Online Privacy Statement 

Last updated 10 March, 2014

 

KPMG1 is dedicated to protecting the confidentiality and privacy of information entrusted to it. As part of this fundamental obligation, KPMG is committed to the appropriate protection and use of personal information (referred to as Personal data) that we collect online about you.

 

Generally, our intent is to collect only the Personal data that you have provided voluntarily so that we can offer information or services to you. Please review this Online 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 if you choose to provide it - for example, to contact mailboxes or to register for certain services. Your Personal data is not used for other purposes, than the purposes for which you have provided the information to us, 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. If you send us a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) to apply online for a position with KPMG, we will use the information that you provide to match you with available KPMG job opportunities.

 
KPMG generally collects only the Personal data necessary to fulfill the visitor's request. Where additional or optional information is colleted, you will be notified of this at the point of collection.

 

Automatic collection of Personal data
KPMG automatically collects certain types of information (IP-addresses, cookies) when you visit our websites and through emails that we may exchange.

 

  IP addresses
  An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet. It allows computers and servers to recognize and communicate with one another. IP addresses from which visitors appear to originate may be recorded for IT security and diagnostic purposes. This information may also be used in aggregate form to conduct website trend and performance analysis.
   
  Cookies
  A "cookie" is a small piece of text that a website places in the cookie file of your browser and that allows the site to remember who you are and serves a number of other purposes. KPMG only uses cookies in accordance with applicable laws. Below is a list of the types of cookies used on our websites:

 

Purpose Description Type & Expiry
     
Performance
(i.e., User's Browser)
Our websites are built using common internet platforms. These have built-in cookies which help compatibility issues (e.g., to identify your browser type) and improve performance (e.g., quicker loading of content). Session
Deleted upon closing the browser.
     
Security
(e.g. Asp .NET)
If you register for access to a restricted area, our cookies ensure that your device is logged in securely for the duration of your visit. You will need your username and password to access the restricted areas. 

Session

Deleted upon closing the browser.

     
Site Preferences Our cookies may also remember your site preferences (e.g., language) or seek to enhance your experience (e.g., by personalizing a greeting or content). This will apply to areas where you have registered specifically for access or create an account.

Session

Deleted upon closing the browser.

     
Analytical
(Google Analytics, IBM Digital Analytics)
We use several third party analytics tools to help us understand how site visitors use our website. This allows us to improve the quality and content on kpmg.com for our visitors. The aggregated statistical data cover items such as total visits or page views, and referrers to kpmg.com. Persistent, but will delete automatically after two years if you no longer visit kpmg.com.
     
Site visitor feedback
(iPerceptions)
We use a third party survey tool to invite a percentage of visitors to provide their feedback. Cookies are used to prevent visitors from being invited multiple times.

The first cookie (1) is set if the visitor is not invited to participate in the survey, and is used to ensure visitors are not invited after their first page view.

The second cookie (2) is set if the visitor is invited to participate in the survey, and is used to ensure the visitor is not invited again to participate for a period of 90 days. 

1) Session
Deleted upon closing the browser.

2) Persistent
Deleted automatically after 90 days or presenting survey invite.

     
Social sharing
(AddThis)
We use third party social media widgets or buttons to provide you with additional functionality to share content from kpmg.com to social media websites and email. Use of these widgets or buttons may place a cookie on your computer or device to make their service easier to use, ensure your interaction is displayed on the kpmg.com webpage (e.g. the social share count cache is updated), log information about your activities across the Internet and on kpmg websites. We encourage you to review each provider’s privacy information before using any such service. Persistent, but will be deleted automatically after two years if you no longer visit kpmg.com.

You have the choice of deciding whether to accept cookies or not by acting on the consent information mentioned on de banner which appears when you visit our website. Furthermore, 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 website features.
 
Sharing and transfer of Personal data
We do not share Personal data with 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 various outside companies or service providers or vendors working on our behalf to help fulfill your requests.


In addition, KPMG may transfer certain Personal data across geographical borders to other KPMG member firms or outside companies working with us or on our behalf. KPMG may also store Personal data in a jurisdiction other than where you are based. Transfer of Personal data by KPMG take place in accordance with the Dutch Data Protection Act.

 

KPMG may also disclose Personal data 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 third parties. Also, KPMG will not transfer the Personal data you provide to third parties for their own direct marketing use.

 

Children
KPMG understands the importance of protecting children's privacy, especially in an online environment. In particular, our sites are not intentionally designed for or directed at children under the age of 16. It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 16, except as part of an engagement to provide professional services.

 

Choices
You have several choices regarding your use of our online services (like websites, portals, apps). In general, you are not required to submit any Personal data, but KPMG may require you to provide certain Personal data for you to receive additional information about our services and events. Certain online services 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.


As described above, if you wish to prevent cookies from tracking you as you navigate our online servicessites, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Note, however, that some portions of our sites online services may not work properly if you elect to refuse cookies.

 

Access
If you have submitted Personal data to KPMG 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 privacy@kpmg.nl, 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.

 

Data security and integrity
KPMG has 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 Personal 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, for so long as permitted by law or until that person asks that the Personal data be deleted.

 

Links to other sites

Please be aware that KPMG online services may contain links to other online services, including online services maintained by other KPMG member firms that are not governed by this Privacy Statement but by other privacy statements that may differ. We encourage users to review the privacy policy of each online services visited before disclosing 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 Personal data.

 

Policy questions and enforcement

KPMG is committed to protecting the online privacy of your Personal data. If you have questions or comments about our administration of your Personal data, please contact us at privacy@kpmg.nl. You may also use this address to communicate any concerns you may have regarding compliance with our Online Privacy Statement.


 

Throughout this website, "KPMG", "we","our" and "us" refers to KPMG NV and its subsidiaries.
The data controller KPMG Staffing & Facility Services B.V. registered with the trade register in the Netherlands under number 34153861, a subsidiary of KPMG N.V, processes the Personal data that you have provided to it for purposes of KPMG N.V. and/or its subsidiaries (for instance relation management, marketing and sales purposes). The data processing has been notified to the Dutch Data Protection Authority. If you have any objections to the aforementioned processing of your Personal data, please send your notice of objection by e-mail to:
privacy@kpmg.nl, quoting 'WBP'.