This is the privacy statement of Farries Kirk & McVean Chartered Accountants
This privacy statement explains how we collect and use personal information about you.
What personal information we collect
We are required to retain personal data to comply with Anti Money Laundering Regulations. Law enforcement agencies (such as the National Crime Agency) may be party to such information.
Full name, address, date of birth, NI Number, UTR, marital status. Where applicable, details of spouse or civil partner.
Where we collect personal information from
From yourself or government agencies.
How we use your personal information
Who we share your personal information with
HM Revenue & Customs, Banks, Solicitors and other professional firms.
If you do not provide your personal information
If you do not provide personal information, we may not be able to provide our services to you.
How long we retain your personal information for
We will retain your information for at least the minimum period in order to comply with tax legislation. Personal data held about you will be destroyed five years after ceasing to act for you.
Access to your information – You have the right to request a copy of the personal information about you that we hold.
Correcting your information – We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate, complete and up to date and you may ask us to correct any personal information about you that you believe does not meet these standards.
Deletion of your information – You have the right to ask us to delete personal information about you where:
Objecting to how we may use your information – You have the right at any time to require us to stop using your personal information for direct marketing purposes. In addition, where we use your personal information to perform tasks carried out in the public interest then, if you ask us to, we will stop using that personal information unless there are overriding legitimate grounds to continue.
Restricting how we may use your information – In some cases, you may ask us to restrict how we use your personal information. This right might apply, for example, where we are checking the accuracy of personal information about you that we hold or assessing the validity of any objection you have made to our use of your information. The right might also apply where this is no longer a basis for using your personal information but you don’t want us to delete the data. Where this right to validly exercised, we may only use the relevant personal information with your consent, for legal claims or where there are other public interest grounds to do so.
Automated processing – If we use your personal information on an automated basis to make decisions which significantly affect you, you have the right to ask that the decision be reviewed by an individual to whom you may make representations and contest the decision. This right only applies where we use your information with your consent or as part of a contractual relationship with you.
Withdrawing consent using your information – Where we use your personal information with your consent you may withdraw that consent at any time and we will stop using your personal information for the purpose(s) for which consent was given.
Please contact us in any of the ways set out in the Contact information and further advice section if you wish to exercise any of these rights.
Changes to our privacy statement
We keep this privacy statement under regular review and will place any updates on this website. Paper copies of the privacy statement may also be obtained directly from our firm at your request. Contact details can be found here link to contacts page
This privacy statement was last updated on 10th May 2019.
Contact information and further advice
We seek to resolve directly all complaints about how we handle personal information but you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office, whose contact details are as follows:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Telephone – 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745
Website – https://ico.org.uk/concerns