Tutman Privacy Notice


This notice sets out how TUTMAN and the Administrator will process personal information (as Data Controllers)

This Privacy Notice explains what personal data (information) we hold about you, how we collect it, and how we use and may share information about you. We are required to notify you of this information under data protection legislation. Please ensure that you read this notice and any other similar notice we may provide to you from time to time when we collect or process personal information about you.

Who collects the information?

Thesis Unit Trust Management Limited and TUTMAN LLP (trading as “TUTMAN”) are data controllers and gather and use certain information about you in their capacity as authorised corporate director of funds that are open-ended investment companies and as the manager of authorised unit trusts (together “Funds”). At the date of this Privacy Notice, TUTMAN has appointed a number of third parties as registrar, fund accountant and transfer agents to the Funds, as set out in each Fund’s prospectus (the “Administrator”). 

What information do we collect about you?

We collect your name, address (including proof of name and address), signature, photo identification, personal and work contact details (email address and phone numbers), job title and employer name, nationality/dual nationality, citizenship, tax residency, date of birth, passport details, national insurance number and other tax details, adviser details (where relevant), investment details, banking details, family connections,  source of funds, details of any complaints made, data received from due diligence investigations (such as anti-money laundering, politically exposed persons and sanctions checks), fraud enquiries, recordings of telephone conversations and electronic communications with our staff and information about your mental health where a power of attorney is provided.

How do we collect the information about you?

Where your details are provided to TUTMAN as a consequence of your investment in any of the Funds, then TUTMAN, acting as a data controller may itself, or through the Administrator, process your personal information if you are an individual investor or that of your directors, officers, employees and/or beneficial owners where you are an institutional investor.  When processing your personal information, there may also be times where the Administrator will act as an independent data controller in respect of your personal information.  For the avoidance of doubt, the Administrator will not at any time be acting as a joint controller with the Fund.  In connection with this, please note the following:

Purposes of Processing and Legal Basis for Processing

Your personal data may be processed by TUTMAN or the Administrator (or any of their affiliates, agents, employees, delegates or sub-contractors) for the following purposes:

  • to facilitate the opening of your account with the Fund, the management and administration of your holdings in that Fund and any related account on an on-going basis (the “Services”) which are necessary for the performance of your investment in the Fund, including without limitation the processing of redemption, conversion, transfer and additional subscription requests and the payment of distributions;
  • in order to carry out anti-money laundering checks and related actions which TUTMAN considers appropriate to meet any legal obligations imposed on TUTMAN relating to, or the processing in the public interest or to pursue TUTMAN’s legitimate interests in relation to, the prevention of fraud, money laundering, terrorist financing, bribery, corruption, tax evasion and to prevent the provision of financial and other services to persons who may be subject to economic or trade sanctions, on an on-going basis (collectively “AML checks”), in accordance with TUTMAN and the Administrator's anti-money laundering procedures;
  • to report tax related information to tax authorities in order to comply with a legal obligation;
  • to monitor and record telephone calls and electronic communications for (i) processing and verification of instructions, (ii) investigation and fraud prevention purposes, (iii) for crime detection, prevention, investigation and prosecution, (iv) to enforce or defend the Fund, TUTMAN and/or its affiliates, itself or through third parties to whom it delegates such responsibilities or rights in order to comply with any legal obligation imposed on TUTMAN, (v) to pursue the Fund or TUTMAN’s legitimate interests in relation to such matters; or (vi) where the processing is in the public interest;
  • to disclose information to other third parties such as service providers of the Fund appointed by TUTMAN, auditors, regulatory authorities and technology providers in order to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation imposed on the Fund, TUTMAN or the Administrator or in order to pursue the legitimate interests of the Fund, TUTMAN or the Administrator;
  • to monitor and record telephone calls for quality, business analysis, training and related purposes in order to pursue the legitimate interests of the Fund, TUTMAN or the Administrator to improve their service delivery;
  • to update and maintain records and carry out fee calculations in order to pursue the legitimate interests of the Fund, TUTMAN or the Administrator or in order to comply with any legal obligation imposed on the Fund or TUTMAN nor the Administrator, and which are necessary for the Fund’s, TUTMAN’s or its affiliates’, the Administrator’s or its affiliates’ legitimate interests indicated above and/or where the processing is in the public interest.

Recipients of Data 

TUTMAN may disclose your personal information as follows:

  • to the service providers, including the Administrator, and their affiliates and approved sub-contractors, and other third party service providers engaged by TUTMAN on behalf of the Funds in order to process the data for the above mentioned purposes;
  • to competent authorities (including tax authorities), courts and bodies as required by law or requested or to affiliates for internal investigations and reporting;
  • to the Administrator and/or its affiliated as joint controllers:
    • to create a single source record, relating to you as an investor, which is held, maintained and used by the Administrator and its affiliates as joint controllers in pursuance of the Administrator’s, its affiliates’ and the Fund’s legitimate interests;
    • where you subscribe to use the Administrator’s investor portal functionality, for the purposes of the performance of the Administrator’s agreement with you in relation to your use of that portal functionality, including for security in connection with the portal;
    • to retain AML checks and other records of individuals to assist with the subsequent screening of them by the Administrator or its affiliates, including in relation to other funds or clients of the Administrator or any of its affiliates in pursuance of the Administrator's, its affiliates’ or its clients' legitimate interests and to meet any legal obligations imposed on the Administrator or its affiliates;
  • to the depositary or the trustee of the Fund in which you invest for compliance with their regulatory obligations in relation to the Fund;
  • to professional advisers; and
  • to potential purchasers of some or all of our business or on a restructuring.

