Our Privacy Policy, Website Terms & Conditions of Use

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

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 ®, 2020. 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.

PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY
This Privacy and Cookies Policy describes how Shred-Tech (UK) Ltd., Unit 3, Kenneth Way, Wilstead Industrial Park, Wilstead, Bedford, MK45 3PD (the “Company”) collects, uses, shares, and otherwise processes individually identifiable data about visitors to this Site (defined below) as well as contact persons for our customers, distributors, sales representatives, end users, and suppliers (“Personal Data”). This Privacy Policy applies to Personal Data that we collect through our public websites, mobile applications, and other online properties (each, a “Site”), as well as through trade shows and offline means.

SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS
Collection: As a business to business (“B2B”) organization, we collect name, contact details, and other Personal Data related to our commercial relationships.
Use: We use Personal Data to perform transactions and respond to inquiries, to manage accounts and maintain business operations, to provide relevant marketing, and to fulfill other business and compliance purposes.
Sharing: We share Personal Data as necessary to perform transactions and respond to requests, and to fulfill other business and compliance purposes.
Marketing Choices: You have control on how we use Personal Data for marketing.
Cookies: We use cookies on our Sites, and provide choices on use of cookies, including third party targeting and advertising.
Data Subject rights: You have certain rights to request access, rectification, deletion, objection, or other actions regarding your Personal Data where required by applicable law.
Data Security: We maintain technical and organizational measures to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse, alteration, or unintentional destruction of Personal Data.
Cross-border data transfers: We provide appropriate protections for cross-border transfers where specified by law.
Other issues: We provide other information in this Privacy & Cookies Statement about: (i) the legal basis for our collection and processing of Personal Data, (ii) the consequences for not providing Personal Data, (iii) automated decision-making, (iv) do-not-track (DNT) signals, (v) data retention, (vi) links to third party websites, (vii) employee and contractor issues; and (viii) changes to this Privacy & Cookies Statement.
Contact us: Please contact us as detailed below with any questions.

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
We collect the following categories of Personal Data about the categories of individuals described above:
Basic Data: Name, title, company, job responsibilities, phone number, mailing address, email address, and contact details.
Registration Data: Newsletter requests, subscriptions, downloads, and username/passwords.
Transaction Data: Transaction history, payment details, and performance data.
Marketing Data: Data about individual participation in trade shows and conferences, credentials, associations, product interests, and preferences.
Compliance Data: Government identifiers, passports, beneficial ownership data, and due diligence data.
Job Applicant Data: Data provided by job applicants or others on our Sites or offline means in connection with employment opportunities.
Device Data: Computer Internet Protocol (IP) address, unique device identifier (UDID), cookies and other data linked to a device, and data about usage of our Sites (Usage Data). Note, however, we do not consider Device Data to be Personal Data except where we link it to you as individual or where applicable law provides otherwise.

USE OF PERSONAL DATA
The purposes for which we use Personal Data are as follows:

  • To perform transactions and respond to inquiries we use basic data, registration data, transaction data, and device data.
  • To manage accounts and maintain business operations we use basic data, registration data, transaction data, and device data.
  • To make our Sites more intuitive and easy to use we use device data.
  • To protect the security and effective functioning of our Sites and information technology systems we use basic data, registration data, transaction data, and device data.
  • To provide relevant marketing we use marketing data, basic data, registration data, transaction data, and device data.
  • To address compliance and legal obligations we use compliance data, basic data, registration data, transaction data, and device data.
  • To consider individuals for employment and contractor opportunities and manage on-boarding procedures we use job applicant data and compliance data.

