Privacy Policy

 

MHA is a member of Baker Tilly International. Each member firm of Baker Tilly International is a separate and independent legal entity. MHA is an association of nine member firms. Each member firm is a separate and legal entity.

MHA is the trading name of MHCA Limited, a company limited by guarantee, registered in England with registered number: 07261811. Registered office: Moorgate House, 201 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, MK9 1LZ.

Our Data Protection Officer/Head of Privacy can be contacted through info@mha-uk.com

What are Your Rights?

If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect, you can request to see this information and have it corrected or deleted. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter.

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are not processing your personal data in accordance with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Unless otherwise agreed with you, we will only collect basic personal data about you, which does not include any ‘sensitive personal data’. This information does, however, include the likes of your name, work address, email address and job title.

A full list of your rights under GDPR is as follows:

  1. The right to access the personal data we hold on you.
  2. The right to correct and update the personal data we hold on you.
  3. The right to have your personal data erased.
  4. The right to object to processing of your personal data.
  5. The right to data portability.
  6. The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time for any processing of personal data to which consent was sought.
  7. The right to object to the processing of personal data where applicable.
  8. The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office. You can contact the Information Commissioners Office via email, on 0303 123 1113,  or at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

How Long we Keep it

We will generally keep your personal data for a minimum of 6 years, after which time it will be destroyed if it is no longer required for the lawful purpose(s) for which it was obtained. If you consent to marketing, any information we use for this purpose will be kept with us until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive this information.

Sharing Your Personal Data

Your personal data will only be shared with third parties including other data controllers where it is necessary for the performance of the data controllers’ tasks or where you first give us your prior consent. It is likely that we will need to share your data with:

  • Other group members in the same group as the firm (each will be a separate legal entity and will be responsible to you as a data controller);
  • Our agents, suppliers and contractors. For example, we may ask a supplier to send out newsletters on our behalf, or to maintain our database software, or to provide us with administration, IT and other related services;

Any personal data transferred to countries or territories outside the European Union will only be placed on systems complying with measures giving equivalent protection of personal rights, either through international agreements or contracts approved by the European Union.

Part 2

At MHA, we have focused on implementing fair information practices that are designed to protect your privacy. If you have questions or you do not feel that your concerns have been addressed in our privacy statement, or you just want to talk with us, feel free to contact us by email at info@mha-uk.com.

Data Collection

We collect personally identifiable information that is voluntarily provided by visitors to this website (User Data). The User Data that we receive from website visitors includes name, title, address, email address, screen name, telephone and fax numbers, and any other information provided by visitors in email messages or attachments thereto.

Typically, User Data is collected in order to assist visitors to:

  • register for certain areas of the website,
  • distribute requested reference materials,
  • submit resumes or work history information,
  • submit graduate application form,
  • contact us for further information.

It is MHA’s policy to limit the information collected to only the minimum information required to complete a website visitor’s request.

MHA’s intention is not to seek any sensitive information through our website unless legally required for recruiting purposes. Sensitive information includes a number of types of data relating to race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life, or criminal record.

Use of User Data

User Data obtained by the website is used for internal business purposes of MHA and in connection with a visitor’s request. This data is not shared with others for unrelated purposes, unless stated in this Privacy Policy or otherwise communicated to the website visitor.

MHA makes every practical effort to avoid excessive or irrelevant collection of data. If a visitor believes the website has collected excessive information, we encourage the visitor to contact us at info@mha-uk.com to raise any concerns.

Except for instances where visitors explicitly choose or request to receive specific MHA marketing or other informational materials, MHA will not use personal data collected from our website to distribute marketing or informational materials.

Third Parties

It is MHA’s policy to only disclose User Data to third parties under the following circumstances:

  • When explicitly requested by the visitor.
  • When required to deliver publications or reference materials requested by the visitor.
  • When required to facilitate conferences or events hosted by a third party.
  • When required to meet any other request of a visitor.

