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KPMG Online Privacy Statement and Disclaimer 

As your access and use of this Site automatically bind you to the following terms and conditions, please read them carefully. As used herein, the term "you" and "your" shall mean the user of this Site.

Index:

 

  • KPMG Organizational Statement
  • Legal Disclaimer
  • KPMG Online Privacy Statement

 

I. KPMG Organizational Statement

 

KPMG International is a nonoperating Swiss association which provides no client services. The services described herein are provided by member firms. KPMG International and its legally distinct member firms are not, and nothing contained herein shall be construed to place the parties in the relationship of, parent, subsidiaries, agents, partners or joint venturers. No member firm is authorized to obligate KPMG International or any other member firm.

Atos KPMG Consulting is not affiliated with KPMG International or any KPMG member firm.

 

KPMG International and KLegal International are separate and independent legal entities. Each organization has its own respective logo and service marks and these are not the property of the other. Though the member firms of these organizations cooperate in jurisdictions where permitted, none of these firms provide legal services in the United States.

 

II. Legal Disclaimer

 

The information contained and accessed on this site (the "Site") is provided by the KPMG entity indicated on the homepage as owner of the Site ("KPMG") for general guidance and is intended to offer the user general information of interest. The information provided is not intended to replace or serve as substitute for any legal (in those jurisdictions where KPMG is permitted to practice law), accounting, tax or other professional advice, consultation or service. You should consult with a KPMG professional in the respective legal, accounting, tax or other professional area.

 

Based on specific facts or circumstances, the application of laws and regulations may vary. Based on the fundamental universal condition of the electronic communication process, KPMG does not guarantee or warrant the Site will be uninterrupted, without delay, error-free, omission-free, or free of viruses. Therefore, the information is provided "as is" without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including accuracy, timeliness and completeness. In no event shall KPMG, its related partners, managing directors, principals, agents or employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, punitive, consequential or other damages whatsoever (including, but not limited to, liability for loss of use, data or profits), without regard to the form of any action, including but not limited to contract, negligence or other tortuous actions, arising out of or in connection with the Site, any content on or accessed by use of the Site, or any copying, display or other use hereof.

 

As content on the Site is copyrighted, any unauthorized use of any materials on the Site may violate copyright, trademark and other laws. Should a user download the materials on the Site for personal or non-commercial use, the user must retain all copyright, trademark or other similar notices contained in the original materials on any copies of the material. Materials on the Site may not be modified, reproduced or publicly displayed, performed or distributed or used for any public or commercial purposes.

 

Third Party Links are provided as a convenience to our users. KPMG does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content. KPMG is obligated to protect its reputation and trademarks and KPMG reserves the right to request removal of any link to our website.

 

Explicit permission is required to use the KPMG logo. To request this written approval, contact the Webmaster or use the "Contact Us" feature.

 

The following web link activities are explicitly prohibited by KPMG and may present trademark and copyright infringement issues:

 

  • Links that involve unauthorized use of our logo
  • Framing, inline links or metatags
  • Hyperlinks or a form of link that disguises the URL and bypass the homepage

 

III. KPMG Online Privacy Statement

 

KPMG believes that the responsible use of personal information collected on its Web sites is critical to its business objectives and reputation. As part of our commitment to privacy, we have adopted this Online Privacy Statement. The extent and type of information we receive from you on our external Web sites depends on the information you provide to us through our contact mailboxes and/or through the registration processes on our sites.

 

We only use your personally identifiable information to respond to your requests and to provide you with information about KPMG's services, unless we obtain your permission to use your personal information for other purposes. For example, if you send us an e-mail message requesting information about KPMG, we will use your e-mail address and other information you supply to respond to your request. If we intend to use your personal information to inform you about other KPMG services, we will notify you and give you an opportunity to decline to receive such communications. If you send us a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) to apply online for a position with KPMG, we will use the information provided to match you with available opportunities.

 

Some of our Web sites may invite you to register and provide information about yourself. We use the information you provide to personalize your online experience and to deliver the content most suited to your needs. Such Web sites also provide an opportunity for you to update your registration information should you no longer wish to receive information from us.

 

In addition, "cookies" (i.e. small text files placed on your computer when you first visit the site) are used on some of our Web sites. Most browsers now recognize when a cookie is offered and permit you to refuse or accept it. If you are not sure whether your browser has this capability, you should check with the software manufacturer, your company's technology help desk or your Internet service provider.

 

Cookies are primarily used to enhance your online experience and are not used to track the navigational habits of identified visitors, unless we obtain your permission to do so. If you visit our sites to read or download information, such as news stories or articles, much of the information we do collect is statistical only (e.g., the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site) and not personally identifiable. We use this information about the number of visitors and their use of the sites in aggregate form to make our sites more useful and attractive to you.

 

The personal information you provide to us will be retained only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the information was collected or as required by law. We do not share personal information with third parties except as necessary to carry out our business or as required by law or other legal processes, and we never sell your personal information. Furthermore, personal data collected by KPMG may be transferred to other member firms of KPMG International where it is necessary to meet the purpose for which you have submitted the information. By submitting data through KPMG electronically, you are providing explicit consent to trans-border transmission of data collected via KPMG's Web sites.

 

In addition, KPMG has technological and operational security policies and procedures in place to protect your personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or unintentional destruction. Our personnel who have access to the data have been trained to maintain the confidentiality of such information.

 

KPMG understands the importance of protecting children's privacy, especially in an online environment. Our sites are not intentionally designed for or directed at children under the age of 13 years. It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.

 

KPMG recognizes its responsibility for protecting the online privacy of your personal information. If you have questions or comments about our administration of your personal information, please contact us at privacy@kpmg.com. You may also use this address to communicate any concerns you may have regarding compliance with our Online Privacy Policy.