AEW Europe and its subsidiaries strongly believe in protecting the confidentiality and security of non-public information in our possession or control regarding our clients ("Client Information"). We adhere to the Data Protection legislation enacted throughout Europe based on Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.
We treat Client Information in a confidential manner. This means that we do not sell Client Information to any third parties. In the ordinary course of our business, we may collect and use Client Information with respect to our business relationship(s) and may share such information where required for business purposes within out group of companies within the European Union. These business purposes may include offering products or services or evaluating a request for products or services, administering such products or services, and processing transactions on behalf of clients.
AEW Europe Collects Client Information from the Following Sources:
Client Intake Process. Information we receive from clients or potential clients (or third parties authorised by the client to provide information), which may include the client's name and address and additional information relating to the client relating to it or to its employees or agents, total assets and other information.
Client History. Information about client transactions with AEW Europe including transactional activity and balances on accounts with us.
How AEW Europe Safeguards Client Information:
Our employees are required to protect the confidentiality of Client Information. We also maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards, as appropriate, to protect Client Information. We do not use “cookies” nor seek by any other means to gain access to information stored in the terminal equipment of a user accessing our website.
We may disclose Client Information when we believe it necessary for the conduct of our business, when directed by the client to do so or where disclosure is required by law or regulation. For example, Client Information may be disclosed to others to enable them to provide business services for us such as, performing general administrative activities for us and assisting us in processing a transaction on behalf of a client. Client Information may also be disclosed for marketing, audit or research purposes.
Keeping Clients Informed:
If you have any questions regarding AEW's policies and procedures involving Client Information, please feel free to contact our Investor Relations Department. We reserve the right to modify this policy at any time.