Privacy Policy

Thomas Murray IDS and your Privacy

We respect your right to privacy.

Thomas Murray Ratings Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales (Registration number 04202273) whose registered office is at Horatio House, 77-85 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London W6 8JA, together with its affiliates and subsidiaries (including Investor Data Services Ltd no. 04141909 and Thomas Murray Advisory Services Ltd no. 4132231), trading as Thomas Murray IDS, collects personal information about you through the website which it operates from the URLs "http://ids.thomasmurray.com" and "http://www.myinvestorcircle.com" ("websites").

This Privacy Policy tells you what personal information Thomas Murray IDS collects and how it is used. If we make any changes which affect your personal information we will post notice of such changes on the websites and give you an opportunity to delete that information.


Consent

If you submit personal information through the websites and tick the opt-in boxes then you give consent to the use of your personal information by Thomas Murray IDS and other companies in its group for the purpose of direct marketing of their products and services to you.


How is Information Collected?

We may collect personal information about you from the following sources:

  • Personal details registered by yourself;
  • Analysis of your visits to the websites and the preferences you make using cookies.

What Information is Collected and How Long is it Retained?

If you use certain of the services available on the websites ("Service(s)") Thomas Murray IDS may collect any of the following personal information: your name, the name of the company or organisation you represent in subscribing for the Service(s), your contact telephone number, your work address including country and postal code, your email address, and your/your organisation account details.

We only collect information that is necessary for us to operate the websites and provide the Services to you. We use the information for authentication and to provide you with a username and password for access to the Services. Unless you indicate otherwise, we will not keep your personal information for longer than necessary to provide the Services or as required by law.


Accessing and Amending Your Personal Information

You may request a copy of the personal information which Thomas Murray IDS holds about you by contacting Mr Peter Sturdy, Personal Information Controller, at Thomas Murray IDS, Horatio House, 77-85 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London W6 8JA, psturdy@ids.thomasmurray.com, +44 (0) 20 8600 2300. We charge a £20 administration fee for providing the copies.

If you need to modify, update and/or correct your personal information at any time please contact Mr Peter Sturdy - Personal Information Controller, whose contact details are set out above. Unless you indicate otherwise, we will remove your personal information from our records when the Service is no longer required subject to any legal requirements to retain such information.


How is the Information Used?

We use the personal information that we collect to provide the Service(s) to you as follows:


Provision of Usernames and Passwords

We use your personal information to allocate you a user name and password to enable you to access databases and information which we may ask you to complete or have rights to access.


Disclosure to Third Parties

We will not disclose your personal information to any third parties except where you have given us your consent to do so. You consent to the following:

We may disclose your personal information to other companies in the Thomas Murray IDS group (being for this purpose companies controlling, controlled by or under the common control of Thomas Murray IDS from time to time and companies sharing substantially the same shareholders as the ultimate holding company of Thomas Murray IDS) but such use will be limited to the use which Thomas Murray IDS makes of your personal information.

We may provide sales, traffic and demographic statistics and other related information to third parties but these statistics will not contain any information that could be used to identify any individual.

We may access and disclose to third parties your personal information to comply with applicable laws and lawful authority requests, to safeguard the proper operation of our systems and to protect ourselves and our clients.

We may transfer or allow access to your personal information outside the European Economic Area in providing the Service(s) to you or in the event that Thomas Murray IDS or its business or any parent company of Thomas Murray IDS is sold.


Third Parties who may Collect Personal Information

Business Partners

If you are introduced to the Thomas Murray IDS websites via one of our business partners they may collect personal information from you when you visit their website to access the Thomas Murray IDS websites. Your personal information will be subject to the separate privacy statement, if any, of that business partner.


Links to Other Sites

These websites contain links to third party websites. Thomas Murray IDS is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. You should read the privacy statements of each website that you visit when leaving our websites.


Data Security Policies

Technical Security Measures

Thomas Murray IDS uses software and hardware tools to protect its computers against unauthorised access. Encryption technologies are employed to ensure that your personal information including credit card details are secure when transmitted to or from the websites. Although we use industry standard encryption techniques encryption technologies may fail and as yet the Internet is not a perfectly secure environment.

We may issue you with passwords to protect your personal information from misuse. Only you, and people to whom you disclose your account ID and password can access your personal information. You should not disclose your password to anyone.

Access to your personal information is limited to Thomas Murray IDS employees who need the information to perform a specific job, such as billing or the provision of customer services and to our credit card intermediary and to other third parties referred to above. All Thomas Murray IDS employees must comply with this Privacy Policy and may not transfer or otherwise disclose or grant access to your personal information to any unauthorised persons.


Cookies

A "cookie" is a quantity of data which is stored on your computer. Each time your web browser requests a page from the Thomas Murray IDS web server it is identified by the cookie. The cookie records the choices and preferences you make when using the websites, making the websites quicker and easier for you to use. You can disable or refuse these cookies by selecting the cookie option in your browser. If you do so, you will not be able to use the websites properly. Cookies do not hold information such as your email address or any other information which might disclose the identity of the user.


Changes to our Privacy Policy

Thomas Murray IDS may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Advance notice of such changes will be posted on the website 30 days prior to becoming effective. You will be given an opportunity to delete your personal information from our records before changes are made.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy please use the "Contact Us" section of this website which can be found on the home page http://ids.thomasmurray.com


Useful URLs Regarding Privacy

You can obtain further information about privacy by visiting the following websites:

The UK Information Commissioner: www.ico.org.uk

Electronic Frontier Foundation: www.eff.org

Electronic Privacy Information Centre: www.epic.org