Calamos Privacy Notice on GDPR
This Privacy Notice for Calamos Investments LLC, Calamos Investments LLP, Calamos Global Funds plc, and Calamos Wealth Management (“Company”, “we”, “us”, “our”) sets out the categories of personal data we collect from you, how we collect it, what we use it for and with whom we share it in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”).
By “personal data” we mean any information relating to you such as your name, contact details, or online identifiers such as your IP address (only if you visit our website). Personal data does not include data where you can no longer be identified from it such as anonymised aggregate data.
The Company is a data controller. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal data about you. Should you have any questions about this Privacy Notice you can may correspond with us at 2020 Calamos Court, Naperville, Illinois 60563 U.S.A. or via e-mail at [email protected].
This Privacy Notice applies to personal data about you that we collect, use and otherwise process in connection with your relationship with us as an investor in the Company.
We may provide supplemental privacy notices on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your personal data. Those supplemental notices should be read together with this Privacy Notice.
What personal data do we collect about you and what do we use it for?
The categories of personal data about you which we may collect, store and use have been carefully determined and are available upon request. In each case, we indicate what we use your personal data for and our ‘lawful basis’ for processing it. The law specifies certain ‘lawful bases’ under which we are allowed to use your personal data. Most commonly, we will rely on one or more of the following lawful bases for processing your personal data:
- Where we need to perform the contract we have entered into with you;
- Where we need to comply with a legal obligation; and/or
- Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
Generally we do not rely on your consent as a lawful basis for processing your personal data. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us on the details given at the beginning of this notice.
The Company’s distributors may also act as data controllers for data provided by you to the distributors as part of the marketing and/or subscription process. In such circumstances, notice of this use will be provided by the relevant distributor to you.
Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, if we are required by law to do so or if we reasonably believe that it is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with judicial or regulatory proceedings, a court order or other legal process.
What if you do not provide the personal data we request?
If you do not provide us with certain personal data when requested, we will not be able to perform all or part of the contract we have entered into with you, or we may be prevented from complying with our legal obligations.
Change of purpose
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason which is compatible with the original purpose for which you provided it to us. If we need to use your personal data for a purpose that is unrelated to the original purpose for which you provided it to us, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
How do we collect your personal data?
You may provide personal information to us when communicating or transacting with us in writing, electronically, or by phone. For instance, information may come from applications, requests for forms or literature, and your transactions and account positions with us.
We may collect personal data about you:
- When you submit an application to invest in a sub-fund of the Company
- When you request literature from us
- When you visit our website
- When you e-mail an associate directly
- When you submit an application for employment
In addition, we may receive personal data about you from third parties, such as:
- Third party companies contracted by us to provide services to you or process account transactions requested by you, such as the transfer agent of the Fund or companies that mail account-related materials to you.
- Other companies contracted by us to offer our products and services to you, such as your brokerage firm or our distributor.
- When you visit our website
- If you have an investment account with us, the depositary of your account may provide us with information about you or your account.
- Publicly available sources such as Companies Registration Office or other government entities.
With whom will we share your personal data?
We may share your personal data with third parties where this is required by law, where it is necessary to perform our contract with you, or where we have another legitimate interest in doing so.
We will need to share your personal data with: our service providers, including our transfer agent and administrator, our depositary, our investment managers, our distributors, our auditors, our lawyers, our IT service providers and companies engaged to mail account-related materials.
We may share your personal data with other entities in our group to service your accounts, in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise, for system maintenance support and for hosting of data. We may share the personal data we hold in the context of the possible sale or restructuring of the business. We may also need to share the personal data we hold with a regulator or to otherwise comply with applicable law or judicial process.
Processing of your personal data in the U.S.
The personal data we collect about you may be transferred to the investment manager of the Company, Calamos Advisors LLC, a U.S. organization (the “Investment Manager”). The Investment Manager has put in place physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that are reasonably designed to protect your personal data from unauthorized access and use in order to ensure that your personal data is treated in a manner that is consistent with and which respects the EU laws on data protection. If you require further information about the transfer of your personal data to the U.S., you can request it by contacting [email protected].
How long will we retain your personal data?
We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, accounting or reporting requirements.
Once we no longer require your personal data for the purposes we collected it for, we will securely destroy your personal data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Accuracy of personal data
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please let us know if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.
Your rights in relation to your personal data
You have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information we hold about you under certain circumstances. These rights are to:
- Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”) and request certain information in relation to its processing;
- Request rectification of your personal data;
- Request the erasure of your personal data;
- Request the restriction of processing of your personal data;
- Object to the processing of your personal data; and
- Request the transfer of your personal data to another party.
If you want to exercise one of these rights please contact us at [email protected].
You will not usually have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is manifestly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.
What we may need from you
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.
Your right to withdraw your consent
In the limited circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal data for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. To withdraw your consent, please contact us at [email protected]. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose(s) you originally agreed to unless we now have an alternative legal basis for doing so.
Changes to this privacy notice
We reserve the right to update this privacy notice at any time, and we will make an updated copy of such privacy notice available on our website and notify you when we make any substantial updates. We may also notify you in other ways from time to time about the processing of your personal data.
For more information on Calamos’ commitment to protecting privacy, please see www.calamos.com/FundInvestor/Legal/Privacy/ or contact [email protected].