The personal data we collect regarding you comes primarily from information that you submit to us or that is otherwise captured during the course of your relationship with us. For clients, we obtain personal data about you from the forms and documents used from your transactions with us and from your access to or use of our services. For employees or applicants for employment, we obtain personal data about you from your resume or job application form. For individuals employed by a company providing service to Axia Real Estate, we request personal data about you from your employer.
We also collect personal data when we monitor or record our communications with you or through use of certain technology as detailed further below.
We can also obtain personal data from our service providers acting on our behalf, from third parties authorized to provide us with such information, such as credit reporting bodies, other credit providers or other agencies used for running due diligence checks, authorised third parties performing identity verification procedures on our behalf and/or from third parties who provide services to you such as your financial adviser, financial planner, dealer group, accountant or other professional adviser. Some of this information is publicly accessible and/or reliable and independent databases that we access through an authorised third party to whom we disclose your personal data for the purpose of performing required identity verification procedures. Where you are an individual associated with a corporation or institution with whom Axia Real Estate does business, your personal data will also be provided to us via that corporation or institution. Such personal data includes personal and contact details, financial information, identification documents and, where permitted by applicable law and only to the extent needed, information relating to political affiliations, trade union membership or criminal convictions.
We are not allowed to process personal data if we do not have a valid legal ground. Accordingly, we, our associated firms and/or other persons acting on our or their behalf will only process and use your personal data: 1. if necessary for our legitimate interests or necessary for taking steps to enter into or executing a contract with you for the services you request, or for carrying out our obligations under such a contract; 2. When dealing with us as an individual, where necessary for taking steps to enter into or executing a contract with you for the services you request; or for carrying out our obligations under such a contract, in this case, the provision of your personal data is a requirement necessary to enter into a contract with us, meaning that you are obliged to provide your personal data to us in order to carry out the relevant contract (which otherwise, we will not be able to do), including:
For recruitment purposes, to confirm your references and educational background and to consider your suitability for any current or future recruitment requirements; In case of employees, to carry out the employment relationship, to fulfil our duties as an employer and to make use of our rights as employer; 3. To exercise and defend our legal rights anywhere in the world including in relation to any litigation, disputes or contentious matter we or that of any Associated Firm anywhere in the world are involved in and/or to assist with investigations, complaints, regulatory requests, litigation, arbitration, mediation or requests from individuals; 4. In order to comply with legal and regulatory obligations and requests, (including any legal or regulatory guidance, codes or opinions), applicable to us anywhere in the world or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, including: To carry out money laundering and conflict checks and for fraud, financial crime prevention purposes (and this may include consideration of information regarding political affiliations and criminal offences committed or alleged to have been committed); to verify your personal data we collect from you for such credit, money laundering and conflict checks; For reporting (including without limitation transaction reporting) to, and audits by, national and international regulatory, enforcement or exchange bodies and complying with court orders associated with us; and for monitoring purposes.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, we, our associated Firms or any other persons on our or their behalf access, review, disclose, intercept, monitor and/or record (“Monitor”) (i) verbal and electronic messaging and communications (e.g., telephone, fax, sms, instant message, email, Bloomberg and any other electronic or recordable communications) with you and your agent (“Communications”) and (ii) your use of technology owned by or made accessible by us, our Associated Firms or any other persons on our or their behalf, including but not limited to systems that facilitate Communications with you or your agent, information processing, transmission, storage and access, as well as remote access (collectively “Systems”). We will only Monitor Communications and Systems to the extent permissible under applicable law from time to time for the following purposes:
Monitoring is conducted by us using various methods, including: (i) the use of “intelligent” automated monitoring tools; (ii) IT filtering tools which randomly review Communications and Systems; (iii) through random monitoring of Communications and Systems, e.g. by authorised supervisors randomly joining on-going telephone calls on the sales and trading floors; (iv) specific monitoring of key Communications and Systems e.g. in relation to investigations, regulatory requests, subject access requests, litigation, arbitration or mediation or; (v) data tracking, aggregation and analysis tools that pull data from various disparate data sources to draw linkages and/or detect behavioural patterns, interactions or preferences for analysis (including predictive analysis); and/or (vi) using other similar Monitoring technology that may become available from time to time.
You should know that:
Axia Real Estate does not sell, rent or trade your personal data; and
Axia Real Estate maintains appropriate physical, technical and procedural safeguards designed to protect any information that you provide to us from accidental or unauthorised loss, misuse, damage, modification, access or disclosure.
Axia Real Estate has established a global Information Security Office, which leads efforts to:
Third parties who process your personal data on our behalf are required to adhere to appropriate security standards designed to protect such information against unauthorised access, destruction or loss.
We retain personal data in an identifiable form in accordance with our records retention policy which establishes general standards and procedures regarding the retention, handling and disposition of personal data. Personal data is retained as long as necessary to meet legal, regulatory and business requirements. Retention periods will be extended if we are required to preserve personal data in connection with litigation, investigations and proceedings. Upon request, we and/or our Associated Firms will provide you with more information on the exact retention periods applying to Your Information in each case.
If there are any products or services that we or our associated firms believe may be of particular interest to you, whether provided by us, by our associated firms, we or our associated firms will contact you by mail, email, telephone, etc., including outside standard working hours or if you are travelling overseas. Where required by applicable law, we will request your prior consent before we or our associated firms use your personal data for marketing purposes. If you do not wish us to use or provide to our associated firms Your Information for marketing purposes, you may notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org any time or as directed in any marketing materials we send to you. Please note that if you do not wish us or our associated firms to contact you for such purposes, we or our associated firms may need to limit the range of products and services which we or our associated firms will offer to you or we or our associated firms may not be able to open an account for you or continue our relationship with you.
To the extent provided by applicable law and subject to exemptions thereunder, you have the right to request access to and rectification or erasure of personal data; to obtain restriction of the processing of personal data; to object to the processing of personal data (including direct marketing); and to data portability. If we have collected personal data with your consent, please note that you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time, subject to applicable law and exemptions thereunder. If you wish to exercise any of your data protection rights or if you consider that we have processed personal data in violation of applicable law, please contact our Data Protection Office at described below. You may be required to supply a valid means of identification as a security precaution to assist us in preventing the unauthorized disclosure of your personal data. We will process your request within the time provided by applicable law. If you consider that we have processed personal data in violation of applicable law and failed to remedy such violation to your reasonable satisfaction, you may also lodge a complaint with a competent data protection authority.
If you make a complaint about a breach of applicable data protection laws by Axia Real Estate , Axia Real Estate will respond as soon as possible to let you know who is responsible for managing your complaint. Axia Real Estate will investigate the complaint and where necessary we will consult with third parties who may be involved in the processing of your personal data. Axia Real Estate will respond to all complaints within such timeframes required under applicable law. If further investigation is required, it will be carried out and then you will be notified of a proposed remedy. This will be confirmed to you in writing.
If you do not receive a response from us within such timeframes required under applicable law or your complaint is not resolved within that time to your satisfaction, you may apply to the applicable data protection authorities to have your complaint heard and determined.
We will investigate any complaint and will notify you of the making of a decision in relation to your complaint as soon as is practicable after it has been made.
Nicosia Head Office
29, Gerasimou Markora, Office 001
Larnaca Branch Office
9 Grigori Afxentiou Avenue
+357 22377004 (Nicosia)
+357 24636433 (Larnaca)
+357 22377006 (Nicosia)