Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement, effective as of May 24, 2018

In this statement, “CDL”, “we”, “us”, “our” or “Company” is a reference to Computer Disposals Ltd.

Being one of the UK’s leading IT disposal companies we take your privacy seriously and want you to understand our practices with respect to the handling of your ‘Personal Data’. This privacy statement explains how we do this.

‘Personal Data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual as defined in Article 4 (1) of the GDPR.

Please read this Privacy Statement carefully to learn how we collect, use, share and process information relating to individuals ‘Personal Data’, and your rights and choices regarding our processing of this data.

1. Responsible Entity

CDL is the controller of your ‘Personal Data’ as defined in Article 4 (7) of the GDPR and responsible for the collection, processing and disclosure of your Personal Data, unless expressly specified otherwise.

2. What Personal Data do we collect?

The Personal Data we collect about you may be obtained by the following:

  • If you request one of our services, express interest, call customer support, use our "Contact Us" or similar features, register to use our websites, or download certain content, we generally require you to provide us with your contact information, such as your name, job title, company name, address, phone number, email address.
  • If you make purchases, we may also require you to provide us with financial information and billing information, such as billing name and address, credit card number, or bank account information.
  • If you use and interact with our websites, we automatically collect log files and other information about your device and your usage of our websites through cookies, web beacons or similar technologies, such as IP-addresses or other identifiers, which may qualify as Personal Data (view the "What device and usage data we process" section below).
  • If you visit our offices, you may be required to register as a visitor and to provide your name, email address, phone number, company name, vehicle registration number and time and date of arrival.

3. Processing activities covered

This Privacy Statement applies to the following processing activities:

  • Visiting our websites which display or link through to this Privacy Statement.
  • Visiting our offices.
  • Receiving communications from us, including emails, texts and any other means.
  • Requesting asset management, data sanitisation and destruction services.
  • Marketing and survey communications.

Our websites may contain links to other websites, applications and services maintained by third parties. The information practices of such other services are governed by the third-party privacy statements, which we encourage you to review to better understand those third parties’ privacy practices.

What device and usage data we process

We use common information-gathering tools, such as log files, cookies, web beacons and similar technologies to automatically collect information, which may contain Personal Data, from your computer or mobile device as you navigate our websites or interact with emails we have sent you.

4.1 Log Files

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically via log files. This collected information may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address (or proxy server), device and application identification numbers, your location, your browser type, your Internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, the pages and files you viewed, your searches, your operating system and system configuration information, and date/time stamps associated with your usage. This information is used to analyse overall trends, to help us provide and improve our websites and to guarantee their security and continued proper functioning. We also collect IP addresses from users when they log into the services as part of the Company’s security features.

4.2 Cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies

We use cookies and similar technologies such as web beacons, tags and JavaScript alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about usage of our websites and interaction with emails from us.

When you visit our websites, our servers or an authorised third party may place a cookie on your browser, which can collect information, including Personal Data, about your online activities over time and across different sites. Cookies allow us to track overall usage, determine areas that you prefer, make your usage easier by recognising you and providing you with a customised experience.

We use both session-based and persistent cookies. Session cookies exist only during one session and disappear from your computer when you close your browser software or turn off your computer. Persistent cookies remain on your computer or device after you close your browser or turn off your computer. You can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level, but if you choose to disable cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functions on our websites or services. To opt-out from tracking by Google Analytics, please use the specific opt-out mechanism as indicated further below.

We also use web beacons on our websites. For example, we may place web beacons in marketing emails that notify us when you click on a link in the email that directs you to one of our websites. Such tracking technologies are used to operate and improve our websites and email communications and track the clicking of links or opening of emails.

The following sets out how we use different categories of cookies and similar technologies, as well as information on your options for managing the settings for the data collection by these technologies:

Type of Cookies Description Managing Settings
Required cookies Required cookies enable you to navigate our websites and use their features, such as accessing secure areas of the websites.

If you have chosen to identify yourself to us, we may place on your browser a cookie that allows us to uniquely identify you when you are logged into the websites and to process your online transactions and requests.
Because required cookies are essential to operate the websites there is no option to opt out of these cookies.
Functionality cookies Functional cookies allow us to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your username, language, or your region) and provide enhanced, more personal features.

Functional cookies may also be used to improve how our websites function and to help us provide you with more relevant messages, including marketing communications. These cookies collect information about how our websites are used, including which pages are viewed most often.

We may use our own technology or third-party technology to track and analyse usage and volume statistical information to provide enhanced interactions and more relevant communications, and to track the performance of our advertisements.

We use: -

Google Analytics ("Google Analytics"), a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA as our processor. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyse how our websites are used, including the number of visitors, the websites visitors have come from, and the pages they visit. This information is used by us to improve our websites.

Lead Forensics, Communications house, 26 York street, London, W1U 6PZ. Lead Forensics uses a small piece of code, much like Google Analytics, which tracks IP addresses visiting a website. Those IP addresses are then matched to data held by Lead Forensics, providing accurate information about unknown website visitors.

