Please read the information below carefully. It explains how and why Personal Data is processed by us.
The Company is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
The Company-related entities on whose behalf this privacy statement is made are: (i) the Company,(ii) The Blackstone Group L.P. and (iii) BXMT Advisors L.L.C. (together, the “Company Parties”).
Where we use the terms “we”, “us” and “our” in this Data Privacy Notice, we are referring to the Company and the Company Parties.
When you provide us with your Personal Data, the Company acts as a “data controller”. In simple terms, this means that:
The types of Personal Data we collect and share depends on the product or service you have with us and the nature of your investment. This information can include or be related to:
The Personal Data collected about you will help us provide you with a better service and facilitate our business relationship.
We collect, and have collected, Personal Data about you from a number of sources, including from you directly:
We process your Personal Data for the following reasons:
Monitoring as described at (3) above
We monitor communications where the law requires us to do so. We will also monitor where we are required to do so to comply with our regulatory rules and practices and, where we are permitted to do so, to protect our business and the security of our systems.
Your Personal Data will be shared with:
Specific details of these third parties can be found in the relevant offering documents you have been provided with
In exceptional circumstances, we will share your Personal Data with:
Unless otherwise indicated, you should assume that we require the Personal Data for business and/or compliance purposes.
Where we collect Personal Data from you that is purely voluntary and there are no implications for you if you do not wish to provide us with it, we will indicate as such.
Some of the Personal Data we request is necessary for us to perform our contract with you and if you do not wish to provide us with this Personal Data, it will affect our ability to provide our services to you and manage your investment.
We will transfer your Personal Data to our group members, limited partners of the Company and related parties, and to third party service providers outside of the EEA, which do not have similarly strict data protection and privacy laws.
Where we transfer Personal Data to other members of our group, or our service providers, we have put in place data transfer agreements and safeguards using European Commission approved terms.Please contact us if you would like to know more about these agreements or receive a copy of them. Please see below for our contact details.
We do not generally rely on obtaining your consent to process your Personal Data.
If we do, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.
Please contact us or send us an email at GDPRqueries@blackstone.com at any time if you wish to do so.
We keep your Personal Data for as long as it is required by us for our legitimate business purposes, to perform our contractual obligations, or where longer, such longer period as is required by law or regulatory obligations which apply to us.
As a general principle, we do not retain your Personal Data for longer than we need it.
We will usually delete your Personal Data (at the latest) after you cease to be an investor in any investment vehicle related to the Company and there is no longer any legal or regulatory requirement or other legitimate business purpose for retaining your Personal Data.
You have certain data protection rights, including:
From 25 May 2018, you also have the right in some circumstances to request for us to “port” your Personal Data in a portable, re-usable format to other organisations (where this is possible).
We take your concerns very seriously. We encourage you to bring it to our attention if you have any concerns about our processing your Personal Data.
This Data Privacy Notice was drafted with simplicity and clarity in mind. We are, of course, happy to provide any further information or explanation needed. Our contact details are below.If you want to make a complaint, you can also contact the body regulating data protection in your country, where you live or work, or the location where the data protection issue arose. A list of the EU data protection authorities is available by clicking this link:
Please contact us if you have any questions about this Data Privacy Notice or the Personal Data we hold about you.
Contact us by email at GDPRqueries@blackstone.com.
Contact us in writing using the address below:
We keep this Data Privacy Notice under regular review.
This Data Privacy Notice was last updated on April 1, 2019.