Information published on this website has been prepared for general information purposes only and is not personal advice. Heritage Pensions and IVCM do not give advice and are not authorised to provide you with any advice.
Before making an investment decision we strongly recommend you seek the assistance of a qualified adviser, who will consider whether it is appropriate to your particular investment needs, objectives and financial circumstances.
You should also obtain and read this document prior to proceeding with an investment decision.
This guide is based on our understanding of current law relating to pensions. The law and tax rates may change in the future.
Although every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of the information contained on this website, IVCM and Heritage Pensions, their officers, representatives, employees and agents disclaim all liability [except for any liability which by law cannot be excluded], for any error, inaccuracy in, or omission from the information contained in this document or any loss or damage suffered by any person directly or indirectly through relying on this information.
IVCM and Heritage Pensions Ltd are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the security of personal information. The protection of your personal information is a vital part of this relationship. It is supported by our dedication to keeping personal information confidential.
Information we collect
Personal information is information or opinion that allows others to identify you. It includes your name, age, gender, contact details, as well as your health and financial information.
We collect personal information to provide you with the products and services you request as well as information on other products and services offered by or through us. The law also requires us to collect and retain personal information. Personal information may be used and disclosed within the group to administer our products and services, as well as for risk management purposes and, unless you tell us otherwise, to provide you with related marketing information.
We will only collect and hold information that is required by us to deliver our services to you and we will do this in a fair and lawful manner.
Privacy collection information and feedback
Phone. 0044 1525 408120
Postal address. 6 Doolittle Mill, Froghall Road, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, MK45 2ND, United Kingdom
Collection of your Information
What we collect and what we use it for
The types of personal information we collect and store will depend on what products and services you request from us. However, our ability to provide you with service and advice that meets your particular needs and objectives may entail us collecting information which may include any or all of the following:
a) Your contact details including names, address, phone and email address;
b) personal details including your date of birth, associated entities, visa and residency status, national insurance number;
c) your occupation, marital status, financial dependants and identification details such as copies of birth certificate or drivers licenses or other documentation;
d) details of your investment preferences, past experience and aversion or tolerance to risk;
e) details of any professional advisers you engage with;
We will collect, maintain and use personal information both initially and ongoing which is necessary for us to adequately provide the services you have requested such as the placement of financial products including purchase variation or redemption of investments within all of our pension products.
In addition, we use your information to administer our client relationships.
How we collect information
We will not collect personal information about you except when you have knowingly provided that information to us or have authorised a third party to provide that information to us via their privacy controls. In most cases collection of your personal information will be via application forms, over the telephone, email. From time to time, other service providers may provide us with your information for the purpose of our providing a service to you [referral]. In this case we will contact you to determine if we can be of any assistance.
We may seek your express permission to collect information from other entities such as product providers, accountants, solicitors, etc. where this information may not be currently available to you. If we were to obtain information that is not information that could have been provided or authorised for collection by you, we will de-identify and destroy this information unless it is unlawful to do so.
We would like to remind you that you are entitled to access information held about you (you may be charged a fee for this) and if found to be inaccurate, have the information collected or deleted. For further information please visit the website of the Information Commissioner at: www.dataprotection.gov.uk
Identification documentation is required for collection by law under the Money Laundering Regulations, Proceeds of Crime Act, Terrorism Act and the Bribery Act. In some instances, we are required to verify this documentation against other records. For instance, identification for companies, trusts or registered co-operatives may need to be verified by a search of records held by other bodies such as Companies House.
Use and disclosure
We will not use or disclose personal information collected by us for any purpose other than:
1. the purposes for which it was provided or secondary related purposes in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure; or
2. where you have consented to such disclosure; or
3. where use or disclosure is required or authorised under law, in circumstances relating to public health and safety and in connection with certain operations by or on behalf of an enforcement body.
We are obliged to maintain records which include personal information and make those records available for inspection by the Financial Conduct Authority or other regulators under a relevant law. If we provide information for the purpose of law enforcement activities we will make a record of that provision.
If you chose not to provide your information
The effectiveness of our services is specifically dependent on information you provide and it being relevant, complete, accurate and up-to-date. Without this, our services may not meet your needs or may cause you to suffer unforeseen financial consequences.
We may use personal information collected from you for the purpose of providing you with direct marketing material such as articles that may be of interest to you, however if you do not wish to receive such information you can request not to receive it. Simply contact us by any of the methods detailed below. There is no cost for this request but please allow 2 weeks for your request to be actioned.
In order to ensure that you receive a personally tailored service, your personal information will be made available to Heritage Pensions Ltd authorised representatives and staff for the purposes of assisting you as necessary.
