Abingdon Beds

Privacy Policy

Here at Abingdon Beds Ltd, we take every care you would expect of us when it comes to looking after the privacy of your personal data.  We always strive to ensure the personal data we collect from and about you is held securely and treated with the utmost respect.  This Privacy Notice provides an understanding of what we do with your data and how you can access this information to make changes or withdraw processing consent in some cases. The details below provide an outline of how we collect your data and then what we do with it.  If you’d like more detailed explanations these are to be found in our Data Protection Policy.

We are:
Abingdon Beds Ltd, a company registered in the U.K. under number 02747859, whose registered office is at:
Abingdon Beds Ltd,
Retail Warehouse,
Marcham Road,
OX14 1TZ.

We provide a wood waste collection service and we create and retail recovered wood waste products from our premises.

The type of personal data we collect:
We process a range of data.  Depending on the capacity in which our paths cross either as customers, potential customers, suppliers, sub-contractors or employees This means we will have names, contact details such as email and postal addresses, phone numbers and payment details as well as bank account numbers, sort codes, national insurance numbers and tax codes, CVs and references.  We need this information to:

  • meet our own HMRC requirements as a viable business
  • carry out our duties as a considerate employer
  • provide an efficient service to our customers
  • ensure our suppliers are paid promptly

Why we collect your information:
We collect personal information so we can communicate effectively with customers about their orders and quotes; answer queries from prospective customers, to instruct our employees in meeting customer expectations; and to both invoice/pay for the services we use and provide.  These are to provide a wood waste collection service and to create and retail recovered wood waste products from our premises.  We also collect information to process payments for our employees.  Some of the information we collect is to fulfil our own legal obligations e.g. HMRC taxation requirements.

We also, with your active and explicit agreement, for marketing purposes send you information about our services that we believe may be of interest to you via email and social media platforms.

How we collect your information:
We do this through the traditional post, email, telephone, in person, in-store, social media platforms and our secure online form through our website. Additionally, our website uses cookies to collect such information about you.

Calls may be recorded for quality assurance and training purposes.

We use cookies:
Cookies are small text files we place on your computer’s hard drive after gaining your consent; a pop-up window appears when you visit our website seeking your permission.  These cookies will track how and when you visit our website; this permits us to see which of our products interests you the most so we can then better match your needs.  These cookies do not interfere with or have access to any other information on your computer.  You are in control at all times.  You can choose not to accept cookies; this will restrict how you can use our website, but you will still be able to use our website.  Services delivered via the website such as video or embedded content from external providers may also place cookies on your computer; once again you will be given the control to reject these cookies.

We share your information:
We are required by law to share some of your personal information as a business with HMRC. Depending on our business relationship with you we will share your information with other businesses.  Currently, we are sharing personal data with:

  • Nest Pensions Ltd for our pensions
  • Ads Oxford Ltd for website creation, maintenance and hosting
  • First Data Europe Ltd and Handepay Ltd for payment processing
  • Sliqtools Ltd for supplying invoicing function
  • Mozila Corporation – Thunderbird for our email and our business management system


Your data is held securely:
We ensure administrative, technical and organisational measures are in place to safeguard your data from unauthorised access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information in our custody and control. All information you provide to us is stored on our local and cloud based secure servers with encryption and regular system backup or it is in our robust physical storage facilities.  Any third party providers we use are also subject to the same high standards via our processor agreements.

How long do you keep my data?
This depends on the type of personal information about you that we hold.  We will keep data used for marketing purposes for which you have given explicit consent e.g. email address until you withdrawn consent or we do a periodic refresh of our databases every 2 years.  Other data e.g. sales and purchase invoices will be kept for 6 six plus the current tax year, as this is a requirement of the HMRC.  Data on former clients will be kept for six or twelve years (determined by the terms of the contract/deed) after the client leaves/completion of the project, to address any potential dispute that may arise.  We also keep employee data for 6 years plus the current tax year post departure. After these time periods, the data will be destroyed securely.  For more information please see our Data Protection Policy.

How can I see a copy of, amend, withdraw my consent or delete the data you hold on me?
If you’ve previously consented to receiving our marketing materials but have now changed your mind and wish to withdraw consent you can do this at any time by simply contacting us at the contact details below.  You may want us to amend or delete the information we have about you and want see a copy of the personal data we hold and process on you by contacting us at:

Data Officer, Abingdon Beds Ltd, Retail Warehouse, Marcham Road, Abingdon, England, OX14 1TZ.

 Can I complain if I’m unhappy with any of the above?
Yes. Our Data Officer has overall responsibility for the day-to-day implementation of this policy.  If you’d like to make a complaint on how Abingdon Beds Ltd has handled your personal data, you can contact us to have the matter investigated:

Data Officer, Abingdon Beds Ltd, Retail Warehouse, Marcham Road, Abingdon, England, OX14 1TZ.

Abingdon Beds Ltd takes complaints very seriously and we will respond to complaints as soon as possible and certainly within 30 days.

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are not processing your personal data in accordance with the current legislation you can complain to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office on:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
0303 123 1113