Privacy &
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Privacy &
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Drain Away Drains | Privacy Policy


    1. Introduction to Privacy Policy
    2. Who are we?
    3. What sort of personal data do we collect?
    4. When do we collect Personal Information?
    5. How do we use your information?
    6. When do we rely on other reasons?
    7. How do we protect your Perosnal Data?
    8. How long do we keep your personal data?
    9. Who do we share personal data with?
    10. What are your rights over your personal data?
    11. Use of cookies
    12. How to contact the regulator?

    Privacy Policy

    This Privacy Policy explains in detail the types of personal data we may collect about you when you interact with us. It also explains how we’ll store and handle that data and how we keep it safe as well as what rights you have over your personal data.

    In this Privacy Statement, ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’ means Drain Away Drains Ltd Ltd and ‘you’ and ‘your’ means the individual who is using the website or shopping in store.

    We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time.

    Who are we?

    Drain Away Drains Ltd is an independent Drainage and Plumbing company providing a wide range of drainage and plumbing services, based just outside Sleaford in Lincolnshire. Drain Away Drains Ltd is the data controller responsible for collecting your data as outlined in this privacy policy. Our address is: Drain Away Drains Ltd, 1 Russell Road, Leasingham, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8LQ.
    You can contact us by emailing

    What sort of personal data do we collect?

    The personal information we collect from you may include your:
    . Name
    . Billing and Delivery Address/es
    . Email Address
    . Telephone Number
    . Payment Details e.g. Credit Card Details.
    . Purchase History and any Marketing Preferences
    . Communications with us such as When You Make an Enquiry (such as by Email or Telephone)
    . Information about your Computer and About your Visits to and use of this Website (including your IP address, Geographical Location, Browser Type, Referral Source, Length of Visit and Number of Page Views);

    When do we collect personal information?

    • You contact us by phone we may keep a record of the conversation (we do not record sensitive data such as credit card details as part of this)
    • You engage with us on social media
    • You contact us with queries, complaints or comments we may ask you for your name and contact details and general information about the reasons for your contacting us.
    • You go online and use our website we may collect information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website

    How do we use your information?

    Drain Away Drains Ltd collects and uses your personal data because is it necessary for:
    – the purposes of complying with our duties and exercising our rights under a contract for the sale of goods or services to you;
    – the pursuit of our legitimate interests (as set out below);
    – to comply with our legal obligations.
    We may also rely on your consent as a legal basis for processing personal data in relation to sending direct marketing communications to you via email or post.

    When do we rely on contract?
    We may process your information as part of contract of sale in order to process your orders, sell you goods and services and deliver your goods.

    When do we rely on legitimate interests?
    We will only process your data for our legitimate interests in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests.
    To pursue our legitimate interests we process personal data to:
    – Sell and supply goods and services
    – Administer the website
    – Improve your browsing experience by personalising the website
    – Enable your use of the services available on the website
    – Send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you
    – Send you email notifications which you have specifically requested
    – Handle customer queries, complaints, refunds or disputes;
    – Inform our customers about any changes to our terms and conditions and/or privacy policy, about product recalls or other legally required information relating to products, services and customer orders.
    – Understand our customers better by analysing their transactions and other information provided to us or which we learn through their interactions with us.
    – Improve existing products and services and developing our offer;
    – Protect customers, employees and other individuals and maintaining their safety, health and welfare;
    – Record phone communications, including incoming and outgoing calls and emails, for staff training, quality improvement purposes and establishing facts.
    – Prevent, investigate and detect crime, fraud or anti-social behaviour and prosecute offenders, including working with law enforcement agencies;
    – Manage any insurance claims by our customers;
    – Comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;
    – Protect Drain Away Drains Ltd, its employees and customers, by taking appropriate legal action against third parties who have committed criminal acts or are in breach of legal obligations to Drain Away Drains Ltd;
    – Effectively handle any legal claims or regulatory enforcement actions taken against Drain Away Drains Ltd;
    – Enable a purchase (or prospective purchase) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling

    When do we rely on other reasons?

