Cookies & Privacy

This sets out Balfour Beatty’s Cookies & Privacy Policy. It is to be read in conjunction with the Website Terms & Conditions of Use.

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.

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 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.

This 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.

Accessibility

Balfour Beatty uses reasonable endeavours to provide 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.

Whilst our aim is to achieve adherence to level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) we cannot guarantee that all pages conform to AA nor W3C standards.

In addition this Website uses JavaScript and may from time to time use Flash and PDFs.

Privacy

This section sets out Balfour Beatty’s policy on Privacy and regulates the use by Balfour Beatty of the personal information you provide when using this Website. This statement is designed to give a clear explanation of Balfour Beatty's data processing practices. It is to be read in conjunction with the Website Terms & Conditions of Use.

By providing us with your personal data and using the Website, you consent to us processing your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the Data Protection Act 1998. 

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

We are committed to the online privacy of all users to our site. We will not collect any information about individuals unless the individual has consented to such collection. Examples of such information are:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your email address
  • Your telephone number
  • Your occupation

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.

Information submitted on ‘Contact Us’ Form

When you register interest online or offline, fill in a ‘Contact Us’ or Purchaser Information form, Identification Confirmation or complete a property purchase, personal data about you is collected. This personal data may include:

a)      Identification information such as your title, name, company, employer and other information to verify your information;

b)     Contact information such as your address, mobile or telephone number and email address;

We will process your information for the purpose of:

a)      Answering and/or responding to your specific enquiry;

b)     Providing you with information on any property or development that you have expressed an interest in or, where you have provided consent, information on other properties, developments, products or services which you may be interested in;

c)      Performing any agreement (as applicable)  with you in relation to purchase of a property;

d)     Internal market research;

e)     Administering and maintaining the Website;

If you share your contact details and/or other personal data or information to us via use of the Website for the purpose of inquiring about a property or a development on the Website, you consent to Balfour Beatty processing this information for the purpose of Balfour Beatty responding to your request and/or providing you with information on the development or property you have expressed an interest in and, where you have provided consent, information on other properties or developments, products or services which you may be interested in.

Where We Store Your Personal Data?

As far as reasonably possible we take steps to ensure that information you provide to us, is stored on secure servers. The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Website and any transmission is at your own risk.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential, We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Use Made of Your Information?

We use information held about you to: ensure that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for users, allow you to participate in interactive features of our Website, respond to requests for information on properties or developments which you have made via the ‘Contact Us’ form on the Website or to send you information you have asked us to provide or which we think may be useful to you.

Disclosure of Your Information?

We may allow other people or organisations to use the personal data that we hold about you if we employ them or engage them to perform functions on our behalf, where required for the purposes of administration of the Website and/or of disclosing your information to third parties such as sales agents, subcontractors or suppliers for the purposes of Balfour Beatty responding to your request, keeping you informed about developments or properties on the Website that you may be interested in,  maintaining and administering the Website, where we are required or permitted to do so by law or where we are required to share or disclose this to other companies who provide a service to us or to any successors in title to our business. This may include subcontractors and/or suppliers who provide services to Balfour Beatty in relation to the Website or developments and properties identified on the Website.  

You acknowledge that and consent to Balfour Beatty processing, transferring and/or storing personal data and/or information at a destination outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) where required for the purposes of administration of the Website and/or disclosing your information to third parties such as sales agents or supplier processors for the purposes of Balfour Beatty responding to your request, keeping you informed about developments on the Website that you may be interested in and maintaining and administering the Website. Whenever we transfer information to countries outside of the EEA we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Cookies & Privacy Policy.

Other Websites

The Website may contain links to other sites which are outside our control and not covered by this policy, the operators of these sites may collect information from you that will be used by them in accordance with their own policy, which may differ from ours.

Access to Information

You are entitled to access your personal data that We hold about you. Any access request may be subject to a small fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the personal data we hold about you. Requests for access to personal data that we hold about you in connection with this Website should be directed to the address below and headed for the attention of the Balfour Beatty Data Protection Officer:

BY EMAIL: contact@balfourbeattyhomes.com

General

This policy replaces all previous versions and is correct as at January 2017. We reserve the right to change the policy at any time. Any changes to this policy will be posted here.