CDL may also utilize HTML5 local storage or Flash cookies for these purposes. Flash cookies and HTML local storage are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored.
To manage the use of functional cookies on our websites, consult your individual browser settings for cookies. Note that opting out may impact the functionality you receive when using our websites.

To opt out from data collection by Google Analytics, you can download and install a browser add-on, which is available here.

To learn how to control functional cookies using your browser settings click here.

To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies click here.


4.3 Social Media Features

Your interactions with Social Media Features are governed by the privacy policies of the companies providing the relevant Social Media Features.

5. Purposes for which we process Personal Data and the legal basis on which we rely

We will collect and process your Personal Data for the purposes, on a legal basis, identified in the following instance:

  • To provide asset management, data sanitisation and destruction services: We will process your Personal Data in compliance with our data capability statement as agreed in your processing contract to an operation defined in GDPR Article 4 (2).
  • Providing our websites: We will process your Personal Data to the extent this is necessary for the performance of our contract with you for the use of our websites and to fulfil our obligations under the applicable terms of use/service; where we have not entered into a contract with you, we base the processing of your Personal Data on our legitimate interest to operate and administer our websites and to provide you with content you access and request (e.g., download of certain content from our websites).
  • Promoting security of our websites: We will process your Personal Data by tracking use of our websites, creating aggregated, non-personal data, verifying accounts and activity, investigating suspicious activity, as well as violations of and enforcement of our terms and policies, to the extent this is necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests in promoting the safety and security of the systems and application used for our websites, and protecting our rights and the rights of others.
  • Managing user registrations: We will process your Personal Data by managing your user account for the purpose of performing the contract with you according to any applicable terms of service.
  • Handling contact and user support requests: If you fill out a “Contact Me” web form, request user support, or if you contact us by other means, we will process your Personal Data for the performance of our contract with you and to the extent it is necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests to fulfil your request and communicate with you.
  • Managing payments: If you have provided financial information, we will process your respective Personal Data to check the financial qualifications and collect payments to the extent this is necessary for completing transaction with you under the contract entered into with you.
  • Developing and improving our websites: We will process your Personal Data to analyse trends, track your usage of our websites and interactions with emails to the extent this is necessary for our legitimate interests to develop and improve our websites and to provide our users with more relevant and interesting content.
  • Managing office visitors: We will process your Personal Data for security reasons, to register who visited our offices and who signed the non-disclosure agreement that visitors may be required to sign.
  • Complying with legal obligations: We will process your Personal Data when cooperating with public and government authorities, courts or regulators in accordance with our legal obligations under applicable laws to the extent this requires the processing or disclosure of Personal Data to protect our rights, and is necessary for our legitimate interests to protect against misuse or abuse of our websites, to protect personal property or safety, to pursue remedies available to us and limit our damages, to comply with a judicial proceedings, court order or legal process, and/or to respond to lawful requests.
    Where we need to collect and process Personal Data by law, or under a contract we have entered into with you and you fail to provide that required Personal Data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract.

6. Who do we share Personal Data with?

We may share your Personal Data with the following recipients:

  • Our contracted service providers which provide services such as IT and system administration and hosting, credit card processing, document signature tracking software, research and analytics, marketing, customer support and data enrichment. A complete list of contracted service providers can be provided on request.
  • In individual cases we may also share Personal Data with professional advisers acting as processors or joint controllers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers.

7. International transfer of information collected

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes that we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying 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 and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

By law we must 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 you can ask us to delete your data: see Request erasure below for further information.

10. Your rights relating to your Personal Data

You have certain rights regarding your Personal Data, subject to local data protection laws. These may include the following rights:

  • To access your Personal Data held by us (right to access).
  • To rectify inaccurate Personal Data and ensure it is complete (right to rectification).
  • To erase/delete your Personal Data to the extent permitted by other legal obligations (right to erasure; right to be forgotten.
  • To restrict our processing of your Personal Data (right to restriction of processing).
  • To transfer your Personal Data to another controller to the extent possible (right to data portability).
  • To object to any processing of your Personal Data carried out based on our legitimate interests (right to object).
  • Where we process your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes or share it with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes, you can exercise your right to object at any time to such processing without having to provide any specific reason for such objection.
  • Not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects ("Automated Decision-Making"); Automated Decision-Making currently does not take place on our websites.
  • To the extent we base the collection, processing and sharing of your Personal Data on your consent, to withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on such consent before its withdrawal.

11. How to exercise your rights

We will update this Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect changes in our practices, technology, legal requirements and other factors. If we do, we will update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Statement. If we make an update, we may provide you with notice prior to the update taking effect, such as by posting a conspicuous notice on our website or by contacting you using the email address you provided.

To exercise your rights regarding your Personal Data, or if you have questions regarding this Privacy Statement or our privacy practices please mail us at:

privacy@computerdisposals.com

Computer Disposals Ltd
CDL House
Davy Road
Runcorn
WA7 1PZ

15. Privacy Questions?

If you would like to make any general enquiries about our data protection and GDPR policies please contact Ian Henry (Risk & Compliance Manager)

Email - ian@computerdisposals.com
Telephone - 01925 730033
Direct Dial - 01925 931650

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