PricewaterhouseCoopers is a privacy conscious network of separate and independent legal entities and is strongly committed to your right to privacy. The Privacy Commitment is in accordance with data protection legislation. By submitting identifying data, a visitor to our Web site is agreeing to PricewaterhouseCoopers' use of such data as described in this Privacy Commitment. Should you have any questions, feel free to send us an e-mail using the Contact page.
The data controller collecting the data described herein is PwC LLP, the United States professional services firm, and PwC LLP, the U.K. professional services firm. Personal data collected by PwC may be transferred to other individual PwC' firms, which are member firms of the worldwide PwC organisation, where it is necessary to meet the purpose for which the visitor has submitted the information. By submitting data on PwC' Web site, the visitor is providing explicit consent to transborder transmission of data collected on the Web site for the fulfilment of their voluntary requests.
We collect only personally identifiable information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors to PwC' Web site. PwC receives limited identifiable information, such as name, Title, company address, email address, and telephone and fax numbers, from Web site visitors. Typically, identifying information is collected to:
Demographic information, including gender and occupation, is not actively sought, but may be submitted when a visitor responds to an online job application. It is PwC' policy to limit the information collected to only the minimum information required to complete a visitor's request. In any instance where non-mandatory information is sought, the Web site visitor will be notified of this at the point of collection.
Although most publications are provided as downloads, visitors may also have the opportunity to purchase PwC' publications either online, by calling toll free numbers, or by faxing order forms to our fulfilment houses. We will collect order information and a customer's credit card information, where applicable, in order to facilitate shipment and payment for the publication.
Visitors are also able to send email through the site. Their messages will contain the user's screen name and email address, as well as any additional information the user may wish to include in the message. Because we use the Web site as a recruiting tool, a visit to the Web site may also result in the user sending a resume to an individual within PricewaterhouseCoopers.
PwC intention is not to seek any sensitive information through our Web site unless legally required for recruiting purposes. Sensitive information includes a number of types of data relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or other similar beliefs; trade union membership; physical or mental health; sexual life or criminal record. We suggest that you do not provide sensitive information of this nature. If you do wish to provide sensitive information for any reason, PwC accepts your explicit consent to use that information in the ways described in this privacy statement or as described at the point where you choose to disclose this information.
A user may choose to provide personal information in the following examples:
If you would like to find out more about the different categories of information collected, please review the data collection section.
Information attained by the site is used only for the intended purpose stated at the time that the information is collected. This data is not shared with other entities in the Firm for secondary or unrelated purposes, or shared with a third party, unless otherwise disclosed at the point of collection. If there is an instance where such information may be shared, the visitor will be asked for permission beforehand.
PwC makes every practical effort to avoid excessive or irrelevant collection of data. If a visitor believes the site has collected excessive information, we encourage the visitor to contact us at email@example.com to raise any concerns.
Except for the mailing list initiative described above, where visitors explicitly choose to receive specific PwC' marketing or other materials, PwC will not use personal data collected from our Web sites to facilitate unsolicited marketing activities.
If you are concerned about cookies, most browsers permit individuals to decline cookies. In most cases, a visitor may refuse a cookie and still fully navigate our Web sites.
In order to properly manage our Web site we may anonymously log information on our operational systems, and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types. These statistics are reported in the aggregate to our webmasters. This is to ensure that our Web site presents the best web experience for visitors and is an effective information resource.
It is PwC' policy only to disclose information to third parties under the following circumstances:
PwC' policy is to disclose information to third parties upon visitors submitting their requests (e.g. when ordering a publication, we display the party fulfilling the order).
PwC' Web sites do not collect or compile personally identifying information for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes, or host mailings on behalf of third parties.
Some of the information we receive is not retained. For example, we usually do not keep mailing addresses for white papers. Contact information about visitors (such as information generated though registration for access to areas on the site) will be kept as long as the information is required to completely service the contact request or until a user requests that we delete that information. Mailing list information, discussion posts and email are kept for only the period of time considered reasonable to facilitate the visitor's requests. Resumes are disposed of when they are either no longer under consideration, or are considered dated by our Human Resources departments.
As a policy, visitors are not required to register to gain access to areas of the PwC Web sites. In certain cases in the future, as your PwC Web site experience expands, we may require visitors to register in order to obtain a user-id and password for authentication and secure access to a transaction or certain business confidential or proprietary information services on premium Web sites.
Personally identifiable information provided to PwC through its Web site is provided voluntarily by visitors. Should visitors subsequently choose to unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations, we will provide instructions, on the appropriate Web site area or in communications to our visitors; or a visitor may contact the webmaster of the appropriate site e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each visitor has the right of access to personal data they have submitted through the Web sites to PricewaterhouseCoopers.
User updates of information should be handled by going back through the registration process. Inquiries about the accuracy of identifying information previously submitted to PwC through its Web site, or requests to have outdated information removed, should be directed to: email@example.com. PwC is committed to providing reasonable and practical access to visitors to allow them the opportunity to identify and correct any inaccuracies. When requested and practical, PwC will delete identifying information from current operational systems.
When personally identifiable information is retained, PwC assumes responsibility for keeping an accurate record of the information once a visitor has submitted and verified the data. PwC does not assume responsibility for verifying the ongoing accuracy of the content of personal information. When practically possible, if PwC is informed that any personal data collected through a Web site is no longer accurate, PwC will make appropriate corrections based on the updated information provided by the authenticated visitor.