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The terms contained in this notice apply to your access and use of material on this site. The information on this site is provided for your use and convenience and is subject to change without notice. All the information on this site is © copyright Applied Market Information Ltd. 2014. The Company may revise this legal notice at any time by updating this posting. You should check this website from time to time to review the current legal notice, because it is binding on you. Certain provisions of this legal notice may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages on this website.

This site is protected by copyright, other intellectual rights and all analogous rights. It is published by Applied Market Information Ltd. (AMI) and may not be reproduced other than by downloading and viewing on a single CPU and/or printing a single hard copy, for private or business use only. It is not to be otherwise reproduced, transmitted or made available on a network without the prior written permission of Applied Market Information Ltd. All other rights are reserved. Deep linking or framing to this site is not permitted. All links must go to http://www.amiplastics.com. Any attempt to display this site within the frame of another site is expressly forbidden. We request you not to link directly to any other pages on this site unless you have our written permission to do so and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for access to material on any other site linked to this site.

In your use of this site you may enter into correspondence with, purchase goods or services from or participate in promotions of advertisers, publishers and sponsors of this website and of  associated AMI services and products. Any such advertisement, contact or purchase, including the delivery of and payment for goods and/or services and any other term, condition, warranty or representation associated with such correspondence, purchase or promotion is solely between you and the applicable third party. Links to third party websites on this website are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave this website. The Company has not reviewed these third party websites and does not control and is not responsible for these websites or their content. The Company therefore does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this site, you do so entirely at your own risk and you agree that Applied Market Information Ltd. has no liability, obligation or responsibility for any such correspondence, purchase or promotion between you and any such third party.

No contract will exist between you and Applied Market Information Ltd. for the sale by it to you of any product or service from this website unless and until Applied Market Information Ltd. accepts your order by e-mail confirming that it has dispatched your product. The acceptance will be deemed complete and will be deemed for all purposes to have been effectively communicated to you at the time Applied Market Information Ltd. sends the e-mail to you (whether or not you receive that e-mail). To avoid any doubt all contracts will be subject to English legal process and you and Applied Market Information Ltd. irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.

The trade marks, logos and service marks shown on the site are the property of Applied Market Information Ltd. or its publishing and sponsoring partners and no rights are granted to use any of them without the written permission of Applied Market Information Ltd. Applied Market Information Ltd. has used reasonable care and skill in compiling the content of this site and cannot accept liability (including liability for any indirect loss or loss of profits or turnover) for any particular material or the use made of it. Furthermore no legal responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions in the information contained on this site, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause, and no responsibility is accepted with regard to the standing of any firms or companies mentioned within this site.

This notice is issued by Applied Market Information Ltd. registered in England No 2140318, VAT Registration GB 215 2214 57 whose registered office is at 6 Pritchard Street, Bristol BS2 8RH, England.


This Customer Privacy Policy governs the collection, disclosure and use ofpersonal information and data relating to potential and existing customers("you") of Applied Market Information Limited ( a company registered inEngland and Wales with registration number 02140318 whose registered officeis at 5-6 Pritchard Street, Bristol, BS2 8RH) and its associated entitiesincluding, but not limited to, Advance Topco Limited, Advance Bidco Limited(together "we", "us", or "our"). Such associated entities may be locatedoutside of the European Economic Area. This Customer Privacy Policyprovides you with details about the personal information we collect fromyou, how we use your personal information and your rights to controlpersonal information we hold about you.

We are committed to your right to privacy and will only process personalinformation you provide to us in accordance with applicable data protectionlaws.

Please read this policy carefully as it explains the personal informationwe collect about you and how such personal information is handled. By yourcontinued use of our services (including our websites and apps), youconfirm that you have read, understood and agree to this Customer PrivacyPolicy in its entirety. If you do not agree to this Customer Privacy Policyin its entirety, you must not use our products or services. Please checkback for updates regularly, as we may amend this Customer Privacy Policyfrom time to time.

If you have any questions about how we collect, store and use your personalinformation, please contact us by email at policy-info@amiplastics.com orwrite to us at the following address: The Data Protection Co-ordinator,Applied Market Information Ltd, 5-6 Pritchard Street, Bristol, BS2 8RH.


