Privacy and Marks

Introduction

The following statements explain the URS Holdings Group policy regarding the personal information collected about you and/or your business e.g.: consultants, single proprietory organizations.

From time-to-time, you will be asked to submit information about yourself (e.g.: name and e-mail address) in order to receive or use services on the website, or other related services. Such services include those relating to the Certification, Inspection, ACB, formal quotations, to name a few, Whenever you provide such personal information, it will be treated confidentiality and in accordance with this policy, current legislation and best practice.

Cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a websits computer and stored on your computer. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browsers preferences allow it. For protection,, your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, NOT cookies sent to you by other sites.

You may be able to configure your computer to control cookies from websites accessed - contact your local IT provider.

Further information about managing cookies can be found in your browsers help file or through sites such as www.allaboutcookies.org.

Google Analytics

URS uses Google Analytics. More information about how Google Analytics is used by URS can be found here: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

To provide website visitors with more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google have developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not prevent information from being sent to the website itself or to other web analytics services.

Use and Storage of your Personal Information

When you supply any personal/business information to the URS Holdings website (e.g. name and email address) we have legal obligations towards you in the way we use such data. Such data will only be needed to advise other members and the public to enable contact possible business contact to be made as set out by the aims of the website.

In general, any information you provide to URS Holdings will only be used within URS Holdings and by its agents, members and regulators (An example of a Regulator is a Competant Authority or Accreditation Body e.g: UKAS). Note - Members have elected to make available their public commercial details to be viewed by all visitors to the site. Your information will be disclosed where we are obliged or permitted by law, however should a disclosure be required outside of conditions above stated, then you will be advised accordingly. Also, if you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to the URS Holdings website or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the URS Holdings website, URS Holdings can use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop such behaviour.

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met, or, in the case of the URS Holdings website membership you no longer wish to continue your registration as a URS Holdings website member. Where personal information is held for people who are not yet registered but have taken part in other URS Holdings website services (e.g. consultants), that information will be held as long as is necessary to ensure that the service is run smoothly. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely.

Access to your personal information

You will see all data held via your user login profile and as such the data will be the current data at all times.

How to find and control your cookies

It will depend on the type of browser you are using e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox.
To view the control cookies "tools" choose the relevant internet tool bar and work down the menus as required - if required seek assistance from your I.T. support provider.

How do you know which of the sites you have visited use cookies?

It will depend on the type of browser you are using e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox.
To view the cookies will be dependent on the browser used as and the version number of the browser.
Many browsers will enable you to view the cookies used via the tool icon option. If in doubt contact your IT support person and/or company.

How to see your cookie code

Just click on a cookie to open it. You will see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

URS Holdings website cookies

Cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise identify you personally. In our analytical reports, we may obtain other identifiers including IP addresses, but this is for the purpose of identifying the number of unique visitors to our web sites and geographic origin of visitor trends, and not to identify individual visitors.

 

Please select ...

Certification of Systems
www.urs-certification.co.uk

Certification of Persons
www.urs-persons.co.uk

Certification of Products
www.urs-products.com

Inspection and Revision
www.urs-inspection.co.uk

Insurance
www.urs-insurance.co.uk

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