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All our products comply to the following standards

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Compliance with EU WEEE¹ and RoHS Directives

Allied Data Technologies International BV supports the proper recycling, recovery, and handling of waste associated with electronics. We implement strict policies to ensure that, at a minimum, our products and packaging fully comply with the requirements of each government’s jurisdiction in which we do business. This includes compliance with the WEEE and RoHS Directives issued by the European Union (EU).

Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

As of 13 August 2005, the EU requires, under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive 2002/96/EC, that manufacturers and/or distributors of Electronic and/or Electrical Equipment manage and pay for the collection and further handling of WEEE products, as well as provide WEEE-related information to their customers.

Allied Data Technologies International BV has taken the following approach to complying with this Directive:

  • Allied Data Technologies International BV will, where applicable, register with national authorities in accordance with the requirements of each Member State and the EU for Allied Data Technologies International BV products that are subject to the WEEE Directive
  • Allied Data Technologies International BV works cooperatively with treatment facilities and governmental agencies to provide information that enables the successful treatment of Microsoft WEEE products.
  • Allied Data Technologies International BV will provide information to reuse centres, treatment, and recycling facilities regarding new Microsoft electrical and electronic equipment as required by each Member State and the WEEE Directive.
  • Allied Data Technologies International BV WEEE products will be designed with recycling, reuse, and waste management as a consideration.
  • Allied Data Technologies International BVWEEE products will be labelled or stamped with the WEEE marking as shown below in accordance with European Standard EN 50419.


Important information for private household (or similar) users:

WEEE from private households means WEEE that comes from private households as well as commercial, industrial, institutional, and other sources that, because of its nature and quantity, is similar to that from private households.

The presence of the WEEE label or stamp (seen above) indicates members and guests of private households are responsible for properly disposing of WEEE products. Marked products must not be disposed as a part of household waste. WEEE labelled products must be kept separate and returned to a designated collection point for their dismantling, recycling, and/or reuse. In some cases, the WEEE labelled product can be returned to the place of purchase.

The proper disposal of WEEE products by households will conserve natural resources (through re-use and recycling) and protect environmental and human health through proper disposal.

In some cases there are punitive actions that your city, municipality, or Member State can take for not properly disposing of WEEE products.

strong>Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)

The EU RoHS Directive restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in products. Allied Data Technologies International BV fully complied with RoHS as of its effective date, 1 July 2006.

Allied Data Technologies International BV requires its suppliers through our specifications to conduct routine product material testing and to submit declarations of compliance with RoHS and other applicable specifications. Allied Data Technologies International BV audits suppliers and manufacturers to evaluate product compliance with our specifications through the use of independent and certified third-party test laboratories. Based on these measures and practices and our supplier’s declarations of conformity, Allied Data Technologies International BV considers our products compliant with the RoHS Directive and other requirements that restrict hazardous substances in our products.


With respect to packaging, Allied Data Technologies International BV designs its hardware and software packaging to reduce environmental impact. This includes compliance with the European Union’s Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste (94/62/EC of 20 December 1994, as amended by 2004/12/EC) and the CEN packaging standards (2005/C 44/13). Through policies, and in close relationship with partners and suppliers, we use a system of specifications, testing, and verification to comply with applicable laws and regulations, including requirements restricting the use of certain hazardous substances, specifying recyclable material content, and restricting the use of certain wood products.