Privacy and Marks


The following statements explain the URS Holdings Group policy regarding the personal information collected about you and/or your business e.g.: consultants, single proprietory organizations.

From time-to-time, you will be asked to submit information about yourself (e.g.: name and e-mail address) in order to receive or use services on the website, or other related services. Such services include those relating to the Certification, Inspection, ACB, formal quotations, to name a few, Whenever you provide such personal information, it will be treated confidentiality and in accordance with this policy, current legislation and best practice.


A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a websits computer and stored on your computer. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browsers preferences allow it. For protection,, your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, NOT cookies sent to you by other sites.

You may be able to configure your computer to control cookies from websites accessed - contact your local IT provider.

Use and Storage of your Personal Information

When you supply any personal/business information to the URS Holdings website (e.g. name and email address) we have legal obligations towards you in the way we use such data. Such data will only be needed to advise other members and the public to enable contact possible business contact to be made as set out by the aims of the website.

In general, any information you provide to URS Holdings will only be used within URS Holdings and by its agents, members and service providers (Note - Members have elected to make available their public commercial details to be viewed by all visitors to the site). Your information will be disclosed where we are obliged or permitted by law. Also, if you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to the URS Holdings website or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the URS Holdings website, URS Holdings can use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop such behaviour.

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met, or, in the case of the URS Holdings website membership you no longer wish to continue your registration as a URS Holdings website member. Where personal information is held for people who are not yet registered but have taken part in other URS Holdings website services (e.g. consultants), that information will be held as long as is necessary to ensure that the service is run smoothly. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely.

Access to your personal information

You will see all data held via your user login profile and as such the data will be the current data at all times.

How to find and control your cookies

It will depend on the type of browser you are using e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox.
To view the control cookies "tools" choose the relevant internet tool bar and work down the menus as required - if required seek assistance from your I.T. support provider.

How do you know which of the sites youve visited use cookies?

It will depend on the type of browser you are using e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox.
To view the cookies will be dependent on the browser used as and the version number of the browser.
Many browsers will enable you to view the cookies used via the tool icon option. If in doubt contact your IT support person and/or company.

How to see your cookie code

Just click on a cookie to open it. Youll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

List of URS Holdings website cookies

Only one cookie is used by the URS Holdings website to enable normal compatibility.

Use of Marks and Logos

Logo Regulations and Rules

As a registered Client, Entity, or Person, you will be entitled to use the relevant mark(s)/Logo(s). Before you download your mark(s)/logo(s) - see footer of this page, please take the time to read the rules and regulations apertaining to the use of the relavant mark(s)/Logo(s); stated below.

Logo Regulations and Rules of Application.

As you are a certified/registered organization, your business is entitled to display this fact, via a logo, or logos, on letterheads, compliment slips, business cards, brochures and marketing materials (including websites) etc as long as they conform to these requirements.

The choice of logo(s) will depend on:

a) The standard(s), or scheme (hereafter referred to as either standard or scheme) to which your organization is certified/registered.
b) Your organizations preference regarding design and presentation.

In general, the choice of logos available, dependent on the brand (e.g.: certified by ROS, or URS, or GRi,), are as follows:

1. Brand logo (e.g.: United Registrar of Systems Limited) logo on its own.
2. A logo to symbolize the standard on its own.
3. United Registrar of Systems Limited logo with the Accreditation Body logo e.g.UKAS (tick and crown).
4. United Registrar of Systems Limited logo with the symbolized logo.

Note: For some schemes there is not a choice of four logos, e.g.: Non Accredited schemes.

You will only be presented with links to logos for the standard(s) your organization is certified/registered for.

If your Certificate of Registration bears the UKAS Tick & Crown logo (look towards the base of the certificate), then your organization is entitled to use any of the appropriate logos which show the UKAS Tick & Crown mark.

However, if your Certificate does not bear the UKAS Tick & Crown logo, then you must not use any of the logos showing the Tick & Crown mark.

Please note that the auditor (inspector, or evaluator) is obliged at every visit (or evaluation) to check the use of logos and should he or she note that an incorrect logo is being used or a proper logo is being used incorrectly, then a Non-compliance will be raised and you will be requested to remove the logo from all use. In addition, if it is determined that incorrect references to certification status or misleading use of certification documents, logos or reports has occurred, additional actions could be taken by URS Holdings including suspension, withdrawal of certification, publication of the transgression and, if necessary, legal action.

When using a logo(s), please note that there are rules/regulations regarding their use, these are as follows:


i) (a) Logos must not be used on Products, or the Packaging of products seen by the consumer
(b) Logos must not be used on laboratory test, calibration or inspection reports (unless a client is Certified under URS Holdings - check with your designated Office as to your particular criteria if in doubt).

ii) (a) The only exception to (i) above is for the logo types 1, 2 and 4 above, providing a clear statement accompanies the logo(s), which states the suggested wording below (At no time must the logo appear on its own and must not convey the impression that the product has been certified/approved).

e.g.: "This logo demonstrates that the organization has a Management System to assure compliance to the System standard"

ii) (b) You are not permitted to make any misleading statement regarding its certification and must amend all advertising material if their scope of certification has been reduced.

ii) (c) You must not use or permit the use of a certification document or any part thereof in a misleading manner. i.e. the logo(s) can only be used in conjunction with the name and location that gained the certification/registration.

ii) (d) Upon suspension or withdrawal of the certificate(s) you must discontinue the use of all advertising materials (hardcopy and/or electronic versions) that contains any reference to certification.

ii) (e) Misuse of the accreditation mark and/or certification logo may be cause for withdrawal of your certification, this includes implying that the certification applies to activities that are outside of the scope of certification.

ii) (f) You should not use your certification in such a manner as to bring URS Holdings and/or the certification system into disrepute and lose public trust.

iii) For logo types 1, 2 and 4, the logos can be of any size and colour.

iv) For logo type 3, additional specific rules for use of logo are as follows based on the applicable Accreditation Body:

For UKAS accredited certifications the accreditation mark should be reproduced:

a In a single colour which should be the predominant ink colour of the document.
b No smaller in size than 20mm and not exceeding the size of the certification body logo (e.g.: URS) that you use in conjunction with the UKAS logo.
c So that infilling does not occur.
d Without degradation/distortion of its dimensions.
e From mark masters provided - redrawn approximations may not be used.

For NABCB accredited certifications the accreditation mark shall be reproduced:

a In Grey-Black colour combination as per artwork
b No smaller in size than 15mm X 12mm or in the event of reproduction in smaller size owing to limitation of space, the logo shall be legible with no infilling of space and letters and must retain the same size proportions

v) You can use as many logos as you are entitled to, as long as the logos relate to the certified/registered standard (s).

vi) All logos used must reference the certificate number at the bottom of the logo, where indicated.

For DAC accredited certifications the accreditation marks shall be reproduced:

Company Vehicles:

You can use the logos on your company vehicle(s) but please note they cannot use any logo that has the Accreditation Body logo (logo type 3) on it.

Access Logos:

To Access your logos, please click on the link below and follow the resultant instructions:

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