Notice last updated: 18th April 2023.
1. IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND WHO WE ARE
This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
When we process your personal data we are regulated under the UK General Data Protection Regulation which applies in the United Kingdom, we are also regulated by any national laws which supplement the General Data Protection Regulation in the United Kingdom.
Our full contact details are:
Name: Shred Station Ltd
Address: Osborne House, Wendover Road, Rackheath, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 6LH
Email: Please use our contact form on this page
Telephone: 0800 035 3395
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.
2. THE DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
The information we collect about site and service users falls into two types.
(1) Personal Data – Information that relates directly to you.
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
|Identity Data||includes first name, last name and title.|
|Contact Data||includes billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers|
|Financial Data||includes bank account and payment card details|
|Transaction Data||includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us|
|Technical Data||includes internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and location|
|Profile Data||includes purchases or orders made by you|
|Usage Data||includes information about how you use our website, products and services|
|Marketing and Communications Data||includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us|
(2) Aggregate Data – Data that does not directly identify you.
We may collect, use and share anonymous Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity.
We do not under any circumstances collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you. This includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data. Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
IF YOU FAIL TO PROVIDE PERSONAL DATA
Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with products or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
3. HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED?
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity, Contact and Financial Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:
- Apply for our products or services;
- Request marketing to be sent to you;
- Enter a competition, promotion or survey; or
- Give us some feedback.
Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties as set out below:
- Technical Data from analytics providers such as Google, Microsoft, and our IT and technical service providers. If you require additional information about our IT and technical service providers, please get in touch.
- Technical and Usage Data from advertising networks and search information providers.
- Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers of IT, technical, payment and delivery services.
- Identity and Contact Data from publicly available sources, Companies House and the Electoral Register.
- Phone numbers collected through the third party, Media Hawk Ltd Registered in England no. 4432034 at 28-31 The Stables, Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedfordshire, MK45 4HR. Mediahawk provides Shred Station with phone numbers recorded when a website visitor makes a phone call to Shred Station during or following a visit to our website.
- Like most companies, Shred Station employs the use of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software to manage our customer database. Our CRM database includes personal data such as contact data, information about your business, and your address. This information is gathered via our website, when people submit web forms, through incoming phone calls, and information regarding contacts who have interacted with our field sales team. This information has strict access controls within Shred Station itself. If you would like to be excluded from our CRM database, or wish to exercise your right to be forgotten, please just let us know.
4. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
- Where we need to perform the contract that we are about to enter into, or have entered into, with you.
- Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party), and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
- To send service messages or ask for feedback about a service you have already had.
- Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending certain direct marketing communications to you via email or post. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us.
PURPOSES FOR WHICH WE WILL USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.
Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below:
|Purpose/Activity||Type of data||Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest|
|To register you as a new customer||(a) Identity
|Performance of a contract with you|
|To process your order and deliver the products or our services including:
(a) Manage payments, fees and charges
(b) Collect and recover money owed to us
(e) Marketing and Communications
|(a) Performance of a contract with you
(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to recover debts due to us)
|To enable you to partake in a prize draw, competition or complete a survey||(a) Identity
(e) Marketing and Communications
|(a) Performance of a contract with you
(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them and grow our business)
|To administer and protect our business and this website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)||(a) Identity
|(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise)
(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
|To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you||(a) Identity
(e) Marketing and Communications
|Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)|
|To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences||(a) Technical
|Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)|
|To make suggestions and recommendations to you about products or services that may be of interest to you||(a) Identity
|Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business)|
RESEARCH & REVIEWS
We may use the contact information you provide at the point of purchase to invite you to participate in customer satisfaction surveys, and also to gather customer reviews. Participation in any research or reviews is voluntary, and you can choose to leave your feedback anonymously.
In customer satisfaction surveys, any information about the service you received will be processed by Shred Station Ltd. Any answers you provide in customer satisfaction surveys may be used to analyse our current services, improve current services, and develop new products and services in the future. For any negative feedback we receive, we will perform route cause analyses to prevent repeat occurrences of any issues highlighted. After our data retention periods are over for retaining customer satisfaction feedback, data shall be erased or anonymised. At this point, any feedback provided by yourself where identifiable information is revealed, it will be redacted. It may be the case that we use a third-party platform such as ZohoSurvey, Mailchimp or Feefo to send research surveys to you. Your response will be stored for only as long as we need it, or until it is anonymised. Retention periods will be disclosed to you before any participation in the research begins, and records will be kept for a minimum of three years.
