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At ERSG ("ERSG"), protecting your privacy is very important to us. Our goal is to treat the personal information you provide to us with the utmost respect, and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy explains how personal information about you may be collected, used, or disclosed as a consequence of your activities on this Site. We urge you to read it carefully.

By accessing, using and/or downloading materials from or sending or posting materials to, this Site, you agree on your own behalf and on behalf of each entity on whose behalf you act, to the terms of this Privacy Policy and to the practices for the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information as described here.

Please note that this Site is also governed by the Terms and Conditions of Use. We urge you to review the Terms and Conditions of Use before proceeding further on this Site.

What Information Do We Collect? Anonymous browsing

You can visit this Site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself, including your email address. In this case, our Web server may collect the name, address, the IP address and domain you used to access this Site, the type and version of browser and operating system you are using, and the web site you came from and visit next. This information is used by us and our business partners to measure the number of visits, average time spent, page views, and other statistics about visitors to this Site in general. We may also use this data to monitor site performance for systems administration purposes, to make this Site easier and more convenient to use and to report information in aggregate form to our advisers (e.g. how many visitors log in to this Site).

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of data stored by your Internet browser on your computer's hard drive, which permits us to recognize you when you access this Site. If you are browsing, a cookie is used to help us measure the number of visits, average time spent, page views, and other statistics relating to your use of this Site. If you are searching, a cookie is used to carry the search request data from the request page to the results page. This cookie, by itself, doesn't tell us your email address or who you are. If you decide to register on-line with us, we may collect additional information to provide tailored job opportunities or other information to you (see Personal Information Collection below). In this case, we use cookies to recognize you on subsequent visits and make your on-line experience more convenient, unless prohibited by law. Please note portions of this Site will not function if you do not accept cookies.
Tracking user preferences also helps us serve you targeted advertising. Targeted advertisements are probably more interesting for you and are more productive for our advertisers.

Personal Information Collection, Use And Distribution To Third Parties Generally

There are times when we may ask you for or you may choose to provide information about yourself or your business to assist us in meeting your various needs. This information may be used for the following purposes: answering your questions, providing you with services you have requested, giving producers and developers of the Site information that is useful in determining appropriate new features, content and services, to provide advertisers with aggregate, not individual, information about our customers, or informing you of additional services or job opportunities provided by ERSG or by our business partners, that may interest you.

To provide these services, we may need to ask you directly to provide, among other things, your name, mailing address, postal code, email address and phone number ("Registration Information"). You may also elect to apply on-line to a job posting (free of charge) OR to purchase one of our services. Purchasing services with us may require us to gather additional personal information (including credit or debit card information, where appropriate).

At times, we also conduct on-line surveys to better understand the needs, profiles, and experience of our visitors. You will be given the option to participate in such surveys. Unless you request to receive the results of the survey via email, no personal information is requested during such surveys and all information is used on an aggregated basis only. If, during the registration process, you indicate you would like us to keep you updated on new site developments and information about our services or about offerings from ERSG, we will send you these updates by email.

If you contact ERSG we may keep a record of that correspondence. We do not collect the email addresses of those who communicate with ERSG via email. We use the information provided only so that we may respond to the email. We do not knowingly solicit information from children and we do not knowingly market our services to children.

When you provide personal information to us, we may communicate and disclose it to third parties for the purpose of fulfilling, servicing and completing your requests and the transactions related to it. These third parties may be in the UK or in other parts of the world. By registering with ERSG, you agree that your information may be shared with third parties for the purpose of fulfilling, servicing and completing your requests and transactions related to it.

We may also aggregate statistics that we gather about the visitors to the Site, sales, traffic patterns, and services and provide these statistics to third parties; however, when we do, these statistics will not include any personal information that identifies individuals.

We may also use, disclose and communicate your personal information if required to do so by law including by an order of any court. Although we use all reasonable means to ensure that the information you provide to us is not used by third parties for purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy, ERSG is not responsible for any improper use of your personal information that is beyond our reasonable control.

CV Collection

As part of the services we provide, you may choose to provide us with your CV, to be viewed by our consultants and staff members who access this Website. In addition to the provisions of this Privacy Policy, the collection, use and distribution of your CV is governed by the Terms & Conditions of Use.

How Do You Access And Update Your Personal Information?

Your personal information is located on a server(s) operated by Purple Penguin Media Limited. ERSG provides you with the means to access, update, edit or delete the Registration Information and other personal information you have provided to us at any time on your own by going to your user account and changing or deleting your Registration Information and other personal information as desired. If you decide at any time that you do not want to receive any updates you have subscribed for just send an email message to EMAILADDRESS indicating your preference not to receive updates. If you are unsure whether we have a record containing your personal information and would like to confirm whether or not we do, please send an email to EMAILADDRESS  indicatiting all email addresses which you may have given us.

