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The information and material provided on the website may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the information or about the results to be obtained from using the Website and the information. Under no circumstances may the information accessible on the website be regarded as a consultation or advice of any kind.
HLB International is a global network of independent advisory and accounting firms, each of which is a separate and independent legal entity, and as such HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated has no liability for the acts and omissions of any other member. HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated is limited liability companies constituted and registered under the South African Laws which co-ordinates the international activities of the HLB International network but does not provide, supervise or manage professional services to clients. Accordingly, these South African registered companies have no liability for the acts and omissions of any member of the HLB International network, and vice versa and expressly disclaims all warranties, including but not limited to fitness for particular purposes and warranties of satisfactory quality.
In no event will these companies be liable for the acts and/or omissions of any member of the HLB International network, or for any direct, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information or other pecuniary loss) arising directly or indirectly from the use of (or failure to use) or reliance on the content of this Website or any third party website, or from your use of any member’s services and/or products. Any reference to a member’s services or products should not be taken as an endorsement.
HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated
Block B Bradford House, 12 Bradford Road,
Bedfordview, Johannesburg, 2007, South Africa.
HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated is the Data Controller for the collection and processing of this data. HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated as Data Controller is committed to protecting your privacy. In this respect, any personal information communicated to HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated is kept within its own records in accordance with mainly the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA) including any other laws relating to privacy.
HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated will not collect any personal information unless you provide it voluntarily or unless we are legally required to obtain it mainly in terms of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001 (‘FICA’) in aggregate with the Prevention of Organised Crime Act 121 of 1998 (‘POCA’) and any other Anti-Money Laundering (‘AML’) Laws and Regulations of South Africa or any other local or international law. HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated will process personal data only and insofar as is necessary to provide one or more Services you have requested or otherwise with your consent.
What Personal Data does HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated collect?
The information we collect from you from this website may include the following:
Should you decide to communicate with us using the Contact Us Form on this website, you will be asked to provide: your Name and Surname, the Company Name, your City/Town, your Country, your Email address and your message to us. Moreover, information about your device (phone or laptop) with which you browsed our website as per our Cookies policy.
HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated may also collect further information from you from time to time during the course of our relationship to ensure our continued adherence with the applicable legislation.
Why does HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated collect this data?
Personal information provided may be used for the following purposes:
1. establishing a client relationship with you;
2. to respond to your enquiries or comments submitted through the website
3. for legal and regulatory compliance purposes, including when necessary: to respond to governmental or regulatory entities requests, to comply with our legal obligations under current Anti-Money Laundering Laws and Regulations and current local and international tax Laws, in relation to the exchange and automatic forwarding of tax related information, to identify misuse of our systems and any fraud or other illegal or unlawful activity or any other activity which is or may be contrary to our legal and regulatory compliance obligations.
Retention of your personal data
Personal data will be retained for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out above and in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations.
Sharing of your personal data
If you request information or assistance we may share your personal information with appropriate companies who are members of the HLB International network. Without prejudice to the foregoing, we will ensure that personal information provided by you to HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated will not result in any breach of POPIA and all re-enactments thereof and subsequent amendments thereto.
From time to time, upon being instructed to do so by the Client, HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated may need to disclose personal or other data pertaining to the Client to third parties engaged to perform services on the Client’s behalf when corresponding with banks, legal advisors, lawyers, accountants and such.
HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated may also disclose your personal data when obliged to do so in order to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation.
Under the POPIA, you have the following rights, which HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated will always strive to uphold:
1. The right to be informed about our collection and use of your personal data.
2. The right to access the personal data we hold about you.
3. The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete.
4. The right for erasure of your personal data.
5. The right to restrict or prevent the processing of your personal data.
6. The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
7. The right to data portability meaning that you can ask us for a copy of your personal data held by us to re-use with another service or business.
HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated will endeavour to ensure that adequate and reliable security measures are in place to protect personal data from being lost, misused or illegally accessed.
Links to other websites
HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated accepts no liability for the content of such websites and thus, encourages you to read the privacy policies on the other websites you visit.
How to contact us
The Information Regulator (South Africa)
33 Hoofd Street
Forum III, 3rd Floor Braampark
Mr Marks Thibela
Chief Executive Officer
Cell No. +27 (0) 82 746 4173
This Private Policy was last updated in 2013.