In order to provide you with financial planning services we will collect and hold personal data about and on you. We are also required to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the “GDPR”)) and as such hereby set out details as to how we process your data and your rights.
Why we need your Special Category Data:
Special category data is personal data which is more sensitive than Personal Data. This includes your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs. It also covers the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, or data concerning health, a person’s sex life or sexual orientation.
It is almost certain that we will request some of the information covered under Special Category Data during our relationship.
We need your data in order for us to:
➢ Provide financial planning services, income protection products, life products or private medical insurance to you,in accordance with this agreement, which may include, but not limited to; giving you financial advice and making recommendations as to protection products which are suitable for you. We will take into account current financial markets and economic conditions, your personal situation, goals & objectives, availability of products and the pro-viders of those products, as well as a detailed analysis of your personal circumstances and requirements i.e. legit-imate interests.
➢ Comply with our regulatory obligations imposed by the Financial Conduct Authority in regard to the relevant ‘Know Your Client’ obligations. In addition, to comply with the Regulator’s requirements for record keeping for the pur-poses of audits and reviews, records of transactions undertaken and customer histories for prescribed periods of time as directed.
➢ Respond to any legitimate legal requests for information about you to the Regulatory authority or pursuant to an order of any court or tribunal having relevant jurisdiction, or as required by law for the purposes of but not limited to combatting fraud, money-laundering and criminal activities.
➢ Carry out our legitimate business and professional management responsibilities which include, but are not limited to; providing you with suitable advice with appropriate safeguards (where personal data is not disclosed outside without the consent of the data subject), confirming your identity for money laundering purpose, preparing and processing policy applications, preparing & execution of reviews, customer care, monitoring and reviewing levels and types of business for marketing and quality control, assessing business risks and standards of services or investigating and resolving complaints.
In order for us to lawfully process Special Category Data, due to its sensitive nature, we require explicit consent from you to enable us to process your information. Confirmation of your explicit consent for us to process your Special Category Data will be sort/obtained in the following Declaration.
General information about your data and your rights:
Where we collect data directly from you, we will undertake:
➢ In addition to those third-party companies expressly detailed in this agreement, to inform you in writing of the name and contact details of the data controller for that data and their representative. For example, where we arrange life insurance on your behalf with a third-party life insurance provider, the data controller may be the financial institution in question.
➢ To inform you, where appropriate, of the contact details for any Data Protection Officer appointed by us.
➢ To inform you and make clear the purposes for which the data is to be processed and the legal basis for that processing. In the event that the legal basis to be relied on, is that of the legitimate interests of the data controller or any third party, we will inform you as to the nature of those legitimate interests.
➢ To inform you of the recipients or categories of recipients of data.
➢ In the event that the data controller proposes to transfer the data to a country other than those covered by the GDPR, to provide you with details of the safeguards surrounding such transfers and how to obtain a copy of them.
➢ To inform you of the period for which we propose to hold the data, or where this is not possible, the criteria which we will apply to data retention.
To remind you of your rights whereby you may:
➢ request access to data of which you are the data subject
➢ object to, or withdraw consent for, the processing of the same
➢ obtain rectification of inaccurate data
➢ prevent data processing for the purposes of direct marketing
➢ object to decisions being taken by automated means and to have the logic behind those decisions clearly
➢ claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Act
➢ request data erasure
Where you exercise your right to request (via email or post) access to data of which you are the data subject, we will undertake to respond to you within 30 calendar days of receipt of your request. There will be no charge for this service unless the request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, in which case we reserve the right to charge a fee or refuse to respond.
You may at any time, by giving notice to us in writing, request that we cease to process your data. We will undertake to comply with any such request as soon as is reasonably practicable.
Where the legal basis for the processing of your data is to adhere to compliance with a statutory or contractual obligation, or the necessary precondition to entering into a contract, including compliance with the requirements of any Regulator, we will inform you as to:
➢ Whether you are legally required to provide such data, and
➢ The consequences of failing to provide such data
Where we obtain your data otherwise than directly from you, you will have the same or equivalent rights to those set out above.
Save in the circumstance as detailed below, we will inform you which source the data originated from and whether it came from publicly accessible sources. The information to be provided will be in accordance with the following time periods, whichever shall occur first:
➢ As soon as practicable after obtaining the data and in any event within 1 month
➢ At the time of our first communication with you using the data
➢ When the data is first disclosed to another person
We shall not be obliged to provide you with the information:
➢ Where you already have this information
➢ Where we are subject to an obligation of professional secrecy prohibiting the disclosure of the information
➢ Where disclosure would render impossible or severely impair the achievement of the reasons for which
the data is to be processed. In such cases, we will do what we can to protect your rights and freedoms
with respect to our processing of the data
You have the right to complain in regard to any aspect of the processing of your data and any breach of the above rights to
the relevant supervisory authority, who in the case of the United Kingdom is the Information Commissioners Office, whom
may be contacted at:
➢ Online: www.ico.org.uk
➢ Phone: 0303 123 1113
Holding your data:
We undertake to review the data we hold on you on a regular basis to ensure compliance with data protection law. In the course of any review, we will:
➢ Delete any data which is trivial or transitory in nature, or which in our opinion is no longer required for the purposes set out above.
➢ Update the data to ensure that any errors or inaccuracies are corrected.
