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    Privacy Policy


    Protecting clients’ privacy is very important to us. To ensure our compliance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act) and as part of our commitment to ensuring the safety of our clients’ private and confidential information, we have established and implemented this Privacy Policy (the Policy).

    The Privacy Act requires that ETF Investments Australia Pty Ltd trading as eInvest Australia (eInvest) and Perennial Investment Management Limited (PIML) handle your personal information in accordance with a set of Australian principles, known as the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), which regulate the collection, use, correction, disclosure and transfer of personal information about individuals by organisations in the private sector.


    The Policy explains our policies and practices with respect to the collection, use and management of your personal information and our approach to the APPs.


    eInvest Australia has outsourced its Privacy Policy to PIML. eInvest Australia, PIML, its subsidiaries and associates are referred to in the Policy as “eInvest”, “PIML”, “us”, “our”, or “we”.


    What information do we collect?

    We will collect and hold your personal information for the purposes of:

    • providing advice, products and services to you
    • managing and administering the products and services
    • letting you know about our other products and services.

    The type of information collected from you includes information that is necessary to operate your account or for us to provide advice to you. We may ask you to provide personal information such as your:

    • name
    • e-mail address
    • residential and/or postal address
    • date of birth
    • telephone number
    • occupation
    • bank account details
    • financial details
    • employer
    • tax file number (TFN).

    This information is collected from application forms you have completed, your use of our online facilities or through ongoing communications with you.

    We will not solicit any personal information about you except where you have knowingly provided that information to us or we believe you have authorised a third party to provide that information to us. Third parties that we may need to collect information from include your financial adviser, product issuer, employer, accountant or solicitor.

    We will inform you of any legal requirements for us to ask for information about you and the consequences of not giving us that requested information. For example, in addition to the personal information we will obtain from you, whenever you acquire a new product or service from us, we will require documents evidencing your identity. Such evidence may include a certified copy of your driver’s licence, passport or birth certificate.

    What if you do not give us the information we request?

    You are not obligated to give us the information that we request. However, if you do not give us the information that we ask for, or the information you give is not complete or accurate, this may:

    • prevent or delay the processing of your application or
    • prevent us from contacting you
    • impact the taxation treatment of your account.

    For example, we are required to ask for your TFN when you become a member of one of our registered schemes. If you choose to not give us your TFN, you may be subject to higher tax charges on your investment.

    Use of information

    How do we use the information that we collect from you?

    We use your personal information for the purpose for which it has been obtained. We collect your personal information so that we are able to act on your request, such as to:

    • establish and manage your investments and accounts
    • implement your investment instructions
    • report the investment performance of your account
    • keep you up to date on other products and services offered by us.

    Who do we give your information to?

    We may provide your information to other related companies within Perennial Group or external parties. Where personal information is disclosed, there are strict controls in place to ensure information is held, used and disclosed in accordance with the APPs.

    The types of external organisations to which we may disclose your personal information include:

    • organisations involved in providing, managing or administering our products or services such as actuaries, custodians, external dispute resolution services, insurers, investment managers, or mail houses
    • your financial adviser
    • funds (administrators or trustees) to which your investment is to be transferred
    • financial institutions that hold accounts for you

    Like other financial services companies, there are situations where we may also disclose your personal information where it is:

    • required by law (such as to the Australian Taxation Office or pursuant to a court order)
    • authorised by law (such as where we are obliged to disclose information in the public interest or to protect our interests)
    • necessary in discharging obligations (such as to foreign governments for the purposes of foreign taxation)
    • required to assist in law enforcement (such as to a police force).

    We may also disclose your information if you give your consent.

    Will my information be disclosed overseas?

    We may disclose your personal information to our related companies within Australia (and, only if necessary to provide your services to you, New Zealand).

    Otherwise, it is unlikely that we will disclose your personal information overseas.  A few of our subsidiaries or associates use offshore outsourcing services (the individual privacy policy of those entities lists any country where an overseas disclosure is likely). Any overseas disclosure does not affect our commitment to safeguarding personal information we collect and we will take reasonable steps to ensure overseas recipients comply with the APPs.

    Access and correction of information

    Can I access my information and what if it is incorrect?

    You may request access to the personal information we hold about you. We may charge a reasonable fee to cover our costs.

    There may be circumstances where we are unable to give you access to the information that you have requested. If this is the case we will inform you and explain the reasons why.

    We will take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we collect, hold, use or disclose is accurate, complete, up to date, relevant and not misleading.

