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Privacy Policy

At Elcometer we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

Our privacy policy explains what personal information we collect, why we collect it, how we use it, the control you have over it and how we protect it. This privacy notice applies to personal information we collect through our Elcometer websites, or which is provided by you in person (for example when you visit our offices, exhibition stands or events).

It is important you read this privacy notice, together with any terms and conditions we may provide or make available to you from time to time. This privacy notice supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.

By sharing your personal information with us, or by continuing to use our websites, you confirm that you have read and understood the terms of this privacy policy. We take responsibility for the personal information we collect about you, and we aim to be transparent about how we handle it, and give you control over it.

For details on Elcometer's Privacy Policy, please click on the drop down list below.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about any aspect of this privacy policy, how we handle your personal information, or would like to make a complaint, please contact our Privacy Team by email at or in writing at C/O The Privacy Team, Elcometer Limited, Edge Lane, Manchester M43 6BU.

We may change our Privacy Policy to comply with any laws we are subject to from time to time or otherwise to reflect changes in the manner in which we process personal information. Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Privacy Policy. It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal information changes during your relationship with us.

Elcometer is a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of blasting equipment and inspection equipment to the coatings, concrete and metal detection industry.

Elcometer is made up of different legal entities, details of which can be found here. This privacy policy is issued on behalf of these entities so when we mention "Elcometer", "us", "we" or "our", we are referring to these companies, and as applicable, the relevant company responsible for processing your information. We will let you know which entity is the controller of your personal information either in our website terms, or when you purchase a product or service from us. If you are attending our offices, the controller of your personal information will be the company operating out of such offices.Where you attend an event, it will be the company that is exhibiting at such event or that is responsible for your country.

Our main reason for collecting your personal information is to provide the products or services you have requested from us and to improve the services, products and experiences that you expect from us.

Personal information is defined slightly differently across the world. To guarantee your privacy and the protection of your information, we define it as any information that could be used to identify you or another living individual.

Through your interactions with us, you may share with us or we may collect the following personal information:
  • Identity - includes full name and title, user name or other similar identifiers, gender;
  • Contact Data - includes your address, country of residence, E-mail address, telephone number, fax number;
  • Financial Data - Bank details and payment card details;
  • Employment Data - includes certificates, qualifications and employment history;
  • Transaction Data - includes your order history, the products you buy and anything else related to your account or orders;
  • Technical Data - includes the Internet Protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type, time zone, data and time of interaction, browser plug-in types, operating systems, platform and other technology on the devices you use to access the website or software application(s);
  • Profile Data - includes your user name, User_ID, User_Profile, password, feedback, survey responses;
  • Usage Data - includes information about how and when you use our products, services, website or software application(s);
  • Marketing Data - includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and your communication preferences.
In some circumstances, we will need that information to be able to provide you with a product or service that you have asked for; for example, we need your payment information when you buy a product, and your address to deliver it to you. Where we need to collect personal information by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide the information requested, we may not be able to perform the contract and in which case we may have to cancel the product or services you have with us, but we will notify you of this at the relevant time.

If you share details of other people with us (for example, if you have bought an Elcometer product for that other person or if you register another person for an Elcometer application), then you will need to check with that person that they are happy for you to share their personal information with us, and for us to use it in accordance with this privacy policy.

We also collect, use and share anonymous data and aggregated data such as statistical data or demographic data for any purpose. Although such data may be derived from your personal information, it is not considered personal information as it does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity.

We do not collect any special categories of personal data about you (this includes details about your race, ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation, political views, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic or biometric data).

We use different methods to collect personal information from and about you, including through:

Personal interactions - you may provide us with a variety of personal information, including: your identity, contact, employment and financial data when you attend our events, offices or correspond with us by post.

Electronic interactions - you may typically provide us with your identity, contact, customer data, financial data, transaction data, technical data and profile data, when you contact us by: our website, email, telephone, when you order products or services from us, request a quotation, set up a user account, subscribe to our service or publications, request marketing is sent to you, provide feedback to us, register your warranty, complete a survey, update your account information, download Elcometer software application(s), or ask for technical support through our website.

Automated technologies - when you interact with our website, send us an email or use our application(s), we may automatically collect your technical data, usage data, the internet address of the website from which you link through to our website and information on how you use our websites or application(s). We use this information so that we can see how well our websites and software application(s) are working, how they are used and what users look at most and to prevent automated spam. We track our emails to review how you engage with them; including whether they are delivered to you, whether you open them, whether you choose to learn more about what's happening at Elcometer (for example, by clicking on a link in our e-mail).

Analytics providers - we use Google Analytics on our site for anonymous reporting of site usage. We use the collected information to compile reports to analyse and further improve our site. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed. Google analytics use cookies as part of their analytical process, please see our cookies policy for more information about this and other cookies that operate on our website. We do not currently respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.

