Hardcastle Burton, 90 High Street
(this is NOT our place of trade)
Company Registration No: 06652191 Registered In England and Wales
VAT Registration Number: GB947685758
Trader Unique Reference Number (TURN) information: 947685758000
3gforensics strives for customer satisfaction by continually improving processes, products, and services to ensure we consistently meet or exceed customer requirements. This is evident, in part, by our quality procedures and continuous improvement programs.
Our commitment to our customers is demonstrated by the significant number of long-term, loyal and satisfied customers that we regularly supply.
Our aim is to deliver the highest possible quality products and services.
It is our intention to meet or exceed our customers' expectations, always.
Our Quality Management System is based upon a policy of continual improvement.
We operate quality processes that meet, as a minimum, the requirements of ISO 9001-2000 and the processes are continually monitored for effectiveness.
Our quality manual and procedures documents are available for client scrutiny should the need arise. Where required we will adopt additional quality procedures to meet contractual obligations.
Our specialist advising lawyers deliver innovative legal solutions, ideas and insights which create value for our business and our clients.
Key factors that make our advisors good for us and our clients:
If you have purchased from us, something that could be described as 'E.E.E.'('Electrical and Electronic Equipment') , then when you dispose of it, it becomes 'W.E.E.E.' (the 'W' stands for 'waste') and it therefore needs to be disposed of correctly. You may do this yourself, but if you'd rather not, then contact us, we will dispose of it for you, in the correct way. Which we will do, and we won't charge you for it.
We will ensure that, as far as practicable, every aspect of our activities is conducted in accordance with sound environmental practices. We will achieve this by:
Minimising the consumption of natural resources and energy, whilst consuming material goods in moderation
Reducing the creation of waste by the adoption of improved operating practices and by the recycling of materials whenever practical
Ensuring all waste and effluent is disposed of in a safe and responsible manner
Investing in the development of new products and processes that have an improved performance regarding their impact on the environment
Complying with environmental legislation
We aim to foster among our staff, suppliers, customers, shareholders and communities local to our operations an understanding of environmental issues in the context of our business. Our collective task is to ensure that we continually improve the environmental impact of our total global activities. By this policy 3gforensics recognises it’s responsibility towards protection of the environment, and releases this statement as a commitment of both management and employees to minimising the environmental impact of it’s operations.
There is a requirement on each member state under article 2 of the directive to minimise the disposal of WEEE as unsorted municipal waste and to achieve a high level of collection of WEEE for treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal.
What is WEEE?
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is a European Community directive that became European Law in February 2003 and took effect August 13, 2005. Its intent is to reduce the amount of electrical and electronic products that end up in the waste stream. The directive sets collection, recovery, and recycling targets for all types of electrical goods sold in the European Union.
Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is the fastest growing waste stream in the UK, growing by at least 5% each year. In the UK, the public dispose of over 1.2 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste every year. In perspective 1.2 million tonnes, is an amount that would fill the new Wembley stadium 6 times over! The average UK citizen will discard of 3.3 tonnes of WEEE in a life time – equal to one Double Decker bus for each and every family!
Electronic waste is increasing three times faster than average municipal waste and the EU estimates that WEEE currently accounts for 4% of total waste. Much of the UK's electronic waste ends up in landfill sites, where toxins put communities at risk. Failure to segregate any type of recyclable material in the home will usually result in items being disposed of in a landfill site (buried in the ground in the UK) or being incinerated.
It has been estimated that landfill space in the UK will run out within the next 10 years. Recycling WEEE will have significant effects on the environment. Where WEEE is not recycled, this waste can have negative impacts on soil, air and water quality which can lead to environmental damage, and which can also lead to negative impacts on human health and animal health.
All new EEE should be marked with the WEEE Directive's crossed out wheeled bin symbol either on their products or packaging. This symbol aims to encourage you to separate your WEEE and to discard it separately from other household waste.
The crossed out wheeled bin symbol is not intended to indicate to you that WEEE is banned from being disposed of as general waste. Moreover, the intention behind the symbol is that, when coupled with information supplied by distributors as to the availability of recycling facilities, you will be reminded that these facilities exist throughout the UK.
