In order to establish and administer your investment in a scheme and provide information about our products and services to investors and financial advisers, and to comply with relevant legislation, we may collect the following information:
Wherever practicable, we will collect information about individuals from those individuals.
However, it may be necessary at times to collect information about individuals from other external sources, such as: ·
• a financial adviser or broker;·
• authorised representatives, such as executors oradministrators; and·
• identification verification service providers.
We currently operate a website, at www.seo co.funds.com.au.
Our web server (ie the computers that house our website) has the capacity to collect the following types of information for statistical purposes:
This is anonymous statistical data and no attempt is made to identify users or their browsing activities. This data is used only to evaluate our website performance and to improve the content we display to you.
Other information, such as browser type, is included in a ‘cookie’ that is sent to your computer when you complete certain tasks on our website. A cookie contains bits of information that enables our servers to identify and interact efficiently with your computer. Cookies are designed to provide a better, more customised website experience, and to make it easier for you to use our website. You can configure your computer to accept or reject cookies.
Your information is protected from unauthorised access through the use of secure passwords, user log-ons or other security procedures. Developments in security and encryption technology are reviewed regularly. Where necessary, we will remind you that the Internet is an insecure medium.
Generally, we only use and disclose personal information for the purpose for which it was disclosed to us or related purposes which would reasonably be expected. Those purposes include:
To establish and administer an investor’s investmentaccount and
Their relationship with us;
We may be required by law to disclose personal information. For instance, we may be required to provide details to: · Australian Government regulators such as the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Australian Tax Office (ATO), Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) and to other regulatory or government entities;·Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA)·Office of Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)· as required by a court order;· to other regulatory or governmental entities outsideof Australia as may be required; and· your spouse in accordance with the Family LawAct requirements.
We may also provide some information to market research companies, for the purpose of analysing our client base. We may provide investors’ and advisers’ or prospective investors’and advisers’ contact details to market research companies, to undertake research on our behalf. These agencies must return to us, destroy or retain in accordance with the privacy law all records of this information. We retain ownership of this information and will ask you if you do not wish to participate in market research.
Information about you or your investment in the scheme is not and will not be sold to any other company, individual, or group.
You may request access to any personal information we hold about you. Generally, if it is incorrect, we will correct it at your request.Your right to access is subject to some exceptions allowed by law. We will notify you of the basis for any denial of access to your personal information.
If you are located in the EU, then you may have additional rights. Some of these rights will only apply in very limited circumstances.
If you have any further questions relating to this privacy statement, or concerns about the way in which we have handled your personal information, please do not hesitate to:
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