Please read this privacy notice carefully as it sets out how Ove Arup & Partners International Limited and its group companies (“Arup”) use your personal information. We may change this privacy notice from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Arup.com

What information do we collect?

When you use this website, please bear in mind that we may collect the following information:

  • the areas of the website that you visit

  • information about your computer, such as which browser you are using, your network location, the type of connection you are using (e.g. broadband, ADSL etc) and your IP address

We do this by using cookies, which are small files that help us track how our visitors use the website and enable us to understand where we can improve your experience. If you would like to find out which cookies we use and the information they track see our Cookies notice.

We may also collect personal information from telephone calls and/or other correspondence with you.

What do we do with the information we collect?

The information we capture is used for various purposes. The main purpose is to use the information captured to provide you with the website and our services (whether available via the website or offline). We also use the information for:

  • website development

  • understanding how our visitors interact on the website

  • understanding what our clients are interested in

  • understanding what potential clients are interested in

  • dealing with enquiries/concerns

  • marketing our services and people to you

  • market research

  • service development

  • internal record keeping

Marketing

What information do we collect?

When you sign up for any marketing, we will collect the following information about you:

  • Your contact details – name and email address
  • Your location – city, state and country
  • The company you work for and your job title
  • Your content and language preferences
  • Behaviour – content consumption, email opens/clicks, event attendance.

We collect this information where we have an existing business relationship with you, where you have given your consent, or updated your subscription preferences, indicating that you would like to receive marketing communications from us.

Our marketing platform observes and records interactions with our email communications, as well as attendance of Arup events or webinars. This behavioural information is recorded in an individual’s activity log which is retained in line with international privacy regulations.

The information we capture is used to better understand your interests and help improve the quality and relevance of our marketing and communications. We also use cookies which record information to improve your experience, for example by prefilling details on a form to prevent you from having to re-enter information multiple times. You can read more about how Arup uses cookies on our website here.

What is our legal basis for collecting your personal information?

It is in our legitimate interest to use your personal information for marketing purposes.

What do we do with the information we collect?

The information we collect is used to provide you with information about Arup’s services and other information in line with your chosen preferences.

We will provide you with information about Arup's services and other information in line with your chosen preferences.

We will not provide your personal information to external organisations outside of Arup for marketing purposes.

If at any time you do not want your information used for direct marketing purposes please unsubscribe via the link at the bottom of an email or contact us at communications@arup.com.

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act, California residents have the right to request information about personal data that Arup has collected from you, and to opt out from commercial transactions of that data. Those residents may contact us at Arup.AmericasPrivacy@arup.com or dial +1 833 814 2630.

Under the Polish Data Protection Law, individuals have the right to request information about personal data that Arup has collected, and to opt out from commercial transactions of that data. Those individuals may contact Arup Poland GDPR Inspector Monika Remiszewska at monika.remiszewska@arup.com or +48 22 455 46 19

Who do we share this information with?

As we are a global company, with offices spread across the world, we may need to share your personal information with our group companies in different countries. However, we are very mindful of data protection laws in each country. This means that whatever country you are based in, we handle your personal information in line with that country’s data protection requirements.

We may share your personal information with companies acting on our behalf who will only use the information to provide that service. However, we will retain control of your data and any third-party service provider that we use must act in accordance with our instructions. We may also share your personal information with a purchaser or potential purchaser of our business.

In some circumstances, we may have to disclose your personal information by law, because a court or the police or other law enforcement agency has asked us for it.

How to get copies of or amend the information we have collected

You may request details of the personal information that we hold about you under data protection laws. If you would like a copy of the information held about you for marketing please write to us at communications@arup.com.

For a copy of all other information we may hold about you please write to us at privacy@arup.com or at: Data Privacy Manager, Arup, 8 Fitzroy Street, London, UK, W1T 4BQ. If you think any information we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible. We will correct or update any information as soon as we can.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect, including locked cabinets, electronic password protection and pass card access to buildings.

If at any point you suspect or receive a suspicious communication from someone suggesting they work for Arup or a website claiming to be affiliated with Arup, please forward the communication to us or report the incident by email to CSIRT@arup.com or in writing to Cyber Security Incident Response Team, Arup, 8 Fitzroy Street, London, UK, W1T 4BQ as soon as possible.

Linking to other websites

Our website or marketing email messages sometimes include links to other websites which are not within our control. Once you have left our website or email, we cannot be held responsible for the content of other websites or the protection and privacy of any information which you provide to those websites. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.