Mason Financial Services Ltd t/a Mason Wealth Management is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We wish to be transparent on how we process your data and show you that we are accountable with the GDPR in relation to not only processing your data but ensuring you understand your rights as a client.
It is the intention of this privacy statement to explain to you the information practices of Mason Wealth Management in relation to the information we collect about you.
For the purposes of the GDPR the data controller is:
Please read this Statement carefully as this sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.
Our GDPR Owner and data protection representatives can be contacted directly here:
As set out in our Terms of Business the data which you provide to us will be held on a computer database and paper files for the purpose of arranging transactions on your behalf and in order to provide the highest standard of service to you. The data will be processed only in ways compatible with the purposes for which it was given. We may need to collect sensitive personal information relating to you or anyone to be named on your policy or residing in your household to process your application. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have obtained the permission of that person to allow us to process their sensitive personal data as part of your application and to explain our Data Protection policy to them.
We may share with insurance service providers’ information we hold about you and your claims history. Our product producers may subscribe to Insurance industry databases for fraud prevention purposes. We may also use your information for the purpose of complying with regulatory or legislative requirements, offering renewals, for research/statistical analysis and crime prevention. There may also be requirements to contact you by Email, Post, Phone, SMS Text for the purposes of discussing terms of an existing policy with us or any other query directly relating to an existing policy with us. When you request a quote from us, you may receive a phone call or text message and/or email in relation to that quote.
We would also like to keep you informed about new or existing insurance, investment products or special offers, and any other insurance related services provided by us which we think may be of interest to you.
In order for us to provide you with the service and the insurance products that you require, Mason Wealth Management need to collect your personal data. Mason Wealth Management offers broad based advice in relation to all classes of life assurance products (whole of life, term cover, serious illness, pensions, savings investments) and mortgages based on a fair analysis of the market available. The Company in addition transmits orders on behalf of consumers’ to insurance undertakings and product producers.
Our reason (lawful reason) for processing your data under the GDPR is:
In any event Mason Financial Services Ltd t/a Mason Wealth Management are committed to ensuring that the information we collect and use is appropriate for this purpose and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy.
Mason Financial Services Ltd t/a Mason Wealth Management will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary.
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The cookies used and the information held within them have no personal information and cannot be used to identify you as a person. For this reason, we consider our cookies to be completely non-intrusive.
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The cookies we use do not contain any sensitive information such as your name, address or any payment details. Sensitive information which you choose to provide to us as part of the quotation process is stored securely and is not collected in the form of a cookie. Only information which is relevant to your visit to our website is stored in the form of a cookie, for example if you have visited our site previously.
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If we collect any special categories of personal data (e.g. health, religious beliefs, racial, ethnic origin – financial information is not classified as special categories of personal data) – we will ensure the below
We may pass your personal data on to third-party service providers contracted to Mason Financial Services Ltd t/a Mason Wealth Management in the course of dealing with you. Any third parties that we may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only to fulfil the service they provide on your behalf. When they no longer need your data to fulfil this service, they will dispose of the details in line with Mason Financial Services Ltd t/a Mason Wealth Management procedures.
If we wish to pass your sensitive personal data onto a third party we will only do so once we have obtained your explicit consent, unless we are legally required to do otherwise.
The third parties that we pass your personal data to are:
We have issued all our third-party processors with a Data Processor checklist asking them GDPR specific questions
If we transfer personal data to a third party or outside the EU we as the data controller will ensure the recipient (processor or another controller) has provided the appropriate safeguards and on condition that enforceable data subject rights and effective legal remedies for you, the data subject, are available.
Mason Financial Services Ltd t/a Mason Wealth Management facilitate you, our clients, rights in line with our data protection policy and the subject access request procedure. This is available on request.
All of the above requests will be forwarded on should there be a third party involved as we have indicated in the processing of your personal data.
Data will not be held for longer than is necessary for the purpose(s) for which they were obtained. Mason Financial Services Ltd t/a Mason Wealth Management will process personal data in accordance with our retention schedule. This retention schedule has been governed by our regulatory body (Central Bank of Ireland) and our internal governance.
In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by Mason Financial Services Ltd t/a Mason Wealth Management or how your complaint has been handled, you have the right to lodge a complaint directly with the supervisory authority and Mason Financial Services Ltd t/a Mason Wealth Management representatives GDPR Owner.
If we are collecting your data for a contract and you cannot provide this data the consequences of this could mean the contract cannot be completed or details are incorrect.
We do not use automated decision making tools, however we will use attitude to risk questionnaires to understand your attitude to risk in respect of Investment products that you may wish to avail of.
If we were ever to use automatic decision making we would advise you accordingly.
Profiling in respect of Financial and mortgage advisors using profiling in their business. The main categories are
To establish a customer’s attitude to investment risk (relates to pensions and investments) advisors have automated calculators which calculate the customers attitude to various levels of risk having answered a series of questions.
If we intend to further process your personal data for a purpose other than for which the data was collected, we will provide this information prior to processing this data.