Signature Financial Planning Ltd T/A Signature Financial takes your privacy and confidentiality seriously. You provide us with personal and financial information and we want you to understand why we collect your data, what we do with it, who we share it with, why we share data, and understand your legal obligations.
This document is being provided to you in line with our obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into force on 25 May 2018. From that date, the GDPR, together with applicable Irish requirements, will amend existing data protection law and place enhanced accountability and transparency obligations on organisations when using your information. The GDPR will also introduce changes which will give you greater control over your personal information, including a right to object to processing of your personal information where that processing is carried out for our business purposes.
Please take time to read this notice carefully. If you are under 16 years of age, please read this summary with a parent or guardian and ensure you understand it. If you have any questions about how we use your information, please contact us as shown below.
This summary explains the most important aspects of how we use your information and what rights you have in relation to your personal information.
If you would like clarification on any points in this summary document please contact us.
Signature Financial is a firm of financial advisors which provides advice on financial matters and arranges transactions or products suited to your needs. Further details of our services are provided in our Terms of Business document which we issue to all customers prior to providing a service or product.
We will hold:
Sometimes we may use your information even though you are not our customer. For example, you may be a beneficiary under a trust, a director of a client company, an employee of a client, a member of your employer’s pension scheme, or be a potential customer applying for one of our products or services.
We collate information at the initial point of contact with you and aim to update this whenever you require a further service or product.
We collate, use and share information only where there is a legal basis for doing so. This includes where you have given us information in order to provide you with a service, product, or arrange a transaction for you.
Typically, the legal basis for using your data is to provide a service or arrange a transaction which you have requested. The legal basis will also include complying with our legal and regulatory obligations, e.g. under our Central Bank authorisations, interaction with the Data Protection Commission, Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman, Revenue, Pensions Authority, when conducting Anti-Money Laundering checks, law enforcement agencies.
Where you have agreed or explicitly consented to the using of your data in a specific way, you may withdraw your consent at any time.
We may analyse your information using automated means:
We also use automated processing to assist in compliance with our legal obligations in connection with prevention of money laundering, fraud and terrorist financing.
When providing our services to you, we may share your information with:
How long we hold your data for is subject to legislation and regulatory rules we must follow, set by authorities such as the Central Bank of Ireland, Office of the Data Protection Commission, Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman. The timescales may also depend on the type of financial or insurance, investment, or pension product provided to you. Our aim is to hold your data for no longer that is necessary and subject then to the timescales imposed by our legal obligations.
If you do not provide information we may not be able to:
It is our aim to retain any information which we hold within the EEA. However, given the nature of our business relationships with certain product providers, such providers may have legitimate business reasons to transfer information outside the EEA. The product providers with which we arrange business on your behalf are obliged to comply with the provisions of the GDPR in relation to the transfer of data within or outside the EEA.
Under the GDPR you will have additional rights in relation to how your data is used, including the rights to:
If you wish to exercise any of your rights you can contact us at the address shown.
If we are unable to deal with your requests for data access fully within a calendar month we may extend this period by a further two calendar months and explain the reason why. If you make your request electronically, we will try to provide you with the relevant information electronically.
If you are dissatisfied with our services or how we use your data, you have the right to complain to the Data Protection Commission, contact details as follows:
Address:Office of the Data Protection Commission, Canal House, Station House, Portlaoise, R32, AP23, Co. Laois.
Telephone:076 1104800 or Lo Call Number 1890 252 231
We will update our Data Privacy Notice – Customer Summary and Website Privacy Notice from time to time. You may request copies of our current Notices at any time or refer to our website www.signaturefinancial.ie for the latest versions of these documents.
Address: Unit E7, Calmount Business Park, Ballymount, Dublin 12
Telephone no: +353 1 4993015
Email address: email@example.com
Effective Date: 25 May 2018