In the course of serving you as an individual or as someone associated with a corporation or institution, Parker Wright may collect, hold, use and disclose information about individuals which may constitute personal data, (including, in certain jurisdictions, sensitive personal data), under the EU Data Protection Directive and implementing laws, and similar laws in other European, Middle East and African countries as well as Switzerland, Russia (EMEA), and countries in Asia excluding Japan (Asia).
Information We Collect
The personal data we collect regarding you come primarily from information that you submit to us during the course of your relationship with us. Typically we obtain personal data about you from the forms and documents used when dealing with us, from your transactions with us, from your access to or use of our products and services or from third parties authorised to provide us with such information.
You are not required to supply any of the personal data that we may request. However, failure to supply any of the personal data that we may request may result in our being unable to do business with you, provide services to you or your company, discuss any other opportunities with you or deal with other matters. While we make every effort to ensure that all information we hold about you is accurate, complete and up to date, you can help us considerably in this regard by promptly notifying us if there are any changes to your personal data. We shall not be responsible for the authenticity of any personal data or sensitive personal data or any losses arising from any inaccurate or deficient personal data or sensitive personal data that you supply to us.
Use of Data
We, our associated firms and/or other persons acting on our or their behalf may process and use your personal data to:
Administer and operate services in accordance with our relationship with you
Carry out credit, money laundering and conflict checks and for fraud prevention purposes, (and this may include consideration of information regarding political affiliations and criminal offences committed or alleged to have been committed)
Contact you about other services and products we offer
Exercise and defend our legal rights
We may also disclose some or all of your data to:
Third parties such as settlement agents, overseas banks or exchange or clearing houses to whom we disclose in the course of providing products and services to you
Credit reference, fraud prevention and other similar agencies, and other financial institutions, with whom information is shared for credit and money laundering checking and fraud prevention purposes
Persons to whom we assign or novate our rights or obligations
Prospective sellers or buyers in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets or if all or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets
National and international regulatory, enforcement or exchange bodies or courts anywhere in the world as required by applicable law or regulations anywhere in the world or at their request (including reporting to and being audited by national and international regulatory, enforcement or exchange bodies and complying with court orders)
Or use it:
In the course of the operational support and development of our businesses
For recruitment purposes, to confirm your references and educational background and to consider your suitability for any current or future recruitment requirements
For any other legitimate business purposes
As otherwise permitted under any applicable law or regulation
We do our best to keep your data accurate and up to date, to the extent that you provide us with the information we need to do that. If your data changes (like a new e-mail address), then you're responsible for notifying us of those changes.
Storage of Data
These disclosures may involve overseas storage and other overseas transfer, processing and use of your personal data, and disclosure to these third parties, including in or to countries or territories which do not offer the same level of protection of personal data as may be enjoyed within your home country.
We only store data about you for as long as it's reasonably required to fulfill the purposes that gave us the right to access it in the first place, or longer where required by law.
Access to your Information
If you wish to access a copy of your personal data or you wish to modify any personal data which we hold about you, or you want us to cease processing any of your personal data held by us, subject to applicable law, you can do so by written request to the applicable Privacy & Data Protection Counsel or other named contact at the address set out below.
In the case of a request for access to personal data, we reserve the right to charge an appropriate fee, if applicable. You may be required to supply a valid means of identification as a security precaution to assist us in preventing the unauthorised disclosure of your personal data. We will process your request within the time provided by applicable law.
To improve site security by authenticating you (ie., verify that you are who you say you are) when you sign-in to a secure area of our site
To keep track of your specified preferences such as time zone and timeouts after periods of inactivity
To provide customer support
To meet legal, security or regulatory requirements like complying with court orders and valid subpoenas
To prosecute and defend a court, arbitration, or similar proceeding
To communicate with you and/or provide support about your account for informational, not promotional, reasons
To conduct research and analytics to improve our Web sites and our products and services. This includes compiling aggregated statistical information concerning, among other things, the frequency of your use of our Web sites, the pages visited and the length of each visit