The term ‘Platinum Financial Services Ltd.’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is The Old Vicarage, 6 Middlewich Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 7AP. Our company registration number is 03716488. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.
The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law. Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions. All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website. Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s). Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
In providing investment services to you, we will categorise you as a ‘retail client’. The type of client category will determine the level of protections afforded to you under the regulatory system. As a retail client the regulatory protections available to you are determined by this category and will be “the highest available”.
Where we have categorised you other than as a ‘retail client’ (see above), you may request re-categorisation under a client category which benefits from a higher degree of protection. However, we reserve the right to agree to such a re-categorisation on a case-by-case basis, and where we agree to do so it does not necessarily mean that you will have a right of access to the Financial Ombudsman Service.
Handling clients’ money
Platinum Financial Services Limited does not handle clients’ money. We never accept a cheque made payable to us or handle cash (unless it is payment in settlement of adviser charges or disbursements for which we have sent you an invoice). If you do send us money, this may delay your transaction as we may have to return this money to you.
You are advised that because investments can fall as well as rise, you may not get back the full amount invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.
DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998 – HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We collect data about you and your family during our initial and other meetings with you. We will also collect data about you and your family from other people. We collect the data through note-taking and filling in of questionnaires about you and your family’s circumstances.
We may make checks with credit rating agencies to authenticate and verify your identity and credit status. We also make checks with organizations with whom you have policies of insurance and investments and with your mortgage provider. These checks are to help us with our legal obligations and to ensure that we provide you with advice that suits your circumstances. The scope and extent of the gathering of information from third parties depends on what type of service you are taking from us.
How is your information used?
Primarily, we use your data and data about your family’s circumstances to provide advice to you and complete transactions on your behalf. We analyse and assess your data to maintain and develop our relationship with you.
Depending on the instructions we receive from you, we may pass your data to other professional advisers to enable us to provide advice most suited to your circumstances. Usually, this would be referrals to local accountants, solicitors, tax advisers and sometimes to specialist advisers in the financial and insurance industry where you may benefit from the expertise of such third parties. We, and any third party specialist advisers to whom we introduce you, will, of course, pass your data to organisations when you agree to purchase or amend policies and products.
We will retain your data according to the statutory requirements for regulated products. For instance, if you are given specialist pension advice, the data will be retained indefinitely. If you want details of the statutory retention periods for various product types please contact us and we will obtain the latest legal position on your behalf.
We may be required to share your data with our regulator and other third parties including our auditors or insurers.
Your right to a copy of your personal data
Under the Data Protection Act you have a right, on payment of a fee, currently £10, to obtain a copy of the personal information that we hold about you. If you believe that any information held is incorrect or incomplete, you should contact the Data Protection Officer at our usual address. Any information that is found to be incorrect or incomplete will be amended promptly.
Thank you for your time and I confirm that we are at all times committed to making sure that, as you are a customer of a company authorised directly by the FCA, you receive the best service and products available in the marketplace.