➢ Archive data as detailed below.
➢ Subject to the data retention periods, as detailed below, securely delete the data when it is identified that we no longer need to hold it.
We may retain and process your data for the following periods. In the event that more than one period applies to the same data, we will retain the data to the last such period to expire:
➢ We will hold any agreements between you and us for a period of 6 years from the termination or expiry of the agreement unless we have been notified of any claim or circumstance which might give rise to a claim under or by reference to such agreements.
➢ We will process data relating to protection which we have provided advice on and / or arranged for you. We will process such data throughout the entire period you are and remain a client of the firm and for a period of not less than 6 years following our ceasing to provide service to you, in regard to those protection products, whether caused by cancellation or death. In the case of novation, where any protection products are ‘live’ or ‘in-force’ at the point of novation, we will retain under archive, data that relates to the advice, application, processing and management of those products for no less than 52 years.
➢ We will hold data as required by any Regulator until the end of any limitation period imposed by that Regulator, which in the case of the Financial Services Authority is currently 6 years for all types of business undertaken except for Occupational Pension Schemes, which can include Defined Benefit Transfers and Scheme Money Purchase Transfers, whereby the data retention period is indefinite.
➢ We will hold data as required by any relevant third party until the end of any limitation period imposed by that relevant third party, which in the case of HMRC shall be 7 years, unless we are notified that any period is considered “open” by HMRC in which case it will be until we are notified the period is “closed”.
➢ We will hold data as required for the purposes of any legal proceedings for a period of 6 years following the con- clusion of any such proceedings unless a longer period is required pursuant to any court rule or enactment. Pro-
ceedings will be taken to have concluded on the expiry of any period given for appealing any final judgment or on the date of concluding any settlement staying all relevant claims if the proceedings were settled before judgement.
➢ Save for the above, we will hold data for a maximum of 50 years from the date we receive the data.
We will regularly review data and where in our opinion such data has ceased to be Active we will archive it and process it only as Archived Data. Any data which is deemed Archived Data will only be processed in limited circumstances.
All storage of data, whether Active Data or Archived Data will be in accordance with good industry practice and will be undertaken in accordance with organisational systems and procedures, which will be regularly reviewed, to maintain the security of data.
On the termination or expiry of any agreement to provide services to you and on your written request, we will, subject to our right to retain copies of data for the purposes set out above, agree to return any data you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used machine-readable format, or transfer the same to a new data controller nominated by you.
Whom we may share your data with:
In order to carry out our legitimate business and to provide you with financial planning services, we have entered into agreements with and will share your information with the following companies, for the purposes of policy application processing, compliance, IT systems security, data management and control and auditing. Full details of these companies addresses (all UK based) and contact details are available on request:
➢ Policy/Product provider and associated Underwriter (application processing)
➢ AMAS Investments Ltd (FCA directly authorised firm)
➢ Compliance and Training Solutions Ltd (compliance consultants)
➢ Intelligent IO (IT system provider)
➢ Ulric Ltd (IT system provider)
➢ TransUnion Information Group UK (ID and Anti-Money Laundering Check provider)
In addition to the above listed companies you will be notified in accordance with the terms of this agreement as to the name and contact details of the data controller for any other third-party entity with whom we share and / or transfer your data and their representative.
(For provider Privacy Statements, please refer to the providers own website)
From time to time we may wish to contact you with details of other protection or financial products and/or services which we think may be of interest and/or beneficial to you. If you consent to us contacting you for this purpose, then please tick the options below, in regard to how you would like to be contacted:
If you do not tick any of the above options, we will reasonably assume that you do not wish to be contacted by us, in regard to additional protection or financial products and services.
We will not use your data for marketing purposes of any sort unless you have expressly given us your prior consent. The use of your data as detailed in the remained of this agreement is not affected by whether you choose to consent to the use of data for marketing purposes.
From our Associated General Insurance or Mortgage, Pension & Investment providers within the UK:
We may also like to pass on your details to other General Insurance or Mortgage, Pension & Investment providers within the UK, so that they may contact you with details of their products and services which may be of interest and/or beneficial to you. If you consent to us passing on your details to third party general insurance/financial product providers within the UK for this purpose, then please tick the options below, in regard to how you would like them to contact you:
If you do not tick any of the above options, we will reasonably assume that you do not wish to be contacted by any of our associated product provider within the UK, in regard to their Protection or Mortgage, Pension & Investment products and services.
Please note that you may withdraw your consent to marketing at any time by giving us notice to; firstname.lastname@example.org
If any provision, or part thereof, of this agreement is found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to
be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall remain in force.
In the event of any change in Data Protection Law occurring after the date of this agreement which requires the adoption of revised provisions dealing with data retention or portability, the parties will use all reasonable endeavours to agree such
consequential changes to this agreement as may reasonably be required to comply with the requirements of Data Protection Law (“Compliant Terms”) and incorporate the same as an amendment to this agreement.
the date it was provided or when it has been signed to confirm receipt.
I/We give explicit consent to being asked for Special Category Data to enable Simon Farquhar &
Associates Ltd to provide me/us with advice/execution in relation to Protection & Life products.
I/We acknowledge how the firm handles and holds our personal data.
I/We confirm that the marketing preferences section as detailed in the ‘Marketing’ section of this
agreement is correct.