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Terms & Conditions
1. We do our best to ensure that the website operates properly at all times, but we make no warranties as to the availability or accessibility of the website, and (save as otherwise set out in these terms and conditions) we will not be liable for any damages, loss, costs or expenses incurred by you as a result of any lack of availability or accessibility of the website.
2. Nothing within these conditions operates so as to exclude, limit or restrict our liability for death or personal injury.
3. Where you deal as a consumer, nothing in the above exclusions affects your statutory rights.
4. All Intellectual Property Rights and goodwill in or relating to the contents of the website belong to either ourselves, to a member of the St. James’s Place group or to our suppliers.
© 2020 St. James’s Place plc. All rights reserved. “St. James’s Place” and the St. James’s Place Logo are trademarks of St. James’s Place plc.
Nothing contained in these conditions or the website should be construed as granting by implication, estoppel, personal bar, or otherwise, any licence or right to use any of the trade marks without our permission. However, copying and printing of those web pages which contain the trademarks is permitted within the scope of the licence below.
You may download to a local hard disk and print extracts from the website solely for personal, non-commercial use. You may also recopy downloaded extracts to others for their personal, non commercial use.
You may not reproduce part or all of the contents of the website in any form unless it is for personal, non commercial use.
You may not copy or otherwise incorporate into or store in any other website, electronic retrieval system, publication or other work any of the content of the website in any form (whether hard copy, electronic or other).
You may not frame or link to the website or any part of it without our express permission.
The information published on this website is provided as a convenience to visitors and should be used for information purposes only and is subject to change without notice. None of the information contained in this website constitutes financial or other professional advice in any way. If you require additional information, you should contact one of our personnel.
While we use reasonable efforts to ensure that the information contained on this website is current and accurate at the date of publication, no warranties are made, either expressed or implied, as to reliability, accuracy or completeness of the information. We accept no liability for any loss arising directly or indirectly from the use of or action taken in reliance on such information. These documents should not be copied, reproduced or redistributed, in whole or in part.
No warranty is given as to the freedom of this website from errors, defects, viruses, malicious programs or macros. Links from this website exist for information only and we accept no responsibility or liability for the information contained on any such site. The existence of a link to another website does not imply or express endorsement of its provider, product or services by us or St. James’s Place. Links to this website are not permitted without our prior written consent. Please note that clicking on links to external websites will cause you to leave this website.
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Our Use of Your Personal Information
We are happy to provide you with details of the Personal Information, which we process about you. To protect our customers’ personal information, we follow strict storage and disclosure procedures, which mean that we will require proof of identity from you prior to disclosing such information. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 the data controller is: The Data Protection Officer, St. James’s Place Plc, 1 Tetbury Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1FP, United Kingdom.
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In addition, we use Google’s remarketing technology to advertise online. In doing so, Google will place or read a unique ad-serving cookie on your computer and will use non-personal information about your browser and your activity on our sites to serve ads on their content network. Please click here for more information about remarketing or to opt-out of the Google remarketing cookie.
We will only collect personal information about you if you send us an e-mail enquiry via the ‘contact us’ facility. In order for this to happen, you will need to fill out the on line ‘contact us’ form. The type of information being collected for an enquiry will be apparent from the layout of the ‘contact us’ form, which also tells you how this information will be used.
We take all reasonable precautions to protect our visitors’ information, both on and off line. If your personal information changes, please let us know and we will correct, update or remove any information that we hold about you on our active databases. We may however need to retain archive copies of that personal information for legal or audit purposes. If you have any queries regarding the way in which Mercer & Associates Wealth Management Ltd handles data collected from you on this website, please visit the contact us page.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out in the above four paragraphs.
When might we disclose your personal information to others?
Please be assured that except for the reasons listed below, we will not disclose your personal information to others.
