Collecting Personal Information
The personal information that we collect will depend on the dealings you may have with us. Personal information is generally collected from you on completion of an application or registration form. Personal information may also be taken if you speak to one of our staff in relation to a particular matter for example, if you are making a complaint. We may collect and hold information in relation to:
- Investors or potential investors (for example, when investing or considering investing in one of our funds);
- Purchasers or potential purchasers (for example, when purchasing, or requesting more information about one of our properties);
- Suppliers (for example, when establishing records and systems to enable payment for goods); and
- Other individuals who may come in contact with us.
We only collect personal information which is reasonably necessary for our dealings with relevant individuals. We will collect personal information directly from you where required, which may include, but is not limited to:
- Information that identifies you (for example, name, address, contact information, date of birth, tax file number);
- Information about your financial position; and
- Information about you that is required or authorised by law;
We may also collect personal information from third parties such as our related companies, our agents, credit reporting agencies or your representatives or publically available sources of information. We will take reasonable steps to inform you that we have your personal information, unless it is obvious from the circumstances.
If we receive personal information about you that we did not ask for, from someone other than you or our agents, and we determine that we could have collected this information from you had we asked for it, we will notify you, as soon as is practicable, that we have collected your personal information. If we could not have collected this personal information, we will lawfully de-identify or destroy that personal information.
We will not collect from you any sensitive information revealing your: race, ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union memberships or details of health or disability. Exceptions to this include:
- where you have given express consent to us to do so and the information is reasonably necessary for us to carry out our functions or activities;
- the use of this information is required or authorised under Australian law or a court or tribunal order; or
- when the information is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of a legal claim.
Use and Disclosure of Information
Our policy is to only use personal information for the purpose which was either specified or reasonably apparent at the time when the information was collected. Personal information we collect about you will only be held, used and disclosed as is reasonably necessary for our business purposes and as permitted by law. We use your personal information for the following purposes:
- Providing the products or services that you have requested;
- Communicating with you;
- To help us manage and enhance our products and services, including analysing customer feedback and future customer needs;
- Providing ongoing offers and information about our products and services to you that we believe you may be interested in;
- Complying with regulatory and legal obligations; and
- Recruiting employees and contractors.
Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Legislation
The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (AML/CTF Act) is aimed at addressing money laundering in Australia and the threat to national security caused by terrorism. This legislation requires us to collect identification information about investors into our investment products and reverse mortgage borrowers and to verify your identity from original or certified copies of specified documents. Details of what identification information and documentation you are required to provide are set out in transactional based forms. We may also contact you to follow up and clarify certain information.
Under this legislation we are also required to monitor transactions to identify any suspicious activity within any of our investment products.
As required under the AML/CTF Act, we may, in our absolute discretion, without notice to you, disclose or otherwise report details of any transaction or activity, or proposed transaction or activity (including any personal information) to the relevant reporting body.
- Other investment vehicles managed by Fife Capital;
- Our contractors and service providers who assist us in the operation of our business or to provide you with customer service (for example, a company that helps us maintain our computer systems and sends out our emails);
- Joint venture partners for the purposes of seeking relevant regulatory approvals;
- Third party lenders and insurers;
- The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), Office of the Australian Information Commission (OAIC) and to other government agencies as agreed to or required by law;
- Anyone authorised by you; and
- Relevant parties in situations where we are required by law to provide the information.
If we wish to use or disclose your personal information in other circumstances, we will obtain your consent before we do so. We may provide certain information about you including your personal information to our related bodies corporate.
We may use personal information about you for the primary purpose of providing you with our services, and for which you would reasonably expect us to use that information for, including sending you information about new developments, products, services and special offers by post, telephone or any form of electronic communication. We may use any email address or other personal information you provide to us at any time for this purpose.
You can, at any time, opt out of receiving marketing material by advising us through the relevant method provided for in the electronic marketing message sent to you or by contacting our Privacy Officer. You agree and acknowledge that even if you opt out of receiving marketing material, we will still send you essential information that we are legally required to send you relating to the services we provide. Once you opt out of receiving marketing material from us, you agree and acknowledge that this removal from our distribution lists may take up to 15 business days after the date of your request to be removed.
