Terms & Conditions

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act (2018). We are voluntarily registered as a data controller in the Information Commissioners data protection register with registration number Z9733716. Visit the register here: https://ico.org.uk/ESDWebPages/Entry/Z9733716.

Identity and contact details

Safelincs Ltd
33 West Street
Alford, Lincolnshire
LN13 9FX

Data Protection Team

data-protection@safelincs.co.uk

Data we process

Processing data can mean collecting, storing and using your data. We only do so to perform tasks you want us to perform. These include one or more of the following:

  • Processing your orders, including delivery, servicing and installation, product recalls and warranties
    • name, address, telephone number, email
  • Sending you fire safety reminders you requested
    • mobile number, email
  • Offering product and after-sales support and returns
    • Email, telephone, any supporting information such as address
  • Maintaining your online fire safety logbook
    • Name, email
  • Processing job applications
    • Any details shared in your CV, such as name, address, date of birth, etc.
  • Newsletters (opt-in)
    • Email
  • Safelincs Customer Survey (opt-in)
    • Email and product details
  • TrustPilot (opt-in)
    • Email and order details
  • Your public profile on our forum
    • The details in your user profile

We do not store any payment data such as credit or debit card numbers on our servers. Instead, we use third party payment processors who have been vetted to meet the highest security standards.

To help prevent fraud and diagnose errors, your IP address may be recorded in our web logs.

We also process some data in a statistical manner through Google Analytics and tools we have written ourselves, to understand how we can improve our web site for visitors and present products and information that is relevant and record visitors coming from adverts. IP addresses and referring URLs are used to achieve this.

We do not sell or share your data with any third parties. Some external companies are contracted by us to achieve tasks such as delivery and online payments and where we have to share customer information with them, this is covered by a Data Protection Contract.

We will only contact you to communicate with you about your order, product or service we offer or in any other situation you've specifically requested us to do so. We might also contact you if products you purchased from us or are serviced by us are due to be serviced again. We regard this as a step to keep you safe. Please let us know if you do not want to be reminded of service dates.

Most order information will be retained for 15 years. Because we deal with safety products and due to many items having extended warranty periods and the significance of possible safety recalls, we have come to the conclusion that it is in our customers' interests for us to securely store this data to be able to support them in the future. This data will not be used for any other purpose, including marketing, except where explicitly requested by you.

We do not record any telephone conversations, however, line managers will occasionally listen-in to conversations to help our staff improve their communication skills and level of service to you.

Cookies

Cookies, also known as browser cookies or tracking cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your device (computer, phone, tablet, etc.) when you visit a website. The cookies then send data back to the website or other websites that recognise the cookie.

Cookies have many different uses, such as remembering a user's preferences, allowing efficient navigation and generally improving the user's online experience. They also help companies to identify how many people visit their website, and how they found it. Cookies cannot identify you personally.

More information about cookies and how to manage them can be found at allaboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies

The list below shows the cookies that are in use on our website, why we use them and how long they will stay active on your device.

Name Description Expiration
__utma This cookie contains a unique ID which is used to determine unique visitors to our site. The cookie is updated each page view 2 years from set/update
__utmb This cookie is used to create and continue a user session and determines the amount of time a user is on our site 30 minutes from set/update
__utmz This cookie contains information about how users reached our site. i.e. referring link, direct traffic or website search etc. 30 minutes from set/update
PHPSESSID This generic cookie allows us to create and maintain user's shopping carts and order information When the browser is closed or restarted
jssCustomer This cookie is used if a customer logs into our site and allows us to identify their session 24 days from set/update
__cfduid* This cookie is set by Cloudflare, our security and content delivery provider, to help deliver pages fast and securely 1 year from set/update
SERVERID* This cookie is set by our load balancer to ensure you use the fastest possible web server in our cluster 1 year from set/update
CookieTabShown This cookies is set after we first show our cookie tab on the web site so we don't bother you with it more than once 30 days from set/update
IDontWantCookies When you disabled cookies, we set this single cookie to tell our web site to not set any other cookies that may record personal information 30 days from set/update
ShowPricesIncVat This cookie is set if the inc/ex VAT switch is flipped and stores your preference for displaying product prices on our web site 30 days from set/update

* these cookies will not be deleted when using the Remove Cookies feature as they are required for our web site to work

You can remove your cookies using the Remove Cookies feature, found in the footer of our web pages. This will stop features like adding products to the cart and logging in from working, however. You can enable cookies again by using the same settings in the footer.