We may disclose your personal information to others in the following circumstances and/or for the following purposes:
Where it is necessary for the provision of information or services to you
Where we are required to do so by the courts or to comply with other legal, statutory and/or regulatory obligations including accounting and taxation requirements
To prevent and/or detect crime
Where we believe that you may be interested in the services offered by other organisations. Please contact us if you would like details about these companies. If you do not wish to receive direct marketing from Mercer & Associates Wealth Management Ltd, please write to us at 16 Rutland Square, Edinburgh EH1 2BB
Please note that if you communicate with us electronically, including by e-mail, telephone or fax, this communication may be randomly monitored and/or recorded to protect the interests of our business and our customers. This includes for the purposes of maintaining customer/service quality standards, detection of and/or prevention of crime and to ensure that St. James’s Place employees comply with legal obligations and St. James’s Place policies and procedures (including our customer relations practices).
Please help us to keep your Personal Information current and accurate by contacting us if your Personal Information is or becomes inaccurate and/or out-of-date.
St. James’s Place take their responsibility to look after your personal information and privacy seriously. In today’s world, we have all seen a growing trend in cybercrime and security breaches. They have a number of security measures in place to help prevent fraud and cybercrime.
They have a dedicated group, the ‘Information Security Oversight Committee’, that provides oversight and guidance to their information security and privacy programme.
The executive body responsible for privacy and data security is the Information Security Oversight Committee (ISOC) – chaired by the Chief Technology Officer, a member of the Executive Board. ISOC has a reporting line that enables effective escalation of issues up to the Board where appropriate.
Employees, Partners and contractors take part in an annual Information Security training and awareness program and must agree to adhere to the Data Protection Act and their own Information Security Policy that are designed to keep your information safe. These are refreshed each year to reflect the current trends that are being observed across the information security landscape. Information Security awareness also forms part of the new employee induction program. They also educate our employees in identifying potential financial crime and internal fraud; any suspicious activity is reported to the Financial Crime team.
When you use your web browser to login, view or share information with us, all electronic information exchanged is encrypted using 2048bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate. You are able to identify this by looking for the HTTPS:// and the padlock in the address bar at the top of your browser.
To keep your information secure and to protect our clients from fraud, Mercer & Associates Wealth Management Ltd will only interact with you in the following ways. If in doubt, call Mercer & Associates Wealth Management Ltd directly or alternatively the Information Security Team on 01285 555 1234.
When interacting with you, we will:
Only send funds that you have requested to be withdrawn to a verified bank account in your name.
Verify who you are when speaking to you on the phone, by asking you security questions.
We will not:
Ask you for your password over the phone.
Send you an unsolicited email with a link to our login page asking you to enter your Online Wealth Account credentials.
Ask you for payment or credit card details by email or telephone.
Call you to notify you of a problem, and then request you call us back immediately to discuss the problem further.
Physical controls – As well as protecting your digital information, Mercer & Associates Wealth Management Ltd also protects their premises and physical locations where personal data may be used and stored. These measures include security guards, security entrances, secure disposal of confidential waste and hardware, CCTV, personal card access and locks on doors and file storage cabinets, with a ‘clear desk’ policy to ensure all information is locked away and protected.
Logical controls – Mercer & Associates Wealth Management Ltd uses technical security measures to make sure our systems where we store and use confidential information are protected from unauthorised access. Tools such as authentication controls, antivirus, firewalls, malware detection and back-up procedures are used across the business. All employee emails and devices are encrypted to enable secure transfer and storage of personal information.
We perform security risk assessments for each of our sites to identify and control risks.
The purpose of Business Continuity Management and the St. James’s Place Business Continuity Plan, is to provide an effective, predefined and documented framework to respond to an incident affecting the Group’s activities. The key drivers in developing the business recovery plans are;
To mitigate the risks that could lead to the significant disruption of our products and services to our Clients.
To provide a recovery plan that supports a timely and full restoration of our products and services for our Clients.
However, whilst we take appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data, please note that we cannot guarantee the security of any personal data that you transfer over the internet to us.