Your Privacy is important to us.
We understand that in the course of doing business together, you are likely to share confidential information about yourself, your family and your financial circumstances that you wouldn’t want shared with anyone else, and we completely understand why.
It is however, important that you understand the circumstances in which we must share some of your information with other solution providers in order to provide the service we give to you. The policy below will outline who and what we share with these 3rd party providers, as well as your rights to access and correct any information, and our obligations under GDPR.
Rest assured, we only share what we need to and have strict rules around this.
Vista Financial Services Ltd 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 Vista Financial Services Ltd in relation to the information we collect about you.
For the purposes of the GDPR the data controller is:
- Vist Financial Services Ltd
- Contact details of Vista Financial Services Ltd, 7 Old Market Street, Sligo 071 9135100
- When we refer to ‘we’ it is Vista Financial Services Ltd
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.
Who are we
Vista Financial Services Ltd is a financial services company based in Sligo offering honest, professional advice on Life Cover, PHI, Pensions, Investments.
We are regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland and are members of Brokers Irlenad and the Life Insurance Association (LIA).
Our Data Protection Officer / GDPR Owner and data protection representatives can be contacted directly here:
- John O’Sullivan
- 071-9135100 / 087-6392421
Purpose for processing your data
We may collect your data for a number of reasons;
To respond to your requests for advice/products or queries in relation to same, to review your financial position
or products, to recommend products or planning for your financial future.
Why we are processing your data? Our legal basis.
In order to provide you with our financial services it is necessary for us to collect and process your personal data. We are required, therefore, to inform you of the legal bases for processing your personal data. One such legal basis is that the processing is necessary for the performance of the advisory services contract (and any other contract) that we commit to delivering to you from time to time. Another legal basis is that some processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interest that we have, as a firm that is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland, in the proper administration and correct operation of our firm. There may also be circumstances where the legal basis for processing your personal data is consent (where we have sought it and it has been provided to us), in which case that consent may be withdrawn at any time.
In any event, Vista Financial Services Ltd 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.
How will Vista Financial Services Ltd use the personal data it collects about me?
Vista Financial Services Ltd 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.
Special Categories of personal data
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 will obtain your explicit consent
Who are we sharing your data with?
We may pass your personal data on to third-party service providers contracted to Vista Financial Services Ltd 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 Vista Financial Services Ltd 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.
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.
Data Subjects Rights:
Vista Financial Services Ltd facilitate you, our clients, rights in line with our data protection policy and the subject access request procedure. This is available on request.
- Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.
- Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
- Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.
- Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply to have a right to restrict the processing.
- Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.
- Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.
- Right to object to automated processing, including profiling
- Right to judicial review: in the event that Organisation Name refuses your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason as to why.
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.
Retention of your personal data
Data will not be held for longer than is necessary for the purpose(s) for which they were obtained. Vista Financial Services Ltd will process personal data in accordance with our retention schedule. This retention schedule has been governed by our regulatory body and our internal governance.
In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by Vista Financial Services Ltd or how your complaint has been handled, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Organisation Name’s data protection representatives Data Protection Officer / GDPR Owner.
Fax: + 353 57 868 4757
Failure to provide further information
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.
Profiling – automatic decision making
Financial and mortgage advisors using profiling in their business. The main categories are
- Risk profiling.
- Profiling for marketing purposes.
- Establishing affordability and providing quotations for financial services and mortgage product
1. Risk Profiling
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.
2. Profiling for marketing purposes
When we seek to contact you about other services, we run automated queries on our computerised data base to establish the suitability of proposed prducts or services to your needs.
3. Establishing affordability and providing quotations for financial services products.
Your privacy is important to us. If you have any comments or questions regarding this statement, please contact us on 071-9135100.