Privacy Policy

Polar Capital is committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to its website ("Website"). Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us.

BY ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE, YOU CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION, USE AND TRANSFER OF YOUR INFORMATION UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND THE TERMS OF USE OF THIS WEBSITE.

1. INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT FROM YOU

When you visit our Website, you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself including your name and contact details. We may also collect information about your usage of this Website as well as information about you from e-mails, letters or any other correspondence between you and us.

Polar Capital does not undertake any obligations of non-disclosure or non-use of material received. Accordingly, please do not send any confidential or proprietary material to Polar Capital.

2. USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

Your information may be used for marketing and internal analysis purposes by Polar Capital, its investment manager and their respective affiliates and officers. We may also use and analyse the information we collect so that we can improve and develop our Website. In particular, we may use your information to contact you for your views on our Website and notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to the Website. Further, where you have consented, we might also use your information to let you know about products and services which we offer which may be of interest to you.

3. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

The information you provide to us may be accessed by or given to our staff working outside the UK and third parties who act for us for the purposes set out in this policy and Terms of Use or for other purposes approved by you. Those parties process information and provide support services on our behalf. Otherwise, Polar Capital will not disclose your personal data to third parties, except where you have given your consent or where Polar Capital is under legal or regulatory obligation to do so.

4. COOKIES

Polar Capital may use “cookies” to process and record information concerning your visit to and use of the Website and identify you when you visit the Website and to enhance your experience of the Website. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that your internet browser places on your computer’s hard drive. “Cookies” may be used for remembering user names and preferences, tracking click streams and in the future for presenting users with personalised versions of the Website. You have the option of setting your browser to block “cookies”. Please refer to the "help" function of your internet browser for instructions. In some cases blocking “cookies” may reduce the functionality of the Website or prevent access to it depending on your chosen internet browser options.

5. SECURITY AND DATA RETENTION

To safeguard the confidentiality of your personal data and information contained in this Website, Polar Capital implements security measures in line with industry standard practices. The web servers are housed behind a secure firewall that prevents access to databases from unauthorised users. All of the servers are housed in a secure environment that is protected by physical security, with limited access to authorised staff only. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.

6. ACCESSING AND UPDATING

You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us.

7. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

If Polar Capital changes our privacy policy, the changes will be posted on this Website.

8. CONTACT

If you have any comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information please contact us at:


Polar Capital
16 Palace Street
London
SW1E 5JD

Tel: +44 (0)20 7227 2700

Updated and effective as of 20 March 2015