The information on this website is issued by Allard Partners Limited and Allard Partners Australia Pty. Limited (collectively referred to as “Allard Partners”).
Allard Partners does not seek, nor is it authorized to accept, funds from the general public or retail investors. The investment funds referred to in this website are only open to wholesale investors, including professional and sophisticated investors.
If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions, you are not permitted to access this website.
If you access or use (or attempt to use or access) this website in breach of any of the Terms and Conditions, neither Allard Partners nor any of its associates or affiliates will be liable to you for any loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage, or any loss of revenue, business profits, goodwill, data, or any opportunity) in connection with such use or access (or attempt to use or access) of this website.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
In these Terms and Conditions, references to "you" and "your" are references to any person using or accessing (or attempting to use or access) this website.
Information on this website
The information on this website is directed only at persons or entities in any jurisdiction or country where such access to information contained on this website and use of such information is not contrary to local law or regulation. Accordingly, all persons who access this website are required to inform themselves of and to comply with any such laws and regulations.
Access to Information on this website
Allard Partners restricts access to information that is set out on a password-protected restricted area of the website, which is accessible only to persons who have previously been granted a log-in name and password by Allard Partners. No other person should attempt to gain access to information on the password-protected area of the website.
It may be illegal to access or download the information contained in this website in certain countries and Allard Partners disclaims all responsibility if you access or download any information from this website in breach of any law or regulation of the country in which you are residing.
Information relating to any investment funds or other financial products referred to on this website is only directed at persons who are wholesale investors. It is the eligible investor’s responsibility to read the offering documentation of the relevant fund or product and by making an application each investor will be deemed to represent that he has read and understood the applicable documentation and agree to be bound by its contents. Please contact Allard Partners if you require any further information on your status.
The information on this website is provided solely on the basis that you make your own investment decisions and does not constitute a personal recommendation or investment advice.
Risk of Investment
Past performance may not be repeated and should not be seen as a guide to future performance. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested. Because of this, you are not certain to make a profit on your investments and you may lose money. You should read carefully the offering documentation, including the risk disclosures therein, of the relevant investment fund or product.
Accuracy of Information
The information contained on this website (including any expression of opinion or forecast) has been obtained from, or is based on, sources believed by Allard Partners to be reliable, but is not guaranteed as to its accuracy or completeness. Such information is provided without obligation on the part of Allard Partners and its associated companies and on the understanding that any person who acts upon it or changes his investment position in reliance on it does so entirely at his own risk. Information posted on this website is current only as at the date it is first posted and may no longer be true or complete when viewed by you. All information contained on this website may be changed or amended without prior notice although Allard Partners does not undertake to update this website regularly. No representation, warranty or undertaking is given as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on this website by Allard Partners or any of its associated companies and no liability is accepted by such persons for the accuracy or completeness of such information. In no event will Allard Partners or any of its associated companies be liable to any person for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages arising out of any use of the information contained on this website, or on any other hyper-linked website, including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or data on your equipment, or otherwise, even if Allard Partners is expressly advised of the possibility or likelihood of such damages.
You should be aware that the Internet is not a completely reliable transmission medium. Allard Partners does not accept any liability for any data transmission errors such as data loss or damage or alteration of any kind, including, but not limited to any direct, indirect or consequential damage, arising out of the use of the products or services referred to herein.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Allard Partners, its affiliates and licensors, and the officers, partners, employees, and agents of Allard Partners and its affiliates and licensors, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, or expenses, including legal fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of this website.
Allard Partners and its partners, officers and/or employees may have holdings in the investment funds referred to on this website and may otherwise be interested in transactions that you effect in those funds.
This website may be linked to third party websites or contain information provided by third parties. Allard Partners does not make any representation as to the accuracy or completeness of such websites or information, has not and will not review or update such websites or information, and cautions browsers that any use made of such websites or information is at their own risk. Allard Partners does not accept any liability arising out of the information contained on any linked website or information on this website provided by a third party and the use of such websites and information is at your own risk.
Copyright, Trademarks and Other Rights
Copyright, trademarks, database rights, patents and all similar rights in this website and the information contained in it are owned by Allard Partners, its licensors or relevant third party content providers. You may use the information on this website and reproduce it in hard copy for your personal reference only. Such information may not otherwise be reproduced, distributed or transmitted to any other person or incorporated in any way into another database, document or other materials. Nothing on this website should be considered as granting any license or right under any trademark of Allard Partners or any third party.
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Personal Information Protection
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About Allard Partners
Allard Partners Limited and Allard Partners Australia Pty Limited (individually and collectively referred to as “Allard Partners”) offer a range of financial services including the provision of fund management services and investment advice.
