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Client Privacy Notice

Client Privacy Notice

  1. This notice explains how information about you is used.
    The Company will be the data controller and can be contacted as follows:
    By post: Data Protection Manager, Korea Investment Corporation London Office, 1 Bartholomew lane, London, EC2N 2AX
    By e-mail:
    By phone: +44(0)20 7562 0060

The information we gather

  1. The Company gathers certain information about you. Information about you is also used by our affiliated entities and group companies, including Korea Investment Corporation in Korea (our ‘group companies’). When we do so we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom) and we are responsible for that personal information for the purposes of those laws.
  2. In this notice, references to ‘we’ or ‘us’ means the Company and our group companies.
  3. Information that we gather about you may include without limitation your name, contact details, financial details, nationality, [identify relevant information]. The provision of information by you is entirely voluntary.
  4. We may also obtain information about you from third parties, such as [our group companies, service providers and agents] [and credit reference agencies].
  5. We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
  6. We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.

The legal basis for processing

  1. The processing will take place [as it is necessary to perform the contract between us/based on your consent]. Where you have given consent to any data processing, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.

Information about third parties

  1. Information we process as described in this notice may also include information about third parties such as your [spouse] whose details you supply to us.

Systems used to process data

  1. We gather information directly from you and also via our websites and other technical systems. These may include, for example, our:
    1. • computer networks and connections
    2. • communications systems
    3. • trading platforms
    4. • email and instant messaging systems
    5. • intranet and Internet facilities
    6. • telephones, voicemail, mobile phone records
    7. • other hardware and software owned, used or provided by or on behalf of us and our group companies.

Reasons for processing

  1. We process information about you for the following reasons:
    1. • to provide our services
    2. • compliance with legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations and good practice
    3. • gathering information as part of investigations by regulatory bodies or in connection with legal proceedings or requests
    4. • ensuring business policies are adhered to
    5. • operational reasons, such as recording transactions, training and quality control
    6. • ensuring the confidentiality of commercially sensitive information
    7. • security vetting, credit scoring and checking, investigating claims, complaints and allegations of criminal offences
    8. • statistical analysis
    9. • preventing unauthorised access and modifications to systems
    10. • marketing our business and those of our group
    11. • analysing purchasing preferences and improving services
    12. • providing customer services

Disclosures and exchange of information and transfers outside the EEA

  1. We may disclose and exchange information with our group companies, credit reference agencies, service providers, representatives and agents, as well as with law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies [identify anyone else] for the above reasons.
  2. Information may be held at our offices and those of our group companies, and third party credit reference agencies, service providers, representatives and agents as described above. The Company and Korea Investment Corporation in South Korea are one legal entity. Information may be transferred internationally to South Korea and other countries around the world, including those without data protection laws equivalent to those in the UK, for the reasons described above. We have security measures in place to seek to ensure that there is appropriate security for information we hold including those measures detailed in our information security and data protection policies, which are available on request. You are aware of, and consent to international data transfers to Korea Investment Corporation in South Korea. International data transfers to other companies outside the European Economic Area are protected by Standard Contractual Clauses.
  3. If you would like further information please contact our Data Protection Manager (see above). We will not otherwise transfer your personal data outside of the EEA or to any organisation (or subordinate bodies) governed by public international law or which is set up under any agreement between two or more countries.

Retention periods

  1. Your data will be held in accordance with the Company’s retention policy, which is available on request. In general, your data will be stored for the duration of your relationship with us, plus 6 years.

Further enquiries

  1. Please contact the Data Protection Manager if you would like to correct or request (in accordance with applicable law) information that we hold relating to you or if you have any questions in relation to the above.

Your rights

  1. You have a number of important rights, which can be exercised free of charge. You have the right to request:
    1. • access to your personal information and to certain other supplementary information that this Privacy Notice is already designed to address
    2. • require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold
    3. • require the erasure of personal information concerning you in certain situations
    4. • receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations
    5. • object at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing
    6. • object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you
    7. • object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information
    8. • otherwise restrict our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  2. Where you have given consent to any data processing, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. We will not do anything with your data not outlined in this notice.
  3. For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.
  4. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact our Data Protection Manager in writing (see above), providing enough information to identify you and let us know which information to which your request relates.
  5. If you are not satisfied with any complaint you have with us, you also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioners Office, which is the supervising authority in the UK in relation to data processing.
  6. We may change this privacy notice from time to time, when we do we will inform you via e-mail.