Personal data protection

Personal data protection and cookies – Use of cookies by AXA Investment Managers

This website uses cookies to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website (such as to measure and analyse information with respect to visits to our website, and use of our social media sharing tool). 

By pursuing your navigation on the website, you accept the use and installation of these cookies. We allow third-party companies, such as Google Analytics, to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. This non personally identifiable information is stored for up to 1 year. We use this information to increase the efficiency of our website. To that effect we use your IP-address (and possibly other comparable numbers which are exchanged between computers during regular internet use) to collect, among others, traffic data and data regarding your browser type and computer. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or a third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice, you can visit http://www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Personal Data (the "Data")

When consulting this website, AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) collects your Data, specifically your IP address and, where applicable, your first name, surname and email address via forms. AXA IM, as data controller, undertakes that the collection and handling of this Data for information or external communication purposes shall comply with the applicable data protection regulations.

All the Data collected will be processed confidentially by AXA IM in accordance with applicable laws and regulations by:
- The authorised people of AXA IM's information and external communications department,
- The authorised people of subsidiaries, partners and service providers of AXA IM Group in order that they may complete the tasks entrusted to them.

The international nature of AXA IM Group therefore implies that the communication of nominative information may involve the transfer of this information between countries that are outside Switzerland or rather not members of the European Economic Area (Area), with these countries possibly applying different Data protection legislation as Switzerland or rather countries within the European Union.

AXA IM may also assign certain services to providers located outside Switzerland or rather the European Economic Area for the performance of limited IT services (IT support and maintenance for reading and entering data). 

In such cases it needs to be ensured that the requirements according to the applicable data protection regulations are fulfilled. A framework agreement shall define the performance and security conditions incumbent upon service providers and the use of Swiss or European Model Clauses. 

To ensure that personal data is protected, Swiss or European Model Clauses and Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) are used in all agreements with AXA entities located outside Switzerland and the European Economic Area. You can obtain a copy of them by sending a request to the Global Data Protection Officer (DPO) of AXA IM at the following address: dataprivacy@axa-im.com.  

AXA IM shall only keep your Data for the time period required. The data is to be deleted or blocked according to the applicable data protection regulations if the purpose of storage is no longer relevant. 

In accordance with applicable data protection regulations, you may exercise your rights related to your personal data by writing to the following address: AXA Investment Managers Schweiz AG, Betrieblicher Datenschutzverantwortlicher, Affolternstrasse 42, Postfach 6949, 8050 Zürich or by addressing an email to the Global DPO of AXA IM: dataprivacy@axa-im.com  

We take your request very seriously and we do our best to provide you with a satisfactory answer. If for any reason, we failed to respond to the above request, be informed that you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Supervisory Authority.

Confidential client information 

The investor acknowledges that confidential client information according to art. 69 para. 1 lit. a-c Financial Institutions Act (FinIA) may not be preserved in its entirety in each case of a delegation abroad. Always reserved are the fiduciary duty, due diligence and duty to inform of the Fund Management Company according to art. 20 CISA, the data protection according to the law and the arrangement stated above as also any existing confidentiality obligations.