What is this policy about?
Allard Partners recognises the importance of ensuring that its clients have confidence in the way Allard Partners handles personal information.
This document sets out the policy of Allard Partners for handling personal information and has been prepared to:
1. provide Allard Partners representatives with information about what they can do with personal information collected from clients; and
2. provide clients and prospective clients with information about what Allard Partners can do with their personal information.
What is personal information?
Personal information is any information or opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable, whether the information or opinion is true or not and whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not.
What kinds of personal information do we collect and hold about you?
Allard Partners collects personal information that is reasonably necessary for one or more of its functions or activities in connection with fund management services and investment advice. If Allard Partners is unable to collect such personal information from or about an individual, it may not be able to do business with that individual or the organisation with which the individual is connected.
Allard Partners is subject to certain legislative and regulatory requirements which necessitate that it obtains and holds detailed information which personally identifies clients and may contain information or an opinion about our clients. The types of personal information which are collected from our clients, prospective clients and suppliers (including employees of our clients, prospective clients or suppliers) include name, address, other contact / identification details, bank account details as well as information about products and services which those individuals request from Allard Partners from time to time, and may also include information pertaining to a client’s or prospective clients’ financial circumstances including income and net assets (to confirm that person is a wholesale client or professional investor, as applicable) (collectively, “Personal Information”).
We do not collect sensitive information from our clients unless required by law.
How is Personal Information collected?
Generally collection of Personal Information will be effected in a face-to-face interview, over the telephone, by way of an application form or other client establishment documentation, through the Allard Partners website, or other means of communication including email correspondence. From time to time additional and/or updated Personal Information may be collected through one or more of those methods.
Sometimes, Personal Information is collected from other people or organisations. For example, information about a director of a corporate customer may be obtained from a public record relating to the company. Allard Partners may also collect Personal Information from its suppliers in order to complete business transactions and purchase products and services.
What does Allard Partners use your Personal Information for?
Allard Partners will only collect, maintain and use the Personal Information it holds for the purposes as set out herein, including:
- providing financial services, advice and/or making financial product recommendations;
- providing client support, responding to inquiries and requests for product information;
- arranging financial product transactions and processing dealings on behalf of clients;
- performing any necessary anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing and know-your-client-checks;
- sending investor communications, such as mailing of notices and financial reports;
- complying with legal and regulatory obligations, as well as internal procedures (e.g. data / client verification, record keeping etc.);
- protecting our rights and property;
and all matters necessary or incidental to the above. In addition to the above, please refer to “Use and disclosure of your Personal Information for direct marketing” below regarding the use of your Personal Information in direct marketing.
To whom does Allard Partners disclose your Personal Information?
Allard Partners may also share the Personal Information, to the extent necessary in connection with fund management services and investment advice, with its affiliates and external service providers, any investment funds managed by Allard Partners or its affiliates, including any broker, counterparty, custodian, registrar, administrator, accountants, lawyers, financial advisers (including their employees, officers, directors or agents) (collectively, the “External Service Providers”).
For example, Allard Partners may disclose clients’ Personal Information to the External Service Providers for the following purposes in order to provide you with the requested services:
(a) execution, clearing and settlement of financial product transactions;
(b) registration and/or changes to investor details;
(c) accounting for financial products transactions;
(d) causing statutory audits to be conducted as required by law;
(e) maintenance and service of our information technology systems; or
(f) in the course of reviews by external consultants.
Allard Partners may disclose the Personal Information to third parties in order to verify the Personal Information in connection with the above mentioned services.
Allard Partners may also disclose the Personal Information to potential purchasers of Allard Partners or its affiliates solely for the purpose of conducting due diligence relating to such purchase.
Allard Partners has a related company, Allard Partners Management Limited, which is registered in the Cayman Islands. Subject to the Privacy Ordinance and the Privacy Act, Allard Partners may share the personal information which it holds with its related company, unless you request otherwise. If our related company is entitled to use that personal information, it will only do so for the purposes for which the personal information was collected by Allard Partners unless otherwise required by law.
Sometimes, the law requires Allard Partners to collect and disclose Personal Information. For example, Allard Partners Australia Pty Limited is required under the Corporations Act to make certain information available for inspection by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission on request to ensure ongoing compliance with licensing and regulatory requirements. Similarly, Allard Partners Limited is required under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571) to make certain information available for inspection by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission on request to ensure ongoing compliance with licensing and regulatory requirements. Information may also be disclosed to a court in response to a subpoena or to a Government agency such as the Australian Taxation Office or the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department on receipt of a direction issued under relevant taxation laws.
