Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy describes why and how Spectra Analysis Instruments, Inc., collects, uses, and shares information about you (“Personal Data”). By retaining our services, visiting our website, or communicating with any representatives of Spectra Analysis Instruments, Inc., you consent to the practices and terms of this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy will and must conform to any applicable superseding legal authority, and this Privacy Policy will be updated if required or preferred.

Effective Date:           November 30, 2020

Last Updated: November 30, 2020


About Our Products & Services

Spectra Analysis Instruments, Inc. (“Spectra Analysis”) is a leading supplier of molecular spectroscopy systems and applications for chromatography. Our current products focus on real-time connection of infrared spectroscopy to gas and liquid chromatography. Spectra Analysis’ Instrument’s Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) systems are fully automated to Gas and Liquid Chromatography for analysis of complex mixtures providing high fidelity solid phase spectra for a broad range of applications.

What Is “Personal Data”?

“Personal Data” includes any information that might be used to identify you. We collect Personal Data about you when you seek to use our services, our products, or any of our platforms or forums such as our website. Personal Data includes: (1) Data provided by you; (2) Data that is publicly available; and (3) Data that we collect from third parties.

  • Data provided by you. We collect Personal Data that you provide, including, but not limited to: When you purchase one of our products or services; when you contribute information through our website; when you fill-out a job application; when you speak to a Spectra Analysis representative over the phone, when you submit your own content (i.e., videos or photographs) at forums or other functions.


  • Data that is publicly available. We use technology to collect publicly available data, including, but not limited to:
    1. Logging. Like most websites, our website might gather information, and store electronically. This information includes IP addresses, approximate locations, browser types, operating systems, internet service providers, the pages visited, operating systems, clickstream data, and time or date of visit.
    2. Cookies & Analytics. Our website uses cookies, analytics, and other similar tools to collect and store data about your preferences. 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 every time you leave a comment. These cookies will last for approximately one year. If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no Personal Data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you login, 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-option cookies last for approximately one year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will last for approximately two weeks. If you logout 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 that you just edited, which expires after one day.
    3. Embedded Content. Articles on this site might include embedded content (i.e., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behave in the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites might collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. If you upload images to the website, then you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors to the website may download and extract any location data from images on the website.


  • Data We Collect from Third-Parties. We collect information about individuals from a number of third-parties, including, but not limited to: business partners and sources open to the public.


How We Use Personal Data

Spectra Analysis uses the Personal Data that we collect to provide you the products and services that you request, offer you products and services similar to those in which you might have been interested in the past, manage your account, process or evaluate job applications, communicate with you, develop new products or services, improve our products or services, or understand our customers. Spectra Analysis shares Personal Data in the following ways:

  • Within Spectra Analysis. We might share Personal Date within our own company for purposes and uses that are consistent with this Privacy Policy, including, but not limited to: sharing Personal Data to process and fulfill your order, or facilitate communication between you and a Spectra Analysis representative.
  • Service Providers. We share Personal Data with third-party service providers who complete transactions or perform services on our behalf, such as payment processing, shipping, processing employment applications, coordinating events, facilitating seminars, collecting survey responses, conducting marketing, analytics, or verification.
  • Website Hosting Providers. We use multiple web hosting providers to host our services. In connection with providing those services, our web and mobile app hosting providers have access to Personal Data about you collected through the relevant service and might use the information consistent with the terms of this Privacy Policy.
  • Legal Process, Safety, and Terms of Enforcement. We might disclose Personal Data to governmental regulatory authority in response to their requests for such information or to assist in investigations. We might also disclose Personal Data to third parties in connection with claims, disputes, or litigation, when otherwise required by law, or if we determine its disclosure is necessary to protect the health and safety of you or us, to protect against fraud or credit risk, or to enforce our legal rights or contractual commitments that you might have.
  • Business Transfers. We might disclose Personal Data as part of a corporate business transaction, such as a merger or acquisition, and might transfer Personal Data to a third party as one of the business assets in such a transaction. It might also be disclosed in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership.


Security of Personal Data

We have setup physical, electronic, and managerial procedures intended to protect Personal Data. However, Spectra Analysis cannot guarantee that interactions with the services will not be unlawfully intercepted, or that your personal data will not be unlawfully accessed by third parties. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How Long We Retain Your Personal Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so that we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically, instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their use profile. (See also the subsection titled Cookies & Analytics.)

Your Rights Over Your Data

If you have an account on this stie, or have left comments, then you may request to receive an exported file of the Personal Data that we hold about you. You may also request that we erase any Personal Data that we hold about you. This does not include any Personal Data that we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. All users can see, edit, or delete their Personal Data at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Minors (People Under the Age of 18)

Spectra Analysis’ does not intend to collect or solicit Personal Data from anyone under the age of 18. If anyone under the age of 18 has provided Personal Data to us, we encourage the minor’s parent or legal guardian to contact us so that we may promptly delete any such information.


Any disputes arising out of this Privacy Policy will be litigated in either: (1) The Boston Municipal Court in Boston, Massachusetts; or (2) The Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston, Massachusetts; unless the disputing parties mutually agree on a court that has jurisdiction to hear the dispute, or, unless the disputing parties mutually agree to submit to alternative dispute resolution (JAMS, AAA, etc.).


Any disputes arising out of this Privacy Policy are subject to the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, unless the disputing parties mutually agree on an alternative set of laws.

How to Update Your Information & Data Retention

You may contact us to update information we have about you. Otherwise, we will retain Personal Data for as long as necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, or any other privacy-related matters, please contact us in any of the following manners:



Phone: 1(508)281-6232

Office Address: Spectra Analysis Instruments, Inc.

257 Simarano Drive, Marlborough, MA 01752