All the entities within the PCS Group are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. For the purposes of this policy, the “PCS Group” is comprised of Prime Collateralised Securities (PCS) Europe asbl and any direct and indirect subsidiary. This privacy statement sets out the basis on which we will process any personal information that we may collect about you as a visitor to our website or premises or a contact at one of our customers, suppliers or other business partners. We therefore ask you to read this privacy statement carefully.
We may collect and process the following information about you:
We may use your information for the following purposes:
We may from time-to-time review information about you held in our systems – including the contents of and other information related to your email and other communications with us – for compliance and business-protection purposes as described above. This may include reviews for the purposes of disclosure of information relevant to litigation and/or reviews of records relevant to internal or external regulatory or criminal investigations.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, these reviews will be conducted in a reasonable and proportionate way and approved at an appropriate level of management. They may ultimately involve disclosure of your information to governmental or regulatory agencies and litigation counterparties as described below.
Your emails and other communications may also occasionally be accessed by persons other than the member of staff with whom they are exchanged for ordinary business management purposes (for example, where necessary when a staff member is out of the office or has left PCS).
We will only process your personal information as necessary so that we can pursue the purposes described above, and then only where we have concluded that our processing does not prejudice you or your privacy in a way that would override our legitimate interest in pursuing those purposes.
In exceptional circumstances we may also be required by law to disclose or otherwise process your personal information. We will tell you, when we ask you to provide information about yourself, if provision of the requested information is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation or, on the other hand, if it is purely voluntary and there will be no implications if you decline to provide the information. Otherwise you should assume that we need the information for our business or compliance purposes (as described above). If you are uncertain as to PCS’s need for information that we request from you, please contact the PCS representative asking for the information, or contact us (see below), with your query.
We may disclose personal information about you, where it is reasonably necessary for the various purposes set out above:
These disclosures may involve transferring your personal information overseas. You should be aware that this may include transfers to countries outside the European Economic Area / UK, which do not have similarly strict data privacy laws. In those cases, where we transfer personal data to other members of the PCS group or our service providers, we will ensure that our arrangements with them are governed by data transfer agreements or mechanisms, designed to ensure that your personal information is protected (including, where appropriate, under an agreement on terms approved for this purpose by the European Commission).
Please contact us (see below) if you would like to know whether any such agreements are in place or, if so, to see a copy.
We intend to keep your personal information accurate and up-to-date. We will delete the information that we hold about you when we no longer need it. We will retain your information for no longer than 7 years after our most recent communication with you, after which it will be deleted or anonymised unless required to do otherwise by a regulatory authority with supervisory authority over any member of the PCS Group.
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Note that we may retain some limited information about you even when we know that you have left the organisation that you represent, so that we can maintain a continuous relationship with you if and when we are in contact with you again, representing a different organisation.
You may have a right of access to the personal information that we hold about you, and to some related information, under data protection law.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us as set out below.
You can also lodge a complaint about our processing of your personal information with the body regulating data protection in your country.
We welcome questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy statement and our processing of personal information.
Please contact us using the following details:
Please email us on: [email protected]
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