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Twice a year, we’re legally required to send you a Short Report of the Investment Company with Variable Capital (ICVC) that you invest in, which contains details of fund activity during the reporting period. Short Reports are important because not only do they keep you up-to-date with the fund’s activity and the fund manager’s opinion, but they also contain important information regarding changes to how the funds operates that you need to know about. However, you should note that it’s completely different from your personal statement, which tells you the value of your investment and will continue to be sent to you in the usual way. The good news is that you don’t have to receive paper copies of these Short Reports. If you’d prefer, we can email you to let you know that they’re available on our website.

To help save paper and take advantage of our new facility, simply register below. We’ll then be able to email you when your relevant OEIC and ISA Short Reports are available on our website. By registering for this service you accept that we will email you a link to your Short Report twice a year. To register all we’ll need is a valid email address and your OEIC or ISA account number(s).

Don’t worry if you don’t register, we’ll continue to send your Short Reports in the normal way.

IMPORTANT NOTES

Data Protection Notice

Your information will be held by Scottish Widows which is part of the Lloyds Banking Group. More information on the Lloyds Banking Group can be found at www.lloydsbankinggroup.com.

We may ask you to provide physical forms of identity verification when you open your investment or plan. Alternatively, we may search credit reference agency files in assessing your application. The agency also gives us other details and information from the Electoral Register to verify your identity. The agency keeps a record of our search, whether or not your application proceeds. Our search is not seen or used by lenders to assess your ability to obtain credit.

We will share your personal information from your application with fraud prevention agencies. If necessary a copy of the application form and any other supporting information may be given to a reassurance company who will share the risk with us. If false or inaccurate information is provided and fraud is identified, details of this fraud will be passed to these agencies to prevent fraud and money laundering. Further details explaining how information held by the fraud prevention agencies may be used can be obtained by reading the privacy notice at www.scottishwidows.co.uk/legalprivacy

If you make a claim, any information you give to us, may be put onto a register of claims and shared with other insurers to prevent fraudulent claims.

Your personal information will be shared within the Lloyds Banking Group so that we and any other companies in our Group can look after your relationship with us. By sharing this information it enables us to better understand your needs and provide products in the efficient way that you expect.

Any information which you have provided relating to your health or lifestyle is required for underwriting purposes and is defined as ‘sensitive data’ by the Data Protection Act 1998. This information will be held securely with access limited to those who need to see it.

It is important that you understand how the personal information you give us will be used. Therefore, we strongly advise that you read our Privacy Statement, which you can find at www.scottishwidows.co.uk/legalprivacy or you can ask us for a copy.