Our Privacy Policy, Website Terms, & Conditions of Use

Shred-Tech is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) explains the basis on which we process any personal data we collect from or about you, or that you or any third party provide to us, not only from the use of our websites, such as www.shred-tech.com, www.usedshreddingtrucks.com and www.startashreddingbusiness.com (or any site that is linked to this Policy) (our “Sites”), but also in connection with managing our workforce, conducting our business, through our products, services and from any other means. Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding how we process personal data and how we will treat it.

We may revise this Policy from time to time. The most current version of this Policy will govern our use of your personal data. If we decide to change our Policy, we will post the updated Policy on this site and update the Policy modification date. Please check back regularly to review any changes to this Policy.

RESTRICTIONS OF USE
All material included on this Site, and any other Site owned, operated, licensed or controlled by Shred-Tech, such as text, graphics, logos, images, photographs, audio clips and digital downloads (the “Content”), is the property of Shred-Tech, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies and/or third-party licensors and is protected by copyright laws. Modification or use of the Content except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use violates Shred-Tech’s intellectual property rights.
The Content may not be copied, distributed, republished, uploaded, posted or transmitted in any way without the prior written consent of Shred-Tech, except that:
1. You may link to this Site provided that the link does not falsely imply or suggest that Shred-Tech has endorsed or is affiliated with the linked Site.
2. You may download, print, distribute and use pages from the Site for your own informational, non-commercial purposes, but not for commercial use or general distribution.
3. Any copies of documents or pages from the Site must not alter the original Site content and must include the Shred-Tech copyright notice: © Shred-Tech Corporation ®, 2018. All Rights Reserved.
DISCLAIMER
Shred-Tech cannot guarantee that the Site or its content is error free and Shred-Tech makes no representations about the technical accuracy or functionality of the Site or that the Content is accurate, error free or up to date.
THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY SHRED-TECH ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. SHRED-TECH MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. SHRED-TECH DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION IN THIS SITE IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE, UP TO DATE OR CORRECT, THAT THIS SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION OR THAT THE SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE CONTENT MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, AND SHRED-TECH MAY MAKE CHANGES OR IMPROVEMENTS AT ANY TIME. YOU, AND NOT SHRED-TECH, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION IN THE EVENT OF ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENT. SHRED-TECH MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN SUCH CONTENT.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Neither Shred-Tech, any of its affiliates, directors, officers and employees, nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the Site is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the Site or the operation of the Site or failure of the Site to operate. In no event shall Shred-Tech be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential, damages or any damages whatsoever, even if Shred-Tech has been previously advised of the possibility of such damages, whether in an action in contract, negligence, or any other theory, arising out of or in connection with the use, inability to use or performance of the information, services, products and materials available from this Site. These limitations shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy. Your acceptance of this limitation of liability is an essential term of this agreement and the parties acknowledge that Shred-Tech would not grant access to the Site without your agreement to this term.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
You should assume that everything you see or read on the Site is proprietary information protected by copyright or trademark unless otherwise noted, and may not be used except as provided in these Terms of Use or with the written permission of Shred-Tech. Nothing posted on this Site grants a license to any Shred-Tech trademarks, copyrights or other intellectual property rights, whether by implication, estoppel or otherwise.
PERSONAL DATA
Shred-Tech is a global company and as such personal data may be accessed anywhere in the world. If you are visiting any of our sites or communicating electronically with us, various communications will necessarily result in a transfer of information across international boundaries. Accordingly, by visiting any of our sites and/or communicating electronically with us (including the in the process of our providing information, software or services to you), you acknowledge that your personal data may be processed in a country other than the one in which you reside.

