Barita Investments Limited and Barita Unit Trusts Management Company Limited (referred to collectively in this policy as "BARITA"), recognizes privacy and security as being a concern for most individuals accessing the Internet. Whether you're conducting financial transactions or just browsing our site, we want to make you comfortable with our privacy practices and the security measures we take to protect your personal information. This statement discloses the privacy guidelines for BARITA's website.
Please read our guidelines to understand the following:
It is our goal at BARITA to develop an on-line environment that is easy to use and respectful of the rights and expectations of our customers and other BARITA website visitors. This privacy statement describes how BARITA collects, uses and safeguards information you provide when using our website in accordance with the relevant data protection legislation for the country in which such data is being processed.
By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your information by BARITA as set forth in the policy currently in effect. If we decide to change our policy, such changes will be posted here on the website, so please check back periodically to ensure you have the most current policy.
What personally identifiable information does BARITA collect about you?
|(1)||Remind us of who you are and to access your account information (stored on our computers) in order to deliver to you a better and more personalized experience.|
|(2)||Assist BARITA in tracking what services or transactions you have utilised or performed on our website.|
|(3)||Track your progress and number of entries in any of our promotions and contests we may hold.|
|(4)||Measure traffic patterns, and which areas of the BARITA site you have visited, and your visiting patterns. This information collected by using a cookie is sometimes called "clickstream." We use this information to understand how our users navigate our site, and to determine common traffic patterns, including what site the user came from. We use this information to make site navigation and product recommendations, and to help redesign our site in order to make your experience on our site more efficient and enjoyable. We may also use this information to better personalize the content, banner ads, and promotions that you and other users will see. You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those services or engage in activities that require the placement of cookies.|
Who is collecting the information?
How does BARITA use the information that it collects?
BARITA's primary goal in collecting personal information is to facilitate the performance of transactions and to enable us to contact you if a problem arises with your transaction or request. Additionally, your personal information may be used to obtain a credit report if necessary. (Providing such information when performing a transaction is required.) This information may also be used to provide you with a customized experience on our site, which includes interactive communications, and other services.
The BARITA site may also contain optional surveys and questionnaires asking for information, as well as several opportunities for visitors to ask questions. We use the information you provide to help us design and build better products, to customize your investment experience, and to provide advice. Taking part in any of these segments is always optional.
We may also use the information we collect to help target valuable marketing and advertising offers. This kind of advertising may be done with banner ads as well as promotional emails sent by BARITA, or by third parties under contract with BARITA. BARITA may also match user information with third party data to help us better understand our customers. This means BARITA may combine the personal information you provide us with information available from other sources, including offline sources, to market new products or services we think may be of interest to you.
Finally, BARITA does research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us when our users perform transactions, during a promotion, from surveys and from our server log files. We do this to better understand and serve our users. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis so as to prevent identification of personal information relating to any one individual. BARITA may share this aggregated data with our business partners.
We will limit the collection and use of personally identifiable information to what we require in order to serve you as our customer and to administer our business, and we will retain this information only for the time required to meet these objectives.
With whom does BARITA share your personal information?
BARITA may from time to time disclose your personally identifiable information as follows:
|a.||Where permitted or required by law;|
|b.||With your consent;|
|c.||In response to a court order, search warrant or other similar demand or request;|
|d.||To meet requests for information from regulators;|
|e.||To suppliers, agents and other organisations that perform services for you or for us or on your behalf;|
|f.||When we buy or sell all or part of our business or when considering such a transaction;|
|g.||To help us collect a debt or enforce an obligation owed to us by you.|
Except in these circumstances, BARITA never provides your personal information to third parties without your consent. BARITA shares the information you provide with BARITA subsidiaries and related companies.
BARITA may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our website to prospective business partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
What choices do you have regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?
BARITA or its business partners may, from time to time, send you email or direct mail regarding our products and services. If you do not want to receive such information, simply tell us when you give us your personal information, or follow the directions contained on it to remove your name from our mailing list. On certain types of BARITA promotions, we will ask for your email address in order to contact you in the event you have won a prize. When you participate in these types of promotions, you may receive promotion-related email. Occasionally these promotion-related email messages may include targeted advertisements. If you do not wish to receive such advertisements, you can choose not to participate in such promotions or contests.
If you ever have questions regarding an email you receive from BARITA or one of our business partners, or want to be removed from a mailing list, please contact our Client Services Department at 926-2681.
What kind of security measures are in place to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information supplied?
When you use our website or Internet Transaction Facility or provide personal information, your transactions are encrypted for security. Encryption scrambles the information in your transaction, including your Personal Identification Number, so this information can only be viewed by BARITA.
BARITA uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology, the highest level of security on the Internet. The SSL protocol provides server authentication, data integrity, and privacy on the Web. This security measure helps ensure that no impostors, eavesdroppers, or vandals get your personal information. SSL not only encrypts your personal and financial information transmitted, including credit card information, but also verifies the identity of the server and that the original message arrives safely at its destination.
However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, BARITA cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our website, and therefore you use our site at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we use our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
How can you correct any inaccuracies in the information?
BARITA endeavours to make reasonable efforts to ensure that the information that we collect about you is current and accurate. However, you have a duty to ensure that you inform us of any changes, which invalidate the information we may have collected about you in the past.
How does BARITA deal with issues involving your Child's privacy?
This site is intended for use by persons over the age of 18. However, because BARITA allows minors to be named as joint holders of accounts, BARITA may need to collect information about children under the age of 18. Such information will generally be collected from the parents of such minors, and will be limited to details about the minor's age and address. FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF ANY DOUBT, BARITA DOES NOT AUTHORISE OR CONTEMPLATE USE OF THIS SITE BY MINORS. NO INFORMATION SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO OR POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE BY USERS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE.
BARITA encourages parents to take an active role in their children's use of the Internet, and to inform them of the potential dangers of providing information about themselves over the Internet.