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:
We may also receive data about you from various third parties including technical data from the following parties:
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 Legislation and our duty of confidentiality. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
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 the 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 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 UK or 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. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.
If you are based within the UK, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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 policy sets out the approach AKT II Limited and its subsidiary businesses (AKT) have taken to date, and those we continue to take to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not occurring anywhere in AKT or our supply chains. Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.
This policy aims 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 focused on structural engineering. Integrity is one of the core values under which AKT II operates.
The Company Board of Directors 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, Senior Management are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this Policy and are given adequate guidance/training on it and the issue of modern slavery 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 have adopted the following to mitigate the risks further:
We continue to provide advice and guidance to those teams who have direct responsibility for relevant supply chains and our teams that procure suppliers have participated in further modern slavery training. We also maintain a Modern Slavery Act Guidance document on our Company intranet.
We will continue to enhance our procedures to help us identify, prevent and mitigate any risks of modern slavery or human trafficking concerning new and existing suppliers.
You have several options if you would like to report suspected or known wrongdoing relating to the law, or to the policies or values of AKT II and the wider Tyréns Group.
Primarily, you are encouraged to report known or suspected wrongdoing to a manager or a manager’s manager. If you prefer, speak to someone in the Human Resources or Legal departments instead. If you feel uncomfortable doing this, you may report suspected or known wrongdoing through any of the channels listed below. You may report confidentially and anonymously.
Whistleblowing is part of our push for AKT II and the wider Tyréns Group to uphold strong values and ethics. It enables us to raise concerns about wrongdoing when we are not comfortable using other channels.
The whistleblowing system is intended for the reporting of suspected or known instances of wrongdoing that are:
Whistleblowing should not be used for:
You do not need to have firm evidence for expressing a suspicion, as long as it is done in good faith, that is, with the sincere intention of being fair, open, and honest.
Deliberately reporting false or malicious information constitutes an abuse of the whistleblowing process.
If you feel uncomfortable reporting a known or suspected instance of wrongdoing to a Director, the Legal Director or, Human Resources, you may use any of the channels below.
These channels are the ones available at Tyréns Group level. Reports are received by Frank Pedersen (Group Chief Legal Officer) who is the independent receiver of whistleblowing reports. He is employed by the Tyréns Group and he reports to the board of directors of Tyréns Group.
You can choose to be anonymous and your identity will not be disclosed, unless:
It is expressly not allowed to attempt to identify a whistleblower.
As a whistleblower, you are also protected by a non-retaliation principle. Any negative consequences to you, as a consequence of reporting wrongdoing in good faith, is considered a serious offence and could lead to sanctions, including disciplinary action or termination of the business relationship.
After your report has been received, it will be evaluated and managed according to a set process. If the evaluation shows that there could be merit to your report, it will be investigated.
You can contact the receiver in question for information about the case.
When the process is complete, you will be contacted by the receiver and notified about the conclusions and results from your report, without details or information that may compromise the integrity of the investigation.