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Cookies and privacy policy

ETF Securities (UK) Limited (“we”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat such information.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is ETF Securities (UK) Limited of 3 Lombard Street, London, EC3V 9AA.

Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:

Information that you provide by filling in forms on this site. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use this site, requesting to download prospectuses or other documentation, subscribing to our services, or requesting further products or services from us;

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence; and

Details of your visits to this site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources and web pages that you access.

IP addresses

We may collect data about your computer, including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and other similar purposes. These are statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and they do not identify any individual user of this site. This is achieved by the use of cookies, in accordance with the following section of this privacy policy.

Cookies

This website uses cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer if you agree to accept it. If you do not choose to accept it, which you can do by adjusting your browser settings, you may not be able to access or use certain parts of this website. If you do choose to accept it you are consenting to our use of cookies as described here. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of this website, which helps us to provide you with a better experience when you browse this website and also allows us to improve this site. The cookies we use are “analytical” cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way this website works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Where we store your personal data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers of services, such as data processors or providers of back up services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and other processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data are treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers. If we have given you (or if you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of this site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is never completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to this site and accordingly any transmission is at your own risk. However once we have received your information, we will use all appropriate procedures and security measures to try to prevent unauthorised access to or disclosure of your data.

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

• To ensure that content from this site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
• To provide you with information about our products and services that you request from us, invitations to events or other marketing correspondence by way of e-mail or other medium;
• To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
• To provide you with services or information that are requested by you;
• To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
• To notify you about changes to our business, products or services;
• To comply with any applicable laws or regulations to which we are subject. These will include all regulations laid down by the Financial Conduct Authority, by whom we are authorised and regulated; and any other internal purposes that we believe to be necessary.

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our Group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

in the event that we sell all or part of our business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to any prospective and/or actual buyer(s) of such business or assets;

if we are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us will be one of the transferred assets in the acquisition; and

if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use, or to protect the rights or property of our Group, our clients, or others. This may include, for example, exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud, or similar, investigations.

Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at info@etfsecurities.com.

This site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites may have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or the treatment of your data by any third parties. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Access to information

The Act gives you the right to receive a copy of your personal data that we hold. If you would like to do so, please contact us at info@etfsecurities.com. Any such request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to this privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and we suggest you check for any such changes periodically.

Contact us

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to info@etfsecurities.com.