For the purpose of the data protection legislation, the data controller is AKT II Limited of White Collar Factory, 1 Old Street Yard, London, EC1Y 8AF and AKT II’s data protection officer is Gary Davison – Company Secretary.
We may collect and process the following data about you:
AKT II takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to provide the services you have requested from us. We will only use this information subject to your instructions, relevant data protection law and our duty of confidentiality.
For Business-to-Business Clients and Contacts our lawful reason for processing your personal information will be “legitimate interests”. Under “legitimate interests” we can process your personal information if: we have a genuine and legitimate reason and we are not harming any of your rights and interests.
For Business-to-Consumer Clients and Contacts our lawful reason for processing your personal information will be “A contract with the individual” e.g. to supply services you have requested, or to fulfil obligations under a contract. This also includes steps taken at your request before entering into a contract.
We collect information on our website to process your enquiry, deal with your event registration, give advice based on survey data and improve our services. If you agree, we will also use this information to share updates with you about our services which we believe may be of interest to you.
Data analytics and benchmarking
We may use information generated and stored during your use of our services for our legitimate business interests to enable us to give you the best service and/or solutions and the best experience. These purposes include to:
We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We may share your information with selected third parties including:
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
We will not share your information for marketing purposes with companies so that they may offer you their products and services.
We would like to send you information about projects, services, events of ours and other companies in our group which may be of interest to you. You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes or giving you information.
If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click here to unsubscribe.
Data is held in the United Kingdom using different (multiple) servers. AKT II Limited does not store personal data outside the EEA.
We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.
If you are based within the EEA or within another jurisdiction having similar data protection laws, in certain circumstances you have the following rights:
If you wish to exercise your right described above or for any question you may have, please contact us at email@example.com.
For complete information regarding your rights, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights.
If you follow a link from our website, application or service to another site or service, this Privacy Notice will no longer apply. We are not responsible for the information handling practices of third party sites or services and we encourage you to read the privacy notices appearing on those sites or services.
This website is owned and operated by AKT II Limited.
We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 07500271.
You can contact us:
These cookies are used to collect information about how our visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
We use Hotjar script to better understand how visitors use and navigate our website. All of the tracking information Hotjar uses is found below. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. If cookies are disabled, Hotjar will not collect this information.
An exhaustive list of Hotjar’s scripts used on our website can be found below;
|_hjClosedSurveyInvites||Hotjar cookie that is set once a visitor interacts with an External Link Survey invitation modal. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not reappear if it has already been shown.||365 days|
|_hjDonePolls||Hotjar cookie that is set once a visitor completes a survey using the On-site Survey widget. It is used to ensure that the same survey does not reappear if it has already been filled in.||365 days|
|_hjMinimizedPolls||Hotjar cookie that is set once a visitor minimizes an On-site Survey widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimized when the visitor navigates through your site.||365 days|
|_hjShownFeedbackMessage||Hotjar cookie that is set when a visitor minimizes or completes Incoming Feedback. This is done so that the Incoming Feedback will load as minimized immediately if the visitor navigates to another page where it is set to show.||365 days|
|_hjid||Hotjar cookie that is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.||365 days|
|_hjRecordingLastActivity||This should be found in Session storage (as opposed to cookies). This gets updated when a visitor recording starts and when data is sent through the WebSocket (the visitor performs an action that Hotjar records).||Session|
|_hjTLDTest||When the Hotjar script executes we try to determine the most generic cookie path we should use, instead of the page hostname. This is done so that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable). To determine this, we try to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails. After this check, the cookie is removed.||Session|
|_hjUserAttributesHash||User Attributes sent through the Hotjar Identify API are cached for the duration of the session in order to know when an attribute has changed and needs to be updated.||Session|
|_hjCachedUserAttributes||This cookie stores User Attributes which are sent through the Hotjar Identify API, whenever the user is not in the sample. These attributes will only be saved if the user interacts with a Hotjar Feedback tool.||Session|
|_hjLocalStorageTest||This cookie is used to check if the Hotjar Tracking Script can use local storage. If it can, a value of 1 is set in this cookie. The data stored in_hjLocalStorageTest has no expiration time, but it is deleted almost immediately after it is created.||Under 100ms|
|_hjIncludedInPageviewSample||This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by your site’s pageview limit.||30 minutes|
|_hjIncludedInSessionSample||This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by your site’s daily session limit.||30 minutes|
|_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress||This cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.||30 Minutes|
|_hjFirstSeen||This is set to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether this was the first time Hotjar saw this user. It is used by Recording filters to identify new user sessions.||Session|
|hjViewportId||This stores information about the user viewport such as size and dimensions.||Session|
|_hjRecordingEnabled||This is added when a Recording starts and is read when the recording module is initialized to see if the user is already in a recording in a particular session.||Session|
This cookie relates to the pop-up disclaimer on our website. It enables the website to remember your user type so that our disclaimer does not pop up every time you visit our website.
Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.
AKT II is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. We actively work to ensure that this website is accessible and usable by people of all abilities.
Our website can be viewed on a range of different screen sizes, and the size of text can be changed to suit different people. We have also included a search facility and a sitemap, to help people find information more easily.
Using your web browser, you can change the size of text on this website. You can also make other helpful changes in your browser, as well as within your computer generally.
To find out what else you can do, visit My Web My Way (http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/).
At the time of launch, this website is not known to have any limitations which will make it difficult to access for any group of users.
We are always looking for ways to help people get the best experience from this website. If there is information you think should be included on this page, or if you experience any problem accessing the site then please contact us.
Please note: for advice on what information to include when you contact us, we recommending you read “Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites” (http://www.w3.org/WAI/users/inaccessible).
All pages of this website conform to most of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines are the internationally recognised benchmark for building accessible websites.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make websites more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformity to these guidelines also makes websites more user friendly for all people.
This website has been built to conform to W3C standards for HTML and CSS. These technologies are relied upon throughout the site. The site displays correctly in all popular web browsers, and degrades gracefully in older browsers.
This accessibility statement was issued on 21 January 2015.
This statement sets out the approach of AKT II Limited and its subsidiary businesses (AKT) has taken to date and those we continue to take in compliance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for the financial year ending 2018.
The aim of this policy statement is to communicate our responsibilities and highlight the risks that modern slavery and trafficking pose to our business, clients and supply chain. AKT II is an international design consultancy primarily focussed on structural engineering. Integrity is one of the core values under which AKT II operates. AKT II is committed to being a responsible business and to upholding high ethical standards in all our operations, including those of our supply chains, no matter where their location around the world.
The Company has a zero tolerance approach to all forms of modern slavery and human trafficking within its business and within its supply chain and is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business dealings and relationships.
The Board have overall responsibility for ensuring this Policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations and that all those under our control comply with it. The Legal Director has primary and day-to-day responsibility for implementing this policy, monitoring its use and effectiveness, dealing with any queries about it, and auditing internal control systems and procedures to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery. In addition, Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this Policy and are given appropriate training on it and the issue of modern slavery and human trafficking in supply chains.
AKT II is committed to continuously improving its practices to identify and eliminate any slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains, and to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business relationships. We have looked at all our suppliers and assessed the key ones in more detail to ensure that they have appropriate policies in place to minimise the risk of slavery and human trafficking in their business.
AKT II uses a wide range of suppliers who supply goods services and support our operations. We ensure that we expect the same standards from our suppliers that we hold our own business to, which is achieved through monitoring and review. We adopt the following to mitigate the risks further:
During the year, we have continued to provide advice and guidance to those teams who have direct responsibility for relevant supply chains and our teams which procure suppliers have participated in further modern slavery training. We also maintain a Modern Slavery Act Guidance document on our Company intranet.
Over the course of the next financial year we will continue to enhance our procedures to help us identify, prevent and mitigate any risks of modern slavery or human trafficking in relation to new and existing suppliers.
This statement has been formally approved by the Board of AKT II Limited and signed on their behalf.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes AKT II’s modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.