Central to the success of Sentinel Financial Group is our commitment to our clients. We honour without reservation our obligation to respect and protect the privacy of the personal information of individuals with whom we deal.
The information we collect
Whenever it is reasonable and practicable to do so, we only collect information about you directly from you.
We only collect personal information about you which is reasonably necessary to:
We generally hold personal information relating to:
We do not generally collect sensitive information about you unless required by applicable laws or rules. Sensitive information includes information relating to:
How that information is used
We only use and disclose personal information about you for the purpose for which it was disclosed to us or related purposes which would reasonably be expected without your permission.
For example, we may from time to time use your personal information to inform you of investment opportunities or to provide information about products and services which we expect may be of interest to you. However, we do respect your right to ask us not to do this.
We do not sell personal information to other organisations to allow them to do this.
We may disclose personal information to service providers who provide services in connection with our products and services or we may provide information about you to your nominated financial adviser with your permission.
Keeping information accurate and up to date
We take all reasonable steps to ensure that all information we hold is as accurate as is possible. You are able to contact us at any time and ask for its correction if you feel the information we have about you is inaccurate or incomplete.
Keeping information secure
We use security procedures and the latest technology to protect the information we hold. Access to and use of personal information within Sentinel Financial Group is appropriately limited to prevent misuse or unlawful disclosure of the information.
If other organisations provide support services, we require them to appropriately safeguard the privacy of the information provided to them.
Where the personal information we collect is no longer required, we delete the information or permanently de-identify it.
How you can access your information
You can contact us to request access to your information. In normal circumstances we will give you full access to your information. However, there may be some legal or administrative reasons to deny access. If access is denied, we will provide you with the reason why.
A 'cookie' is a packet of information placed on a user's computer by a website for record keeping purposes. Cookies are generally used on the Sentinel Financial Group site to:
Cookies may also be used for other purposes on the Sentinel Financial Group site but in each case none of the information collected can be used to personally identify you.
You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is sent. (Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences).
Dealing with Sentinel Financial Group online
If you visit Sentinel Financial Group's website to browse, read or download information, our system will log these movements. These web site logs are not personally identifiable and Sentinel Financial Group makes no attempt to link them with the individuals who browse the site.
Sentinel Financial Group cannot guarantee or accept responsibility for the privacy practices or the content of web sites to which we provide links.