At The Skip Factory Ltd we take privacy seriously and only use the information we collect to provide our services and supply our products. We do not share or sell the information we collect for any other purpose than providing the services listed.


What Information Does The Skip Factory Collect and Why?


New Customer Details


We request the minimum level of personally identifying information to run our business effectively. This is data you provide us directly, for example, your name, address and contact details, including email address and telephone number, date of birth and title. We may also ask how you would prefer to be contacted (email, telephone, post or none) regarding appointment information, news or possible promotions. We are interested to hear how you found out about The Skip Factory, which may include who you were referred by for relevant marketing communication and updates if you opted in. We will never obtain information about you indirectly from sources outside our business.


Skip and Container Related Services and Orders


We store notes with respect to orders we undertake to ensure we maintain and exceed our level of service. For example, your paint colour code for your skips and/or containers, your logo for livery designs, any identification numbers for each skip or container and any other requirements for your products. We consider you have provided consent for us to store personally identifying information and information about your services/orders based on your receiving services/orders from us.

Order Confirmations


We will contact you via phone or email to confirm orders placed and update you with the progress. We consider your having placed the order as consent to undertake this activity but, if you want, you may opt-out at any time.


Order Ratings and Reviews


After ordering with us we may call or send you an email asking you to rate our services and provide feedback. We consider your agreement and participation in the service as consent to undertake this activity but, if you want, you may opt out at any time.




We will not undertake phone, mail, or email marketing without you first providing consent for us to do so. Some of our marketing campaigns are automated and use rules based on services and products purchased and information we collect from you. For example, we may send marketing campaigns related to your last order, the fact we miss you (you have not ordered for 6 months) and other special days like Valentine’s Day and Christmas. Of course, you may opt out of receiving marketing material at any time.


Who Has Access to Data?


Your information may be seen and shared with The Skip Factory members if access to the data is necessary for the performance of their roles. For instance, the Sales Manager may need your contact number to telephone you about your order or a Production Manager may need to check your colour history prior to commencement of your order.

The Accounts Team at The Skip Factory receive and process transactional information and receipts from the company.

Any compliments, comments or complaints may be dealt with via our Office, so we may need your name, address, email and/or telephone number to respond to you.


How Does the Company Protect Data?


The company takes the security of your data seriously. The company has internal policies and controls in place to try to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by its employees in the performance of their duties. These controls include the use of personal passwords for logging on to the Company’s Shortcut system and ensuring all information, documents and data created, saved or maintained on the Company’s computer system remains, at all times, the property of the Company.

Where the company engages third parties to process personal data on its behalf, they do so based on written instructions, are under a duty of confidentiality and are obliged to implement appropriate technical and company measures to ensure the security of data.


Data Processors and Data Locations


We use leading software solutions within our business to provide the services we’ve already listed. These software solutions store and process data in numerous locations outside our business premise.


Xero Software


Xero Software is our data processor which we use for taking orders and customer details. Client information is hosted remotely on Xeros server. All invoices and receipts are stored securely within The Skip Factory Office in Bournemouth.


Sage Payroll


Sage Payroll is used for reporting purposes via our Payroll functions at The Skip Factory Office in Bournemouth.


Elavon Payments & Solutions

Elavon is used for taking client payments via debit or credit card at The Skip Factory Office in Bournemouth. Client information is hosted remotely on Elavons server and all receipts are stored securely within The Skip Factory Office in Bournemouth.


How Long Does The Skip Factory Keep Data?


At any time, you may request a copy of information we have recorded about you. You may also request we remove all identifiable information with respect to yourself, however in some circumstances we may need to retain this information for example regarding legal purposes. As a matter of course, we will delete your identifiable information if you have not undertaken business with us after three years.


Your Rights


You can:

• access and obtain a copy of your data on request;

• require the company to change incorrect or incomplete data;

• require the company to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing; and

• object to the processing of your data where the company is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please email the Data Protection Officer at: or click a link below.


Request Your Client Data

Delete Your Client Data


If you believe that the company has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

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