General Data Protection Regulation - EU Directive 13 Mar 2018
Despite the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, a recent EU directive will be coming into effect with 25th May 2018 concerning data protection. Datalite UK Ltd has always taken data protection seriously, with no records of any breach since inception back in the year 2000. The new layers of bureaucracy will not be welcome for many UK organisations, and will do nothing to stop the biggest source of data misused, being that originating from outside the UK. Nevertheless we are taking steps to fully comply with GDPR. With immediate effect mailing lists on check-out will be solely on a positive 'Opt-In' basis. Furthermore the occasional mailshots of special offers for existing customers (around once a month) will cease, also with immediate effect. Details of GDPR compliance will be detailed on our Terms and Conditions shortly.
DLUK - Websites Converting to Responsive Design 24 Jul 2015
Datalite UK Ltd is embarking on a major project to convert its websites to Responsive Design. What this means that websites will be tailored according to the device viewed on, whether mobile phone, tablet PC, and of course desktop computer. This is quite an extensive task and will be undertaken on a progressive basis. Work has already started on the home page of DLUK's main website.
CRAZY NEW EU VAT REGULATIONS - Supply of Digital Products 22 Jan 2015
Regret that due to crazy European Union inspired new VAT regulations effective from January 2015 that Datalite UK Ltd trading as 'DAYBORN' is no longer able to offer the 'Advance Copy' option to our customers. This is because this product is classified as a digital product, and complicated and virtually impossible (if not actually impossible) to implement EU VAT rules come into force. This bureaucractic nightmare would mean multi EU country VAT returns, privacy issues (storing customer details contrary to data protection acts), impossible customer location verification etc. It is with regret that it is simpler and more profitable simply to discontinue offering the Advance Copy product. A note has been posted on our 'Options' page:- Sorry, but our advance copy service as a digital product falls under complex and extremely bureaucratic new European Union VAT laws introduced January 2015. As a result it is no longer possible to offer this product to EU (Non UK customers). Furthermore though we are already UK VAT registered, due to EU discrimination laws, we are additionally unable to offer this product to UK, or even to Outside EU customers.
DELIVERY COURIER CITYLINK - Gone Into Administration 27 Dec 2014
On Christmas Eve we heard the sad news that the courier company CityLink had gone into administration. We at Datalite UK Ltd are a customer of CityLink and will likely need to make alternative courier arrangements. However, our thoughts are primarily with the staff of CityLink and the devastation this news would have brought to them and their families, particularly poignant as the news was announced on Christmas Eve. CityLink invariably provided us with a good service, and we wish all the best for the Isle of Wight depot staff and drivers. Regarding our customers, luckily we did not make any CityLink despatches on Christmas Eve - this has always been our company's policy to avoid packages being stored in depot for an extended period over the Christmas holiday. Therefore none of our customers parcels should be caught in limbo. Alternative couriers will be sought and used for order placed during the Christmas period.