Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.


This policy and any other documents referred to in it explains how we collect, use and protect your personal data. 


Your personal data will be held by us in accordance with the English Data Protection Act 1998, the Italian Data Protection Code and the Act on the Protection of Personal Information in Japan (collectively, the Privacy Laws). For the purpose of the Privacy Laws, the data controller is Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited of Park House, 116 Park Street, London W1K 6AF. We are registered as a data controller in the United Kingdom with certificate of registration reference number Z6487073.


INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU

We may collect and process the following data about you: 


MANDATORY AND OPTIONAL DATA - CONSEQUENCES OF NOT PROVIDING YOUR DATA

You must provide your data for registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting material, requesting further services or reporting a problem with our site. If you do not wish us to process your data for such purposes, it’s possible that we will not be able to provide certain services.

Providing your data in relation to surveys or to receive marketing material is optional and your data will only be collected subject to your consent. Not providing your data for these purposes will not have any negative consequences for you.


IP ADDRESSES

We may collect information about your computer, including (where available) your IP address, operating system and browser type, for site security and administration but not for profiling purposes.


COOKIES

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. In particular, we use cookies to remember a user’s response to the regulatory gateway so that they don’t have to respond every time they visit, and to enable use of Google Analytics so that user behaviour can be anonymously analysed. You can accept, disable and reject cookies easily by adjusting your browser settings. Please be aware that total or partial disabling of technical cookies may affect the proper functioning of features reserved to registered users, whereas disabling third-party cookies will not affect your browsing experience in any way.


WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA AND DATA RETENTION

The data that we collect from you will generally be held only within the European Economic Area (EEA). However, from time to time we may transfer your data to, or authorize access to it by, affiliated companies, including entities outside the EEA, in order that your data may be processed for the purposes set out below. In these circumstances, we will ensure that any export of personal data outside the EEA is made in compliance with the requirement of the Privacy Laws to ensure adequate protection for data subjects (for example using the terms of the European Commission Standard Contractual Clauses).

All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access, by adopting all the minimum security measures necessary according to the kind of processing.

Your personal data will be kept for a period not exceeding that which is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, after which it will be destroyed or rendered anonymous.


METHODS OF PROCESSING AND USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION

We process your data electronically or in hard copy form. We use information held about you in the following ways: 

  • To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, in relation to the registration to this site and any related services.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
  • To notify you about changes to our service.


DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may disclose your personal information, for the same purposes, to any of our affiliated companies.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties: 

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • If Elliott Advisors (UK) Ltd or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about users of the site will be one of the transferred assets.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Elliott Advisors (UK) Ltd, our customers or others.


YOUR RIGHTS

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at nbarrett@elliottadvisors.co.uk or sgregory@elliottadvisors.co.uk.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


ACCESS TO INFORMATION

The Privacy Laws give you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Privacy Laws. In addition, you can exercise your, update, correction, integration, cancellation and objection rights when data are processed unlawfully and you can object to the processing of data on legitimate grounds or to the receipt of marketing material or for research purposes.   


CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.


CONTACT

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to nbarrett@elliottadvisors.co.uk or sgregory@elliottadvisors.co.uk, to which you can also address your requests to exercise your rights.

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Disclaimer

This website and the information contained within it (together referred to as "this website") is an information resource for shareholders in Ansaldo STS SpA ("Shareholders"). Through this website shareholders can access copies of the correspondence between Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited ("Elliott"), Elliott International LP, Liverpool Limited Partnership, Elliott Associates LP (“Elliott Funds”) and the management of each of Hitachi Ltd. (“Hitachi”) and Ansaldo STS SpA (“Ansaldo STS”), the press releases issued by Elliott in relation to the acquisition by Hitachi of its shareholdings in Ansaldo STS, the letters written by Elliott and/or the Elliott Funds to CONSOB and other information relevant to the acquisition and each of Hitachi’s and Ansaldo STS’s subsequent conduct (the "acquisition").

This website is not intended to be and is not an investment recommendation as defined by Regulation (EU) No 596/2014. No information on this website should be construed as recommending or suggesting an investment strategy or as representing any opinion as to the present or future value of any financial instrument.  The information on this website is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security, nor shall Elliott offer, sell or buy any security to or from any person through this site. 

This website exclusively represents the opinions, interpretations and estimates of Elliott in relation to the acquisition. Elliott is expressing those opinions solely in its capacity as an investment advisor to the Elliott Funds. Those funds hold an aggregate long position in Ansaldo STS in excess of 31.3%.  As a result of its arrangements with the Elliott Funds, Elliott has a financial interest in the profitability of the Elliott Funds' positions in Ansaldo STS. 

This website is published and maintained by Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom. Simon Gregory and Nicholas Barrett are the Elliott officers and employees with principal responsibility for this website. Elliott and its affiliates, officers and employees make no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, reliability, completeness, suitability or other characteristics of the information and materials contained on or presented through the site. Neither Elliott, nor any of its affiliates or officers shall be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, punitive or special losses or damages of any kind whatsoever arising from reliance on any of the content of this website.

Neither Hitachi or Ansaldo STS have approved nor have any responsibility for this website or its contents. This website was last updated on 22 August 2017. Elliott does not intend to update this website on a regular basis, but may from time to time add additional information as it becomes available.