Client information is private and confidential. UCC Group Inc. (UCC) recognizes that clients have a right to have their information protected.
UCC’s Privacy Protection Policy governs the collection, use and disclosure of personal client information. Specifically, this policy outlines how UCC complies with provincial and federal regulations governing client information including the Privacy Act and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA).
PIPEDA is the Canadian federal privacy legislation established in January 2004. Under PIPEDA no business may collect, use or disclose personal client information without clearly defining the purpose of such collection, use or disclosure and obtaining informed consent. The collection, use or disclosure is limited to purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances. The legislation further regulates the protection, retention and destruction of client information. PIPEDA offers clients the right to access their information upon request and challenge the information that is being retained.
The key privacy principles of PIPEDA form the basis of UCC’s comprehensive Privacy Protection Policy.
It is important to safeguard private and confidential client information. UCC confirms compliance with privacy legislation and uses the utmost discretion when dealing with client information. UCC will regularly monitor and assess the environment of compliance in terms of protection of private client information.
UCC does not collect specific client information from site visitors unless personal information is provided or contact is requested. If information is provided, it will be collected for the purpose of answering inquiries, providing marketing materials, corporate background and to invite guests to access services and/or events.
UCC’s website may employ standard technology to collect information about how the firm’s site is used for the purposes of improving website design. Website information is collected in many forms including by obtaining the domain name of visitors, user preferences, personal information that is volunteered, and geographic location.
Website guests may occasionally receive emails from UCC informing them of commentaries on our Funds, performance updates, news and industry insight. This information will be distributed in accordance with requirements of Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).
If you choose not to provide personal information, you may not be able to do certain things, like send us e-mail or receive our monthly newsletter.
Consent to use personal information may be withdrawn by a client at any time. If you no longer want to receive emails regarding our services, news and industry insight, you can unsubscribe to the list clicking “unsubscribe from this list” at the bottom of the email.
UCC’s Privacy Protection Policy is intended to provide clients with comfort that their personal information is handled with the utmost importance and care. UCC is continually balancing clients’ right to privacy with the needs of the business and therefore, welcome any feedback on how privacy protection policies and procedures can be improved.
For more information, please contact us.