Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY – PROTECTING YOUR DATA

1. What is this Privacy Policy?

At BDI Securities UK Limited (“BDI”) 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. This Privacy Policy applies where we receive personal data through our website.

2. What personal information do we collect?

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 or enquiry form. Depending on the services, products or information you request from us, we may ask you to provide the following personal information:
• name, address, email address, telephone number and other contact details which you provide us with on completing, for example, an Enquiry Form.

3. Why do we collect your 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 to you.

4. How we use your personal information?

We will use the information we hold about you for the following purposes:
• To provide you with the services, products, and/or information you request from us;
• To check your identity;
• So that we can communicate with you as necessary; and
• To notify you about changes to our services.

5. Who we share personal information with?

We will only disclose your personal information in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We will disclose your information to the following third parties:
• Any person with legal or regulatory power over us (such as the Financial Services Authority) that may require disclosure on legal grounds; and/or
• Service providers engaged by us to help us run our business and perform our contract with you. Such service providers may include, for example or cloud storage providers (engaged by us to provide electronic storage facilities for our business data and your information).
Some of these third parties may be outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). We will ensure that any such service provider has put in place adequate safeguards to ensure that your information is held securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. By submitting your personal data, you agree to the transfer, storing and/or processing of your information by these service providers.

6. How do we keep your information secure?

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.
You recognise that that your use of our website is entirely at your own risk. As BDI’s website is grouped to the internet, which is inherently insecure, BDI cannot guarantee the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the internet. Accordingly, BDI has no responsibility or liability for the security of personal information transmitted via our website.

7. How long will we store your information for?

We generally hold your personal data on our systems for as long is necessary to provide services. This is ordinarily 6 years from the date you cease to use the services in order to allow us to refer to your information in correspondence with you, or in connection with legal or regulatory proceedings.

8. Your rights

You have the following rights in relation to how we use your information. If you’d like to exercise these rights please contact us using the contact details listed at section 11 “Who can you speak to at BDI about this Privacy Policy?”
• Right of access – you have the right to know if we are using your information and, if so, the right to access it and information about how we are using it.
• Right of rectification – you have the right to require us to rectify any errors in the information we hold about you.
• Right to erasure – you have the right to require us to delete your information if our continued use is not justified.
• Right to restrict processing - in some circumstances, although you may not be entitled to require us to erase your information, but may be entitled to limit the purposes for which we can use your information.
• Right of data portability – you have the right to require us to provide you with a copy of your information in a commonly used machine-readable format or to transfer your information directly to another controller (e.g. a third party offering services competing with ours).

9. Following links from our websites

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.

10. Changes to this Privacy Policy

Please note that this policy will be reviewed and may be changed from time to time. Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page.

11. Who can you speak to at BDI about this Privacy Policy?

Questions, comments and the exercise of your rights regarding this Privacy Policy and your information are welcomed and should be addressed to the Directors by email at bdi@bdisecurities.co.uk
If you wish to make a complaint on how we have handled your personal information, you can contact the Directors. 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.

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