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We permit the publication of our auditors’ report, provided the report is published in full only and is accompanied by the full financial statements to which our auditors’ report relates, and is only published on an access-controlled page on your website https://www.hermes-investment.com, to enable users to verify that an auditors’ report by independent accountants has been commissioned by the directors and issued. Such permission to publish is given by us without accepting or assuming any responsibility or liability to any third party users save where we have agreed terms with them in writing.

Our consent is given on condition that before any third party accesses our auditors’ report via the webpage they first document their agreement to the following terms of access to our report via a click-through webpage with an 'I accept' button. The terms to be included on your website are as follows:

I accept and agree for and on behalf of myself and the Trust I represent (each a "recipient") that:

  1. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) accepts no liability (including liability for negligence) to each recipient in relation to PwC’s report. The report is provided to each recipient for information purposes only. If a recipient relies on PwC’s report, it does so entirely at its own risk;
  2. No recipient will bring a claim against PwC which relates to the access to the report by a recipient;
  3. Neither PwC’s report, nor information obtained from it, may be made available to anyone else without PwC’s prior written consent, except where required by law or regulation; and
  4. PwC’s report was prepared with Hermes Property Unit Trust's interests in mind. It was not prepared with any recipient's interests in mind or for its use. PwC’s report is not a substitute for any enquiries that a recipient should make. The financial statements are as at 25 March 2017, and thus PwC’s auditors’ report is based on historical information. Any projection of such information or PwC’s opinion thereon to future periods is subject to the risk that changes may occur after the reports are issued and the description of controls may no longer accurately portray the system of internal control. For these reasons, such projection of information to future periods would be inappropriate.
  5. PwC will be entitled to the benefit of and to enforce these terms.
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This notice explains how we use and store any personal information we collect about you on this website.

Who are Hermes Investment Management?
Hermes Investment Management provides world class active investment management and stewardship services. Our goal is to help people invest better, retire better and create a better society for all, in line with our pledge. Hermes Investment Management will conduct the firm's business in accordance with the highest ethical standards, respecting the firm's customers, suppliers, and other business counterparties, dealing responsibly with the firm's assets, and complying with applicable legal and regulatory requirements. Our privacy notice can be viewed at www.hermes-investment.com/privacy/

How will we use your information?
Hermes Investment Management collects information about you when you visit our website.

Website
Hermes Investment Management collects your information when you visit our website allowing you to personalise your repeat visits. This includes identifying whether you are a professional client. For further guidance please visit our cookies section. Should you access any password protected areas on our website, the website will recognise you from a cookie that was captured on your first visit.

Cookies
Hermes Investment Management uses cookies on this website. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.   The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

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Google Analytics These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website and WordPress blog. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website user journey.
Eloqua This information is used to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. If you click through to our website from an email sent by Eloqua, we are subsequently able to identify the pages you visit on hermes-investments.com. This information is stored securely in Eloqua and never, under any circumstances, supplied to third parties.
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The main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains: the domain, utk (see below), initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session)

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These cookies are used to link your activity across devices if you’ve previously signed in to your Google Account on another device. We do this to coordinate the ads you see across devices and measure conversion events.

We also may use DoubleClick cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history. DoubleClick uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx

Changing your Cookies Settings
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

IP Address
Hermes Investment Management does not collect or store IP Addresses. Location-based cookies are passed through from the browser location of the search engine.

How will we collect your information?
Hermes Investment Management may request personal information enabling us to provide you a personalised service. For instance our website provides a personalised preference service allowing you to subscribe more easily to preferred investment information services

How will we process your information?
Hermes Investment Management will process and share your personal information only with members of Hermes Investment Management. Hermes Investment Management stores your information on various platforms which are reviewed every 3 years. We use the following secure cloud based applications to store such information:

  • Eloqua, an email distribution platform.
  • Salesforce, a Customer Relationship Management tool.
    The reason we store this information includes, but is not be limited to the following:
    • responding to enquiries, processing your information and requesting information.
    • as a client, contacting you occasionally to inform you of products and services we and other members of Hermes Investment Management provide.

Unsubscribing from services
Hermes Investment Management provides a convenient method to discontinue electronic communication via an "unsubscribe" link tick box via emails. Alternatively you can contact Hermes Investment Management at marketing@hermes-investment.com to unsubscribe.

Information integrity and security
Hermes Investment Management strives to maintain the reliability, accuracy and completeness of all personal information it holds ensuring privacy and security at all times. The security measures in place on our websites and computer systems aim to prevent the loss or misuse of the information we hold. This includes our 3rd party providers such as Eloqua and Salesforce.

Hermes Investment Management updates and tests its security and technology on an ongoing basis. Access to personal information is restricted to only those employees responsible for providing benefits or services to you. Employees at Hermes Investment Management are continually trained on the importance of confidentiality and ensuring your information is kept private and secure.

Monitoring
Hermes Investment Management reserves the right to monitor, restrict, delay, intercept and/or record your communication with us. All types of communication such as mails, voicemails, telephone calls or emails can be monitored to comply with regulatory obligations. Hermes Investment Management may reject, restrict, delay or remove communications which may disrupt our system or pose a security risk. Offensive, unwanted content or spam will be filtered out or destroyed.

Marketing
Hermes Investment Management uses third party providers for the following:

  • Eloqua, an email distribution platform that delivers email communications to subscribers. In addition to distributing emails, Eloqua gathers user statistics on these communications. For example how many times you opened or read the email and how many links did you click on within the mail.
  • All this information is securely transferred from Eloqua to Salesforce, our Customer Relationship Management tool.

IMPORTANT: Hermes Investment Management does not sell personal information that is collected from customers.

Access to your Information
You have the right to request a copy of the information that Hermes Investment Management hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please contact our Information Protection Coordinator at Hermes Investment Management, 150 Cheapside, London EC2V 6ET or e-mail InfoProtect@hermes-investment.com.

Should you have concerns about how Hermes Investment Management uses and stores your personal information, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office (https://ico.org.uk/concerns).

Information storage and retention
Hermes Investment Management stores your personal information on its servers and on servers of cloud-based database management services engaged by Hermes Investment Management. For more information on where and how long your personal information is stored including your rights of erasure and portability as set out in the data protection legislation, please contact The Information Protection Coordination office at InfoProtect@hermes-investment.com.

Enquiries, requests or concerns
Hermes Investment Management takes all complaints very seriously. We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate.

This notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of Hermes Investment Management’s collection and use of personal information. However, Hermes Investment Management is happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed.

If you want to raise a concern about the way Hermes Investment Management has processed your personal information, you should contact the Information Protection Coordinator at Hermes Investment Management at 150 Cheapside, London EC2V 6ET or e-mail InfoProtect@hermes-investment.com

Links from our website to third-party websites
Our website contains links to other websites. This notice only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own cookies notice or policy.

Transfer of information abroad
Hermes Investment Management does not transfer your personal information collected from this website outside of the European Economic Area. If you visit this website from a country other than the country in which our servers are located (currently the UK), the various communications will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries.

Roles and responsibilities

The Information Protection Coordinator
This role is held by a member of staff who ensures that registrations are appropriate and current and that Hermes Investment Management complies with General Data Protection Regulation obligations.

The Information Security Officer
The officer has primary responsibility for the execution of Information Security at Hermes Investment Management. The officer acts as a focal point for information technology related security matters, including supporting the development and implementation of systems and business services.

Changes to our Cookies Notice
We keep our cookies notice under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This cookies notice was last updated on 23 May 2018.