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ABSRecycle Privacy Policy for Always Buying Scrap website

Always Buying Scrap (ABS) maintains this website, alwaysbuyingscrap.com. ABS, concerned about the rights of individuals regarding automated processing and in a desire for transparency with its visitors, has put in place a policy for covering all these processing operations. This policy can be read below.

Continued browsing of this site constitutes acceptance without reservation of the following terms and conditions of use. You agree to the use of cookies and other tracers.

The current online version of this privacy policy is the only version that is enforceable during the entire period of use of the site and until a new version replaces it. However, it is not an exhaustive statement of data protection law nor of our or your responsibilities in relation to data protection.

What domains does this policy cover?

This policy covers domains which are owned and managed by ABS as of this writing, which is alwaysbuyingscrap.com and its subdomains.

What information do we collect on our domains and how do we use them?

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (identifiable person). An identifiable person is a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to a name, identification number or to one or more elements specific to their physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity. The personal information that may be collected on our domain is used mainly for the management of relations with you.

The personal information collected, processed and/or stored, with your consent, are the following:

Contact form

Your name, email address, IP and any other information you provide allow us to answer your request. This data is sent by email to ABS and are stored in the servers of our mail hosting provider, our web hosting provider, and in backups.

ABS staff and website administrators may use your email address to contact you if necessary.


In certain parts of the ABS site, commenting features are enabled. Visitors' name, email address, and IP address will be recorded when you make a comment. This information will not be published or shared with any third parties.

Social and other Media

Certain parts of the ABS site have social media buttons as a convenience to visitors who wish to share content from the site using their social media. These social media set cookies. Where visitors click through to their social media sites, those social media will be able to track personal data. ABS does not harvest or retain personal data from those click throughs on the ABS site. Visitors should review the privacy pages and terms of service of their social media accounts for more information about what information their social media accounts retain.

The ABS site has embedded video in places. To ensure playback across a range of hardware devices and in a variety of browsers, the site sets cookies. In some instances, embedded video is from video sites such as YouTube. YouTube is a Google property. Please review Google's privacy agreement below.

What automatic data do we collect on our domain?


A "Cookie" or tracer is an electronic file deposited on a terminal (computers, tablets, smartphones) and read when browsing a website, reading an email, installing or using software or a mobile application, whatever the type of terminal used. By browsing this site, you agree to the use of cookies and other trackers. If you don’t accept our use of cookies, you can turn off cookies in your browser settings.

All information collected will only be used to track the volume, type and configuration of traffic using this site, to develop its design and layout and for other administrative and planning purposes, and more generally to improve the service we provide to you.

For more information on the use, management and deletion of cookies for all browsers, we invite you to consult the following link: All About Cookies.

Google Services


This website uses Analytics services from Google LLC. Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are stored on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site during their visit. The collected data (including your truncated IP address) is transmitted and stored on a server controlled by Google, located in the United States.

Google will use this information about your use of the ABS website to generate reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not link the IP address provided by your browser in Google Analytics to any other Google data.

Google will retain user and event data for 26 months. You can deactivate the installation and use of Cookies by simply setting up your web browser. However, you will not be able to access all the functions of the site in an optimal way. If you wish to prevent the storage of personal data (including your IP address) and their use by Google, you can install the opt-out plugin.

For more information, please see the Terms Of Use and the Privacy Policy of Google Analytics.


In some places, ABS's website uses Google's reCAPTCHA service to protect submissions and prevent spam on the site. It checks if you are a person to prevent certain features of the website from being abused by spam bots.

By filling out the forms using this plugin, you consent to sending your IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service. Your data will be communicated to Google and used by their services. However, your IP address will first be truncated by Google in EU Member States - or in other states that are part of the European Economic Area agreement. In exceptional cases, your full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and then subsequently truncated. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address provided to reCAPTCHA through your browser will not be merged with any other Google data.

This data collection is subject to Google's Privacy Policy (see link above).

Other third party services

How long do we hold your data?

ABS will only hold your information for as long as is necessary, or where you ask us to delete records, we may delete it earlier. The duration for which we retain your personal information will differ depending on the type of information and the reason why it was collected. However, in some cases, personal information may be retained on a long term basis.

How do we store and secure your data?

ABS makes its best efforts to take all measures to ensure the protection, privacy and security of personal data transmitted by any internet user in compliance with the applicable legal regulations. It employs a variety of technical and other measures to keep personal information safe and to prevent unauthorised access to, use, or disclosure of it. Unfortunately, no information transmission over the internet is guaranteed 100% secure nor is any storage of information always 100% secure, but we do take all appropriate steps to protect the security of your personal information.