    For legal purposes we will use your data to comply with laws and regulations, assess and uphold legal or contractual rights and claims, and for monitoring, auditing and training on compliance matters such as:
    • Monitoring, and recording telephone communications, including incoming and outgoing calls and emails.
    • Verifying your identity.
    • Keeping records to comply with health and safety legislation.

    How do we protect your personal data?

    We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure and in order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, misuse or loss we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
    Access to your personal data is password protected and sensitive data such as credit card details is managed through an encrypted payment system.
    Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

    How long do we keep your personal data?

    We only keep your personal information for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. Some information we hold will be retained to fulfil our legal and/or statutory obligations, for example, because of our obligations to the tax authorities or in connection with anticipated legislation.
    In connection with warranties we keep your personal data for as long as the warranty period.
    We keep copies of telephone communications for approximately 1 month after which they are erased.

    Who do we share personal data with?

    We will only share your information with 3rd parties in order to provide the products and services you have requested or which you expect from us and for the reasons outlined in this privacy policy. We make sure that the 3rd parties we share your information with are GDPR compliant and that your data is secure and your privacy is protected.

    We use the services of a third party to:
    – Deliver your products or services, for example using a courier or Royal Mail
    – Process credit & debit card payments
    – Deal with warranty claims, refunds, product recalls and complaints
    – Understand our customer behaviour online
    – Improve the website functionality online
    – Prevent and/or detect crime in our premises or online. This may require to disclosing your personal data to the police or other enforcement, regulatory or Government body, in your country of origin or elsewhere, upon a valid request to do so. These requests are assessed on a case-by-case basis and take the privacy of our customers into consideration.

    For further information about who we share your personal data with please email us at

    What are your rights over your personal data?

    You have the right to ask for:
    . A copy of the personal information we hold about you
    . Your personal information to be corrected
    . Your personal information to be erased or deleted
    . Us to limit or restrict processing of your personal data
    . Your personal data to be transferred

    You also have the right to object to us processing your data, in particular where we use the data for direct marketing, including profiling for direct marketing purposes. The right to object does not apply if we must process the data to meet a contractual or legal requirement.

    Some rights may be limited because:
    . We may be obliged by law or regulation to keep information.
    . There may be a compelling legitimate interest to keep processing data.

    In upholding your rights we must respect other people’s privacy as well, which means we may need to redact or remove information where it includes personal data about someone else, even if it is connected to your data.

    If you want a copy of your data, to object to how we use your data, or ask us to delete it or restrict how we use it, please email

    To process a request from you, we may need to confirm your identity to ensure we’re accessing the right data.

    With regard to Direct Marketing where we ask for your consent you can withdraw that consent at any time by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link in our emails, by emailing, calling us on 01529 414199 or by writing to us at Drain Away Drains Ltd, 1 Russell Road, Leasingham, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8LQ.

    Transferring your information outside Europe

    As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). This may happen, for example, if any of our 3rd party suppliers are located in a country outside of the EU. We will only transfer to those countries or organisations outside the European Union (“EU”) that can demonstrate that they are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation.

    Use of cookies

    A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
    We use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit; and other uses. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
    We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
    We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at:
    Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

    How can you contact the regulator?

    If you feel that your data has not been handled correctly, or you are unhappy with our response to any requests you have made to us regarding the use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

    You can contact them by calling 0303 123 1113.
    Or go online to (Please be aware we can’t be responsible for the content of external websites)

    If you are based outside the UK, you have the right to lodge your complaint with the relevant data protection regulator in your country of residence.

    Any questions?

    We hope this Privacy Notice has been helpful in setting out the way we handle your personal data and your rights to control it.

    If you have any questions, please email us at or write to us at Drain Away Drains Ltd, 1 Russell Road, Leasingham, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8LQ

    This notice was last updated on 23/07/2022.