Where a client nominates someone to act on his or her behalf, Allard Partners will only provide Personal Information to that person, for example, the client's accountant or financial adviser, with the client’s permission or in accordance with the client’s instructions.
Allard Partners will not use or disclose the Personal Information collected for any purpose other than those set out herein unless the client or prospective client has been informed and has consented to such use or disclosure or otherwise as required by law.
Use and disclosure of your Personal Information for direct marketing
We may also use your personal information to keep you informed about the financial products and services offered by us. We may not use your personal information for direct marketing purposes unless we have received your prior consent for this purpose. You can opt out of receiving direct marketing information from us at any time by contacting us (see our contact details below).
Security and accuracy of Personal Information
Allard Partners will take all reasonable precautions and exercise all due diligence to ensure that all Personal Information we collect or use is:
- accurate, complete and up-to-date;
- stored in a secure environment;
- protected against unauthorized or accidental access, processing, erasure or other use;
- accessed only by authorised personnel for permitted purposes; and
- not kept for longer than is necessary.
Some of the entities we share your information with may be located in, or have operations in, countries other than your country of residence. The countries to which your personal information could be sent are currently Australia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States of America. In such cases Allard Partners will endeavour to ensure that there are adequate levels of protection for your Personal Information taking into account applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
If your details change, we ask that you advise us of the change as soon as possible by writing to the Compliance Officer (see contact details below) in order that we may maintain accurate records.
Allard Partners has implemented procedures and installed equipment to safeguard the security and confidentiality of any Personal Information collected via our website. We continually review these arrangements to ensure that we are doing all that is reasonably and technically feasible at the time to protect your Personal Information, although because of the nature of the internet, we cannot guarantee that it is totally protected from hackers or misuse.
Access to Personal Information
For residents of Hong Kong- You are entitled to request access to and correction of most Personal Information Allard Partners holds about you (subject to the exceptions listed below), by contacting us at:
The Compliance Officer
Allard Partners Limited
Suite 3208-09, 32/F Alexandra House
18 Chater Road, Central
Tel: +852 2526 9168
Fax: +852 2869 9087
For non-Hong Kong residents (including Australian residents) - You are entitled to request access to and correction of most Personal Information Allard Partners holds about you (subject to the exceptions listed below), by contacting us at:
The Compliance Officer
Allard Partners Limited
Suite 3208-09, 32/F Alexandra House
18 Chater Road, Central
Tel: +852 2526 9168
Fax: +852 2869 9087
The Compliance Officer
Allard Partners Australia Pty Limited
Suite 1203, Level 12, Royal Exchange Building
56 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Tel: +61 (2) 9247 7888
Fax: +61 (2) 9251 2566
Where you request access to your Personal Information, to the extent permitted by the Privacy Ordinance or Privacy Act (as applicable), Allard Partners may charge you a reasonable fee for giving access to the information.
Subject to the requirements under the applicable laws, Allard Partners may not provide you with access to your Personal Information if:
(a) we reasonably believe that providing access would pose a serious threat to the life, health or safety of a person or to public health or public safety;
(b) providing access would have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of other individuals;
(c) the request for access is frivolous or vexatious;
(d) the information is related to existing or anticipated legal proceedings between us and you and would not be discoverable in those proceedings;
(e) providing access would reveal our intentions in relation to negotiations with you in such a way as to prejudice those negotiations;
(f) providing access would be unlawful;
(g) denying access is required or authorised by or under law or court/tribunal order;
(h) we have reason to suspect that unlawful activity or serious misconduct relating to our functions or activities has been, is being or may be engaged in and giving access would be likely to prejudice the taking of appropriate action in relation to that activity or misconduct;
(i) providing access would be likely to prejudice enforcement related activities conducted by or on behalf of an enforcement body; or
(j) providing access would reveal any evaluative information generated by us in connection with a commercially sensitive decision-making process.
In the event Allard Partners refuses you access to your Personal Information, we will provide reasons for making this decision.
If you believe that the privacy of your Personal Information has been compromised, you are entitled to complain. Complaints can be made by contacting the person you were dealing with or by contacting us on the above numbers or at the above addresses. We will respond to complaints as soon as possible.
It is our intention to use our best endeavours to resolve any complaint to your satisfaction. However, if you are unhappy with our response, you are entitled to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong or the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (as applicable) who may investigate your complaint further.
If you would like more information about Allard Partners’ approach to privacy, you are encouraged to contact us on the above numbers or at the above addresses.