Privacy Policy

This is a web site of Crain Communications Ltd, covering sub-sites including, but not limited to European Rubber Journal, Urethanes Technology, UTECH, Rubbicana-Europe, Global Tire Report. Our postal address is: Crain Communications Ltd, 4th Floor, Carolyn House, 22-26 Dingwall Road, Croydon, Surrey CR0 9XY, UK, in the UK. We can be reached by email at, or by telephone at +44 (0)20 8253 9600.


Crain Communications Ltd, publishers of and related websites, has developed this Privacy Policy to advise site users of our possible uses of information collected during a visit to any of the above sites.


For each visitor to the sites listed above, our web server automatically attempts to identify the user’s domain name, but not the e-mail address. We collect and store the domain name of visitors to all the above sites in our log files. We also track information, in aggregate, on pages and features that users access or view.


Users electing to access the data and/or archives of and related websites are required to supply personal and professional information during a “registration” process prior to downloading any content. Occasionally, we may also collect information volunteered by the user, such as survey information or contest entries. We also offer visitors the opportunity to receive regular news-related email messages. For this we collect and store those email addresses.


Information collected about users may be used by Crain Communications Ltd (and our partnering companies) to provide users with the features of the site, for audits, to perform statistical analysis of user behaviour in order to measure interest in various areas of our site (for product development purposes) and to inform advertisers as to how many users have seen or “clicked” their advertising banners. We will disclose site usage information to third parties only in aggregate.


Cookies. We may use cookes for your convinience to pre-fill your login details on your return visit. None of the sites listed above use cookies for any other reason.


From time to time, we may make individual user information available to carefully selected third parties to send you information about their products or services through e-mail or postal mail. During the registration process, users can indicate on the registration form whether they wish to receive such marketing materials via email or postal mail. Additionally, users can indicate whether or not they wish to receive news about new site features or marketing materials from Crain Communications Ltd via email. Crain Communications Ltd retains the right to contact a registered user regarding account status or changes to the registration agreement.


Crain Communications Ltd will remove any registrant (and their personal information) from our database if requested by the registrant in a message, including full name and user name, to, we also allow registrants to “opt out” of further contact (while still allowing access to the download function) or to change/correct personal information online at the ‘My Subscription’ pages on the respective sites.


If you provided your postal mail address during registration and do not wish to receive marketing mailings from Crain Communications Ltd, you may remove your name by sending an email to with “Do Not Mail” in the subject line along with your full name or by calling us at +44 (0)20 8253 9600.