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KSi Malta Privacy Policy

This document applies to all personal information held by KSi Malta as the controllers of your personal data and goes into detail on how we processes your data, why do we process it, with whom this data may be shared, in what situations we may share this data and all the measures we are taking to ensure that your data is safe and secure. The terms of this policy will apply as long as you are a client to KSi Malta, but will also continue to apply after you cease to be a client. It also applies if you have sent us your data to be part of our marketing mailing list and also if you have applied for a position with KSi Malta.

This privacy policy however does not cover how any other Morrison KSi firm handles personal data. All Morrison KSi firms are independent entities are only part of the same association of independent accounting and auditing firms and do not share any personal data with each other. This privacy policy applies only to KSi Malta and no other firm, company or association.

On our website, you may also find links to other websites which are not managed or owned by KSi Malta. KSi Malta is not responsible for any such websites and this privacy policy shall not apply in this regard. The businesses operating these websites, may or may not have their own privacy policy and in this regard, KSi Malta is no way responsible for the way such companies manage the processing of your personal data.

The data controller as defined under the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 which is generally referred to as the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”), is KSi Malta which is a civil partnership registered under Maltese Law, having registration number LPA-92 and registered address at Villa Gauci, Mdina Road, Balzan, BZN 9031, Malta

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) or “GDPR” is a European regulation intended to protect Personal Data of individuals. We collect various kinds of Personal Data from you and it is thus very important that your Personal Data is managed in terms of this regulation. Personal Data is very important for us and thus we strive to ensure the highest level of its protection.

Personal Data is personal information about an individual, like you. We collect such information about our customers for relationship management, statistical reasons and for marketing purposes and also on our employees or potential employees when they apply for a position with us. We may also collect some personal information from other individuals who are not our customers, for marketing purposes, subject to their consent.

Personal Data may also be of a general nature and of a special nature. Generic Personal Data refers to data such as names, surnames, contact details and similar data which can be used to identify a person. Special categories of Personal Data relate to more confidential kind of Personal Data such as health data. Information regarding the different kinds of Personal Data we collect can be found in section 6 of this document.

Certain more sensitive kind of Personal Data is defined under law as Special Categories of Personal Data, which relates to:

  •  Racial or ethnic origin;
  •  Political opinions;
  •  Religious or philosophical beliefs;
  •  Trade union membership;
  •  Genetic data;
  •  Biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person;
  •  Data concerning health;
  •  Data concerning a natural person's sex life or sexual orientation

We will not process such Personal Data unless authorized by law. In any case, we will always specify the purpose where such Personal Data shall be used and on what legal basis. We will also only use such Personal Data for the purposes that such Personal Data would be collected and not for any other purposes.

When you provide your Personal Data to a third party, you are passing such data to either a controller or a processor.

A Controller of your Personal Data is an individual or a company who has the power to determine the exact uses of the Personal Data you have supplied to him. On the other hand a Processor is a third party who is processing and thus utilising your Personal Data on behalf of a controller.

This section shall outline the various ways we collect Personal Data from you from different situations. In this regard, all Personal Data collected must have a proper legal ground justifying collection and such is stated in each situation were Personal Data is Collected. Finally, the retention period for each set of Personal Data Collected is also listed herein.

Should in any event, we are required to keep your Personal Data for any longer period as allowed by law, your Personal Data shall be kept secure and shall be deleted when we are allowed by law to delete such Personal Data.


BROWSING

Description 

Data Collected

Legal Basis

Retention Period

When you browse this website, we may collect data through some tracking cookies as explained in the cookie section of this Policy. Otherwise, we do not collect Personal Data unless you voluntarily and knowingly provide it to us, for example by signing up to our mailing list.

 

 

Kindly refer to cookie section.

i) Consent, when dealing with non-essential cookies.

Kindly refer to cookie section. 


SUBSCRIBING TO OUR NEWSLETTERS

Description 

Data Collected

Legal Basis

Retention Period

When subscribing to our marketing newsletters, we would need some of your personal data to be able to send you material about our firm. 

i) Name and Surname


ii) Email

i) Consent

Until the recipient objects.


SUBMITTING A QUERY ON A SERVICE THROUGH OUR WEBSITE

Description 

Data Collected

Legal Basis

Retention Period

When contacting us through our website, we would need some personal data to be able to reply to your query. 

i) Name and Surname


ii) Email


iii) Contact Number

i) Consent

1 year unless the party is engaged. 


