Updated: September 28th, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU). It came into force on May 25, 2018. The PASCO scientific general Privacy Statement already covers most of the requirements of the GDPR. The following information is in regard to the significant GDPR requirements that are not included in the general PASCO Privacy Policy Statement.

**Note: Numerous Articles of the GDPR are referenced below. For more information, go to the Europa GDPR website for the specific details of the Articles.

Name and location of the controller

Controller in terms of GDPR is:

PASCO scientific
10101 Foothills Blvd.,
Roseville, CA 95747 USA
Ph. # 916-786-3800

Name and residence of the data protection officer

Also known as the "PASCO Privacy Officer". If you have any questions about this privacy declaration, you can contact our data protection officer:

PASCO scientific
10101 Foothills Blvd.,
Roseville, CA 95747 USA
Ph. # 916-786-3800
Attention: Privacy Officer
E-mail to: privacyofficer@pasco.com

Scope of processing personal data

We only process personal data of our users in so far as this is necessary for the provision of a functional website as well as our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users takes place only with the consent of the user.

Basis for the processing of personal data

There are six lawful bases for processing personal data under the GDPR:

  1. Consent: The data subject has freely given consent for their information to be processed for a specific purpose.
    1. The data subject (EU customer) has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes.
    2. The controller (PASCO) can demonstrate that the data subject has consented to processing of his or her personal data.
  2. Contract: Processing is necessary due to the fulfillment of a contract.
  3. Legal Obligation: Processing is necessary to comply with the law.
  4. Vital Interest: Processing is necessary to save or protect an individual's life.
  5. Public Tasks: Processing is necessary to perform a public interest in official functions. (Primarily applies to governmental agencies/entities.)
  6. Legitimate Interests: Processing is necessary to the legitimate interests of an organization or a third-party affiliate.

Contact by e-mail or contact form

When you contact us via email or contact form, we will store and use your personal data to process your request and possible further queries. Any more use of the data only takes place if you consent to it or if this is legally permissible without your consent.

Your rights (Per Chapter 3 of the GDPR; Rights of the data subject).

Per the GDPR, you have the following rights in regard to your personal data:

A. Right of access

You have the right to obtain from PASCO as to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data and the following information:

    (a) the purposes of the processing;
    (b) the categories of personal data concerned;
    (c) the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations;

    (d) where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
    (e) the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing;
    (f) the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
    (g) where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
    (h) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4)GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

B) Right to rectification

You have the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

C) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

1. You have the right to obtain the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:

    (a) the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
    (b) the data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1), or point (a) of Article 9(2) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing;
    (c) the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1)GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR;
    (d) the personal data have been unlawfully processed;
    (e) the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;
    (f) the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.

2. Where the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to paragraph 1 to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.

3. Paragraphs I. and II. shall not apply to the extent that processing is necessary:

    (a) for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
    (b) for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
    (c) for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with points (h) and (i) of Article 9(2) as well as Article 9(3);
    (d) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) in so far as the right referred to in paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing;
    (e) for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

D) Right to restriction of processing

1. You have the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

    (a) the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
    (b) the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead;
    (c) the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims;
    (d) the data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

2. Where processing has been restricted under paragraph 1, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with the data subject's consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.

3. A data subject who has obtained restriction of processing pursuant to paragraph 1 shall be informed by the controller before the restriction of processing is lifted.

E) Right of notification

The controller shall communicate any rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing carried out in accordance with Article 16, Article 17(1) and Article 18 GDPR to each recipient to whom the personal data have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. The controller shall inform the data subject about those recipients if the data subject requests it.

F) Right to data portability

1. You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where:

    (a) the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) or point (a) of Article 9(2) or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1); and
    (b) the processing is carried out by automated means.

2. In exercising his or her right to data portability, the data subject shall have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible.

3. The exercise of the right referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article shall be without prejudice to Article 17. That right shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

4. The right referred to in paragraph 1 shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

G) Right to object

1. You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. The controller shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

2. Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.

3. Where the data subject objects to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data shall no longer be processed for such purposes.

4. At the latest at the time of the first communication with the data subject, the right referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be explicitly brought to the attention of the data subject and shall be presented clearly and separately from any other information.

5. In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstandingDirective 2002/58/EC, the data subject may exercise his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

6. Where personal data are processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant toArticle 89(1), the data subject, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, shall have the right to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

H) This Privacy Policy is Subject to change

PASCO reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time to ensure that it complies with all current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy statement