Disclosing information to other parties
In order to provide our service, we may disclose your personal information to external parties as follows:
1. other entities who refer your business to us;
2. affiliated product and service providers as well as external service providers such as scheme trustees, investment providers, and product issuers for whom we act as agent [so that they may provide you with the product or service that you seek or in which you have an express interest];
3. auditors we appoint to ensure the integrity of our operations;
4. suppliers from whom we order goods and services on your behalf [so that those goods and services can be provided to you];
5. other persons acting on your behalf including your accountant, solicitor, executor, administrator, trustee, guardian or attorney;
6. if required or authorised to do so, regulatory bodies and government agencies;
7. other organisations who in conjunction with us provide their products and services [so that they may provide their products and services to you]; and
8. Authorised Representatives or their agents for the purpose of due diligence on one of our associated entities were they to decide to sell all or part of their business. In the event that a sale of our business is affected, we may transfer your personal information to the purchaser of the business. As a client you will be advised of any such transfer and your information will not be exchanged if you object to the transfer.
If we have used an example to describe when we might exchange personal information, the exchange of personal information may not be limited to those examples or examples of a similar kind.
We disclose personal information when we outsource certain functions, including telemarketing, bulk mailing, market research, direct marketing, and information technology support. We also seek expert help from time to time to help us improve our systems, products and services. You have the opportunity to opt out of such marketing if you wish.
In all circumstances where personal information may become known to our contractors, agents, Authorised Representatives or their agents and outsourced service providers, there are confidentiality arrangements in place. Contractors, agents, Authorised Representatives or their agents and outsourced service providers are not able to use or disclose personal information for any purposes other than our own.
IVCM and Heritage Pensions Ltd takes its obligations to protect client information very seriously and we make every effort to deal only with parties who share and demonstrate the same attitude.
Sending personal information overseas
We may require to send personal information overseas to fulfil your investment request, you should be aware of the following:
• your personal information may be accessed by our IVCM and Heritage Pensions Ltd, representatives or agents in other countries, if that becomes necessary to deliver our services to you. This access is via secure internet connection or, in some instances by email;
• from time to time, information may be loaded to the cloud for storage or access through programs such as drop box etc; and
We allow access to relevant personal information for external organisations that help us provide services. These organisations are bound by confidentiality arrangements. From time to time we may use service providers whose staff accesses our data outside of the United Kingdom to provide services. Where this is the case, these service providers have committed to adhere to local data protection laws where applicable. These service providers may be located in a number of countries however, we are not aware of any at this stage. We will update if and when if this situation changes.
Website and email
Where you chose to communicate with us by email, we will store your email, name and address with any other contact or personal details you have provided on our database.
What we collect
When you browse the IVCM website, our internet service provider and website program logs the following information for statistical purposes:
• your server [IP] address;
• top level domain name [e.g. .com, .gov, .uk, etc.];
• the date and time of your web-site visit;
• country your server [IP] is located in;
• the pages you looked at;
• the type of browser you used;
• the previous site you visited; and
• the site you visited next.
We will not use information obtained from your browsing activities to send you any unsolicited information. This information is collected in order to determine the relevancy of material posted on the IVCM website and to enhance this service to visitors.
We will only record your e-mail address if you send us a message [including an email]. We will not add it to a mailing list if you ask us not to. Simply send an email to email@example.com and ask for your details to be removed from the mailing list.
The IVCM website contains links to other sites. Neither IVCM or Heritage Pensions is responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We encourage the reading of the privacy statements in these linked sites, as their privacy policies may differ from ours.
We will not adopt as our own any identifiers that you may provide to us such as National Insurance numbers etc. If you have provided us signed consent, we may hold your identifiers on file so that we can provide ongoing services to you. If you chose not to provide this consent we will not hold this information on file.
Accessing and correcting your information
Our goal is to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate, complete and up-to-date. Please contact us if you believe that the information we have about you is not complete, accurate and up-to-date. We may take steps to update information, for example, an account balance from your account service provider where you have provided us with access rights or an address or contact number from publicly available information such as telephone directories or websites.
If you ask, we will tell you what personal information we hold about you within your client file, and what we do with it. On receipt of your request we will facilitate access to you by allowing an inspection of your client file in person, or by providing copies or an accurate summary of relevant documents, depending on what we believe is most appropriate in the circumstances. You can ask us to update or change information on your file at any time. Prior to providing this access we will require you to provide evidence of your identity. We may ask you to put your request in writing and any charge we make for providing access will be reasonable.
If for whatever reason we refuse to change information we hold on your file, we will arrange for a statement from you to be associated with the relevant information so that it can be included in any future use or disclose of that information should you wish to do so.
