The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. The GDPR aims primarily to give control back to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents a significant change in the data protection compliance regime for data controllers and data processors. These revised regulations came into full effect from the 25th May 2018 and apply to all businesses within WH Ireland Group plc in the UK.
Further information on GDPR and the Principles and Rights can be obtained from the UK Information Commissioners website.
What action is WHIreland taking?
To meet the requirements under GDPR we have revised our client Privacy Notice to inform clients of how their personal rights will be applied to data held by WH Ireland Group plc. Please take the time to read the information below.
WH Ireland Limited is wholly owned by WH Ireland Group plc. This privacy notice explains how we use any personal information we collect about you.
We collect information about you when you engage us for financial planning/financial advice/investment management services. This information may relate to your personal and financial circumstances. It may also include special categories of personal data such as data about your health, if this is necessary for the provision of our services.
We may also collect information when you voluntarily complete client surveys or provide feedback to us.
The primary legal basis that we intend to use for the processing of your data is for the purpose of our legitimate business interests in providing our services to you. The information that we collect about you is essential for us to be able to carry out the services that you require from us effectively. Without collecting your personal data we would also be unable to fulfil our legal and regulatory obligations.
Where special category data is required we will obtain your explicit consent in order to collect and process this information.
We collect information about you in order to provide you with the services for which you engage us.
If you agree, we may contact you about other products or services that we think may be of interest to you.
We will not share your information for marketing purposes with companies outside our group of companies/other companies.
In order to deliver our services to you effectively we may send your details to third parties such as those that we engage for professional compliance, accountancy or legal services as well as product and platform providers that we use to arrange financial products for you.
Where third parties are involved in processing your data we’ll have a contract in place with them to ensure that the nature and purpose of the processing is clear, that they are subject to a duty of confidence in processing your data and that they will only act in accordance with our written instructions.
Where it is necessary for your personal data to be forwarded to a third party we will use appropriate security measures to protect your personal data in transit.
To fulfil our obligations in respect of prevention of money-laundering and other financial crime we may send your details to third party agencies for identity verification purposes.
In principle, your personal data should not be held for longer than is required under the terms of our contract for services with you. However, we’re subject to regulatory requirements to retain data for specified minimum periods. We also reserve the right to retain data for longer than this due to the possibility that it may be required to defend a future claim against us. In the majority of cases, once the regulatory retention periods have passed we will not retain your personal data.
You have the right to request deletion of your personal data. We will comply with this request, subject to the restrictions of our regulatory obligations and legitimate interests as noted above.
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information please email or write to us using the contact details noted below.
When your personal data is processed by automated means you have the right to ask us to move your personal data to another organisation for their use.
We have an obligation to ensure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. Please ask us to correct or remove any information that you think is incorrect.
We would like to send you information about our products and services which may be of interest to you.
It is in our legitimate interests to give you information about our products and services that you may be interested in.
You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please contact us by email or post.
You also have a right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority for data protection.
|In the UK|
|Information Commissioner’s Office
0303 123 1113 (local rate)
You can write to the appropriate Data Protection Officer’s at the address below.
|In the UK|
|The Data Privacy Manager
WH Ireland Limited
24 Martin Lane