Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is intended to assist you in understanding what personal data we collect and handle about you, why and how we use it, and with whom we share it. It also explains your rights regarding your personal data and how to contact us if you have any questions.

Privacy Policy

Background

  • Agard Union Trading collects and utilizes specific personal data and is responsible for ensuring that it does so in accordance with data protection laws.
  • We respect your privacy and are committed to keeping your Personal Data secure at Agard Union Trading.
  • Individuals whose Personal Data we handle in the course of our commercial activities, whether they are our Clients or prospective Clients, or their representatives, agents, or appointees, or employees, directors, officers, or representatives of other organizations with which we have a business relationship, are covered by this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy likewise protects our Website's visitors.

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Overview of the conditions in which we handle your personal data

This Privacy Policy applies to any information we obtain in the following ways:

  • Information we gather from Agard Union Trading websites. We describe how we handle the information we receive through the Agard Union Trading Websites; and
  • Information we gather as a result of Agard Union Trading Products and Services.

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The types of personal data we collect

To provide the products and services we have been authorized to provide, many of the products or services supplied by Agard Union Trading need us to acquire Personal Data. The following Personal Data will be collected and processed:

  • Essential Personal Data such as first name, last name, national insurance number, email address, phone number, location, employment and job title, bank details, ID paperwork, date of birth, life events, and family information;
  • Sensitive Personal Data such as your nationality, place of birth, health-related information, handicap status, or political affiliations that we manage.

We may gather or create information about you. This might involve the following:

  • files, including contact information that we may develop as a record of our interactions with clients and prospects; and
  • any Personal Data you provide during phone and email communications with us, which we may observe and record to resolve complaints, improve our service, and conform with our regulatory and legal requirements, or any Personal Data we obtain in connection with your use of the Agard Union Trading Websites.

Information we obtain from other sources. This may include:

  • information from publicly accessible sources, such as credit reference services, fraud prevention agencies, and law enforcement agencies; public databases, registers, and documents, such as Companies House and the FCA Register; and other publicly accessible sources;
  • data gathered from independent financial advisors (IFAs), other professional advisers, product suppliers, event organizers, and other agents or representatives; and
  • information acquired from companies that do sanctions checks and background checks.

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How we use your information

We may store and manage your Personal Data in the following ways and for the following reasons:

  • To allow Clients and potential Clients to use and access Agard Union Trading Products and Services;
  • to evaluate applications or contracts for Agard Union Trading Products and Services from current and future clients;
  • to enroll/set up potential clients to use Agard Union Trading Products and Services; - to maintain the accuracy of our records;
  • to monitor IT systems in order to avoid cyber-threats or criminal activities, such as abuse and misuse;
  • to administer or sustain IT systems in order to maintain service standards;
  • for continuous evaluation and enhancement of the information given on Agard Union Trading Websites to make them more user-friendly and to avoid any interruptions or cyber-attacks;
  • to understand customer feedback on Agard Union Trading goods and services and to quickly and simply offer further information on how to utilize those products and services;
  • to engage with current and potential clients to deliver services or information about Agard Union Trading and other Agard Union Trading Products and Services;
  • to efficiently control and strengthen Client and prospective Client relationships, to comprehend Client and prospective Client needs and interests, and to gain a better understanding of our Clients and prospective Clients to develop, improve, and manage the products and services we can provide;
  • for our company's management and administration;
  • to comply with applicable laws, rules, and regulations, as well as internal policies and processes, and to assess compliance; or
  • for the administration and upkeep of databases containing your personal information

We follow all legal laws when we utilize your Personal Data. For several reasons, the law authorizes or compels us to use your Personal Data. These include situations in which:

  • We are following through on our contractual commitments;
  • We have legal and regulatory responsibilities to fulfill;
  • We may be required to do so to establish, exercise, or defend our or our clients' legal rights or for legal proceedings;
  • We have received your consent;

The above-mentioned use of your Personal Data is required for our legitimate business purposes, such as:

  • enabling us to manage and govern our company's operations effectively and efficiently;
  • ensuring that internal policies and procedures are followed;
  • facilitating access to information on Agard Union Trading Products and Services in a timely and convenient manner; and
  • offering cutting-edge security solutions for mobile devices and IT systems.

Your Personal Data is only accessible within Agard Union Trading by Agard Union Trading personnel who require it for the purposes mentioned in this Privacy Policy.

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Disclosure of your information to third parties

For the objectives stated above, we may disclose your Personal Data within the Agard Union Trading Group.

