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BDO Mauritius Website Privacy Policy

The privacy of the users is the highest priority for BDO Mauritius. The user hereby agrees to the terms laid down in the Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is to be read together with the website terms and conditions.

The Private Policy governs the collection and use of the user’s personal information.

BDO Mauritius will not monitor, edit, or disclose any personal information about the user or its use of the website including its contents, without the user’s prior permission unless BDO Mauritius has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of BDO Mauritius or (3) act to protect the interests of the user.

The user hereby agrees that BDO Mauritius may access its account, including its contents to respond to service or technical issues.

The user is responsible for the confidentiality of the password associated with its profile and is responsible and shall ensure the controlled, authorized and supervised usage of the password.

 

Definitions

"Data" means information in a form which (a) (i) is capable of being processed by means of equipment operating automatically in response to instructions given for that purpose; and (ii) is recorded with the intent of it being processed by such equipment; or (b) is recorded as part of a relevant filing system or intended to be part of a relevant filing system.

"Data controller" means a person who, either alone or jointly with any other person, decides regarding the purposes for which and in the way, any personal data are, or are to be, processed;

"Data subject" means a living individual who is the subject of personal data.

"Personal data" means (a) data which relate to an individual who can be identified from those data; or (b) data or other information, including an opinion forming part of a database, whether or not recorded in a material form, about an individual whose identity is apparent or can reasonably be ascertained from the data, information or opinion;

 

Information collected

It will normally be clear when personal data is being collected. BDO Mauritius may request the user’s name, email address, postal address and post code, telephone number and company name, depending on the purpose for which the personal information is being collected more especially when the user is creating a profile on the website.

 

Use of Personal Data

BDO Mauritius may use the user’s personal data or information collected on and through this website for a variety of purposes in the course of business and as otherwise set forth herein.

Personal information provided is used only for the specific purpose for which it was provided. The purposes include the response to the user’s requests sent via e-mail or "Contact Us" or to send the user e-mail messages.

 

Secure data and Transmissions

BDO Mauritius cannot guarantee that any data transmission is totally secure, free from viruses, fault or other conditions which could damage or interfere with the user’s computer systems and BDO Mauritius does not warrant that the user’s access to the website will be uninterrupted, error free or that any defects will be corrected.

BDO Mauritius will take reasonable steps to preserve the security of the information transmitted by the user through the website. The user is highly encouraged to contact BDO Mauritius if he becomes aware of any security problem with the website.  

The user must take its own precautions to ensure that the process which it uses to access the website or any website does not expose it to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage its own computer system. For the avoidance of doubt, BDO Mauritius will not accept any responsibility for any interference or damage to the user’s computer system which arises about its use of this website or any linked website.

 

Data Protection

BDO Mauritius, as data controller, shall use, collect and keep the personal data of the user as data subject in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2004 and the Data Protection Regulations 2009. It shall endeavor to abide by the Data Protection Principles.

BDO Mauritius shall take appropriate security and organizational measures for the prevention of unauthorized access to, alteration of, disclosure of, accidental loss, and destruction of the data in its control and shall ensure that the measures provide a level of security appropriate to the harm that might result from the unauthorized access to, alteration of, disclosure of, destruction of the data or its accidental loss and to the nature of the data concerned.

BDO Mauritius shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that any person employed by BDO Mauritius is aware of and complies with the relevant security measures.

 

Data Protection Principles

BDO Mauritius shall endeavor to abide by the Data Protection Principles by ensuring that:

  1. Personal data be processed fairly and lawfully;
  2. Personal data be obtained only for any specified and lawful purpose, and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose;
  3. Personal data be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose for which they are processed;
  4. Personal data be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date;
  5. Personal data processed for any purpose shall not be kept longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes except where such data are to be processed for research, historical or statistical purposes;
  6. Personal data be processed in accordance with the rights of the data subjects under the Data Protection Act 2004 and the Data Protection Regulations 2009;
  7. Appropriate security and organizational measures be taken against unauthorized or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data; and
  8. Personal data not to be transferred to another country, unless that country ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data.

 

Disclosure & Duty of Confidentiality

BDO Mauritius shall not without lawful excuse disclose personal data in any manner that is incompatible with the purposes for which such data has been retrieved.

BDO Mauritius shall keep the personal data of users strictly confidential. It shall use its best endeavour to protect the user’s data from unauthorized access by any third party.

From time to time, BDO Mauritius may be required to provide the personal data of the user in response to a court order, subpoena, government investigation, or as otherwise required by law.

BDO Mauritius also reserves its right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that it, in good faith, believes to be unlawful, and to disclose any information concerning the user as necessary or appropriate to satisfy any law, regulation or other governmental request, to operate this website properly, or to protect or defend the rights of BDO Mauritius or the rights or well-being of the users or if the user is involved (or is reasonably suspected to be involved) in any illegal or harmful activity, even without a subpoena, warrant or court order. BDO Mauritius may release certain personal data when it believes that such release is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of others and those of BDO Mauritius.

 

Cookies

This website uses cookies to identify site users and their interests and to track usage of the site. Cookies are small pieces of text stored on a computer that help us to know which browser the operator is using, where they have been on the site and any web sites to which they may link in order to use some of our features.

By accessing and/or using the website, the user hereby agrees to the use of cookies on this website to gather data. The user may disable cookies on its web browser in case it is not agreeable to the use of cookies on this website.

 

Changes

BDO Mauritius may change its Privacy Policy from time to time. BDO Mauritius will not reduce the rights of the user under this Privacy Policy without the latter’s explicit consent. The user is advised to regularly review this policy when it visits the website.