In any case where TUTMAN shares your personal information with a third party controller (including, as appropriate, the Administrator and its affiliates), the use by that third party of your personal information will be subject to the third party’s own privacy policy, a copy of which can be obtained from the Head of Compliance – please see “How to Contact Us” below for contact details.

Recipients with whom we share your personal data as an investor in a Fund, and why we may need to share it, are set out in our list of personal data recipients, which will be updated from time to time.  A hard copy can be obtained from the Head of Compliance – please see “How to Contact Us” below for contact details.

Usually, information will be anonymised but this may not always be possible. The recipient of the information will be bound by confidentiality obligations.

We seek to ensure that our information collection and processing is always proportionate. We will notify you of any changes to information we collect or to the purposes for which we collect and process it.

Where information may be held

Information may be held at TUTMAN’s offices, the Administrator’s offices and the offices of any of their affiliates, agents, employees, delegates or sub-contractors.  The disclosure of personal information to the third parties set out above may involve the transfer of data to the USA and other jurisdictions outside the European Economic Area (EEA) in accordance with the requirements of any legislation in force from time to time in the United Kingdom that implements the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council) or outside the United Kingdom in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018 (as amended or replaced from time to time) (“Data Protection Law”). Such countries may not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction.

Where such countries are not recognised as having an adequate level of data protection by the European Commission or the relevant adequacy regulations made under the Data Protection Law, TUTMAN (i) has, or has authorised the Administrator as its agent to put in place Standard Contractual Clauses with relevant parties to whom personal data will be transferred; (ii) acknowledges that the personal data will be transferred in accordance with Standard Contractual Clauses or, once adopted, the Binding Corporate Rules.  Please contact TUTMAN or the Administrator for copies of (i) the Standard Corporate Clauses and/or (ii) the Binding Corporate Rules, as applicable.  Please contact the Head of Compliance or the Administrator for copies of the Standard Contractual Clauses that have been entered into on behalf of TUTMAN in respect of the Funds.

Retention period

TUTMAN and the Administrator will retain your personal information for as long as required for TUTMAN or the Administrator to perform the Services and/or carry out the purposes for which the data was collected, or perform investigations in relation to same and/or for additional periods where legal/regulatory obligations mandate that TUTMAN or the Administrator retains your personal information. We have a regulatory requirement to retain records for six years to enable the Funds and TUTMAN to comply with the Financial Conduct Authority Rules and The Open-Ended Investment Company Regulations 2001, as amended from time to time. We will require a reasonable number of working days to complete the deletion of your personal data from our systems and those of the recipients with whom we share your data.

Updates to Personal Data

TUTMAN will use reasonable efforts to keep your personal information up to date.  However, you will need to notify the Fund and the Administrator without delay in the event of any change in your personal circumstances, so that TUTMAN can keep the personal information up to date.

Data Subject Rights

You have the following rights, in certain circumstances, in relation to your personal information:

  • Right to access your personal information.
  • Right to rectify your personal information.
  • Right to restrict the use of your personal information (in certain specific circumstances).
  • Right to request that your personal information is erased (in certain specific circumstances).
  • Right to object to processing of your personal information (in certain specific circumstances).
  • Right to data portability (in certain specific circumstances).

Please contact compliance@tutman.co.uk if you would like to correct or request access to information or request information be erased that we hold relating to you or if you have questions about this notice. We may only charge a reasonable fee for responding to access requests if the request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, especially if it is repetitive, or the request is for further copies of the same information.

Where TUTMAN or the Administrator requires your personal information to comply with AML checks or other legal requirements, failure to provide this information means TUTMAN may not be able to accept you as an investor in the relevant Fund.


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How we keep your information secure

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality. This also extends to our subcontractors.

We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.

How to complain

If you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you carried out by TUTMAN or its service providers infringes Data Protection law, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the EU Member State of your habitual residence or place of work or in the place of the alleged infringement or, where you are, or represent, an investor in a Fund authorised in the United Kingdom, with the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF (or at the relevant regional office for Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, details of which are available at https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/postal-addresses/), casework@ico.org.uk or +44 (0)3030 123 1113.

Changes to our Privacy Notice

We will keep this Privacy Notice under regular review.  Any changes we make to our Privacy Notice will be posted on our website at www.tutman.co.uk or can be requested by email from the Head of Compliance at compliance@tutman.co.uk or by writing to The Head of Compliance, TUTMAN, Exchange Building, St John’s Street, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1UP.  This Privacy Notice was last updated on 8 April 2021.

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How to contact us

If you have any questions about our use of your personal information, please contact us by email at compliance@tutman.co.uk, or by writing to The Head of Compliance, TUTMAN, Exchange Building, St John’s Street, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1UP or by calling 01243 531234.