Privacy & Cookies Policy

This website is owned and operated by United Kingdom Lubricants Association Ltd (UKLA). UKLA is the publisher of the Lube-Media family of lubricants industry publications, which include Lube Magazine and the European Lubricants Industry Directory – ELID. ELID is published online.

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of those who receive our publications and our website visitors; this policy sets out how we treat your personal information.

UKLA has, since 1992, registered its database with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, (previously the Data Protection Registrar) to comply with the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 and previous legislation.

How do we use your information?
Information requested from UKLA Members is used exclusively within the trade association organisation, mainly for communications. UKLA also uses your information to inform you of relevant products or services provided exclusively by the UKLA from time to time. Lube-Media subscribers’ personal information is used to verify they are qualified recipients of UKLA publications.

With whom is the information shared?
No information is sold, given, exchanged or rented to any outside organisation for any purpose. We will not share your personal information with any third parties unless required to do so by law or if we believe that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights, property or personal safety of UKLA or visitors to this site.

In the online publication – ELID, UKLA publishes company information available in the public domain or provided specifically for publication.

We do not automatically capture or store other personal information relating to visitors to this site, other than to log IP addresses (the unique address which identifies your computer on the internet) which is automatically recognised by our web server. We do not use cookies on this site.

This site may from time to time contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of any such sites and we encourage you to read these carefully. Any information you supply on such sites will not be within our control.

Your acceptance of these terms and your rights
By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of the personal information we collect, as described above. If we change our privacy policy in any way, we will post these changes on this page.

You have a legal right to a copy of all the personal information about you held by us. You also have a right to correct any errors in that information. You have a right to prevent us using your personal information to contact you about products or services that may be of interest to you. Please contact us if you have any questions you have about privacy.


A cookie is a small file which is placed on a computer’s hard drive, or in the browser memory, to make a website work, or work more efficiently for returning visitors.

The cookies used on this website do not store any personal or confidential information about you and are used to provide functionality or for analysis only.

This website uses Google Analytics to record visitor trends. Google Analytics uses a cookie to track which pages are accessed. The cookie contains no personally-identifiable information, but it does use your computer’s IP address to determine where in the world you are accessing the site from, and to track your page visits within the site.

Third-party content

From time to time, we may embed external content or links from third-party websites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) within our website. These websites may utilise cookies and the privacy policy that will apply to such third-party content will be that published on the website of that third-party content provider.

Enabling/disabling cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, our website may not function correctly if cookies are disabled.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will update this page. Please revisit this page regularly to ensure that you are always aware of what information we collect and which cookies we are using.