The current page contains the legal terms and conditions which apply to users of this website. We ask that you read them carefully and encourage you to contact us to clarify any further question or inquiry you may have. Your usage of the website implies the acceptance of all the legal conditions in this page.
These terms and conditions were last amended on October 2019.
To aid your navigation, you may find direct links to each section of interest in the following list:
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
When you visit this page we automatically collect and store only the following information:
1. Your Internet address.
2. The date and time you access our site.
3. The pages you visit.
4. The location from which you access the site.
5. The type of operating system you use.
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site, to ensure that this service remains available to all users, and to identify unauthorized attempts to change information or otherwise cause damage.
Louis Berger welcomes the EU General Data Protection Policy (GDPR) as a chance to enhance our commitment to data protection and to only collect your personal data where it is necessary. Good data practice is about trust. Here at Louis Berger, we value the trust you place in us to handle your personal data. As such, we will continue to work hard at maintaining an ethical and transparent data privacy culture that ensures your data is protected. We encourage you to learn more on this topic by reading our Information Use Policy, which you may find further below in this page.
For website security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Louis Berger Aircraft Services utilizes a computer system that employs software to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Any attempts to cause damage or unauthorized access to confidential data could be subject to legal action.
Limited License/Copyright and Intellectual Property Law Restrictions
Except for public domain material, the content on this site is protected by intellectual property laws, including U.S. copyright laws and proprietary rights under international conventions. You are hereby granted a non-exclusive license to use the material at this site (“Content”) while connected to this site. You are also granted a limited license to print one copy of any Content posted at the site, but only for your personal, non-commercial use and not for general dissemination. Except as expressly provided above, all rights are reserved.
Except to the extent required for the limited purpose of reviewing material on our site, electronic reproduction, adaptation, distribution, performance or display is prohibited. Changes to or deletion of author attribution or copyright notices are prohibited. Commercial use of any of the Content is strictly prohibited. Use of our logos or trademarks on other websites or anywhere else is strictly prohibited. You may not display the Content of this website in frames or via inline links without our express written permission. You may, however, establish ordinary links to our site without our written permission.
We provide links from our site to other sites as a convenience to our visitors. We have no control over linked sites and make no representations about any content or material available at these locations. Links are not intended to imply sponsorship, affiliation, endorsement or correct routing to the linked site except where otherwise noted.
Information presented on this Website is collected, maintained, and provided for the convenience of the reader. The contents are for general information only and your reliance on such contents is at your own risk. While every effort is made to keep such information up-to-date, Berger Group Holdings, Inc. does not certify the authenticity of the information. Under no circumstances shall Berger Group Holdings, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates be liable for any actions taken or omissions made from reliance on any information contained herein from whatever source nor shall Berger Group Holdings, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates be liable for any other consequence from any such reliance.
Disclaimer of Warranties
You expressly agree that use of this website is at your sole risk. There is no warranty that your access to or use of this site will be uninterrupted or error free; or that any particular results may be obtained by use of this site. This site is made available on an “as is” basis without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or otherwise, other than those which are implied by and incapable of exclusion, restriction or modification under the laws applicable to this agreement. Neither we nor any other person or entity providing content via this site shall be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages.
The terms of this agreement will not be modified on an individual basis. You agree that we may modify the terms of this Agreement (or discontinue this site) in our sole discretion, without advance notice, and that your right to access this site is conditioned on an ongoing basis with your acceptance of and compliance with the then-current version of these Terms and Conditions. You should, therefore, visit this page frequently.
In the event of any dispute arising out of or relating to this site, you agree that the exclusive venue for resolving disputes shall be in state or federal court in Morristown, New Jersey, USA. You understand and agree that this agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey and the applicable laws of the United States of America. You agree to waive any and all rights to seek a change of venue, based upon forum non conveniens or any other procedural theory.
Changes To This Statement
Information use policy / GDPR
This policy sets out the basis on which we will process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. For the purpose of applicable Data Protection Legislation, we are the data controller of the data that you provide to us. You can contact us by emailing us at email@example.com for general data protection enquiries, questions, isues, etc. and at GDPRrequests@louisberger.com for data subject access requests, i.e., requests from individuals to amend, view, or erase their personal data.
1. How do we collect information?
1.1 We obtain information from our staff, our service providers, agencies/authorities and our service users during the normal course of our business.
1.2 We obtain information from potential business partners and business intermediaries through our due diligence check which is part of our procurement process.
1.3 We may collect information that is available in the public domain, including but not limited to: newspaper or online media items, publicly available posts on LinkedIn or social media or Companies House listings.
1.4 We obtain personal information from you when you enquire about our activities, register with us, send or receive an email, ask a question or otherwise provide us with personal information.
1.5 We may also receive information about you from third parties that introduce you to us, for example from our service providers or partner organisations who provides us with your information.
1.6 We may obtain information from you if you “like” our page on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on LinkedIn (“social media platforms”). We would only have access to your information to the extent that you have made it public on those social media platforms.
1.7 We may obtain information from you if you contact our Compliance and Ethics office (via email, HELPLINE etc.) We may collect information which you voluntarily provide. If this includes special category information we will only use this with your consent.
2. What information do we collect?
2.1 The personal information we collect includes but is not limited to: name, date of birth, email address, postal address, telephone number, the company you work for, associated projects and the industry in which you work.
2.3 For potential business partners and business intermediaries, advisors and professional experts, and other third party suppliers, the information we collect may include:
- Name and address.
- Position and details of your work history, including length of time in the business and countries where you operate, business contact details, email and telephone number.
- Shareholder information, percentage of shares ownership information and directors’ information.
- Other publicly available information as part of our due diligence checks.
- Disclosure of any history of criminal activities and details of any investigation, charges and convictions, and any anti-corruption proceedings taken against you.
- Passport qualifications, certificates, CV, reference letters, language capabilities, signature, registration/license for Chartered Institutes.
2.4 If you are a key employee or director of a Louis Berger client company or business partner, we collect information that may include special category data as part of our due diligence checks via the Securimate system.
3. How do we use this information?
3.1 We will use your personal information:
3.1.1 to provide and promote our consultancy and advisory services;
3.1.2 for recruitment purposes;
3.1.3 for business development, i.e., bid proposals;
3.1.4 to provide you with products or information you have requested;
3.1.5 for direct marketing;
3.1.6 to maintain our own accounts and records;
3.1.8 for the purpose of anti-corruption and compliance review as part of our vetting activities and internal investigations.
3.2 We take appropriate measures to ensure that the personal information disclosed to us is kept secure, accurate and up to date and kept only for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.
4. Our lawful basis for processing
We collect the information for the purposes set out above. The lawful basis on which the information is processed includes:
- Processing is necessary for the execution and/or performance of a contract to which you (or your employing company) are a party. If you fail to provide this information we may be unable to execute and/ or perform the contract.
- Processing is necessary for the purpose of the legitimate interest pursued by Louis Berger or a third party, except where your rights as a data subject override our legitimate interest. Our legitimate interest in this case is good management of the Louis Berger business.
- Your consent for processing special category data for the Compliance and Ethics Office.
- Where processing is not necessary for the above reasons, we only process your information with your consent, or as otherwise required or permitted by law.
5. Who do we share our information with?
5.1 We may share your information with other members of the Louis Berger group, for the purposes listed above. This may require transfers of your information to other countries inside and outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
5.2 Such transfers are made as permitted by having an agreement in place with the recipient using the applicable Model Contract clauses as required by the European Commission (Data Transfer Agreement). Where no Model Contract is in place, we only make such transfers as expressly permitted under applicable data protection legislation, for example with your explicit consent.
5.4 We may also need to disclose your information to third parties if required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies) or if we have your permission to do so.
5.5 We may with your consent share your information with third parties who request references from us.
6. How long do we keep your information for?
We keep your information for no longer than is necessary. We will retain your information for any period required by law, for example for compliance in the UK with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs requirements. Where we are not under a legal obligation to retain your information, we will determine what is necessary by reference to the lawful basis for processing set out above and our legitimate interests.
If you have any questions about how long we keep your information, please contact us at the email address stated at the beginning of this section.
7. How do we protect personal information?
We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure that the information disclosed to us is kept secure, accurate and up to date and kept only for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.
8. Your rights
8.1 You have a right to ask us to confirm whether we are processing information about you, and to request access to this information (“right of access”).
8.2 You also have the right to be informed of the safeguards we have in place relating to any transfers of your information to another country or to an international organisation.
8.3 You may ask us, or we may ask you, to rectify information you or we think is inaccurate, and you may also ask us to remove information which is inaccurate or complete information which is incomplete (“right to rectification”). If you inform us that your personal data is inaccurate, we will inform relevant third parties with whom we have shared your data so they may update their own records.
8.4 You have a right to ask us to restrict our processing of your information (“right to restriction”) if:
8.4.1 you contest its accuracy and we need to verify whether it is accurate;
8.4.2 the processing is unlawful and you ask us to restrict use of it instead of erasing it;
8.4.3 we no longer need the information for the purpose of processing, but you need it to establish or defend legal claims;
8.4.4 you have objected to processing of your information being necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, or for the purposes of our legitimate interests. The restriction would apply while we carry out a balancing act between your rights and our legitimate interests;
8.4.5 you exercise your right to restrict processing, we would still need to process your information for the purpose of exercising or defending legal claims, protecting the rights of another person or for public interest reasons.
8.5 You have a right to obtain your personal data from us and reuse it for your own purposes, perhaps for another service, without hindering the usability of the data (“right of portability”). This right does not apply where processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us.
8.6 You have a right to seek the erasure of your data (often referred to as the “right to be forgotten”). You may wish to exercise this right for any reason, for example where it is no longer necessary for us to continue holding or processing your personal data you may withdraw your consent. You should note that we are entitled to and reserve the right to retain your data for statistical purposes. This right is not absolute, as we may need to continue processing this information, for example, to comply with our legal obligations, or for reasons of public interest.
8.7 You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in your region.
8.8 If you wish to exercise these rights, contact us via email at: GDPRrequests@louisberger.com, as stated at the beginning of this Policy.
9.1 If your personal details change, please help us to keep your information up to date by notifying us via email at the above address. This does not affect any HR process or system already in place with regards to notification of any change in personal data.
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Depending on which entity controls the domains where cookies are sent from and where the stored data is processed, cookies may be classified as first- or third-party cookies.
A second classification may be made by looking at how long the cookies are stored in your browser. This separates cookies between session cookies, which only last until the browser is closed, or persistent cookies, which are preserved until a certain amount of time has passed.
Finally, cookies may also be classified according to its intended usage, which yields five categories: technical cookies, personalization cookies, analytical cookies, advertising cookies and behavioral advertising cookies.
Cookies used in this website
You may find a description of the cookies used in this website, including their types and function, in the following paragraphs.
This website may use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, to measure and analyze the way the website is browsed. In that case, you will see cookies associated to that service in your web browser. According to the above classifications, these cookies are first-party, session and analytical.
Web analytics provides information about the amount of users browsing the website, the amount of page views, the frequency and recurrence of visits, the length of the visits, the browser used, the operator providing the services, the language, the used device and the geographical information associated to the originating IP addresses. This information helps the website improve its services and provide a better tailored experience to its users.
To ensure your privacy, Google anonymizes your information by truncating the IP address before storing the data, so that Google Analytics is never used to collect identifiable personal information about the visitors to our site. Google is only allowed to send the information it collects through Google Analytics to third parties when there is a legal imperative to do so. The Google Analytics terms of service explicitly mention that Google will never associate your IP address to any other data Google might have.
The landing page of the website has an embedded Google map which shows the Naval Station Rota location. This map is directly embedded from Google, so you may see related cookies in your browser if you have a current session in the service. These cookies are third-party (Google being the third party in this case) and are used for the five intended usage types described above. You may find more information on Google cookie usage by following this link.
How to change your cookie-related options
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