Acumon places a high priority on the security of information held by our firm. We have this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. You can access our website and look at our entire site without disclosing any personal data. We collect your personal data only with your knowledge or your consent: when you complete the contact us section or when you email us. We will only be in contact with you upon your request.
We have implemented technology and security policies, rules and measures to protect any personal data that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use, alteration, and unlawful or accidental destruction.
We will never sell or rent any private information. We will only disclose personal information in accordance with the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000.
This means it will only be disclosed if:
- We have your consent;
- We are required by law to disclose it; or
- It is otherwise permitted under the Act.
Privacy Collection Statement
This Privacy Collection Statement is for customers of the following entities:
• Merit Wealth Pty Ltd ABN 89 125 557 002; AFSL 409361 (Merit);
• The SMSF Expert Pty Ltd ABN 17 155 686 356 ;AFSL 445113 (SMSF Expert);
• GPS Wealth Ltd ABN 17 005 482 726 AFSL; 254544 (GPS);
collectively referred to within this statement as ‘we’ or ‘us’ or ‘our’. Where these terms appear in this document you should associate it with the entity named above who provided this statement to you.
If you elect not to provide us with the personal information you may be exposed to higher risks in respect of the recommendations made to you and this may affect the adequacy or appropriateness of advice given to you. Alternatively, we may elect to terminate our relationship with you if we believe we are unable to provide you with adequate service.
Personal information acquired by us in the course of providing our services may be provided to external service providers, product and platform providers, auditors, taxation and legal advisers and information technology consultants. Otherwise your personal information will not be disclosed unless:
• Australian law requires us to; or
• you authorise us to disclose it to a 3rd Party on your behalf, e.g. your tax adviser.
Some of the entities that we share information with may be located in, or have operations in, other countries. This means that your information might be stored or accessed in overseas countries, includingbut not limited to New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Singapore, United Kingdom, Philippines, India and the United States of America. Details of the countries we disclose to you may change from time to time. You can contact us for further details regarding where we may send your personal information.
Personal information may also be processed by staff or by other third parties operating outside Australia who work for us or for one of our suppliers, agents, partners or related companies.
When we send information overseas, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that overseas providers do not breach the Privacy Act and that any third parties are subject to a similar level of protection or similar obligations that are offered by the Privacy Act. If you do not agree to the transfer of your personal information outside Australia, please contact us.
Some of our financial advisers may enter their own outsourcing arrangements to countries other than those detailed above. Those arrangements will be disclosed separately by the financial adviser to their clients.
If you think any of the details that we hold are incorrect or out of date, please contact us to correct this.
You can always access the personal information held about you by contacting us.