Privacy Policy

Aquis places great importance on protecting the privacy of all its stakeholders. Aquis will process any personal data it collects in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

‘Processing’ means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction. ‘Personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Contact details of the data controller

Data controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):

Aquis Exchange PLC

77 Cornhill, London

EC3V 3QQ

UK

Phone: 020 3597 6311

Email: info@aquis.eu

Website: https://www.aquis.eu .

Data Collection and Processing

When you enter into a contract with Aquis you may be asked to submit personal information about yourself in order to receive or use Aquis’ products or services. This information may include, for example, your name, address, job title, telephone number, email address and financial information necessary to conclude the contract and enable administration and management of such products or services.

Aquis will only process personal data for legitimate business purposes necessary to provide you with the product or service that you have requested. The type of information that Aquis may collect will depend on the nature of that product or service.

Aquis may also use personal information to conduct market research surveys, for statistical analysis and for direct marketing purposes relating to its business. For these purposes Aquis will seek your direct consent to collect and retain your personal data.

Data Retention and Access to Personal Data

Aquis will only retain your personal data for as long as your business relationship/association with Aquis is active and there is a need for the data to continue to administer services.

Aquis may retain personal data for a longer period if required under applicable law.

You have the right to request access or rectification of your personal data held by Aquis. If you wish to request for Aquis to no longer hold your personal data then please contact info@aquis.eu .

Safeguards and Information Security

Aquis is committed to securing personal data by all means possible. Aquis uses safeguards where possible to protect personal data. This includes pseudonymisation and encryption of personal data.

Third parties and Transfer of Data Abroad

In some cases Aquis may need to provide your information to a relevant third party. Aquis may also transfer data between itself and certain other parties outside of the EEA. Aquis will only grant access to personal data where absolutely necessary. Such access will be strictly limited to personal data necessary for Aquis to perform its business functions.

Where your Personal Data is transferred to a third party or outside the EEA, Aquis will ensure that the recipient agrees to keep this information confidential and hold it securely in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR. For data transfers outside of the EEA to third parties, Aquis relies on appropriate EC-approved safeguards as defined in Article 46 of the GDPR to provide an adequate level of protection.

Website

This website (“website”) is owned and operated by Aquis Exchange PLC, a company registered in England with registered company number 07909192 whose registered office is located at Palladium House, 1-4 Argyll Street, London, United Kingdom, W1F 7LD (“Aquis”).

Terms of Use

By accessing and using this website you agree to be bound by all terms and conditions contained and/or referenced herein, as they may be amended from time to time by Aquis (“Terms of Use”) and such Terms of Use shall be deemed accepted by you. If you do not agree to all the Terms of Use, please exit the website.

Any information provided on the website (“Content”) is for general information only, does not take account of any individual circumstances, may not reflect recent changes in the law and does not constitute investment advice.

References or links to other sites that are not owned by Aquis are only included for the information of the user of this website. Aquis does not give any guarantees or accept any liability regarding the content of these sites.

You may not frame or link this website to any other website without prior written consent from Aquis. Any third party that wishes to link to this website should contact info@aquis.eu prior to doing so. Aquis reserves the right to deny permission for any such links to this website.

Although care is taken to ensure that the information on the website is accurate and up to date, Aquis cannot accept any responsibility for mistakes or omissions. Aquis does not enter into any express or implied conditions, warranties, terms or representations regarding the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information. To the extent lawfully permitted, Aquis excludes all liability for loss or damage, whether direct, indirect or consequential (including, without limitation, loss suffered as a result of breach of these Terms of Use which is not a foreseeable consequence of the breach, lost profits, lost opportunity, lost business, loss of goodwill, loss of contracts, increased overheads or administrative expenses or management time) arising out of your use of or inability to use this website, or from any information or omission contained in this website.

Aquis does not warrant or make representations as to the security of this website. You acknowledge that any information sent may be intercepted. Aquis does not warrant that the website or the servers which make this website available or electronic communications sent by Aquis are free from viruses or any other harmful elements.

Regulatory Disclosure

The Content on this website does not constitute an offer, solicitation or recommendation to acquire or dispose of any investment or to engage in any other transaction. This website is not directed at or intended for publication or distribution to any person in any jurisdiction where doing so would result in contravention of any applicable laws or regulations. It is the responsibility of the individual user to consider his legal and regulatory position in the relevant jurisdiction, the risks associated with trading such products and to ensure that the use of the Content and the subsequent making of any investment does not contravene any such restrictions or applicable laws and regulations of any jurisdiction. Please seek the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific security, index, report, opinion, advice or other Content.