CALLING OUR OFFICES

Description 

Data Collected

Legal Basis

Retention Period

When you call our offices, our telephone equipment will record the conversation for the protection of our legal interest. 

i) Telephone Recording

i) Legitimate Interest

30 days


USING OUR LIVE CHAT ON OUR WEBSITE

Description 

Data Collected

Legal Basis

Retention Period

When you contact us through our live chat, the contents are saved since such may be required to be able to provide more appropriate information to you, as well as for the protection of our legitimate interest.

i) Contents of the chat

i) Legitimate Interest

3 months


BECOMING A CLIENT OF KSI MALTA

Description 

Data Collected

Legal Basis

Retention Period

When you engage us to provide services, we would require significant amounts of personal data 

i) Name and Surname,


ii) Contact Details


iii) Email


iv) identification documentation


v) Financial and banking documentation


vi) Due diligence documentation


vii) Other documentation as may be required which may contain personal data

i) Contract


ii) Legitimate Interest


iii) Compliance with laws and regulations

10 years from when we stop providing you with our services. 


CONTACING OUR CUSTOMER CARE TEAM/SOCIAL MEDIAL TEAMS

Description 

Data Collected

Legal Basis

Retention Period

Should you contact our customer care or social media teams, we shall collect some Personal Data to be able to process your request. 

i) Name and Surname


ii) Email


iii) Contact Number

i) To protect our legitimate interest

3 months


WHEN YOU APPLY FOR A POSITION WITH KSi Malta

Description 

Data Collected

Legal Basis

Retention Period

When you apply for a position with us, we would need to process your Personal Data to be able to verify your suitability for the role you have applied to. 

i) Name and Surname


ii) Your CV and Personal Data contained within


iii) Residential Address


iv) Contact Number


v) Email


vi) Date of Birth

i) Legitimate Interest


ii) Consent

4 months minimum. One year of consent is obtained. 


WHEN YOU VISIT OUR PREMESIS

Description 

Data Collected

Legal Basis

Retention Period

When you visit our premises, we collect CCTV data for security purposes. 

i) CCTV Footage

i) To protect our legitimate interest

7 days

In addition to the required information sharing described above, we use the services of third party agents, such as e-mail service providers and mail houses for the purpose of mailing materials to our clients. These parties are contractually prohibited from using Personal Data for any purpose other than for the purpose specified in their respective contracts. We do provide non-personally identifiable information to certain service providers for their use on an aggregated basis for the purpose of performing their contractual obligations to us. We do not permit the sale of Personal Data to third parties for any use unrelated to our operations or use of Personal Data by third party for their own purposes. 

Below is a list and description of the kinds of services providers to whom we provide your Personal Data.

IT Security

Service providers who help KSi Malta in ensuring that your data remains secure

IT Backups

Service providers who assist KSi Malta in relation to backups for business continuity purposes so that your data is not lost

Payroll

Service providers who provide assistance in the provision of payroll services

Banking establishment and other financial institutions

Processing of data would relate to offering services in relation to assistance with banking matters. 

Third Party Advisors

Experts and consultants who assist us in providing you with the best advise and services

Marketing

Service providers who assist us in relation to marketing and website

Storage

Service providers who assist us in storing and archiving data

In terms of the local laws and regulations and the GDPR, we strive to provide the best possible protection for your personal data.

Our website only uses “cookie” technology as a tracking tool. Cookies do not retain registered guests’ information provided during the online reservations. Cookies identify your browser, rather than you and cannot be used by themselves to disclose your individual identity. Cookies enable us to track the number of page visits from the same computer or browser to be aggregated for statistical purposes.

 

Cookies do not corrupt or damage your computer, programs, or computer files.

The purpose for which cookies -- other than those which are either exclusively intended to enable or facilitate communication by electronic means or strictly necessary for the provision of an online communication service at your express request -- are used on our website is set forth in a banner appearing the first time you land on such website. 

 

TYPES OF COOKIES

The below are different kinds of cookies including their functions that you may find on different websites. 

Type of Cookies

Use of Cookies

Strictly Necessary

These cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the website and without these, the websites would not work properly. 

Functionality

These cookies store specific functional data such as account name, details, location and other similar information.

Security

These cookies are used to enhance the security of the website and detect security threats. 

