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Steps Fidelity is taking:

To protect your information and assets, Fidelity employs extensive physical, electronic, and procedural security controls, regularly adapting them as technology and threats evolve.

To block unauthorised access, all our computer systems are protected by firewalls, and electronic barriers that prevent unauthorised access to our networks.

Fidelity employs strong methods of encryption to protect all online activity involving personal or sensitive information between your computer and Fidelity's systems.

Three steps you need to take:

1. Secure your home PC

Keeping your personal computer up-to-date with security software is the primary step in protecting your personal information and maintaining online security. The following security features are recommended for every personal computer:
• Up-to-date anti-virus software
• Up-to-date anti-spyware software 
• A personal firewall 
• Security updates, installed regularly

2. Minimise your risks online

Minimising your exposure to online risks goes a long way to help protect the security of your personal information and home computer. Here are some important tips:
• Protect yourself from the online scam "Phishing" 
• Don't email personal or financial data 
• Exercise caution with wireless technology

3. Protect yourself from identity theft

Identity theft occurs when someone uses your name, date of birth, address, identification number, bank or credit card account numbers, or other personal information without your knowledge or permission to gain access to or take control of existing financial accounts or credit.

As with any crime, you cannot control whether you will become a victim, however, you can minimise the risk by managing your personal information wisely and cautiously. Here are some important tips: 

• Protect your passwords 
• Monitor your financial statements 
• Check your credit rating regularly with your regional credit reporting agency 
• Know the warning signs of identity theft 
• Act quickly if you suspect your identity has been stolen

 

This website is intended to provide general information only and has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider these matters before acting on the information and consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement for any product named on this website before making an investment decision.

© 2017 FIL Responsible Entity (Australia) Limited ABN 33 148 059 009, AFSL No. 409340.
Fidelity, Fidelity International and the Fidelity International logo and F symbol are trademarks of FIL limited.

This document is issued by FIL Responsible Entity (Australia) Limited ABN 33 148 059 009, AFSL No. 409340 ("Fidelity Australia"). Fidelity Australia is a member of the FIL Limited group of companies commonly known as Fidelity International. Prior to making an investment decision retail investors should seek advice from their financial adviser. Please remember past performance is not a guide to the future. Investors should also obtain and consider the Product Disclosure Statements ("PDS") for the fund mentioned in this document. The PDS is available on www.fidelity.com.au or can be obtained by contacting Fidelity Australia on 1800 119 270. This document has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider such matters before acting on the information contained in this document. This document may include general commentary on market activity, industry or sector trends or other broad based economic or political conditions which should not be construed as investment advice. Information stated herein about specific securities is subject to change. Any reference to specific securities should not be construed as a recommendation to buy, sell or hold these securities. While the information contained in this document has been prepared with reasonable care no responsibility or liability is accepted for any errors or omissions or misstatements however caused. The document may not be reproduced or transmitted without prior written permission of Fidelity Australia. The issuer of Fidelity funds is FIL Responsible Entity (Australia) Limited ABN 33 148 059 009. References to ($) are in Australian dollars unless stated otherwise. © 2017 FIL Responsible Entity (Australia) Limited. Fidelity, Fidelity International, and the Fidelity International logo and F symbol are trademarks of FIL Limited.