Privacy Policy

Last updated: March 6, 2019

Here at BOSS Instruments Ltd., we take your privacy very seriously. On bossinstruments.com, we collect the personal information that you provide to us and use it only for the specified purposes outlined in this privacy policy. Choosing not to provide certain information may limit the features and services available on the site.

Generally, the information requested by BOSS Instruments Ltd will be used to provide a website feature or service to you, such as logging in to view pricing, support, or providing future content better tailored to your interests. A description of BOSS Instruments Ltd’s intended use of that information, how that information is collected, security measures BOSS Instruments Ltd takes to protect that information, and how to grant or revoke consent for collection and use of that information will be fully described the ‘Privacy Notice’ section of this privacy policy.

This page will be updated periodically with any modifications or enhancements to our privacy policy.

What information we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • email address
  • password for access to bossintruments.com
  • demographic information such as zip code/postcode, preferences and interests
  • web browsing history in for the form of cookies
  • IP address
  • information related to surveys and forms
  • information related to social media integration
  • shopping and search history on bossinstruments.com

For the exhaustive list of cookies we collect see the List of cookies we collect section.

What we do with the information we gather

We use the information we collect in the following ways:

  • Internal record keeping
  • Improvement of the website and our products and services
  • Marketing efforts related to upcoming events, new product lines and/or product updates that we think might be of interest to you. Communication for these efforts will be via email or placed advertisement
  • Market research

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

We take the following specific steps to protect your information:

  • Use internal access controls so only limited personnel have access to your information.

  • Anyone with access to user information is trained on all relevant security and compliance policies.

  • Servers that store visitor information are regularly backed up to protect against loss.
  • All information is secured through modern security technologies like secure socket layer (SSL), encryption, firewalls, and secure passwords.

All access safeguards described above are in place to prevent unauthorized access by outsiders to information stored on or transmitted by our systems.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use cookies from third-party partners (specifically Google) for marketing purposes. These cookies allow us to display Boss promotional material to you on other sites you visit across the internet based on past visits to our Site. Boss may also share information about your behavior on the Site with third parties (including operators of third-party websites and/or social networking sites) in order to show you targeted advertisements and other content that has been customized for you. You can opt out of these marketing efforts by visiting this page.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at inquiry@bossinst.com

If you do not wish to have cookies stored on your machine, you have the option to turn cookies off in your browser. However, keep in mind that turning off cookies may impact how this website functions. Disabling browser cookies will also impact how other websites you visit store browser cookies as well.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to 104 Sommerfield Drive - Gordonsville, VA 22942.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete or at any point that we are not following this privacy policy as stated, please write to us at the above address, email us at inquiry@bossinst.com or call 800-210-2677. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

List of cookies we collect

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

COOKIE nameCOOKIE Description
CART The association with your shopping cart.
CATEGORY_INFO Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
COMPARE The items that you have in the Compare Products list.
CURRENCY Your preferred currency
CUSTOMER An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
CUSTOMER_AUTH An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
CUSTOMER_INFO An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS Stores the Customer Segment ID
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
FRONTEND You sesssion ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEW Allows guests to edit their orders.
LAST_CATEGORY The last category you visited.
LAST_PRODUCT The most recent product you have viewed.
NEWMESSAGE Indicates whether a new message has been received.
NO_CACHE Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
POLL The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.
POLLN Information on what polls you have voted on.
RECENTLYCOMPARED The items that you have recently compared.
STF Information on products you have emailed to friends.
STORE The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS The products that you have recently viewed.
WISHLIST An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.
WISHLIST_CNT The number of items in your Wishlist.