This Privacy Notice describes how BDO Mozambique collects, processes, retains and discloses your personal information in accordance with the requirements of the Protection of Personal Information Act (“POPIA”), the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) and any other applicable laws or Regulations. This Notice will enable you to make an informed decision when signing the accompanying consent.
Please note that your consent is voluntary and may be withdrawn, with notice to us, at any time.
BDO is committed to protecting your privacy and to ensure that your personal information is collected and used properly, lawfully and transparently.
BDO Mozambique, for purposes of this notice includes any member firm and/or affiliated entity within the BDO Network and is herein after referred to as ‘BDO’, 'we', 'us'.
PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We may collect your personal information from a variety of sources which includes, but is not limited to, that which we obtain from you directly as well as personal information we collect from other sources, including commercially available sources, such as public databases (where permitted by law). Primarily, we endeavor to collect information directly from you.
We will inform you if the provision of your personal information is mandatory or voluntary. Failure to provide this personal information may, however, prevent or delay services being provided and the fulfilment of our obligations in relation thereto.
Information we collect directly from you
The categories of personal information that we may collect directly from you include the following:
personal details (e.g. name, age, date of birth, gender, identity number, registration number contained in identity documents, birth certificates and founding documents);
contact details (e.g. phone number, email address, physical address, postal address or mobile number);
employment details (e.g. job title; employer name, employee number);
economic or financial information (e.g. bank details, details of income, financial statements, VAT registration number, tax clearance certificate or investment information).
PERSONAL INFORMATION, PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Personal Information means information relating to an identifiable, living, natural person, and where it is applicable, an identifiable, existing juristic person, including, but not limited to-
(a) information relating to the race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, national, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental health, well-being, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language and birth of the person;
(b) information relating to the education or the medical, financial, criminal or employment history of the person;
(c) any identifying number, symbol, e-mail address, physical address, telephone number, location information, online identifier or other particular assignment to the person;
(d) the biometric information of the person;
(e) the personal opinions, views or preferences of the person;
(f) correspondence sent by the person that is implicitly or explicitly of a private or confidential nature or further correspondence that would reveal the contents of the original correspondence;
(g) the views or opinions of another individual about the person; and
(h) the name of the person if it appears with other personal information relating to the person or if the disclosure of the name itself would reveal information about the person;
Processing means any operation or activity or any set of operations, whether or not by automatic means, concerning personal information, including-
the collection, receipt, recording, organisation, collation, storage, updating or modification, retrieval, alteration, consultation or use;
dissemination by means of transmission, distribution or making available in any other form; or
merging, linking, as well as restriction, degradation, erasure or destruction of information;
Personal information may only be processed if-
the data subject or a competent person where the data subject is a child consents to the processing;
processing is necessary to carry out actions for the conclusion or performance of a contract to which the data subject is party;
processing complies with an obligation imposed by law on the responsible party;
processing protects a legitimate interest of the data subject;
processing is necessary for the proper performance of a public law duty by a public body; or
processing is necessary for pursuing the legitimate interests of the responsible party or of a third party to whom the information is supplied.
Please let us know if any of the personal information that we hold about you changes so that we can correct and update the personal information on our systems.
You have the right to request confirmation as to whether we hold personal information related to you. You also have the right to request a copy of the personal information or a description of the personal information we hold about you. Submission of access request forms together with the details of the access request procedure can be found in our PAIA Manual.
You have the right to request, subject to any applicable law and where appropriate, the correction, updating or deletion of your personal information held by us. Submission of a request for correction or deletion forms together with the details of the request for correction and deletion procedure can be found in our PAIA Manual.
In certain circumstances, such as when we process your information for our or your legitimate interests, you may object to the processing of your personal information, unless we are required to process the information on another bases, such as a legal basis. Submission of objection forms together with the details of the objection procedure can be found in our PAIA Manual.
We are able to provide the personal information in commonly used and machine-readable format.
If you have questions or concerns regarding the way in which your personal information has been used, or should you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, please contact [email protected]
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BDO Lda., a Mozambican limited company, is a member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms.