We collect and process a range of personal information.
We will collect your full name and contact details (such as phone number, email address and postal address) from you whenever you deal with us.
When we provide our services to you, or on your behalf, where we are required to do so by law, we will collect information relating to your identity, which will be at least one form of photographic identification (such as a passport, a driving licence or an identification card) and one form of documentation with proof of your place of residence (such as a recent utility bill).
The types of personal information we collect about you usually falls into the following categories:
- Identity and contact information from our direct interaction with clients and contacts in order to provide our professional services
- Financial information which may include bank account details
- Contact information from our clients and contacts in order to engage in direct marketing, keep you up to date on the services we offer and other issues that may be of interest to you
For the above purposes, a client includes any organisation or individual who is identified as a client on Bidwells systems (regardless of whether we charge any fees) and a contact includes any individual who is a contact of the firm whether a representative of a client or a former or prospective client, any supplier, consultant, another professional adviser, intermediary or agent.
Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with services). In this case, we may have to cancel a service you have requested from us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
We may need to collect information from third party sources (for example, to verify your identity). The third party is responsible for your information and its disclosure to us and you should always check that privacy notices and statements from any entity that makes available information about you.