PwC privacy statement


Privacy Statement

Effective Date: June 17, 2010

The US PwC Fraud Forum site is a service offering of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US), the US member firm of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) global network of member firms. Each PricewaterhouseCoopers member firm is a separate and independent legal entity. This statement sets forth PwC's Privacy Statement for US PwC Fraud Forum and describes the practices that PwC will follow with respect to the privacy of Users and the information contained within this Site. By submitting identifying data as a visitor to our website, you are agreeing to PricewaterhouseCoopers' use of such data as described in this privacy statement.

"We" or "us" in this Privacy Statement means, in relation to your personal data, the PricewaterhouseCoopers entity that is the controller of that personal data.

"You" in this Privacy Statement means you as an individual, rather than any legal entity (such as your employer) which you may represent when you register for any service offering or order a product using this website.

  1. 1. What information is collected?
  2. 2. How will personal data be used?
  3. 3. How can I access or change my personal data or withdraw my consent?
  4. 4. Is personal data transferred to another country?
  5. 5. Is personal data disclosed to third parties?
  6. 6. How long is personal data retained?
  7. 7. How is personal data secured?
  8. 8. Are cookies used on the website?
  9. 9. Changes to the PwC Privacy Statement
  10. 10. How to contact PwC

1. What information is collected?

We collect only personally identifiable information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by you to our websites. "Personal data" means information about you and/or third parties (where required by law, a third party could be a legal entity represented by you e.g. where you submit data to us about your employer or a client company). Our collection of personal data will be limited to the information required to process your registration request and allow you to log-in to US PwC Fraud Forum. Such information may include: your name, title, company address, email, telephone and fax numbers. This information will be collected directly from you where you are asked to provide data such as when you register, use any "Contact Us" features of the website, or subscribe for newsletters. It is PricewaterhouseCoopers' policy to limit the information collected to only the minimum information required to complete your request. We do not generally seek to collect sensitive data through this website. If we do seek to collect such data we will ask you to consent to the uses we propose to make of the data. By providing us with unsolicited sensitive data you consent to our using those data, subject to applicable law, for the purposes set out below. If you are acting as an intermediary or otherwise on behalf of a third party or supply us with information regarding a third party (such as your employer or a client company), you undertake that you are an authorized representative or agent of such third party and that you have obtained all necessary consents from such third party to the collection, processing, use and disclosure by us of their personal data. Because we are collecting the third party's data from you, you undertake to make the third party aware of all matters listed in this Privacy Statement, preferably by distributing a copy of this statement to them or by referring them to our website.

2. How will personal data be used?

When you visit this website personal data may be collected and processed to allow you to:


Information attained by the site is used only for the intended purpose stated at the time that the information is collected. Unless specifically requested by you, PricewaterhouseCoopers will not use personal data collected from our websites to facilitate unsolicited marketing activities.

3. How can I access or change my personal data or withdraw my consent?

You can update the data we hold about you by editing your profile information on the site where you submitted your personal data or by accessing the "My Profile" section of the site. You are also entitled to request access to and correct all your personal data collected by this site as well as to require us to delete your personal data if you no longer want us to process it. Such requests or related inquiry can be made by contacting us at usfraudforum-admins@us.pwc.com.

4. Is personal data transferred to another country?

Due to the international nature of the services provided by PwC and the nature of PwC's activities, personal data may, subject to applicable law, be transferred internationally to other PwC global networks for the purposes described above. Personal data collected may be transferred to other PwC firms, such as the US firm where the site servers are located, to meet the purpose for which you have submitted the information. By submitting data on our website, you are providing explicit consent to cross border transmission of data collected on our website for the fulfillment of your requests.

5. Is personal data disclosed to other entities?

Data will only be disclosed to certain types of staff within PwC (i.e. staff whose job it is to process your inquiries or orders) and they will only process the data for the purposes identified in this Privacy Statement. Personal data will also, subject to applicable law, be disclosed:


We 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. In some situations, you may submit personal data directly to third parties who supply services to us in connection with this website (such as registering you for an event or processing credit cards to fulfill an order). Before submitting personal data you will be informed if this is the case and whether that entity will process personal data pursuant to this Privacy Statement or another privacy statement and will be given the name and contact details of the entity to whom you are submitting personal data. When you link to other websites, PwC's privacy practices no longer apply. We encourage visitors to review each site's privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.

6. How long is personal data retained?

We will keep your personal data only as long as it is reasonably necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement and in compliance with the firm’s data retention policies. Contact information about visitors (e.g. 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.

When personal data is retained, PricewaterhouseCoopers assumes responsibility for keeping an accurate record of the information once a visitor has submitted and verified the data. We do not assume responsibility for verifying the ongoing accuracy of the content of personal information.

7. How is personal data secured?

We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology, including Secure Socket Layer (SSL), and operational security in order to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. However, the nature of the Internet is, of course, such that the data may flow over networks without appropriate security measures and may be accessed and used by unauthorized persons. Only authorized PwC personnel are provided access to personally identifiable information and these employees have agreed to ensure confidentiality of this information.

8. Are cookies used on the website?

Cookies may be used on some pages of our site. "Cookies" are small text files placed on your computer that assists us in providing a more customized website experience. For example, a cookie can be used to store registration information in an area of the site so that a user does not need to re-enter it on subsequent visits to that area. A cookie can also hold a variety of information, including the number of times the user has accessed the site, registration information, and the number of times a user has seen a particular advertisement on the site. It is PricewaterhouseCoopers' policy to use cookies to make the navigation of this websites easier for visitors and to facilitate efficient registration procedures. 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 this site.

9. Changes to the PwC Privacy Statement

PricewaterhouseCoopers reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Statement at any time. The effective date will be displayed at the beginning of this statement. Please refer back to the statement periodically to review any updates.

10. How to contact PwC

We make every effort to avoid excessive or irrelevant collection of data. If you have any questions about this privacy statement or about your personal information, you can contact us at usfraudforum-admins@us.pwc.com to raise any concerns.

 


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