Terms & Conditions
Who we are
We are Bucks Storage. Our website address is: https://www.bucks-storage.com
The directors of Bucks Storage recognise the importance of approaching its responsibilities for corporate social responsibility in a coordinated and committed fashion. Broad consultation with key stakeholders has allowed us to develop a corporate social responsibility programme that comprises:
- Our work in the community
- Our environmental policy
- Our ethical policy
- Our data policy
Each of the directors and all members of staff, both full time and sub-contractors, have agreed that this policy will be reviewed and measured annually to ensure that our commitment to environmental responsibility our data management responsibility under GDPR, the community, and the company’s ethical policy are up-to-date, forward-thinking and suitable for our industry
Our work in the community
Involvement is important to Bucks Storage – we consider ourselves as a responsible community partner. We aim for paper-free office culture. Maximise the use of recycled or FSC paper for local charities with both time and money. And our objective is to encourage all personnel to play a significant part in the development of local communities.
Our Environmental Policy
The directors are committed to achieving a real, sustainable and positive impact on the industry in which we all work. We believe that it is essential that both as a company and as individuals we should operate in an environmentally conscious manner. Our objective is to minimise the impact of our business activity on the environment, wherever possible. This includes ensuring that our suppliers do likewise and that we persuade our clients to consider environmental matters wherever possible.
We have a very strong ethical approach to the reuse of materials, plants and equipment and we are actively involved in the repurposing of ex-military and industrial equipment for use in the events
industry ensuring that the embedded energy is utilised across the longest period of time. The timber used in the construction of many of our ramps, shows and displays is used as many times as possible and when it is no longer fit for purpose within the events arena it is reused as packing material for equipment transportation.
We recognise our impact on the environment comes from:
- Electricity to heat, cool and power office equipment.
- Gas for heating.
- Travel by air, road and rail to visit clients and conduct internal meetings.
- Water in offices is used for a variety of purposes.
- Resources such as paper.
- Waste including paper, plastic and consumable I.T. equipment.
Our objectives are to:
- Evaluate future energy usage to see how we can use low energy systems and suppliers.
- Avoid unnecessary travel on business by the use of digital communication where possible.
- Use the most environmentally friendly mode of transport, where necessary, consistent with
- Consider environmental criteria when choosing services and goods.
Fundamentally we will aim to reduce our impact on the environment and ask that our staff, suppliers and clients do likewise.
Our Ethical Policy
This goes beyond the legal requirements of the events industry where we need to maintain the highest level of professional integrity with regard to our clients and staff, along with others with whom we interact. We set our standards in excess of those required by regulation through organisations such as the HSE with regard to managed events.
Bucks Storage also supports the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through its business practices. This means that we support freedom from torture, unjustified imprisonment without fair trial and any other oppression. In addition, we support the right of any individual to have freedom of expression and religion, political representation or in respect of any other matter.
Accordingly, Bucks Storage will not support or work with organisations that fail to uphold basic human rights within their influence, which are involved in the manufacture or transfer to an oppressive regime, or are involved in the manufacture of equipment used in the violation of human rights. Neither will the Bucks Storage support or work with organisations that are involved in the funding or carrying out of terrorist activities. In addition, the Bucks Storage will not provide support or work with organisations that do not conform to the most widely accepted standards for minimum labour rights or which do not cover the use of underage or forced labour.
We will not tolerate discrimination, bullying or any other kind of harassment within our business community. The concept of ’mutual respect’ will be one of our guiding principles. Employees are expected to abide by company rules and to be honest and considerate in their various roles. Internal procedures have been established to report grievances or suspected inappropriate behaviour to other individuals or organisations. Equally the company will treat dishonest actions and accusations seriously; this may result in disciplinary action in accordance with company rules and disciplinary procedures.
Bucks Storage needs to gather and use certain information about individuals. These can include customers, suppliers, business contacts, employees and other people the organisation has a relationship with or may need to contact. This policy describes how this personal data must be collected, handled and stored to meet the company’s data protection standards and to comply with the law.
Why this policy exists
This data protection policy ensures Bucks Storage:
- Protects the rights of staff, customers and partners
- Is open about how it stores and processes individuals’ data
- Protects itself from the risks of a data breach
Data protection law
The Data Protection Act 1998 describes how organisations — including Bucks Storage — must collect, handle and store personal information. These rules apply regardless of whether data is stored electronically, on paper or on other materials. To comply with the law, personal information must be collected and used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed unlawfully. The Data Protection Act is underpinned by eight important principles. These say that personal data must:
- Be processed fairly and lawfully
- Be obtained only for specific, lawful purposes
- Be adequate, relevant and not excessive
- Be accurate and kept up to date
- Not be held for any longer than necessary
- Processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects
- Be protected in appropriate ways
- Not be transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA), unless that country
or territory also ensures an adequate level of protection
People, risks and responsibilities
Policy scope, this policy applies to:
- The head office of Bucks Storage.
- All branches / sites of Bucks Storage.
- All staff and volunteers of Bucks Storage.
- All contractors, suppliers and other people working on behalf of Bucks Storage
It applies to all data that the company holds relating to identifiable individuals, even if that information technically falls outside of the Data Protection Act 1998. This can include:
- Names of individuals
- Postal addresses
- Email addresses
- Telephone numbers
…plus any other information relating to individuals
Data protection risks
This policy helps to protect Bucks Storage from some very real data security risks, including:
- Breaches of confidentiality. For instance, information is being given out inappropriately.
- Failing to offer choice. For instance, all individuals should be free to choose how the company uses data relating to them.
- Reputational damage. For instance, the company could suffer if hackers successfully gained access to sensitive data.
Everyone who works for or with Bucks Storage has some responsibility for ensuring data is collected, stored and handled appropriately.