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Disclaimer

MGI Worldwide is the brand name under which certain member firms of Mint Alliance operate as a network of independent audit, tax, accounting and consulting firms. Mint Alliance is an alliance of independent audit, tax, accounting and consulting firms. MGI Worldwide and Mint Alliance do not themselves provide any services and their member firms are not an international partnership. Each member firm is a separate entity and neither MGI Worldwide, Mint Alliance nor any member firm, accepts responsibility for the activities, work, opinions or services of any other member firm. Mint Alliance is a private company limited by guarantee incorporated in the Isle of Man with company number 012651C. 

Privacy Notice

Who and where we are

MGI Worldwide is registered at Ibex House, Baker Street, Weybridge, United Kingdom, KT13 8AH
Telephone: + 44 1932 853393
Website www.mgiworld.com

Questions regarding your personal data held by MGI Worldwide and how to view it, amend it or have it removed from our database should be addressed to Maxine Brock maxine.brock@mgiworld.com

The person responsible for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policy in MGI Worldwide is the CEO, Clive Viegas Bennett: clive.bennett@mgiworld.com

Whose personal data do we hold and process

Employees and owners of firms which are members of MGI Worldwide.

What personal data do we collect and process, how is it obtained and where is it held?

Name and professional contact details (email address) and, if you choose to supply this information, direct phone line and/or mobile/cell number and profile photo.

Where you choose to do so, we also list your areas of professional specialisation.

We obtain your data from you or from colleagues in your firm or, in some cases, from public information shown on your firm’s website. Whatever the source, each individual on our database has a unique login to amend or delete their data (see below).

Data is kept in a database linked to our website. This database is accessible only by MGI Worldwide system administrators. Your name and professional email address.

How do we use and process the personal information indicated above?

There are two purposes for the data:

  1. To complete the public online and printed membership directory, where those employees and owners of member firms who choose their information to be public are listed under their firm and location. The purpose of the directory is to enable colleagues in fellow members and potential clients to be able to contact you about business matters.  Such exchange of contacts is at the heart of what a network like MGI Worldwide is all about. You may choose at any time for your information not to be public and so not listed in the public directory.
  2. To enable the staff of MGI Worldwide and its regional organisation to communicate with members about MGI events, projects and news and also about administrative matters and compliance with membership requirements such as quality assessment. Individuals in the database may also use our website and the database to send mailshots to colleagues in member firms about firm, market or business news and events. These mailshots are moderated by staff at MGI Worldwide. The communications referred to in this paragraph will go to both public and non-public individuals in the database.

The lawful basis for the processing of personal data

The personal data referred to in this notice is collected and processed under the Legitimate Interests basis of the GDPR. We have carried out an assessment of our legitimate interests in the data to ensure that we meet the legal requirements.

The Legitimate Interests of MGI Worldwide are to enable people in member firms and potential clients of those firms to identify the appropriate person to contact to further the business interests of those firms and clients. This is essential to achieve the key objectives of MGI Worldwide – to foster the exchange of business among member firms and to stimulate new business in member firms.

We can supply you with a copy of our Legitimate Interests Assessment on request.

Viewing, amending and removing your individual data

Each person whose data is kept in our database has a unique login to the Members’ Area of our website www.mgiworld.com. On entering the Members Area, click on EDIT YOUR PROFILE. You will then see the data that is held by us. You can amend or delete any of this data. You can also request us or your office admin to remove your entry altogether.  If you have mislaid your login details please contact Maxine Brock as at the top of this notice.

The only required information for anyone registered in our database is name and email address.

You may choose for your data to be public (namely visible in the online and printed directory) or not public. If your data is not public you will still receive communications from MGI Worldwide, our regional organisations or fellow members from time to time.

Do we share your data outside MGI Worldwide or use it for any other purposes?

No. We do not share our database of personal information with any parties outside MGI Worldwide, nor do we share the whole database or blocks of it with individual member firms. However, if your data is “public” (you can always choose for your data to be “not public”), then the details contained in our database are publically viewable and as such can potentially be “farmed” from the directory by third parties.

We only use your data for the purposes described in this notice.

Use of Cookies

We may use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. This can include using a "cookie" which would be stored on your browser. You can usually modify your browser to prevent this happening. The information collected in this way can be used to identify you unless you modify your browser settings.

If you have questions/comments about privacy, you should email us at info@mgiworld.com