google Analytics is used to inform us on the traffic of the page and help us improve our website.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Blog subscription

From our website you can subscribe to our blog via the WordPress plugin by entering your email address. This email address will be used exclusively to send you updates on our blog.

You can unsubscribe to our blog at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing info@chemtrust.org.

Newsletter Sign Up

As part of the registration process for our newsletter, we collect personal information: your name and email address. We use that information exclusively to send you our newsletter.

You can unsubscribe to our newsletter at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing info@chemtrust.org.

Send this article to a friend

There is an email-a-friend button at the bottom of our posts. For this feature to function, we ask for the email address of the recipient. We do not store or save this information and your friend will not receive any communication from CHEM Trust as a result of having used this feature.

Links to Other Web Sites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We are not responsible for privacy practices or content of these websites. If you have questions about how a site uses your information, please check that site’s privacy statement.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Data storage and retention

The only personal data we store and process are the one related to our newsletter mailing list. These date are stored and processed by our staff in the European Economic Area (“EEA”).

Third-party services, Google Analytics and WordPress, may hold data outside of the “EEA” but we ensure that your personnal information are managed in accordance with the EU Data Protection laws.

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity (i.e. Newsletter).

Access and Removal of Your Personal Information

You are entitled to opt-out of receiving communications from us and to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold.

To unsubscribe from our regular email newsletters, please click on the Unsubscribe option at the bottom of any emails you receive.

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

To review your personal information, email your request to info@chemtrust.org

Privacy Policy Updates

We keep our privacy policy under regular review. This privacy policy was last updated on 20 June 2018.


For further information please contact info@chemtrust.org