Generally, our intent is to collect only the personal data that is
provided voluntarily by visitors to our web sites or attendees to events,
conferences, seminars or talks organized or sponsored by KPMG so that we can
communicate with you to offer information and/or services to those individuals
or offer information about employment opportunities. Please review this Privacy
Statement to learn more about how we collect, use, share and protect the
personal data that we have obtained.
Collection and use of personal data
We obtain personal data about you (includes but not limited to your
name, designation, company name, National Identification Number, postal address,
telephone number, email address, fax number) if you choose to provide it — for
example, to contact mailboxes, to enquire or to register for certain services or
events. In some cases, you may have previously provided your personal data to
KPMG (if, for example, you are an applicant for a position with KPMG or former
employee). By registering and/or submitting personal data to us or if you were
an attendee or participant in events, conferences, seminars or talks organized
or sponsored by KPMG or attendee in meetings with our KPMG personnel, you are
also agreeing to the use of such data in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
Your personal data is not used for other purposes, unless we obtain your
permission, or unless otherwise required or permitted by law or professional
standards. For example, if you send us an email message requesting information
about KPMG, we will use your email address and other information you supply to
respond to your request and communicate to you events or details or send you
newsletters about KPMG services which we believe may be of interest to you. If
you send us a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) to apply for a position with KPMG,
we will use the information that you provide to match you with available KPMG
KPMG generally collects only the personal data necessary to fulfill your
request. Where additional, optional information is sought, you will be notified
of this at the point of collection.
KPMG only collects "sensitive" personal data when the relevant
individuals voluntarily provide us with this information or where such
information is required or permitted to be collected by law or professional
standards. Sensitive personal data includes personal information regarding a
person’s political beliefs, trade union membership, religious or similar
beliefs, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal record. Please use
your discretion when providing sensitive information to KPMG, and under any
circumstances, do not provide sensitive information to KPMG, unless you
thereby consent to KPMG's use of that information for its legitimate business
purposes and consent to the transfer and storage of such information to and in
KPMG databases. If you have any questions about whether the provision
of sensitive information to KPMG is, or may be, necessary or appropriate for
particular purposes, please contact KPMG at the address indicated below.
Automatic collection of personal data on websites
In some instances, KPMG automatically collects certain types of
information when you visit our web sites and through emails that we may
exchange. Automated technologies may include the use of web server logs to
collect IP addresses, "cookies", and web beacons. The collection of this
information will allow us to better understand and improve the performance,
usability and effectiveness of KPMG web sites and to measure effectiveness of
our marketing activities.
An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access
the internet. It allows computers and servers to recognise and communicate with
one another. IP addresses from which visitors appear to originate may be
recorded for IT security and system diagnostic purposes. This information may
also be used in aggregate form to conduct web site trend and performance
A "cookie” is a small piece of text that a Web site places in the cookie
file of your browser and that allows the site to remember who you are. Cookies
cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. KPMG only
Cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise
aggregate statistics to help us determine what areas of the site visitors
If you subsequently register with a KPMG web site, this information may
be linked to a cookie in order to enhance and personalize your online experience
(e.g., by welcoming you back when you return or providing you access to your
You have the choice of deciding whether to accept cookies or not. You
can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to reject
cookies. However, please be aware that if you do not accept cookies, you may not
be able to fully experience some of our Web site features.
A web beacon is a small image file on a web page that can be used to
collect certain information from your computer, such as an IP address, the time
the content was viewed, a browser type, and the existence of cookies previously
set by the same server. KPMG only uses web beacons in accordance with applicable
KPMG or its service providers may use web beacons to track the
effectiveness of third party web sites that provide us with recruiting or
marketing services or to gather aggregate visitor statistics and manage cookies.
You have the option to render some web beacons unusable by rejecting
their associated cookies. The web beacon may still record an anonymous visit
from your IP address but cookie information will not be recorded.
In some of our newsletters and other communications, we may confirm a
recipient’s email address through embedded links within the messages. We collect
this information to gauge user interest and to enhance future user experiences.
Sharing and transfer of personal data
We do not share personal data with unaffiliated third parties, except as
necessary for our legitimate professional and business needs, to carry out your
requests, and/or as required or permitted by law or professional standards.
In some instances, KPMG may also share personal data about you with our
third party service providers working on our behalf to help fulfill your
In addition, KPMG may transfer certain personal data across geographical
borders to other KPMG member firms or third parties working with us or on our
behalf. KPMG may also store personal data in a jurisdiction other than where you
are based. By providing personal data on KPMG’s web sites or registering to our
events, conferences, seminars or talks, visitors are consenting to this transfer
and/or storage of their data across borders.
KPMG may also disclose personal data in connection with the sale,
assignment, or other transfer of the business of the site to which the data
relates, in order to respond to requests of government or law enforcement
agencies or where this is required by applicable laws, court orders, or
government regulations. These disclosures may also be needed for data privacy or
security audits and/or to investigate or respond to a complaint or security
threat. KPMG does not sell personal data to any third parties. Also, KPMG will
not transfer the personal data you provide to any third parties for their own
direct marketing use.
KPMG understands the importance of protecting children's privacy, especially in an online
environment. In particular, our web sites are not intentionally designed for or
directed at children under the age of 13. It is our policy never to knowingly
collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13, except as part
of an engagement to provide professional services. agement to provide professional services.
You have several choices regarding your use of our web sites. In general, you are not
required to submit any personal data when you visit our web sites, but KPMG may
require you to provide certain personal data in order for you to receive
additional information about our services and events. Certain web sites may also
ask for your permission for certain uses of your personal data, and you can
agree to or decline those uses. If you opt-in for particular services or
communications, such as an e-newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe at any
time by following the instructions included in each communication. If you decide
to unsubscribe from a service or communication, we will try to remove your
information promptly, although we may require additional information before we
can process your request. can process your request.
As described above, if you wish to prevent cookies from tracking you as you navigate our
web sites, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when
a cookie is being sent. Note, however, that some portions of our sites may not
If you have submitted personal data to KPMG, under most circumstances you have the right
to reasonable access to that data to correct any inaccuracies. You can also make
a request to update or remove information about you by contacting
firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will make all reasonable and practical efforts to
comply with your request, so long as it is consistent with applicable law and
professional standards. professional standards.
Data security and integrity
KPMG has reasonable security policies and procedures in place to protect personal data
from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Despite KPMG’s best
efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats.
To the best of our ability, access to your personal data is limited to those who
have a need to know. Those individuals who have access to the data are required
to maintain the confidentiality of such information. We also make reasonable
efforts to retain personal data only for so long as the information is necessary
to comply with an individual’s request or until that person asks that the
information be deleted. information be deleted.
Links to other sites
Please be aware that KPMG web sites may contain links to other sites, including sites
maintained by other KPMG member firms that are not governed by this Privacy
Statement but by other privacy statements that may differ somewhat. We encourage
any personal data. any personal data.
Changes to this policy
KPMG may modify this Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect our current privacy
practices. When we make changes to this statement, we will revise the “updated”
date at the top of this page. We encourage you to periodically review this
Privacy Statement to be informed about how KPMG is protecting your information. how KPMG is protecting your information.
Policy questions and enforcement
KPMG is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal data. If you have questions
or comments about our administration of your personal data, please contact us at
email@example.com. You may also use this address to communicate any concerns
you may have regarding compliance with our Privacy Statement.ing compliance with our Privacy Statement.