Privacy and Cookies Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how we collect and use your personal information and what your individual data protection and privacy rights are.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 1st May 2018 and is version 1:0.

Who is Responsible for Processing Your Personal Data

Marton Electrical Ltd trading is the Data Controller. This is the legal entity responsible for how your personal data is collected, stored and processed.

Managing Your Personal Data

When you share your personal information with us, you have a right to expect that information to be treated with total confidentiality. Therefore, it is our responsibility to manage your personal data that you provide to us with care and in accordance with all data protection legislation and industry best practice.

Whether you have supplied your personal details online, by phone, by email or in a letter, we will never use them without a lawful reason to do so. We will use your personal data for the purposes for which they were initially requested and as fully explained in this Privacy Policy.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your personal data provided to us is accurate and up to date. You can update your personal contact details, including email address and phone number, by contacting the data controller at the details given within this policy.

Obtaining Your Consent

We will obtain your consent when you register your details with us to open a credit account allowing works to be carried out, request information from us, or when we send you electronic receipts/invoices via email.  You can change your email and marketing preferences at any time –by notifying us by telephone, e -mail or other means.

Third Party Marketing

We will not share your personal data with third party companies for the purpose of them marketing their products and services to you.

Using Your Personal Data for Fraud Prevention

We carry out fraud checks on new credit orders.  In order to do this, we use data sourced from Credit Reference Agencies and other external agencies that are involved in fraud detection. If we identify fraud, we will pass data relating to the fraudulent activity such as name, address and email address to these agencies to help protect individuals and other businesses from the threat of fraud in the future.

We will hold your personal data for 6 years, plus the current financial year, after the date of your last transaction on your personal credit or cash account.

Using Your Personal Data to Operate Your Personal Account

We will use your personal data to administer and to operate your personal credit and cash account as set out below.  We will collect and use the contact details that you provide to us to communicate with you about your account and in relation to the products and services we provide to you.

We will hold your personal data for 6 years, plus the current financial year, after the date of your last transaction on your personal credit and cash account.

Delivering Your Goods-

We will use your personal contact details such as name, postal address, phone number and email address that you provide to us in respect of delivering products or services to you.  We will share this information with our suppliers who directly despatch orders to you or our delivery partners who may contact you to arrange a convenient delivery time and provide you with updates as to when they will arrive.

Processing Returns and Refunds-

We use your customer account and contact details to verify any returns and refunds that we process either by card or via your credit account.  We process all card payments in line with our obligations under the PCI-DSS regulations and will encrypt the payment details before sending to our card payment and banking provider.

Operating Your Account-

We use your personal contact details such as name, postal address, phone number and email address to notify you about any updates, changes or issues with your personal account.

Making Payments to Your Account-

You can set up a direct debit between us and your bank to make regular payments to your personal credit account with us. If you choose to pay this way, we will require a bank account number, sort code and the type of payment you wish to make e.g. full balance or fixed amount. We will use the personal data provided to verify that the account number and sort code combination are valid. We will also ask you for the bank account holder’s name which the bank will use to verify the direct debit payment request. It is your responsibility to ensure that you either have a sole authority or that you have the bank account holder’s permission to make payments from their bank account.

Where you pay by cheque, we will also store the cheque details including account number and sort code which are required to deal with any queries raised to us by your bank.

Where you pay by credit or debit cards, we process all card payments in line with our obligations under the PCI-DSS regulations. Please see Processing Card Payments section for more detail.

Electronic Statements & Other Documents via Email-

We will use the email address that you provide to us to communicate with you about your account and in relation to the products and services we provide to you.  Unless you have specifically requested otherwise, we will send your account statements and other account information and documentation to you electronically using your email address.

We will hold your statement data for 6 years, plus the current financial year, after the date of your last statement.

Enquiries and Complaints-

Details of any complaints received will be logged and recorded so they can be dealt with accordingly.

General Service Communications-

We will use your data for all general service communications including sending your statements, processing orders, notifying you of orders received, updating you on deliveries, despatched or products out of stock.  We need to do this for the performance of the contract and terms and conditions that you have signed.

Using Your Personal Data to Improve Our Services

As a valued customer, we may use your personal data to contact you by phone, SMS, letter or email to ask you to participate in one of our service improvement programmes.  We will share your personal contact details with our chosen third party partners and service providers who may carry out these service improvement programmes on our behalf.  We will always make you aware of how we will use the information that we gather from you at the time of contacting you for any specific service improvement programme.  We have a legitimate business interest in contacting our customers in this way and will always treat your involvement in any service improvement programme, and associated personal data, in confidence.

