Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement

Thank you for visiting our website and for using our services. We’d like to tell you about our privacy policy and how we use cookies on our website. We have defined some words and phrases to help make it clear what we mean:

In this Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement:

personal data” means personal data as defined under the Law, we also refer to personal data as “data about yourself”, “personal information”, “your information”, “personal details” and “information about you”;

“data controller” means data controller as defined in applicable data protection legislation

“Invesco Asset Management” are also referred to as, “Invesco”, “Us” and “We”.

“the Law” means applicable data protection legislation.

This Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (together with our Terms of Conditions of Use) tell you how we will process any personal data that we collect from you, or that you provide to us. The Law says we must provide you with this information and we hope this will help you to understand how we will keep your personal data safe.

The Law says that Invesco is the data controllers. We are committed to protecting your privacy and personal data as you use our website and web services. We take seriously our responsibility to hold your personal data securely and confidentially.

We maintain strict security standards and procedures with a view to preventing unauthorised access to your data by anyone, including our staff. We use leading technologies such as (but not limited to) data encryption, firewalls and server authentication to protect the security of your data. The staff of Invesco follow strict privacy standards and whenever we hire third parties to provide support services, we require them to observe the same standards and to allow us to audit them for compliance.

Your Personal Data

We use your personal data to service your account, improve our services to you, to provide information to you about our services and to inform you about additional products or services that may be of interest to you. We may identify these products or services by using cookies on our website which track and analyse how you use our website.

We may collect, process, use and store your personal data electronically or on paper and in written or digital formats. We collect, process and use your personal data with automated tools and only keep it for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it has been collected.

Sharing your personal data in order to send you marketing information

Where you opt in to receive direct marketing materials from us, we may send your personal data to third parties with whom we have contracted to provide these materials to you on our behalf and in our name. By opting in to receive direct marketing from us, you agree that we may send your personal data to these third parties who may be based in the country where you live or elsewhere.

Sharing your personal data with other organisations

In certain circumstances we may also send your personal data to other third parties such as:

  • where we have your permission;
  • where we are required or permitted to do so by Law; or
  • other companies who provide a service to us or you where we may transfer rights and obligations.

This may mean we send your personal data to these organisations outside Europe (the European Economic Area (EEA)) or outside any other country from where you may access our website, to countries where the Law may not guarantee the protection of your personal data. However, we will ensure that your personal data is transferred, processed and maintained to the standards required by Law.

We transfer your personal data to the United States for own analysis purposes by employing the Google Analytics technologies.

We may forward your personal data to the Police or another regulatory body if we are asked to do so or wish to do so in order to comply with the Law or in relation to any suspected misuse by you of our web site or any of our web site services. We endeavour to prevent unauthorised disclosures of your personal data by other people, but we are not responsible for any unauthorised disclosures or other breaches of security or for the actions of others if the personal data was passed to them with your authority or with the authority of anybody other than us or our associated companies.

How to access your personal data

The Law says you have the right to ensure your personal data is kept up to date and accurate, and for some jurisdictions the right to find out from where your data was originally collected, where it has been transferred to and for which purposes it is now stored. You have the right to have your personal data deleted if it has been collected or processed unlawfully, and you may object to us processing your personal data at any time. If you want to do any of these things or you would like a copy of the personal data we hold, please write to:

Invesco Asset Management Limited
Perpetual Park
Perpetual Park Drive
Henley-On-Thames
United Kingdom
RG9 1HH

Where the Law permits, we may charge you a small fee to cover the costs of sending this personal data to you.

Anonymous or pseudonymized use

In accordance with applicable data protection legislation, you may choose to use the website in an anonymised or pseudonymized manner. This applies only to the extent that anonymous or pseudonymized use of the website is technically possible and reasonable.

Data Retention

We will retain your personal data while we are providing our services to you and we will not retain your personal data for longer than is strictly necessary.

Intellectual Property

All intellectual property rights in any part of the world which subsist in the contents of this website and which belong to Invesco, save as expressly granted, hereby reserved.

Cookies

By accepting this Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement when you enter our website and by continuing to access our website in the future you acknowledge and agree that we may track and record information for systems, marketing, trouble shooting, administrative and reporting purposes, including, for instance, the aggregate number of visitors to the website and the sections of the site visited by visitors using cookies. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer and are commonly used on the internet.

We use cookies to:

  • operate our website, for example by directing you to the right area depending on what country you have selected. We call these cookies “strictly necessary”;
  • analyse our website, for example to collect information that will help us understand visitors' browsing habits on our website;
  • compile statistical reports on website activity, e.g. number of visitors and the pages they visit;
  • improve the functionality of our website by temporarily storing any information which you may enter in tools, such as calculators or demonstrations on our website; in some cases, remember information about you when you visit our site. We may need to do this to provide some of our services
  • record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests and identify products or services that may be of interest to you. We may also share this information with third parties for these purposes.

