According to the EU Directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and the EU Council on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and the revised EU Directive 2012/19/EU, there is an obligation to organize and finance collection, treatment and disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment in accordance with the before mentioned regulations. According to the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) in Germany, every producer is obliged to create a reasonable possibility to return waste electrical equipment from users other than private households.
The statements made below regarding the disposal of UFIT- UVS brand equipment that has been taken out of use are binding only for customers within Germany. Customers in other EU countries should contact their local dealer and/or local authorities for appropriate information.
UFIT AG devices are developed and marketed for professional use. Accordingly, they have been recognized as B2B (business to business) products by the responsible German agency Stiftung EAR (Elektro-Altgeräte Register). UFIT AG is registered there as a manufacturer with the brand UFIT UVS under the WEEE registration number DE 66682170. The B2B classification means that UFIT AG is not obliged to collect waste electrical/electronic equipment from municipal collection points, as the ElektroG requires producers of electrical/electronic equipment intended for the consumer market to do. Consequently, our products may not be disposed of in this way either.
Instead, we offer our customers in Germany to take back devices of the UFIT UVS brand that are no longer used and were produced in 2006 or later and to dispose of them properly at our expense.
This is in line with the announcement of the EAR that the manufacturer's disposal obligation in the case of B2B applies from equipment placed on the market after 23.03.2006.
As a voluntary service to our customers, we will also take back devices produced before 2006 free of charge if a new device with comparable functionality is ordered at the same time.
Possibility of returning and disposing of old appliances
You would like to dispose of an electrical device purchased from UFIT AG correctly:
Send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your company data and the item names/descriptions that you want to dispose of.
You will receive a confirmation email that we accept the devices. Please note the following for acceptance:
- Dirt, especially chemicals, should be avoided or removed after the last use.
- Foreign, operating or processing materials must be removed from or from the devices prior to delivery.
- After the last use, the devices must be protected from moisture or not exposed to it unnecessarily
The old electrical devices are to be packaged with sufficient protection and using a forwarding agent of your choice or a corresponding parcel service you have to send the old electrical devices back to us at your own expense.
When we receive the old electrical devices, we separate them as far as possible (non-electronic parts) and dispose of them at our expense by a regional disposal company.
Personal responsibility with regard to the deletion of personal data
We explicitly point out that according to § 19a ElektroG you are responsible to delete any personal and company data on the appliances considered for disposal.
Meaning of the symbol for the marking of electrical appliances
The symbol of the crossed-out wheeled bin on electrical appliances indicates that they must be collected separately and means that they must not be disposed of with household waste.