Should you not wish to participate in our service improvement programme, you can simply decline to participate at the point of contact or, should you wish never to be contacted for the purpose of market research, you can tell us at any time by contacting the Data Controller at the address given within this policy.

Social Media-

We actively use social media platforms as a way of connecting, and getting closer, to our customers to hear and understand what our customers think about us and our products and services.  Occasionally, we may contact you directly via those social media platforms if we would like to share your comments or pictures with other customers or publish them in our marketing materials.  We will always ask you if you are happy for us to use your data in this way and will keep any data that you provide to us, such as email address, confidential and secure.

Using Your Personal Data to Process Insurance Claims

In the event that you need to make a claim against us, whether that be a product issue or personal injury claim, we will use your personal data and any supporting evidence that you provide to us to process your claim, including sharing this with our chosen insurance companies.  From time to time where a claim is outside of our insurance policy, we may also need to engage with external lawyers and share your personal data with them.

Sharing Your Personal Data with Third Party Processors & Partners

As part of delivering our products and services to you, we will share your personal data with carefully chosen Third Party Processors and Partners who carry out a number of services on our behalf.  Should you wish to obtain a list of our latest Third Party Processors and Partners, you can request this at any time by contacting our Data Controller at the company address

Any third party that communicates with you on our behalf must only do so for the purpose of carrying out the services and not for the purpose of direct marketing their own products and services.  If you have any concerns about any of our third party processors and partners, please contact our Data Controller.

Acting as a Data Processor for Our Marketplace Partners

We will sometimes act as a data processor for other retail companies including, but not limited to, Pro Trainings EU and other awarding bodies or suppliers.  These companies pass your personal data – name, address, email address, telephone number and unique order number – to us for the sole purpose of fulfilling and managing your order on their behalf.  We may occasionally contact you in respect of your order using this data.  When placing an order with these companies, you will be agreeing to their terms and conditions and their privacy policy.  Please contact the relevant company should you have any questions, comments or complaints about how your data is used.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments or complaints about this Privacy Policy or our use of your personal data, please contact us at:

Jayne Stephenson – Data Controller

Marton Electrical Ltd

P.O.Box 1000


TS19 1RX


Tel: 01642 222925

Your Personal Data Rights

Right of Access-

You may wish to access a copy of the personal data we hold about you – known as a Subject Access Request.  You can do so by ringing, writing to or emailing the Data Controller. We will respond to your Subject Access Request as soon as possible and, in any event, within the statutory 30 days.  However, in the event that we need more information from you to verify your identity, which we must do to ensure we disclose your personal data to the right person, the 30 day response period will only commence from the time that we have validated your identity.

Please be aware that for security reasons we do not usually provide details of any bank details that we hold against your account(s).  Please speak to our Data Controller should you need this additional information.

Right of Rectification-

If you believe we have made an error as to the personal data we hold about you, please speak to our Data Controller who will be able to process the correction for you.  Should you wish to discuss this matter further, please contact the Data Controller

Right of Erasure-

You have the right to request your personal data to be permanently deleted from our records and systems to avoid any further communication with you.  Your request will always be considered in light of the legal bases that we hold, store and process your personal data and the purpose that we collected your data.  Where the legal bases permits, we will carry out your instruction without undue delay.  Please note, however, that where we have a legal or contractual obligation to hold your personal data, we may not be able to carry out your request but we will explain this fully to you.  Please address any request to delete your data to the Data Controller.

Right to Restrict Processing-

Should you believe that we are processing your personal data in a way that you did not understand or agree to and wish to restrict such processing, please speak to the Data Controller who will be able to assist you.

Right to Object to Processing-

You have the right to object to certain types of processing of your personal data.  We will always make it clear at the outset of any new arrangement with you how we are going to process your personal data.  Should you wish to object to such processing, we will give you the option to opt out on application.  However, should you wish to discuss this matter further, please speak to the Data Controller

Right to Portability-

In the event that you wish to move your personal data that we hold on you to another organisation in the form of an excel or csv format, please contact the Data Controller who will be able to assist you.

Right to be Informed-

You have the right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data. This is commonly known as a ‘privacy statement’ or ‘privacy policy’. We will provide you with the information about how we collect and use your data in various means, such as by ‘just in time’ notice provided to you at the time of collecting your personal data and via this Privacy Policy.  Our Privacy Policy is regularly reviewed in line with our business processes.  Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be communicated via email and credit account statements to all active customers.  We will also advise customers of changes when ringing the call centre via a recorded message.  You can ask for a printed copy of our Privacy Policy by contacting the Data Controller.

Right to Complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)-

You have a right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you have a complaint with how you believe your personal data has been handled.  For more information, please visit


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