Please note that pursuant to any applicable data protection laws in each jurisdiction (including, without limitation, the European Data Protection Directive 1995 (the "Directive") and any national laws implementing the Directive), we are obliged to inform you that any personal information (for the purposes of the Directive this shall mean "Personal Data" as that term is defined in the Directive) (hereinafter "Personal Data") may be disclosed, processed and transferred by us and other members of the HSBC Group on a worldwide basis for the purposes of providing services to the customers whom you represent and/or for servicing our relationship with them or you.
We will not disclose or transfer Personal Data to third parties for the purposes of marketing. However, this Personal Data may be disclosed or transferred to agents or third parties authorised to act on our behalf or other members of the HSBC Group or to third parties for the purposes of providing the designated services.
If you are in the European Economic Area ('EEA'), please note that we may also in connection with the above purposes transfer your Personal Data to the entities authorised above in countries outside of the EEA, which may not provide the same level of protection for Personal Data as within the EEA. However, all Personal Data wherever it is held in the HSBC Group will be afforded a high level of protection against any unauthorised or accidental disclosure, access or deletion.