Data Protection Notice


This Data Protection Notice (the “Notice”) will inform you as to how Wastebuster CIC (known as the data controller) look after your personal data when you interact with Wastebuster CIC, including: when you: visit, or participate in our programmes or campaigns, or that you otherwise provide to us (collectively our “Services”). This Notice applies in addition to any relevant Terms and Conditions that may apply to the Services we are providing and is provided in a layered format so you can click through to the specific areas set out below.


1.1 Purpose of this Notice

1.1.1 This Notice aims to give you information on how we collect and process your personal data through your use of our Services.

1.1.2 Our Services are not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children. Although some actions are designed for children, we ask that adults register rehoming and recycling of toys on behalf of their children using an adults contact email.

1.1.3 It is important that you read this Notice together with any other data protection notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This Notice supplements other notices and is not intended to override them.

1.2 Controller

1.2.1 Wastebuster CIC (a private company limited by guarantee without share capital and registered in England and Wales with company number 05883640) is the controller and responsible for your personal data (referred to as “we“, “us” or “our” in this Notice).

1.2.2 You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues ( We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance using the contact details at the end of this Notice.

1.3 Changes to our Notice and your duty to inform us of changes

1.3.1 We keep our Notice under regular review. We may amend this Notice at any time. To the extent necessary under applicable law, we will notify you of material changes that we make to this Notice. You should cease using or accessing our services if you do not accept such changes. This version was last updated on 31.08.2023.

1.3.2 It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

1.4 Third-party links

1.4.1 Our Services may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our Services, we encourage you to read the data protection notice of every website or app that you visit.


2.1 Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable living individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

2.2 We may collect and otherwise process different types of personal data from multiple sources, including: (i) collecting personal data directly from you; (ii) personal data that is automatically generated about you; and (iii) personal data that we receive about you from third parties.

2.3 We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

2.3.1 Identity Data includes first name, and last name.

2.3.2 Contact Data includes email address.

2.3.3 Usage Data includes information about how you use our Services and responses to questions given as part of projects and campaigns.

2.3.4 Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, cookie information, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, language settings, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.

2.3.5 Image Data includes photographs.


3.1 Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of an agreement we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide our Services). In that case, we may have to cancel a Service you have with us but we will notify you if that is the case at the time.


4.1 We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

4.1.1 Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity Data, Contact Data, by corresponding with us by post, phone, email, filling in forms on our website, or otherwise.

4.1.2 Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our website we will automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns.


5.1 The nature of your interaction with us will determine how we process your personal data.

5.2 Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

(a)  Where you have consented to our use of your personal data. You have the right to withdraw such consent at any time by contacting us.

Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.

(b)  Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

5.3 We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.

Where you register for a competition

Purpose/Activity Type of data Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest
To validate your eligibility for the competition, ensure you receive the correct communications, and to fulfil your request to take part in the competition or otherwise contact you, e.g. if you or the school you represent are the winner. (a) Identity
(b) Contact
(c) Image
(a) Performance of a contract with you/the organisation you represent
(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to manage and provide our Services)
To manage our relationship with you including to respond to your requests or queries, to manage complaints and to keep you up to date with any product enhancements that may be available. (a) Identity
(b) Contact
(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to manage and provide our Services)

Where you are a visitor to our website

Purpose/Activity Type of data Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest
To administer our Services (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data). (a) Identity
(b) Contact
(c) Technical
(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (for network security and network management to protect the business)
To use data analytics to improve our website (a) Technical
(b) Usage
(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of users for our products and services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)

For all visitors, users members and representatives

Purpose of Processing Category of personal data Lawful Basis
To protect our rights, including initiating and defending claims (a) Identity(b) Contact(c) Usage (a) Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests ((i) collecting amounts from you; (ii) enforcing our legal rights; (iii) initiating claims; (iv) defending claims; (v) preventing and detecting crime, fraud and other abuses; (vi) investigating and attending to enquiries.)

Opting-Out of Marketing

5.4.1 You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or by contacting us at any time.


5.5.1 You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly. The website will not place any cookies on your computer in normal operation and we do not use third party cookies at all.

Change of purpose


(a)  Service providers acting as data processors who provide us with cloud computing, analytics, payment, project management, marketing, and hosting service, to enable our Services to operate.

(b)  Specific third parties such as sponsors, partners or brand partners where you (or a representative) has agreed to the sharing of your personal data.



Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. You may have the right to request us to:
(a)  provide access to personal data we hold about you;
(b)  rectify any inaccuracies in your personal data that we hold;
(c)  delete any of your personal data that we no longer have a legitimate interest to process;
(d)  where we process your personal data based on your consent, withdraw your consent so that we stop that particular processing;
(e)  port your personal data and to request the transmission of such data to another organization;
(f)   object to any processing of your personal data based on our “legitimate interests” unless our reasons for undertaking that processing outweigh any prejudice to your data protection rights;
(g)  object to any processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including any profiling activities in connection with direct marketing); or
(h)  restrict how we process your personal data whilst a data protection complaint is being investigated.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us using the details below.


If you have any query or concern or complaint in relation to this Notice and our processing of your personal data, please contact:

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