Providing corporate administration services
In order to provide the following full lifecycle corporate administration services we are required to process personal data, including:
- Acting as a company, partnership or foundation formation agent;
- Acting or fulfilling the function of or arranging for another person to act as or fulfil the function of a partner of a partnership;
- Acting or arranging for another person to act as secretary, alternate, assistant or deputy secretary of a company or as secretary of a limited liability partnership;
- Providing a registered office or business address for a company, partnership or a foundation;
- Providing an accommodation, correspondence or administrative address for a company, a partnership or a foundation or for any other person;
- Providing analysis for management purposes and statutory returns; and
- Performing the calculation and analysis of payroll, billing, credit control and other data relating to the company’s finances and the transfer of such data for use by financial personnel and other appropriate independent third parties.
Legal grounds: Legitimate interests, legal obligation, public interest or consent.
The processing of personal data by us is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us in providing professional services and our client, in receiving professional services as part of running their organisation. In some cases, we have a legal obligation to provide the services in a certain way. Where we process special categories of personal data, we may rely on a relevant public interest condition or consent.
Administering, managing and developing our businesses and services
We process personal data in order to run our business, including:
- managing our relationship with clients;
- developing our businesses and services (such as identifying client needs and improvements in service delivery);
- maintaining and using IT systems;
- hosting or facilitating the hosting of events; and
- administering and managing our website and systems and applications.
Unless we are asked not to, we may use client business contact details to provide information that we think will be of interest about us and our services. For example, industry updates and insights, other services that may be relevant and invites to events.
Legal grounds: Legitimate interests
This processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us to administer, manage and develop our business and services.
Security, quality and risk management activities
We have security measures in place to protect PwC and our clients’ information (including personal data), which involve detecting, investigating and resolving security threats. Personal data may be processed as part of the security monitoring that we undertake; for example, automated scans to identify harmful emails. We monitor the services provided to clients for quality purposes, which may involve processing personal data stored on the relevant client file. We have policies and procedures in place to monitor the quality of our services and manage risks in relation to client engagements.
Legal grounds: Legitimate interests
This processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us to ensure network and information security, manage risks to our business and check the quality of our services.
Complying with any requirement of law, regulation or a professional body of which we are a member
As with any provider of professional services, we are subject to legal, regulatory and professional obligations. We need to keep certain records to demonstrate that our services are provided in compliance with those obligations and those records may contain personal data.
We collect and hold personal data as part of our client engagement and acceptance procedures. As part of those procedures we carry out searches using publicly available sources (such as internet searches and sanctions lists) to identify politically exposed persons and heightened risk individuals and organisations and check that there are no issues that would prevent us from working with a particular client (such as sanctions, criminal convictions (including in respect of company directors), conduct or other reputational issues).
Legal grounds: Legal obligation or legitimate interests
This processing is necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation; for example, when conducting customer due diligence checks to comply with anti-money laundering regulations and, where we do not have a legal obligation, we have a legitimate interest in processing personal data as necessary to meet our regulatory or professional obligations.