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Introduction & Summary

Protecting and securing your Data, as defined in the General Conditions of Use, is especially important to FOR THE ENGINEERS, trading name of JGT and CO Limited.

This Data Protection Policy forms an integral part of the General Conditions of Use and is intended to govern the collection, use of and access to your Data within the framework of use of the Website, mobile APP and/or the For the Engineers Service, particularly during registration on the platform, the organisation, management and participation in online events, application of jobs, request for additional information, scheduling of calls, and enquiries relating to services and solutions, white-papers, CRM including e-mail and notifications, and the Messaging plus service.

We use site-wide cookies to improve user experience and to maximise the functionality of the platform. We do not store cookie data, or transfer your personal data to anyone or entity. Your details are kept on a secure server, and your preferences are used for the sole purpose of establishing what you would like to see and utilise on the platform.

All of our emails, and messaging services are secured with end-to-end encryption, and all personal details are stored on a secure server in the United Kingdom, and will not be transferred, sold or used for any other purpose other than to serve you with content, jobs and discussions based on your interests and profile, in accordance with UK GDPR, EU GDPR, and US Privacy laws.

About Us

JGT and Co Limited Limited and its subsidiary companies listed below (together " JGT & Co Limited", "we", "our" or "us" “Group”) will collect, use, share and disclose or otherwise process your personal information in line with this Policy. The relevant controller for your information will depend on which product or service you have interacted with or to which title you have subscribed as set out below.

Controller Description
JGT and Co Limited The holding company of the FOR THE ENGINEERS brand. FOR THE ENGINEERS is a marketing, digital events, jobs, services and solutions, and lead generation platform.

Article 1: Collection Of Your Information

HOW WE COLLECT YOUR INFORMATION
REGISTRATION, FORUMS, APPS AND YOUR DEALINGS WITH US

We collect contact information, biographical details, preferences, and other declared personal information about you when you provide it to us. For example, when you register on FOR THE ENGINEERS or fill out our online forms, contribute on our forum, create a cv on our JOBS MARKET, or attend one of our online events.

INFORMATION FROM DEVICES

We also collect information automatically from your devices when you interact with our websites or use our apps. This can include:

  • Information about your device type, operating system, hardware, software, display settings and browser type to tailor your experience to your device (tablet vs phone).
  • Unique identifiers, such as you Advertising ID (e.g. Google's Advertiser Identification or Apple's Identifier for Advertisers) to save your preferences against an identifier to display advertising.
  • Other unique identifiers like IP address, so that we can recognise if you have been to our websites before, allow your device to interact with our websites and apps.
  • Device settings such as general geographic location (this can be to provide services that have copyright restrictions, to show you content that is relevant to where you are, and tailor advertising to your interests).
  • Device operations, such as information about how you’ve used the device on our sites, so that we can tailor the experience based on the way you or similar users interact with our content.
  • We may also collect information from cookies placed on your device and store other cookies and technologies. See the section on Cookies & Similar Technologies for more information about our use of cookies.
  • With your consent, we may also collect the specific location of your device or request access to data from other applications to provide certain services you have requested
MOBILE APPS

When you download our apps, we will collect the following information from your device: unique identifier (UDID), MAC address or other applicable device identifier and location.

SOCIAL LOGIN

If you log in to our websites or online services via a third party site, such as Facebook, that site may pass information to us, such as user ID, name associated with the ID, email address and location, plus other information as described in that website's privacy policy. Our websites and apps may also return information about you to that social networking site regarding your log in, such as which of our websites and apps you visit and use, and your use of social media services on those websites and apps.

If you log in with or connect to your account using social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc), the social media service's use of the shared information will be governed by their privacy policy. If you do not want your personal information shared in this way, please do not connect your social media service account with your FOR THE ENGINEERS account, and do not participate in social sharing on our websites or apps.

POSTS, COMMENTS AND INTERACTION

If you correspond with any of our forums, posts or interact with other customers or audience members or our staff, for example by using polls, comments, text messages, video, email, phone, or by post, we may display this content indefinitely in any relevant context, subject to our editorial judgement and your rights as set out in this Policy. This may be anonymised in the case of testimonials or customer service conversations. If you take part in any reader or listener forums, send us letters for publication, or take part in any ', then you may be identifiable to others publicly and your comments attributed to you.