Social Media Sites - you may use social media to contact us about your Elcometer products, or to leave a review. We review publicly available social media and online sites to get a better understanding of what people are saying about us, and our products, technology and services and to assist consumers who prefer to contact us through social media. We only collect information about you that you have made publicly available on such sites (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn). We make sure any information we use is properly credited to its source or is made anonymous.

We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal information in the following circumstances:
  • where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you;
  • where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests;
  • where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation;
  • to provide and improve the service, products and experiences that you expect from us.
Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal information other than in relation to sending electronic marketing communications to you or where we are required to transfer your personal information outside of the EEA in order to deal with your enquiry or request. You have the right to withdraw your consent to marketing at any time by contacting us or [How can you change the way that we contact you about our products, services and support?], see below for further information on how to do this.

We have set out below, in a table format, a description of the ways we plan to use your personal information, and which legal basis we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.

Note that we may process your personal information for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your information. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal information where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.
Purpose/ActivityLawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest
To register you as a new customerPerformance of a contract with you

To process and deliver your order including:

(a) manage payments, fees and charges

(b) collect and recover money owed to us

(a) Performance of a contract with you

(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to recover debts due to us)

To manage our relationship with you which will include:

(a) notifying you about changes to our terms or privacy policy

(b) asking you to leave a review or take a survey

(a) Performance of a contract with you

(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

(c) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how customers use our products/services)

To enable you to partake in a prize draw, competition or complete a survey

(a) Performance of a contract with you

(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them and grow our business)

To administer and protect our business, our application(s) and this website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)

(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise)

(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to youNecessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)
To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiencesNecessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)
To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to youNecessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business)
To assist in any disputes, claims or investigations relating to your Elcometer product or warranty matters

(a) Performance of a contract with you

(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

(c) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to ensure good customer satisfaction)

To detect and prevent fraudulent transactionsNecessary for our legitimate interests
To provide support with technical issues

(a) Performance of a contract with you

(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

(c) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to ensure customers are aware of updates to our products and systems and help grow our business)

We would like to keep you posted, whether it’s on our latest product announcements, upcoming events or opportunities to test new Elcometer products.

We do this in various ways, including e-mail, post, via social media platforms and by phone, but only if you are happy for us to do so.

Ultimately, we want to make sure you’re happy with the communications you receive from us.

We therefore promise to:

  • Only send you marketing communications when you have told us it is ok to do so;
  • Only allow another Elcometer Group company or Approved Distributor in your country to send you marketing communications if you have told us it is ok to do so;
  • Never pass your personal information to anyone outside the Elcometer Group or our Approved Distributor network for them to use for their own marketing purposes; and
  • Give you the option to stop receiving support or marketing communications at any time.
You can change the way that we contact you in the following ways:
Opt-In/Start Contacting Me
If you hadn’t previously asked us to send you marketing communications, you can ask us to start contacting you (sometimes called an "opt-in") by:
  • Contacting Elcometer stating that you would like to receive communications from us;
  • If you have an online trading account, logging into your account and changing your preferences.
  • Completing and returning our online Contact Us Form.
Opt-Out/Stop Contacting Me
If you want to stop receiving marketing or support communications from us (sometimes called "opting out"), you can do so at any time by:
  • Contacting Elcometer or our approved distributor in your country stating that you no longer wish to receive such communications;
  • Using the unsubscribe option included in all our e-mail marketing and support communications;
  • If you have an online trading account, logging into your account and changing your preferences.
  • Emailing our privacy team at

Most importantly, we never sell your personal information to anyone and only share it as outlined in this privacy policy or when you ask us to. In addition to the specific third parties set out below, we may share your personal information with third parties whom we may sell, transfer or merge parts of our business or assets to. If any change happens to the Elcometer Group, the new owners or entities may use your personal information in the same way as other members of the Elcometer Group.

Most of Elcometer's processes, procedures and systems are shared across the Elcometer Group, which means that we may need to share your personal information between us. We make sure that access to your personal information is limited to those of our staff who need it, and that all staff understand how and why we protect your personal information.

We share your personal information with certain third party service providers. They only have access to the personal information they need to perform those services. They are required to keep your personal information confidential and may not use it other than as we ask them to and always in accordance with this privacy policy. Those third party service providers fall into the following categories:
  • Approved Distributors, who help us to sell our products in certain countries;
  • Those helping us to deliver products to you;
  • Third parties that help us with mailing services, processing product purchases, financial services, IT technologies (e.g. data storage), security services and insurance claims;
  • Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers;
  • HM Revenue and Customer regulators and other authorities.

Please note: If you purchase a product from us, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third party payment processors, who specialise in the secure electronic capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions.

Personal data in the UK and European Union is protected by data protection laws but other countries do not necessarily protect your personal data in the same way.

