What we collect
In common with all accountancy and legal practices, we are required by the Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering Activities Law of 2007 to have due diligence procedures for the identification of all clients and maintain appropriate records of evidence to support customer due diligence.
As part of our client acceptance and continuance we may collect the following information
- Permanent residence
- Contact Details
- Tax identification details
- Employment and education history
- Information on your sources of funds and wealth
- Economic profile of your company / group of companies
We do not disclose your personal data to third parties, except where this is necessary by Law.
More specifically we are required to report all knowledge or suspicion, or reasonable grounds to know or suspect, that a criminal offence giving rise to any direct or indirect benefit from criminal conduct has been committed, regardless of whether that offence has been committed by their client or by a third party. If as part of our normal work we have knowledge or suspicion, or have reasonable grounds to know or suspect, that such offences have been committed we are required to make a report to the Unit for Combating Money Laundering (MOKAS). In such circumstances it is not our practice to discuss such reports with you because of the restrictions imposed by the tipping off provisions of the anti‑money laundering legislation.
Purposes and legal bases of Personal Data Processing
We collect and process your personal data:
- on the basis of necessity to perform activities in relation to the services we provide to you as described in the website.
- to comply with applicable laws and regulations
- for marketing services we believe might be of interest to you by using the email address you provided to us, provided that you are a client/user and/or there is an established commercial relationship between us. If not, we undertake to request your informed consent before processing any of your personal data for specific marketing purposes, as well as for determining correspondence preferences, for example, e-mail, post and social media. You will always have the option to ‘unsubscribe’ from such communication at any time.
- on the basis of our legitimate interest for the purpose of improving the content and functionality of our website (such as to determine pages of our site visited by users) in connection with notifications of changes to your personal details)
You have the right to access and update your personal information, the right to erasure, the right to portability of your data in a universally used form, the right of objection, and the right to object to automated decision-making. Please note that these rights are not absolute and therefore subject to exceptions under the Community or Cyprus Laws.
As required by the relevant anti money laundering and tax legislation we may retain your personal data for 7 years following the end of our business relationship. We will then delete them safely taking all appropriate legal and technical measures.
We are committed to ensuring that your personal data is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to secure the personal data we collect online and prevent any violation or breach of personal data.
If you follow a link to any other websites, we encourage you to keep in mind that these sites have their own privacy policies and that we do not take any responsibility for these policies.
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We reserve the right to modify this Policy at any time. Any changes will be posted on this page and, if necessary, will be communicated to you by email.
Complaints and contact details
If at any time you would like to know more or believe that your personal data is being processed in violation of this Policy, then you can file a complaint by sending an email to [email protected] or by telephone at +357 22 484429.
You also have the right to file a complaint with the Supervisory Authority, which is the Data Protection Commissioner’s Office:
1, Iason Street, 1082 Nicosia
WHO Vox 23378, 1682 Nicosia
Tel: +357 22818456
Fax: +357 22304565
E-mail: [email protected]