Who we are
Last updated: June 14, 2021
This Policy applies to the information we obtain through your use of this website.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We collect your personal data for one or more of the following purposes:
- To provide and maintain our website by monitoring usage and implementing performance improvements. For further details, see the section of this policy on IP Addresses and Cookies.
- To meet contractual obligations by fulfilling product orders.
- To contact you by email, telephone, post or other similar forms of direct communication with information relating to the status of your order/s.
- To provide you with information about the Mod-U-Lok range of products and about other products, technologies or services which may be of interest to you (unless you have explicitly opted out from such communications).
- To analyse the effectiveness of the Company’s marketing activities and promotions so that we can consistently improve the products, services and overall customer experience provided.
We may share your personal data for one of more of the following purposes:
- To meet contractual obligations by fulfilling product orders, e.g. sharing the name and address provided by you at the point of purchase with specified couriers to ensure the successful delivery of your item/s.
- To promote the Company’s products in marketing campaigns (with your consent).
The Retention and Deletion of your Personal Data
United Aluminium retains your personal data whilst you or your company is an active client and for as long as we have a “lawful basis” for doing so, as stated in the UK General Data Protection Legislation (UK GDPR). If you or your company ceases to be an active client, we will retain your personal data unless you explicitly request us to delete it. This remains true apart from under the following circumstances:
- If there is an unresolved issue relating to your account, such as an outstanding invoice or legal disagreement.
- If the information in question is necessary for the Company’s legitimate business interests, such as fraud protection.
- If we are required to retain your personal data by any applicable law that supersedes the authority of the UK GDPR.
The Use of IP Addresses and Cookies
To improve the functionality and performance of this website and to provide a more personalised user experience for our clients, we use technologies such as cookies. Cookies are small text files which are widely used for the following reasons:
- To track the frequency with which users visit a website and monitor how long they spend on particular web pages.
- To enable websites to store and recall a user’s personal data for more personalised, convenient browsing, for example shopping baskets, delivery addresses and payment information.
- To deliver more relevant content to users based on their browsing history.
The information collected by cookies is statistical and does not enable us to identify you as an individual. It is our standard practice to hold this information for no longer than three months. You can manage your cookie preferences by manually changing the settings on your internet browser. Note that this may result in you being unable to utilise some of the features of our website. If you do not change the settings on your browser to reflect your cookie preferences then we will presume that you consent to the use of these technologies when visiting our website.
Who we share your data with –
How long we retain your data
To provide you with the products and services we offer, we may disclose your personal data to selected third parties for one or more of the following reasons:
- If the Company buys or is sold to another business, we may share your personal data with the relevant persons.
- We are duty-bound to share any of your personal data in order to comply with legal obligations which supersede the authority of the UK GDPR.
- If we need to share details about yourself and/or your company in order to fulfil your order.
What rights you have over your data
The UK GDPR is designed to protect the rights of individuals whose privacy may be impacted due to the mishandling of personal data. It details the specific rights of individual data subjects to be as follows:
- Right to Rectification – the right to request the controller rectify inaccurate personal data.
- Right to Object – the right to object to processing based on either public interests or legitimate interests. Processing must stop, unless the controller demonstrates compelling grounds for continuing the processing or that the processing is necessary in connection with the controller’s legal rights.
- Right to Object to Direct Marketing.
- Right to be Forgotten – the right to have the controller erase personal data without undue delay. Contingent on the occurrence of one of the following:
- The data is no longer necessary;
- The data subject withdraws consent (and consent is the legal basis for processing);
- The Data Controller (United Aluminium Limited) has no overriding grounds for continuing processing against the objectification;
- Processing was unlawful;
- Erasure is necessary with EU or national law.
- Right to Restrict Processing – the right to have the controller restrict processing if:
- The accuracy of the data is contested;
- Processing is unlawful;
- The controller no longer needs the data for its original purpose, but needs it for legal purposes;
- Erasure is pending.
- Right of Data Portability – the right to receive a copy of your data in a commonly used machine-readable format for transfer to another controller. This will either be in .xls or .csv format.
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In writing: Unibox (United Aluminium Ltd), Unit C2 Greenside Way, Middleton, Manchester, M24 1SW