• Privacy Statement - Private Clients

Privacy Statement - Private Clients


Private Clients

Our protection data policy aims to process personal data only to the extent necessary for us to provide our services to our clients and/or for other agreed purposes.

Where personal data is required for us to perform services for our clients, we request that our clients provide all necessary information to relevant individuals (known as “data subjects”) about our use of personal data about our privacy policy. Our clients may therefore refer data subjects to this Privacy Notice.

We provide a range of services to personal clients. We may therefore process a range of personal data, as is appropriate for the performance of services, including contact details, business activities, family information and financial information such as details of income, taxation, financial interests and/or investments. 

Certain services may also require us to process special categories of personal data such as race or ethnic origin, physical and mental health, sexual life and orientation, criminal records, and political, religious and philosophical beliefs. We will only process such personal data with the individual’s consent or as otherwise required by law or regulation.

We generally collect personal data directly from our personal clients or from third parties acting on their instructions. Such personal data may be used for the following purposes:Page Content

  • Provision of professional services, other than public interest functions (see Privacy Statement – Assurance Services BDO) - we undertake a wide range of services, including Tax, Advisory and Outsourcing services (e.g. accounting). We may have to process personal data in order to perform such services and/or provide advice and deliverables to our clients;
  • Managing, administering and developing our business - We process personal data in order to manage our relationship with clients, develop our business and services, maintain and develop our IT systems, manage and host events, and to administer and manage our website, systems and applications.
  • Quality and risk management and security - we use various measures to protect personal data and other client information, which include monitoring the services provided to clients to detect, investigate and resolve security threats. Such monitoring may involve processing personal data. Our client take-on procedures involve processing personal data that may be obtained (i) from the client itself; or (ii) from publicly available sources (such as databases and general internet searches, etc.) to identify any risks relating to individuals and organisations that may prevent us from working for a particular client or on a particular matter;
  • Providing information about our services to our clients - unless the individual, employee or service provider of a BDO client, has opted-out, we may use client business contact details to provide information about our services and activities and events that may be of interest for him or his organization (see Privacy Statement – Newsletters subscription and sending).
  • Compliance with legal and regulatory obligations – as a regulated firm, we are subject to various legal, regulatory and professional obligations that may require us to process and/or retain personal data held on our client files.



30th September 2020 version