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AMS TRADE is committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors, our clients, third party service providers and other business contacts. This policy sets out information about how we will collect, use, store and transfer any personal data in the course of our business and the measures which we will use to protect its security.
You have the right at any time to obtain confirmation of any personal data which we hold, verify its contents or request that such data be updated, restricted or erased as explained below.
We rely on the following legal grounds to process your personal information depending on the purpose for which it has been obtained:
We may share your personal data with third parties in the following circumstances:
Any information which we share with third-party providers will be pursuant to contractual arrangements which we put in place which require that the data is processed only in accordance with our instructions for specified purposes and applicable law.
AMS TRADE also reserves the right to disclose any information which it holds where necessary: a) to appropriate courts, law enforcement authorities, governmental or regulatory authorities, if required to do so by law or regulation or by any governmental or law enforcement agency; and b) in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of any other individual.
We use administrative, technical and physical measures to keep your personal data confidential and secure, in accordance with our internal procedures to protect it from being accidentally lost, altered, used, accessed or disclosed in an unauthorized way. Personal data may be held on our data technology systems, those of our third-party contractors and/or in paper files. Where we share information with third parties, we will obtain written confirmation that they will similarly protect the data with appropriate safeguards.
Although we do our best to ensure the security of your personal data and to use only reputable service providers, unfortunately no information system can be 100% secure and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information. In particular, we will not be responsible for the security of any information which you transmit to us over networks that we do not control including the internet and wireless networks. We have 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.
If you follow any link from our website to a third-party website or deal with any third party entity referred to on the website, you should be aware that third parties will have their own privacy terms and that we are not responsible for their use of any personal data which you share with them and you should ensure that you have read and understood the policies of that third party.
As AMS TRADE operates globally, we may transfer your personal data abroad for storage or processing where required for any of the purposes set out above, including any of the countries in which AMS TRADE and its affiliates, agents or contractors have offices. When doing so, we will comply with applicable data protection requirements and take appropriate safeguards to ensure the security and integrity of your personal data. Where we use third party service providers, we will put in place confidentiality agreements, including appropriate data protection obligations.
For users of this website who are based in the UK or the European Economic Area (“UK/EEA”), you should be aware that information which you provide to AMS TRADE may be transferred to countries outside of the UK/EEA (including the United States) which do not always have the same standard of data protection as those inside the UK/EEA. For the purposes of processing your data, we will ensure a data protection level equivalent to the minimum level within the UK/EEA including entering into the EU Standard Contractual Clauses, or by other similar protective measures.
Any personal data will be deleted when it is no longer reasonably required for the permitted purposes for which it is held or you withdraw your consent (where applicable) and we are not legally required or otherwise permitted to continuing storing the data. Where necessary, we will retain your personal data where it may be required for AMS TRADE to assert or defend any legal claims or otherwise asserts its rights or those of third parties until the end of the relevant retention period or until any claims have been resolved. We will also retain personal data where necessary to comply with our legal obligations, regulatory requirements and reporting obligations. We may also hold data in backup systems which are put in place to maintain the integrity of our IT systems for the minimum retention periods.
AMS TRADE has a legal obligation to ensure that any information which you provide remains accurate and up to date and we would ask that you contact us to update or correct your information if it changes or if you believe that any information that we have collected about you is inaccurate. Subject to local law, you have a right at any time:
If you wish to exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data, please contact us by email or post using the contact details below.