We do not use cookies to track you after you leave our website and we do not store any personal data in cookies in a format that can be read by anyone else.

We use two types of cookie:

Session cookies: These are temporary and are deleted as soon as you close your browser; and
Persistent cookies: These are stored on your computer until they expire or you remove them. Persistent cookies store your personal preferences such as your language preferences on multi-lingual sites to make subsequent visits easier. They also remember questions we have asked you previously, such as a request to complete an online survey.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use, when they expire and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie What it does When do we collect the data What the data is used for
InvescoAudienceConfirmed Required by web server application to confirm you are the correct audience to view the content. We collect this data on the the confirmation of the audience form. We use this data to improve the user experience of the website (this prevents a returning users from having to reselect their user type (Professional Investor/Qualified Investor) each time they enter our website).
PHPSESSID Required by web server application to allow delivery of core functionality such as selected audience type during website visit and navigation of the site. We collect this data on the very first page of our website. We use this data to help to confirm returning/unique users.
InvescoAcceptedCookies Required by web server application to confirm acceptance of functional cookies. We collect this data on the the confirmation of the cookies button. We use this data to improve the user experience of the website (this prevents a returning users from having to reselect their cookie confirmation each time they enter our website).
BCSI-CS Required by web server application to load the Invesco fonts. We use this cookie on site entry. We use this cookie to load our Invesco Interstate fonts from a third party service called fonts.com.
_hp2_id Required by web server application to load the Invesco fonts. We use this cookie on site entry. We use this cookie to load our Invesco Interstate fonts from a third party service called fonts.com.
_ga A tool that helps with configuring website analytics using a remote interface instead of having to update embedded tags. We use this cookie on site entry. We use this data to help to confirm returning/unique users.
_gid A third party website analytics package that tracks the pages and content you view on our website. We use this cookie on site entry. We use this data to help to confirm returning/unique users.
_gat This cookie is used to throttle request rate. We use this cookie on site entry. This cookie does not store any personal data, it's just used to limit the number of requests that have to be made to doubleclick.net.

Third party cookies

We work with third parties who, on our behalf, research the use of our website and activities on it. In doing so they may place a cookie on your computer. However, it would not contain any personal data in a format that can be read by anyone else.

We also work with third parties to evaluate the effectiveness of our advertising and promotions on third party websites. Again, the cookie would not contain any personal data in a format that can be read by anyone else.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Accepting or rejecting cookies

You can refuse, accept or remove cookies at any time by using the settings on your internet browser. You can configure your internet browser to warn you each time a new cookie is about to be stored on your computer so that you can decide whether to accept or reject it. Please refer to your internet browser's help section for further information. Please note that some parts of our website may not function properly if you reject cookies.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files stored on your computer or mobile phone to help analyse how the website is used by you. As a rule, the information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the United States. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated by Google in Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling website activity reports and providing other services to us relating to the use of this website.

The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie relating to your use of this website from being collected and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". This means that only truncated IP addresses will be further processed so as to prevent them from being linked to a specific user.

The use of Google Analytics is made in line with the requirements agreed between the German data protection authorities and Google. Third-party provider information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of Service: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, Overview - Safeguarding your data: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html and Privacy Policy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Direct Marketing

We will only send direct marketing to you if you have given your consent for us to do so and we will not supply your personal data to third parties for their direct marketing activities, without your consent, other than in the context of a sale of this web site or a sale of our business. If you change your mind later on and you would like us to stop sending direct marketing to you, we offer simple ways to do this. Whenever you receive direct marketing by email you will be told how to unsubscribe electronically. You can also unsubscribe by contacting us at queries@dub.invesco.com.

Revisions to the Privacy Policy and Cookies Statement

We reserve the right to revise this policy at any time by posting a revised Privacy Policy and Cookies Statement online (of which you will be made aware when you next access this web site after such revisions have been made) and your continued access to or use of the website will mean that you agree to these changes. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy and Cookies Statement please email us at queries@dub.invesco.com.

Issued and approved in:

  • Austria by Invesco Asset Management Österreich – Zweigniederlassung der Invesco Asset Management Deutschland GmbH, Rotenturmstrasse 16–18, 1010 Vienna, Austria.
  • France, Finland, Norway, and Denmark, by Invesco Asset Management SA, 16-18 Rue de Londres, 75009 Paris, France.
  • Germany by Invesco Asset Management Deutschland GmbH, An der Welle 5, 60322 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
  • Italy by Invesco Asset Management SA, Sede Secondaria, Piazza del Duomo 22 – Galleria Pattari 2, 20122 Milano, Italy.
  • The Netherlands by Invesco Asset Management S.A. Dutch Branch, Vinoly Building, Claude Debussylaan 26, 1082 MD Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Sweden by Invesco Asset Management SA, Swedish Filial, Stureplan 4c, 4th floor, 114 35, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Switzerland by Invesco Asset Management (Schweiz) AG, Talacker 34, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland.