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      Privacy policy

      1. Introduction

      This privacy notice provides you with details of how we collect and process your personal data as a partner, director or member of staff of a Member Firm of Nexia International. The policy also applies to partners, directors and staff members of firms applying to join Nexia International, including any information that you may provide to us through our website when you contact us or submit information to us by email, by telephone, by using our online forms or collected during on-site reviews or personal visits.

      Nexia International (Nexia) is the data controller and we are responsible for your personal data (referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice).

      Your personal data includes personal data about you, your partners, directors, staff and your clients that you supply to us.

      Contact Details

      Our full details are:

      • Full name of legal entity: Nexia International
      •  Registered: Isle of Man
      • Company Number: 53513C
      • Email address: info@nexia.com
      • Postal address: 71 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6ST
      • Telephone number: +44 (0)20 7436 1114
      • Information Commissioner’s Registration Number: Z3231970

      If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would be grateful if you could contact us first if you do have a complaint so that we can try to resolve it for you.

      It is very important that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please let us know if at any time your personal information changes by emailing us at info@nexia.com.

      2. What data do we collect about you

      Personal data means any information capable of identifying an individual. It does not include anonymised data.

      We may process certain types of personal data about you as follows:   

      • Identity Data may include your first name, maiden name, last name, username, title, date of birth, gender and digital imagery. 
      • Contact Data may include your billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers.
      • Financial Data may include your bank account and payment card details.
      • Transaction Data may include details about payments between us and other details of purchases made by you.
      • Technical Data may include your login data, internet protocol addresses, browser type and version, browser plug-in types and versions, time zone setting and location, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this site.
      • Profile Data may include your username and password, purchases or orders, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
      • Usage Data may include information about how you use our website, products and services.
      • Marketing and Communications Data may include your preferences in receiving marketing communications from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.

      We may also process Aggregated Data from your personal data, but this data does not reveal your identity and as such in itself is not personal data. An example of this is where we review your Usage Data to work out the percentage of website users using a specific feature of our site. If we link the Aggregated Data with your personal data so that you can be identified from it, then it is treated as personal data.

      Sensitive Data

      We do not collect Sensitive Data about you. Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data. However, when you register for one of our conferences or meetings and provide us with details of your dietary requirements, this might include details that indicate aspects of your health condition or religious orientation; we treat this as Sensitive Data and only collect, process and share it with your specific consent.

      We do collect information about criminal convictions and offences as part of our quality monitoring programme, including during the pre-admittance review and as part of our annual ‘fit and proper’ declaration. We require your explicit consent for processing sensitive data, so when you submit your details, we will send you a further communication asking for you to confirm your consent to this processing.

      Where we are required to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of the contract between and you do not provide us with that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract (for example, to deliver goods or services to you). If you don’t provide us with the requested data, we may have to cancel your firm’s membership, or cancel a specific service that you have ordered but if we do, we will notify you at the time.

      3. How we collect your personal data

      We collect data about you through a variety of different methods including:

      • Direct interactions: You may provide data by filling in forms on our site, through our conference registration site (or otherwise) or by communicating with us by post, phone, email or otherwise, including when you:
        • complete a pre-admittance form;
        • complete our online surveys;
        • seek assistance with cross-border work for your clients;
        • order our products or services;
        • create an account on our website;
        • subscribe to our service or publications;
        • request resources or marketing be sent to you;
        • register for one of our conferences or meetings;
        • give us feedback.
      • Automated technologies or interactions: As you use our members website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and usage patterns. We collect this data by using cookies, server logs and similar technologies. We may also receive Technical Data about you if you visit other websites that use our cookies. Please see our cookie policy at https://nexia.com/cookie-policy/ for further details.
      • Third parties or publicly available sources: We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below or from your firm’s public website:
        • professional bodies and institutes, such as national and international accountancy bodies;
        • analytics providers such as Google based outside the EU;
        • Identity and Contact Data from publicly availably sources such as Companies House and the Electoral Register based inside and outside the EU.

      4. How we use your personal data

      We will only use your personal data when legally permitted. The most common uses of your personal data are:

      • Where we need to perform the contract between us (e.g. membership agreement).
      • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

      Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

      Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal ground for processing your personal data, other than in relation to sending marketing communications to you via email or text message or when collecting sensitive data for conferences, or when seeking your permission to include you in photography and/or video taken at conferences. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing or use of photography/video at any time by emailing us at info@nexia.com

      Purposes for processing your personal data

      Set out below is a description of the ways we intend to use your personal data and the legal grounds on which we will process such data. We have also explained what our legitimate interests are where relevant.

      We may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground, depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please email us at info@nexia.com if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.

      Purpose Activity Type of Data Lawful basis for procesing
      To register you as a potential new member firm contact


      Performance of a contract with you

      To process and deliver your membership including:

      1. manage payments, fees and charges

      2. Collect and recover money owed to us

      1. Identity

      2. Contact

      3. Financial

      4. Transaction

      5. Marketing and Communications

      1. Performance of a contact with you

      2. Necessary for or legitimate interests to recover debts from you

      To manage our relationship with you which will include:

      1. Notifying you about changes to our terms and privacy policy

      2. Asking you to leave a review or complete a Survey

      1. Identity

      2. Contact

      3. Financial

      4. Marketing and Communications

      1. Performance of a contract with you

      2. Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

      3. Necessary for our legitimate interests to keep our records updated and study how you use our products and/or services

      To enable you to take part in a conference/meeting or complete a survey

      1. Identity

      2. Contact

      3. Financial

      4. Usage

      5. Marketing and Communications

      1. Performance of a contract with you

      2. Necessary for our legitimate interests to study how members use our products and/or services to develop them and grow our business

      To administer and protect our business and our site (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)

      1. Identity

      2. Contact

      3. Technical

      1. Necessary for our legitimate interests for running the network, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise

      2. Necessary to comely with a legal obligation

      To deliver relevant content to you and measure/understand the effectiveness of our advertising

      1. Identity

      2. Contact

      3. Financial

      4. Usage

      5. Marketing and Communications

      6. Technical

      1. Necessary for our legitimate interests to study how members use our products and/or services to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy

      To use data analytics to improve our website, products, services, marketing, relationships and experiences

      1. Usage

      2. Technical

      1. Necessary for our legitimate interests to study how members use our products and/or services to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy

      To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of use to you

      1. Identity

      2. Contact

      3. Technical

      4. Usage

      5. Profile

      1. Necessary for our legitimate interests to develop our products and/or services and to grow our business

      Marketing communications

      You will receive marketing communications from us if you have: 

              i      requested information from us or purchased goods or services from us; or

              ii     if you provided us with your details and ticked the box at the point of entry of your                         details for us to send you marketing communications; and 

              iii    in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.

      We do not share your personal data with any third party for marketing purposes. 
      You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by emailing us at info@nexia.com at any time. 

      Where you opt out of receiving our marketing communications, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of your membership or enquiry about membership, conference registration, product/service experience or other transactions. 

      Change of purpose 

      We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to find out more about how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please email us at info@nexia.com

      If we need to use your personal data for a purpose unrelated to the purpose for which we collected the data, we will notify you and we will explain the legal ground of processing. 
      We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent where this is required or permitted by law. 

      5. Disclosures of your personal data 

      We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table in paragraph 4 above:

      • Other companies, networks and associations for the purpose of assisting you and your clients with cross-border services, or to contact you to enquire about the provision of your professional services 
      • Across the Nexia International membership 
      • Service providers who provide IT and system administration services to us, including website designers and hosts, app designers and hosts, conferences registration site providers, and our designers and printers who prepare our publications 
      • Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide consultancy, banking, foreign exchange payment, legal, insurance and accounting services 
      • HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities based in the United Kingdom and other relevant jurisdictions who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances 
      • Third parties, such as our press relations agents, strategic alliance partners and suppliers of services relevant to your business to whom we transfer contact details 

      We require all third parties to whom we transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions. 

      6. International transfers  

      We share your personal data within our membership, which involves transferring your data outside the European Economic Area (EEA)

      For the purposes of supporting cross-border business, we will routinely share your contact details and those of your partners, directors and staff with other professional service firms, clients and potential clients in countries across the world. We do this on the basis that it is necessary for the performance of the membership agreement between you and us and it is in your interests for us to share provide that information. 

      Countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) do not always offer the same levels of protection to your personal data, so European law has prohibited transfers of personal data outside of the EEA unless the transfer meets certain criteria. 

      Many of our third parties service providers are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA. 

      Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we do our best to ensure a similar degree of security of data by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented: 

      • We will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission; or 
      •  Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts or codes of conduct or certification mechanisms approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe; or 
      • Where we use providers based in the United States, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the EU-US Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between the Europe and the US. 

      If none of the above safeguards is available, we may request your explicit consent to the specific transfer. You will have the right to withdraw this consent at any time. 

      Please email us at info@nexia.com if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA. 

      7. Data security 

      We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. 

      We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so. 

      8. Data retention

      We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. 

      To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. 

      By law we have to keep basic information about our customers (including Contract, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes. 

      In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see below for further information. 

      In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you. 

      9. Your legal rights

      Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These include the right to: 

      • Request access to your personal data. 
      • Request correction of your personal data. 
      • Request erasure of your personal data. 
      • Object to processing of your personal data. 
      • Request restriction of processing your personal data. 
      • Request transfer of your personal data. 
      • Right to withdraw consent.

      You can see more about these rights at:
      https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/ If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email us at info@nexia.com 

      You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances. 

      We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response. 

      We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated. 

      10. Third-party links 

      The Nexia International website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit. 

      11. Cookies

      Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. For further information visit www.aboutcookies.org.  You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However in a few cases  
      some of our website features may not function as a result.  For more information about the cookies we use, please see https://nexia.com/cookie-policy/.

      For more details, please contact our Data Protection Officer:
      DPO Name: Darren Enderson
      DPO Telephone: +44 207 4361114
      DPO e-mail address: info@nexia.com

      As amended 9 July 2018.

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