Privacy Notice

Effective date: November 19, 2018

At Eric Watson Financial Solutions Ltd we respect your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information.

Who are we?

Eric Watson Financial Solutions Ltd is an appointed representative of Intrinsic Financial Planning Limited and Intrinsic Mortgage Planning Limited who is part of the Quilter Group of companies. For further details on the companies in our group, please click here

Eric Watson Financial Solutions Ltd ("us", "we", or "our") operates the www.ericwatsonfs.co.uk website (the "Service").

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
We use your data to provide and improve our Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection And Use

Personal information includes your name, address, or phone number and other information that is not otherwise publicly available. We collect personal information about you when you contact us about products and services.

Types of Information Collected

Personal Information

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Information"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Contact details
  • Information to verify your identity
  • Family, lifestyle, health and financial information
  • Payment details.

We collect personal information directly from you. For example, we ask for personal information at the start of our relationship and in subsequent communications in order to check your identity and protect you from fraud. This is a legal requirement and is important to help safeguard you against potential crime.

Special Category Information

In some instances, it is necessary to collect more sensitive information (such as health or lifestyle information) which is called special category data. This is to allow us to provide our financial advice service to you. We will always obtain your consent during the advice process to gather this data and explain what information we require and why it is needed. Sensitive personal information will always be processed and stored securely. You can withdraw your consent at any time to us processing this data, however, this may mean that you can no longer access the service or product the information was gathered for.

Cookies

We also collect information about you from other sources. For example, our website automatically collects information from your computer using "cookies" which provides us with limited personal information. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the website owners. 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.

Retention of Personal Information

We keep your personal information only as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected and to meet regulatory or legislative requirements. Personal information will be securely disposed of when it is no longer required.
The processing of your personal data is allowed under a number of lawful basis. The data required for the provision of products and services is processed on the basis there is a contract with you to do so. Any relevant marketing activity we undertake is done because as a firm we have a legitimate interest to do so however you have rights, as listed below, which impact how we can use and process your data.

Use of Personal Information

Eric Watson Financial Solutions Ltd processes your information in order to support and maintain our contractual relationship with you and to comply with legal and regulatory requirements. This includes the following:

  • Providing our advice, products or services to you
  • Carrying out transactions you have requested
  • Confirming and verifying your identity for security purposes
  • Credit scoring and assessment, and credit management (where applicable)
  • Detecting and preventing fraud, crime, money laundering or other malpractice.

We also process your data for specific business purposes to enable us to give you the best products and services and the best and most secure experience. For example, we process your information to send you marketing that is tailored to your interests. Our business purposes include the following:

  • Enhancing, modifying, and personalizing our services for the benefit of our customers
  • Providing communications which we think will be of interest to you
  • Market or customer satisfaction research or statistical analysis
  • Audit and record keeping purposes
  • Enhancing the security of our network and information systems.

You have the right to object to this processing if you wish, please see "Indiviual Rights" section below. Please bear in mind that if you object this may affect our ability to carry out the tasks above for your benefit.

We may also process your personal data as part of an acquisition or sale. Should this happen, you will be notified about any change to processing or data controller arising as a result of this activity.

Sharing your Personal Information

We share your information with trusted third parties who perform tasks for us and help us to provide the services you require these include:

  • Intrinsic Financial Services Limited
  • Other adviser firms in the network for the purpose of providing you with advice (with your knowledge)
  • The Quilter Group of companies to enhance the services and products we can offer you
  • Third parties to verify your identity, in line with money laundering or other requirements (this may involve carrying out checks with credit reference databases)
  • Third parties who perform tasks for us to help us set up or service your plan (these third parties may be based in countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) but where they are, we will undertake an assessment of safeguards in place)
  • Other organizations, including regulatory bodies, the police and fraud prevention agencies, to prevent and detect fraud
  • Third parties where required by law, court order or regulation
  • Third parties as part of an acquisition or sale.

Securing your information

We are committed to ensuring the confidentiality of the personal information that we hold, and we continue to review our security controls and related policies and procedures to ensure that your personal information remains secure.

When we contract with third parties, we impose appropriate security, privacy and confidentiality obligations on them to ensure that personal information is kept secure.

If we work with third parties in countries outside the EU we ensure these are countries that the European Commission has confirmed have an adequate level of protection for personal information, or the organization receiving the personal data has provided adequate safeguards.
In limited circumstances data may be accessed outside of the EEA ie by employees when they travel. In these circumstances we ensure there are appropriate information security measures in place to safeguard your information.

Marketing

You have the right to opt out of marketing information and tell us what your communication preferences are by contacting Eric Warson Financial Solutions directly. You may opt out at any time if you don't want to receive any further communications of this nature.

Individual rights and requests

  • The purposes of the processing
  • The right to be informed. You can request that we provide 'fair processing information', typically through this privacy notice
  • The right of access. You may request a copy of the personal information we hold about you using the contact details found on the end of this policy
  • The right to rectification. The accuracy of your personal information is important to us. You have the right to ask us to update or correct your personal information
  • The right to erasure. You may request the deletion or removal of personal data where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing
  • The right to object. You may object to the processing of your data based on legitimate interests
  • The right to restrict processing. You have a right to request we 'block' or suppress processing of your personal data
  • The right to data portability. You may request to obtain and reuse your data
  • The right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

If you wish to correct, restrict, delete or make changes to your personal information, or any of the data subject rights listed above, please contact us at the number/address presented on our website.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Notice on this page.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.