Link Asset Services (“Link”) is a trading name of companies which offer a range of services, principally shareholder, treasury management, banking, debt, fund and corporate administration services. Please refer to the “Legal and Regulatory Status” page on the Link Asset Services website (www.linkassetservices.com/lega...) for more details on the trading companies in the Link Asset Services division. All of the companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Link Administration Holdings Limited (“Link Group”). For more information on Link Group, please visit www.linkgroup.com.
At Link we collect personal information about you and are committed to protecting this information and your privacy. Set out below is an explanation of how we use, collect and safeguard your personal information through our website.
As part of your use of our website you have the option on certain pages within this site to submit personal information to us by email, online enquiry or quotation form. Depending on the services, products or information you request from us, we may ask you to provide the following personal information:
We collect this information in order for you to use our website and to provide any services to you. Our use of your information is based on a legitimate business interest we have in being able to provide the services.
In addition, we are required by law to obtain “know your client” information as detailed in our service contract, or other relevant information sources and this includes certain personal information.
We will use the information we hold about you for the following purposes:
We will only disclose your personal information in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We will disclose your information to the following third parties:
We store the information you provide about yourself in a secure database and take appropriate security measures to protect such information from unauthorised access. For example, we have adopted internal data protection procedures and trained our staff on them with a view to preventing breaches of security. All exchanges of information between you and our website go through encrypted channels in order to prevent interception of your information. Public access to your information via and our website / the portal / any web-hosted platform is protected by a login using your user ID and password. You should ensure that these are kept secret and not divulged to other people.
You recognise that that your use of our website is entirely at your own risk. As Link websites are grouped to the internet, which is inherently insecure, Link cannot guarantee the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the internet. Accordingly, Link has no responsibility or liability for the security of personal information transmitted via our website.
We generally hold your personal data on our systems for as long is necessary to services to you. The time period for which we keep your personal data will depend on the services we provide to you. Service-specific privacy notices are available on the right of this notice. Our website uses Google Analytics where a record of some of your personal data (e.g. IP address) will be retained for 38 months.
Each time you use our websites, we will automatically collect certain technical information, including the type of browser you use, the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet, and information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locations (URL), clickstream to, through and from our sites, traffic data and other communication data, the resources that you access, and the information derived from the cookies we place on your mobile device and/or computer. In order to improve the quality of our website and services, we may from time to time send your computer a "cookie". Cookies are text files that identify your computer to our server and are stored on your device. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Cookies enable us to improve your user experience by avoiding the need for you to enter the same information more than once. They also allow us to analyse user behaviour to improve the functionality and performance of our website.
We comply with the EU cookie regulations as introduced in the UK on 25 May 2011 through the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011. There are two types of cookies that can be stored on your device:
We make use of session cookies, which are essential to maintain security throughout the site, and are not used for tracking purposes. Session cookies are used to help us remember your movements from page to page, avoiding the need for you re-enter the same information. Session cookies are held in memory and expire when you leave our website
In addition, in order to develop our site in line with customers’ needs, Link use an analytics and optimization service provided by WT EMEA Acquisitions Ltd (WebTrends) to track and analyse how parts of the site are used. We use this information to help improve the site. The data collected by WebTrends will be stored exclusively for analytical purposes and does not result in any personally identifiable data being collected or stored. WebTrends will send your computer a persistent cookie in order to evaluate your use of this site. WebTrends store the information collected by the persistent cookie on servers in the United States, European Union Member States and other countries. WebTrends may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on WebTrends' behalf. WebTrends will use this information for the purpose of evaluating use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. WebTrends will not associate your IP address with any other data held by WebTrends. Link uses WebTrends to optimise this site and improve the service we provide to our visitors. This ensures that the website is fully functional and optimised to create the best possible user experience.
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web-based analytics tool that tracks and reports on the manner in which the website is used to help us to improve it. Google Analytics does this by placing small text files called ‘cookies’ on your device. The information that the cookies collect, such as the number of visitors to the site, the pages visited and the length of time spent on the site, is aggregated and therefore anonymous. The retention period for data that is associated with cookies, user identifiers or advertising identifiers is 38 Months.
We never gather other information from your disk or computer. We will collect a copy of the data held by the cookie from inclusion in any analysis. We use full SSL protocols when collecting visitor information on secure pages; this ensures that the site’s security is not compromised. We encrypt all transmitted visitor information (even from non-secure pages), so no-one else can read the information we gather. None of the cookies used on our websites collect, record or store personally identifiable information about you.
By continuing to use this website, you are consenting to us placing session cookies on your device for the purposes detailed above. Most users will be able to adjust their internet settings to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user. Please note that the websites to which this site may be linked may also make use of their own cookies. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Our site may contain links to other sites. Such other sites may also make use of their own cookies and will have their own privacy policies. You should carefully review the privacy policies and practices of other sites, as we cannot control or be responsible for their privacy practices. We do not accept any liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.
If you wish to make a complaint on how we have handled your personal information, you can contact our Data Protection Officer. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal information not in accordance with the law you can complain to the supervisory authority in the UK responsible for the implementation and enforcement data protection law: the Information Commissioner’s Office (the “ICO”). You have the right to complain to the ICO about our collection and use of your information. You can contact the ICO via their website – https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ - or by calling their helpline – 0303 123 1113.
Updated: May 2018
Corporate services and private client services are provided by Link Corporate Services S.A.
Outsourced accounting, payroll, tax, HR and company secretarial services are provided by Throgmorton UK Limited.
This privacy notice is for users of the share portal provided by Link Market Services Limited and Link Market Services Trustees Limited in the UK and Link Registrars Limited and Link CTI Limited in Ireland.
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