AMI Data Collection

We may collect and process the following personal information:

  • Your name;
  • Company Name;
  • Payment processing information;
  • Company or business postal address;
  • Company or business email address;
  • Business landline or mobile telephone number;
  • Delivery details;
  • As well as other non-sensitive personal information;
    • our industry interests
    • Your job title or job role
    • Company business information
    • Top level demographic information

If you use our websites, we may also collect information about you or yourcomputer when you browse to allow you to use the services available, andalso collect anonymous information about you or your computer for analysisto support continual improvements to our products and services.

Data Collection for AMI Databases

We also produce a variety of databases, publications and products for theplastics industry worldwide. We collect, store and trade information oncompanies involved in the plastics industry. The information is provideddirectly by the companies through direct interviews and we are givenpermission by those companies to publish the information and share theinformation with third parties. The content of the information collectedincludes production information and managerial contact names. We do notpublish or share with third parties personal email addresses or personaltelephone numbers.


We will only process your personal information where you have consented(which you may withdraw after giving it if we are relying on consent as alegal basis), in order to perform a contract with you, or where theprocessing is necessary for our legitimate interests or the legitimateinterests of others, for example, for market research purposes or, whereyou are an existing customer, to promote our goods and services.

If we process any personal information of a sensitive nature (for example,dietary requirements), we will only do so where a further legal basis forprocessing is met, usually this will mean that you have given your explicitconsent (which may be withdrawn at any time after giving it). At a timewhen this personal information is no longer needed (for example, after anevent has closed), we will remove this personal information in a safe andsecure way.


We use the personal information we collect about you to respond to yourenquiries for payment processing and for the provision of goods andservices to you. We also process your personal information where we arerequired to do so by law, and for the exercise or defence of legal claims.

From time to time, we may contact you for research purposes, or to tell youabout our special offers and other services in accordance with your contactpreferences. Where appropriate, we will obtain your consent to do so. Ifyou no longer wish to receive communications from us, please follow the"unsubscribe" instructions provided in any of those communications.

If we intend on using your personal information for any other purpose, wewill let you know how we intend to use it.

We will only process your personal information for the specific purposeslisted above or for any other purposes specifically permitted by law. Yourpersonal information will only be processed to the extent that it isnecessary for the specific purposes listed above.

If you chose to activate an app available at any of our events or for ourmagazines, please be sure to also read the app and magazine provider's privacy policy and takea moment to understand how the app works and what controls you have overuse of your personal information.


We will only retain personal information if it is required for a specificpurpose. We have a statutory duty to keep certain records for a specifiedminimum period, for example personal information in relation to thepurchase of a product or service from AMI. We will not retain any datawhich is not connected to the purchase of an AMI product or service forlonger than 5 years. We will also retain and use your personal informationas necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, andenforce our agreements.


If you are using our websites, we will use your personal information tohelp you to log on to your account and into restricted areas of ourwebsites and to permit future use of the websites. We may use your IPaddress to help diagnose problems with our server, or to administer ourwebsites. We may conduct analyses of user traffic to measure the use of oursites and to improve the content of our websites and our services. Theseanalyses will be performed through the use of IP addresses and cookies.

We may also use cookies to enable the signing in process after you haveregistered with us and to provide you with more tailored information whenyou return to our websites. A cookie is a piece of information that isstored on your computer's hard drive by your web browser. Most browsersaccept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings ofyour browser to prevent automatic acceptance. If you reject the use ofcookies, please note that the efficient operation of the website that youare using may be affected.


Your use of our website indicates your consent to the cookies described inthis policy.


A web cookie, a commonly used data collection technology, is simply a pieceof text which can be placed on the browser of your personal computer ormobile device and subsequently read as you visit a website. A cookie may bea session cookie, that is, a cookie that remains on your browser while youare logged on to a particular website and then disappears when you closeyour browser, or it may be a persistent cookie, a cookie that remains onyour browser over a period of time. Information from a cookie may becollected and used in aggregate form. Or data may be collected into anindividual profile or record. That individual record may either be uniquebut anonymous, or the profile can be linked with information thatidentifies you as an individual. You can alter the settings of your browserto erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. If youchoose not to receive our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experiencewith the site will be as quick or responsive as if you do receive cookies.
You can learn more about cookies, generally, at www.allaboutcookies.org.