How Is Your Personal Information Secured And Protected?

Where ERSG considers it appropriate, ERSG uses encryption and/or authentication tools among other methods to protect certain web-based personal information. E-mails you send us are not necessarily secure when they are transmitted to us. If your communication is sensitive or includes confidential information such as a credit card number, you may want to provide it by post or via the telephone instead.

We instruct our employees with access to your personal information that it is to be used only in adherence with the principles set forth in this Privacy Policy and the laws applicable to each specific business. The only employees who have access to your personal information are administrative personnel. Employees who misuse customer personal information may be subject to disciplinary action.

What If We Change Our Privacy Policy?

ERSG reserves the right to modify or supplement this Privacy Policy statement at any time. If we make any material change to this Privacy Policy, we will update this Site to include such changes and post a notice on our home page, for a period of 30 days, with a link to the updated Privacy Policy. Please read any such notice and the new policy statement. If you return to this Site after a period of more than 30 days, please check this Privacy Policy to confirm that you are aware of the details of the most recent update. Please look at the top of this Privacy Policy to check the date that it was updated and to confirm that you are familiar with the terms of the most recent update. Your continued use of this Site after we post such notice will constitute your acceptance of the new terms and their application to your use of this Site and the personal information disclosed for such use, including personal information previously furnished us, as if they were the initial terms, and your consent to the use of your personal information as described in this privacy policy and elsewhere at our Website. However, we will seek your consent if we want to use your personal information for purposes other than those you have agreed to previously.

Website Links

This Site may contain links to other sites, including those of our business partners, vendors and advertisers. While we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, please understand that we are not responsible for the content of, or the privacy practices employed by, other sites.

Privacy Policy With Respect To Use Of CVs

As part of the services ERSG provides, you are able to post your CV on our website. This section of ERSGs general Privacy Policy applies to the use of your CV by ERSG.

CVs are accessed by our consultants who seek to find you employment with third parties ("Third Parties"). Consultants are not permitted to disclose information outside our organization or beyond the Third Party, as applicable. Recruiters are also required to have entered into an agreement with Third Parties that requires such Third Parties to use your CV solely for the purpose of filling a job within the Third Party for which the information was provided and not disclosing your CV outside the organization. However, although ERSG deals only with reputable organizations, we cannot guarantee that all Employers and Third Parties will adhere to the limitations we impose on them. If at any time you would like your CV removed from our Website, you may do so by using the "delete CV" function.

Some job postings which are posted on the ERSG Site allow you to follow links to where you can apply, and provide your CV, for a specific job posting. In some cases, such applications are still within the ERSG Site and its control. If you are not asked to login using your ERSG Registration User ID and password, however, then both the application process, and your CV are outside the ERSG Site and ERSG's control. In such cases you will be providing your CV directly to the Employer or Recruiter and your CV will be subject to their privacy policy. ERSG is not responsible for the privacy practices of such Employer or Recruiter. In such cases, we encourage you to review the Employer or Recruiter's privacy policy.

Although we use all reasonable means to protect your personal information, ERSG is not responsible for any improper use of your personal information that is beyond our reasonable control.

Your CV when uploaded is converted in to various formats for our use only. These conversions are handled by an external datacentre server stack. Once conversion is complete your CV is then automatically deleted from that service. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, the data company have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information. We may disclose your information if necessary to protect our legal rights or if the information relates to actual or threatened harmful conduct or potential threats to the physical safety of any person. Disclosure may be required by law or if we receive legal process. If these servers are breached we are not responsible for this and cannot be held liable.

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ANTI-SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING POLICY

ERSG has relationships with various types of suppliers, the majority of whom are professional contractors working in the energy sector. Following the passing of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, ERSG has reviewed its existing compliance and risk management processes to determine to what extent measures already exist and what further measures may be required to prevent slavery and human trafficking taking place in any part of our businesses or in our supply chains. This policy underpins our approach, and will be used to inform our Statement on Slavery and Human Trafficking which is due to be published next year.

ERSG has adopted a statement of its corporate values on the prevention of modern slavery and human trafficking. The value statement governs all our business dealings and the conduct of all persons or organisations with whom we contract directly or whom we appoint to act on our behalf.

We expect all who have, or seek to have, a business relationship with ERSG to comply themselves with this statement and to act at all times in a way which is consistent with our anti-slavery values.

