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Privacy

Effective as of March, 2006

Introduction
This privacy statement applies to Deloitte & Touche USA LLP and its subsidiaries (the "Deloitte U.S. Entities").

If you as a visitor choose to register or submit information to the Deloitte US Entities via this web site (the "Deloitte U.S. Web site"), you agree to the use of such data in accordance with this privacy statement.  Please note that the Deloitte US Web site contains links to other Web sites, including, without limitation, Web sites maintained by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, other member firms of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and their respective affiliates, which are not governed by this privacy statement. Also note that the Deloitte U.S. Entities may use third parties to host all or portions of, or to assist in maintaining, the Deloitte U.S. Web site.

If you have any questions regarding this privacy statement, or do not feel that your concerns have been addressed, please direct your questions to the  webmaster of the Deloitte U.S. Web site using the  email us link.

Information Collection
As a visitor, you do not have to submit any personally identifiable information in order to use the  Deloitte U.S. Web site.  Personally identifiable information is not collected via the Deloitte US Website unless it is specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors. Such information may consist of, but is not limited to, your name, current job title, company address, email address and telephone and fax numbers.

As a general rule, sensitive information (e.g. data relating to race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, criminal record, physical or mental health, or sexual orientation) is not collected from visitors to the Deloitte U.S. Web site.  We will, where necessary, obtain visitors explicit consent to collect and use such information.

Cookies and Web Beacons
To ensure that the Deloitte U.S. Web site is well managed and to facilitate improved navigation within it, cookies (small text files stored in a users browser) or web beacons (electronic images that allow Web sites to count visitors who have accessed a particular page and to access certain cookies) are used on the Deloitte U.S. Web site to collect aggregate data.  Cookies and web beacons may be used to track information and identify categories of visitors by items such as IP address, domain, browser type and pages visited.  This information is used to analyze the number of visitors to different areas of the Deloitte U.S. Web site to make sure that it is serving as a useful, effective information source.

These cookies and web beacons are not used to collect any personally identifiable information such as your name or email address.  Further, most browsers permit individuals to decline cookies.   Please click here for more information on cookies and how to reject them. However, under specific circumstances, visitors may be denied access to some parts of the Deloitte U.S. Web site if their browsers are set to decline cookies.

Safe Harbor Privacy Policy
The Deloitte U.S. Entities adhere to the Safe Harbor Agreement between the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission with respect to personally identifiable information that is transferred from the European Economic Area to the United States within the scope of the Deloitte U.S. Entities' Safe Harbor certification. Read more about  Safe Harbor.

Information Use
Personally identifiable information submitted via the Deloitte U.S. Web site is used only for limited purposes.  For example, when you register to gain access to premium content, attend a hosted event, or request future communications about specific areas of interest, the information you submit may be used to respond to you, to create a personal profile to facilitate further requests or inquiries, or to personalize your Web site experience.  In addition, the webmasters may, where necessary, use your information for various site related tasks.

You may at any time request to be removed from emails or other communications generated in response to your registration on the Deloitte U.S. Web site.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
Personally identifiable information may be provided to third party service providers for processing purposes or in connection with a third party service provider's hosting or maintaining the Deloitte U.S. Web site, but such information will not otherwise be shared with third parties unless so disclosed at the point of collection. Personally identifiable information may be transmitted internationally to third parties for the purposes identified above. This may include transfer to countries without data protection rules similar to those in effect in your country of residence. By providing information to the Deloitte U.S. Web site, you are consenting to such transfers.

Where appropriate, personally identifiable information may be disclosed to law enforcement, regulatory or other government agencies, or third parties where necessary or desirable to comply with legal or regulatory obligations or requests or for the purposes identified above. Visitors may review the personally identifiable information they have submitted to the Deloitte U.S. Web site and correct any inaccuracies by accessing their user profile.  In their user profile, they may correct and update their details, or delete their profile at any time. 

Visitors who have any problem accessing their profiles, or would like to request a copy of their personal information should contact the  webmaster of the Deloitte U.S. Web site using the  email us link. In all cases we will treat requests to access information or change information in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Information Security
We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security designed to protect all personally identifiable information provided by visitors via the Deloitte U.S. Web site from unauthorized third party access.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
Deloitte & Touche USA LLP reserves the right to modify or amend this privacy statement at any time and for any reason.  Nothing contained herein creates or is intended to create a contract or agreement between the Deloitte U.S. Entities and any user visiting the Deloitte U.S. Web site or providing identifying information of any kind.

Children's Privacy Protection
Deloitte & Touche USA LLP understands the importance of protecting children's privacy in the interactive online world.  The Deloitte U.S. Web site covered by this privacy policy is not designed for or intentionally targeted at children 13 years of age or younger.  It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.

Visitors' Questions
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy while using the Deloitte U.S  Web site, please direct them to the webmaster of the Deloitte U.S. Web site using the  email us link.