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Privacy Policy

Introduction

Welcome to the Privacy Policy of Amber Investments Ltd ("Amber Investments," "we," "us," or "our"). Amber Investments Ltd is a boutique investment advisory and brokerage firm based in DIFC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority with the Firm Reference No 6766. Our registration details are set out in the DIFC Register. In this Privacy Policy, we outline how we collect, use, and protect your personal information. Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to safeguarding your personal data.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or the processing of your personal data, please contact us at:

Amber Investments Ltd Office 105, Tower 1, Currency House, DIFC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Email: info@amberinvesments.ae

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or for legal compliance reasons. Please check this page periodically to stay informed about any updates. The latest version of this Privacy Policy will be effective as of the date provided at the top of the document.

Your Consent

By using our website and our services, you consent to the collection, use, and sharing of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use our website or provide us with your personal data.

Personal Data We Collect

We may collect and process the following categories of personal data:

  1. Information about you: This may include your name, title, date of birth, gender, nationality, country of birth, country of residence, employment status, email address, postal code, and contact number. We collect this information to identify you and to communicate with you effectively.

  2. Government Identification documentation: This may include details from your passport, driving license, national insurance number, tax identification number, and utility bills. We may require this information for identity verification and regulatory compliance purposes.

  3. Government Records: We may access government records held by financial crime prevention agencies, the Electoral Register, and utility service providers as required by law or for the prevention of financial crimes.

  4. Financial Information: This includes bank account details for payments made to or received from Amber Investments.

  5. Income/Wealth Information: We collect data related to your employment status, income, and source of wealth as part of our due diligence and regulatory requirements.

  6. Contractual Information: Details about the products and benefits you receive from us.

  7. Third-Party Information: If relevant, we may collect information about your financial advisors, intermediaries, executors, or power of attorney holders.

  8. Online Information: We may collect data such as cookies and IP addresses if you use our website. Please see our Cookie Policy section for more details.

  9. Audio Recordings: Voice recordings may be made if you, your financial advisor, or intermediary contacts us for regulatory purposes.

 

How We Use Your Personal Data

We collect and process your personal data for the following purposes:

  1. Providing Our Services: We use your data to provide our investment advisory and brokerage services to you.

  2. Processing Investment Applications: Your information is processed as part of investment applications.

  3. Legal and Regulatory Obligations: We process data to meet our legal and regulatory obligations, including identification verification, anti-money laundering measures, and fraud prevention.

  4. Security: To protect your information and prevent unauthorized access.

  5. Compliance: To comply with agreements between you, your financial advisor, and Amber Investments.

  6. Tax Reporting: Producing tax reports, such as Consolidated Tax Vouchers and CGT Reports.

  7. Responding to Inquiries: Addressing your inquiries and requests.

  8. Sending Updates: Keeping you informed with regular reports and marketing emails about our products and services. You can opt-out of marketing communications at any time.

  9. Business Continuity: Maintaining backups of our investment register for business continuity purposes.

  10. Legal Compliance: To comply with applicable laws and regulations and to notify you of any changes to our services.

Sharing Your Data

We may share your personal information with the following parties:

  1. Service Providers and Agents: This includes our custodian, IT companies supporting our technology, offsite storage firms, confidential waste disposal, printing firms, and other service providers who assist in providing and maintaining our services.

  2. Regulators: Such as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), and other relevant authorities.

  3. Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS): In accordance with legal requirements.

  4. Introducing Firms: In cases where required.

  5. Authorized Persons: As specified by you for managing or administering the services we provide.

  6. Legal and Regulatory Requirements: When necessary to meet applicable laws or regulatory requirements.

We do not lend or sell your information to third parties, but we may provide access to your personally identifiable information when legally required to do so, to cooperate with police investigations, protect our legal rights, or safeguard the safety of our website visitors.

International Transfers of Your Data

Amber Investments may share your personal data with service providers located outside the European Economic Area (EEA) when necessary for service provision. We ensure such transfers comply with data protection laws and regulations and include appropriate safeguards to protect your data.

 

Data Retention

We retain your personal data for as long as necessary for the purposes stated in this Privacy Policy. The maximum retention period is generally seven years, after which we will destroy the data. Data used for marketing purposes will be kept until you opt out.

Confidentiality and Security

We take the security of your personal data seriously and have implemented appropriate measures to protect it. We do not share your information outside Amber Investments unless required by law.

Your Rights

You have the following rights regarding your personal data:

  1. Access and Information: You can request details of the personal data we hold about you.

  2. Correction or Deletion: You may request corrections or deletion of inaccurate, unnecessary, or outdated personal data, subject to legal and regulatory obligations.

  3. Restriction of Processing: You can request a restriction of processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.

  4. Withdrawal of Consent: If we process your data based on consent, you can withdraw consent at any time.

  5. Objection to Processing: You can object to your data being processed for direct marketing, profiling, or market research.

  6. Subject Access Rights: You have the right to access and receive a copy of your personal data. We may charge a reasonable fee for repetitive or unfounded requests.

Please note that we may need to verify your identity and may have legal obligations that limit your rights in some cases.

Other Websites

Our website may contain links to external websites not covered by this Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these websites.

Transfers of Your Personal Data

We may transfer your personal data to third parties in certain circumstances, such as protecting your or our legitimate interests, business cessation, or legal proceedings.

Cookies

Please see our separate Cookie Policy for details about how we use cookies, tags, and similar technologies.

Review of This Policy

We regularly review this Privacy Policy and may make changes as needed. Please check this page for the most current version.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at the provided contact details.

Amber Investments Ltd Office 105, Tower 1, Currency House, DIFC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Email: info@amberinvestments.ae

Thank you for choosing Amber Investments Ltd. Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to protecting your personal data.

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