The Institute of Solomon Islands Accountants (ISIA) is committed to protecting user privacy.
ISIA’s collection, use, disclosure and storage of personal information (as briefly explained below) is therefore processed in accordance with the law.
Why ISIA may collect personal information
ISIA collects personal information for purposes of performing its statutory functions. Some personal information considered too sensitive can only be collected when it is reasonably necessary for the exercise of power or performance of a core function under law.
Type of personal information held by ISIA
The type of personal information collected and held by ISIA on the Institute’s members is quite extensive as far as the scope of matters dealt with by the Institute is concerned. This includes but is not limited to:
- Member’s personal contact details – name, email, postal address, telephone number and fax number, and details about the member’s application (where applicable);
- employment details;
- financial or bank account details;
- particulars about your education and training; and
- disciplinary details.
How ISIA collects personal information
ISIA basically collects personal information through:
the applications for membership to the Institute it has received directly from you or from a third party (representative) on your behalf;
submissions you made to this website through our online forms (however, no personal information is collected by ISIA when you browse our website); and
other sources such as from other public bodies, individuals or private entities from whom information is sought for regulatory purposes.
Protection, use and disclosure of personal information
Access to personal information in ISIA is strictly on a work-related basis only.
ISIA may use your personal information under lawful circumstances such as the following as per the Accountants Act and Rules and Regulations to the Act:
- assessing and determining how best your application for membership of the Institute should be dealt with;
- where you have consented to disclosing your personal information; or
- where a legal or disciplinary proceeding arises out of the operation of the Accountants Act.
ISIA Secretariat staff members and the Institute’s committee and board members adhere to high ethical standards that discourages them not to divulge any information (including personal information) received by them in the performance of their functions to any person except in accordance with the Accountants Act.
ISIA therefore has higher regard to protecting your personal information. If you are however concerned about how ISIA handles your information, you are welcome to raise the concern with the President of the ISIA Council in writing or telephone us on (677) 20131 and ask to speak with our Chief Executive Officer.