Effective Date: 29-10-2020
Who we are
Our website address is: https://whimstersfs.co.uk.
Your privacy is important to us
Whimsters Financial Solutions Limited (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd is located at:
Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd
72 Foyle Street
- Website Visitors
- Personally-Identifying Information
- Links To External Sites
- Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd uses Google AdWords for remarketing
- Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
- Aggregated Statistics
- Contact Information & Credit
1. Website Visitors
Like most website operators, Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on https://whimstersfs.co.uk/ blog posts. Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
2. Personally-Identifying Information
COLLECTING INFORMATION AND PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY
Our aim is to offer advice that helps you plan your financial future. To provide such advice, we need to know about your personal situation and your Adviser may request sensitive and private information about you, for example, your income, current financial arrangements, health, family commitments and any legal proceedings you may be involved in. Much of the information you provide will, as part of your application, be passed to the company whose products you apply for and details of how they use your information are included in their data protection literature.
If you are unable or unwilling to provide some, or all, of this information your Adviser will be unable to provide you with advice suitable for your circumstances. We do not collect personal information from third parties.
Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd is committed to protecting your privacy. As we would like you to be a lifetime client, we need to earn your trust and assure you that we will keep your personal information confidential and secure and only for as long as is necessary. The criteria we use to determine how long this period is can be obtained from Whimsters Financial Solutions’ Data Protection Officer at the address below.
We will use it with care and it will only be shared in the ways explained here, or if we are required to by Law or the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Your personal information will only be held for as long as necessary and collected for the purposes of providing advice in respect of the range of products and services outlined in the Initial Disclosure Document or Client Proposition Brochure provided by your Adviser. In addition, we will make every effort to ensure that the information you provide is recorded accurately and that it is only passed to companies who comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). If it is required to send your information abroad, we will only do so to countries within the European Union (EU) or to a third country that the EU has determined provides an adequate level of protection and where you are able to exercise your rights to access your personal information under the GDPR.
CONTROLLING AND USING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
A Data Controller is someone who determines the purposes for and the manner in which your personal data should be processed. Whimsters Financial Solutions, its Appointed Representatives (your Adviser) are all Data Controllers. Your Adviser will have given you their contact details and Whimsters Financial Solutions’ contact details are shown above(above contents section).
We use your information in a variety of ways:
- To introduce you to a range of products and services offered by the companies we are associated with (or may be associated with in the future).
- To help with administration.
- To contact you with details of changes to products you have bought.
- For business analysis and research.
- For marketing products and services we think may be suitable for you (unless you ask us not to send you this information).
- To comply with the Law and/or FCA requirements.
- To verify your identity by searching publicly available records held by credit reference agencies.
- To prevent fraud and money laundering we may pass your details to other companies, public bodies including the police or to an insurer’s database. Insurance companies can search databases for any relevant information that exists about you.
We therefore process your data because it is necessary for:
- the performance of a contract to which you are a party.
- compliance with legal obligations to which we as the controller are subject.
None of the information gathered about you will be used in automatic decision making.
Certain visitors to Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd’s websites choose to interact with Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd in ways that require Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who leave to use our contact form to ask our advisors queries relating to our products/services.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. We constantly maintain and use protective software and measures to ensure your personal data remains safe, however we cannot guarantee its absolute security. We strive to always make our security measure more effective and impenetrable. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its security.
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5. Links To External Sites
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.
6. Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd uses Google AdWords for remarketing
You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.
7. Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd’s behalf or to provide services available at Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of https://whimstersfs.co.uk/ and have supplied your email address, Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd and our products/services. We primarily use our social media to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
8. Aggregated Statistics
Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its website. Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd does not disclose your personally-identifying information.
To enrich and perfect your online experience, Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd uses “Cookies”, similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalised content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.
Those who engage in transactions with Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd – by purchasing Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd’s services or products, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd. Whimsters Financial Solutions Ltd does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
12. Contact Information