Accuracy of your Information
All reasonable steps are taken by us to ensure that your personal information held by us is accurate, complete and up to date. If you believe that any of your personal information is inaccurate, please contact us (see below) and we will take all reasonable steps to correct it within 14 business days.
Third Parties and Your Information
Disclosure of Inforamtion Overseas
We may sometimes disclose personal information overseas to allow external parties to perform their services for us, but we will only do so in accordance with the Privacy Act.
- Third party lenders and insurers with offshore offices;
- Our related entities based in Australia or overseas;
- Anyone authorised by you;
- Government and regulatory bodies in Australia and overseas;
- Law enforcement agencies
- Entities who wish to be involved in our business, or acquire an interest in our business;
- Contractors and service providers who assist us in the operation of our business or to provide you with customer service.
In many cases the transfer will be necessary for the performance of our contract with you or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken in response to a request by you or for the performance of a contract with a third party which is concluded in your interests. If we engage any overseas parties which is likely to lead to the disclosure of personal information held by us, we will manage this engagement by implementing contractual arrangements with the overseas party to ensure personal information is safeguarded and to ensure that these parties comply with the Australian Privacy Principles.
A ‘data breach’ is any unauthorised access to, unauthorised disclosure of, or loss of, personal information held by Fife Capital that is likely to result in serious harm to you. If Fife Capital suspects or becomes aware of a data breach, we will:
- investigate and handle the data breach;
- tell you and the Australian Information Commissioner about the data breach as soon as practicable, and
- in accordance with our internal data breach protocol and the Privacy Act.
Storage and Security
We will use all reasonable endeavours to keep your personal information in a secure environment. Personal information is held on secure servers and storage located in controlled environments. Our employees are required to maintain the confidentiality of any personal information we hold. These measures are designed to assist us in protecting your personal information that we hold from being accessed by unauthorised personnel, loss, misuse, modification or disclosure. If you reasonably believe that there has been unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal information, please contact us (see Section 13 below).
If we become aware or suspect that a data breach involving personal information has occurred, we will promptly take common sense steps to eliminate the breach, which may include taking action to limit or contain the breach, taking all reasonable steps in assessing the risks of the breach within 30 days, determining if the breach is notifiable to affected individuals and the Privacy Commissioner under the Privacy Act (and complying with the notification requirements under the Privacy Act) as soon as practicable, and implementing reasonable preventative actions to protect against future breaches.
Variation and Consent to Variation
Access to and/or Correction of Information We Hold About You
You have specific rights under Australian law in relation to requesting access to and correction of personal information we hold about you and making a privacy complaint. If you request access to the personal information we hold about you, we will respond to your request within a reasonable period of time and, where reasonable and practicable, give access to the information in the manner you request. This will be subject to any exemptions allowed under the Privacy Act. You may request this information by contacting the Privacy Officer at Fife Capital in writing, by phone or fax or by sending an email using the details below:
Privacy Officer, Fife Capital
89 York Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: +61 2 9251 2777
Fax: +61 2 9251 2877
We take measures to ensure that the personal information we collect, use and disclose is accurate, complete and up to date. The Privacy Act gives you the right to request correction of the personal information we hold if you believe that personal information we have is incorrect. All requests for correction can be made to the Privacy Officer using the contact details above.
You have the option to either not identify yourself or to use a pseudonym when you contact us, unless it is impracticable for us to communicate with you in that manner or unless we are required or authorised under Australian law, or a court or tribunal order, to deal with individuals who have identified themselves.
We will acknowledge your complaint as soon as practicable, investigate it and report back to you as soon as practicable (usually within 30 days). If you are dissatisfied with the response then you may raise the matter directly with the Australian Information Commissioner on 1300 363 992 (or via www.oaic.gov.au).
Last updated 29 August 2019