PUBLIC INFORMATION AND POSTS

Any information about yourself or others that you post on our social media pages, on platforms like Twitter, Facebook and other chat rooms, blogs and forums, will be viewed by others (including search engines), over whom we have no control. You are responsible for the information you choose to post or otherwise make available in public areas, and you acknowledge that this may be collected and used by third parties.

OTHER SOURCES

We may ask data management and consumer insight providers if they have lifestyle, demographic, household information or other insights about you. This information helps us better understand our audiences. For more information on how to control this use of your information, see the section below on Controlling Your Information.

When you use third party payment providers, such as STRIPE, to pay for or receive payment from us, we will receive information including your name, email address, billing or other address, phone number (if applicable), date of sign-up, the number of payments you have received from verified users, whether you have been verified to have control of a bank account and any other information you agree they can share. If you apply for credit, we may also receive information from credit reference agencies.

Article 2: Legality Of Processing Access To The Website, Products, And Services

The Data Protection Policy must be accepted by any User who wants to access the Website and/or FOR THE ENGINEERS Service, and each time the Data Protection Policy is modified. If the Data Protection Policy is not accepted, the User must forego access to the services offered by the Website and, if applicable, the FOR THE ENGINEERS Service.

Since the processing of Data is necessary for use of the FOR THE ENGINEERS, trading name of JGT and CO Limited service, the User expressly authorises FOR THE ENGINEERS, trading name of JGT and CO Limited, to perform this processing as described in this Data Protection Policy when he or she subscribes to the FOR THE ENGINEERS, trading name of JGT and CO Limited, Service.

Article 3: How We Use Your Personal Information And Our Legal Bases For These Uses

WITH YOUR CONSENT

There may be some uses of your information where we need to ask for your consent. You will have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, however, if you withdraw consent, we may not be able to provide the product or service you have requested.

We will rely on your consent to:

Deliver Direct Marketing Communications: where required, we will ask your permission if we want to deliver direct marketing to you. If you have an account connected to one of our products, you may be able to change your marketing preferences in a preference centre linked to that account. You will also be able to opt out in the communication itself.

We may send you direct marketing communications via post, telephone, email, SMS, social media, online or in-app if we hold a valid direct marketing permission for you.

Place cookies and similar technologies: in accordance with the information provided in the "Cookies & Similar Technologies" section and the information provided to you when those technologies are used.

FULFILLING A CONTRACT

We process your personal information to fulfil a contract we have with you. We rely on this legal basis to:

Provide products and services you have asked for and manage our relationship with you: This may include managing requests, payments, access to products and services, allowing you to interact, comment, and participate in online contests and reward programmes. This may also include sending you information and updates relating to the products and services we provide to you.

Take payments: Information that we hold about you and that you provide to us may be used to take payment for products and services. It may also be used to verify credit details related to payments. Payment details may be retained by our secure payment provider in order to speed up the renewal process for products and services. Further details on payments and privacy of your details can be found here: https://stripe.com/gb/privacy

FOR A LEGITIMATE INTEREST

We may use your information where there is a legitimate reason to do so, such as where it would help achieve our business objectives or to facilitate a benefit to you or someone else. Our legitimate interests in processing personal data include:

  • to support individual and societal rights to receive information;
  • to develop, deliver and maintain relevant and engaging products services and advertising;
  • understanding when our audiences engage with us or other organisations;
  • to build a clearer understanding of who our audiences are in order to better serve them;
  • to carry on the business of a commercial organisation; and
  • to demonstrate that we provide services and products to agreed industry standards.

We rely on these legitimate interests to:

Monitor, improve and protect our products, content, services and websites, online and offline: This includes using information about your app download to validate free trials.

Personalise your experience: We sometimes make assumptions about your interests and preferences based on the way you interact with our products and services and the information we hold about you.Knowing these interests and preferences allows us to understand the products, content and services our customers like, letting us focus our efforts on developing those areas. We may also use this information to make decisions about what direct marketing and advertising to show you.

Content recommendations: We may also use your information to optimise article and content recommendations. Based on the kind of articles and content which prove to be of interest to you.

