This notice provides you with information concerning our collection and use of personal data. If you have any queries regarding this statement, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We collect, control and process your personal information because this is necessary to provide you with information, answer any queries you may have and for the provision of our services to you. Contractual necessity is therefore the lawful basis for collecting, controlling and processing your personal details and those of your employees and service providers other than sensitive personal data for which we require individual consent. We do not normally request or process any sensitive personal data.
Sensitive personal data:
- Racial or ethnic origin
- Political opinions
- Religious or philosophical beliefs
- Trade union membership
- Genetic data
- Biometric data
- Data concerning health
- Data concerning sex life or sexual orientation
We would discuss with you the need for the provision of sensitive data before you provide this information. The subsequent provision of sensitive personal data will be taken as consent to this processing.
It is entirely up to you as to whether or not you choose to provide us with any personal information. If you choose not to, we simply may not be able to assist you.
We do not use your personal data for marketing purposes nor will we share your data with any other organisation for marketing purposes.
What data we collect & what we do with it
In order to provide financial/insurance advisory services we will obtain personal information from you concerning your finances, circumstances, objectives and other relevant details. We will collect, store and process this information.
Completing our data capture form
Completing our Attitude to Risk Questionnaire
Once you have completed our Attitude to Risk Questionnaire on Parmenion your responses will be stored and protected by single-factor authentication (SFA). Parmenion’s guide to UK GDPR can be found here.
What we will do with your data
Once your data has been processed it will be transferred to Dropbox, a file-hosting system. Dropbox files at rest are encrypted using 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). To protect data in transit between Dropbox apps (currently desktop, mobile, API, or web) and our servers, Dropbox uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)/Transport Layer Security (TLS) for data transfer, creating a secure tunnel protected by 128-bit or higher Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption. Where communications are ongoing we will store your details within our Dropbox Inc and Wealthbox accounts.
We will store your name and email address with a data processor to enable us to communicate service updates to you. Mailchimp.
Our communication with you
We will generally communicate with you via email. This will be via Gmail, which is again protected by single-factor authentication (SFA). There may also be times when it is required for us to contact you by telephone which may be recorded. Calls are recorded through Eve, which is protected by single-factor authentication (SFA) and can only be accessed by a security user.
Communication between staff
Alongside emails through Gmail, staff members will also communicate with each other through Slack, which is a secure instant messaging service where messages are encrypted both in transit and at rest. We will also communicate through WhatsApp, which is protected by end-to-end encryption.
Sharing your data
In the course of our work with you we will share your personal data with product and service providers; we may also share you date with compliance monitoring & support organisations and regulatory bodies who are also ‘Data Controllers’ and registered with a supervisory authority in the UK unless otherwise indicated before we share any of your data.
We also use external data processors that will hold information for the following purposes:
- Secure file sharing
- Data backup
- Dissemination of information
Otherwise we will not share your personal information with other companies without your express authority except if the firm is sold or where we are required to do so by law.
- Google (Gmail, Sheets, Forms)
- Financial Express Analytics
- The GI Consultant
Cross border transfer
All our data processing takes place within UK jurisdiction. Or should any processor hold any data on our behalf outside of the UK we will take steps to ensure that it is held in a satisfactory jurisdiction. In the case of the US we will ensure that the UK-US Privacy Shield applies.
The information we collect about you is used solely for the purposes for which it was provided. We will never use your data or share it for marketing purposes.
If we have collected information from you for marketing purposes we will inform you and specifically gain your consent.
We will keep your personal data throughout our business relationship. At the end of any contractual relationship we are required to continue to hold personal data under current legislation for varying periods and in some circumstances indefinitely. We may also consider it necessary to keep data beyond thee timescales in order to defend any future legal action. Where we no longer need regular access to your data we will transfer your data to a secure archive in order to avoid any unnecessary processing.
Under data protection law you have the right to ask us for a copy of the information we hold about you, and to have any inaccuracies corrected or removed. You may also ask us to delete all personal data held by us or any controller or processor with which we have shared your data.
To do this, please either contact us in writing, by telephone or email.
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office is our supervising authority where you can refer any complaints about data protection. Click here for more information.
For any queries about data protection please contact:
|Contact name||Rohan Sivajoti|
|Address||26 Leconfield, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 8HL|
Where we store your Personal Data
All the data that we collect is stored on our encrypted server or back-up drives in the UK or with our listed processors under contract.
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