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Links to other websites
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The content of this website is intended for informative purposes only and does not constitute a business relationship. In particular, the information provided does not constitute legal or investment advice. Solely prospectuses issued by AgriPartners, which may be available in electronic form, are legally authoritative. You should not make a decision about an investment until you have seen the complete documents and risk statements, and have sought legal, tax and investment advice. The information provided on this website is not tailored or oriented to your personal situation. As a result, the information provided may be completely inappropriate or incorrect for your personal investment decisions. All data is intended solely for your information and does not constitute an offer or solicitation of an offer for the purchase or subscription of certain products.
Please bear in mind that any forward-looking statements are merely forecasts and are subject to unexpected risks and uncertainties. They can therefore in no way be guaranteed. The value of property, or instruments of security thereof, can rise or fall at any time. The future performance of property, or instruments of security thereof, cannot be deduced by the indicated, historical development. As a result, good performance in the past is not a reliable indicator of positive value development in the future. Investments in foreign currencies may also be subject to exchange rate fluctuations and may correspondingly be associated with higher risks. AgriPartners can therefore neither ensure nor guarantee the maintenance or increase of the value of any invested capital.
Limitation of liability and validity
AgriPartners cannot be made liable in the event of imprecise, incomplete or obsolete data, or in the event of the falsification of data. Furthermore, the information on this website relating to securities or instruments has only been checked with respect to compatibility with English law. In some foreign legal systems, the dissemination of such information may be subject to legal restrictions. Not all products are available in all countries. The following information is therefore not directed at natural persons or legal entities whose place of residence or business is subject to a foreign legal system in which the dissemination or use of such information would violate valid laws or regulations and subject AgriPartners to additional registration requirements.
Accordingly, the information on this website constitutes neither an offer nor a solicitation to purchase and/or sell securities to citizens of legal systems
· in which such offers and/or solicitations are not permitted,
· in which AgriPartners is not entitled to submit such an offer and/or solicitation,
· and in which such offers and/or solicitations to residents are illegal, and may not be used for these purposes.
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Notices for investors relevant to the United States of America and US persons
The information on this website is not intended for recipients in the United States of America. US persons (as defined in “Regulation S” of the US Securities Act of 1933) and persons who are residents of the United States of America may not use this website. Information on this website may not be forwarded to the United States of America. Securities or instruments, including mortgage securitisation bonds or certificates for which information maybe displayed on this website, are not and will not be registered in accordance with the US Securities Act of 1933. Furthermore, trading in these securities is not permitted pursuant to the US Commodities Exchange Act of 1936. The securities, including mortgage securitisation bonds or certificates, may not be offered or marketed in the United States of America, or offered or marketed to US citizens or persons resident in the United States of America.
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Place of jurisdiction and applicable law
While many organisations' have an existing data protection regime; the forthcoming GDPR requires new policy implementation, procedure updates and the introduction of multiple positions, safeguards and controls. During preparation and execution, a GDPR Compliance Statement acts as a briefing document for how an organisation is planning to implement and comply with the new data protection Regulation.
There is no universal template for such a statement; however, many suppliers and clients will ask an organisation to provide information on what actions and measures they are taking to comply with the GDPR and UK's Data Protection Bill.
GDPR Compliance Statement
The EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") comes into force across the European Union on 25th May 2018 and brings with it the most significant changes to data protection law in two decades. Based on privacy by design and taking a risk-based approach, the GDPR has been designed to meet the requirements of the digital age.
The 21st Century brings with it a broader use of technology, new definitions of what constitutes personal data, and a vast increase in cross-border processing. The new Regulation aims to standardise data protection laws and processing across the EU; affording individuals stronger, more consistent rights to access and control their personal information.
Agricultural Mortgage Finance LP (‘we' or ‘us' or ‘our') is committed to ensuring the security and protection of the personal information that we process, and to provide a compliant and consistent approach to data protection. We have always had a robust and effective data protection program in place which complies with existing law and abides by the data protection principles. However, we recognise our obligations in updating and expanding this program to meet the demands of the GDPR and the UK's Data Protection Bill.
Agricultural Mortgage Finance LP is dedicated to safeguarding the personal information under our remit and in developing a data protection regime that is effective, fit for purpose and demonstrates an understanding of, and appreciation for the new Regulation. Our preparation and objectives for GDPR compliance have been summarised in this statement and include the development and implementation of new data protection roles, policies, procedures, controls and measures to ensure maximum and ongoing compliance.
How We are Preparing for the GDPR
Agricultural Mortgage Finance LP already have a consistent level of data protection and security across our organisation. However, we aim to comply with the GDPR by 25th May 2018. Our preparation includes: –
Information Audit - carrying out a company-wide information audit to identify and assess what personal information we hold, where it comes from, how and why it is processed and if and to whom it is disclosed.
Policies & Procedures - data protection policies and procedures to meet the requirements and standards of the GDPR and any relevant data protection laws, including: –
Data Protection – our central system and methods for data protection have been overhauled to meet the standards and requirements of the GDPR. Accountability and governance measures are in place to ensure that we understand and adequately disseminate and evidence our obligations and responsibilities; with a dedicated focus on privacy by design and the rights of individuals.