Website Service Providers

In addition to the information that Aquis collects as described above, Aquis uses service providers for elements of its website.

Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google Analytics

On this website, Aquis has integrated the component of Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, inter alia, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimisation of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

For the web analytics through Google Analytics Aquis uses the application “_gat. _anonymizeIp”. By means of this application the IP address of the Internet connection of the user is abridged by Google and anonymised when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the traffic on our website. Google uses the collected data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of our website and to provide online reports, which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our Internet site for our information purposes.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the user. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by Aquis and into which a Google Analytics component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the user will automatically submit data through the Google Analytics component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google. During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the user, which serves Google, inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently create commission settlements.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits of our website by the user. With each visit to our Internet site, such personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the user, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

The user may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the user. In addition, cookies already in use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.

In addition, the user has the possibility of objecting to a collection of data that are generated by Google Analytics, which is related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the user must download a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install it. This browser add-on tells Google Analytics through a JavaScript, that any data and information about the visits of Internet pages may not be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-ons is considered an objection by Google. If the information technology system of the user is later deleted, formatted, or newly installed, then the user must reinstall the browser add-ons to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on was uninstalled by the user or any other person who is attributable to their sphere of competence, or is disabled, it is possible to execute the reinstallation or reactivation of the browser add-ons.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is further explained under the following Link https://www.google.com/analytics/.

Data protection provisions about the application and use of LinkedIn

Aquis has integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is a web-based social network that enables users with existing business contacts to connect and to make new business contacts. Over 400 million registered people in more than 200 countries use LinkedIn. Thus, LinkedIn is currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

The operating company of LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, UNITED STATES. For privacy matters outside of the UNITED STATES LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by Aquis and on which a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the user is automatically prompted to the download of a display of the corresponding LinkedIn component of LinkedIn. Further information about the LinkedIn plug-in may be accessed under https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. During the course of this technical procedure, LinkedIn gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the user.

If the user is logged in at the same time on LinkedIn, LinkedIn detects with every call-up to our website by the user—and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site—which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the user. This information is collected through the LinkedIn component and associated with the respective LinkedIn account of the user. If the user clicks on one of the LinkedIn buttons integrated on our website, then LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the user and stores the personal data.

LinkedIn receives information via the LinkedIn component that the user has visited our website, provided that the user is logged in at LinkedIn at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the LinkedIn button or not. If such a transmission of information to LinkedIn is not desirable for the user, then they may prevent this by logging off from their LinkedIn account before a call-up to our website is made.

LinkedIn provides under https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls the possibility to unsubscribe from e-mail messages, SMS messages and targeted ads, as well as the ability to manage ad settings. LinkedIn also uses affiliates such as Eire, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua, and Lotame. The setting of such cookies may be denied under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable privacy policy for LinkedIn is available under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. The LinkedIn Cookie Policy is available under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

Data protection provisions about the application and use of Twitter

On this website, Aquis has integrated components of Twitter. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly-accessible microblogging service on which users may publish and spread so-called ‘tweets,’ e.g. short messages, which are limited to 140 characters. These short messages are available for everyone, including those who are not logged on to Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user’s tweets. Furthermore, Twitter allows you to address a wide audience via hashtags, links or retweets.

The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by Aquis and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the user is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding Twitter component of Twitter. Further information about the Twitter buttons is available under https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. During the course of this technical procedure, Twitter gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the user. The purpose of the integration of the Twitter component is a retransmission of the contents of this website to allow our users to introduce this web page to the digital world and increase our visitor numbers.

If the user is logged in at the same time on Twitter, Twitter detects with every call-up to our website by the user and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the user. This information is collected through the Twitter component and associated with the respective Twitter account of the user. If the user clicks on one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, then Twitter assigns this information to the personal Twitter user account of the user and stores the personal data.

Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that the user has visited our website, provided that the user is logged in on Twitter at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the Twitter component or not. If such a transmission of information to Twitter is not desirable for the user, then they may prevent this by logging off from their Twitter account before a call-up to our website is made.

The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter may be accessed under https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

Cookies

Most web browsers accept cookies by default, however if you do not wish to have cookies placed on your computer, you can change the settings of your web browser to decline cookies.

You can find out more about cookies and how to remove them from your browser by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org.

The Google Analytics security and privacy principles can be viewed at www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

Contacts

If you have any questions about the Terms of Use, Privacy and Cookies Policy, please contact us at info@aquis.eu or by writing to Aquis Exchange PLC, 77 Cornhill, London, EC3V 3QQ. UK.