HOW WE PROTECT AND STORE YOUR INFORMATION
We may collect and process the following data about you:
• Information that you provide by filling in forms on our internal or external sites, including our Sites, and information you provide on independent partner sites that is transferred to us. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our sites, subscribing to our services (for example e-newsletters and notifications), downloading copies of product brochures, videos, or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our sites, our products and services or reporting suspected piracy.
• personal data, such as your name, email address, and telephone number and organization name.
• If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
• We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
• Details of transactions you carry out and of the fulfilment of your orders, including the purchase of machinery and equipment.
• Details of your visits to our sites including, but not limited to, traffic data, data regarding the site pages you visit, weblogs, and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise, and the resources that you access.
• Information that you supply to us in the course of general marketing and other business activities.
• Information that you supply to us when you visit our facilities or while attending an event (either in person or online) at which Shred-Tech is a host, a participant or which is sponsored (in whole or in part) by Shred-Tech such as product launches. We may also make video recordings and take photographs at live events.
• Information that you provide or disclose on notice boards, newsgroups, community feedback sites, email systems, forum facilities, chat rooms, or similar features that we may establish on our sites.
IP addresses and other Technical Information
• When you visit any of our sites, we may collect information about your computer, including where available, your IP address, domain name, operating system and browser type, certain hardware or device information and other technical information. This is information about browsing actions and patterns and the use of certain software products and apps, and does not identify any individual except where user settings are configured by the user to provide personal data or where we have expressly notified you in the
Website Cookies & Beacons
• Our sites use cookies (a small piece of information that is placed on your computer when you visit certain websites) to distinguish you from other users, to track your browsing pattern and to build a profile of how you and other users use our sites. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse any of our sites and also allows us to improve our sites. Some of the cookies we use are session cookies and only last until you close your browser, others are persistent cookies which are stored on your computer for longer. We may collect information through web beacons about your web browsing activities such as the address of the page you are visiting, the address of the referrer page you had previously visited, the time you are viewing the page, your browsing environment and your display settings. We do this in order to optimize your browsing experience, the use of web-based services and provide you with relevant information on our products and interest based advertising. Please be aware that if you choose to block cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use those features, and preferences that are dependent on cookies may be lost. If you choose to delete cookies, settings and preferences controlled by those cookies, including advertising preferences, will be deleted and may need to be recreated.

HOW WE USE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
In general, we will only process personal data where the processing is in our legitimate business interests or required to perform a contract with you or our corporate client. We use personal data held about you in the following ways:
• To ensure that content from our sites is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
• To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you.
• To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
• In order to better service you with respect to Shred-Tech products and services that are available from time to time.
• To notify you about changes to our service, updates to our sites, new Shred-Tech product offerings or special events hosted or sponsored by Shred-Tech or its business partners.
• If you visit our offices or sites, we maintain footage for the safety and protection of Shred-Tech and Shred-Tech’s premises.
Shred-Tech will offer individuals the opportunity to choose (opt-out) whether they receive communications from Shred-Tech or its authorized websites, Shred-Tech products and services.
We will only use and share personal data in ways that are relevant for the purposes for which the information was collected or subsequently authorized by you.
EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE “OPT-OUT”
In certain circumstances you may have the right to ask us not to process your personal data (“opt-out”). We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) how we intend to use your data or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for the purpose for which it was collected. If you want to opt-out please contact as set out below.
You may also opt-out of future marketing correspondence by updating your preferences using the link on the footer of e-mail correspondence.
Upon request, we will provide you with reasonable access to personal data about you in our possession, and will take reasonable steps to permit you to correct, amend, or delete personal data that you demonstrate to be inaccurate or incomplete. When updating personal data about you, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.
We may reject requests that are fraudulent, unreasonably repetitious, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), or would be extremely impractical (for example, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes).
Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so at no cost to you, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to protect information from accidental or malicious alteration or destruction. Accordingly, after your information is deleted, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers or remove information from our backup systems.
THE INFORMATION WE DISCLOSE
Subject to applicable law, we and our service providers (as defined below) disclose and share your personal information:
• Among Shred-Tech and its Affiliates;
• To unaffiliated third parties that are under contract to perform services for or on behalf of Shred-Tech (Service Providers), and are required to uphold and maintain policies with respect to privacy and the treatment of your Personal Information (e.g., vendors hosting the investor relations, Shred-Tech Fulfillment Services, or Shred-Tech Intellectual Property Management aspects of this web site or other vendors providing services of the nature referred to in this notice);
• To a third party in connection with a proposed or actual sale, merger, or transfer of all or a portion of a business or division; and
• To other persons as permitted or required by applicable law or regulation.
Any access to such information will be limited to the purposes for which such information was provided to us or our Service Providers. Shred-Tech, its Affiliates and Service Providers are located throughout the world. Accordingly, your Personal Information may be sent to countries which have a different level of privacy protection than Canada or your country of residence. For instance, if you inquire about services Shred-Tech provides in Germany and in Japan, Shred-Tech will forward your inquiry to the Shred-Tech location in such countries.
QUESTIONS
If you have any questions about our privacy notice, please contact our Chief Financial Officer, Robert Dibenedetto at 1-800-465-3214 |   519-621-3560 x230  or via e-mail at rdibenedetto@shred-tech.com.
This notice was last updated Sept 9, 2018.