Statistics

These cookies are used to gather statistical data about the users on the website, their activities and their preferences. Other information that may be gathered includes, website pages visited, duration of visit, what was clicked on and other similar information.  

Marketing & Advertising

These cookies are used in relation to adverts on websites to properly detect and analyse the effectiveness of these ads. Information collected would include clicks on the ads, number of times the adds have been displayed, number of unique visitors and similar information. Such adds may also be used to build user profiles to gather individual preferences. 

Third Party

These cookies would be generated through third parties when the website would be using third party applications. Examples would be social media pages which would have integrated functions on websites. Such activities would generate third party cookies. 

HOW WE USE COOKIES

We use our cookies as follows:

  1. To log in into your account; 
  2. To assist you in presenting proper site content which is relevant to your experience;
  3. Assist us to monitor site performance;
  4. To save user input when required to insert certain data on our website pages;
  5. For authentication purposes;
  6. For the use and to enable the playing of multimedia files;
  7. For statistical purposes;
  8. Social Media and other third-party integration.

OUR COOKIES

The below is a list of cookies originating from our domain.

Cookie Name

Use

Type

Provider

Expiry 

__cfduid

This cookie  is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.

Strictly Necessary

Cloudflare

357 days

__zlcmid

Allows live chang functionality through Zendesk.

Functionality

Zopim

357 days

__utma

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Performance

Google

722 days

__utmc

This cookie is operated in conjunction with the  __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

Performance

Google

Session

__utmz

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached the site 

Performance

Google 

174 days

ASP.Net_SessionId

This cookie is used to identify the users session on the server. The session being an area on the server which can be used to store data in between http requests.

Strictly Necessary

Microsoft

Session

_biz_flagsA

Cookies are used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics.

Performance

Bizible

310

_biz_nA

Cookies are used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics.

Performance

Bizible

365

_biz_pendingA

Cookies are used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics.

Performance

Bizible

365

_biz_uid

Cookies are used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics.

Performance

Bizible

365

_ga

Used to distinguish between users

Performance

Google

730

_gcl_au

Used to generate data from user actions on the website

Marketing

Google

77

_gid

Used to distinguish between users

Performance

Google

1

_hjIncludedInSample

This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate Heatmaps, Funnels, Recordings, etc.

Performance

Hotjar

Session

_hp2_id.3538148622

Technical and security cookie

Security

Cloudflare

722

_hp2_props.353814
8622

Technical and security cookie

Security

Cloudflare

722

sparrow_id

All these cookies are used to define user settings for software that supports our website.

Security

Cloudflare

Session

sparrow_init

All these cookies are used to define user settings for software that supports our website.

Security

Cloudflare

Session

sparrow_session

All these cookies are used to define user settings for software that supports our website.

Security

Cloudflare

Session




CONTROLLING AND MANAGING COOKIES

You may set your browser to block Cookies, although doing so will affect your ability to perform certain transactions, use certain functionality, and access certain content on our website. Should you wish to change your content settings in relation to cookies, this can be done by following the below links. In this regard, modern browsers provide measures to control cookie features, such as length of time saved. Kindly note however that certain functions on our website may not function properly if you disable cookies. 

 

The below are the most popular browsers. Kindly follow the links to manage your cookies. 

  1. Chrome
  2. Safari 
  3. Internet Explorer 
  4. Firefox 
  5. Opera 

You may set your browser to block Cookies, although doing so will affect your ability to perform certain transactions, use certain functionality, and access certain content on our website.

You have certain rights under law to your Personal Data.

  1. You have the right to access your data. You have the right to ask for a copy of your Personal Data.
  2. You have the right of rectification of incorrect data. If any data we have is incorrect, you have a right to ask for correction of such data.
  3. You have the right to be forgotten and that your data is erased after the passage of time. You may file a request, so that any data that we have on you is deleted. As stated above, due to legal requirements, your data will be held by us for the periods stated in the data retention section and then deleted. 
  4. You have the right to restriction of procession. This can be done in the following cases:
    1. Where you are contesting the accuracy of the data, while such a claim is being checked;
    2. If we process your data unlawfully
    3. If we no longer need your data but are keeping the data because we need it for a legal claim;

    Kindly note however the if you exercise this right, it will hinder our ability to provide you with the required services, since we may need your Personal Data to be able to provide you with our services.

