Definitions and Interpretation
- Data: collectively all information that you submit to Ardent Consulting Engineers via the website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR);
- Ardent Consulting Engineers or we/us: Ardent Consulting Engineers, Third Floor, The Hallmark Building, 52-56 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3M 5JE;
- UK and EU Cookie Law: the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011;
- User or you: any third party that accesses the website and is not either (i) employed by Ardent Consulting Engineers and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Ardent Consulting Engineers and accessing the website in connection with the provision of such services; and
- Website: the website that you are currently using, www.ardent-ce.co.uk, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
- the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
- a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
- “including” is understood to mean “including without limitation”;
- reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it; and
We may collect the following Data, which includes personal data, from you:
- Job Title;
- Contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
- IP address (automatically collected);
- Web browser type and version (automatically collected);
- Operating system (automatically collected) and;
- A list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this website, and the site you exit to (automatically collected)..
Our Use of Data
For purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Ardent Consulting Engineers is the “data controller”.
We will retain any data you submit for 12 months.
Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to any third party disclosures specifically set out in this policy, your data will not be disclosed to third parties. This includes our affiliates and/or other companies within our group.
All personal data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For more details on security see the clause below (Security).
Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, data may be used by us for the following reasons:
- internal record keeping;
- improvement of our products / services;
- transmission by email of promotional materials that may be of interest to you; and
- contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the website;
Third Party Websites and Services
We may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with certain processes necessary for the operation of the website. The providers of such services do not have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this website.
Links to Other Websites
Changes of Business Ownership and Control
Controlling Use of Your Data
Wherever you are required to submit data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that data. This may include the following:
- use of data for direct marketing purposes; and
- sharing data with third parties.
Functionality of the Website
To use all features and functions available on the website, you may be required to submit certain data.
Accessing Your Own Data
You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal Data held by us (where such Data is held) on payment of a small fee, which will not exceed £10.
Data security is of great importance to Ardent Consulting Engineers and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure data collected via this website.
If password access is required for certain parts of the website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
We endeavour to do our best to protect your personal data. However, transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure and is done at your own risk. We cannot ensure the security of your data transmitted to the website.
Transfers Outside the European Economic Area
Data which we collect from you may be stored and processed in and transferred to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). For example, this could occur if our servers are located in a country outside the EEA or one of our service providers is situated in a country outside the EEA. These countries may not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the EEA.
Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
Should you have any queries in relation to any of this, please write to Chris Baker-Pearce, Ardent Consulting Engineers, Third Floor, The Hallmark Building, 52-56 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3M 5JE.