We may use cookies for a number of purposes:

  1. Essential cookies

    We may use a limited number of cookies essential to particular services youhave requested or for security purposes. A few of our sites use a cookiefor a shopping cart function when you purchase services or offerings. Inparticular, if you have registered for a site or use a customer portal wemay use a cookie to authenticate the pc or mobile device that you areusing. Our website also uses a single cookie ("AMICookiesAllowed") toprevent the cookie warning banner from being displayed repeatedly.

  2. Performance cookies

    We allow third parties, including Google Analytics, to set analytics, orperformance, cookies to collect and report aggregate information. Thesecookies provide reporting to us on an aggregate basis and so, do notidentify you at all. We use the aggregate reports to understand how ourwebsites are used and improve their usefulness to our audiences.

  3. Functional cookies

    A number of cookies also support how our websites function, identifyingyour computer or end device on a unique but anonymous basis. These cookiesmay, for example, remember your language preferences or recognize anindividual's activity within a single session.

    If you register for a site, we use a cookie to associate your presence witha specific user name and password or account. We may use a persistentcookie to recognize you automatically each time you return, but only if youask us to do so. We may also use cookies to prepopulate your login or formsyou fill out on the site with information you have already provided.

    We may conduct analyses of user traffic to measure the use of our sites andto improve the content of our websites and our services. These analyseswill be performed through the use of IP addresses and cookies.

    We use web beacons and pixels in our emails to track delivery and openrates. Our email provider delivers cookies with our email to recognise auser's response. The results are stored and reported on against theindividual's email address and the account profile within our database.


We allow third party advertisers to show you advertising on our sites.Third party ad servers may use cookies to control certain routineadvertising concerns such as making sure that you do not see the same adtoo many times or that the ads are shown in the format best suited for yourbrowser. Advertising may also be targeted: You may be shown ads based oncertain demographic information which we provide, for example, the size ofthe company you work for or your professional responsibilities. Advertisersmay also use third party ad servers to target you based on an anonymous butunique profile on your online behaviour across a number of unaffiliatedwebsites, a method known as online behavioural advertising. Advertisers mayeven place their own cookies on our sites. We have no access to or controlover these cookies (although we may use statistical information provided tous - not containing personal information - arising from these third partycookies to improve the targeting of advertisements to you and other usersof the websites). You can obtain further information about such third partyadvertiser's privacy policies or disable their cookies by visiting theirwebsites. You can find more information about each ad server's practices byreviewing its privacy policies. Please see,DoubleClick,Google AdSense, and www.youronlinechoices.comfor further information.

We may use certain demographic information to enable third party ad servers(see below) to show you ads based on information about you in your businesscapacity, for example, your title within a company or the size of thatcompany.

Finally, we ask both ad servers, DoubleClick and Google AdSense, to usetheir cookies on our sites to identify you as you leave and then to showyou one of our own ads later, as you visit another site. This process isknown as re-targeting.


Our services (including our websites and apps) may contain links to otherwebsites operated by third parties. Please note that this policy appliesonly to the personal information that we collect through our websites andapps and we cannot be responsible for personal information that thirdparties may collect, store and use through their website. You should alwaysread the privacy policy of each website you visit carefully.


The cookies we us are important to your use of our websites. Performancecookies allow us to understand our audiences as a whole and improve how oursites meet your needs and expectations. The cookies we use for registrationallow us to conduct our business online. Our sites and services, or partsof them, may not work properly without these cookies.

Your use of our websites indicates your consent to the cookies we havedescribed in this Policy.

But if you should wish to revoke that consent, or any part of it, at anytime you may control cookies and third party ad targeting in the followingways:

Browser Controls

Most browsers offer you ways to control or block cookies. These browsercontrols will usually be found in the "options' or "preferences" menu. Formore help, you may take a look at the "Help" settings.

Third Party Advertising and Targeting

Some of our sites use third party advertising and ad targeting. For ways toturn off third party ad targeting you may want to visit The InternetAdvertising Bureau UK - http://www.iabuk.net/.

