We have developed this policy because you are entitled to feel confident about the privacy and security of your Personal Information. We have appropriate technical and operational measures in place to prevent loss, misuse, unauthorized access and alteration of all data (including Personal Information) under our control. Our security arrangements and policies are regularly reviewed and access to our records is restricted to authorized personnel.
Informational use of the website
If you visit our website without using any service offered by us and without providing us with Personal Information, we may automatically collect the following information about you. This information may include Personal Information. Your browser automatically sends the following information to us:
We need this information to enable the use of our website, for example by adapting the website to the needs of your device.
If you enter into any of our competitions or promotions, we may ask for information about you, which will be made clear at the time you enter. We will also inform you of the purposes for which the information you provide may be used.
You may be required to register in order to use the IPC Portal and certain other areas within the Websites, and in the course of the registration process, you may provide your name, address, email address, phone number, account number and other voluntary Personal Information. We will use this information to provide the account, newsletters and other information you have requested, and to help us better target our other marketing activities.
You can always contact us via email, e.g. to send inquiries about our services. In this context, we will process your name, contact details, content of the message and other Personal Information you provide to us. Purpose of the processing is to process your inquiry.
We may share your Personal Information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
The time period for which we keep information varies according to what the information is used for. In some cases, there are legal requirements to keep Personal Information for a minimum period. Unless there is a specific legal requirement for us to keep the information, we will retain it for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the Personal Information was collected or for which it is to be further processed.
We may use the Personal Information in the following ways:
A “cookie” is a text file, which is allocated by our server to your personal computer (PC) when you visit areas of the Websites. If you want to know more about, cookies please go to www.aboutcookies.org which explains how cookies work and how you can manage their use. We use “cookies” to collect information from visitors to the Websites and registered customers.
Our servers use two different types of cookies. The first type is known as a “session-based” cookie and is allocated to your PC only for the duration of your visit to the Websites. It helps you to move around the Website faster. This cookie automatically expires when you close down your browser. The second type of cookie known as a “persistent” cookie allocated to your PC, where we can oversee all the activities that you have carried out on our Websites and will remain on your PC for a period of time.
We do not store information regarding your telephone number, account or payment details in the cookie, and this information cannot be accessed using it. IPC´s cookies do not collect any information regarding the use of your PC or your Internet browsing in any way.
Please note that as the cookie is based on your PC, we will not find it if you visit the Websites using a different PC to the one you registered on.
All types of cookies can be removed from your PC, but you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Websites and there may be some deterioration in the service you receive (for example, you may receive many pop up boxes containing the same advertisements or you may not be able to access a page you earlier personalized).
The Websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by We transmit information we collect from you and about your visit to the Websites to these partner services. They use the information we collect for the purpose of evaluating our visitors’ use of the Websites, compiling reports for us, and providing other services relating to use of our Websites.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies (see above). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. The corresponding evaluation of your surfing behavior is made available to us in anonymized form. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google has committed that it will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent the use of Google Analytics at any time, either by installing a Google Browser Plugin that will set an opt-out cookie, or through appropriate settings in your browser. For more information, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de and https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/de/.
For more information on the handling of Personal Information by Google, see https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
You can prevent the use of Marketo at any time through appropriate settings in your browser.
For more information on the handling of Personal Information by Marketo, see http://eu.marketo.com/trust/privacy.php.
Certain privacy laws entitle you to access the Personal Information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies rectified. Where you are entitled to do so, any request for access to Personal Information may be subject to the payment of a fee up to the relevant statutory limit.
Additional information if you access our website from a country in the European Economic Area (EEA):
The following information only apply to you if you access our Website from the EEA.
Legal bases for the processing of Personal Information
As outlined above, we process your Personal Information for different purposes. Below you may find the legal bases that justify these processing activities. This also includes the sharing of
Sharing of Personal Information
In the course of the engagement, Google and Marketo act as data processors. This means that they process Personal Information exclusively on our behalf. The Personal Information transfer is privileged under Art. 28 GDPR. Where Google and/or Marketo process Personal Information in the US, the transfer is safeguarded under the EU US and Swiss US Privacy Shields, which the vendors are subject to.
You may be entitled to exercise some or all of the following rights:
You may (i) exercise the rights referred to above or (ii) pose any questions or (iii) make any complaints regarding our data processing by contacting us under the contact details set out above. Contact:
The Privacy Shield Frameworks cover Personal Information we receive from customers located in the EU and Switzerland. We process this Personal Information exclusively on the instructions of these customers that act as data controller. Our customers are part of the financial community. We offer these customers different types of services, including the use of our converged-access platform to deliver critical applications to counterparties and throughout an enterprise, solutions for information exchange and collaboration in the financial markets, a cloud-based platform to power communications-enabling apps.
For processing of Personal Information under the Privacy Shield Frameworks, the following applies:
You may be entitled to limit the use of your Personal Information. This may include cases where your Personal Information is disclosed to a third party that is not acting as an agent or data processor on behalf of the controller, or it is used for a purpose materially different from the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by you. As indicated above, we process Personal Information received from controllers in the EU and Switzerland exclusively on the instructions of these controllers. Therefore, please contact the respective controller directly if you would like to exercise possible choices. In case of doubt, please contact us and we will try helping you to put you in contact with the respective controller.
You have the right to access the Personal Information processed about you. As indicated above, we process Personal Information received from controllers in the EU and Switzerland exclusively on the instructions of these controllers. If you would like to exercise your access right, please contact the respective controller directly. In case of doubt, please contact us and we will try helping you to put you in contact with the respective controller
IPC may engage third party service providers to assist us in providing our services to our customers. In transferring such information to a third party, IPC will obtain assurances from such third party that it subscribes to the Privacy Shield Principles or otherwise safeguards your Personal Information consistently with the same level of privacy protection as is required by the Privacy Shield Principles. In the context of an onward transfer, IPC has responsibility for the processing of Personal Information it receives under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. IPC shall remain liable under the Privacy Shield Principles if its agent processes such Personal Information in a manner inconsistent with the Privacy Shield Principles, unless IPC proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
In addition, we may be required to disclose Personal Information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including meeting national security or law enforcement requirements.
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, IPC commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your Personal Information. EU and Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact IPC at:
IPC has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to American Arbitration Association. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not resolved your complaint, please contact or visit American Arbitration Association for more information or to file a complaint.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has investigatory and enforcement power over IPC and its compliance with the Privacy Shield.
Under certain conditions, you have the possibility to invoke binding arbitration in order to determine whether IPC has violated its obligations under the Privacy Shield Principles as to you, and whether such any such violation remains fully or partially unremedied. You must take following steps prior to initiating an arbitration claim:
This arbitration option may not be invoked if your same claimed violation of the Principles (1) has previously been subject to binding arbitration; (2) was the subject of a final judgment entered in a court action to which you were a party; or (3) was previously settled by the parties.
Please check https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=C-Pre-Arbitration-Requirements for further information.
Last updated: 27th May 2020.