Since 13 August 2005 producers are required by UK law to ensure that the crossed out wheeled bin symbol is printed in a visible, legible and indelible form on the product itself, except for in exceptional cases where this is not possible because of the size or function of the product. In such cases, the symbol must be printed on the packaging, the instructions for use and the accompanying warranty (where applicable).Collection and Take Back of WEEE products.
We are obliged under the WEE regulations to offer our customers free take-back of their WEEE on a like for like basis when you buy from us a new Electrical or Electronic product. We will take responsibility for the correct storage and transportation of said WEEE to a recognised WEEE disposal site.
To ensure our compliance with the directives, we belong to a WEEE compliance scheme, an approved compliance scheme established to meet the needs of all producers who supply all categories of electrical and electronic equipment and products to business, institutions and the public sector within the UK.
The aim of the compliance scheme is to :
Make sure members satisfy their legal responsibilities as defined within the WEEE regulations
Ensure the best available techniques are used for the recycling and recovery of all categories of electrical and electronic equipment
Minimise the cost of compliance
Where the compliance scheme does not apply in relation to non-household WEEE, the last user is responsible for treatment, recycling and environmentally sound disposal. Also, where the compliance scheme might apply, the regulations do allow for negotiation between us and our business users over the allocation of responsibility for non-household WEEE - for example a user may be able to negotiate a discount on the purchase price of the EEE in exchange for accepting the disposal responsibility.
In both these circumstances the end-user has the obligation to ensure that the WEEE is separately collected and to obtain and retain proof that it was handed to a waste management company who treated and disposed of it in an environmentally sound manner. There are no current requirements to keep records of these transactions (other than the normal Duty of Care requirements). However, Defra is currently consulting on a change to the Duty of Care regime which would require non-household end-users to ensure that their WEEE is sent only to authorised treatment facilities.
If you are in doubt about the disposal of a product purchased from us, please contact us so that we may keep our commitment and ensure that the WEEE is disposed of correctly.
3gforensics operates a quality system compliant with ISO9001:2000 covering all aspects of it’s operations. We are also able to manufacture products with full component level traceability where required by our clients. Our quality system and documentation are open to review by our clients at our discretion. The provision of high quality, consistent, safe and reliable products is of paramount importance to us.
Complete products are CE marked where applicable. We also provide advice to clients as well as professional engineering services to aid their compliance and approval programmes where our assembly-level products are being incorporated into overall systems or third-party products.
We recognise the significance of RoHS regulations, it is our objective to ensure that all products supplied by us will comply with the requirements of 2002/95/EC (RoHS) on or before the due date, or will qualify for exemption.
Some products may not be totally free of hazardous materials.
Some products will contain components that are exempt or are exempt due to them being brought to market before 1st July 2006.
To be compliant means to 'follow the rules'. In the case of material and substance restrictions such as RoHS, our product(s) do not exceed any of the thresholds or limits established in the market place. If our products were ground up and analysed by a chemical laboratory, the results would all be below the limits specified in the laws and directives of the countries or states of concern.
To achieve compliance we, “make certain that each and every component within all of our products is 100% compliant with the laws and regulations, as they are currently written and enforced, in all the markets we enter into". Our goal includes becoming and remaining aware of the global situation as restrictions change and evolve.
What is RoHS?
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
RoHS is legislation enacted by the EU parliament to control the distribution of certain hazardous substances. It is frequently pronounced so as to rhyme with 'toss'. While RoHS specifically refers to directive 2002/95/EC (see below) it is sometimes used to refer to more general cases of restrictions of materials and substances in various markets. Thus, to be 'RoHS compliant' may mean compliance with a larger set of rules
The RoHS (and other legislation limiting hazardous substances) is critically important to the Electronics and Electrical Equipment (EEE) supply chain because of the severe penalties that can be directed at the OEM, reseller or importer who violate these rules and regulations. These penalties may be as extreme as a complete product recall from the EU markets. Not only would the recall itself be expensive, but the additional scrutiny of the violator's other product lines would be of concern, as well as the negative public opinion (a 'green' violation is frequently more serious in many European countries that it is in the US).
RoHS, From the directive:
DIRECTIVE 2002/95/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 January 2003 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment…
RoHS is a law (directive) that seeks to remove or greatly reduce a group of hazardous substances from electrical and electronic equipment and products. It specifically addresses the results of these hazardous substances in landfills and in the recycling process. A short list of substances is currently addressed, but one should not assume this is the end of legislation of this type.
