Cookie and privacy policy

Martin Currie (Holdings) Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates are committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to martincurrie.com, together with any associated sites. Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us.

Please read the following privacy policy which applies to our global business and which is based on EU data protection principles to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us.

Your privacy is very important to us. Martin Currie (Holdings) Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates (together "Martin Currie") are committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to martincurrie.com, together with any associated sites (the "Martin Currie websites"). To the extent any information you provide or which we obtain from the Martin Currie websites constitutes personal data, we have set procedures for the use of that information. You consent to the processing by Martin Currie of any personal data submitted through use of the Martin Currie websites and/or created in the course of the business relationship with Martin Currie, and to the transmission of such personal data to other companies in the Martin Currie group of companies for purposes connected with marketing and administration. If you do not wish your information to be used in this way, you should advise Martin Currie by emailing info@martincurrie.com or by post to the Marketing Team, Martin Currie Investment Management Limited, Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2ES.

By making use of the Martin Currie websites, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this policy.

Cookie policy

Martin Currie websites use various types of cookie. A "cookie" is a piece of information that is saved to the hard drive of your computer and "remembers" information about the configuration of your computer. Cookies perform different functions, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user's experience. We use this information to track your movements through our websites to find out how they are being used and assess their usefulness.

Cookies can be classified as session or persistent cookies, depending on how long they are used:

  • Session cookies only last for your online session and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie, or until they are deleted. These persistent cookies are activated each time you visit the site where the cookie was generated.

You can disable the cookies that we attach if your browser supports this. For further information on how to do this, please refer to www.aboutcookies.org. However, you should bear in mind that if you exercise this option, you may be unable to use some of our services.

Which cookies does Martin Currie use and why?

The following categories of cookies may be set on your device:

1. 'Strictly necessary' cookies

These cookies are essential in helping you to move around our websites and use their features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, a user would need to login to access each page on a secure area or accept the regulatory information on each page. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.

2. Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error message from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. The information is only used to improve how a website works. Martin Currie websites may use persistent cookies when using performance cookies.

3. Functional cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised which means we are not able to identify you personally. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for selling advertising or remembering where you've been on the internet, but do help with advertising. Martin Currie websites may use persistent cookies when using functional cookies.

4. Analytics cookies

In order to keep the Martin Currie websites relevant, easy to use and up-to-date, we use web analytics services to help us understand how people use them. These web analytics services may be designed and operated by other companies on our behalf. When you are viewing a website, a cookie is transferred to your browser by the web server and is stored on your computer. It can only be read by the server that gave it to you. Cookies allow web analytics services to recognise your browser or device and, for example, identify whether you have visited Martin Currie websites before, what you have previously viewed or clicked on, and how you found us. The information is anonymous and only used for statistical purposes. It allows us to track information, such as how many individual users we have and how often they visit our websites. It also helps us to analyse patterns of user activity and to develop a better user experience.

5. Other third party cookies

On some pages of Martin Currie websites cookies may be set that are not related to Martin Currie or our authorised service providers. These service providers may set their own anonymous cookies on your web browser to track the success of their application or to customise their application for you. Martin Currie does not control the use of these cookies and cannot access them due to the way that the cookies work, as the cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. You should check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.

This is a list of the cookies used by the Martin Currie websites.

Cookie name Description Purpose
Website cookies (Sitecore CMS)
ASP.NET_SessionId Online notification form cookie These cookies are the default cookies used by ASPNET to uniquely identify the user's session on the site and relate the visitor's unique session to server side data. They are applicable for all types of connection. The cookie will expire at the end of the session (when you close your browser).
SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE: Sitecore user ID To identify a sequence of HTTP requests from a single user, Sitecore sends this Engagement Analytics session cookie to the web client. They are applicable for all types of connection. The cookie will expire after ten years.
SC_ANALYTICS_SESSION_COOKIE: Sitecore analytics segment To identify a sequence of HTTP requests from a single user, Sitecore sends this Engagement Analytics session cookie to the web client. They are Applicable for all types of connection. The cookie will expire at the end of the session (when you close your browser).
check_RegionNew: Sitecore regional preferences This cookie is used by the website to store information about the regional preference set by the user. Applicable for all types of connection. The cookie will expire after three years.
martincurrieregulatorycheck Regulatory check This cookie is essential to ensure that once a user states their investor type and region, subsequent pages do not require the user to repeat this confirmation
ui-tabs-[object Object] Price list / Fund tab Used to remember which tab on the price and fund pages was last selected
Analytic cookies
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Google analytics These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information 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 vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. More information available on Google.
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Profundcom email marketing Profundcom cookies are used to track a contact's online engagement. A contact is "cookied" by clicking on an email or completing a landing page. These cookies personalise the buyer and customer journey. Cookies do not expire and are only removed when the contact deletes cookies from a browser.
Other third party cookies
Vzaar cookie list Vzaar video platform Vzaar or a third party may place a number of cookies in your browser when a video is embedded on this site. Some of the cookies will only be used if you use certain features or select certain preferences, and some cookies will always be used. The full list of cookies and what they do is available on Vzaar site.
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Google map cookies We use Google Maps on our Contact us page to provide detailed information on how to locate our office We use Google's interactive maps because we believe they provide a helpful way for our visitors to identify how best to travel to us. We use the Google Maps tools on the basis that Google adheres to its privacy policy

User information

Information that we collect from you

When you visit, register or otherwise use Martin Currie websites you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself such as your name, contact details and employment information for specific purposes. We may also collect information about your usage of our websites as well as other information through other means, such as application forms, anti-money laundering processes and e-mails or letters you send to us.

Use of your information

Your information will enable us to provide you with access to all appropriate parts of the Martin Currie websites and to supply information to you on the products and services that we offer. We will also use and analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our business.

In particular, we may use your information to contact you for your views on our services and to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to the sites or our services.

Disclosure of your information

Any information you provide to us will be held on our computers in the UK and may be accessed by or given to staff working outside the UK, affiliate companies (including members of the Legg Mason Inc. group of companies) and third parties, some of which may located in the US or outside the European Economic Area, in each case in connection with the purpose for which the information was provided, and subject to appropriate controls. Those parties may process information and/or provide support services on our behalf. We may also pass aggregate information on the usage of our sites to third parties, but this will not include information that can be used to identify you. We will take steps to ensure that your information is used by third parties in accordance with these terms.

Security and data retention

We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires. We apply robust information security management processes which we believe are in line with the standards required and prevailing in our industry.

Accessing and updating

You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask to have it deleted or to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us by emailing to info@martincurrie.com or by post to the Marketing Team, Martin Currie, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2ES. We are entitled by law to charge a fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Martin Currie Limited, Martin Currie Investment Management Limited and Martin Currie Fund Management Limited are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 (the 'Act') and comply with the Act in all of our dealing with your personal data.

If you do not wish to receive information from us

If we offer to send you information from Martin Currie which we believe may be of interest to you (other than information you have requested), you have the opportunity to let us know that you do not wish to receive such information by sending an email to info@martincurrie.com or by post to the Marketing Team, Martin Currie, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2ES.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes to our privacy policy in the future will be posted to the Martin Currie websites. All queries relating to our use of your information should be addressed to the Marketing Team, Martin Currie, Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2ES or email info@martincurrie.com.