To build and manage direct marketing campaigns: We use your information to create engaging and relevant marketing campaigns promoting products and services we think you will like from our brands and partners. The use of your information to do this is usually based on a legitimate interest, however, we will ask your permission if we want to deliver direct marketing to you. You will be able to change your marketing preferences in your Preference Centre or in the communications you are sent.

To send product related and similar product and services communications: for certain types of marketing communications, we do not require your consent and we instead rely on our legitimate interest. This is the case for example where we send you postal advertising or where we send you ‘in-life’ communications about products or services that we provide to you. You can opt out of these communications either by visiting your preference centre if you have an account or in the communication itself.

We may send you service-related messages, which are about the service we provide. We do not require your consent for these, and you are not able to opt out.

Prevent fraud, check your identity, and prevent money laundering: We may use your information to check your identity in relation to requests you make. We may also have a legal obligation requiring us to carry out this activity.

Facilitate posting, commenting and interaction: If you correspond with of our platform or interact with other customers or audience members or our staff, for example by using polls, comments, text messages, video, email, phone, or by post, we may display this content indefinitely in any relevant context, subject to our editorial judgement and your rights as set out in this Policy. This may be anonymised in the case of testimonials or customer service conversations. If you take part in any reader or listener forums, send us letters for publication, or take part in any live events, then you may be identifiable to others publicly and your comments attributed to you.

Deliver relevant advertising: We may use the information we hold about you to help us and our partners make better decisions about what adverts to present to you. We also use the information we collect from you and other sources to create engaging and relevant marketing campaigns promoting products and services we think you will like from our brands and partners. When you visit our websites or use our apps that we work with may select and then display adverts on your device.

Audience segmentation and creation: We may use the information we hold about you, including how you engage with our products and services, as well as from other sources, to segment our audiences into groups with particular attributes (likes/dislikes/reading behaviours etc). This helps us personalise your experience and show you more relevant content and adverts.

Cookie matching/syncing: When you visit our sites, we may check your device to see if a cookie ID has been assigned to it. This is a form of identifier that tells us who is visiting our sites. We are then able to compare the cookie ID we have for you with IDs that our advertisers hold to see if we both know who you are. By knowing it is you (or your device), the advertiser can decide if they want to advertise to you and if so, what advertising would be relevant. See the section on Cookies & Similar Technologies for more information.

Detect ad blockers: We may collect information from your devices that tells us whether you are using an ad blocker. This is so that we can manage our compliance with the law and also determine if we are able to show you advertising. We may also ask you to suspend or whitelist our sites so that we can show you adverts. As a predominantly advertising funded business, we do rely on our ability to show you advertising to help ensure we are able to provide you with the products and services you request.

Provide co-branded services and features: We may offer co-branded services or features, such as competitions or other promotions, together with a third party and may share the information you provide to us with that third party. These co-branded services may be hosted by us or by the third party. It will usually be obvious where this is the case and will provide you with additional information where required. Please remember that where we share your information with these third parties, that they will use your information in accordance with their privacy policy.

Ensure our services are used appropriately: If you post or send offensive or objectionable content anywhere on or to our websites or apps, or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on any of our platforms, we may use the information that is available to us about you to stop such behaviour. This may involve informing relevant third parties, including your employer, law enforcement or other competent authorities about the content and your behaviour.

Ensure that our products and services confirm to agreed industry standards: Some of our products and services are independently monitored and assessed to ensure they meet approved industry standards and for industry reporting purposes.

Provide you with support: We may also provide you with help and support where we believe it is required. For example, if you have provided your contact information, we may contact you when a checkout journey is not completed. We may record phone calls or customer enquiries via online chat for quality, training and management purposes.

Conduct market research and analytics: We may use the information we hold on you about your engagement with our products and services, as well as other information collected from partners and other sources, to understand how our products are used and make improvements or develop other products and services our audiences may like. We may to contact you about your experience of a product or service we provide you.

Change of control or sale of our business: We may transfer, sell or assign any of the information described in this Policy to third parties as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change of control, transfer of assets or reorganisation of our business.

