Our Approach to Privacy
Many countries have data protection laws that protect the privacy of individuals by regulating the way in which businesses handle personal information. Amongst other things, data protection laws require businesses that handle personal information to be open and transparent about why and how they handle personal information. Our privacy notices linked below explain why and how we handle personal information in conducting our business.
- Maples Client Privacy Notice – Fiduciary Services (EU+UK). This notice applies to the fiduciary services and related services such as entity formation/registration service, registered office service, and corporate secretarial services we provide through our European entities.
In European countries where the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") and equivalent legislation applies, businesses that engage a service provider who acts as a ‘processor’ are legally required to ensure that the service contract contains certain contractual assurances. Our Data Processing Addendum linked below contains the assurances we offer to our clients in accordance with Article 28 of GDPR, and unless specifically agreed otherwise, it will apply from 25 May 2018 onwards to all client engagements of our European entities where we act as a ‘processor’ in providing our services.
Where appropriate and necessary, the aforementioned Data Processing Addendum can also be offered to our clients outside Europe who are serviced by our non-European entities (e.g. this may be the case where such clients trigger the extra-territorial effect of GDPR by offering their products/services to European residents). Additionally, where our clients outside Europe need to share personal information which were imported from Europe with our non-European entities, we will offer to enter into the appropriate form of EU standard contractual clauses, so long as it is appropriate and necessary to do so.