Understanding your privacy
Your privacy is important to us. Below we outline how we maintain the privacy of the information we collect about you.
Privacy Collection Statement
As part of the financial planning process, we need to collect information about you. Where possible we will obtain that information directly from you, but if authorised by you we may also obtain it from other sources such as your employer or accountant. If that information is incomplete or inaccurate, this could affect our ability to fully or properly analyse your needs, objectives and financial situation, so our recommendations may not be completely appropriate or suitable for you.
We are also required under the Anti-Money-Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act (AML/CTF) 2006 to implement client identification processes. We will need you to present identification documents such as passports and driver’s licences in order to meet our obligations.
Your adviser and Watershed may have access to this information when providing financial advice or services to you;
Your adviser may, in the future, disclose information to other financial advisers, brokers and those who are authorised by Watershed to review customers' needs and circumstances from time to time, including other companies within the Watershed group;
Your information may be disclosed as required or authorised by law and to anyone authorised by you.
Your adviser and Watershed will continue to take reasonable steps to protect your information from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or improper disclosure.