Your rights

The data we process belongs to you. We want you to understand your rights and what options you have. You can make a request to view, erase, modify or restrict processing of data we hold about you and, where there isn't a legal obligation stopping us from doing so and where the request is reasonable, we will process your request within 30 days at no charge.

Please send requests to data-protection@safelincs.co.uk.

You also have the right to complain to your local supervisory authority. Here in the UK we are governed by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

Data security

We take data security very seriously. We use web hosts with numerous ISO and PCI certifications, including ISO 27001 (information security management). All data transmission, both public facing and between our internal systems is done over a secure connection. Where technically feasible, we also encrypt all user data to industry standards or higher.

Our compliance

At Safelincs, we endeavour to surpass the minimum requirements for current data protection regulation compliance. We train our staff in data protection principles from the first day of employment and we perform impact assessments and record our activity on all personal data processing on our bespoke data protection management system.

If you have any questions or comments about your privacy or data protection, please email the data protection team.

Returns Policy

  • You can cancel your order (or any part of it) for any reason before delivery or within 30 days from receipt of delivery (exceptions apply, see below). To return your good please visit www.safelincs.co.uk/returns, Email us returns@safelincs.co.uk or call us on 0800 978 8262.
  • Please pack the goods in their original packaging. The goods need to be in a re-sellable condition to be refunded. Electrical equipment must not have been powered up and products must not have been installed. Defibrillation pads and all first aid products cannot be returned if opened.
  • If goods are not returned in original packaging or re-sellable condition we will reduce the refund value to reflect that the product will have to be sold as incomplete or damaged or may not be sellable at all.
  • We will refund the sales price (considering above limitations) and the initial postage and packing charges within 14 days of receiving the goods back from you. We do not charge a re-stocking fee.
  • You need to return the goods to us at your cost within two weeks following your cancellation. Should the goods not be returned within these two weeks, we can offer to collect the goods and will then deduct the carrier charge of this return from your refund.
  • If you do not require the ordered goods at the point of delivery and you refuse the delivery for this reason, we can deduct the cost for the return shipment from your refund.
  • If you struggle to return large or heavy items, please contact us on 0800 978 8262 and we can offer collection of the goods. We will then deduct the cost for this collection from your refund. This service is only possible if the collection charges are less than the price paid by you for the product. Heavy items such as safes and collections from remote locations will have significant collection charges. Our staff will quote you a cost for collection based on your product and location.
  • Products which are made to measure, made to order or to customer specification can not be returned and refunded.
  • Certain dangerous goods might have to be collected by Safelincs. For example, if you are returning CO2 extinguishers, these will be collected by Safelincs engineers. This is to ensure that you, the customer, and all persons along the way including the couriers and our returns team are kept safe at all times. We will only charge you for a standard collection charge. The rest of the cost is borne by Safelincs, such is our commitment to our customers.
  • Important: Business orders placed with purchase orders are excluded from our returns procedure and are covered by statutory regulation.

Any returns within the UK should be sent, together with your original order details, to:

Safelincs Ltd
33 West Street
Alford
Lincolnshire
LN13 9FX
United Kingdom

Tax Charges

We charge UK VAT at 20% (VAT no GB827 6397 88).

Customers from the Channel Islands can ask for the VAT to be removed from the invoice total. Please ring our office to place your order, emphasising the Channel Island delivery location.

International customers can discuss their VAT requirements with our export team

International customers whose shipping address is in the UK but who export the goods out of the EU can ask for a VAT refund after supplying us with proof of export. Please note that we will deduct the bank transfer charges from the refund.