TO COMPLY WITH LEGAL OBLIGATIONS & PROTECT OUR RIGHTS

There may be situations where we need to use your information to comply with legal and regulatory obligations or defend claims. This may include publishing information about prize winners, for example. We may also disclose your information where we are allowed to by law to protect or enforce our rights or the rights of others and for the prevention and detection of crime, such as fraud.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

The specific legal basis we use will depend on the activity the information is used for. Please keep in mind that while we will rely on one legal basis, if that is no longer available to us, we may be able to rely on another.

HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
SHARING BETWEEN JGT AND CO AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND BRANDS

Your information will be shared between the JGT and CO companies, and brands listed in the About Us section above for use in accordance with this policy.
Legal basis: Performance of a contract, legitimate interest.

Article 4: Company Data Collected

PURPOSE DATA COLLECTED LEGAL BASIS
Creation and management of your FOR THE ENGINEERS Account.
  • Information about the account: identifier, password, surname, first name, email address, social network profiles, comments, feedback, questions, contributions to all content, job posts, agora posts throughout the platform , images of a natural person recorded during an online event (videos)
  • ID data: surname, first name, telephone number and postal address making it possible to identify a legal person, information about invoicing, IP address, connection country
  • Professional data: Job title, manager/administrator, participant, invited speaker.
The need to enforce our contract with you to access and use an Account on our website and our application.
Improvement of the services offered by FOR THE ENGINEERS and measurement of audiences. Connection data: times, countries, IT access provider, proxies, IP address, UDID, URL, OS, resolution.
  • Public professional data: LinkedIn profiles, other information made public.
  • Our legitimate interest in analysing our services to offer you the best user experience possible.
  • Your consent for localisation.
Response to the demands of the administrative and legal authorities. Technical data. The legal obligation of stakeholders.
Proposal of new services adapted to your needs and commercial prospection.
  • Cookies
  • Interests and preferences.
Your consent.
Banking data - Stored by our secure payments partner.
  • Card you pay with
  • Billing address
  • Invoices
  • Purchase history.
Your consent.
Data Analytics Providers. We may share information with companies that provide data analytics services in order to operate, evaluate and improve our business.
  • Identifiers
  • Internet Data
  • Geolocation Data
  • Sensory Data
  • Inference Data
  • Physical Data
  • Profile Data
  • Associated Data
Your Consent.
Social Networks We may share information about you with social networks where you have provided your permission.
  • Identifiers
  • Commercial Data
  • Internet Data
  • Profile Data
  • Associated Data
Your Consent.

The Company/Participant is informed and expressly agrees to their following personal data being collected:

  • Surname, first name
  • Employer name
  • Company name
  • Website address
  • Business address
  • Account name (login)
  • Email address; (E-mail addresses are NOT passed on, sold, or transferred to anyone or company under any circumstance)
  • Postal address
  • Telephone number
  • Avatar
  • Comments, feedback, questions, contributions throughout the platform
  • Other Data that you share voluntarily with other companies either through forms you fill in and consent to, or directly
  • Internet or other network or device activity (such as browsing history or app usage) ("Internet Data")
  • Geo-location information ("Geolocation Data")
  • Sensory information (such as audio or visual information)("Sensory Data")
  • Inference information about you ("Inference Data")
  • Legally protected classifications (such as gender, race, marital status)("Protected Data")
  • Physical characteristics or description ("Physical Data")
  • Profile data about you and any inferences drawn from the profile data (such as characteristics, behaviours, attitudes)("Profile Data")
  • Information that identifies or can be reasonably associated with you ("Associated Data")

The Participant is informed and expressly agrees to this personal data being shared with the following recipients JGT and CO Limited, is the data controller, unless you (‘The user’) opts in via one of our forms to be contacted. You can at any time, revoke the permission you gave to me contacted via your ‘preferences portal’ in the ‘My Profile’ section of your user account on FOR THE ENGINEERS.

We do not knowingly collect or use the personal information of consumers under the age of 18.