From the directive:
1. Member States shall ensure that, from 1 July 2006, new electrical and electronic equipment put on the market does not contain lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). National measures restricting or prohibiting the use of these substances in electrical and electronic equipment which were adopted in line with Community legislation before the adoption of this Directive may be maintained until 1 July 2006.
Most Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) is covered by this directive. There are few exceptions. Exclusions may include some military equipment, implanted medical devices, large factory floor equipment and some classes of computer storage devices. These are fully defined in an appendix of the directive, which you can find using the links to the directive itself provided on this page.
Again, from the directive:
For the purposes of this Directive, the following definitions shall apply:
1. 'electrical and electronic equipment' or 'EEE' means equipment which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly and equipment for the generation, transfer and measurement of such currents and fields falling under the categories set out Annex IA to Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE) and designed for use with a voltage rating not exceeding 1,000 volts alternating current and 1,500 volts for direct current;
The last concept we cover here is the idea of the 'producer' or responsible party. In general, the brand owner is the responsible party. Responsibility for unbranded products generally falls to most recent 'seller'. The actual text is reproduced below:
2. 'producer' means any person who, irrespective of the selling technique used, including by means of distance communication according to Directive 97/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 1997 on protection of consumers in respect of distance contracts
a. manufactures and sells electrical and electronic equipment under his own brand;
b. resells under his own brand equipment produced other suppliers, a reseller not being regarded as 'producer' if the brand of the producer appears on equipment, as provided for in subpoint (i); or
c. imports or exports electrical and electronic equipment on a professional basis into a Member State. Whoever exclusively provides financing under or pursuant any finance agreement shall not be deemed a 'producer' unless he also acts as a producer within the meaning of subpoints to (iii).
(3) OJ L 144, 4.6.1997, p. 19. Directive as amended by Directive
2002/65/EC (L 271, 9.10.2002, p. 16).
In summary, RoHS and similar legislation is changing the way EEE is designed, manufactured and distributed. The risks are high, and the cost of compliance is not insignificant.
We accept the following forms of payment:
Credit Card Via PAYPAL
Telegraphic bank transfer
OUR PREFERRED PAYMENT METHOD is by transfer to our bank account. BACS, International Money Order, Telegraphic Bank to Bank Transfer
On orders shipped to destinations outside of the EU, with an order value of 50,000 GBP and over we will accept Documentary Credits
We do not to accept cash payments.
Please note that local taxes and import duties are the responsibility of the buyer and all payments into our accounts must be for the total invoice value - Banks deduct fees, please ensure that you make payment inclusive of all fees. Our bank charges 6GBP for incoming payments, if you have not instructed your bank to charge all costs to your account 6GBP will be deducted from the incoming payment and we will not receive the full amount.
Our policy on money laundering can be found below.
The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and Money Laundering Regulations 2003 have broadened the definition of money laundering and increased the range of activities covered by the law.
Our policy on money laundering can be found below.
There have recently been significant changes to the legislation concerning money laundering (the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the Money Laundering Regulations 2003), which have broadened the definition of money laundering and increased the range of activities caught by the statutory framework. As a result, the new obligations now impact on areas of our business and require us to establish internal procedures to prevent the use of our services for money laundering.
Potentially any transaction could be caught by the money laundering provisions if we suspect money laundering and either become involved with it in some way and/or do nothing about it. Whilst the risk of us contravening the legislation is low, it is extremely important that we take measures to reduce any risk to its minimum.
We will ensure that where we form an ongoing business relationship with a client, or undertake a one-off transaction involving payment by or to a client of 15,000 Euro or more or where a series of linked one-off transactions involving total payment by or to the client(s) of 15,000 Euro or it is known or suspected that a one-off transaction (or a series of them) involves money laundering; then we will request satisfactory evidence of the identity of the prospective client, as soon as practicable after the relationship commences . This applies to existing clients, as well as new ones.
In all cases, the identifying evidence may be retained by us for at least five years from the end of the business relationship or transaction(s).
If satisfactory evidence of identity is not obtained at the outset the business relationship or one off transaction(s) cannot proceed any further.
If there is an unjustified delay in the evidence of identity being obtained from the client or where the client is deliberately not providing the evidence a disclosure may have to be made to the relevant authorities.