Emerald Knight - Specialising in Socially Responsible & Sustainable Investments

Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) embodies our commitment to your protection through adherence to fair electronic information practices.

This Policy puts you, the individual, in control of how your personal information is processed. You have our promise that we will not electronically process your personal information in any way that is incompatible with this Policy.

By submitting your information you consent to the use if that information as set out in this policy.

This Privacy Policy protects your privacy by informing you about:

  • The types of personal information we collect about you through our Web sites;
  • How it collects that information;
  • The general purposes for which it collects such information;
  • The types of organizations to which it discloses the information;
  • The choices and means by which individuals may limit its use and disclosure.

Empowering you to choose:

  • Whether and how certain personal information you provide is used (where such use is unrelated to the uses for which you originally disclosed it; and
  • Whether and the manner in which a third party uses certain personal information you provide (where such use is unrelated to the
    uses for which you originally disclosed it).

Assuring you that Emerald Knight:

  • Takes reasonable precautions to protect personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration
    or destruction;
  • Implements reasonable policies and procedures to ensure that personal information is kept only for the purposes for which
    it has been gathered;
  • Uses reasonable measures to ensure that we have accurately and completely recorded the personal information you have provided;
    and
  • Provides you reasonable access to your personal information as well as procedures for correcting or modifying that information
    where appropriate.
  • Ensuring accountability to individuals who believe that Emerald Knight has not complied with these privacy principles.

Third Party Advertising and Cookies

We may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your hard drive, and may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to measure advertising effectiveness and to enhance your viewing experience.

Information Corrections or Changes

You have the ability to correct or change certain information in our records, such as your address and contact information. If you need assistance or have questions about correcting information, you can contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998 UK (as amended)

Emerald Knight respect and value the security and privacy of its contacts. Emerald Knight follows strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of personal information in order to prevent unauthorized access. Personal Data is held on our contacts and administration database either because of work we have undertaken or are currently engaged in, or because we believe that clients may be interested in receiving material from us about our business and services. As such we hold client contact details and the history of our client relationship. This allows us to manage our client relationships effectively and target items of interest so that you do not receive unwanted material through the post.

In accordance with your rights under the above Acts, you may request the amendment of the personal information held or to cease receiving direct marketing materials.

Emerald Knight does not sell, rent or deal in the personal information we hold.

Owing to the global nature of the Internet infrastructure, the information you provide may be transferred in transit to countries outside the European Economic Area that do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and its use as set out in this policy. However, we have taken steps outlined above to try to improve the security of your information. By submitting your information you consent to these transfers.

Third Party Advertising and Cookies

We use information about you for purposes of monitoring and improving our internal operations, as well as to ensure we: (i) account to you properly, (ii) administer your account in accordance with your agreements with us, and (iii) properly perform the services you have requested.

We also use the information we collect to monitor and improve our internal operations, as well as to improve the experience of users in our network of sites. For example, we may correlate Web site traffic information with data about individual users. This data helps us to determine how much our customers use parts of the site, allowing us to enhance it to fit the needs of as many of our customers as possible. We may also break down overall usage statistics according to customers’ domain names, browser types, and MIME types by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).

Another example of our use of information to enhance the experience of users in our network of sites is our reliance on cookie files. We use cookie files to make it easier for users to access our site or services. A cookie file is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you have visited. However, the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. We use cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above) when you register for Emerald Knight services. When you register, we may use a cookie to store a unique, random user ID. We use this ID to identify you anonymously in our database and to track the pages you visit on our site.

If you have set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You may refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser; however, some of our sites may require a cookie for access.

Getting to Know Our Customers

Emerald Knight is in the business of providing a first class ethical investment service. That requires more than simply offering innovative services. It also requires that we understand you, our customer, and your needs. Indeed, we are Europe’s number one ethical investment company because we have taken the time to get acquainted with each one of our many customers.

We get to know you primarily through the information you provide to us when signing up for, or using, one or more of our services. The information you provide ranges from basic contact information, to payment information, to the financial requirements and investment details for which you are looking.

After you have signed up for our services, we or our agents and sub-contractors may be in communication with you about your account, technical questions you may have about services provided by us, or any other matter relating to those services. Those communications are essential to our relationship with you and to our ability to provide you with quality services that are responsive to your needs.

For operational and quality assurance purposes, we take note of whether and how you use the information and services that we provide, such as by recording site traffic patterns and by maintaining log files of users’ access to site files.

Whom We May Share Information With

We may share certain information about you with our vendors who are responsible for handling your account or performing other services that you require. Although we may share financial information (eg credit card numbers, banking information), security information (eg account passwords) and personal communications (eg personal email messages or message board postings) with such vendors when necessary and appropriate, we will not share such information with any other third parties unless directed by you or except in response to formal requests in the form of a subpoena or court order issued in connection with civil or criminal proceedings related to services we provide, or in response to requests by law enforcement agencies when we suspect that you or your agent is using our services to cause harm or damage to us or others or adversely affect our ability to provide services to our customers.

Our Accountability to You

By purchasing our services, you obtain the protections of, and consent to the data processing practices described in, this Privacy Policy. When you purchase our services, you also represent to us that you have provided notice to, and obtained consent from, any third party individuals whose personal data you supply to us with regard to: (i) the purposes for which such third party’s personal data have been collected, (ii) the intended recipients or categories of recipients of the third party’s personal data, (iii) which of the third party’s data are obligatory and which data, if any, are voluntary, and (iv) how the third party can access and, if necessary, rectify the data held about them.

In addition to the privacy protections that we provide, our employees, agents and business partners are independently responsible for ensuring compliance with this Privacy Policy, as described below.

Employee Accountability

Only those Emerald Knight employees that have a legitimate business purpose for accessing and handling personal information obtained by us are given authorization to do so. The unauthorized access or use of such information by a Emerald Knight employee is prohibited and constitutes grounds for disciplinary action.

Additionally, our information management systems are configured in such a way as to block or inhibit employees from accessing information that they have no authority to access.

The Accountability of Emerald Knight’ Agents and Business Partners

Our trusted vendors and business partners are responsible for processing or handling some of the information that we receive. These vendors and business partners are not authorized to use such information for purposes beyond those specified by us and are required to preserve the confidentiality with which we treat such information.

If you feel that Emerald Knight, or any of our agents, representatives or employees, is violating this Privacy Policy, please contact us via e-mail at [email protected], or by postal mail at:

Emerald Knight Suite 3, 2nd Floor, Icom House, 1/5 Irish Town, PO Box 883, South Brent, Gibraltar, United Kingdom

Notification of Changes

We will post any changes to this Privacy Policy 30 days before their effective date so you will always know what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. You are responsible for periodically checking our website for changes to this Privacy Policy. Continued use of the service will signify that you agree to any such changes. You may opt out of any posted change to our collection, use or disclosure of your personal information by sending an e-mail to, [email protected]

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact [email protected]

Definitions

In these terms and conditions:

  • “This website” means our presence on the Internet;
  • “our”, “we” and “us” means Emerald Knight and, where applicable, its officers, employees and authorized agents; and
  • “you” and “your” refer to any individual, company or business (whether registered by us as an investor or not) to whom we provide
    Services by means, including but not limited to, telephone, face-to-face contact, postal correspondence, electronic mail or via our
    website www.emeraldknightconsultants.com hereon referred to as the website.

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