SIRA Group has created this statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website: www.siragroup.com.au
This site may contain links to other sites. SIRA Group is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
The SIRA Group database is private and confidential. The database (including personal details) is for the sole use of SIRA Group. Personal customer data and information gathered for the creation of the database will not be passed to any third party by SIRA Group without the express written permission of the customer, unless it is necessary to pass on this information in order to provide a service that you have asked us to provide.
While every care has been taken in the preparation of this website SIRA Group Pty Ltd (ABN 15 106 922 641) (AFSL 278423) makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of any statement in it including, without limitation, any forecasts or fitness for a particular purpose of any data or services provided and to the maximum extent permitted by any law disclaimer all implied warranties in connection with such data or services. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
In no event shall SIRA Group be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damage or any incidental or consequential damages, including but not limited to lost profits or savings, arising out of or in any way connected with the use of any display within the website.
This website has been prepared for the purpose of providing general information, without taking account of any particular investor’s objectives, financial situation or needs.
SIRA Group Pty Ltd (ABN 15 106 922 641) (AFSL 278423) reserves the right to change or modify all or any part of this Privacy Statement and Disclaimer at any time and without notice. Contact us on +61 3 9909 7018 or send an email for more information.
At SIRA Group Pty Ltd (SIRA Group), we are committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with and in compliance with the Privacy Act 1998 (Cth) and the Australian Privacy Principles (APP). SIRA Group, its officers, Representatives and employees are required to obtain and hold information which personally identifies the persons with whom they transact.
This document describes our current policies and practices in relation to the handling and use of personal information.
When we advise you about your financial affairs, we ask you for the information we need to understand your financial situation, needs and objectives over the phone, through our website, face to face or by an application form. Information we request may include but are not limited to contact details, Information about your assets, liabilities, income, insurance and investments. We may also collect ‘sensitive information’ from time to time but only to help us provide our service to you.
We will disclose any information that the fund managers or insurers 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 such as 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.
Though SIRA Group operates throughout Australia, if your information is provided to an overseas supplier in the provision of advice, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that these service providers adhere to the APPs.
In some circumstances, we may collect government identifiers such as your tax file number. We will not provide this information to external providers except as required by law or as is necessary to provide our financial service to you. You are permitted to decline the provision of this information but it may result in tax being withheld or have other consequences.
You have the right to deal with us anonymously to the extent permitted by law and if it is practical to do so.
If we receive unsolicited personal information, it will be destroyed and deidentified as soon as practicable, if it is lawful.
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 your client files and /or electronically for a period of 7 years.
We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. We may need to provide your information including but not limited to our professional advisers, external dispute resolution schemes, platforms, accountants, regulators (ASIC, ATO, AUSTRAC, etc) and 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. We may pass on your information to any of our Authorised Representatives in order to provide further financial services and products relevant to you.
We can only fully advise you if we have all relevant information. Providing complete and accurate information allows us to provide a service that is adequate and appropriate.
How can you check, update or change the information we are holding?
You have a right to access or to seek correction of your personal information. 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 contact our Privacy Officer.
We do not charge for receiving a request for access to personal information or for complying with a correction request. If the provision of information incurs a charge you will be notified in writing prior to any information being provided. If SIRA Group refuses access to information an explanation will be provided in writing.
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. Any feedback will be read and considered by the Privacy Officer. Complaints should be made in writing to us and we will respond within 30 days. If you have any concerns or complaints, please contact:
SIRA Group Pty Ltd, L1/530 Little Collins Street,
Melbourne Victoria 3000
If you are still not satisfied with the response received from us, you may escalate the complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner by submitting an online complaint at https://forms.business.gov.au/smartforms.