Financial Express (Holdings) Limited (“we”, “our”, “us” and derivatives) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy, together with our Terms of Use, sets out the basis on which any personal data that we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us relating to your use of any of the below websites (“sites”).

  • FEAnalytics.com
  • FEInvest.net
  • FETransmission.com
  • Investegate.co.uk
  • Trustnet.hk
  • Trustnetoffshore.com
  • Trustnetmiddleeast.com

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Trustnet Limited of 2nd Floor, Golden House, 30 Great Pulteney Street, London, W1F 9NN. Our nominated representative for the purpose of this Act is Kirsty Witter.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU?

We collect information about you when you register with us or use any of our websites / services. Part of the registration process may include entering personal details & details of your investments.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your operating system, browser version, domain name and IP address and details of the website that you came from, in order to improve this site.

You confirm that all information you supply is accurate.

COOKIES

In order to provide personalised services to and analyse site traffic, we may use a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the sites to operate and may be used to deliver you different content, depending on the type of investor you are.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or part of our sites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our sites.

HOW WE USE INFORMATION

We store and use information you provide as follows:

  • to present content effectively;
  • to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which may interest you, tailored to your specific interests, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts between you and us;
  • to enable you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • to notify you about changes to our service;
  • to improve our content by tracking group information that describes the habits, usage, patterns and demographics of our customers.

We may also send you emails to provide information and keep you up to date with developments on our sites. It is our policy to have instructions on how to unsubscribe so that you will not receive any future e-mails. You can change your e-mail address at any time.

In order to provide support on the usage of our tools, our support team need access to all information provided in relation to the tool.

We will not disclose your name, email address or postal address or any data that could identify you to any third party without first receiving your permission.

However, you agree that we may disclose to any regulatory authority to which we are subject and to any investment exchange on which we may deal or to its related clearing house (or to investigators, inspectors or agents appointed by them), or to any person empowered to require such information by or under any legal enactment, any information they may request or require relating to you, or if relevant, any of your clients.

You agree that we may pass on information obtained under Money Laundering legislation as we consider necessary to comply with reporting requirements under such legislation.

ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION AND CORRECTION

We want to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information that is inaccurate.

You have the right under data protection legislation to access information held about you. If you wish to receive a copy of any personal information we hold, please write to us at 3rd Floor, Hollywood House, Church Street East, Woking, GU21 6HJ. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, amongst other things, the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary, including the use of encryption, to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

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 sites; any transmission is at your own risk. You will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless we have been negligent or in wilful default.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

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

OTHER WEBSITES

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

CONTACT

If you want more information or have any questions or comments relating to our privacy policy please email publishing@financialexpress.net in the first instance.

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Dixons Retail trims losses on UK and Nordic growth

By BFN News | 07:22 AM | Thursday 25 November, 2010


Dixons Retail reported total and underlying group sales flat at £3.35bn for the 24 weeks to 16th October, with group like for like sales up 1%. Underlying Group gross margins were up 0.3%. Underlying EBIT increased to £8.2m (2009/10 £5.6m). Dixons said there was good progress in UK & Ireland, up £5.3m, and in the Nordics, up £5.9m, with continued improvements in Italy and growing market share in Greece, despite a challenging environment. Underlying pre-tax loss was reduced to £7.9m (2009/10 loss of £17.6m). Total loss before tax after deducting non-underlying charges of £3.5m was £11.4m (2009/10 loss of £23.1m). Underlying diluted loss per share was 0.1p. Basic loss per share for continuing operations was 0.1p. Net debt was in line with that of 2009/10 full year at £215.1m, despite increased capital expenditure. Dixons said the Renewal & Transformation plan continues to improve the offer for customers and it has seen growing market shares across most markets, particularly in the UK and Nordics. The store transformation programme was on track, with 62 Megastores now operating across the Group and 250 stores transformed in the UK, including 25 Megastores. 51 stores were transformed in the Nordics, with 19 Megastores now open. New formats continue to deliver average gross profit uplifts of 20% versus the unreformatted stores; Second year trading of reformatted stores has delivered further gross profit uplifts of c.6% versus the unreformatted stores. The Group's end-to-end services for customers will be relaunched as 'KNOWHOW' in Spring 2011. Total Internet sales represent 16% of total Group sales, with multi-channel internet sales growing by 28%. £50m cost reduction plans are on track as part of the three year £150m cost reduction programme. The group said it is on track for medium term target of a 3%-4% EBIT return on sales. John Browett, CEO, commented: 'Our complete focus on our customers and on consistently delivering Value, Choice and Service continues. We remain cautious on the economic outlook across many of our markets, as consumer confidence remains low. However, we have maintained our momentum in transforming the Group and are performing ahead of the market. We have a proven store format that is delivering consistent gross profit uplifts across all our markets. We remain excited by the technology pipeline and the superb ranges and deals we will offer customers this Christmas.' Story provided by StockMarketWire.com