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HMA Tax (international) is dedicated to protecting the confidentiality and privacy of information entrusted to it. As part of this fundamental obligation, HMA Tax is committed to the appropriate protection and use of personal information that has been collected online.

Effective Date: December 2, 2023

1. Introduction

Welcome to HMA Tax (International). This Privacy Policy details how we, as a tax and financial service provider, comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in our collection, use, disclosure, and safeguarding of your personal information.

2. Information We Collect

a. Personal Information

  • Name and Contact Details: Full name, email address, phone number, and property address.
  • Voluntarily Provided Information: Any additional information provided via our website or customer service.

b. Non-Personal Information

  • Browser and Device Information: Type of device, operating system, browser type, IP address.
  • Usage Data: Web analytics data including pages visited, session duration, and interaction data.

3. Lawful Basis for Processing

  • Contractual Necessity: Processing personal data to fulfil our contractual obligations.
  • Legal Obligations: Processing required for compliance with tax laws and regulations.
  • Consent: Where you have provided explicit consent, particularly for marketing purposes.
  • Legitimate Interests: For improving our services and protecting against fraud.

4. How We Use Your Information

  • Service Provision: Delivering tax preparation and advisory services.
  • Customer Support: Addressing inquiries and providing assistance.
  • Legal Compliance: Adhering to legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Marketing Communications: Sending updates and promotional offers, subject to your consent.

5. Disclosure of Your Information

  • Service Providers: Sharing with third parties that assist in providing our services, under strict confidentiality agreements.
  • Legal Compliance: Disclosing information as required by law, such as to tax authorities.
  • Business Transfers: In the event of a merger or acquisition, ensuring data protection continuity.

6. International Data Transfers

  • Transfers Outside the EEA: Implementing Standard Contractual Clauses and other safeguards for data transferred outside the European Economic Area.

7. Data Security

  • Security Measures: Utilizing encryption, access controls, and secure data storage to protect your data.

8. Your Rights Under GDPR

  • Access and Rectification: You can request access to and correction of your personal data.
  • Erasure and Restriction: You can ask us to delete or restrict processing of your data.
  • Data Portability: You have the right to obtain a copy of your data in a portable format.
  • Objection and Consent Withdrawal: You can object to processing and withdraw consent at any time.

9. Data Retention

  • Retention Period: Personal data is retained for as long as necessary to provide our services and as required by law, typically up to 7 years.

10. Third-Party Links

  • External Sites: Our website may contain links to third-party sites, over which we have no control.

11. Children’s Privacy

  • Age Limit: We do not knowingly collect data from children under the age of 16.

12. Changes to This Privacy Policy

  • Updates: Any changes to our policy will be communicated via our website and email notifications.

13. Contact Information

  • Queries and Requests: For any privacy-related questions or data requests, contact us at [].

14. Supervisory Authority

  • Compliance: HMA Tax (International) is fully committed to complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and upholding the data protection rights of our clients and users. We have implemented comprehensive measures to ensure that our data processing procedures are transparent, lawful, and secure. This includes conducting regular data protection impact assessments, training our staff on GDPR compliance, and ensuring that all personal data is processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects. Our data processing activities are designed to uphold the principles of data minimization, accuracy, integrity, confidentiality, and accountability. We are dedicated to continually updating our practices in line with evolving GDPR guidelines and standards, reaffirming our commitment to protecting the privacy and rights of individuals within the European Union.