We may also share your Personal Data with companies outside the Agard Union Trading Group, as detailed below:

  • with our business partners that are contractually obligated to adhere to relevant data protection requirements;
  • with representatives, agents, custodians, intermediates, and other third-party product providers (such as accountants, professional advisors, custody service providers, and product providers) selected by the Client or potential Client;
  • with third-party agents and contractors for the purpose of them providing services to us (for example, Agard Union Trading accountants, professional advisors, IT and communications providers, background screening providers, credit reference agencies, and debt collectors) as well as to Clients or potential Clients. These third parties will be held to the appropriate data protection requirements.
  • if disclosure of your Personal Data is reasonably intended to accomplish, manage, or reporting transactions or forming a connection with a view to such transactions with any depository, stock exchange, clearing or settlement system, counterparties, dealers, and others;
  • we may share your Personal Data with the other joint account or portfolio holder or other people if you are a joint account or portfolio holder (or otherwise one of many individuals holding an account or portfolio).
  • we are required by law or regulation to disclose your Personal Data to comply with any legal obligation (including, without limitation, tax reporting requirements and disclosures to regulators, auditors, or public authorities), or to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights;
  • if we sell a portion of our business or merge with another company to the extent required by law or regulation, such as if we are required to disclose your Personal Data to comply with any legal obligation (including, without limitation, tax reporting requirements and disclosures to regulators, auditors, or public authorities), or to establish exercise, or defend our legal rights.
  • If we sell a portion of our company or assets, we may be required to disclose your Data to the potential buyer.

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International transfer of personal data

Agard Union Trading is a multinational company with offices and clients all over the world. As a result, we gather and transfer Personal Data across the globe. That implies your Personal Data may be transferred to sites outside of your country. The appropriate governing laws will protect this data.

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How we safeguard your personal data

Data is a vital corporate asset that must be safeguarded in accordance with the danger it poses as well as its relevance or worth. We have many levels of protection and defenses in place to guarantee Agard Union Trading can function securely. We have several controls and processes to identify, respond to, and recover from any adverse occurrences.

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How long we keep your personal data

We will keep your Personal Data for a different amount of time depending on the following factors:

  • the reason for which we are using it (as further detailed on this Privacy Policy) – we will need to store the data for as long as that purpose requires; and
  • our legal responsibilities - laws or regulations may require us to store your Personal Data for a specific amount of time.

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Your rights

We will keep your Personal Data for a different amount of time depending on the following factors:

  • the reason for which we are using it (as further detailed in paragraph 4.1 of this Privacy Policy) – we will need to store the data for as long as that purpose requires; and
  • our legal responsibilities - laws or regulations may require us to store your Personal Data for a specific amount of time.

You may have the following rights in any of the situations mentioned above when we collect, use, or retain your Personal Data, and you can usually exercise them without charge. These rights include the following:

  • the right to request information about how your Personal Data is processed and access to the Personal Data we have on you;
  • the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your Personal Data. Please keep in mind that if we have another valid purpose for processing your Personal Data, we may still be able to do so. For example, we may need to keep your Personal Data to comply with a legal or regulatory requirement or to meet our internal auditing obligations;
  • the right to obtain specific Personal Data in a structured, generally used, and machine-readable format and to request that we transmit such data to a third party if this is technically feasible in particular situations. Please remember that this privilege only applies to Personal Data that you have submitted to Agard Union Trading directly.
  • the right to have your Personal Data corrected if it is incorrect or outdated;
  • the right to request that we delete your Personal Data. Please keep in mind that there may be times when you request that we delete your Personal Data, but we are obligated or allowed to keep it.
  • the right to object to or request that we restrict our processing of your Personal Data. Again, there may be instances in which you object to or request that we limit our processing of your Personal Data, but we are obligated or allowed to deny your request; and
  • If you believe that any of your rights have been violated by us, you have the right to file a complaint with the appropriate data protection agency.

You can exercise your rights by contacting us using the details listed below.

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Agard Union Trading websites and third-party websites

If you visit a Agard Union Trading website, we may use cookies to collect technical information. For example, what websites each user accessed, any documents downloaded, security events, and the gateway's preventive efforts.

Different privacy rules may apply if you use a Agard Union Trading website and then click on a link to another website (even one maintained by Agard Union Trading). Before submitting any Personal Data to a website, you should read the Website's Privacy Policy.

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Changes to this Privacy Policy

Any future modifications to our Privacy Policy will be announced on this website page and, if necessary, informed to you by email. Please revisit this page often to see if our Privacy Policy has been updated or modified.

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Questions and concerns

Please email us at privacy@autventures.com if you have any questions or issues about Agard Union Trading treatment of your Personal Data or this Privacy Policy.