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  • Definitions and Interpretation
    • 1.1 In this Cookie Policy, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:
      "Cookie" means a small file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site;
      "Cookie Law" means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and, where applicable, the GDPR or UK GDPR;
      "Personal Data" means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data, as defined by the GDPR, UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 (the “Data Protection Legislation”); and
      "We/Us/Our" means the relevant entity referred to in section 2 of this Cookie Policy.
  • Information About Us
      • Our Site, is owned and operated by Benchmark International Capital Markets LLC, a limited liability company organised under the laws of the State of Florida and operated as follows:
      • In the UK and EU (excl. Germany)
        • By benchmark International Capital Partners Limited, a limited company registered in England under company number 07348427.
        • Registered address: One New Bailey, 4 Stanley Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M3 5JL
        • VAT number: 101635656
        • Representative: Michael Lawrie
        • Email: [email protected]
        • Telephone: 0161 359 4400
        • Postal address: One New Bailey, 4 Stanley Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M3 5JL

      • In Germany
        • By: Benchmark International (GMBH), a limited company registered in Germany under company number 19679
        • Board Members: James Thornton (MD); Michael Lawrie
        • Registered Address: Sky Office, Kennedydamm 24, 40476 Düsseldorf
        • VAT number: DE347900243
        • Representative: Michael Lawrie
        • Email: [email protected]
        • Telephone: +44 (0) 161 359 4400
        • Postal address: Sky Office, Kennedydamm 24, 40476 Düsseldorf

      • In Africa
        • By: Benchmark International CSS ZA Pty Ltd, a company registered in South Africa with registration no: 2017/222417/07
        • Registered Address: 64 Roeland Square, Roeland Street, Cape Town, 8001
        • VAT Number: 4160279685
        • Representative: Andre Bresler
        • Email: [email protected]
        • Telephone: +27 (21) 300 2055
        • Postal address: Airport Office Park, Freight Road, Ground Floor, Runway 01, International Airport, Cape Town 7525

        • By Benchmark International Capital Markets LLC a Florida limited liability company
        • Principal Address: 4030 W Boy Scout Blvd, Suite 500, Tampa, Florida
        • Representative: Leo Vanderschuur
        • Email: [email protected]
        • Telephone: +1 813 898 6044
        • Postal address: 4030 W Boy Scout Blvld, Suite 500, Tampa, Florida

  • How Does Our Site Use Cookies?
    • Our Site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only by Us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site and to provide and improve Our services. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.
    • By using Our Site, you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us. Third party Cookies are used on Our Site for the reasons set out in section 4 below. For more details, please refer to section 4 below.
    • All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law. We may use some or all of the following types of Cookie:
      • Strictly Necessary Cookies
        A Cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of Our Site, supporting functions such as logging in.
      • Analytics Cookies
        It is important for Us to understand how you use Our Site, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics Cookies enable us to gather this information, helping Us to improve Our Site and your experience of it.
      • Functionality Cookies
        Functionality Cookies enable Us to provide additional functions to you on Our Site such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences. Some functionality Cookies may also be strictly necessary Cookies, but not all necessarily fall into that category.
      • Targeting Cookies
        It is important for Us to know when and how often you visit Our Site, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited and which links you have visited). As with analytics Cookies, this information helps us to better understand you and, in turn, to make Our Site and advertising more relevant to your interests. Some information gathered by targeting Cookies may also be shared with third parties.
      • Third Party Cookies
        Third party Cookies are not placed by Us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to Us and/or to you. Third party Cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on Our Site, or by third parties providing analytics services to Us (these Cookies will work in the same way as analytics Cookies described above).
      • Persistent Cookies
        Any of the above types of Cookie may be a persistent Cookie. Persistent Cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit Our Site. Please refer to the table at section 4 below.
      • Session Cookies
        Any of the above types of Cookie may be a session Cookie. Session Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit Our Site until you close your browser. Session Cookies are deleted when you close your browser. Please refer to the table at section 4 below.
    • Cookies on Our Site are not permanent and will expire as indicated in the table below.
    • For more details of the personal data that We collect and use, the measures we have in place to protect personal data, your legal rights, and our legal obligations, please refer to our Privacy Policy https://www.benchmarkintl.com//privacy-policy
  • What Cookies Does Our Site Use?
    • The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

    • The following third party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device

  • Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google and Hubspot. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling Us to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and the services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
  • The analytics services used by Our Site use analytics Cookies to gather the required information.
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  • Consent and Control

    • Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a Cookies banner requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies unless those Cookies are strictly necessary; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended. You will be given the opportunity to allow and/or deny different categories of Cookie that We use. If you wish to change your preferences at any time, you will need to manually clear Our Site Cookies from your device to return to the Cookie preferences banner.
    • In addition to the controls that We provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
    • The links below provide instructions on how to control Cookies in all mainstream browsers:

      • Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
      • Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/278835
      • Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/products/microsoft-edge (Please note that there are no specific instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)
      • Safari (macOS): https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?viewlocale=en_GB&locale=en_GB
      • Safari (iOS): https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
      • Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-Cookies-website-preferences
      • Android: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en (Please refer to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)
  • Changes to this Cookie Policy
    We may alter this Cookie Policy at any time. Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of Our Site after the changes have been made. You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.
    In the event of any conflict between the current version of this Cookie Policy and any previous version(s), the provisions current and in effect shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise. This Cookie Policy was last updated on 11.10.23.
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