HOW VAM OBTAINS INFORMATION
VAM may collect, use and disclose personal data about you, including personal data you may voluntarily disclose to VAM in any manner. VAM may receive the information from you directly or from other sources, including, but not limited to, the following:
- registration forms, enquiry forms and other forms
VAM may assume that the information provided is with your consent and can be processed by VAM as it sees fit, unless otherwise notified by you to VAM in writing.
HOW VAM USES THE INFORMATION
VAM uses the information it collects in the following ways:
- to carry out its everyday business activities and dealings with you
- to compile statistical analysis of the pages of the website visited
- to monitor and analyse its business
- to participate in crime prevention, legal and regulatory compliance
- to market and develop other products and services
HOW VAM PROTECTS THE INFORMATION
Within VAM, your data will be transmitted and stored in a protected environment. We will take all reasonable steps in order not to allow your personal data to be seen by any third parties other than those which have been engaged by VAM to provide services to you. We will only disclose your data to other third parties if compelled to do so for legal or regulatory purposes. We will not supply any information about you to anyone unless we believe it is lawful to do so.
We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable legal standards to secure your information from unauthorised access and use, alteration and destruction. We hold our employees accountable for complying with relevant policies, procedures, rules and regulations concerning the privacy and confidentiality of information.
In addition, to access some of the services, you must have a valid username and password. Data transmitted via the secure server is stored on databases, which are protected by further security measures and may only be accessed by authorised users. We have strict policies on the storing and disclosing of data to prevent unauthorised access.
VAM will not disclose any personal data it collects about you to third parties except:
- to the extent that it is required to do so by any applicable law or regulation
- where there is a duty to the public to disclose
- where VAM’s legitimate business interests require disclosure
- at your request or with your consent
VAM considers privacy, security and service to be critical in the online environment. Hence, in addition to the above listed safeguards, VAM uses a variety of proven protections to maintain the security of online sessions. Cookies and similar files may be placed on hard drives for security purposes, to facilitate website navigation and to personalise the appearance of the website.
If you register with us on the website, then your registration data will be used to determine which funds and services are available to you in accordance with your professional status and country of residence. VAM does not collect personal data relating to you from the website except when specifically and knowingly provided by you.
VAM may collect technical and navigational information, such as computer browser type, internet protocol address, pages visited and average time spent on its website. This information may be used, for example, to alert users to software compatibility issues or it may be analysed to improve the web design and its functionality.
VAM has various security provisions in place to ensure the privacy of your personal information. However, VAM accepts no responsibility or liability for the security of your data whilst in transit via the internet to us.