HTH Accountants is fully committed to keeping all personal data submitted by its clients, safe and secure during administrative processes. All necessary technical
measures have been put in place to ensure the safety and security of the systems which hold this data.
2. Your Rights
When you, as a client, provide personal data to HTH Accountants, you have certain rights available to you in relation to that data. These rights are outlined below and can be exercised by contacting the Data Protection Department, as detailed above, indicating which right(s) you wish to exercise:
• Right of access
• Right to rectification
• Right to erasure
• Right to restrict processing
• Right to data portability
• Restriction of processing
• Data portability
• Objection to processing
• Withdraw consent if they previously gave it in relation to processing of their personal data relating to automated decision making, including profiling
• Make a complaint to the Data Protection Commission if you consider that processing of your personal data is contrary to the GDPR.
3. Data Controller
For purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”), we are the data controller for the purpose of data protection law, in respect of your personal information collected and used through your use of the website, products and services. This is because we dictate the purpose for which your personal information is used and how we use your personal information.
4. Personal Information Defined
5. Information You Provide
You may be asked to voluntarily give your personal information to HTH Accountants
when you interact with us. This information may be provided:
• in the course of communications between you and us (including by phone,
email, chat, in person, via social media, website or otherwise);
• when you register for an account;
• when request information about or use a product or service provided by us;
• when you subscribe to a newsletter;
• In certain circumstances, you can choose not to provide certain requested personal information, but then you might not be able to proceed with your intended interaction or service with HTH Accountants or otherwise receive the full benefit of the desired service. If you give HTH Accountants the personal information of another individual, then you are solely responsible for complying with all applicable laws, including obtaining the individual’s valid consent, regarding your collection and disclosure of the personal information to HTH Accountants use, disclosure and retention of the personal information.
6. Automated Collection
HTH Accountants may automatically collect certain information regarding your use of HTH Accountants’ website, such as the dates and times that you use the websites, the browsers, operating systems, software and devices that you use to access the websites and details of your use of the websites. In general terms we will collect personal information for the following purposes:
• To administer your relationship with HTH Accountants, including to contact and correspond with you regarding those matters.
• To facilitate your interactions and transactions with HTH Accountants for our legitimate business interests .
• To process and respond to your inquiries, requests and other communications
• To notify you about changes to our services
• To maintain, protect and improve HTH Accountants’ services and to develop new services
• To manage complaints, feedback and queries
• To carry out market research and analysis
• To carry out satisfaction surveys and analysis
• To provide you with information (including by email and other electronic messages) regarding HTH Accountants and its business, and services and products and services offered by local enterprise boards and the government, to the extent permitted by applicable law and in accordance with your preferences as indicated when you entered into any agreement with us, including any marketing consent preferences
• Depending on the method of communication, this processing may be carried out with your consent or in accordance with our legitimate business interests to process your information for direct marketing purposes
• To comply with any legal or regulatory obligations (including in connection with a court order) and to protect and enforce HTH Accountants’ legal rights, interests and remedies to protect the business operations and clients of HTH Accountants or other persons
• For our legitimate business interests and for compliance with legal obligations to which we are subject
• To enforce or apply the agreements concerning you (including agreements between you and us). For our legitimate business interests and for compliance with legal obligations to which we are subject
7. How HTH Accountants Discloses and Shares Personal Information
• Specific Consents – HTH Accountants may disclose your personal information in accordance with express or implied consents that you give during your interactions and transactions with HTH Accountants.
8. Protection of Personal Information
Summary of your rights
Right to receive a copy of your personal information that we hold about you, subject to certain exemptions. Right to rectify your personal information that we hold where it is incorrect or incomplete.
Right to ask that your personal information be deleted in certain circumstances. For example (i) where your personal information is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise used; (ii) if you withdraw your consent and there is no other legal ground for which we rely on for the continued use of your personal information; (iii) if you object to the use of your personal information (as set out below); (iv) if we have used your personal information unlawfully; or (v) if your personal information needs to be erased to comply with a legal obligation.
Right to restrict or suspend our use of your personal information in certain circumstances. For example (i) where you think your personal information is inaccurate and only for such period to enable us to verify the accuracy of your personal information; (ii) the use of your personal information is unlawful and you
oppose the erasure of your personal information and request that it is suspended instead; (iii) we no longer need your personal information, but your personal information is required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; or (iv) you have objected to the use of your personal information and we are verifying whether our grounds for the use of your personal information override your objection.
Right to obtain personal information that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and for it to be transferred to you or another organisation, where it is technically feasible. The right only applies where the use of the personal information you provided was with your consent or for the performance of a contract with you, and when the use of your personal information is carried out by automated (i.e. electronic) means.
Right to object to the use of your personal information in certain circumstances. For example (i) where you have grounds relating to your particular situation and we use your personal information for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party); and (ii) if you object to the use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes. Right to withdraw consent at any time where we rely on consent to use your personal information.
Right to complain to the relevant data protection authority where you think we have not used your personal information in accordance with data protection law.