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3i respects the privacy of every individual who visits 3i's websites. In dealing with 3i you may provide 3i with personal information about yourself. The purpose of this statement is to set out the principles governing 3i's use of personal information that 3i may obtain about you. By using the 3i websites you consent to the use of your personal information in accordance with the terms of this Policy.

1. "3i" means 3i Group plc and any of its subsidiaries and related companies.

2. 3i is committed to following policies which protect your privacy and comply with current international data protection laws and regulations in respect of personal data. 3i will only obtain personal data from you for specified and lawful purposes and any personal data which 3i obtains will be processed fairly and lawfully.

Use of your personal information

3. 3i collects personal data for use in the normal course of 3i's business. Your personal data may be held and processed in connection with a transaction that 3i considers with you, for the general development of 3i's business and for administrative purposes relating to those purposes. 3i may use your contact details that you provide to 3i to inform you of relevant opportunities, developments and events, unless you decide to opt out.

4. 3i will only process the individual data which you provide to 3i for these purposes. 3i will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the data held is adequate, relevant and not excessive for the relevant purposes.

5. Please note that the information that you provide to 3i is processed and held on computer systems and files of the 3i group of companies throughout the world. This may include companies, offices or data centres outside the European Economic Area. All 3i group companies maintain the same levels of data protection, confidentiality and security. In certain cases your information may be passed to companies who process data on behalf of 3i, 3i's advisers, financial intermediaries and credit reference agencies with which 3i works. Where 3i passes data to third parties 3i ensures that appropriate confidentiality arrangements are in place. 3i does not provide your details to third parties for any marketing or promotional purposes, except where you have given your consent.

6. The servers hosting 3i's websites automatically record certain information about you when you use the sites, including details of your domain name, IP address, operating system and browser. 3i may use this information to understand who has seen which pages in order that 3i can monitor and improve 3i's websites. 3i may use cookies or other similar text files or programs when you visit certain parts of the 3i websites. A cookie is a small file which is sent to your browser and helps 3i to understand your use of the 3i websites and enables you to access, navigate and use the services provided on the 3i websites. For information about blocking the use of cookies, please refer to the instructions/help screen on your internet browser. Please note that if you block cookies you may not be able to access certain online services provided on the 3i websites.

Accuracy and security

7. 3i will take all reasonable steps to keep your personal information accurate and, where necessary, up to date. If you believe that any of the information that 3i holds about you is incorrect please notify 3i (see Contacts).

8.3i will take all reasonable steps to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information, but cannot guarantee the security of any data you disclose online. You accept the inherent security risks of providing information online over the internet and will not hold 3i responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to 3i's negligence or wilful default.

9. 3i's websites may contain hypertext links to external websites. 3i is not responsible for and accepts no liability in relation to these websites or their contents. You should read any applicable privacy policy on any such website.

Your rights

10. 3i will take all reasonable steps to retain data only for the duration of the purpose for which it was obtained. When requested to do so, 3i will delete personal information from current operational systems where it is no longer required. 3i may need to continue to hold some details about you after your relationship with 3i has ended, for example for legal and regulatory reasons.

11. You have the right to receive information about the personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) that 3i maintains on you (a fee may be payable). You should also note that, under data protection laws, in certain circumstances you are entitled to object to the processing of your personal data and have certain rights of access, rectification and/or removal of your personal data. To exercise these rights you should write to 3i (see Contacts).

Changes to 3i's Privacy Policy

12. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted here, so please check 3i's Privacy Policy on a regular date when you visit any 3i website.

Google Analytics

13. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. 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 will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

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