You can find more information or turn off targeting by member companies atYourOnlineChoices UK,http://www.youronlinechoices.com.


If our use of cookies changes, we will post the changes to this policy.Please check frequently as online data collection practices and our use ofthem continue to evolve. To contact us about this policy, you may emailpolicy-info-amiplastics.com. When emailing please indicate which of oursites you question relates to.


We will only disclose personal information about you internally, to the AMIoffice in the US, and to third-party suppliers who perform certainfunctions on our behalf, such as: for processing purposes associated withpayment processing, the supply of goods and services, for websiteadministration, technical IT support, data maintenance, marketingactivities, or elsewhere when you have consented to such disclosures, orwhere such disclosures are required or permitted by law.

We take responsibility for the data that we collect about you and requirethose third-party suppliers with whom we share your data to apply anappropriate level of protection as compliant with the law. We ensure thatwe have a relevant data processing agreement in place with each third partythat we work with to ensure they are compliant with privacy and dataprotection laws.

Any data shared with our approved third parties will be secured and/orencrypted for its protection. If you do agree but later change your mind,you may contact us and we will ensure any activities stop as soon aspossible.


We may transfer your personal information to our associated entities andother members of our group of companies (including our subsidiary in theU.S.).

Please be aware that countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA)may not offer the same level of data protection as the United Kingdom. Weensure that we have a relevant data processing agreement in place with eachthird party outside the EEA to ensure they are compliant with privacy anddata protection laws. We will make sure that any transfer of your personalinformation by us will be secured and/or encrypted for its protection.


We use reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, andorganisational measures to safeguard personal information against loss,theft and unauthorised uses, access, disclosure, modifications ordestruction. Certain areas of our websites may be password protected. Ifyou are a user of our websites and have a password, you can help topreserve your privacy by ensuring that you do not share your password withanyone else.

Payments made via our websites are processed in a secure environment usingsoftware provided by WorldPay. Please see the WorldPay privacy policy forfurther details.

We take steps to regularly validate the personal information we hold toensure that the information is accurate and, where necessary, up to date.Information that is no longer required for any valid business purpose, andthat we are not required to keep pursuant to any applicable law, will beroutinely destroyed by secure means.


We do not ordinarily use personal information for the purposes of automateddecision making. However, we may do so in order to fulfil our legalobligations, in which case we will inform you of any such processing andprovide you with an opportunity to object, or in the setup and execution ofautomated marketing campaigns where you will always have the option tounsubscribe.


You have certain rights under data protection laws to:

  • request access to the personal information we hold about you;
  • prevent the processing of your data for direct-marketing purposes;
  • ask to have inaccurate information held about you amended or erased;
  • prevent processing that is likely to cause unwarranted substantial damageor distress to you or anyone else;
  • request that the processing of your information is restricted
  • object to processing of your information (including the right to objectto processing on grounds related to your particular situation where we arerelying on the legitimate interests condition as a legal basis forprocessing).

These rights may not apply in some cases, including where we must complywith legal requirements, where it would violate the rights of someone otherthan the individual requesting access, or (in the case of your right torequest access to your personal information) where the request ismanifestly unfounded or excessive.

If you would like to request access to, correction, amendment, or deletionof your personal information, please contact us using one of the methodsbelow. We may request specific information from you to confirm youridentity. In certain circumstances, for instance if you request substantialcopies of documents, we may charge a reasonable fee.

Your request will be processed without delay and you will receive aresponse within one month of receipt of your request. Please note that thisperiod can be extended by a further two months where the submitted requestsare complex and/ or numerous. In such a case, you will be informed aboutthe extension of the compliance period and the reasons for it beingnecessary within one month of receipt of your request.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy, you can email atpolicy-info@amiplastics.com or write to the Data Protection Co-ordinator,Applied Market Information Ltd, 5-6 Pritchard Street, Bristol, BS2 8RH.Telephone: +44 (0) 117 924 9442.


We reserve the right to add to or amend this privacy policy at our solediscretion, without prior notice to you. Please review our privacy policyon a regular basis to make sure you have read the latest version and youunderstand what we do with your personal information. Your continued use ofour services or our websites following the posting of changes to theseterms means that you consent to those changes. Last modified: 12/04/2017