This statement summarises how KPMG collects, uses, discloses and manages personal information as part of the whistleblower service it provides to its clients.
In this Privacy Collection Statement, ‘KPMG’, ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’ is a reference to the KPMG Australia partnership and includes any entity carrying on business in Australia that is part of the KPMG group of entities (which includes Associated Entities).
KPMG is committed to protecting personal information. Where KPMG collects personal information as part of providing the whistleblower service, KPMG will treat the information in accordance with applicable privacy laws, regulations and lawful client instruction.
Collection of personal information
When you provide us information or report an incident, you have the option of remaining anonymous. Any personal information provided to KPMG about you or other individuals will be collected in accordance with applicable privacy laws, regulations and law client instructions.
Purpose, use and disclosure of personal information
The personal information provided to us via the whistleblower service will be used for the purpose of providing a report on, or relating to, the incident reported. The report will be passed and disclosed to the relevant organisation in accordance with our terms of service, and may also be passed or disclosed to the relevant regulator(s) as required by law.
KPMG may also disclose personal information to our external service providers on a confidential basis in the course of delivering our services, including for the purposes of managing the database upon which details of your report will be stored.
Disclosure of personal information overseas
Where a whistleblowing disclosure is made from outside of Australia, the details of the report will disclosed to our team in Australia to manage. Australia may not have equivalent privacy laws to those in other countries.
Where our client's people are located outside of Australia or may require whistleblower services in other languages, we may use other KPMG member firms and outsource service providers in South Africa, Hong Kong, China, Thailand and Argentina to assist in the provision of whistleblower services.
Security of personal information
KPMG has systems in place to protect the personal information it holds. KPMG will store the personal information collected as part of the whistleblower service it provides on a database or in storage with restricted access.
Accessing and updating your personal information
Lodging a privacy complaint
If you would like to access or update your personal information or you would like further information in relation to KPMG’s privacy practices, please contact the National Privacy Officer by emailing AUSTPrivacy@kpmg.com.au or writing to:
National Privacy Officer
GPO Box 2291U
Melbourne VIC 3001