Watts Privacy & Cookies

1. Scope  

 This policy applies to all Personal Data that is processed for Watts Customers and Clients.


 2. Purpose  

Watts values the privacy rights of our employees, customers, partners, suppliers, vendors and others. As required by Watts, Watts Customers and Clients (Data Subjects) are permitted to make certain requests of us relating to how Watts processes personal data. This policy outlines the requirements for making such requests and Watts’ corresponding obligations.  


3. Data Subject Access Rights   

Watts provides data subjects certain access rights with respect to their Personal Data. Those rights are summarized below:  

A. Basic Information – the right to understand who Watts is and how we process a subject’s data.  

B. Access – the right to request a summary of the data subject’s Personal Data that is processed by Watts, along with a copy of such personal data.  

C. Portability – the right to request we provide a copy of a data subject’s Personal Data in machine readable form for transportation to another controller/processor.  

D. Rectification – the right to request that we correct errors or update a data subject’s Personal Data.  

E. Erasure – the right to request that we erase Personal Data in our possession.  

F. Restriction on Use – the right to request that we stop processing a data subject’s Personal Data.  

G. Objection to Use – the right to object to our assertion that we have a legitimate interest in processing a data subject’s Personal Data.  

4. Periodic Testing  

Watts will conduct periodic tests to ensure that we are supporting Data Subject Rights appropriately.  

5. When A Data Subject Makes A Request To Exercise Their Rights  

When a Data Subject that is a Watts Customer or Client seeks to exercise their rights in respect to Personal Data, Watts will assist work through appropriate technical and organizational measures, insofar as possible to fulfill our obligations. 

Upon receipt of a request by a Data Subject, Watts is required to notify Watts' SSPA program leader prior to taking any action.

The Watts SSPA program leader will coordinate with the Microsoft SSPA team and assist Microsoft, through the appropriate technical and organizational measures, insofar as possible, to fulfill its obligations to respond to requests for Data Subjects seeking to exercise their Data Subject rights.

All Data Subjects' requests concerning Data Subjects' Rights will need to be responded to without undue delay.  The Watts' SSPA program team is tasked with monitoring and tracking of all Data Subject Rights requests, including date and time of request, response times, follow up actions, and a record of when Microsoft was informed.

A Data Subject must be thoroughly vetted and qualified prior to the sharing of any Personal Data in order to:

  • Verify whether Personal Data is indeed being held for that Data Subject.

  • Make a reasonable effort to locate the Microsoft Personal Data requested and keep sufficient records to demonstrate that a reasonable search was made.

  • Verify that the Personal Data being requested belongs unequivocally to the Data Subject requesting the Data.

Whereas at Microsoft's direction, the Personal Data request is accepted, Watts shall provide the Microsoft Personal Data to the Date Subject in an appropriate format.

In no instance will Watts disclose or share any Microsoft Personal Data that is unrelated to the Data Subject requesting their Personal Data.

6. Data Protection Complaints  

Any Data Protection complaints will be forwarded to the DPO who will address the matter with the Data Subject directly and will forward along any matters that were not able to be resolved to Watts. 

7. Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of data that websites store on a device. Cookies can improve your visitors’ browsing experience because they help websites remember preferences and understand how people use different features.

 This website collects personal data to power our site analytics, including:

  • Information about your browser, network, and device

  • Web pages you visited prior to coming to this website

  • Your IP address

This information may also include details about your use of this website, including:

  • Clicks

  • Internal links

  • Pages visited

  • Scrolling

  • Searches

  • Timestamps

We share this information with Squarespace, our website analytics provider, to learn about site traffic and activity.

This website uses cookies and similar technologies, which are small files or pieces of text that download to a device when a visitor accesses a website or app. For information about viewing the cookies dropped on your device, visit About the cookies Squarespace uses.

 This website uses font files from Google Fonts and Adobe Fonts. To properly display this site to you, servers where the font files are stored may receive personal information about you, including:

  • Information about your browser, network, or device

  • Your IP address

 This website is hosted by Squarespace. Squarespace collects personal data when you visit this website, including:

  • Information about your browser, network and device

  • Web pages you visited prior to coming to this website

  • Your IP address

Squarespace needs the data to run this website, and to protect and improve its platform and services. Squarespace analyzes the data in a de-personalized form.

The following Functional and Required Cookies are used on this site:

Name/Type/Duration: Crumb Cookie Session
Purpose: Prevents cross-site request forgery (CSRF). CSRF is an attack vector that tricks a browser into taking unwanted action in an application when someone’s logged in.

Name/Type/Duration: RecentRedirect Cookie 30 minutes
Purpose: Prevents redirect loops if a site has custom URL redirects. Redirect loops are bad for SEO.

Name/Type/Duration: CART Cookie 2 weeks
Purpose: Shows when a visitor adds a product to their cart

Name/Type/Duration: hasCart Cookie 2 weeks
Purpose: Tells Squarespace that the visitor has a cart

Name/Type/Duration: Locked Cookie Session
Purpose: Prevents the password-protected screen from displaying if a visitor enters the correct site-wide password.

Name/Type/Duration: SiteUserInfo Cookie 3 years
Purpose: Identifies a visitor who logs into a customer account

Name/Type/Duration: SiteUserSecureAuthToken Cookie 3 years
Purpose: Authenticates a visitor who logs into a customer account

Name/Type/Duration: Commerce-checkout-state sessionstorage Session
Purpose: Stores state of checkout while the visitor is completing their order in PayPal

Name/Type/Duration: squarespace-popup-overlay localstorage Persistent
Purpose: Prevents the Promotional Pop-Up from displaying if a visitor dismisses it

Name/Type/Duration: squarespace-announcement-bar localstorage Persistent
Purpose: Prevents the Announcement Bar from displaying if a visitor dismisses it

Name/Type/Duration: ss_sd Cookie Session
Purpose: Ensures that visitors on the Squarespace 5 platformremain authenticated during their sessions.

Name/Type/Duration: Test Cookie Session
Purpose: Investigates if the browsersupports cookies and prevents errors.

Name/Type/Duration: squarespace-likes localstorage Persistent
Purpose: Shows when you've already "liked" a blog post.

Name/Type/Duration: CHECKOUT_WEBSITE Cookie Session
Purpose: Identifies the correct site for checkout when Checkout on Your Domain is disabled.

The following Analytics and Performance Cookies are used on this site:

Name/Duration/Purpose: ss_cid 2 years Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

Name/Duration/Purpose: ss_cvr 2 years Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

Name/Duration/Purpose: ss_cvisit 30 minutes Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

Name/Duration/Purpose: ss_cvt 30 minutes Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

Name/Duration/Purpose: ss_cpvisit 2 years Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

Name/Duration/Purpose: ss_cookieAllowed 30 days Remembers if a visitor agreed to placing Analytics cookies on their browser if a site is restricting the placement of cookies