    You have a right to ask us to correct any information we hold about you if you believe it is inaccurate, incomplete, out of date, irrelevant or is misleading. If we do not agree with the corrections you have supplied and refuse to correct the personal information, we are required to give you a written notice to that effect and a statement if requested.

    If you wish to access or correct your personal information, you may contact us through our offices or by writing to the Privacy Officer, whose contact details are set out in the ‘How do I contact the Privacy Officer or Client Services’ section below.


    Here at Perennial Partners Limited (Perennial, Us, Our, We), Our ‘client first’ culture underpins everything that We do and any feedback is extremely important and valued.

    Perennial believes in creating and maintaining a powerful alignment with Our clients and remains committed to putting our clients’ interests first and providing the best service possible. Should you at any time feel dissatisfied with a service provided by Us, we strongly encourage you to contact Us so we can try and resolve any complaints or issues.

    A Complaints Manager has been appointed by Perennial to manage any client or investor complaints.

    How to make a complaint

    You can make your complaint in writing (letter, email or online) or by telephone or in person.

    Please contact our Complaints Manager using any of the following methods:

    Phone: 02 8274 2748

    Email: [email protected]

    Mail: Perennial Partners Limited, Level 27, 88 Phillip Street Sydney, NSW 2000

    Please provide full contact details (including your account name and number) to enable Us to respond to you quickly.

    Please provide as much detail as possible regarding the nature of your complaint together with any supporting documentation.

    Should you need assistance with making a complaint, We are happy to accept complaints from a nominated representative who can act on your behalf such as a friend or family member.

    We will:

    • acknowledge your complaint either verbally or in writing within one business day, or as soon as practicable;
    • investigate your complaint, confirm what went wrong and consider the most effective course of resolution; and
    • provide you with a final written response setting out Perennial’s proposed remedy as soon as possible, but in any event within thirty (30) days of receiving your complaint.

    Please note that we will generally not provide you with a written response where We have resolved your complaint to your satisfaction within five (5) business days of receiving it and where you have not requested a response in writing.

    Keeping you informed

    If, for reasons beyond Our control, we are unable to provide you with a final written response within thirty (30) days, We will let you know the reasons for the delay and your right to complain to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (please see these details below).

    Lodging a complaint with AFCA

    Perennial is a member of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA).

    If you believe that Perennial has not resolved your complaint to your satisfaction, you can lodge a complaint with AFCA. AFCA provides fair and independent financial services complaint resolution that is free to consumers.

    Please refer to the below website and contact details for further information on how to lodge a complaint with AFCA.


    Email: [email protected]

    Telephone: 1800 931 678 (free call)

    In writing to: Australian Financial Complaints Authority, GPO Box 3, Melbourne VIC 3001

    Protection of the personal and sensitive information that we hold

    How do we protect the security of your information?

    We have security systems, practices and procedures in place to safeguard your privacy. We may use cloud storage or third party servers to store the personal information we hold about you. These services are subject to regular audit and the people who handle your personal information have the training, knowledge, skills and commitment to protect it from unauthorised access or misuse.

    If you use the secure adviser, member or employer sections of our websites, we will verify your identity by your username and password.  Once verified, you will have access to secured content.

    Risks of using the internet

    You should note that there are inherent security risks in transmitting information through the internet. You should assess these potential risks when deciding whether to use our online services. If you do not wish to transmit information through our website, there are other ways in which you can provide this information to us. You can, for example, contact our Client Services team. Refer below for Client Services contact details.


    A “cookie” is a small text file that may be placed on a computer by a web server. Our websites may use cookies which may enable us to identify you or your browser while you are using our site. These cookies may be permanently stored on a computer or are temporary session cookies. They are used for a variety of purposes, including security and personalisation of services. They are frequently used on websites and you can choose if and how a cookie will be accepted by configuring your preferences and options in your browser.

    All browsers allow you to be notified when you receive a cookie and you may elect to either accept it or not. If you wish not to accept a cookie, this may impact the effectiveness of the website. Your internet service provider or other IT service provider should be able to assist you with setting your preferences.


    How long do we retain your personal information?

    We are required by law to retain certain records of information for varying lengths of time and, in certain circumstances, permanently. Where your information is not required to be retained under law, we will take reasonable steps to irrevocably destroy or de-identify your personal information when it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected.

    How do I contact the Privacy Officer?

    You can contact the Privacy Officer by:

    Mail:              The Privacy Officer


    PO Box R1709


    Or by email:  [email protected]

    eInvest Client Services

    eInvest can be contacted by calling 1300 088 660 (within Australia) or +61 3 8623 4202 (outside Australia) or by email: [email protected]