Transport Damages

Transport damage and discrepancies

We would ask you to please check the condition of your package before signing for the receipt of the goods. If you see damage on the outer packaging, this must be noted on your copy of the delivery note and on the copy for the carrier. You can refuse damaged parcels without signing for these.

If you find the transport damage after the carrier has left, please inform us instantly. If the claim is made on the same day as the delivery, we will still accept liability. Failure to note damage might affect replacement or refund from us for items damaged in transit.

Discrepancies of quantities or product codes need to be reported to us within 5 working days from delivery. We might be unable to accept liability for any missing items if incorrect quantities are not highlighted within this period.

Warranties

Safelincs Free Extended Warranty

Safelincs offers its customers a free minimum 5 year warranty on essential fire safety products. Many of the extended warranties are exclusive and only available from Safelincs.

The products covered by the minimum 5 year warranty are:

  • Phoenix fire safes
  • Sentry fire safes
  • Burton fire safes
  • Portable fire extinguishers are covered by a minimum 5 year warranty, some models even have a 10 year warranty
  • Smoke alarms (excluding FireAngel products) have a minimum warranty of 5 years, some even 10 years.
  • Carbon monoxide alarms (excluding FireAngel products) have a warranty of at least 5 years (some even up to 10 years)
  • Anti-arson letterboxes
  • Emergency lighting
  • Dorgard fire door retainers
  • Geofire Agrippa fire door retainers
  • Overhead fire door closers have a 5 year warranty, some even have a 10 year warranty
  • Fire exit door hardware benefits from a 5 year warranty, some even have a 10 year warranty
  • Fire extinguisher stands and cabinets
  • Fire escape ladders

The above warranties are underwritten by Safelincs. Claims against the warranties need to be made through Safelincs. You do not have to fill in the manufacturer's warranty forms to qualify for our warranties.

Our free extended warranties do not restrict your statutory rights in any way.

Coverage and exclusions

Covered by our warranties are:

  • Manufacturing defects
  • Product defects resulting from manufacturer’s design errors

Excluded:

  • Damages resulting from the incorrect handling of a product
  • Defects due to a lack of maintenance
  • Consumables
  • Repairs or modifications carried out by the customer or third parties
  • Defects caused by fire or smoke (please refer in such cases to our ‘free replacement after fire policy’)
  • Installation in an unsuitable location
  • Excluded is any consequential damage caused by the products or their malfunction
  • We will not cover the cost of installation of replacement components supplied as replacements under this warranty

Special notes to product groups:

Fire extinguishers

To be covered by our warranty fire extinguishers must be installed, serviced and periodically refilled in accordance to the manufacturer’s instructions. Any replacement components fitted in the process of maintenance are not covered by our warranty. Accidental damage and misuse of the fire extinguishers are also not covered.

5 year warranty: The warranty extends 5 years from the date of purchase up to, but exclusive of, the first extended service due after 5 years.

10 year warranty: The warranty extends 10 years from the date of purchase up to, but excluding, the second extended service due after 10 years.

What happens if a customer discovers a product fault?

Claims against our warranties must be made through Safelincs.

  1. Please contact Safelincs with your invoice number and inform us about the defect. We will discuss the case with you and will agree on a solution for you. You might be asked to provide photos before we can establish the best way forward.
  2. We will either arrange free repair/free replacement for your product or request the return of your product for further analysis. This choice is at Safelincs’ discretion.
  3. Should Safelincs ask for a product back for further analysis or repair, we will arrange for the transport and the subsequent return.
  4. Should a product be returned to us without being defective, we will return the unit to the customer at cost.

International customers

The warranty still applies; the goods, however, must be sent to us at the customer's expense for repair or replacement and the return shipment must be paid for by the customer.

 

(v1.0). Our articles are reviewed regularly. However, any changes made to standards or legislation following the review date will not have been considered. Please note that we provide abridged, easy-to-understand guidance. To make detailed decisions about your fire safety provisions, you might require further advice or need to consult the full standards and legislation.