EC Pohl & Co understands and appreciates that you, as a client and/or a website visitor, are concerned about the confidentiality and security of information we may collect about you.
EC Pohl & Co is committed to providing you with a range of investment resources and information on our services within a secure and confidential on-line environment. Our privacy statement sets out, for your information:
- What information we may collect from you.
- How your information may be used or disclosed.
- The security of any information you provide.
- Cookies – what are they and how are they used in the Site.
- Acceptance and Changes to Privacy Statements.
- How you may access and correct your information.
- How you can contact us.
- Currency of Privacy Statement.
The information that we collect about you will depend on the functions that you use within our website. We will not collect any information that identifies you as an individual unless you knowingly provide it to us. Any personal information you supply will be used only in accordance with this Privacy Statement. If you browse on the Site, read or download information, our system will record the date and time of your visit and the pages viewed and information downloaded.
We are required by law to record and maintain personal information of our clients. This information may be collected directly by us from you or via authorised third parties.
Any personal information we collect from clients and prospective clients will be used for the primary purpose of managing their investment and any other purpose required by or to the extent permitted by law.
Information collected from you either directly or via this site, may be made available to, or used by, your adviser, any member of EC Pohl & Co or any entity carrying out functions on behalf of EC Pohl & Co for:
a) the purpose of enabling EC Pohl & Co to provide products, services or information to you in accordance with your requests or reasonable expectations;
b) the purpose of enabling EC Pohl & Co to ascertain whether or not it has other services or products which may foreseeably meet your needs, and to notify you about these;
c) the purposes of enabling EC Pohl & Co research, planning, product development, risk assessment, risk modelling and marketing; and
d) any other purpose required by or to the extent permitted by law.
We will only disclose personal information to third party entities carrying out functions on behalf of EC Pohl & Co on a confidential basis.
You should note that information we collect from you may also be disclosed to third parties if that disclosure is required by or to the extent permitted by law.
Where required we may provide personal information to overseas authorities or intermediaries located in your country of residence. Should this occur you will be notified by us.
EC Pohl & Co takes reasonable steps to preserve the security of personal information it collects from you or via the Site.
Any username and password are encrypted for privacy during transmission using the SSL protocol. To ensure your browser is compatible, your browser software must have been purchased or upgraded within the last twelve months.
Your account information is password and user ID protected and we recommend you do not divulge your password or user ID to anyone. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Accordingly, although EC Pohl & Co strives to protect such information, EC Pohl & Co cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from our online products or services and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we take reasonable steps to preserve the security of information on our own system. From time to time the Site may contain links to other web-sites, and EC Pohl & Co is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these web sites.
We will only retain your personal information for as long as is required for our internal process and as required by law; after such time your personal information may be destroyed in an appropriate and secure manner.
A cookie is a small data file placed on your computer by the EC Pohl & Co website. A cookie contains information about your visit to the Site. When you visit the Site again, our server will look for the cookie and structure itself based on the information provided. A cookie identifies your computer to our web server when you visit the Site. We do not use the cookie to store personal information about you. EC Pohl & Co uses browser cookies to improve the speed and reliability of our security system.
To amend personal information that EC Pohl & Co holds you should contact your adviser or EC Pohl & Co at the address provided below. Please note that there may be a cost associated with this service.
You are able to access and correct the personal information that we hold about you at any time unless the law prevents us from providing that information to you. If we lawfully refuse to provide you with or correct your information we will provide you with details of the reason for refusal and what steps you can take.
You acknowledge and accept that your use of the Site indicates your acceptance of the Site terms and conditions of use and this Privacy Statement. This Privacy Statement may change from time to time, so please check back occasionally. Any information collected after an amended Privacy Statement has been posted on this site will be subject to that amended Privacy Statement.
EC Pohl & Co will take all reasonable steps to ensure compliance with the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). This Privacy statement is current at the time provided, and issued as on the date detailed below.
If you require a copy of this statement please contact us at the address provided.
ISSUED 12 MARCH 2014