due diligence

Customers and contacts
We use your information in order to administer and manage the relationship between the Company and the entity you represent or are employed by, which is a customer, prospective customer or contact of BAE Systems.
This Notice should be read in conjunction with the Overview and the Definitions, including, in particular, the table of categories of information.

Customer Due Diligence

What processing activities do you undertake that include my information?
We may need to undertake due diligence before commencing our relationship with the relevant customer.  We do this to ensure that the relationship with the customer is appropriate and that any associated risk is identified and managed effectively. 
This includes, where relevant and appropriate, vetting activities for individuals associated with such customers.  These vetting activities may include anti-money laundering checks, anti-bribery and corruption checks, credit checks, identity fraud checks and criminal record checks (if and to the extent permitted by applicable laws).
What categories of information are included in these processing activities?
To run the processes set out above, we process identity information, contact information, business information and vetting data.
Depending on the checks carried out, this could include sensitive information (such as political affiliation and criminal records information) to the extent permitted by applicable laws.
What is the reason for these processing activities?
We undertake customer due diligence in order to protect our business and to ensure that we only do business with appropriate customers.   The Company further carries out these checks in order to comply with applicable laws.
To the extent that you did not get this information from me, how did you collect it?
The results of these checks will come from the Company's external suppliers and partners. We may receive information from other sources as set out in this Notice. In addition, we may also gather some information from publicly available sources. 
Who do you share this information with?
This information may be shared internally for the purposes described above and, where necessary, may also be shared with our parent company BAE Systems Plc.
In addition, some of your information will be shared with our suppliers as needed to complete the checks (including, without limitation, Experian and Dow Jones) and as otherwise set out in this Notice.