This statement sets out how Hermes Investment Management is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal data (“personal information”). This notice gives individuals information on how their personal information (i.e. information which directly or indirectly identifies you) is processed.
Hermes Investment Management provides world class active investment management and stewardship services. Our goal is to help people invest better, retire better and create a better society for all, in line with our pledge. Hermes Investment Management will conduct the firm’s business in accordance with the highest ethical standards, respecting the firm’s customers, suppliers, and other business counterparties, dealing responsibly with the firm’s assets, and complying with applicable legal and regulatory requirements. Hermes Investment Management consists of Hermes Fund Managers Limited and its subsidiaries including its joint venture Hermes GPE LLP (and its subsidiaries).
We may collect certain personal information with respect to the representatives of institutional clients, other business relationships and employees/applicants, by way of example:
We will use your personal information for:
The provision of personal information by you may be necessary in order for us and other third parties (to which personal information is disclosed) to provide you with the requested services, for the performance of any contractual relationship with you and for the other purposes as set out in this notice where in our legitimate interests.
We may disclose certain personal information:
We may transfer your personal information to recipients (including affiliates of Hermes Investment Management) located in countries outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) including in USA, Singapore, Channel Islands, Cayman Islands, Mauritius, India, Philippines, Canada and Australia. In those instances we will take all necessary steps to protect your personal information in accordance with applicable data privacy laws.
Under applicable EU data privacy laws, you may have a right to:
If you wish to exercise any of these rights you should contact Hermes Information Protection Coordinator as described below. You also have the right to lodge a complaint about the processing of your personal information with your local data protection authority.
As a representative of a client, we may contact you occasionally to inform you of products and services we and other members of Hermes Investment Management provide. We will also respond to enquiries for the request of information.
The Hermes Investment Management website provides a convenient method to discontinue electronic communication via an “unsubscribe” link tick box via emails. Alternatively you can contact Hermes Investment Management at firstname.lastname@example.org to unsubscribe.
When visiting our websites, we collect information about you using cookies in order to process your visit, remember your preferences, increase security and analytics on how a visitor uses the website. Further details can be viewed at https://www.hermes-investment.com/cookies/
Hermes Investment Management strives to maintain the reliability, accuracy and completeness of all personal information it holds to protect privacy and security at all times. The security measures in place on our websites and computer systems aim to prevent the loss or misuse of the information we hold including 3rd parties.
We update and test our security and technology on an ongoing basis. Access to personal information is restricted to those employees responsible for providing benefits or services to you. Employees at Hermes Investment Management are regularly trained on the importance of confidentiality and keeping your information is kept private and secure.
Subject at all times to applicable laws, we will retain your personal information for a period up to 7 years from the end of the relationship.
We may revise and/or supplement our privacy notice from time to time to reflect (including but not limited to), any changes in our business, law, regulation, markets and/or the introduction of any new technology.
All enquiries, requests or concerns regarding this notice or relating to the processing of your personal information, should be sent to the Information Protection Coordinator at Hermes Investment Management at 150 Cheapside, London EC2V 6ET or via e-mail to InfoProtect@hermes-investment.com
Please find below links to our product privacy policies. Please note that some of the products may not be available in your jurisdiction.
These documents do not constitute a solicitation or offer to any person to buy or sell any related securities or financial instruments; nor does it constitute an offer to purchase securities to any person in the United States or to any US Person as such term is defined under the US Securities Exchange Act of 1933.