Nomura Group Privacy Policy EMEA

Nomura values the personal information entrusted to us by our clients and visitors to our corporate Nomura websites.

This Privacy Policy sets out the basis on which we will process any personal information collected from you or that you provide to us via our websites.

As used throughout this Privacy Policy, the terms "Nomura" or "we" or "our" refer to Nomura Europe Holdings plc and its subsidiaries and branches in EMEA.

To find out further information on the way in which we will process your personal information, please click on one of the links listed below:

Collection of your personal information

When you visit our websites, we may collect personal information from you that you voluntarily provide to us in order to allow us to provide certain services to you such as responding to your questions or following-up on your job application or to provide general marketing information to you. This data will be used in connection with your visit to our websites. You may, for example, provide us with your personal information when you: communicate with us through the "Feedback" link on our websites; apply for a job or internship; sign up for news release subscription services; request copies of our annual report(s); request to access a Nomura research report; and apply to attend a Nomura hosted or sponsored event. If we use your information for any other purposes it will be preceded by a separate notice; in some countries such as Germany, Italy and France, we will ask for separate consent for providing electronic marketing messages, unless the marketed services in these countries are similar to those we have previously provided to you under a contract.

The personal information that we collect from you may include: your name; your email address; the company for whom you work; your company's address; your telephone number; the country where you live; your curriculum vitae (for applications for jobs or internships); or dietary requirements for applications to attend a Nomura hosted or sponsored event for which your consent will be sought when required by law.

We may also automatically collect information about you, such as technical information about your computer or internet browser (see Collection of information by automated means for more detail). Information may also be collected about you indirectly through monitoring activities which will be conducted by or on our behalf in accordance with relevant legislation or regulatory requirements (for example, monitoring e-mails that we receive from you or recording telephone calls when you contact us). We will only access your information in connection with these activities when it is in compliance with law and necessary for compliance with our internal policies or to protect our business.

When leaving feedback

If you communicate with us through the "Feedback" link on our websites, we may ask you for information such as your name, the company for whom you work and your email address, so we can respond to your questions and comments. Our Research Department may also use the information you provide to communicate with you about topics that we believe may be of interest to you. However, if you are located in some countries such as Germany, Italy and France, you will not receive any electronic marketing messages from us, unless the marketed services in these countries are similar to those we have previously provided to you under a contract, or you give us your prior consent.

When making job/internship applications

If you apply for a job or an internship at Nomura, you may be asked to leave additional personal information, including your CV. Our Human Resources department will use the information you submit in connection with your job or internship application.

When applying for news release subscription services

On our websites, you may sign up to receive news release subscription services from Nomura. To sign up, the Nomura Group Investor Relations department may ask you for information such as your name and email address. We use the information you provide to send you the communications you request. We also may use the information you provide to communicate with you about other topics that we believe may be of interest to you.

In addition, in some EMEA countries, such as Italy, France and Germany, you will have to provide your prior express consent to Nomura to participate in such news release subscription service by agreeing to the terms and conditions of Nomura's News Release Subscription Service Agreement.

When requesting annual reports

You may request copies of Nomura's annual reports. To enable us to fulfil this request, the Nomura Group Investor Relations department may ask you to provide your name, the name and address of the organisation for whom you work and your email address.

When accessing Nomura video content

Our websites allow you to view video content prepared by Nomura. When you view any of the video content on our websites, information will automatically be collected from you by the Nomura Group Investor Relations, Human Resources and Corporate Events departments, such as technical information about your computer or internet browser (see Collection of information by automated means for more detail).

When applying to attend a Nomura sponsored or hosted event

Our websites allow you to register for Nomura hosted or sponsored events. For that purpose, our Corporate Events department may ask you to provide us with information such as your name, the company for whom you work, your telephone number, email address and dietary requirements (for which your consent will be sought when required by law). We use this information to register you for the event and contact you with information relating to the event. We also may use the information to communicate with you about other Nomura events and topics that we believe may be of interest to you. However, if you are located in some countries such as Germany, Italy and France, you will not receive any electronic marketing messages from us, unless the marketed services in these countries are similar to those we previously provided to you under a contract, or you give us your prior consent.

