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Switch-ed Electrical Distributors Privacy Policy  

Introduction This Privacy Policy outlines Switch-ed Electrical Distributors ("we", "our" or "the Company") practices with respect to information collected from users who access our website at ("Site") or otherwise share personal information with us (collectively: "Users").  

Grounds for data collection  

Processing of your personal information (i.e. any information which may potentially allow your identification through reasonable means; hereinafter "Personal Information") is necessary for the performance of our contractual obligations towards you and providing you with our services, to protect our legitimate interests and for compliance with legal and financial regulatory obligations to which we are subject. When you use the Site, you consent to the collection, storage, use, disclosure and other uses of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy. We encourage our Users to carefully read the Privacy Policy and use it to make informed decisions.  

What information do we collect?

We collect two types of data and information from Users.  The first type of information is unidentified and non-identifiable information pertaining to a User(s), which may be made available or gathered via your use of the Site (“Non-personal Information”). We are not aware of the identity of a User from which the Non-personal Information was collected. Non-personal Information which is being collected may include your aggregated usage information and technical information transmitted by your device, including certain software and hardware information (e.g. the type of browser and operating system your device uses, language preference, access time, etc.) in order to enhance the functionality of our Site. We may also collect information about your activity on the Site (e.g. pages viewed, online browsing, clicks, actions, etc.). The second type of information “Personal Information” which is individually identifiable information, namely information that identifies an individual or may, with reasonable effort, identify an individual. Such information includes:

• Device Information: We collect Personal Information from your device. Such information includes geo-location data, IP address, unique identifiers (e.g. MAC address and UUID) and other information which relates to your activity through the Site.  

• Registration information: When you register with our Site you will be asked to provide us with certain details such as: full name; email or physical address, and other information.  

How do we receive information about you?

We receive your Personal Information from various sources:

• When you voluntarily provide us with your personal details in order to register on our Site;

• When you use or access our Site in connection with your use of our services;

• From third-party providers, services and public registers (for example, traffic analytics vendors).

What information do we collect?

We do not rent, sell or share Users’ information with third parties, except as described in this Privacy Policy. We may use the information for the following:

• Communicating with you – sending you notices regarding our services, providing you with technical information and responding to any customer service issue you may have;

• To communicate with you and to keep you informed about our latest updates and services;

• To serve you advertisements when you use our Site (see more under "Advertisements");  

• To market our websites and products (see more under "Marketing");  

• For statistical and analytical purposes, intended to improve the Site.

In addition to the different uses listed above, we may transfer or disclose Personal Information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies and subcontractors. In addition to the purposes listed in this Privacy Policy, we may share Personal Information with our trusted third-party providers, who may be located in different jurisdictions across the world, for any of the following purposes:  

• Hosting and operating our Site;

• Providing you with our services, including providing a personalised display of our Site;

• Storing and processing such information on our behalf;  

• Serving you with advertisements and to assist us in evaluating the success of our advertising campaigns and help us re-target any of our users;

• Providing you with marketing offers and promotional materials related to our Site and services;  

• Performing research, technical diagnostics or analytics;

We may also disclose information if we have good reason to believe that disclosure of such information is helpful or reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; (ii) enforce our policies (including our Agreement), including investigations of potential violations thereof; (iii) investigate, detect, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities or other wrongdoing, suspected fraud or security issues; (iv) to establish or exercise our rights to defend against legal claims; (v) prevent harm to the rights, property or safety of us, our users, yourself or any third party; or (vi) for the purpose of collaborating with law enforcement agencies and/or in case we find it necessary in order to enforce intellectual property or other legal rights.

User Rights You may request to:  

1. Receive  confirmation  as  to  whether  or  not  personal  information  concerning  you  is  being processed  and  access  your  stored  personal  information,  together  with  supplementary information.

2. Receive  a  copy  of  personal  information  you  directly  volunteer  to  us  in  a  structured commonly  used  and  machine-readable  format.

3. Request  rectification  of  your  personal  information  that  is  in  our  control.

4. Request  erasure  of  your  personal  information.

5. Object  to  the  processing  of  personal  information  by  us.

6. Request  to  restrict  processing  of  your  personal  information  by  us.

7. Lodge  a  complaint  with  a  supervisory  authority.

However,  please  note  that  these rights  are  not  absolute  and  may  be subject  to  our  own  legitimate interests  and  regulatory requirements. If  you  wish  to  exercise  any  o f  the above  rights  or  receive  more information,  please  contact  our  Data Protection  Officer  (“DPO”)  using  the details  provided  below: Switch-ed Electrical, Unit 0,16 Dundyvan Industrial Estate, Coatbridge ML5 4AQ 01236 803727 

