- Shipping & Delivery
- Privacy & Security
- Returns & Replacements
- Payment, Pricing & Promotions
- Updating Account Information
- Slavery and Human Trafficking statement
- All Goods are offered subject to availability.
- Any delivery date quoted is in good faith, but the Seller shall not be responsible for any delay in delivery of Goods howsoever caused.
- The Seller shall only deliver the Goods when all of the ordered Goods are available to be dispatched in one delivery.
- Any failure by the Customer to accept delivery (save upon grounds of rejection as are permitted under the law relating to the Sale of Goods in Scotland) shall be deemed to be a breach of contract.
- Any claim by the Customer relating to damaged or short delivered Goods must be intimated to the Seller within two days of delivery.
Who we are
Plumbstore (Plumbing + Heating Supplies) Ltd (“Plumbstore”) or (“the Company”) is incorporated in the United Kingdom with company number SC 273404 and a registered office at Block 2, Unit 1, Alderston Way, Righead Industrial Estate, Bellshill ML4 3LT.
For the purposes of data protection the Company is a Data Controller.
We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. The purpose of this Policy is to explain how we collect, use and secure personal information.
What Information do we collect and how is it collected?
Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
We collect and process PII limited to information necessary to achieve one or more legitimate business purposes as described in this Policy. PII may include:
- Basic information such as your name, address, telephone number or email address
- Information that you provide to us when opening a credit account
- Information that you provide to us when purchasing products from us
- Information that you provide to us by completing forms including those on our website
- Information you have provided in respect of a job advertisement
- Records of any correspondence in the event that you contact us
- Details of your visits to our sites and the resources you access.
Except where you provide your PII to us in accordance with the above, we will not collect it without first asking you for it.
Information that we acquire indirectly
We may collect information about your device including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type. We may gather certain information about your use of our sites, such as information about your visit, interaction with our content and analytical, behavioural and log data.
One of the ways in which we collect this information is through tracking technologies such as cookies. Cookies are small text files containing information that is stored on your device. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service.
They enable us to:
- Estimate our audience size and usage pattern
- Store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests
- Speed up your searches
- Recognise you when you return to our site.
Most web browsers allow users to exercise control over which cookies are processed through adjustments to the settings built into them. For information on changing these settings, please look for a “help” function in the browser or contact the browser provider. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.
How is your Information used?
We use the information that we collect about you to:
- Provide you with products, services, publications, and information that you request, access, or which may be of interest to you
- Deliver or display content that matches your business interests and responsibilities
- Contact you with information about, and invitations for, products and services from us directed to your business interests and responsibilities
- Communicate with, advertise to or invite you to join us on social media platforms on which you participate.
Unless you have told us not to, we will send you marketing information relating to products and services that we think will be of interest and relevant to you. If you no longer wish to receive these communications you can tell us at any time by contacting us using the contact details below.
Why do we collect your Information?
We collect information about you in order to improve our business relationship with you and to offer you opportunities to obtain our products and services relevant to your business interests.
Collecting this information helps us tailor our products and services to you and therefore communicate with you more effectively. We are aware that many of our Customers make use of a range of media channels so we may also provide a mechanism through which you can express preferences about how you want us to communicate with you.
Finally, collecting your information makes it possible to operate our business more effectively.
What is the Legal Basis for the Processing of PII?
We rely upon consent, necessity for contract and legitimate business interests for processing PII. It is in our interest as a business to enhance the services that we provide which may include processing your information to enable us to:
- Respond to enquiries and to fulfil customer requests
- Send customers or potential customers relevant marketing information and offers
- Complete transactions
- Administer your credit account
- Provide customer service
- Send administrative information
- Personalise users' experiences on our websites
- Do so where we are required to by law.
We may also process PII when it is in our or your legitimate interests to do so and when these interests are not overridden by an individual's data protection rights.
Who do we share your Information with?
We may disclose your PII to any company in our group, which means our subsidiaries or our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in Section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006 (as amended).
We share your PII with third parties:
- If we are under a duty to disclose or share your PII in order to comply with any legal obligation
- When they are hired by us or hired on our behalf.
These companies – our suppliers – are contractually bound to use personal information we share with them only to perform the services we have hired them to provide To protect the rights, property or safety of the Company, our customers or others
We will retain the PII that you provide while you remain a customer of ours or as needed to provide you with products and services.
We will not retain PII about you for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was originally collected.
We may retain your PII after you have cancelled any contract with us if retention is reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce this Policy and our Terms of Business. We may also retain PII for a limited period of time if requested by law enforcement agencies.
If you would like more information about how long we retain your information please contact us using the contact details below.
How do we Store and Secure Your Information?
We take the security of the data that we collect very seriously. We have implemented technical, organisational and administrative measures which are generally accepted to protect the PII in our possession and of the third parties who act on our behalf.
