Privacy Statement

EY intends for this website ("Our Site") to complement the services that the firm provides.  In this statement we describe the practices we follow to respect the privacy of all visitors to Our Site. At EY, we have focused on implementing fair information practices that are designed to protect your privacy. We believe that everyone benefits from the free flow of information when that information is gathered and used responsibly.

EY has also established a Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) Program to comply with European data protection law, specifically regarding transfers of personal data between EY Member Firms. If you have questions or you do not feel that your concerns have been addressed in our privacy statement, contact us .

Collection, use, disclosure, choice
Registration is not required for you to use Our Site. If you are merely a visitor, we do not collect any personal information about you, except to the limited extent through the use of cookies, which are described in our cookie policy . However, there may be circumstances in which you choose to register to ongoing updates from EY.

In these cases, EY may contact registrants to invite them to special events, provide them with information about our services, publications and products, or for other marketing purposes.

Information collected at registration is protected using industry-standard encryption technology as it is sent over the Internet. For example, you may choose to register for:

  1. Email alerts
    EY offers an email alert service to site visitors, in which we send subscribers email updates when new information is added to Our Site. If you decide to subscribe, we will collect basic contact information about you, such as your name and email address.
  2. Surveys
    EY may conduct surveys via Our Site. Survey participants may be asked for personal information (name, contact information, etc.) in addition to opinions or feedback. The type of information collected in surveys will vary.

Thought leadership registration
EY occasionally requires registration in exchange for our thought leadership: white papers, articles, studies, reports, survey analyses, booklets, etc. Personal information may be asked for on registration forms and the type of information collected may vary. EY reserves the right to distribute certain thought leadership materials only to those who supply the requested information.

Sensitive personal data
EY does not intentionally collect any sensitive information via Our Site unless legally required to do so, for example recruitment purposes. Sensitive personal information includes race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal records and in some cases social security numbers or financial information.

EY works to protect the confidentiality and security of such information it obtains in the course of business. Access to such information is limited and policies and procedures are in place designed to safeguard the information from loss, misuse and improper disclosure.

Disclosure
EY will only disclose personal data to third parties that have agreed in writing to provide an adequate level of privacy protection. As such, we may disclose your personal information for the following reasons:

  • Where the transfer is necessary to fulfil your request and involves a third party organization with which EY has a relationship (see “Third Party Links” below); or
  • In order to fulfil a request that involves more than one EY member Firms; or
  • When explicitly requested by you, the site visitor; or
  • As required by a court order or any other legal or regulatory requirement; or
  • The disclosure is reasonably related to the sale or other disposition of all or part of our business.

Note: EY does not collect or compile personal data or information obtained by this site for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes or host mailings on behalf of third parties.

Data amendments and retention
Information collected from visitors to Our Site will only be kept in order to provide the required service. Once the service has been completed all information will be destroyed in accordance with EY’s data retention policies. Should you require your information to be updated, amended or deleted from our records please contact us outlining your requirements.

Third-party links
Please be aware that Our Site sometimes contains links to other sites that are not governed by this privacy policy. Visitors to Our Site may be directed to third-party sites for more information, such as about our thought leadership, events, content sponsorships, vendor services, government entities, non-profits, and social networks.

EY makes no representations or warranties regarding how user data is stored or used on third-party servers. We recommend reviewing the privacy policy of each third-party site linked from Our Site to determine their use of your personal data.

Cookies
Our Site uses cookies uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. You can read about the cookies we use in our “cookie policy”.

Web Beacons
EY occasionally advertises on third party Web sites. As part of our effort to track the success of our advertising campaigns, we may at times use a visitor identification technology such as "web beacons," or "action tags," which count visitors who have come to Our Site after being exposed to an EY banner ad on a third party site. We do not use this technology to access your personal information and it is only used to compile aggregated statistics about visitors who come to Our Site to gauge the effectiveness of our ads.

By navigating on Our Site, you agree that we can place cookie and web beacons on your computer or device. If you prefer not to receive cookies or web beacons, then you should stop using Our Site, or consult your browsing settings.

Apps, QR Codes and other related technologies
When you scan a QR Code, the third party that we engage to provide our QR Codes (3GVision) may collect certain information from your mobile device (such as your mobile device identifier and IP address). 3GVision uses this information only on our behalf for the purpose of providing anonymized statistical reports to us about users of our website and services.

Social Media Platforms
You may wish to participate in the various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media platforms hosted by EY (“Social Media Platforms") which we make available to you. The main aim of these Social Media Platforms is to facilitate and allow you to share content. However, EY cannot be held responsible if you share personal information on Social Media Platforms that is subsequently used, misused or otherwise appropriated by another user.

EY may also provide links to other social media platforms maintained on separate servers by individuals or organizations over which EY has no control. EY makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or any other aspect of the information located on such servers.

A link to a third party’s website should not be construed as an endorsement by either EY or that third party of the other or its products and services. EY makes no representations or warranties regarding how user data is stored or used on third-party servers. We recommend reviewing the privacy policy of each third-party site linked from Our Site to determine their use of your personal data.

Children
Our Site is not intended for use by children. We understand the importance of protecting children’s information, especially in an online environment, and we do not knowingly collect or maintain information about children.

Changes to this policy
EY may change this policy statement as needed. If changes to the statement are made, please note that it may take up to 30 business days before new privacy practices are implemented. Check this page periodically if you would like to monitor changes.

Unsubscribe
EY gives you choices regarding the collection and usage of your personally identifiable information. If you have registered for any EY related updates through Our Site, and do not wish to receive future e-mails, please visit our unsubscribe page within the application you registered.

Further information
For more information on the extent to which this privacy statement applies, please see the legal statement .