Retention We will  retain  your  personal  information  for  as  long  as  necessary  to  provide  our  services,  and  as necessary  to  comply  with  our  legal  obligations,  resolve  disputes  and  enforce  our  policies.  Retention periods  will  be  determined  taking  into  account the  type  of  information  that  is  collected  and  the purpose  for  which  it  is  collected,  bearing  in  mind  the  requirements  applicable  to  the  situation  and the  need  to  destroy  outdated,  unused  information  at  the  earliest  reasonable  opportunity.  Under applicable regulations,  we  will  keep  records  containing  client  personal  data,  account  opening documents,  communications  and  anything  else  as  required  by  applicable  laws  and  regulations. We may rectify,  replenish  or  remove  incomplete  or  inaccurate  information,  at  any own  discretion. Cookies time  and  at  our We and our  trusted  partners  use  cookies  and  other  technologies  in  our  related  services,  including when  you  visit  our  Site  or  access  our  services. A "cookie"  is  a  small  piece  of  information  that  a  website  assigns  to your  device  while  you  are  viewing a  website.  Cookies  are  very  helpful  and  can  be  used  for  various  different  purposes.  These  purposes include  allowing  you  to  navigate  between  pages  efficiently,  enabling  automatic  activation  of  certain features,  remembering your  preferences  and  making  the  interaction  between  you  and  our  Services quicker and easier. Cookies are also used to help ensure that the advertisements you see are relevant to you and your interests and to compile statistical data on your use of our Services.  The Site uses the following types of cookies: a. 'session cookies' which are stored only temporarily during a browsing session in order to allow normal use of the system and are deleted from your device when the browser is closed;  b. 'persistent cookies ' which are read only by the Site, saved on your computer for a fixed period and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Such cookies are used where we need to know who you are for repeat visits, for example to allow us to store your preferences for the next sign-in;  c. 'third-party cookies' which are set by other online services who run content on the page you are viewing, for example by third-party analytics companies who monitor and analyse our web access. Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but Personal Information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. You may remove the cookies by following the instructions of your device preferences; however, if you choose to disable cookies, some features of our Site may not operate properly and your online experience may be limited. We also use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about your use of the Site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users access the Site, which pages they visit, when they do so, etc. We use the information we obtain from Google Analytics only to improve our Site and services. Google Analytics collects the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit sites, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this Site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy . Third-party collection of information Our policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent you disclose your information to other parties or sites throughout the internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Accordingly, we encourage you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each third party that you choose to disclose information to.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, nor to individuals whom we do not employ or manage, including any of the third parties which we may disclose information to as set out in this Privacy Policy.  How do we safeguard your information? We take great care in implementing and maintaining the security of the Site and your information. Although we take reasonable steps to safeguard information, we cannot be responsible for the acts of those who gain unauthorised access or abuse our Site, and we make no warranty, express, implied or otherwise, that we will prevent such access. Transfer of data outside the EEA  Please note that some data recipients may be located outside the EEA. In such cases we will transfer your data only to such countries as approved by the European Commission as providing adequate ring  an  adequate  level  of  data level  of  data  protection,  or  enter  into  legal  agreements  ensure protection. Advertisements We may  use  a  third party  advertising  technology  to  serve  advertisements  when  you  access  the  Site. This  technology  uses  your  information  with  regards  to  your  use  of  the  Services  to  serve advertisements  to  you  (e.g.,  by  placing  third You  may  opt  out  of  many  third-- party  cookies  on  your  web  browser). party  ad  networks,  including  those  operated  by  members  of  the Network  Advertising  Initiative  ("NAI")  and  the  Digital  Advertising  Alliance  ("DAA").  For  more information  about  this  practice  by  NAI  and  DAA  members,  and  your  choices  regarding  having  this information  used  by  these  companies,  including  how  to  optout  of  third websites : by  NAI  and DAA members,  please  visit  their  respective websites:!/%20and%20!/

Marketing We may use  your  Personal  Information  such  as  your  name,  email  telephone  number,  etc.,ad ourselves  or  by  using  our  third-party  subcontractors,  for  the  purpose  of  providing  you  with promotional  materials  concerning  our  services  which  we  believe  may  interest  you. To  respect  your  right  to  privacy,  within  such  marketing  materials  we  provide  you  with  the  means  to opt  out  of  receiving  further  marketing  offers  from  us.  If  you  unsubscribe,  we  will  remove  your  email address  or  telephone  number  from  our  marketing  distribution  lists. Please  note  that  even  if  you  have  unsubscribed  from  receiving  marketing  emails  from  us,  we  may send  you  other  types  of  important  email  communications  without  offering  you  the  opportunity  to opt  out  of  receiving  them.  These  may  include  customer  service  announcements  or  administrative notices. Corporate  transaction We may share  information  in  the  event  of  a  corporate  transaction  (e.g.  sale  of  a  substantial  part  of our  business,  merger,  consolidation  or  asset  sale).  In  the  event  of  the  above,  the  transferee  or acquiring  company  will  assume  the  rights  and  obligations  as  described  in  this  Privacy  Policy. Minors We understand  the  importance  of  protecting  children’s  privacy,  especially  in  an  online  environment. The  Site  is  not  designed  for  or  directed  at  children.  Under  no  circumstances  shall  we allow  the  use  of our  services  by  minors  without  prior  consent  or  authorisation  by  a  parent  or  legal  guardian.  We  do not  knowingly  collect  Personal  Information  from  minors.  If  a  parent  or  guardian  becomes  aware  that his  or  her  child  has  provided  us  with  Personal  Information  without  their  consent,  he  or  she  should contact  us  at:

Switch-ed Electrical, Unit 0, 16 Dundyvan Industrial Estate, Coatbridge, ML5 4AQ 01236 803727 

Updates  or  amendments to  this Privacy Policy

We reserve  the  right  to  periodically  amend  or  revise  the  Privacy  Policy;  material  changes  will  be effective  immediately  upon  the  display  of  the  revised  Privacy  policy.  The  last  revision  will  be reflected  in  the  "Last  modified"  section.  Your  continued  use  of  the  Platform,  following  the notification  of  such  amendments  on  our  website,  constitutes  your  acknowledgment  and  consent  of such  amendments  to  the  Privacy  Policy  and  your  agreement  to  be  bound  by  the  terms  of  such amendments. How to contact  us

If  you  have  any  general  questions about  the Site or  the  information  we collect  about  you  and  how we use it, you  can  contact us  at Switch-ed Electrical, Unit 0, 16 Dundyvan Industrial Estate, Coatbridge, ML5 4AQ 01236 803727 : Please  complete  the  details  of  the company Last  Modified December 22nd,  2021 

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