We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising. We have established the following personal data control mechanisms:
PROMOTIONAL OFFERS FROM US
We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you.
For individual consumers, sole traders and partnerships, you will receive marketing communications from us if you have opted-in when requesting information from us, purchased products or services from us, or if you provided us with your details when you entered a competition or registered for a promotion and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
For businesses customers and corporate bodies, you may receive marketing communications from us if you have previously requested information from us, purchased products or services from us, or if you provided us with your details when you entered a competition or registered for a promotion. Under General Data Protection Regulations, business to business promotional communications via email, text and direct mail do not require informed consent. However, your organisation can opt-out, as can individual employees within your organisation. For live calls and faxes, we will screen against the Corporate Telephone Preference Service and Fax Preference Service and offer an opt-out.
We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any third party or company outside of Shred Station Limited for marketing purposes.
You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by contacting us at any time, or by clicking on the unsubscribe link in any of our marketing messages. As per the General Data Protection Regulations, all requests to unsubscribe from marketing communications will be actioned within 30 days from the date of request.
Where you opt-out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a product/service purchase.
ADVERTISING AND PERSONALISATION USING CONVERSION TRACKING PIXELS
When you use social media websites such as Facebook or Twitter, a cookie from their website is stored on your device. This cookie may still be active even once you’ve logged out of your social media profile. A tracking pixel is a small piece of code that is embedded into websites and connects to the cookies from social media and analytics services. Once a tracking pixel is embedded into a website’s code, it can be used to show personalised ads on social media, and track conversions from these ads.
Our website uses conversion tracking and pixels for several third-party websites. We use these to monitor customer’s journeys around the website and track conversions, create personalised social media adverts targeted to previous website visitors and see how you interact with these ads. These pixels do not enable us to view social media profile information of individual users. We use:
Facebook Ads Conversion Tracking Pixel
This allows us to create personalised Facebook and Instagram ads and track conversions that are attributable to Facebook ads, Instagram ads, and the Facebook Audience Network service. If you do not wish to see personalised ads from Shred Station, you can click to hide these whenever they appear on your Facebook and Instagram feeds. You can also change your ad preferences and withdraw consent to receive personalised advertising on Facebook by visiting the link below:
LinkedIn Insight Tag
Twitter’s Tailored Audience Program and Conversion Tracking Program
This tracking pixel allows us to create personalised Twitter adverts targeted to previous users of our website. It also allows us to see how you interacted with these ads and monitor your journey through our website. You can change your personalisation preferences on Twitter by going into your Twitter account settings.
CHANGE OF PURPOSE
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
5. DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table in paragraph 4 above.
Service providers who provide IT and system administration services for us.
Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
Selected subcontractors who we have vetted and have contracts in place with, and use from time to time to fulfil some of our services or for fulfilling orders of our products. However, in almost all cases we provide our services and products directly, but when we do use any subcontractors, we remain liable and responsible under the contract with you.
HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
6. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
We do not transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
7. DATA SECURITY
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.
8. DATA RETENTION
HOW LONG WILL YOU USE MY PERSONAL DATA FOR?
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including to satisfy any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data, whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements surrounding data retention periods.
By way of example, by law, we have to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes.
In some circumstances, we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
9. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
Under certain circumstances, you have the following rights under the General Data Protection Regulation concerning your personal data:
- Fair processing of information and transparency over how we use your use personal information;
- Require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold;
- Require the erasure of personal information concerning you in certain situations;
- Receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations;
- Object at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing;
- Object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you;
- Object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information; and
- Otherwise restrict our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us
NO FEE USUALLY REQUIRED
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
WHAT WE MAY NEED FROM YOU
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information regarding your request to speed up our response.
TIME LIMIT TO RESPOND
We will respond to all Subject Access Requests and other legitimate requests within one calendar month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made numerous requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
YOUR RIGHT TO COMPLAIN
If you are not satisfied with our response, you have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues at any time:
By web: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or
By telephone: 0303 123 1113.