Privacy Policy - J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

JPMORGAN FUNDS (ASIA) LIMITED ("JPMFAL") is fully committed to protecting the privacy interests of individuals who provide us with information about themselves and to complying with the requirements of the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (the "Ordinance"). In doing so, we instruct our staff to comply with strict internal standards of security and confidentiality.

THE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION ("PI Information") which we collect at the web site may comprise any or all of the following:
  1. the IP address of the visitor's personal computer; and
  2. certain personal details of the visitor (these may for instance include his/her name; age; sex; profession); contact details; whether the visitor holds any funds offered or distributed by JPMFAL and wishes to receive information and if so, what kind of information. This PI information, when collected, is not electronically encrypted.
Apart from any security passcode, PI information collected at the web site is not electronically encrypted.

PI INFORMATION RECEIVED BY JPMFAL MAY BE USED BY JPMFAL and/or any of JPMFAL's holding companies, subsidiaries or associated companies, within or outside Hong Kong, for customer administration purposes and in this connection, JPMFAL may transfer or disclose that information to any of those other companies or any agents or third parties which may provide services to JPMFAL, within or outside Hong Kong. JPMFAL will cease to use your PI Information for direct marketing purposes if you request us to do so.

JPMFAL'S POLICY IS GENERALLY TO RETAIN PI INFORMATION concerning its individual clients for a minimum period of seven years after a person ceases to be a client and to erase or destroy it after the expiration of that period. PI Information concerning an individual which is collected at a time when that individual is not a client is erased or destroyed when that PI Information is no longer required for the purpose, including any directly related purpose, for which that information was used.

JPMFAL'S POLICY IS TO RESTRICT ACCESS TO PI INFORMATION concerning individuals to employees and agents who have a need to use that information and who have been instructed to handle such information properly and observe confidentiality.

AN INDIVIDUAL OR ANOTHER PERSON PERMITTED UNDER THE ORDINANCE on his/her behalf has the right to be informed by JPMFAL whether it holds PI Information about that individual and to request access to and/or correction of any such PI Information. Any such request may be made to the Data Protection Officer, The Data Protection Officer, JPMorgan Funds (Asia) Limited, 21st Floor, Chater House, 8 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong (Telephone: (852) 2265 1188 / Fax: (852) 2868 5013).  In order to deal with any such request, we will require evidence from you that you are the individual in respect of whom the request is made or a person permitted under the Ordinance to make the request on that individual's behalf. We will deal with any such request as soon as possible but in any event within the 40 days maximum period set by the Ordinance.

Cookie Policy

IMPORTANT NOTICE: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE: This policy explains how cookies are used on this website. The policy may be amended from time to time. When we do, we will let you know by appropriate means such as by posting the revised policy on this page with a new “Last Updated” date. By using this site you agree to the placement of cookies on your computer in accordance with the terms of this policy. If you do not wish to accept cookies from this site please either disable cookies or refrain from using this site.

1.            What are Cookies?

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can recognise you when you revisit and remember certain information about you. This can include which pages you have visited, choices you have made from menus, any specific information you have entered into forms and the time and date of your visit.

2.            Types of Cookies

There are two main types of cookies:

o             Session cookies: these are temporary cookies that expire at the end of a browser session; that is, when you leave the site. Session cookies allow the website to recognise you as you navigate between pages during a single browser session and allow you to use the website most efficiently. For example, session cookies enable a website to remember that a user has placed items in an online shopping basket.

o             Persistent cookies: : in contrast to session cookies, persistent cookies are stored on your equipment between browsing sessions until expiry or deletion. They therefore enable the website to "recognise" you on your return, remember your preferences, and tailor services to you.

In addition to session cookies and persistent cookies, there may be other cookies which are set by the website which you have chosen to visit, such as this website, in order to provide us or third parties with information.

3.            Our use of Cookies

We currently use, and may use in the future, the following types of cookies on this website.

We use session cookies to:

o             help us maintain security and verify your details whilst you use the website as you navigate from page to page, which enables you to avoid having to re-enter your details each time you enter a new page.

We use persistent cookies to:

o             help us recognise you as a unique user when you return to our website so that you do not have to input your details multiple times as you move between our pages or services

o             remember how you have customised your use of this site, such as your preferred currency and time zone

o             collect and compile anonymous, aggregated information for statistical and evaluation purposes to help us understand how users use the website and help us improve the structure of our website.

Many cookies are designed to give you optimal usage of the web. For example, we use cookies to enable you to improve your user experience when using our website, e.g. a cookie which recognises if your browser supports specific technology features. This helps, for example, in enabling web pages to be loaded more quickly when you request the download of a large file.

In addition to cookies which send information to us, we also use cookies which collect information and send it to third parties. An example of this is Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics to help collect and compile information like the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Visit Google's site for an overview of privacy at Google and information on how to opt out of the Google Analytics cookie. Where this site allows such cookies to be set or you access other websites from this site using the links provided, the operators of these websites will use cookies in accordance with their own cookies policy, which may differ from ours.

As with first party cookies, you are able to block third party cookies through your browser settings.

Some of our cookies may collect and store your personal information, such as your name or email address. We are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy and will ensure that all personal information collected by us is kept and treated in accordance with our privacy policy. A link to this policy is available within the footer of this portal.

4.            Refusing Cookies on this Site

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. However, you have the ability to disable cookies if you wish, generally through changing your internet software browsing settings. It may also be possible to configure your browser settings to enable acceptance of specific cookies or to notify you each time a new cookie is about to be stored on your computer enabling you to decide whether to accept or reject the cookie. To manage your use of cookies there are various resources available to you, for example the “Help” section on your browser may assist you. You can also disable or delete the stored data used by technology similar to cookies, such as Local Shared Objects or Flash cookies, by managing your browser’s “add-on settings” or visiting the website of its manufacturer. As our cookies allow you to access some of our website’s features we recommend that you leave cookies enabled. Otherwise, if cookies are disabled, it may mean that you experience reduced functionality or will be prevented from using this site altogether.