SHARING OF PERSONAL DATA
We share Personal Data with the following categories of recipients:

  • Within the affiliated group: We share Personal Data with our ultimate parent company, Heico Holding, Inc. in the United States (controller) and its subsidiaries, (collectively, “HEICO”) as necessary for the purposes identified above.
  • Distributors and sales representatives: We share Personal Data with distributors and sales representatives in order to: perform transactions and respond to inquiries; manage accounts and maintain our business operations; provide relevant marketing; and address compliance and legal obligations.
  • Suppliers and service providers: We share Personal Data with suppliers and service providers to enable such parties to perform functions on our behalf and under our instructions in order to carry out the purposes identified above. We require such parties by contract to provide reasonable security for Personal Data and to use and process such Personal Data on our behalf only.
  • Auditors, advisors, and financial institutions: We share Personal Data with auditors for the performance of audit functions, with advisors for the provision of legal and other advice, and with financial institutions in connection with payment and other transactions.
  • Corporate purchasers: We share Personal Data with any corporate purchaser or prospect to the extent permitted by law as part of any merger, acquisition, sale of HEICO assets, or transition of service to another provider, as well as in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which Personal Data would be transferred as an asset of HEICO.
  • Mandatory disclosures and legal claims: We share Personal Data in order to comply with any subpoena, court order or other legal process, or other governmental request. We also share Personal Data to establish or protect our legal rights, property, or safety, or the rights, property, or safety of others, or to defend against legal claims.

If you have questions about the parties with which we share Personal Data, please contact us as specified below.

MARKETING CHOICES
You have control regarding our use of Personal Data for directing marketing. If you no longer wish to receive any marketing communications, remain on a mailing list to which you previously subscribed, or receive any other marketing communication, you can choose to not receive such communications at any time. Please follow the unsubscribe link in the relevant communication or contact us as per below.

COOKIES
We use and allow certain third parties to use cookies, web beacons, and similar tracking technologies (collectively, “cookies”) on our Sites.

What are cookies? Cookies are small amounts of data that are stored on your browser, device, or the page you are viewing. Some cookies are deleted once you close your browser, while other cookies are retained even after you close your browser so that you can be recognized when you return to a website. More information about cookies and how they work is available at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

How do we use cookies? We use cookies to provide the Sites and services, gather information about your usage patterns when you navigate this Sites in order to enhance your personalized experience, and to understand usage patterns to improve our Sites, products, and services. We also allow certain third parties to place cookies on our Sites in order to collect information about your online activities on our Sites over time and across different websites you visit. This information is used to provide advertising tailored to your interests on websites you visit, also known as interest based advertising, and to analyze the effectiveness of such advertising.

Cookies on our Sites are generally divided into the following categories:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: These are required for the operation of our Sites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas. These cookies are session cookies that are erased when you close your browser.
  • Analytical/Performance Cookies: These allow us to recognize and count the number of users of our Sites and understand how such users navigate through our Sites. This helps to improve how our Sites works, for example, by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily. These cookies are session cookies which are erased when you close your browser. We use Google Analytics, and you can see below for how to control the use of cookies by Google Analytics.]
  • Functional Cookies: These improve the functional performance of our Sites and make it easier for you to use. For example, cookies are used to remember that you have previously visited the Sites and asked to remain logged into it. These cookies qualify as persistent cookies, because they remain on your device for us to use during a next visit to our Sites. You can delete these cookies via your browser settings.
  • Targeting Cookies: These record your visit to our Sites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed to recognize you as a previous visitor and to track your activity on the Sites and other websites you visit. These cookies qualify as persistent cookies, because they remain on your device for us to use during a next visit to our Sites. You can delete these cookies via your browser settings. See below for further details on how you can control third party targeting cookies.

What are your options if you do not want cookies on your computer?

You can review your Internet browser settings, typically under the sections “Help” or “Internet Options,” to exercise choices you have for certain Cookies. If you disable or delete certain Cookies in your Internet browser settings, you might not be able to access or use important functions or features of this Sites, and you may be required to re-enter your log-in details.

To learn more about the use of cookies for Google analytics and to exercise choice regarding such cookies, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

To learn more about certain cookies used for interest based advertising by third parties, including through cross-device tracking, and to exercise certain choices regarding such cookies, please visit the http://optout.aboutads.info/#!/, http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#/, http://youradchoices.ca/choices, http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/ or your device settings for if you have the DAA or other mobile app.

DATA SUBJECT RIGHTS
Where required by applicable law, you have the right to obtain confirmation of the existence of certain Personal Data relating to you, to verify its content, origin, and accuracy, as well as the right to access, review, obtain a copy, port, delete, or to block or withdraw consent to the processing of certain Personal Data (without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal), by contacting us as detailed below. Additionally, you have the right to object to our use of Personal Data for direct marketing and in certain other situations at any time. Contact us below for more details. Please note that we need to retain certain Personal Data as required or permitted by applicable law.

