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Collection of personal data

Visitors to our websites are generally in control of the personal data shared with us.  We may capture limited personal data automatically via the use of cookies and analytics tools on our website.  Please see the section on Cookies below for more information.

We receive personal data, such as name, title, company address, email address, and telephone and fax numbers from website visitors; for example when an individual registers updates from us.

Visitors are also able to send an email to us through the website. 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.    

We ask that you do not provide special categories of personal data (such as race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or philosophical beliefs; trade union membership; physical or mental health; genetic data; biometric data; sexual life or sexual orientation; and, criminal records) to us when using our website.

Use of personal data

When you provide personal data to us, we may use it for any of the purposes described in this privacy statement or as stated at the point of collection (or as obvious from the context of collection), including:

  • where you submit your contact details, unless we are asked not to, we may contact you with information about PwC’s business, services and events, and other information which may be of interest to you.  Should visitors subsequently choose to unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations, we will provide instructions on the appropriate webpage, in our communication to the individual, or the individual may contact us by email to data.protection.office@uk.pwc.com;

  • to administer and manage our website, including to confirm and authenticate your identity and prevent unauthorised access to restricted areas of the site or premium content;

  • to communicate with you in order to distribute requested materials or ask for further information;

  • to personalise and enrich your browsing experience by displaying content that is more likely to be relevant and of interest to you;

  • to sort and analyse user data (such as determining how many users from the same organisation have subscribed to or are using our websites);

  • to determine the company, organisation, institution, or agency that you work for or with which you are otherwise associated;

  • to develop our businesses and services, including aggregating data for website analytics and improvements;

  • aggregating data to conduct benchmarking and data analysis including, for example, regarding usage of our websites;

  • to conduct quality and risk management reviews;

  • to understand how people use the features and functions of our websites in order to improve the user experience;

  • to monitor and enforce compliance with our terms, including acceptable use policies; and

  • any other purposes for which you provided the information to PwC (such as to subscribe you to the updates you request).

Our websites do not collect or compile personally identifying information for sale to non-PwC parties for their marketing purposes. If there is an instance where your personal data may be shared with a party that is not a PwC member firm, you will be asked for their consent beforehand.

Cookies

We use small text files called ‘cookies’ which are placed on your hard drives to assist in personalising and enriching your browsing experience by displaying content that is more likely to be relevant and of interest to you.   The use of cookies is now standard operating procedure for most websites. However if you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, most browsers now permit users to opt-out of receiving them. You need to accept cookies in order register on our website.  You may find other functionality in the website impaired if you disable cookies. After termination of the visit to our site, you can always delete the cookie from your system if you wish.

You can find out more details regarding our use of cookies on our Cookies page.

Third party links

Our website may link to third party sites not controlled by PwC and which do not operate under PwC's privacy practices. When you link to third party sites, PwC's privacy practices no longer apply. We encourage you to review each third party site's privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.

Data retention

Personal data collected via our websites will be retained by us for as long as it is necessary (e.g. for as long as we have a relationship with the relevant individual).

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