Storage of your data

The ABS website is hosted on the servers located in the United States with GoDaddy: GoDaddy Corporate Headquarters 14455 N. Hayden Rd., Ste. 226, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 USA
ABS's email accounts are provided through servers located in the US with GoDaddy: GoDaddy Corporate Headquarters 14455 N. Hayden Rd., Ste. 226, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 USA
Backups of all ABS's website are stored on GoDaddy servers in the United States: GoDaddy Corporate Headquarters 14455 N. Hayden Rd., Ste. 226, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 USA

How can you access, rectify, or delete your data?

Typical visitors to the ABS site produce only anonymised data, from which ABS cannot obtain personal information. Visitors who contact ABS have the right to rectification or dereference personal data they have transmitted to the processor.

You can exercise this right by contacting ABS by email. All applications must indicate the email address where we can contact the applicant. The reply will be sent within one month of receipt of the request. This one-month period may be extended by two months if the complexity of the application and/or the number of applications so require.

What can be the other uses of my data?

Transfer of your data

With the exceptions mentioned previously, ABS does not sell, trade or rent your personal information with third parties. Your information may be disclosed when we are legally required to do by a court order, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our website and applicable laws, or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website.

Linking with third party sites

Websites often contain links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and they will be a data controller of your personal information. ABS does not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies and you should check these policies before you submit any personal information to these websites.

In addition, if you arrived at ABS's website via a third-party site, it cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners or operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site and contact its owner or operator if you have any concerns or questions.

Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. The ABS site is not structured specifically to attract anyone under 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 or the age as specified by the data subject's governing laws. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that their child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, they should contact us.

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The_yard_front_view Privacy Policy for Always Buying Scrap website

DaveEarlyDaysCirca 1988Meeting us for the first time seems to beg the question, “How did you wind up here?” So this is our story:

In the mid 1980’s Dave worked as a truck driver for an industrial scrap metal firm, where he learned the business. He eventually moved on to another job, but after a while wanted a better life for his growing family and was overcome with the desire to be self-employed.

In 1987, with far more passion than pocketbook, Fran & Dave started their business with $50 cash and a 1969 Chevy pick-up truck that Dave built out of parts from several other trucks. .

He began buying batteries from gas stations and car dealerships and sold them at a profit to a local scrap yard. Eventually, by constantly re-investing the profits, they went on to buying industrial scrap from machine shops and factories by day, and dismantling machinery and removing boilers by night.

While selling to different scrap yards Dave noticed that some of them needed a lot of improvement in customer service and attitude. Thinking he could do a better job at serving customers, Dave and three other partners purchased a scrap yard on Long Island in 2002. After a few years of hard work and implementing some innovative ideas, the four were able to turn a sleepy little yard, into one of Long Island’s busiest retail yards.

In 2009, the property was lost, along with others in the area, to eminent domain, for use in a public works project. In December of that year Dave and his wife Fran moved to Durham, N.C. to start anew. They bought a scrap yard that could best be described as “derelict”, and as partners, they committed to building a viable business.

The yard front viewYou can read more about our philosophy at About Us.

-Fran & Dave Rush

then1 Privacy Policy for Always Buying Scrap website

Always Buying ScrapScrapyard in the mid-sixties is the premiere scrap metal recycling facility in Durham. As a family-owned business, we serve contractors, towing companies, sanitation companies, industrial and commercial accounts, environmental contractors, auto wreckers, demolition contractors, homeowners and anyone with scrap metal to sell. 

The yard itself has a history - the picture was taken approximately in the mid-sixties when it was operated by its original owners as the Sid Rancer Company.  We have been recycling metal for more than half a century, long before recycling was green.

Our Philosophy

Being a first generation business, we have never felt a sense of entitlement, and therefore have always worked very hard in the area of customer service. It’s been our belief that visiting a scrap metal yard should be an experience on par with that of visiting any other type of retail establishment.

LogoWhatgoesaroundTransparentAt Always Buying Scrap, the yard is always clean, the staff is always helpful and polite, and our customers are always treated fairly and with respect. We have always re-invested in the business so that we could have modern equipment to better service both our customers and those that we supply. The customers and employees of Always Buying Scrap are vital to our success and are treated accordingly. We are proud to have very little employee turnover and a very high repeat business rate.  Our business is built on the belief that “what goes around comes around.”

You can read more about us, and the history of the yard at Our Story.

-Fran & Dave Rush


We are a members of RANC, the Recycling Association of North Carolina and the Better Business Bureau


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