By providing your PII you agree to us storing or processing it. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your PII, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Most of the PII we hold will be used and stored in the UK. However, we may transfer your information overseas, including outside of the EU, where our suppliers or data processors have operations there. In these cases we will only transfer your information where lawfully permitted.
Access to Information, Opting Out and Your Privacy Rights
You have the right to access, rectify, erase, restrict, transfer, or object to the use of your information. If you wish to exercise any of these rights or have questions regarding this policy or how we use your information, please contact us using the details below.
You may change or update the information that we hold about you at any time and as often as necessary. In the first instance, you should submit a request for a copy of your information in our possession by contacting us using the details below. We will respond to all such requests without undue delay, and in accordance with the provisions of data protection regulations.
If you would like to understand more about your rights or do not believe that we have responded to your complaint appropriately or in a timely manner you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.
The Company reserves the right to modify or amend this Policy from time to time. If we change our Policy, we will post those changes on this page. For these reasons, we encourage you to read this Policy regularly.
Your continued use of our website or accessing content posted on the Website shall constitute your acceptance of the modified Policy.
Date of last update: 8 November 2018.
Block 2, Unit 1,
Alderston Way, Righead Industrial Estate
- Under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000, the Customer has the right to cancel the contract for the purchase of any of the Goods within a period of 7 days, beginning with the day after the day on which the Goods are delivered. During this 7 day period the Customer has a duty of care for the Goods, therefore any Goods that the Customer would like to return should, where possible, be kept in the original packaging, remain undamaged and in good, resalable condition. Please note that the Customer will be responsible of for the cost of returning the Goods.
- The right to cancel set out in Condition 9.1, does not apply to any special order or made to order Goods. In the event that Goods ordered fall into either of these categories, the Seller will notify the Customer
- Payment is due in cash on completing the Order (the “Due Date”).
- Where payment is not made by the Due Date, regardless of its other remedies, the Seller shall be entitled (i) to charge interest on such overdue sum until payment in full is effected, such interest being calculated in accordance with the Late Payments of Commercial Debts Regulations 2002, and any amendments thereto from time to time in force; and (ii) to immediately seek recovery of all sums payable by the Customer as remain outstanding and unpaid, which sums shall be automatically become due and payable in full notwithstanding the date of the Order.
- If any payment is dishonoured or countermanded by the Customer, the Seller shall have the right to charge the Customer an administration fee of £25.00 and all reasonable tracing and debt collection/recovery costs.
- We will use the Personal Data you supply to answer an enquiry and to tell you about changes to the Site and possibly about new information or products and services offered by us that we think you will find valuable. We may also use the Personal Data supplied to inform you about promotions and offers which we may offer from time to time. You have the option to opt-out of receiving communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe” box on the Site.
- We will provide you with any Personal Data held about you on written request. We will charge a small administration fee for this service.
- If you notice any inaccuracies in any data we hold please notify us as soon as possible.
- Your information may be shared with our business partners or if our business is merged or sold.
- If we offer a service to you which is provided by a third party we may have to share your Personal Data with them.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 mandates that Plumbing and Heating Investments Ltd prepares a slavery and human trafficking statement each financial year. Slavery and human trafficking in all its various forms are a crime in the UK and much of the world. They are a violation of fundamental human rights. Plumbing and Heating Investments Ltd is committed to ensuring there is transparency in our approach to tackling slavery and human trafficking within the organisation and throughout our supply chains. There is a zero-tolerance approach and the same high standards are demanded from all our suppliers and contractors.
The economic, social and environmental footprint of our business activity is a fundamental consideration in our commitment to responsible and sustainable business growth. Plumbing and Heating Investments Ltd provides a dedicated service to trade and industry combining a wide range of high quality and cost-effective 'branded' products with local personal service to make us one of the UK's largest plumbing and heating distributors.
Responsibility for the Policy
The Directors and senior management team at Plumbing and Heating Investments Ltd have overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all persons working for us or on our behalf comply with it. The prevention, detection and reporting of slavery and human trafficking in any part of our business or supply chain is the responsibility of all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity. Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy.
Plumbing and Heating Investments Ltd do not currently trade directly with suppliers based outside the UK, with a few minor exceptions. Our suppliers which meet the annual turnover threshold set out in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 are asked to provide a copy of their own Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement. Internally, our Statement is available to all employees and customers via the website of each trading organisation. All employees are expected to read and understand this policy.
All persons working for us in any capacity must:
- Read, understand and comply with this policy, and avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.
- Notify their line manager as soon as possible if they believe or suspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred or may occur in the future.
We have systems in place for individuals to report concerns, anonymously if preferred, and to protect whistleblowers.
Plumbing and Heating Investments Ltd will review both its supply chain and internal operations on an ongoing basis to check compliance with the above policy, and to check that our policy is being implemented effectively. The Directors and senior management team will review the Company's Statement in response to any major business, organisational or legislative changes or as a result of any breach or concern regarding slavery and human trafficking.
Chief Operating Officer