When we make reference to your client file we mean the following documents: Data collection forms; Written communications [such as letters and emails] Transaction letters; Investment, Applications or statements produced by the issuers of financial products;
We will not provide you with access to your personal information if:
• providing access would pose a serious threat to the life or health of a person or the health and safety of the public;
• providing access would have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of others;
• the request for access is frivolous or vexatious;
• the information related to existing or anticipated legal proceedings between us and would not be discoverable in those proceedings;
• providing access would reveal our intentions in relation to negotiations with you in such a way as to prejudice those negotiations;
• providing access would be unlawful;
• denying access is required or authorised by or under law;
• IVCM or Heritage Pensions Ltd has reason to suspect that unlawful activity, or misconduct of a serious nature, that relates to its functions or activities has been, is being or may be engaged in and giving access would be likely to prejudice the taking of appropriate action in relation to the matter;
• providing access is likely to prejudice actions being conducted by an enforcement agency; or
• providing access would reveal evaluative information generated within IVCM and Heritage Pensions Ltd in conjunction with a commercially sensitive decision making process.
In the event we refuse you access to your personal information, we will provide you with a written explanation for that refusal. We will endeavour to respond to any request for access within 30 days depending on the complexity of the information and/or the request. If your request is urgent please indicate this clearly.
Keeping your information secure
Your personal information is generally held in your client file and on our computer database. We will at all times seek to ensure that your personal information is protected from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. At all times your personal information is treated as confidential and any sensitive information is treated as highly confidential.
Our security measures include, but are not limited to:
• educating our authorised representatives and staff as to their obligations with regard to your personal information;
• all hard copy files are stored in lockable cabinets/rooms;
• access to our premises is controlled by only allowing authorised personnel to access those locations where personal information is stored;
• all computer-based information is protected through the use of access passwords on each computer and screen saver passwords;
• client data is backed up each evening and stored securely off site;
• encrypting data sent from your computer to our systems during Internet transactions and customer access codes transmitted across networks;
• employing firewalls, intrusion detection systems and virus scanning tools to protect against unauthorised persons and viruses from entering our systems;
• using dedicated secure networks or encryption when we transmit electronic data for purposes of outsourcing; and
• providing secure storage for physical records.
In the event you cease to be a client of this organisation, any personal information which we hold about you will be maintained in our secure storage facility for a period of 7 years in order to comply with legislative requirements. Where information we hold is identified as no longer needed for any purpose we ensure it is effectively and securely destroyed, for example, by shredding in the case of paper records and other means in the case of electronic records and equipment.
Changes to this policy
Phone. 00971 4429 8686
Postal address. IVCM Services, PO Box 345804, Building 7, Dubai Outsource City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
You can view the Heritage Pensions Ltd Legal Statement here: http://www.heritagepensions.co.uk/legal-statement.html
This website is provided by IVCM on an ‘as is’ basis. Neither IVCM or Heritage Pensions makes any representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the website or the information, content, materials, or products included on this website.
Heritage Pensions Ltd are the operator and scheme administrator for the IVCM Heritage SIPP and are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA 475096). The asset trustee for the IVCM Heritage SIPP is Heritage Trustees Limited.
The International Expat SIPP is operated and administered by Heritage Pensions Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 475096. The asset trustee for the International Expat SIPP is International SIPP Trustees Limited.
The Brooklands SIPP is operated and administered by Heritage Pensions Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 475096. The asset trustee for the Brooklands SIPP is IVCM Heritage Trustees Limited.
To the full extent permissible by applicable law, IVCM and Heritage Pensions disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Neither IVCM or Heritage Pensions will be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this website, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.
Applicable Law; This website is created and controlled by IVCM in the United Arab Emirates. As such, the laws of the UAE will govern these disclaimers, and terms and conditions, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. We reserve the right to make changes to our website and these disclaimers, and terms and conditions at any time.
Please note the Law applicable to Heritage Pensions Ltd is England and Wales.
Risk and Liability; You accept all risks and responsibility for losses, damages, costs and other consequences resulting directly or indirectly from using this website and any information or material available from or through it.
To the maximum permitted by law, IVCM and its affiliates excludes all liability to any person arising directly or indirectly from using this website and any information or material available from or through it.
IVCM limits any liability that cannot be excluded to restoring the service, re-supplying the material or refunding any amount paid to IVCM for the service or material. Any products or services provided by IVCM may be modified over time.
None of the information and data contained in this website [ www.ivcm.com ] nor any opinion expressed, constitutes a recommendation to purchase or sell a security, or to provide investment advice. Past performance of financial products is no assurance of future performance. The payment of dividends and the return of capital are not guaranteed.
The information contained on the Heritage SIPP and SSAS is provided for general informational purposes, as a convenience to the customers of IVCM. The materials are not a substitute for obtaining professional advice from a qualified person, firm or corporation. Consult the appropriate professional advisor for more complete and current information.
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