ERSG’S ANTI-SLAVERY COMMITMENT

As part of our culture of good ethics and practice ERSG operates a set of values which reflect our relationships with our principal stakeholders: customers, shareholders, suppliers, contractors and employees. In all of its business dealings, ERSG opposes the exploitation of individuals in any form, particularly the offences created by the Modern Slavery Act 2015. ERSG is committed to opposing modern slavery in all its forms and preventing it by whatever means possible. ERSG expects the same of all who work for and with it.

1.            PURPOSE

1.1          Modern slavery is a criminal offence under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the "Act"). Modern slavery can occur in various forms, including servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. This document sets out the policy of ERSG with the aim of the prevention of opportunities for modern slavery to occur within its businesses or supply chain. This policy's use of the term "modern slavery" has the meaning given in the Act.

1.2          ERSG has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to ensuring modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in its business or supply chain.

2.            STEPS FOR THE PREVENTION OF MODERN SLAVERY

2.1          We are committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery through­ out our supply chains, consistent with our obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors and suppliers, and we are updating our processes to include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude. We expect our suppliers to hold their own suppliers to the same requirements.

2.2          All employees and suppliers are required to comply with ERSG’s procedures to prevent modern slavery and to conduct business in a manner such that modern slavery is prevented.

2.3          While ERSG complies with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, it acknowledges that it does not control the conduct of those in our supply chains.  To underpin our compliance with practical steps, ERSG intend to implement the following measures:

(i)            conduct  risk assessments  to determine  which  parts of our  business and which  of  our  suppliers  are most at  risk of modern slavery  so that efforts can be focused  on those  areas:

(ii)           engage with our suppliers both to convey to them our Anti-Slavery Policy and to gain an understanding of the measures taken by them to ensure modern slavery is not occurring in their businesses:

(iii)          seek to introduce supplier pre-screening (for example as part of our tender process) and self-reporting for our suppliers on safeguarding  controls:

(iv)         introduce contractual provisions for our suppliers to confirm their adherence to this policy and accept our right to audit their activities and (where practicable) relationships,  both routinely and at times of reasonable  suspicion.

2.4          From financial year 2016, ERSG will include in the directors' report accompanying its annual financial statements a reference to its Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement which will be presented on our website during the course of 2017.

3.            RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE POLICY

3.1          Responsibility for the prevention and prevention of modern slavery rests ERSG’s Directors and senior management. The board of directors of the Company has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy and its implementation comply with our legal and ethical obligations.

3.2          Managers are responsible for ensuring that their staff understand and comply with this policy and are given training on it.

4.            ACTIONS TO REPORT MODERN SLAVERY OR HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Whistleblowing Procedure - direct access to senior management.

ERSG's Whistleblowing Procedure is intended to provide guidance on how concerns can be communicated to the Company. Concerns about suspected modern slavery associated with the Company or our suppliers may be reported by employees in this manner. The Whistleblowing Procedure applies to all employees.

Employees should raise any concerns with a Director of ERSG or their Country Manager as appropriate.

Concerns should be raised if any employee or any supplier:-

  1. suspects a person acting on behalf of ERSG is seeking to exploit another in a way which could amount to modern slavery;
  1. suspects that a person acting on behalf of one of ERSG’s suppliers is seeking to exploit another in a way which could amount to  modern slavery;
  1. has received an approach from a person acting on behalf of ERSG who has invited you  to  participate in acts which could result in offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 being committed;
  1. has information which leads to the reasonable conclusion that a person acting on behalf of ERSG or any supplier is preparing to commit, is committing or has committed an act in contravention of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Reports will be kept confidential other than where ERSG is required to pass information to relevant authorities.

5.            SAFEGUARDS

We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn   out to be mistaken. We are committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in any of our supply chains. Detrimental treatment includes dismissal, disciplinary action, threats or other unfavourable treatment connected with raising a concern. The Company will accept and take seriously concerns communicated anonymously.

However, retention of anonymity does render investigations and validation more difficult and can make the process less effective. Individuals are therefore encouraged to put their names to allegations.

Any claims or allegations made which are found to be malicious or vexatious will result in disciplinary action being taken against an employee making such claims or allegations.

6.            COMMUNICATION AND AWARENESS OF THIS POLICY

Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery must be communicated to all suppliers and contractors and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.

7.            REVIEW

Following its initial adoption, this Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy will be reviewed by ERSG’s Directors on a regular basis (at least annually) and may be amended from time to time. This Policy will be used to inform our Statement on Slavery and Human Trafficking which will be published no later than the publication of our 2016 financial results.

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German Office

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Dutch Office

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USA Seattle Office

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