FD Technologies PLC and its affiliate, First Derivative, respects your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice (“Notice”) will inform you as to how we look after your personal data, tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you. We recommend that you read this Notice in full to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the data that we collect or receive and how we use that data.
This privacy notice aims to give you information on how First Derivative collects or receives and processes your personal data through your use of;
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Driven by data, technology and people, First Derivative is a managed services and consulting business, and one of the world’s leading Capital Markets consultancies. It is part of FD Technologies plc, a group of data-driven businesses that unlock the value of insight, hindsight and foresight to drive organisations forward. Counting many of the world’s leading investment banks as clients, First Derivative helps its clients navigate the data-driven, digital revolution that is both disrupting and transforming the financial services sector. The Group operates from 15 offices across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific and employs more than 2,500 people worldwide.
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health, and genetic and biometric data), nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
First Derivative relies on several different legal grounds for processing personal data including performance of a contract, consent and legitimate interest, depending on the circumstances surrounding the processing.
First Derivative may process personal data pursuant to specific purposes which are in our interests and that enable us to enhance the services we provide. For example, we may process Personal data pursuant to legitimate business purposes to respond to your inquiries and to fulfil your requests or to send you marketing information and offers.
We may also from time to time relying on consent to process your data for marketing purposes particularly where this is required by law. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us. Please see our section on “opting out” below.
If you are an individual from the European Economic Area (“EEA”), our legal basis for collecting and using personal data will depend on the personal Data concerned and the specific context in which we collect it. However, we normally rely on our legitimate interests to collect personal data from you, except where such interests are overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.
If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your personal data, please contact us using the contact details provided under the ‘contact us’ section below.
We may use and process your information based on the legal grounds and for the legitimate business purposes outlined in this Notice. We have set out below, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data.
Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data.
Personal data may be used for the following purposes;
We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing. You can opt-out of marketing at any time by sending your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may use your personal data along with other information to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you (we call this marketing).
You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased goods or services from us and you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any third party for their marketing purposes.
You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages or change your preferences on how you would like to be contacted at any time by sending your request to email@example.com.
Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a product or service purchase and for which we might need to process for other purposes and on other legal grounds.
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
We may share or disclose your personal data for the purposes set out above. Examples include;
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
Personal data collected or received for the purposes outlined above, is transferred to and stored in First Derivative servers in the United States of America. We will protect your personal data in accordance with this Notice wherever it is processed.
Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:
Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instruction and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected, received or obtained it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements.
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. You have the right to;
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you may also have the right to:
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
We keep our notice under regular review. This version was last updated on 19 August 2021. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by means of a notification on www.fdtechnologies.com website prior to the change becoming effective.
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes.
If you have any questions about this privacy notice or our privacy practices, please contact us:
FAO: Data Privacy team
Brian Conlon House, 3 Canal Quay, Newry, BT35 6BP, Northern Ireland
Email us at: email@example.com
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 (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.