  5. You have the right to data portability. Your data may be requested in a machine-readable format and you may also request that your data is transferred directly to another person or service provider directly. 
  6. You may object to the processing of your data. You may at any time inform us that you are objecting to the use of your data for direct marketing and after which we shall stop using your data for such purposes. 
  7. If you have provided consent for the processing of your data you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time which will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before your consent was withdrawn.

In making your request in relation to the above, please not that:

  • We will analyse your request and provide you with a reply within 1 month, except in extreme situations as allowed under law. In such a case we will provide information as to why your request was not acceded to within the 1 month period. 
  • We have the right to refuse your request, if your request is not justified. In this case we shall inform you as to the reasons of why your request was refused.
  • We have the right to charge a fee or refuse your request in extreme situations where your requests are manifestly repetitive or excessive. 
  • When you are making a request, we may request documentation to identify the person making the request.
  • You have the right to lodge a complaint to the data protection authority of your habitual residence if you believe that we have not complied with the requirements of the law.


In order to protect your Personal Data, we will require that you prove your identity to us in relation to your request to access your Personal Data, which may consist of a copy of a government-issued identification, your signature and correspondence address so we can check them against our records and satisfy ourselves as to your identity. The above information is required to create an audit trail of how the request has been handled. Where a request is made, any correspondence or application may be kept and added to your Personal Data. 

We shall strive to send your data only to other EU countries or other countries which ensure proper protection for your data. When transferring your data to countries which are not deemed as such, proper measures in terms of the law shall be applied to ensure the protection of your Personal Data. In cases where such measures cannot be achieved, Personal Data shall only be sent to these countries if necessary, to perform our services and also subject to your prior consent. Some of the recipients referred to above are located in or process Personal Data outside of your country. The level of data protection in another country may not be equivalent to that in your country. However, we only transfer your Personal Data to countries where the EU Commission has decided that they have an adequate level of data protection or we take measures to ensure that all recipients provide an adequate level of data protection. We do this for example by entering into appropriate data transfer agreements based on Standard Contractual Clauses (2010/87/EC -Commission Decision of 5 February 2010 on standard contractual clauses for the transfer of Personal Data to processors established in third countries under Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and/or 2004/915/EC- Commission Decision of 27 December 2004 amending Decision 2001/497/EC as regards the introduction of an alternative set of standard contractual clauses for the transfer of Personal Data to third countries). 

We shall take all the necessary measures as required by law to ensure proper security and protection to your Personal Data. Such measures may include encryption, use of firewalls, anti-virus software and specialized security software, access restrictions and limitations, strict enforcement of policies and any other measures that we may enforce from time to time. Our measures shall strive to ensure that:

  • There is no unlawful destruction of your Personal Data;
  • That your Personal Data is not subject to unauthorized access;
  • That your Personal Data is not subject to unauthorized disclosure;
  • That your Personal Data is not subject to unauthorized modifications.

Despite our best efforts however, we cannot provide a 100% guarantee in relation to our system security

In the event of a Data Breach following your Personal Data, we shall always abide by the law and inform you and the competent authorities as required. 

This data privacy statement was last updated on the 21st April 2020 in line with the last EU legislation to meet the GDPR requirements. In the future, we may need to make additional changes. All additional changes will be included in the latest data privacy statement published on this website, so that you will always understand our current practices with respect to the information we gather, how we might use that information and disclosures of that information to third parties. You can tell when this privacy statement was last updated by looking at the date at the top of the statement. Any changes to our statement will become effective upon posting of the revised statement on this site. We will seek your express consent to any changes to how we use or disclose your Personal Data if requested by law but otherwise use of this site or our services following such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised statement then in effect.

Kindly note that our website contains hyperlinks to other websites. Please note that KSi Malta is not responsible for the content of these other websites or their respective adherence to data protection laws and rules. KSi Malta does not provide any quality controls to such websites and shall accept no responsibility for their performance, security, accuracy, content or privacy in relation to your personal data.

If you wish to make any inquiry regarding your personal data, wish to have any of your data corrected or request access to your personal data, you may contact us on the below details. Please note that we may charge a fee or refuse requests which are manifestly repetitive or excessive. 

Any request must be in writing and must also include your name, address and a description of the information or correction required. We may also ask for other identification documentation. Such information is essential so that we can identify you properly. 

Email: dpo@ksimalta.com
Telephone number: 21 226 176
Address: Villa Gauci Mdina Road,
Balzan, BZN 9031,
Malta

 

This Policy has been updated on the 21st April 2020

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