CATEGORIES OF SOURCES FROM WHICH WE MAY COLLECT PERSONAL DATA

The sources from which we may have collected personal information about you or your use of the Services are set out in the 'Collection of Your Information' section of this Policy. These include information collected:

  • Directly from you and your devices
  • From other sources (such as Analytics providers, social media networks)
  • Through your use of our Services

Article 5: Personal Data Collected

PURPOSE DATA COLLECTED LEGAL BASIS
Creation and management of your FOR THE ENGINEERS Account.
  • Information about the account: identifier, password, surname, first name, email address, social network profiles, comments, feedback, questions, contributions to all content, job posts, agora posts throughout the platform , images of a natural person recorded during an online event (videos)
  • ID data: surname, first name, telephone number and postal address making it possible to identify a legal person, information about invoicing, IP address, connection country
  • Professional data: Job title, manager/administrator, participant, invited speaker.
The need to enforce our contract with you to access and use an Account on our website and our application.
Improvement of the services offered by FOR THE ENGINEERS and measurement of audiences. Connection data: times, countries, IT access provider, proxies, IP address, UDID, URL, OS, resolution.
  • Public professional data: LinkedIn profiles, other information made public
  • Our legitimate interest in analysing our services to offer you the best user experience possible.
  • Your consent for localisation.
Response to the demands of the administrative and legal authorities. Technical data. The legal obligation of stakeholders.
Proposal of new services adapted to your needs and commercial prospection.
  • Cookies
  • Interests and preferences.
Your consent.
Banking data
  • Stored by our secure payments partner.
  • Card you pay with
  • Billing address
  • Invoices
  • Purchase history.
Your Consent.
Data Analytics Providers. We may share information with companies that provide data analytics services in order to operate, evaluate and improve our business.
  • Identifiers
  • Internet Data
  • Geolocation Data
  • Sensory Data
  • Inference Data
  • Physical Data
  • Profile Data
  • Associated Data.
Your Consent.
Social Networks. We may share information about you with social networks where you have provided your permission.
  • Identifiers
  • Commercial Data
  • Internet Data
  • Profile Data
  • Associated Data
Your Consent.

The Participant is informed and expressly agrees to their following personal data being collected:

  • Surname, first name
  • Employer name
  • Work experience
  • Education
  • Skills & certifications
  • Work History
  • Account name (login)
  • Email address; (E-mail addresses are NOT passed on, sold, or transferred to anyone or company under any circumstance)
  • Postal address
  • Telephone number
  • Avatar
  • Comments, feedback, questions, contributions throughout the platform
  • Other Data that You share voluntarily with other companies either through forms you fill in and consent to, or directly
  • Internet or other network or device activity (such as browsing history or app usage) ("Internet Data")
  • Geo-location information ("Geolocation Data")
  • Sensory information (such as audio or visual information)("Sensory Data")
  • Inference information about you ("Inference Data")
  • Legally protected classifications (such as gender, race, marital status)("Protected Data")
  • Physical characteristics or description ("Physical Data")
  • Profile data about you and any inferences drawn from the profile data (such as characteristics, behaviours, attitudes)("Profile Data")
  • Information that identifies or can be reasonably associated with you ("Associated Data").

The Participant is informed and expressly agrees to this personal data being shared with the following recipients: JGT and CO Limited, is the data controller, unless you (‘The user’) opts in via one of our forms to be contacted. You can at any time, revoke the permission you gave to me contacted via your ‘preferences portal’ in the ‘My Profile’ section of your user account on FOR THE ENGINEERS.

We do not knowingly collect or use the personal information of consumers under the age of 18.

CATEGORIES OF SOURCES FROM WHICH WE MAY COLLECT PERSONAL DATA

The sources from which we may have collected personal information about you or your use of the Services are set out in the 'Collection of Your Information' section of this Policy. These include information collected:

  • Registration on FOR THE ENGINEERS
  • Directly from you and your devices
  • From other sources (such as Analytics providers, social media networks)
  • Through your use of our Services.

Article 6: Data Protection Officer (DPO)

We have appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO). The DPO is in charge of training and raising the awareness of FOR THE ENGINEERS, trading name of JGT and CO Limited, internal teams to maintain the standards required by the GDPR as regards security and confidentiality. He or she is also required to report any activity which does not comply with applicable regulations to the relevant persons. It is possible to contact our DPO at privacy@fortheengineers.com or info@jgtandco.com for any question or request to create/update data.

