Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy 2018-05-30T09:02:36+00:00

Privacy Notice 

Fitzsimons Finance is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy and would like you to feel safe when you give us your personal details. We will always clearly identify ourselves in correspondence and on our website. Our principal business is to provide advice and arrange transactions on behalf of clients in relation to life, pensions, savings and investment products. In order to provide you with relevant information and to respond to your requests, we sometimes request that you provide us with information about yourself. This privacy notice will inform you of the information we gather and how it is used. Fitzsimons Finance maintains the same privacy practices with respect to data that is collected off-line and on-line and this notice also covers both of those methods of data collection and use. Fitzsimons Finance complies with EU General Data Protection Directive (GDPR) for the collection, use and retention of all personal data. Our data privacy policy is available on request.

What information we gather

In general, you may visit our website without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. Fitzsimons Finance collects domain information from your visit to customise and improve your experience on our website.

This website may collect certain information from your visit, including the date and time of your access, the pages you have accessed, the name of the Internet Service Provider and the Internet Protocol (IP) address by which you are accessing the Internet, and the Internet address from which you linked to our site, if applicable. We use this information to better understand how our website is being used so that we can improve its performance.

Some portions of this website may request that you give us information about yourself, from which we are able to identify you; such as your name, email address or other address. Some of the ways in which we may collect information from you are:

  • Subscription to newsletters or other Fitzsimons content-related correspondence e.g. Event registrations for seminars, conferences etc.
  • White paper or other downloads

Use of the information we gather

When we collect information about you, we intend to tell you why we are asking for the information and what we intend to do with it. You will have the option of not providing the information, in which case you may still be able to access other parts of this website, although you may not be able to access certain services. In certain areas of our website, we may, where appropriate, enable you to ‘opt in’ to certain uses of your information e.g. personal data and direct marketing. Data will not be held for longer than is necessary. General client details will be held while you are a customer.

The information we collect about you or your computer is used to run the website, respond to your requests or process any transactions you have requested. It may also be used to verify your identity, send you information or contact you in relation to a Fitzsimons Finance product or service that you are using or that we believe may be of interest to you after you have chosen to ‘Opt In’.

Sharing information with third parties

In certain instances, we may make your information available to third parties with whom we have a relationship where that third party is providing services on our behalf. We will only provide those third parties with information that is necessary for them to perform the services and we take measures to protect your information.

The information we collect may be used, stored and processed in the EU, UK or in any other country in which Fitzsimons Finance does business. By providing the information via the website, you are consenting to the transfer of the information outside of your country to any country (including countries which may not have adequate levels of protection).

Fitzsimons Finance may disclose information it has collected about you on the website if required to do so by law or when necessary to protect the rights of Fitzsimons Finance or its employees.

Data Security

Fitzsimons Finance intent is to strictly protect the security of your personal information; honour your choice for its intended use; and carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. We have taken appropriate steps to safeguard and secure information we collect online, including the use of encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information.

However, you should always take into consideration that the internet is an open forum and that data may flow across networks with little or no security measures, and therefore such information may be accessed by people other than those you intended to access it.

Cookies

Nearly all websites that you visit on the internet will use cookies in order to improve the experience that you receive, by remembering you for the duration of your visit.

Cookies, amongst other things, are responsible for maintaining your logged in state to a website. Without cookies, every time you moved to a new page on a website, it will think you are visiting for the first time and, ask you to login. However, after logging in, it will forget you have logged in and ask you to login again!!

We respect your privacy, as much as you like your privacy. Therefore, we keep the use of cookies to a bare minimum. However, the cookies that we do set are essential and the site simply cannot work without them. Your continued use of the website indicates that you give your full consent for these cookies to be stored.

Essential Cookies

We set some essential cookies, which are required for the operation of the site. The cookies that we set, and their purpose, are detailed below:

__cfduid This cookie by Cloudflare is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a bunch of infected machines, but the specific visitor’s machine is trusted (e.g. because they’ve completed a challenge within your Challenge Passage period), the cookie allows us to identify that client and not challenge them again. It does not correspond to any user ID in your web application, and does not store any personally identifiable information.

wp-settings-1 and wp-settings-time-1 Our website uses WordPress which uses cookies, or tiny pieces of information stored on your computer, to verify who you are. There are cookies for logged in users and for commenters.

Other cookies

Google Analytics: In addition to the cookies that we set directly, we also use Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate use of those services and compile a report for us. Should you decide that you don’t want us to use those cookies, you can set your options with Google at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Google Maps: Cookies from Google may also be set when Google Maps are displayed on some of our website pages i.e Contact Us page. Certain Maps API(s) store and access cookies and other information which is used to provide visitors with our premises location.

How to update and/or amend the personal information you have provided

You are entitled to know whether we hold information about you and, if we do (subject to certain limitations), to have access to that information and have it corrected if it is inaccurate or out of date. To exercise your Right of Access or to update your details under your Right of Rectification or Erasure please email your request to the contact address below with proof of identity.

Business Relationship

This website contains links to other websites. Fitzsimons Finance is not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of such websites. Fitzsimons Finance uses pixels, transparent GIF files and other methods to help manage online advertising.

Contacting us

If you have any questions or comments about our privacy notice or practices, please contact us. Fitzsimons Finance may modify or update this privacy notice from time to time at any time without prior notice. You can check the ‘Last Updated’ date below to see when the notice was last changed. We encourage you to check this notice often so that you can continue to be aware of how we are protecting your personal information. Your continued use of this website constitutes your consent to the contents of this privacy notice, as it may be modified from time to time.

Privacy notice last updated on: 25th May 2018