Effective Date: August 2018
This statement sets forth the Business Entity Data B.V. privacy policies (“Privacy Policy”) with respect to the use and disclosure of certain personal information we gather on our website (this “Site”). By using this Site or by submitting any personal information to us, you agree to our collection and use of such data in accordance with this privacy statement.

1. Information We Collect and Use
We collect information in connection with the provision or potential provision of our services, including, without limitation, to register, search existing, maintain or challenge information about Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs). Personal information related to users of the Global Markets Entity Identifier (GMEI) Utility that may be collected by us include, but is not limited to:
  • First and last name,
  • Email address,
  • Login credentials,
  • Challenge question and answer,
  • Country.

We may collect, use, transfer, and otherwise process your personal information (such as your contact data, log in data (user ID and password) and IP address) in the context of the delivery of our services, as well as to comply with our legal obligations.

We also collect general data concerning visitors and therefore process IP addresses, as well as information concerning page resolution, the browser type and the manner in which visitors surf. This, for example, entails the number of visitors and the number of clicks on certain pages. This data is collected and used to improve our services, as well as the site.

2. Information We Share
Your information may be shared with third party service providers to provide our services e.g. with respect to hosting of our IT system. In addition, if you register on the site, there are certain functions that are associated with a registration fee. For payment purposes, we will redirect you to the website of a third party who will handle your payment. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of the websites that we do not provide or operate. We recommend reviewing the privacy notices or policies of these third party websites to understand their information practices. We may also share information and records we maintain with financial or other regulators and in response to requests by courts or governments authorities, such as law enforcement agencies and officials.

3. Information Safeguarding
We maintain an information security program setting forth standards for maintaining administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect the personal information provided against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.

4. Data Transfers
Our third party service providers may be located in countries outside the European Economic Area which may not provide for a similar level of data protection as within the European Economic Area. As such, personal information we collect may be transferred to countries other than the country in which the information originally was collected (“Originating Country”). When we transfer your information to other countries, we will protect that information as described in this Privacy Policy, through adherence to our intra-company or other contractual agreements, and/or in accordance with applicable law, including the European Union General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"). For more information regarding our processing of personal data with the scope of GDPR please visit: http://www.dtcc.com/eu-gdpr.

5. Data Retention
The personal data you submit to us will only be retained for as long as is required for the purposes for which it was collected.

6. Individual’s Rights
You have the right to request us to inform you of what personal data we hold relating to you and/or to request that such data be corrected, supplemented, deleted or blocked. Please address any such requests to: Business Entity Data B.V. at Basisweg 10, 1043 AP Amsterdam, The Netherlands or CustomerService@GMEIutility.org.

7. Updates to Our Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically and, where permitted by law, without prior notice to reflect changes in our information practices. We will indicate at the top of the notice when it was most recently updated.

8. Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a resident of California, you may receive, on an annual basis, a list of the details with whom your personal information may have been shared and the ability to opt out from further sharing. Contact us at our address below for this information.

9. How to Contact Us
Individuals may escalate concerns or issues with relevant data protection authorities, however we encourage any questions or comments about our privacy policy to be directed to: Business Entity Data B.V. at Basisweg 10, 1043 AP Amsterdam, The Netherlands or CustomerService@GMEIutility.org.