Progressive Equity Research Limited (“Progressive”) takes protection of your personal data very seriously and strictly adheres to the rules laid out by data protection laws.
The following policy provides an overview of how we ensure this protection and what kind of data is collected for what purpose.
2. Information about the Collection of Personal Data
Below we provide information about the collection of personal data when using this website and in relation to email distribution of our research product. Personal data is any data that can personally reference you, such as your name, address or email addresses.
3. Provider Identification
The service provider for relevant regulatory purposes is Progressive Equity Research Limited, 1 Fore Street, London EC2Y 9DT.
4. Data Security
We maintain technical measures to ensure data security, in particular to protect your personal data from third party access. These measures are reviewed and updated from time to time.
5. Collection of Personal Data for Informational Use
When you merely use the website for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not log in to use the website, register, or otherwise provide us with information, we do not collect any personal data, except for the data transmitted by your browser that enables you to access the website. This may include:
- IP address
- Date and time of the request
- Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (specific site)
- Access status / HTTP status code
- Volume of data transmitted each time
- Website from which the request comes
- Operating system and its interface
- Language and version of the browser software
- The country of origin for the visitor
6. Collection of Personal Data during and following registration on the site, and in relation to professional (institutional) investors
If you wish to read the contents of our research notes, we ask you to register on our site. This is necessary to provide (aggregated and anonymised) readership metrics to our customers, the companies about which we publish research. During the registration process, we will collect your name, user name and email address – these are to allow us to identify you in the event that you contact Progressive, and to validate your registrations. We will also send, to your registered email address, relevant research documents and/or notifications of upcoming events in which we believe you may be interested.
We also use and maintain information about a number of institutional investor contacts. We have assessed our business, and considered the rights to privacy of these individuals. We have concluded that Progressive has a legitimate interest in maintaining and using this information, that the subjects would not be surprised that we wish to use the information in this way, and that it is not unduly impacting on their right to privacy. We therefore will continue to hold and use this information, but as with our registrant contact details, any institutional investor who wishes us to unsubscribe them from our lists will have this request honoured.
Cookies are stored on your computer when you use the website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk in association with the browser you are using and through which specific information flows to the agency that sets the cookie (in this case, us). Cookies cannot initiate programs nor deliver viruses to your computer. They serve only to make the internet service more user-friendly and effective.
You are always able to delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser.
8. Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “Cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If you enable IP anonymization on this website, your IP address from Google will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. By order of the operator of the website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and provide other services regarding website and internet use to the website operator.
You may block cookies from being stored by adjusting the settings in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case, you may not be able to use all of the features on this website to their full extent.
You can also block the collection of the data generated by the cookie and the data related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing a browser plugin available from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. As a result, IP addresses are processed in a shortened form and direct references to people can be excluded.
Information about the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.
9. Use of the “Contact” page
When you contact us via email or via the contact form, we will store your email address and, if you have provided them, your name and phone number in order to answer your questions.
10. Consent and Limits to Use
We work to minimise our use and storage of data, keeping to the lowest levels possible while still maintaining and providing a high quality service. When you register, we ask you consent to the storage and use of your information for these purposes. You are able to unsubscribe from our system at any point, and we will not contact you further.
11. Data Transfer to Third Parties
We ask for your permission to transfer your personal data to third parties if we are arranging an event, and we need (for example) to inform the event organisers of the attendee list for the provision of name badges or for security purposes. If you do not consent to this transfer, you will not be able to attend the event.
In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data (such as our website developers and web hosts). We have chosen these providers carefully and have commissioned them in writing. They are bound by the same data directives and have committed that they will not forward this data to third parties.
12. Right to Obtain Information and Revocation
You have the right to request information from us about the data stored about you with us at any time, as well as to the origin, recipients or categories of recipients to whom this data is transmitted, and the storage purpose.
If you have given consent for the use of data, you can revoke this consent at any time.
All requests and inquiries for information or objections for data processing should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or made by telephone to (020) 7781 5300.
13. Use of Social Media Plugins
We currently (or may in future) use the following social media plugins: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn.
You may opt out of using these social media plug-ins and other cookies at any time with effect for the future by deactivating the cookies in your browser settings.
14. Integration of Third Party Services
It is possible that third party content will be integrated from other websites within this website, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds, or graphics. This always presupposes that the providers of such content (hereinafter referred to as the “third-party provider”) detect the IP address of the user. This is required, because without the IP address, the third party provider could not send the content to the browser of each user. The IP address is therefore necessary to present this content. We strive to use only such content whose respective providers use the IP addresses solely to deliver the content. However, we have no control over whether the third-party providers save the IP addresses for statistical purposes, for example. We inform users about this insofar as this is known to us.
15. Additional Information