Article 7: Rights Of The User Concerning Their Data

Due to applicable legal and regulatory provisions, Users have a right to access, rectify and delete their Data, to limit or object to their processing, a right to set instructions for preserving, erasing and communicating their Data after their death and the right to the portability of their Data.

  • Right to access: you have the right to obtain confirmation that your personal data is processed, in order to obtain a copy of it as well as certain information related to its processing;
  • Right to rectify: you can request the rectification of your personal data which is inaccurate, and also add to it. You can also change your personal information in your Account at any time;
  • Right to delete: you can, in some cases, have your personal data deleted. This right applies in particular when your personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected;
  • Right to object: you can object, for reasons relating to your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data, and you have the right to object to commercial prospection;
  • Right to limit the processing: in certain circumstances, you have the right to limit the processing of your personal data;
  • Right to portability: in some cases, you can ask to receive your personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, or, when this is possible, that we pass it directly to another data controller;
  • Right to withdraw your consent: for processing requiring your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Exercising this right does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on the consent given before the withdrawal of the latter;
  • Right to define the instructions relating to the fate of your personal data post mortem: you have the right to define instructions relating to the retention, deletion and communication of your personal data after your death.
  • To exercise one of the aforementioned rights or for any question you may have, You may contact FOR THE ENGINEERS at privacy@fortheengineers.com or write to us at 1st Floor, 2 Woodberry Grove, Finchley, London, N12 0DR.
  • In accordance with the applicable legislation, requests to exercise rights must provide sufficient information so that FOR THE ENGINEERS, trading name of JGT and CO Limited can check the identity of the persons concerned, to ensure that the ones making the requests are the persons concerned themselves or those who are authorised by them. Upon receipt of a request JGT and Co limited shall determine its admissibility in accordance with the applicable regulations.
  • You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s office (ICO) or to obtain remedies from the competent courts if you think that we have not respected your rights.

Article 8: Security And Confidentiality Of Data

  • The Data collected by FOR THE ENGINEERS, trading name of JGT and CO Limited are stored in a secure environment.
  • To ensure security of the Data, JGT and CO Limited particularly makes use of the following measures:
  1. Access management - authorised person
  2. Access management - person concerned
  3. Network surveillance software
  4. IT backup
  5. Digital certificate development
  6. Login/password
  7. Firewalls
  • People working for JGT and Co Limited are required to respect the confidentiality of this Data.
  • JGT and Co Limited undertakes to guarantee the existence of adequate levels of protection in keeping with the applicable legal and regulatory requirements. However, since no mechanism that can offer absolute security exists, there is an element of risk whenever the internet is used to transmit data and personal information.
  • JGT and Co Limited will notify the ICO, the information commissioner and the person concerned, of any Data infringements covered by the Regulations.

Article 9: Period For Which Data Is Stored By JGT and Co Limited

  • The period for which Data is stored by JGT and Co Limited is limited to the period in which the User uses the FOR THE ENGINEERS SERVICE, subject to compliance with the applicable legal provisions;
  • However, the necessary Data may be stored for the purposes of commercial prospection or archiving for a maximum of three (3) years from the date on which you ceased to use the FOR THE ENGINEERS SERVICE.
  • The browsing Data collected when the User simply visits the website shall be stored for a maximum period of thirty-six (36) months.

Article 10: What Other Technologies Do We Use

As well as cookies, we use other types of tracking technologies:

WEB BEACONS AND TRACKING PIXELS

These are bits of data that count the number of users who access a website or webpage and can also allow us to see if a cookie has been activated. Web beacons used on web pages or in emails allow us to see how successful an article has been, or whether an email message was successfully delivered and read in a marketing campaign. Web beacons are also used to verify any clicks through to links or advertisements contained in emails. We may use this information to help us identify which emails are more interesting to you and to inform advertisers how many customers have clicked on their adverts (the information shared with advertisers is aggregated and does not identify you individually).

FLASH COOKIES

We may, in certain situations, use Adobe Flash Player to deliver special content, such as video clips or animation. To improve your user experience, Local Shared Objects (commonly known as Flash cookies) are used to provide functions such as remembering your settings and preferences. Flash cookies are stored on your device, but they are managed through an interface different from the one provided by your web browser.

