Legal Notices

PRIVACY POLICY

Powerbox is committed to the online privacy of all of its users.

Commitment to user privacy

This Privacy Policy Statement has been established to give a clear explanation of our data processing practices to safeguard you and your personal information.

Information Collected

Powerbox are the owners of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share or rent any part of your information collected on the website to third parties in any way, unless stated on the web page at the point of collecting information from you, or as outlined in our policy statement, or as required by law. We automatically collect statistical data about usage patterns on our website. This information does not relate to you as an individual and is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site. All personal information collected on the website will be used for the purpose of delivering the service for which the information was supplied. In addition, the information may be used to make you aware of new or improved products and services available from us, unless you refuse us permission.

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored temporarily on your computer. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk, read cookie files created by other websites or damage your system. This website only uses cookies to maintain a unique identity on your browser whilst you use certain pages. Any cookies used do not contain any record of the information you may enter, nor any other personal information. They are only used to measure overall website traffic and to ensure interactive sessions function correctly.

Security

Access to all of our users' information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally-identifiable information. The servers that we store personally-identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.

Data Protection Act

The information that you provide to us will only be used for credit and security checks and for managing your account.

 

ANTI-SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT

Powerbox International Limited is committed to ensuring it operates in an ethical and fully compliant manner. This statement reflects our commitment to ensuring that we and the businesses with whom we trade are compliant with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Our business and supply chain

  • We are the sole distributor of more than 5,000 branded hand tools, power tools, fixings and adhesives throughout Europe.
  • We buy, sell and advise on a wide range of products, of which the majority relate to the branded hand tools, power tools and fixings throughout.
  • We work with domestic and overseas supply businesses to procure products.

Slavery and human trafficking policies

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Powerbox International Limited has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.

It is the aim of our business to be compliant with the 2015 Slavery and Human Trafficking Act.

We are confident through the effective operation of the following policies we are free from practices covered by the act:

  1. Anti-slavery policy. This policy sets out the organisation’s stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.
  2. Recruitment policy. We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
  3. Whistleblowing policy. We operate a whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
  4. Code of business conduct. This code explains the manner in which we behave as an organisation and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act.

Suppliers

Powerbox International Limited operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.

As part of our commitment to ensure our supply chain is ethically sound and is compliant with the Modern Slavery Act, we are contacting suppliers to seek assurances about their awareness of and compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We have asked our supply chain to undertake the following actions:

  1. Provide a link to their own ‘slavery and human trafficking statement’ on their main company website, or, in the absence of this statement, confirmation they are working towards providing a statement with information outlining how they anticipate ensuring compliance and by what date the statement will be in place.
  2. Specific indications of:
    a. Any risk areas within their own business or supply chain they have identified
    b. What they are doing to address them
    c. A date by which we can expect an update on any remedial action

In the absence of any identified risks, based on their own due diligence process we ask them to state they have a fully-compliant supply chain.

Due Diligence and records

As part of our approach to monitoring and controlling risks, we have:

  1. an actively managed risk register in relation to this due diligence, listing named suppliers and the stage at which their compliance is recorded based on three possible outcomes (compliant, date of compliance shared and risk – action required).
  2. a named individual within the organisation who holds responsibility for this register.
  3. a controlled contact process for existing suppliers embedded in the main procurement process for the business.
  4. continued to refine our supplier vetting process
  5. a dedicated contact mechanism for managing all communications relating to our compliance: [email protected]