At GPF we provide advice relating to financial products and services. This requires us to collect personal information from our clients based anywhere globally.
Collecting personal information about you is essential to our ability to conduct our business to the highest standard. We will only collect the information necessary for these purposes and we are committed to protecting that information.
Why and how we collect personal information
- Generally, we need to collect personal information for a variety of reasons. These might include:
- Understanding your needs
- Determining your eligibility
- Conducting market and industry research
- Continuing to offer you the full range of products and services that we believe meet your changing needs
- Meeting our legal and regulatory obligations
How we store information
Any information we hold about you can be held on computer and/or paper files. Any information which you give us, including sensitive personal data, may be disclosed to selected third parties for the purposes of finding the best available product for you and processing your application. We may disclose information about you to financial institutions and other product and service providers, researchers and anyone whom we may use to process your application on our behalf, and fraud prevention agencies to prevent fraud.
Consent and disclosure
We collect, use and share your personal information only for disclosed purposes related to the services we offer, and only with your consent, or as permitted or required by law. Your consent may be expressed in writing, or it may be given verbally or electronically. You may withhold or withdraw your consent for us to collect, use and disclose your personal information, as long as there are no legal or contractual reasons preventing us from doing so. Depending on the circumstances, however, withdrawal of your consent may impact our ability to continue to provide you with the services you have requested.
The disclosure of your personal information will be restricted to those who have a need for, and the legal right to, the information. If we receive a request to release your personal information, we will only do so upon satisfactory identification and proof of entitlement of the requestor, or as required or permitted by law