TRACKING URL’s

Tracking URLs are a special web link that allows us to measure when a link is clicked on. They are used to help us measure the effectiveness of campaigns and advertising and the popularity of articles that are read.

DEVICE FINGERPRINTING

We may collect and analyse a device's browser information to help identify that device, present content correctly, conduct analytics and help prevent and detect fraud.

IF YOU ACCESS OUR SERVICES VIA A MOBILE DEVICE

We may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device, geo-location data, and other transactional information for that device. We may also use the unique identifier to validate free trials, for example.

Article 11: Cookie Policy

  • JGT and Co Limited, trading as FOR THE ENGINEERS uses cookies and other services for analysing traffic on the Website in order to facilitate the User's navigation on the Website and optimise the technical management, offer the User targeted advertising adapted to their areas of interest and to create visit statistics.
  • A cookie is a small information file saved by a website on the User's computer. This cookie can be re-used during a future visit to the same website. A cookie cannot be read by any website other than the one that created it. Most cookies are only valid for the duration of a session or visit.
  • No cookie can contain information that allows the User to be contacted by telephone, email or post.
  • Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically.
  • However, it is possible for the User to configure their browser to be informed each time a cookie is created or to prevent them from being saved.
  • Types of cookies used.
  • JGT and Co Limited, trading as FOR THE ENGINEERS uses one or more of the following types of cookies:
  • Essential cookies required for operation of the Website, for example authorising the User to remain connected to their account;
  • Cookies monitoring use of the Website in order to generate statistical reports on the use of the Website, without identifying the individual Users of the Website;
  • Cookies required for the correct and efficient operation of the Website, including cookies allowing the Website to save User preferences;
  • Cookies monitoring User behaviour in order to communicate about offers or promotions.
WHAT IF YOU DO NOT WANT COOKIES?
  • If You do not want the Website to store cookies on your computer, You have the choice to block the cookies (in other words configure your browser to refuse all cookies) and/or delete the cookies that have already been placed on your computer:
  • Under Internet Explorer: you can block cookies by using the parameters to change the processing of cookies by clicking on "Tools", "Internet Options", "Confidentiality" and then on the button "Advanced";
  • On Firefox: you can block all cookies by clicking on "Tools", "Options", "Privacy", by selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu and de-selecting "Accept third-party cookies";
  • On Chrome, you can block all cookies by clicking on "Personalise and control", then "Parameters", "Display advanced parameters" and "Content parameters" "Cookies and site data" under the heading "Cookies".
  • Bear in mind, however, that when you deactivate some cookies, some functions may no longer be available on the Website.
ANALYTICS COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES

These collect information about your use of our websites and apps, and enable us to improve the way they work. For example, analytics cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on FOR THE ENGINEERS allowing us to display the most popular content more prominently. They help us record how you interact with our websites, such as how you navigate around pages and from page to page, identifying improvements we can make to the customer journey. They also help identify any difficulties you have accessing our services, so we can fix any problems. Additionally, these cookies allow us to see overall patterns of usage at an aggregated level. This means we can highlight content and articles that we believe will be of interest to you. We provide personalisation by using cookies, IP addresses, web beacons, URL tracking and mobile app settings.

FUNCTIONAL/PREFERENCE COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES

These cookies collect information about your choices and preferences, and allow us to remember things like language, your username (so you can log in faster), text size, and location, so we can show you relevant content to where you are. They allow us to customise the services you have accessed. We also use these cookies to provide you with services such as video clips.

SOCIAL MEDIA COOKIES

These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or "like" button on our sites or apps, or when you engage with our content on or through a social site such as Facebook or Twitter, inviting colleagues, or share your posts on FTE on your social channels, by logging in to the api provided in the posting process on our modules such as events, white-papers, and Jobs Market. These cookies collect information about your social media interaction with our websites, such as whether or not you have an account with the social media site and whether you are logged into it when you interact with content on our websites. This information may be linked to targeting/advertising activities.

TRACKING, ADVERTISING COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES

We use these types of technologies to provide advertisements that we think may be more relevant to your interests. This can be done by delivering online adverts based on your previous web browsing activity, known as "online behavioural advertising" (OBA). Cookies are placed on your browser which will remember the websites you have visited. Adverts based on what you have been looking at are then displayed to you when you visit websites which use the same advertising networks.

