Last revised: 16 December 2011
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (referred to below as “DTTL” or “we”, “us” or “our”) is a privacy conscious global organization. The following privacy statement explains how we protect visitors’ information gathered via the web pages of the deloitte.com website designated as “Global” in the upper left hand corner (such section only is referred to herein as “this website”). By using this website you agree to the use of such information in accordance with this privacy statement.
In addition to this website, there are individual country, regional, or practice-specific web pages of deloitte.com that are designated as “Global > ___” in the upper left hand corner, where the blank (____) is filled in with a country, region, or practice area (e.g., “Global>Austria” or “Global>United States>Corporate Finance”) and lead to separate sites within deloitte.com. These separate country, regional, and practice specific sites are provided by the applicable DTTL Member Firms managing them and are not the responsibility of DTTL. Such sites, as well as other websites that may be linked to this website, are not be governed by this privacy statement. We encourage visitors to review each website's privacy statement before disclosing any personal information.
This privacy statement may be supplemented or amended from time to time by privacy statements that are specific to certain areas of this website (e.g., recruitment). For more detail about the online recruitment process, please review the specific statement governing that area.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this privacy statement, please contact webmaster services using the contact us link.
As used in this privacy statement, “Deloitte Network” means DTTL and its member firms and their related entities.
As a visitor, you do not have to submit any personal information in order to use the website. This website only collects personal information that 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.
We may also store and maintain any content that you provide, including but not limited to postings on any blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications and services that we may provide.
We do not usually seek sensitive information (e.g., data relating to race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, criminal record, physical or mental health, or sexual orientation) from visitors. We will, where necessary, obtain your explicit consent to collect and use such information.
Log information, cookies and web beacons
We may use such devices to track information on our systems 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 this website and to make sure that it is serving as a useful, effective information source.
It is not our intention to use such information to personally identify any user and most browsers permit individuals to decline cookies. Learn more about cookies and how to reject them. However, under specific circumstances, visitors may be denied access to some parts of this website if their browsers are set to decline cookies.
We may also use various tracking technologies to determine whether you have read, clicked on, or forwarded certain email communications we send to you so that we can make our communications more helpful and interesting to you.
At times, you may choose to register or create a user profile on this site – e.g., to gain access to specific content, attend a hosted event, respond to a survey, or request communications about specific areas of interest. In such cases, the information you submit will be used to manage your request and to customize and improve this website and related services offered to you. We may also use your personal information for marketing purposes, or to send you promotional materials or communications regarding services provided by us or other members of the Deloitte Network that we feel may be of interest to you. We may also contact you to seek feedback on our services or for market or other research purposes.
Your personal information may also be used to protect our rights or property and that of our users and, where appropriate, to comply with legal process.
You may at any time request that we discontinue sending you emails or other communications generated in response to your registration on this website.
Disclosure of information to third parties
We may provide your personal information to other members of the Deloitte Network in order to provide you with information that could be of interest to you and conduct market or other research. Personal information may also be disclosed to members of the Deloitte Network and other third parties in order to respond to your requests or inquiries, as part of a corporate transaction such as a sale, divestiture, merger or acquisition, or where those parties handle information on our behalf.
All of these disclosures may involve the transfer of personal information to countries or regions without data protection rules similar to those in effect in your area of residence.
By providing information through this website, you are consenting to the disclosures described above.
Personal information may also be disclosed to law enforcement, regulatory, or other government agencies, or to other third parties, in each case to comply with legal or regulatory obligations or requests.
Blogs, forums, wikis and other social media
This website may host various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications or services that allow you to share content with other users (collectively “Social Media Applications”). Any personal information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application can be read, collected, and used by other users of that Social Media Application over whom we have little or no control. Therefore, we are not responsible for any other user’s use, misuse, or misappropriation of any personal information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application.
Access to information
Visitors who choose to register with this website may access their user profile, correct, and update their details, or unsubscribe at any time. Visitors who have any problem accessing their profiles, or would like to request a copy of their personal information should contact webmaster services using the contact us link. In all cases we will treat requests to access information or change information in accordance with applicable legal requirements.
We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all information provided by visitors via this website from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
Changes to our privacy statement
We may modify or amend this privacy statement from time to time at our discretion. When we make changes to this statement, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to be informed about how we are protecting your information.
Children's privacy protection
We understand the importance of protecting children's privacy in the interactive online world. This website 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.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy while using this website, please direct them to webmaster services using the contact us link.
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Services, Inc. (“DTTS”), a Delaware Corporation, complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland within the scope of its certification. Read more about DTTS’s Safe Harbor policy.