Categories of third parties that MHA may share personally identifiable information with include federal, state, and local government entities and other members of MHA and the Baker Tilly International group. This website does not collect or compile personally identifying information for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes, or host mailings on behalf of third parties.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a tiny element of data that a website can send to a visitor’s computer’s browser so that the computer will be recognised by the site on their return. Cookies allow our web server to recognise a computer on connection to the website, which in turn allows the server to make downloading of pages faster than on first viewing. In addition, cookies may also be used by us to establish statistics about the use of the website by gathering and analysing data such as: most visited pages, time spent by users on each page, site performance, etc. By collecting and using such data, we hope to improve the quality and user experience of the website.

The data collected by our servers and/or through cookies that may be placed on your computer will not be kept for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes mentioned above. In any event, such information may not be kept for longer than one year.

Navigation data about site viewers is automatically collected by our servers. If you do not wish to have this navigation data collected, we recommend that you do not use the website. A visitor can also set their browser to block the recording of cookies on their hard drive to minimise the amount of data that may be collected about your internet browsing. The browser on a computer can be set to notify the user when a cookie is being recorded on their computer’s hard drive. Most browsers can also be set to keep cookies from being recorded on their computer. However, for optimal use of the website, we recommend that visitors do not block the recording of cookies on their computer.

All MHA servers and computer systems are protected from outside intrusions. As a result, all data that may be collected about website viewers through the use of cookies will be protected from unauthorised access.

Cookies used on the website are only active for the duration of the visit. Cookies used on this site are not stored on visitor’s computers once the web browser has been closed. Information generated by the use of cookies may be compiled into an aggregate form, so that no individual can be identified.

For more information about cookies, please see the Information Commissioner’s website home page or the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

A visitor may choose to not receive a cookie file by enabling your web browser to refuse cookies. The procedure for refusal of cookies may vary for different software products. Please check with your internet browser software help or your software supplier if you wish to refuse cookies.

Transfer of User Data Outside the User Jurisdiction

User Data may be controlled and processed by any of MHA’s and Baker Tilly International’s offices, some of which are outside the EEA. The location of our offices may change from time to time and we may acquire offices in any number of countries or territories at any time, any one or more of which may act as controllers of and/or process personal information of visitors. By continuing to use the website and by providing any personal data (including sensitive personal data) to us via the website or email addresses provided on the website, visitors are consenting to such transfers, provided that they are in accordance with the purposes set out above and elsewhere in the Privacy Policy. Please do not send us any personal data if you do not consent to the transfer of this information to locations outside the User Jurisdiction (including, if applicable, outside the EEA).

Third-Party Links

There are several places throughout this website that may link to other websites that do not operate under MHA’s privacy practices. When visitors link to other websites, MHA’s privacy practices no longer apply. We encourage visitors to review each site’s privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.

Access

Each visitor has the right of access to personal data they have submitted through this website.

User updates of information should be handled by going back through the registration process. Enquiries about the accuracy of identifying information previously submitted, or requests to have information removed, should be directed to info@mha-uk.com.

Security

All MHA Partners and employees are instructed to follow a firm-wide security policy. Only authorised personnel are provided access to personally-identifiable information and these employees are required to agree to ensure confidentiality of this information.

Modifications

MHA reserves the right to modify or amend this statement at any time. The effective date will be displayed at the beginning of this statement.

Consent

By continuing to use the website and by providing any personal data (including sensitive personal data) to us via the website or email addresses provided on the website, visitors are consenting to our use of your personal data as set out in this Privacy Policy. Please do not send us any personal data if you do not want that information to be used by us in this manner.

Copyright

All documents, programmes, publications, designs, products, processes, software, technology, information, and ideas (Content) provided by or described in this website are the property of MHA and/or its affiliates or suppliers and are protected by U.K. and international copyright laws and other intellectual property laws, unless stated otherwise. The Content is provided to users of this website for informational purposes only. Except as expressly permitted below or by applicable law, users may not copy, store in any medium (including in any other website), distribute, transmit, re-transmit, broadcast, modify, or otherwise make available or communicate to the public, any part of the website or systematically extract material from the website or any document available through it or in any other way exploit commercially all or any part of the website or any document available through it without our prior written permission.

Users may print or save one copy of any page of the website and documents available through it (other than documents provided by third parties) for their own personal use.