Privacy and Cookie policy

Robeco Institutional Asset Management BV in Rotterdam, hereafter: Robeco, is responsible for the processing of your personal data as described in this Privacy and Cookie Policy. We consider it important to ensure that we provide our services in a transparent, personal and reliable manner. Therefore, Robeco handles your personal data with care and ensures that the processing of your personal data is always in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations.

This Privacy and Cookie Policy describes, among other matters, the processing objectives, the data categories, the use of cookies by Robeco and the manner in which you can exercise your rights with regard to your personal data.

This Privacy and Cookie Policy can be amended from time to time if new developments should require this. Therefore, Robeco recommends that you consult the Privacy and Cookie Policy on this page regularly so that you remain informed of any changes. The date of the last amendment is stated in the Privacy and Cookie Policy. This Privacy and Cookie Policy was amended for the last time on 1 January 2017.

Robeco is committed to maintaining personal data in accordance with the requirement of Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486 of the Laws of Hong Kong) and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that personal data is kept secure against unauthorized access, loss, disclosure and destruction.

What data is processed by Robeco?

By far the majority of the functions on this corporate site can be accessed without registering your personal details. However, collecting your personal details is necessary in certain cases.

For instance, your IP address is used so that the location where the information has to be sent can be identified. If you access the internet from your work, then that is the IP address of your company. If you are using your home computer, then generally your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will be given. Furthermore, your personal data will be collected if you apply for a vacancy or send an e-mail and when you are requested to enter your name, e-mail address or other data. Additionally, a record will be kept for data analyzing of your surfing behavior (eg. clicking behavior) when reading an e-mail alert.

Additionally, a number of other details are registered, like the type of connection, the browser you use, your computer's operating system and the pages you visited on the website. This is not personal data. This data is collected and only used by Robeco to harmonize the website to the wishes and preferences of the users as much as possible. By registering the most-visited pages, Robeco can adjust the navigation menu to suit your needs. This information can also be used to track down any technical or other problems.

What happens to your personal data?

No information received through the website and recorded will be given to third parties. Your personal details will only be used to improve Robeco's service to you, and to provide you with the information you require. Robeco will not send your e-mail messages without first receiving your consent. Each e-mail messages includes instructions for unsubscribing from these e-mail messages.

Robeco pledges to meet fully, and where possible exceed, internationally recognized standards of privacy protection in relation to personal data, and comply strictly with all the requirements under the Privacy and Cookie Policy. In doing so, we will ensure compliance by our staff with the policies and practices set out in this Statement and the strictest standards of security and confidentiality.

What are cookies?

Robeco's websites make use of cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer during a visit to our Robeco websites. Cookies can collect data that is linked to the use of our websites. It enables Robeco to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How does Robeco use cookies?

When you use Robeco’s websites, the cookie sends information back to us or to a third party on whose behalf we placed the cookie. Robeco uses cookies to analyze your visit to this site, to share information via social media and to personalize the site and advertisements in line with your own preferences.

Types of cookies

Robeco uses (1) functional and (2) nonfunctional cookies.
2.1 Functional cookies are those that Robeco places because they are necessary to ensure the functionality of its websites or services.
2.2 Nonfunctional cookies are those that Robeco places, but that are not strictly necessary for the functionality of the Robeco websites. We use these nonfunctional cookies to collect information on your website usage and to remember the selections you make. Take, for instance, language preferences, web pages you have visited, or the duration of a user session. We would like to use these cookies to enhance your user experience on Robeco's websites. If you do not agree to having cookies placed, they will be blocked.

Cookies can be subdivided into:
(a) session cookies: these can be used to track the web pages you visit and the options you use. A session cookie is only stored for the duration of your visit to the Internet, i.e. during a single Internet session. When you close your Internet browser, this session ends and the cookie is deleted; and
(b) permanent cookies: these can be used among other things to recognize you on a subsequent visit to a Robeco website and to remember your favorites on the Current Prices page. A permanent cookie is stored longer than a single session.

Click here for an overview of the nonfunctional cookies used by Robeco.

The cookies placed on your computer or mobile device by this website will not be used for any purpose other than the ones stated here.

Cookie settings

By using Robeco’s websites, your consent is given for to the processing of data about you in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can control and/or delete the cookies as you wish. Below, you may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a website and some services and functionalities may not work.

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