Privacy statement

Introduction

Each French entity of PwC international network (“PwC”, “we”, “us”, or “our”, or each one of these entities acting independently and distinctly from the other ones) is strongly committed to protecting personal data. This privacy statement describes why and how we collect and use personal data and provides information about individuals’ rights.  It applies to personal data provided to us either directly or indirectly. We shall use personal data provided to us only for any of the purposes described in this privacy statement or as otherwise stated at the point of collection.

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable living person. PwC processes personal data for numerous purposes, and the means of collection, lawful basis of processing, use, disclosure, and retention periods for each purpose may differ.

When collecting and using personal data, our policy is to be transparent about why and how we process personal data.  To find out more about our specific processing activities, please go to the relevant sections of this statement. 

Security

We take very seriously the security of all the data we hold. We have a framework of policies, procedures and training in place covering data protection, confidentiality and security and we regularly review the appropriateness of the measures we have in place to keep the data we hold secure.

When and how we share personal data and locations of processing

We only share personal data in accordance to the applicable regulations. When we share data with a third party, we make sure to put contractual arrangements and security mechanisms in place to protect the data and to comply with our data protection, confidentiality and security standards.

We are part of a global network of separate legal entities and in common with other professional service providers, we regularly use third parties located in other countries to help us run our business.  As a result, personal data may be transferred outside the countries where we and our clients are located.  This includes to countries outside the European Union ("EU") and/or to countries that do not have laws that provide specific protection for personal data. We have taken steps to ensure all personal data is provided with adequate protection and that all transfers of personal data outside the EU are done lawfully. Where we transfer personal data outside of the EU to a country not determined by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data, the transfers will be operated under an agreement which covers the EU requirements for the transfer of personal data outside the EU, such as the European Commission approved standard contractual clauses.  The European Commission approved standard contractual clauses are available here.

Personal data held by us may be transferred to:

  • Other PwC member firms

For details of our member firm locations, please click here. We may share personal data with other PwC member firms where necessary for administrative purposes and to provide professional services to our clients.

  • Third party organisations that provide applications/functionality, data processing or IT services to us

We use third parties to support us in providing our services and to help provide, run and manage our internal IT systems. For example, providers of information technology, cloud based software as a service providers, identity management, website hosting and management, data analysis, data back-up, security and storage services. The servers powering and facilitating that cloud infrastructure are located in secure data centres around the world, and personal data may be stored in any one of them - in accordance with the principles hereby stated.

  • Third party organisations that otherwise assist us in providing goods, services or information
  • Our auditors, lawyers, insurers and other professional advisers
  • Law enforcement or other government and regulatory agencies or other third parties as required by, and in accordance with, applicable law or regulation

We may receive requests from third parties with authority to obtain disclosure of personal data, such as to check that we are complying with applicable law and regulation, to investigate an alleged crime, to establish, exercise or defend legal rights. These requests for personal data will be fulfilled in accordance with applicable law or regulation.

Changes to this privacy statement

To ensure transparency we keep this privacy statement under regular review.

This privacy statement was last updated on 25th May 2018.

Data controller and contact information

Each French member firms of PwC international network is a data controller when it determines the purposes and means of any processing of personal data.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or how and why we process personal data, please contact us at:

Data Protection Officer

[Name of the PwC French entity concerned by the processing(s) of personal data]

61/63 rue de Villiers

92208 Neuilly-sur-Seine Cedex

France

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Individuals’ rights and how to exercise them

Individuals have certain rights over their personal data and data controllers are responsible for fulfilling these rights, in accordance with applicable regulations.  Where we decide how and why personal data is processed, we are a data controller and therefore include further information about the rights that individuals have and how to exercise them below.

Access to personal data

You have a right of access to personal data held by us as a data controller. This right may be exercised by sending send us the following claim. We may charge for a request for access in accordance with applicable law. We will aim to respond to any requests for information within the legally required time limits.

Amendment of personal data

To update personal data submitted to us, you may send us the following claim or, where appropriate, contact us via the relevant website registration page or by amending your application files on the relevant website on which you registered.

When we are informed that any personal data processed by us is no longer accurate, we will make corrections (where appropriate) based on your updated information.

Withdrawal of consent

Where we process personal data based on consent, individuals have a right to withdraw consent at any time. To withdraw consent to our processing of your personal data please send us the following claim or, to stop receiving an email from a PwC marketing list, please click on the unsubscribe link in the relevant email received from us.

Other data subject rights

Individuals may have other rights in relation to the personal data we hold, such as a right to erasure/deletion, to restrict or object to our processing of personal data.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please send us the following claim.

Complaints

If you do want to complain about our use of your personal data, you can send us the details of your claim by filling in the following claim form.

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