Sturt Capital Partners Pty Ltd and its affiliated entities (“Sturt”) are committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines how the collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information is carried out by Sturt and its related companies. Sturt is bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“Act”) and the Australian Privacy Principles (“APPs”) established under the Act. Information about the Act and the APPs is available by contacting our office. Our contact details are provided at the end of this document.
Sturt holds Australian Financial Services Licence No. 362429 and is licenced to provide specific financial services including corporate advisory, dealing and funds management.
As a financial services organisation, we are subject to legislative and regulatory requirements governing how we obtain and hold the personal information of our clients. Information we hold about you may include things such as your contact details, date of birth, bank account details and tax file numbers plus information to identify you so that we can comply with the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (“AML/CTF Act”). The information we collect may extend to members of your family or beneficiaries of trusts if they are officers, shareholders or beneficiaries of a client of Sturt.
Unless we are required to comply with the law, we will not collect any personal information about you unless you have knowingly provided that information to us or authorised a third party to provide that information to us (For example, to your financial advisor or custodian).
We will not use or disclose personal information collected by us for any purpose other than:
We may use the personal information collected from you for the purpose of providing you with updates or general information (such as research and market updates) that may be of interest to you. You may request not to receive such information.
Sturt does not report your personal information to credit agencies.
Your personal information is generally held in computer storage facilities (located in-house or with our service providers) or in files located at our offices.
We take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is protected from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. At all times your personal information is treated as confidential. All computer-based information is protected through the use of access passwords and data is backed up each evening and stored securely. We also have firewalls and anti-virus technology to prevent unauthorised access. All physical files are held in secure premises and access is restricted to approved staff.
If you cease to be a Sturt client, your personal information will continue to be maintained securely in order to comply with legislative and professional requirements, currently seven years.
You may request access to your personal information at any time but we will require you to provide evidence of your identity in order to provide such access. We will provide you with access to information by either providing you with copies of the information requested, allowing you to inspect the information requested or providing you with an accurate summary of the information we hold.
The APPs place certain restrictions on accessing your personal information. Restrictions include where unlawful activity is suspected or enforcement action is being conducted, where provision of access would pose a serious threat to public health or safety or is unlawful or likely to prejudice a criminal investigation.
In addition, we will not provide you access to personal information which would reveal any confidential formulae or the detail of any proprietary process, but may instead provide you with the result of such process and/or an explanation of that result.
If we decline your request for access, we will provide you with an explanation for that refusal and you will have an opportunity to lodge a privacy complaint (see below).
We will take reasonable steps so that, at all times, the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date and will correct the information if you request us to do so.
We are committed to providing you with a fair and responsible system for handling Privacy complaints. If at any time you have any complaints in relation to privacy, please contact our Privacy Officer at one of the contact points referred to below. We will try to resolve any concerns you may have to your satisfaction within ten days, however if you are unhappy with our response, you are entitled to contact the Australian Privacy Commissioner who may investigate your complaint further.
Your use of the Sturt website may be monitored, tracked and recorded. Our web server may automatically record your IP address, the website from which you visit us, the type of browser software used and the web pages you actually visit including date and duration. Anyone using the website expressly consents to such monitoring, tracking or recording.
A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer hard drive by a web page server. Cookies may be accessed later by our web server. If you do not wish to accept cookies from Sturt you may configure your browser not to accept cookies.
The Internet is generally not regarded as a secure environment and information sent via the Internet can be accessed by unauthorised third parties, potentially leading to disclosures, changes in content or technical failures. Even if both sender and receiver are located in the same country, information sent via the Internet may be transmitted across international borders and be forwarded to a country with a lower data protection level than exists in your country of residence. We accept no responsibility or liability for the security of your information whilst in transit over the Internet to or from Sturt.
To: The Privacy Officer
Address: Level 12, 92 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Postal Address: GPO Box 2954, Sydney NSW 2001
Telephone: 02 9025 9533
Additional information about privacy in Australia may be obtained by visiting the web site of the Australian Privacy Commissioner at www.privacy.gov.au.