This Privacy and Cookies Policy applies to Select Technology Group (Uk) Limited (“us”, “our”, “we”, “ Select”). We are a limited liability company registered in United Kingdon under company number 7034450; with our registered offices at Unit 4 Newton Centre, Thorverton Road, Matford Business Park, Exeter Devon, EX2 8GN, United Kingdom.
This Privacy and Cookies Policy explains how we manage our Cookies and potentially your personal information / data that we may collect about you. Please read this Privacy and Cookies Policy before using our website www.selectonline.com (our "website") or submitting or sharing any personal information or data, directly or indirectly. By using our website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy and Cookies Policy.
We are the data controller of the personal information we hold about you. As a data controller, we respect your privacy and are committed to handling your personal information in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”) and all other applicable legislation and regulations.
This Privacy and Cookies Policy explains how we manage your personal information and data that we collect about you. Please read this Privacy and Cookies Policy before using our website selectonline.com (our "website") or submitting any personal information or data.
You are encouraged to review our Privacy and Cookies Policy whenever you visit our website to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.
If you want to contact us about any matter relating to privacy or to exercise any of your rights, please see the section How to Contact us below.
Select may collect the following data from time to time (this is not an exhaustive list):
We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for many purposes. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we either have or are attempting to enter with you and you fail to provide or we fail to obtain sufficient or the relevant data when requested, we may not be able to complete or fully perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you. In this case, we may have to cancel a booking, an order, a pending sale or any other form of pending contract that we are attempting to enter with you, however if this is the case, we will notify you at the time.
We may collect data directly from you or indirectly from our channels or sources.
You directly provide Select with most of the data we collect. You may give us your data including information about your identity, contact details and financial data by filling in forms, making payments and / or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email, or otherwise.
This includes personal data you provide when you:
We may use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
We may receive personal data about you from various third parties, from time to time, such as from examples of some data sources as set out below:
Technical Data from the following parties:
Select will only collect your data in a lawful way and when the law allows us to.
Most commonly, we will only use your personal data where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you and it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third-party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending third-party direct marketing communications to you via email. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us here.
You acknowledge and consent that by providing your personal information to us that we may use and disclose your personal information for the following purposes:
Our third party service providers are organisations that assist us with research, mail, advertising, delivery, security, professional advisory, banking, payment processing or technology services. Where we engage third party service providers to perform services for us those third parties may be required to handle your personal information. Under these circumstances those third parties must safeguard this information and must only use it for the purposes for which it was supplied.
Any permitted handling of personal information under any exemptions under the GDPR or any other applicable legislation will take priority over this Privacy and Cookies Policy to the extent of any inconsistency.
We will only store your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes 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 have to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for certain periods after they cease being customers for tax and other legal purposes.
In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see below for further information.
In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
While care is taken to protect your personal information received from you via our website, unfortunately no data transmission over the Internet is guaranteed as 100% secure.
Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you send to us or receive from us online. This is particularly true for information you send to us via email as we have no way of protecting that information until it reaches us. Once we receive your personal information, we are required to protect it in accordance with GDPR and all other applicable legislation.
Our On-line learning content is hosted on a 3rd party platform, server or website. Our 3rd party provider acts as a processor of your personal information collected by Select. Select are the owners of the content that is hosted on their site.
Calls made to our Customer Service Department are recorded for training purposes. Recordings are stored for a maximum period of 30 days before they are automatically deleted.
When you apply for a product or service from one of our chosen providers, your data will be collected and used by them under the terms of their own privacy policies.
Please refer to their own privacy policies for further information if you have any concerns before proceeding to apply for finance or any other services. Please note we can’t be responsible for the content of external websites or for third-parties and how they use your data.
Select would like to send you information about products and services of ours that we think you might like, be relevant or beneficial to you.
However, you have the right to ask us at any time not to process your personal data for marketing purposes.
We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by not checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data or declining to give your permission to be marketed to.
