MGI Association is a leading international association of separate and independent accounting, legal and consulting firms that are licensed to use “a member of the MGI Association” in connection with the provision of professional services to their clients. MGI Association is the brand name referring to the group of members of MGI Ltd., a company limited by guarantee and registered in the Isle of Man with registration number 013238V, who choose not to associate as a network under IESBA and EU rules. Members of the MGI Association are not members of the MGI Worldwide network and may not use the MGI Worldwide brand and are not subject to MGI Worldwide quality assurance review. The MGI Association itself is a non-practising entity and does not provide professional services to clients. Services are provided by the member firms of the MGI Association. The MGI Association and its member firms are not agents of, and do not obligate, one another and are not liable for one another’s acts or omissions.
MGI Worldwide is registered at:
Weybridge KT13 8AH
T: + 44 1932 853393
W: mgiworld.com or mgiassociation.com
Questions regarding your personal data held by MGI Worldwide and how to view it, amend it or have it removed from our database should be addressed to Emma Rowley [email protected].
The person responsible for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policy in MGI Worldwide is the CEO, Chris Borneman: [email protected].
Whose personal data do we hold and process
Employees and owners of firms which are members of MGI Worldwide.
What personal data do we collect and process, how is it obtained and where is it held?
Name and professional contact details (email address) and, if you choose to supply this information, direct phone line and/or mobile/cell number and profile photo.
Where you choose to do so, we also list your areas of professional specialisation.
We obtain your data from you or from colleagues in your firm or, in some cases, from public information shown on your firm’s website. Whatever the source, each individual on our database has a unique login to amend or delete their data (see below).
Data is kept in a database linked to our website. This database is accessible only by MGI Worldwide system administrators.
How do we use and process the personal information indicated above?
There are two purposes for the data:
- To complete the public online and printed membership directory, where those employees and owners of member firms who choose their information to be public are listed under their firm and location. The purpose of the directory is to enable colleagues in fellow members and potential clients to be able to contact you about business matters. Such exchange of contacts is at the heart of what a network like MGI Worldwide is all about. You may choose at any time for your information not to be public and so not listed in the public directory.
- To enable the staff of MGI Worldwide and its regional organisation to communicate with members about MGI events, projects and news and also about administrative matters and compliance with membership requirements such as quality assurance. Individuals in the database may also use our website and the database to send mailshots to colleagues in member firms about firm, market or business news and events. These mailshots are moderated by staff at MGI Worldwide. The communications referred to in this paragraph will go to both public and non-public individuals in the database.
The lawful basis for the processing of personal data
The personal data referred to in this notice are collected and processed under the Legitimate Interests basis of the GDPR. We have carried out an assessment of our legitimate interests in the data to ensure that we meet the legal requirements.
The Legitimate Interests of MGI Worldwide are to enable people in member firms and potential clients of those firms to identify the appropriate person to contact to further the business interests of those firms and clients. This is essential to achieve the key objectives of MGI Worldwide – to foster the exchange of business among member firms and to stimulate new business in member firms.
We can supply you with a copy of our Legitimate Interests Assessment on request.
Viewing, amending and removing your individual data
Each person whose data is kept in our database has a unique login to the Members’ Portal of our website www.mgiworld.com. On entering the Members Portal, click on ‘Your account’, ‘Edit profile’. You will then see the data that is held by us. You can amend or delete any of this data. You can also request us or your office admin to remove your entry altogether. If you have mislaid your login details please contact Emma Rowley firstname.lastname@example.org.
The only required information for anyone registered in our database is name and email address.
You may choose for your data to be public (namely visible in the online and printed directory) or not public. If your data is not public you will still receive communications from MGI Worldwide, our regional organisations or fellow members from time to time.
Do we share your data outside MGI Worldwide or use it for any other purposes?
No. We do not share our database of personal information with any parties outside MGI Worldwide, nor do we share the whole database or blocks of it with individual member firms. However, if your data is “public” (you can always choose for your data to be “not public”), then the details contained in our database are publicly viewable and as such can potentially be “farmed” from the directory by third parties.
We only use your data for the purposes described in this notice.
We may use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. This can include using a "cookie" which would be stored on your browser. You can usually modify your browser to prevent this happening. The information collected in this way can be used to identify you unless you modify your browser settings.
Emails & Mailshots
The information contained in this e-mail and in any attachments is confidential and is intended only for the addressee. If you are not the intended recipient then you are hereby notified that any dissemination, copying or distribution of this message, or files associated with this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error please notify us by replying to the message and deleting it immediately from your system. Please do not copy, forward or use it for any purpose or disclose its contents.
Internet e-mail cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free. Information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or potentially contain viruses. MGI Worldwide does not accept any liability for any errors or omissions that are present in this message or any attachments. If verification is required please request a hard-copy version. Any views or opinions presented of a non-work related nature are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of MGI Worldwide. Every effort is made to ensure that e-mails sent are free of viruses. MGI does not accept liability for any viruses which may be transmitted in or with this message. It is your responsibility to scan this e-mail and any attachments for viruses prior to reading it.
Please note that information passing through MGI Worldwide is monitored.
If you have questions/comments about privacy, you should email us at [email protected]