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Data protection privacy notice
We are committed to protecting your personal information and ensuring we respect your privacy. This Privacy Notice explains how we will look after and use any personal information that we collect about you.
What is personal information?
Personal information means any information about you from which you can be identified. Examples of personal information include your name, home address, national insurance number, date of birth, telephone number and e-mail address but it also includes other pieces of information which can be used to identify you, either directly or indirectly, such as a cookie.
Who we are
Quantbot Technologies LP and Quantbot Technologies Ltd are both Controller of the personal information you provide to us. If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or the information we hold about you please contact our GDPR Contact, Thuong Lam using the details set out below:
If more convenient, please also feel free to contact Debra Wisdom, our chief compliance officer using the details set out below:
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner‟s Office (“ICO”), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues. We would however appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO, so please contact us in the first instance.
Consequences of not providing some types of information
Where we need to collect your personal information by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that information when requested, we may not be able to provide the goods or services you asked for. In this case we may have to cancel the product or services but we will tell you if this is the case.
How do we collect information about you?
Typically we will collect information from you when you contact us directly or provide information in order for us to provide our products and services. We collect information from and about you in the following ways:
Through direct interactions when you give us your personal information by filling in forms or during correspondence with us. This includes when you:
For employees we collect additional information as set out below:
The background check company may provide us with the following:
The recruiters may provide us with the following:
We also collect the following information from you which is referred to as a special category of personal data because it is sensitive information about you and will require special protections. The information we collect is in relation to your:
We are able to process this information because (i) the processing is necessary in order that we can comply with our rights and obligations, or those of the individual, in relation to employment law, social protection law or social security law, or (ii) the processing is necessary in relation to legal proceedings, for obtaining legal advice, or otherwise for establishing, exercising or defending legal rights.
We have contractual and legal basis to do so. It is necessary for us to carry out our obligations under your employment rights and other legal requirements.
To ensure you are fit and proper to undertake a specific role at the Company we may process personal data about you relating to criminal convictions and offences or related security measures.
This includes information about criminal allegations, proceedings and convictions as well as security measures. Note that, as we are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, we have an obligation under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 to do so.
How we will use your personal information
We only obtain, use and keep personal information where we need it for a specific purpose. We set out in the table below the ways in which we plan to use your personal information. We are only able to use your personal information if we have a proper legal reason or basis for doing so. This is called a legal basis and the regulations require that we have a legal basis so that your privacy is protected. Most commonly we will use your information in the following ways:
We set out in the table below all the ways we plan to use your personal information and the legal bases we rely on to do so. We also explain what our legitimate interests are where appropriate:
We will only use your personal information for the reason for which we collected it. We will only use it for another reason if we believe that new reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we do need to use your personal information for a non-related purpose we will tell you about it and explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer (or other device where you access the internet) used to collect information on your activities online. They can also be used as part of website functionality so you should be careful about accepting, deleting or removing them. We can collect information about the device you are using to access the internet, your IP address and website browser (for example). Cookies can tell us what information you were looking at, for how long, which internet sites interest you which are useful for us particularly for marketing our products and to ensure we are delivering the right service to clients.
For example, cookies can tell us how many visitors to the website accessed the information and tools we provide. It may be the information on our website is not clear and we need to improve it – or there may be a genuine need to improve our range of products in the interests of our customers.
If you have concerns about cookies this web site explains how you can delete and control the cookies that are stored on your computer: https://www.aboutcookies.org/.
Who we share your information with
We may need to provide information to third parties for a variety of reasons, for example, we may need to provide information to assist in the detection or prevention of crime or for the purpose of safeguarding national security. Please refer to the table in the section „How we will use your personal information‟ which explains how we use your data. The third parties we share your information with are as follows:
Quantbot Technologies Limited will transfer information intra group to Quantbot Technologies LP. The regulations which have been put in place to protect your privacy apply throughout the EEA. As explained in the section above we will send your information to other third parties who are based outside of the EEA, however we will only share your information with them because the following safeguards have been put in place:
You can obtain further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal information outside of the EEA by contacting the GDPR Contact.
Storing your information
The period for which we will retain personal information will vary depending on the purposes that it was collected for, as well as the requirements of any applicable law or regulation. When we decide how long we will retain your personal information, we will take into account the amount, nature, sensitivity of your information and how we want to use it as well as the potential risk of harm being caused from unauthorised use or disclosure. We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis and will ensure all records are safely destroyed if we no longer need to retain them or you have contacted us to request so.
You are provided with a number of different rights under the data protection laws in relation to your personal information. These allow you:
If you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact the GDPR Contact. Please note that you will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information or to exercise any of the other rights. We may, however, charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive or we may refuse to deal with your request. We may also need to seek further information from you to confirm your identity before we release any personal information. This does not affect your right to make a complaint.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to protect your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. We have a procedure to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you, and other regulators, where we are legally required to do so.