You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting our Customer Service Team All emails, SMS and newsletters from this website allow you to opt-out of further mailings by clicking on the link or responding “unsubscribe”.
If you follow us or interact with us on any of our pages on third party social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, You Tube, Snap Chat, LinkedIn and or any other social media platforms, the information that you provide will be subject to the third party’s own privacy policies.
Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these networks.
Select would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights.
Every individual that interacts with Select is entitled to the following rights:
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at: www.selectonline.com/contact
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights) with us. However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
We may also request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
A cookie is a technical file containing a unique ID / identifier that is sent to your device’s browser in use. This file is sent to the website every time a new page is requested. This helps a website improve the users experience by keeping track of how they navigate the website. They normally do not store any information that personally identifies a user, but it may be possible to link the information to personal information a company has.
For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies may record information about your visit, including the type of browser and operating system you use, the previous site you visited, your server’s IP address, the pages you access and the information downloaded by you. While this anonymous statistical data may be aggregated and used in broader statistical analysis by us and our web monitoring service provider to improve our services, at no time can we personally identify you as the source of that data.
Our website and e-mails may contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites or any other platforms.
From time to time, it may be necessary for us to review and revise this Privacy and Cookies Policy. We reserve the right to change our Privacy and Cookies Policy at any time. Amendments or replacements of the Privacy and Cookies Policy will be posted on our website. Your use of our website will constitute your acceptance of the Privacy and Cookies Policy and any revisions, amendments or replacements to the Privacy and Cookies Policy.
If you have any questions about this policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us here 0333 00 44 111 or write to us at: SELECT, Unit 4 Newton Centre, Thorverton Road, Matford Business Park, Exeter Devon, EX2 8GN.
If you are unhappy about our use of your Personal Information, you can contact us at the address or e-mail address above. You are also entitled to lodge a complaint or notification with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner's Office by contacting them at telephone: 0353 (0761) 104 or you can e-mail them at : [email protected] or post to the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois, R32 AP23, Ireland.
Climate change is undeniable. Earth’s resources won’t last forever. We don’t question these realities — we challenge ourselves to ask what we can do about them. That's why we want to make it as easy as possible for you to do the same.
Unwanted electrical equipment is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the UK and Ireland. If electrical waste is disposed of in an unsafe manner it can contribute to causing pollution, human health hazards, and the loss of valuable finite resources.
In order to preserve and protect our environment, we all need to look at ways of becoming more sustainable.
We are proud to support your local authority in providing local recycling facilities for electrical equipment. All electrical equipment placed on the market after the 13th of August 2005 must be marked by the WEEE symbol, a crossed-out wheeled bin, to remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled.
Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with this symbol) in your general household waste bin.
In the UK and Ireland, distributors including retailers are responsible for providing a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge.
As a responsible retailer, we have met the requirements placed on us by financially supporting the national network of WEEE recycling centres established by local authorities. This is achieved through membership of the national Distributor Take-back scheme (DTS).
(WEEE) is Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. The WEEE directive requires all end-of-life electrical goods that have a battery or a plug to be disposed of in environmentally friendly way.
Recycle your non-Apple electrical and electronic devices free at your local recycling centre. To find your nearest centre, visit the WEEE Ireland website.
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This statement applies to Select Technology Group and all of its subsidiary companies (referred to in this statement as ‘The Group’ and listed in Appendix 1) and sets out the Group’s actions to understand all potential slavery risks related to its businesses and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in its own businesses and its supply chains. The information included in the statement refers to the financial year ended 30 September 2022.
The Group has business locations throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland and is controlled by the Board of Directors.
The main activities of the group are the sale of high technology products and accessories. The goods are sold in stores, on-line and to other business customers and companies, educational establishments, and the public sector. Demand for our products is consistently high throughout the year and is therefore not particularly seasonal, other than perhaps the Christmas period.
The labour supplied to the Group in pursuance of its operation is carried out in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
The Group considers that modern slavery encompasses (any one or more, or a combination of the following):
The Group acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Group understands that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour force and, additionally, its supply chains.
