1. Before we begin
This notice (Privacy Notice) applies to information held about you and individuals connected to your business by HSBC Bank plc, London, Zurich branch and other members of the HSBC Group as data controllers, as described below. It explains what information we collect about you and individuals who are connected to your business, how we’ll use that information, who we’ll share it with, the circumstances when we’ll share it, and what steps we’ll take to make sure it stays private and secure.
It continues to apply even if your agreement for banking, or other products and services with us ends. It should also be read alongside your banking terms and conditions (or other applicable product or service terms and conditions), as these include sections relating to the use and disclosure of information.
This Privacy Notice covers any commercial banking products or services you have with us, including savings, loans, credit cards, commercial mortgages, investments, trade finance, invoice financing, asset financing and payment services. Sometimes we may need to provide you with separate or further information about specific products and services. This will also apply if you also have a relationship with other entities of the HSBC Group in any other countries. These entities will provide you with information separately where required.
Some of the links on our websites lead to other HSBC or non-HSBC websites with their own privacy notices, which may be different to this notice. You’ll need to make sure you’re happy with their privacy notices when using those sites.
Wherever we’ve said ‘you’ or ‘your’, this means you, any authorised person on your account, anyone who does your banking or deals with us for you (eg trustees or executors, attorneys under a Power of Attorney) and other related people (including authorised signatories, partners, members, trustees and beneficiaries of payments).
Parts of this notice relate only to individuals, and we have highlighted this where relevant. This includes individuals whose business does not have a separate legal identity (eg sole traders and partners in a general partnership, but excluding limited companies and other forms of corporate entity), and individuals connected to your business.
An individual connected to your business could be any guarantor, a director, officer or employee of a company, partners or members of a partnership, any substantial owner, controlling person, or beneficial owner, trustee, settlor or protector of a trust, account holder of a designated account, recipient of a designated payment, your attorney or
representative (eg authorised signatories), agent or nominee, or any other persons or entities with whom you have a relationship that’s relevant to your relationship with us.
Before you (or anyone on your behalf) provide information about an individual connected to your business to us, or an entity of the HSBC Group, you must ensure that you have a legitimate interest, lawful purpose or the agreement of
the relevant individual. You must also ensure that they have been provided with this notice, which explains the way in which their information will be processed and their rights in relation to their information.
When we say ‘we’, we mean HSBC Group companies which act as a data controller in respect of your personal data. Unless otherwise stated below, the data controller for the purposes of this notice will be HSBC Bank plc, London, Zurich branch.
The address for HSBC Bank plc, London, Zurich branch is Gartenstrasse 26, 8002 Zurich, Switzerland. If you’d like to get in touch with us, you can also find contact details below.
When you have a contractual relationship with another HSBC Group company, this entity will act as a data controller for the personal data collected in relation to the product or service it provides you with.Back to top