GTL hold our clients in high esteem, which is why therefore we deem it pertinent to share with you our Services to keep your personal information safe and secure. This applies to all products and services offered by GTL and its subsidiaries or affiliated companies.
This Policy explains what ‘GTL’ does to keep information about you private and secure.
This Policy is not applicable to partnerships, corporations, trusts or other non-individual clients or account holders, nor is this Policy applicable to individuals who are either beneficiaries of a trust for which we serve as trustee or participants in an employee benefit plan administered or advised by us. This Policy is, however, applicable to individuals who choose us as custodian of securities or assets in their individual retirement accounts.
We protect client information
We have the obligation of protecting the privacy and confidentiality of any client information very strongly .In this regards, we maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable legal standards to store and secure client information from unauthorized access use, alteration and destruction. Our policies and procedures have been developed to protect the confidentiality of client information and to help achieve compliance with relevant rules and regulations. In view of the above, we hold our employees accountable for complying with those policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
We endeavor to collect, use and maintain client information only for appropriate purposes.
We limit the collection, use and retention of client information to what we reasonably believe will help us deliver superior service, administer our business, manage our risks, market our services and products, and to meet applicable laws and regulations.
We share client information with affiliates and others if it will enhance our product and service delivery to our clients or for legal and routine business reasons.
We share client information among our affiliates and business units when we believe it will enhance the services we can provide to clients, but only in circumstances where such sharing conforms to law, any applicable confidentiality agreements, our policies and practices, or where a client has consented to such sharing.
We may disclose information we have about clients as permitted by law. For example, we may share information with regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials who have jurisdiction over us or if we are required to do so by applicable law and to provide information to protect against fraud.
From time to time, we enter into agreements with other companies to provide services to us or make services and products available to clients. Under these agreements, the companies may receive information about clients, but they must safeguard this information and they may only use it for those purposes that we specify.
We provide clients with relevant and appropriate choices regarding the sharing of information with our affiliates and others.
We will give clients an opportunity to exercise their discretion on permission regarding the sharing of information with affiliates and third parties in accordance with applicable law and their agreements with us.
Please read this important information about procedures for opening a new account.
- To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account.
- What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth (for individuals), and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.
- Please note that ‘GTL’ may amend this Policy at any time, and will inform our clients of any change to the Policy as required by law.
Online Security Tips
While Greenwich Trust Limited is committed to ensuring the highest standard of security on our systems; the end-user also plays an important role to ensure adequate protection when using the internet. The following security best practices are recommended:
- Install anti-virus, anti-spyware and other internet security software on your PC. Use it regularly and keep it up-to-date.
- Take advantage of your PC's security features. Make sure your browser uses the strongest encryption available and be aware of the encryption levels of the sites and applications you use.
- Regularly update your PC's operating system and Web browser software with the vendor's software patches and updates to protect your PC against known vulnerabilities.
- Do what you can to prevent unauthorized people from using your PC.
- Change your passwords often. Be sure to choose passwords that are hard for others to guess.
- If you notice suspicious activity in your accounts, report it immediately to the appropriate parties.
- Do not download or open any attachments sent to you by unsolicited email. Once opened, these programs may contain malicious programs that can compromise your PC's security.
- Be on the alert for phishing scams. Access Web sites by typing the Web addresses directly into your Web browser or by using Web addresses you have bookmarked, instead of via embedded links in unsolicited emails.