Before we begin
This notice (Privacy Notice) is provided in the context of the banking relationship existing between you and us and in relation to the Services we provide you and covers the processing of Corporate Data and Personal Data (as defined below) and applies to information processed by members of the HSBC Group as data controllers, as described below.
This Privacy Notice explains what information we collect about you, or individuals such as Connected Individual(s), how we’ll use that information, who we’ll share it with, the circumstances when we’ll share it and what steps we’ll take to make sure it stays private and secure.
Where we provide you with separate or further information about how we collect and use your information for particular products or services, that information will also apply.
This Privacy Notice should also be read alongside your banking terms and conditions, as these also include terms and conditions relating to the use and disclosure of information.
Some of the links on our websites lead to other HSBC or non-HSBC websites with their own privacy and information protection policies, which may be different to this notice. You’ll need to make sure you’re happy with their privacy notices when using other sites.
You must direct any individuals whose Personal Data we may collect and process, including Connected Individuals, to this Privacy Notice and make sure they are aware, prior to providing their Personal Data to us or our obtaining their Personal Data, that we are using their Personal Data as described. You should also draw their attention to the section on their rights. Whenever we use the term “you” or “your” or “customer”, this means your business and “Corporate Data” means data pertaining to your business, to include, but not limited to, information relating to your financial status, corporate activity, payment transactions
Wherever we use the term “Connected Individual”, this means individual(s) connected to your business and could be any guarantor, a director or officer of a company, partners or members of a partnership, any substantial owner, controlling person, or beneficial owner, trustee, settlor or protector of a trust, account holder of a designated account, recipient of a designated payment, authoriser of a designated payment, your attorney or representative, agent or nominee, or any other persons or entities with whom you have a relationship that's relevant to your relationship with the HSBC Group.
Wherever we use the term “Personal Data”, this means any personal information allowing the identification of individuals such as Connected Individuals, including but not limited to name, previous names, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, gender, date and place of birth, passport ID, other photo ID, template signatures and nationality.
Wherever we use the term “Data”, this refers collectively to Corporate Data and Personal Data.
Wherever we use the term “we” or “our” “us”, we mean HSBC Group companies which act as a data controller in respect of your personal data. Unless otherwise stated below, the data controller for the purposes of this notice will be HSBC Continental Europe Bank, Sweden Filial.