These cookies may also be used to:

  • track how many times adverts are seen by users;
  • determine if an advert lead to a click through to another website and lead to a sale or other action;
  • protect our advertisers’ brands; and
  • provide you with adverts based on your location, offers you click on, and other similar interactions with our websites and apps.

Article 12: Managing Cookies

COOKIE CONTROLS

When you visit our platforms for the first time you will be shown a consent management notice explaining the use of cookies by us, our partners and third parties. You'll be able to learn more about the specific cookies in use and how to control them. We will remember your preferences and may ask you periodically to confirm these preferences. You are able to change your preferences at any time by visiting the “My Profile’ section in your account and clicking on ‘cookie settings’.

Most modern browsers are set to accept cookies by default, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser. We participate in the IAB Europe Transparency & Consent Framework and operate a Consent Management Platform that helps us to comply with the framework’s Specifications and Policies.

CONTROLLING FLASH COOKIES

You can manage the use of Flash technologies with the Flash management tools available at Adobe's website, at www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/privacy.html.

CONTROLLING WEB BEACONS

You can prevent web beacons from tracking your activity, although you won't be able to decline receiving them in emails. For information about managing your cookie options, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies, you may not have access to certain features, content, or personalisation available on our websites or apps.

ARTICLE 13: TRANSFER AS PART OF THE SALE OF OUR BUSINESS

If we sell part or all of our business, customer personal information may be one of the transferred business assets. If this happens, your information may be disclosed to any successors of our business for them to use for the purpose set out in this Policy.
 Legal basis: Legitimate interest

Article 14: Controlling Your Information

UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION

Please ensure you provide us with accurate information, update your personal information or tell us if it changes or is inaccurate. You can update your details, for example your email address, in your account settings or an equivalent section if you are a member/subscriber. You may also email our Customer Services team at privacy@fortheengineers.com.

PREFERENCE CENTRE: CONTROLLING DIRECT MARKETING AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS

You can change your mind about receiving direct marketing or other communications you receive from us or the companies you have opting to receive information from via one of our forms, bulletins and other information about your chosen products and services (for example, THE FTE REPORT, Weekly digest e-mail, FTE Messaging Plus, Messaging, or one of the companies you opted to receive communication from, campaigns) by changing the settings in your preference centre or by following the unsubscribe instructions in the relevant communication.

There may be some types of communication that you receive that cannot be controlled through your preference centre, but you will still be able to opt-out by following the instructions in the communication itself.

WITHDRAWING CONSENT FOR PROCESSING

Where we rely on your consent to process your information, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. In some instances, we may have an alternative legal basis to continue to process that personal information and we will inform you of that. If you do withdraw consent, we may not be able to provide the product or service you have requested.

Article 15: Other Rights

You have the right to ask us for a copy of your personal data; to correct, delete or restrict (stop any active) processing of your personal data; and to obtain the personal data you provide to us for a contract or with your consent in a structured, machine readable format, and to ask us to share (port) this data to another controller. In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal data in some circumstances (in particular, where we don’t have to process the data to meet a contractual or other legal requirement, or where we are using the data for direct marketing). To exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the contact details below. These rights may be restricted by law, for example we may not be able to provide a copy of your data where the data we hold is also the data of a third party and it is not reasonable to disclose this information.

If you have unresolved concerns, you have the right to complain to an EU data protection authority where you live, work or where you believe a breach may have occurred. In the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Article 16: Our Intended Audiences

Our websites and apps, products and services are not aimed at anyone under the age of 18. We do not intentionally target, create interest segments, or otherwise process personal data relating to anyone under the age of 18.

Article 17: Changes To This Policy

From time to time we make changes to this Policy. This may be in relation to changes in the law, best practice, changes in our services or treatment of your personal information. Where necessary, we will notify you of these changes. We will always display clearly when the privacy policy was last amended on the website.

Contact Us

To exercise one of the rights laid down in this Data Protection Policy, or for any questions they have, Users may contact us at the following addresses: JGT & Co Limited: 1st Floor, 2 Woodberry Grove, Finchley, London, N12 0DR or please email us at privacy@fortheengineers.com or info@jgtandco.com .