Data Retention & Erasure – we have updated our retention policy and schedule to ensure that we meet the ‘data minimisation' and ‘storage limitation' principles and that personal information is stored, archived and destroyed compliantly and ethically. We have dedicated erasure procedures in place to meet the new ‘Right to Erasure' obligation and are aware of when this and other data subject's rights apply; along with any exemptions, response timeframes and notification responsibilities.
Data Breaches – our breach procedures ensure that we have safeguards and measures in place to identify, assess, investigate and report any personal data breach at the earliest possible time. Our processes are robust and have been disseminated to all employees, making them aware of the reporting lines and steps to follow.
International Data Transfers & Third-Party Disclosures – where Agricultural Mortgage Finance LP stores or transfers personal information outside the EU, we have robust procedures and safeguarding measures in place to secure, encrypt and maintain the integrity of the data. Our methods include a continual review of the countries with sufficient adequacy decisions, as well as provisions for binding corporate rules; standard data protection clauses or approved codes of conduct for those countries without. We carry out strict due diligence checks with all recipients of personal data to assess and verify that they have appropriate safeguards in place to protect the information, ensure enforceable data subject rights and have effective legal remedies for data subjects where applicable.
Subject Access Request (SAR) – we have revised our SAR procedures to accommodate the revised 30-day timeframe for providing the requested information and for making this provision free of charge. Our new systems detail how to verify the data subject, what steps to take for processing an access request, what exemptions apply and a suite of response templates to ensure that communications with data subjects are compliant, consistent and adequate.
Legal Basis for Processing – we are reviewing all processing activities to identify the legal basis for processing and ensuring that each base is appropriate for the business it relates to. Where applicable, we also maintain records of our processing activities, ensuring that our obligations under Article 30 of the GDPR and Schedule 1 of the Data Protection Bill are met.
Privacy Notice/Policy – we are revising our Privacy Notice(s) to comply with the GDPR, ensuring that all individuals whose personal information we process have been informed of why we need it, how it is used, what their rights are, who the information is disclosed to and what safeguarding measures are in place to protect their data.
Obtaining Consent – we are revising our consent mechanisms for collecting personal data, ensuring that individuals understand what they are providing, why and how we use it and giving clear, defined ways to consent to us processing their information. We have developed stringent processes for recording consent, making sure that we can evidence an affirmative opt-in, along with time and date records; and an easy to see and access way to withdraw consent at any time.
Direct Marketing – we are revising the wording and processes for direct marketing, including clear opt-in mechanisms for marketing subscriptions; a clear notice and method for opting out and providing unsubscribe features on all subsequent marketing materials.
Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) – where we process personal information that is considered high risk, involves large scale processing or includes a particular category/criminal conviction data; we have developed stringent procedures and assessment templates for carrying out impact assessments that comply fully with the GDPR's Article 35 requirements. We have implemented documentation processes that record in each evaluation, allowing us to rate the risk posed by the processing activity and implement mitigating measures to reduce the threat posed to the data subject(s).
Processor Agreements – where we use any third-party to process personal information on our behalf (e. Payroll, Recruitment, Hosting etc), we have drafted compliant Processor Agreements and due diligence procedures for ensuring that they (as well as we), meet and understand their/our GDPR obligations. These measures include initial and ongoing reviews of the service provided, the necessity of the processing activity, the technical and organisational measures in place and compliance with the GDPR.
Special Categories Data – where we obtain and process any special category information, we do so in complete compliance with the Article 9 requirements and have high-level encryptions and protections on all such data. Special category data is only processed where necessary and is only processed where we have first identified the relevant Article 9(2) basis or the Data Protection Bill Schedule 1 condition. Where we rely on consent for processing, this is explicit and is verified by a signature, with the right to modify or remove consent being clearly signposted.
Data Subject Rights
In addition to the policies and procedures mentioned above that ensure individuals can enforce their data protection rights, we provide easy to access information via email
What personal data we hold about them
The purposes of the processing
The categories of personal data concerned
The recipients to whom the personal data has/will be disclosed
How long we intend to store your data for
If we did not collect the data directly from them, information about the source
The right to have incomplete or inaccurate data about them corrected or completed and the process for requesting this
The right to request erasure of personal data (where applicable) or to restrict processing in accordance with data protection laws, as well as to object to any direct marketing from us and to be informed about any automated decision-making that we use
The right to lodge a complaint or seek judicial remedy and whom to contact in such instances
Information Security & Technical and Organisational Measures
Agricultural Mortgage Finance LP takes the privacy and security of individuals and their personal information very seriously and takes every reasonable measure and precaution to protect and secure the personal data that we process. We have robust information security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction and have several layers of security measures.
GDPR Roles and Employees
Agricultural Mortgage Finance LP has designated its Head of Risk as our Data Protection Officer to develop and implement our roadmap for complying with the new data protection Regulation. The team are responsible for promoting awareness of the GDPR across the organisation, assessing our GDPR readiness, identifying any gap areas and implementing the new policies, procedures and measures.
If you have any questions about our preparation for the GDPR, please contact us on email or telephone 01202 797980