Collection of information by automated means

Cookies

When providing services through our websites, we strive to make our websites as easy and user-friendly as possible. To assist us in doing this, we use cookies. Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which your computer or mobile device downloads when you visit a website. When you return to websites - or visit other websites that use the same cookies - they recognise these cookies and therefore your browsing device. We do not use cookies in connection with your name, address or other personal data we have received from you via our websites.

Our use of cookies lets your browser navigate through our websites efficiently and helps us understand how our websites are being used and assists us in ensuring that we are providing an optimum service to you by allowing us to:

  • recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one visit;
  • recognise that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested; and
  • measure how many people are using our online services, so that we can make them faster and easier to use.
For further information on the cookies set by our websites (and other similar tools that we use such as web beacons), and the options available to you to control their use, please click on the link below.

IP addresses

When you visit our websites our servers will record your IP address (without matching it to your name, address or similar personal information) together with the date and time of your visit. An IP address is an assigned number, similar to a telephone number, which allows your computer to communicate over the internet. We will use your information for demographic and statistical purposes, including to determine the number of visitors to our websites in any given period and analyse patterns of use of our websites. We do not match or combine such demographic or statistical information with personal data.

How we use your information

We will use the personal information that you provide to us in connection with the administration of any features or services of our websites for the purposes of that feature or service. We may also use your personal information to communicate with you about topics that we believe may be of interest to you. You are entitled to tell us if you do not wish to receive such communications (see "Your rights" below).

We may share your information with other entities within the Nomura Group in order to operate corporate, back office functions and IT. We will also share your information with our service providers which technically support us in the provision of our websites. Any service providers that receive your personal information may only use or disclose your information to the extent necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. We also require such service providers to put in place appropriate technical and organisational security measures in respect of any of this information.

We may also disclose your personal information to governmental agencies or entities, regulatory authorities, or other persons to the extent necessary for us to comply with any laws, rules, orders, subpoenas, official requests, or similar processes which apply to Nomura anywhere in the world. We may also share your personal information with potential purchasers of, or investors in, some or all of our business, and with their advisors and financiers.

Links to third party websites

Our websites provide links to other third party websites that operate independently from us and are not under our control. These third party websites may have their own privacy notices or terms of use, which we strongly recommend you review if you visit any linked websites. We are not responsible for the content of these linked websites or any products or services that may be offered through these linked websites, or any other use of the linked websites.

How we protect your personal information

We have implemented administrative, technical and physical safeguards for our websites to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, unauthorised alteration or unlawful destruction.

Information we transfer

We operate globally and, like many businesses, we operate back office IT functions and data centres in major locations in Japan, the UK and the USA. As a result, your personal information might be stored in any one of these locations. From time to time, we may also need to transfer your personal information to Nomura companies or third parties in other countries where we do business or have a service provider, which countries may not have the same data protection laws as the European Union, the European Economic Area or the country in which you reside in order to operate corporate, back office functions and IT.

When transferring your personal information, we will take all appropriate steps to provide an adequate level of protection for your personal information in accordance with relevant legislation. These steps may include, where appropriate, use of suppliers that adhere to the US Safe Harbour principles, use of EU model clauses, and exercising audit and inspection activities in respect of the actions of those third parties in connection with the use of your personal information.

Your rights

You are entitled to access or correct any of the personal information that we hold about you by submitting a request to our Data Protection Officer on the e-mail provided below. You are also entitled to ask us to modify, cancel or delete any of your personal information where you believe such information is inaccurate or out of date. For requests to access information that Nomura holds about you which are submitted to the Data Protection Officer in the United Kingdom, we may charge you a £10 fee in accordance with the Data Protection Act. Any requests for similar access in relation to information held by Nomura branches or subsidiaries in EMEA shall be made to the local Data Protection Officer of the relevant branch or subsidiary and shall be fulfilled in accordance with local legislation. No charges will apply to such requests made in Germany, Italy and Spain and other EMEA countries where it is not permitted to apply a fee for such request.

To exercise your rights of access, cancellation or correction, to opt-out of receiving marketing about products and services that we believe may be of interest to you, or if you would like to raise any other questions relating to privacy, please submit a written request to privacy@nomura.com.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

From time to time, we may change this Privacy Policy. Any changes that we may make to our Privacy Policy will be posted on this page.

The revised Nomura Privacy Policy for EMEA will be effective immediately upon posting to our websites for first time visitors and one month after posting for repeat visitors. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Privacy Policy. This version of the Privacy Policy is effective April 13, 2015.