We are a global group with companies and offices operating throughout the world, we also work with a global network of Approved Distributors so that we can provide dedicated support in your own country therefore your personal information may be transferred, stored and processed outside of the UK and/or the European Economic Area (EEA) (as applicable), however we will only do this with your explicit consent. When you submit your personal information to us, you will be asked whether you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. If you do not wish for your personal information to be treated in this manner, please do not tick the “I agree” box and do not proceed with your query. If you proceed with your query, then an automatic communication will be sent to the relevant member of the Elcometer Group or Approved Distributor (as applicable) who will be responsible for dealing with your query.

Whilst we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely, we do not guarantee that the countries your information may need to be transferred to, treat personal information with the same level of protection as is required by companies operating within UK or the EEA. You should also note that if you do not wish for your personal information to be transferred to a third country (including the UK where you are based in the EEA) or a third party then we may not be able to deal with your query.

A member of the Elcometer Group or an Elcometer Distributor will use your personal information to further your enquiry, provide you with information, products and services connected with your enquiry, and carry out any obligations arising from any contract entered into between you and a member of the Elcometer Group or an Approved Distributor.

If you would like further information about the global handling of your personal information, please contact us at

We will share your personal information if we are required to do so by law, including in response to a legal process, such as a court order or subpoena, or to comply with other national, state, provincial or local laws. If you would like more information on how we share your personal information, please email our Privacy Team at

We provide links to other websites such as our Approved Distributors which are not operated and controlled by Elcometer. We have no control over and are not responsible for the content of those sites or how the third parties responsible for them collect and use your personal information. We do not endorse or make any representations about third party websites.

Third party websites usually have their own privacy policies explaining how they use and share your personal information. You should carefully review those privacy policies before you use these websites to make sure that you are happy with how your personal information is being collected and shared.

We only keep your personal information for as long as we need to, to be able to use it for the reasons given in this privacy policy, and for as long as we are required to keep it by law. The actual period for which we store your personal information will vary depending on the type of personal information and how it is used. For example, when you buy a product from us, we will store information about you and your purchase for at least the term of your warranty or guarantee.

You have the right to access, update, amend or delete personal information that we hold about you; you can do that in relation to some of your personal information if you have an online account. If you would like to change the way that we contact you, see the section above titled 'How can you change the way that we contact you about our products, services and support?'.

You can also: [Click here for more details.
  • Ask to access your personal information;
  • Ask us to correct your personal information;
  • Request erasure of your personal information;
  • Object to our processing of your personal information;
  • Ask us to limit or restrict our use of your personal information;
  • Ask us to remove or delete your personal information; or
  • Ask us to provide your personal information to a third party provider of services;
  • Withdraw your consent.

You can ask us to delete or remove your personal information at any time and we will always comply with this request unless otherwise required by law.

We will not charge you to access, change or delete your personal information. If the law in your country allows us to exercise any of your other rights in relation to your personal information, we will let you know.

If you would like to exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal information, please email

We are committed to protecting your personal information. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures, including encryption, to protect your personal information and privacy, and review those regularly. We protect your personal information using a combination of physical and IT security controls, including access controls that restrict and manage the way in which your personal information and data is processed, managed and handled. We also ensure that our staff are adequately trained in protecting your personal information. Our procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we share your personal information with you.

Elcometer's websites, apps and products are not directed at children. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children. If you are a child, please do not attempt to become a registered user of our websites, apps or products or otherwise provide us with any personal information. If we learn that we have inadvertently obtained personal information from a child, we will delete that information as soon as possible.

If you are aware of a child who has provided their personal information to us, please contact us at

This privacy policy has been translated from English into the official language of a number of different countries. We have done this to make sure that the policy is clear and accessible to all users of our websites and apps.
If there are any conflicts or inconsistencies between the translated versions of this privacy policy, the English version will prevail.

This privacy policy was last reviewed and updated in June 2023.

access your information

you can ask for access to and a copy of your personal information and can check we are lawfully processing it


you can ask us to correct any incomplete or inaccurate personal information we hold about you

erasureyou can ask us to delete or remove your personal information at any time and we will always comply with this request unless otherwise required by law.
  • you can ask us to delete or remove your personal information at any time and we will always comply with this request unless otherwise required by law.

restrict processing

you can ask us to suspend or restrict the processing of your personal information, if:

  • you want us to establish the accuracy of your personal information;
  • our use of your personal information is unlawful, but you do not want us to erase it;
  • you need us to hold your personal information (where we no longer require it) as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or
  • you have objected to our use of your personal information, but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

request a transfer

you can request a transfer of your personal information which is held in an automated manner and which you provided your consent for us to process such personal information or which we need to process to perform our contact with you, to you or a third party. We will provide your personal information in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format.

withdraw your consent

you can withdraw your consent at any time (where we are relying on consent to process your personal information). This does not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent.