Code of Conduct

Terms and conditions of use

Legal

Access to and use of any part or page of BalfourBeattyCodeOfConduct.com (the “Website”) is provided by Balfour Beatty plc on the terms below. These pages are published by Balfour Beatty plc.

By using the Website, you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of the Website.

If you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms please do not access, use and/or contribute to the Website. Balfour Beatty may change these terms from time to time and so you should check these terms regularly. Your continued use of the Website will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using the Website.

You agree to use the Website only for lawful purposes and in a way that does not infringe the rights of Balfour Beatty or restrict or inhibit anyone else’s rights, use or enjoyment of the Website. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within the Website.

Intellectual property

Copyright in these pages is owned by Balfour Beatty plc. Other than as set out below, all copyright, trademarks, design rights, patents, database rights and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on the Website and all content (including all applications) located on the Website shall remain vested in Balfour Beatty or its licensors (which includes other users). You may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use Website content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. All other use is prohibited. You must not modify any of the Website content, adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any Website content in any circumstances and/or use any part of the content on the Website for commercial purposes unless otherwise licensed by Balfour Beatty. Balfour Beatty’s status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on the Website must always be acknowledged.

Limitation of liability

The content of the pages of this Website is for your general information and use only and is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. It is subject to change without notice.

Although we have taken every care when putting together this Website, and have tried to make sure the information it contains is up to date and accurate, we cannot guarantee that it is all correct. Balfour Beatty does not provide any warranty, representation or guarantee (implied or express) as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information , materials and/or content found or offered on this Website for any particular purpose and you use the Website at your own risk. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and Balfour Beatty and its group companies expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Access to and/or use of the Website is provided on a strictly ‘as is’ basis. Balfour Beatty does not warrant that functions available on the Website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Website or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.

Where this Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them. Balfour Beatty have no control over the contents of such third party sites or resources.

Privacy

This section of these terms regulates the use by Balfour Beatty plc of the personal information you provide when using this Website.

Balfour Beatty plc is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and has given all appropriate notifications to the Information Commissioner.

Our Website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Website and also allows us to improve our site.

We are committed to the online privacy of all users to our site. This statement is designed to give a clear explanation of Balfour Beatty’s data processing practices.

We will not collect any information about individuals.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type and we may share non-personal aggregate statistics (group data) about our website visitors’ traffic patterns with partners or other parties. However, we do not collect, sell or share any information about individual users.

Cookies

This Website uses cookies set by us and by third parties. Further information on these cookies is set out below. Please read this information carefully. By continuing to use this Website, you are consenting to the use of cookies. If you would like information about cookies and on how to restrict or block cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org- more information can be found in the How to control and delete cookies section below. Please be aware that declining or denying cookies may prevent you from being able to use the Website to its highest capability.

We use a system of classifying the different types of cookies which we use on this Website. The classification was developed by the International Chamber of Commerce UK and explains more about which cookies we use, why we use them, and the functionality you will lose if you decide you don’t want to have them on your device.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a Website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and support relevant information and functionality. They also enable us to keep the Website and information, up to date, relevant and error free and provide information about how the Website is used. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu

Cookies used on the Website

A list of the main cookie categories used on this Website is set out below. We will review and update this list on a regular basis.

The categories of cookies which are used are:

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. For those types of cookies that are strictly necessary, no consent is required. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website.

Performance cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the Website works.

In addition the Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate use of our Website and compile reports on user activity.

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Functionality cookies

These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make, such as preferred language. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video. The information these cookies collect is anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Duration of cookies

Cookies are either Persistent cookies or Session cookies:

Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the Website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

How to control and delete cookies

You can delete the files that contain cookies – those files are stored as part of your internet browser. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this Website or indeed any other website, or if you wish to receive notification of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Please be aware that declining or denying cookies may prevent you from being able to use the Website to its highest capability.

General

These Terms and Conditions of Use are governed by the laws of England and Wales and you agree that the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any dispute arising out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions of Use.

To the extent that any part of these Terms and Conditions of Use is found to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction such part shall to that extent be severed from the remaining terms all of which shall remain in full force and effect as permitted by law.

The failure or delay of Balfour Beatty to exercise or enforce any right in these terms does not waive Balfour Beatty’s right to enforce that right.

Changes to these terms

These terms replace all previous versions and we reserve the right to change the terms at any time. Any changes to these terms will be posted here.