The Group does not enter into business with any other organisation, in the United Kingdom or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
No labour provided to the Group in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. The Group strictly adheres to the minimum standards required in relation to its responsibilities under relevant employment legislation in the UK and Republic of Ireland and in many cases exceeds these.
In order to fulfil its activities, the Group’s main supply chains include those related to supply of high end technological products and accessories from various suppliers in the UK, USA, EU, the Far East and China. We understand that the Group’s first-tier suppliers are intermediary traders and therefore have further contractual relationships with lower tier suppliers.
The Group considers its main exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking to exist in its technology and accessory supply chains because they involve the provision of labour in a country where protection against breaches of human rights may be limited.
In general, the Group considers its exposure to slavery/human trafficking to be very limited.
Nonetheless, we have taken steps to ensure that such practices do not take place in its business nor the business of any organisation that supplies goods and/or services to it.
We require all suppliers to sign up to ethical standards and confirm that no person under the age of 15 years has been or will be involved in any capacity (whether paid or unpaid) in the creation, manufacture, packaging, distribution, or supply of the Goods unless an International Labour Organisation (ILO) Exemption applies. In the event that local labour laws or the age for compulsory education is greater than 15, this minimum age shall apply instead.
All our suppliers also confirm that no person under the age of 18 have been involved at night or in any hazardous conditions in any capacity (whether paid or unpaid) in the creation, manufacture, packaging, distribution, or supply of the Goods and where any individuals (over 18) are involved in any such hazardous conditions, appropriate safety procedures are in place.
We also require suppliers to confirm that they comply with:
All applicable legislation relating to its treatment of all individuals involved in any capacity (whether paid or unpaid) in the creation, manufacture, distribution, or supply of the Goods, including, without limitation the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and The Group’s Code of Conduct as updated from time to time and available on all our websites under “Ethical Requirements”. We reserve the right to inspect the Goods and on reasonable notice inspect our suppliers’ premises and those of any approved manufacturer of the Goods in order to inspect and test any of the Goods and the methods of manufacture, packaging, and compliance with the Ethical Requirements.
The Group carries out due diligence processes in relation to ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in its organisation or supply chains, including conducting a review of the controls of its suppliers.
The Group has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another organisation which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery.
In accordance with section 54(4) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Group has taken the following steps to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place:
Employee Code of Conduct:
This code of conduct makes it clear to employees the actions and behaviours expected of them when representing the Group. The Group strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating abroad and managing its supply chain.
We have a robust recruitment policy which includes “eligibility to work in the UK, in Ireland and the EU”, with checks to safeguard against Human Trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
We are in the process of reviewing all supplier contracts to include termination powers; in the event that the supplier is, or is suspected of being, involved in modern slavery or unethical trading.
The Group will be introducing new measures to assess and manage the risk across our supply chain on an on-going basis.
Any actions taken will demonstrate that a zero-tolerance policy towards modern slavery is
embedded in our culture.
The Group has the following policies which further define its stance on Modern Slavery and Ethical Trading (see point G above)
The Group provides the following training to staff to effectively implement its stance on Modern Slavery and Ethical Trading:
All our policies (code of conduct, Modern Slavery Statement and Ethical Trading) are currently made available through our Employee Handbooks and on-line in Teams. We will be providing further education to inform and educate our employees about Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Ethical Trading on an on-going basis via our LMS.
The Group has a People Operations Manager, to whom all concerns regarding modern slavery or unethical trading should be addressed, and who will then undertake relevant action with regards to the Group’s obligations in this regard. This statement is made in pursuance of Section 54 (1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will be reviewed for each financial year.
This statement has been approved by the Group’s Board of Directors on 24th March 2023. This policy will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis.
Ciaran McCormack Managing Director
The Select Technology Group comprises of:
o Select Technology Sales and Distribution (IRL) Ltd
o Select Technology Sales and Distribution (UK) Ltd
o Blink24 Distribution Limited
o Blink24 Distribution (UK) Limited