DATA SECURITY
We maintain technical and organizational measures to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse, alteration, or unintentional destruction. However, no security measure can guarantee against compromise. You also have an important role in protecting Personal Data. You should not share your username and password with anyone, and you should not re-use passwords across more than one Sites. If you have any reason to believe that your username or password has been compromised, please contact us as detailed below.

CROSS BORDER DATA TRANSFERS
We transfer Personal Data to various jurisdictions as necessary for the purposes described above, including to jurisdictions that may not provide the same level of data protection as your home country. We provide appropriate protections for cross-border transfers as required by law for international data transfers. With respect to transfers originating from the European Economic Area (“EEA”), we implement standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission, and other appropriate solutions to address cross-border transfers as required by applicable law. Where required by such laws, you may request a copy of the suitable mechanisms we have in place by contacting us as detailed below.

OTHER ISSUES
(i) What is the legal basis of processing? Some jurisdictions require an explanation of the legal basis for the collection and processing of Personal Data. We have several different legal grounds on which we collect and process Personal Data, including:
(a) as necessary to perform a transaction (such as when we respond to your requests);
(b) as necessary to comply with a legal obligation (such as when we use Personal Data for record keeping to substantiate tax liability);
(c) consent (where you have provided consent as appropriate under applicable law); and
(d) necessary for legitimate interests (such as when we act to maintain our business generally). With respect to legitimate interests, given that we are a B2B company, we typically collect and process limited Personal Data about customer contacts and other individuals acting in their business capacities, as part of our overall effort to reduce the privacy impact on individuals.

(ii) What are the consequences of not providing Personal Data? You are not required to provide all Personal Data identified in this Privacy and Cookies Policy to use our Sites or to interact with us offline, but certain functionality will not be available if you do not provide Personal Data. If you do not provide Personal Data, we may not be able to respond to your request, perform a transaction with you, or provide you with marketing that we believe you would find valuable.

(iii) Do we engage in automated decision-making without human intervention? We do not use automated decision-making without human intervention, including profiling, in a way that produces legal effects concerning you or otherwise significantly affects you.

(iv) Does the Sites honor do not track (“DNT”) signals sent via browsers? Given the divergent practices of organizations that offer browsers and the lack of a standard in the marketplace, we generally do not respond to DNT signals at this time.

(v) How long do we retain Personal Data? We typically retain Personal Data related to marketing activities for as long as you accept marketing communications from us, and we will securely delete such data in accordance with applicable law upon request. For Personal Data that we collect and process for other purposes, we typically retain such Personal Data for no longer than for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy and Cookies Policy and as otherwise needed to address tax, corporate, compliance, litigation, and other legal rights and obligations.

(vi) Are third party websites governed by this Privacy And Cookies Policy? This Sites contains links and references to other websites administered by unaffiliated third parties. This Privacy And Cookies Policy does not apply to such third party Sites. When you click a link to visit a third party websites, you will be subject to that websites’ privacy practices. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy and security practices of the linked third party websites before providing any Personal Data on that websites.

(vii) How does the Company handle employee and contractor privacy issues? Personal Data about our employees and contractors are addressed through internal Company policies and procedures, and are outside the scope of this Privacy and Cookies Policy.

(viii) How will we handle any changes to this Privacy And Cookies Policy? We may update this Privacy And Cookies Policy from time to time as our services and privacy practices change, or as required by law. The effective date of our Privacy And Cookies Policy is posted below, and we encourage you to visit our Sites periodically to stay informed about our privacy practices. We will post the updated version of the Privacy And Cookies Policy on our Sites, and ask for your consent to the changes if legally required.

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 questions or comments regarding this Privacy And Cookies Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us:

North America: Graham Keltie, Chief Financial Officer: 1-800-465-3214  |  519-621-3560 x230  |  E-mail at gkeltie@shred-tech.com

UK/Europe: Jeff Zorn  |  +44 1234 742400  |  jzorn@shred-tech.com

You may also have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

This notice was last updated August 13, 2020.