At Johnsons MME Financial Advisory, we are committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). This document describes our current policies and practices in relation to the handling and use of personal information.
What information do we collect and how do we use it?
When we advise you about your financial affairs, we ask you for the information we need to understand your financial situation, needs and objectives. We provide any information that the institutions whom we deal with on your behalf need to implement your investment and insurance strategies.
We also use your information to send you requested product information and promotional material and to enable us to manage your ongoing requirements, e.g. further investments, and our relationship with you, e.g. invoicing, client surveys etc.
We may occasionally notify you about new services and special offers, events or articles we think will be of interest to you. We may send you regular updates by email or by post on investment and insurance matters. If you would rather not receive this information, email or write to us.
We may use your information internally to help us improve our services and help resolve any problems.
What if you don't provide some information to us?
We can only fully advise you if we have all relevant information.
How do we hold and protect your information?
We strive to maintain the reliability, accuracy, completeness and currency of the personal information we hold and to protect its privacy and security. We keep personal information only for as long as is reasonably necessary for the purpose for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal or ethical reporting or document retention requirements.
We hold the information we collect from you in our secure strong room and on our secure computer servers.
We ensure that your information is safe keeping hard copy files in lockable filing cabinets in a lockable strong room and by restricting secure access to our paperless records.
Will we disclose the information we collect to anyone?
We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others.
We may need to provide your information to contractors who supply services to us, e.g. to handle mailings on our behalf or to other companies in the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganisation, dissolution or similar event. However, we will do our best to ensure that they protect your information in the same way that we do.
We may provide your information to others if we are required to do so by law or under some unusual other circumstances which the Privacy Act permits.
How can you check, update or change the information we are holding?
Upon receipt of your written request and enough information to allow us to identify the information, we will disclose to you the personal information we hold about you. We will also correct, amend or delete any personal information that we agree is inaccurate.
If you wish to access or correct your personal information please write to The Privacy Officer at Johnsons MME Financial Advisory, PO Box 375, Albury NSW 2640.
We do not charge for receiving a request for access to personal information or for complying with a correction request.
By asking us to assist with your investment and insurance needs, you consent to the collection and use of the information you have provided to us for the purposes described above.
Tell us what you think
We welcome your questions and comments about privacy. If you have any concerns or complaints, please contact The Privacy Officer at Johnsons MME Financial Advisory, PO Box 375, Albury NSW 2640.