Privacy Notice

This privacy notice is designed to help all users of this website to understand what personal data may be collected, what the lawful basis is for your data being collected and processed, how it is collected, processed and protected, and of course, your rights.

The privacy notice applies to the website, http://www.v-cmt.com (“Site”), social media channels and all products and services offered by VCMT, which may be changed or discontinued at the sole discretion of VCMT.

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this notice and the Terms and Conditions of the Site. If you do not agree to this notice or the Terms and Conditions, please do not use the Site.

Due to the nature of our business, we do not knowingly request or collect any data relating to children under the age of 13.

What is personal data?

Simply put, “personal data” means any information that allows a natural person to be identified directly from that information alone or indirectly when added to other information.

Who is collecting your data?

VCMT is a joint venture between Vercer Limited (“Vercer”), whose company number is 10142406, having its registered office at 43-45 Dorset Street, London, United Kingdom, W1U 7NA and Capital Markets Trading UK LLP (“CMT UK”), whose company number is OC300617, having its registered office at 236A Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8HB. Vercer and CMT UK are collectively referred to as “VCMT”, “we”, “our” or “us” in this privacy notice.

Our contact details are:
VCMT,
Religare House,
100 Cannon Street,
London EC4N 6EA

info@vercer.co.uk

What is the legal basis to collect and process personal data?

Most data collection and processing will be based on our legitimate business interest or contract requirements in providing a service to you, requiring a service from you, or our mutual legitimate interest of employing you.

Fulfilling our legal obligations with statutory bodies such as the Financial Conduct Authority and HMRC, in addition to confirming our employees have the right to work in the UK etc, form an important lawful basis of data processing at VCMT.

If some data processing requires your written consent, we will explain to you our reasons for asking for your consent.

Please note that data may be processed under more than one lawful basis, depending upon the purpose for which the data is being used.

What personal data may we collect?

VCMT may collect personally identifying data about you, such as your name, email or home address, telephone number you used to call us and your educational history.

Information relating to any current business role, such as a job title, your employers name and contact details.

Your geographical location, browser name, device, operating system, internet service provider and IP address.

We may also receive information about you from other sources, such as third party service providers, as permitted by law.

How is your data collected or received?

Personal data may be collected directly from you via email, telephone calls, social media posting, in person at our offices or if you attend any event hosted by VCMT.

Additionally, you may send us personal information via the Site.

Personal data may also be received from a third party, such as a recruitment agency or background screening provider.

What information is collected from the VCMT website?

To answer this, you need to know what cookies are and why they are needed.

Simply put, cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer either temporarily, known as a session cookie, or permanently which is known as persistent cookie and are created by a website when you visit it.

Please refer to the table below for information regarding cookies utilized by the Site.

The Site uses Google Analytics to collect information about user interaction with the Site (e.g. information on how often users visit the Site and what pages they visit). Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date that you visit the Site, rather than your name or other identifying information. The information collected through the use of Google Analytics is not associated in any way with personal information you submit.

You can learn more about how Google Analytics collects and processes data, opt-out options, including a browser add-on, at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

Name of the cookiePurpose of the cookieMore information about the cookie
Google Analytics (ga)Google Analytics is used to track the number of times you have viewed our website, period of times you have spent on the website, and the unique page view number counts.More information about Google Analytics is available at: https://www.shivarweb.com/2977/what-does-google-analytics-do/
Twitter (lang)Twitter.com API integration to display recent tweets.Twitter's privacy policy can be found here: https://twitter.com/en/privacy
CRAFT_CSRF_TOKENCraft CMS has built-in protection against Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks (CSRF).More information available here: https://craftcms.com/support/csrf-protection
CraftSessionIdCraft CMS anonymous session identifier.More information available here: https://cookiepedia.co.uk/cookies/CraftSessionId

Note: None of the cookies contain, store or transmit personally identifiable information.

What about other websites?

You may find links on the Site to third party websites, including those sites hosting our social media channels. VCMT does not control the privacy notice, content, cookies or links associated with any other website and is not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from the Site or VCMT’s social media channels.

In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. Browsing and interacting on any other websites subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

How is your data used?

VCMT will only use your personal data when and how the law allows us to. We may use your information to:

  • Respond to enquiries regarding our services, employment opportunities listed on the Site or general business enquires.
  • To provide you with a service.
  • To keep you informed of new products or services.
  • Analyze and help improve the Site and its security.
  • Invite you to an event hosted by VCMT.
  • Be able to contact you regarding any future relevant vacancies.
  • Carry out a pre-employment screening check to be undertaken by a third party.
  • Respond to legal or regulatory enquiries or obligations.

How long does VCMT keep personal data?

We may retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary to fulfill the reason it was collected. We take into account numerous factors such as the nature of the data, amount, sensitivity and harm from unauthorized use, before deciding upon the appropriate retention period.

Details of our retention periods may be requested from us using our contact details above.

Sharing of personal data and international transfers?

VCMT does not sell, trade or rent your personal identification information to any third party, anywhere.

However, for operational reasons your personal data may be shared amongst both internal and external third parties. In certain situations, when consent is considered as the most appropriate lawful basis to share your information, we will explain to you our reasons for asking for your consent.

Internal third parties include other CMT Group and associated companies. External third parties include national financial regulators, service providers, trading counterparties, etc.

Please contact us if you require an up-to-date list of all third parties.

Third parties within the European Economic Area (“EEA”) are also legally obligated to treat your personal data with the same level of protection and care that we do. However, some of the third parties we engage with are based outside of the EEA.

If we are required to transfer your data outside of the EEA, we will use the following factors in determining the most appropriate lawful basis to carry out the transfer;

  • Countries that have been deemed to provide adequate protection of personal information as approved by the European Commission.
  • Bi-lateral contracts approved by the European Commission, which commits the receiving third party to provide the same levels of data protection as a EEA based third party.
  • For US based third parties only, confirm they are part of Privacy Shield.
  • Your consent to provide your data if none of the conditions above can be applied. The possible risks of a transfer due to the lower levels of legal protection will be explained.

VCMT may also share generic aggregated demographic information obtained via Google Analytics, which is not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users of the Site, with VCMT’s business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. VCMT may also share your information with other selected third parties, including service providers, business partners and contractors where a legitimate business interest exists.

VCMT may also share information with analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimization of the Site.

How secure is your data with us?

VCMT has adopted appropriate data collection, storage, and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information.

Access to your data is strictly limited to employees and third parties who have a strict business “need to know”.

If we suspect there has been a breach of personal data, VCMT has adopted policies to notify you and any applicable regulator within the legally allowable time limits.

What are your rights?

You have the following rights as an individual, when VCMT collects or processes your personal data;

  • The right to be informed about the collection and use of your data,
  • The right of access to your data that we hold,
  • The right to rectification of errors,
  • The right of erasure of your data in certain circumstances,
  • The right to restrict processing of your data,
  • The right to data portability in certain circumstances,
  • The right to object to processing that is based on a legitimate interest,
  • The right to not be subject to automated decision making and profiling,
  • The right to withdraw your consent.

Updates

VCMT may update this Privacy Notice at any time. VCMT encourages you to frequently check this page for changes and to stay informed about how VCMT is helping to protect the personal information that we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Notice periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy and/or the Terms and Conditions will be deemed to be your acceptance of those changes. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, the practices of the Site or your experience of it, please contact us.