- the Australian Privacy Principles (“APPs”) in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) as amended (“Australian Privacy Act”) if you are an Australian resident; and
- the Information Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1993 (“New Zealand Privacy Act”) if you are a New Zealand resident.
Under the Australian Privacy Act personal information is information or an opinion, whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information or opinion. Under the New Zealand Privacy Act personal information is any information about an individual (a living natural person) as long as that individual can be identified.
What personal information do we collect and why do we collect it?
Natixis Investment Managers Australia (through the registrars of the relevant products or solutions) may collect personal information from investors (including their staff and representatives). This information includes, but is not limited to, name, date of birth, contact details, gender, Tax File Number, country of residence, investment information and bank account information. We collect this information to facilitate your investment in the relevant product or service and to comply with relevant laws, for example anti money laundering and counter terrorism financing laws. We collect this information directly from the investor (or their staff and representatives) and not from third parties.
Natixis Investment Managers Australia may also collect personal information from people we do business with in order to fulfill the relevant business purpose. This will usually happen when we collect the name and business contact details of a person who is an adviser, supplier or other business contact. We collect this information to facilitate the relevant business purpose. Natixis Investment Managers Australia may also collect personal information from people who send us correspondence. Information collected includes name and contact details. We collect this information to deal with correspondence. We collect this information directly from the relevant individuals and not from third parties.
We will not generally collect sensitive (for example information on race, religion) or health information.
What if the information is incomplete or inaccurate?
Natixis Investment Managers Australia may not be able to provide you with the products or services you are seeking.
How do we use and disclose personal information?
We use an investor's personal information to facilitate their investment in the investment product or service. Investors are deemed to have consented to such information being processed for the purposes referred to above and for receiving additional information about the full range of services offered by Natixis Investment Managers Australia and its affiliates (you will need to email Natixis Investment Managers Australia if you do not want to receive this additional information). Other personal information will be used to facilitate the business purpose for which it is provided. Natixis Investment Managers Australia may disclose the information to its affiliates and service providers. Where we disclose information to a third party, confidentiality arrangements will be in place.
Personal information may be disclosed to the relevant investment manager, who may be located overseas. The country they are located in will be set out in the relevant offering document. Natixis Investment Managers Australia will not generally disclose any personal information to any other overseas party.
Natixis Investment Managers Australia may be required by relevant laws to disclose personal information to a regulator (such as the Australian Taxation Office) or to a court or tribunal.
How do we protect the confidentiality of personal information?
We will take reasonable steps to ensure that any identifiable personal information that we have collected is stored securely. The measures utilised include password protection to our systems, restricting access to our systems and education of staff.
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Access to personal information, corrections and complaints
You have a right to access any personal information we hold about you (although there are some exceptions to this) and correct any personal information that may be incorrect by contacting Natixis Investment Managers Australia at the address below. We may deny such a request in some circumstances, if we do this we will explain why.
Please note that the personal information we hold about you will be information that you (or your representative) have provided.
Natixis Investment Managers Australia will respond to requests for access or correction within a reasonable time. Natixis Investment Managers Australia may ask you to pay its reasonable costs of responding to your request.
You may also make a complaint to Natixis Investment Managers Australia concerning a breach of the Australian and New Zealand Privacy Acts by writing to the address below. We will acknowledge complaints and provide a final response within 45 days of receipt of the complaint.
For further information about privacy issues, see the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner's website at www.oaic.gov.au or New Zealand Privacy Commission at www.privacy.org.nz.
If you have a privacy concern, complaint or query, please contact +61 (2) 8224 2900 or by mail at:
Natixis Investment Managers Australia Pty Ltd.
Suite 24.02, Level 24, Governor Phillip Tower
1 Farrer Place
Sydney NSW 2000
Please note that the Natixis Investment Managers company group has also adopted a global Privacy Statement in relation to: (1) our global marketing activities, which is available here as well as (2) our various other country sites, which is available here. Both of these privacy statements contain important additional contact details and information about our global data processing activities in relation to our marketing activities and our websites in particular.
Natixis Investment Managers Australia Pty Ltd.