KPMG LTD is dedicated to protecting the confidentiality and privacy of information entrusted to us. KPMG is committed to the appropriate protection and use of personal information (sometimes referred to as Personal Data) that we collect about you. Please review this privacy statement (“Privacy Statement”) to learn more about how we collect, use, share and protect the personal information that we have obtained.
This website is operated by KPMG LTD (“KPMG LTD”, “we” or “us”), KPMG LTD is part of a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. KPMG LTD is affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International is a Swiss cooperative which is a legal entity formed under Swiss law.
1. Who are we?
This Privacy Statement applies to KPMG LTD, KPMG SPECIALISED SERVICES LIMITED and KPMG MLS SERVICES LIMITED
2. Who can you contact for privacy questions or concerns?
If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Statement or how we handle personal data, please direct your correspondence to: KPMG LTD, Data Protection Officer, 14 Esperidon, Nicosia – Cyprus 1087 or email DataProtection@kpmg.com.cy. We aim to respond within 30 days from the date we receive privacy-related communications.
In any event, you always have the right to contact the regulator in charge of protecting personal information, at the Office of the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection.
3. How do we collect personal data?
Directly. We obtain personal data directly from individuals in a variety of ways, including obtaining personal data from individuals who provide us their business card, complete our online forms, subscribe to our newsletters and preference centre, register for seminars, attend meetings or events we host, or visit our offices. We may also obtain personal data directly when, for example, we are establishing a business relationship, performing professional services through a contract, or through our hosted software applications.
Indirectly. We obtain personal data indirectly about individuals from a variety of sources, including recruitment services and our clients. We may attach personal data to our customer relationship management records to better understand and serve our business clients, subscribers and individuals, satisfy a legal obligation, or pursue our legitimate interests.
Public sources -- Personal data may be obtained from public registers (such as Registrar of Companies), news articles, sanctions lists, and Internet searches.
Social and professional networking sites -- If you register or login to our websites using social media (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter) to authenticate your identity and connect your social media login information with us, we will collect information or content needed for the registration or login that you permitted your social media provider to share with us. That information may include your name and email address and depending on your privacy settings, additional details about you, so please review the privacy controls on the applicable service to set how much information you want shared with us.
Business clients -- Our business clients may engage us to perform professional services which involves sharing personal data they control as part of that engagement. For example, we will review payroll data as part of an audit and we often need to use personal data to provide global mobility services. Our services may also include processing personal data under our clients’ control on our hosted software applications, which may be governed by different privacy terms and policies.
Recruitment services. We may obtain personal data about candidates from other parties including former employers.
4. What categories of personal data do we collect?
We may obtain the following categories of personal data about individuals through direct interactions with us, or from information provided through client engagements, from applicants, our suppliers and through other situations including those described in this Privacy Statement.
Personal data. Here is a list of personal data we commonly collect to conduct our business activities:
5. What lawful reasons do we have for processing personal data?
We may rely on the following lawful reasons when we collect and use personal data to operate our business and provide our products and services:
6. Why do we need personal data?
We aspire to be transparent when we collect and use personal data and tell you why we need it, which typically includes:
7. Do we share personal data with third parties?
We may occasionally share personal data with trusted third parties to help us deliver efficient and quality services. These recipients are contractually bound to safeguard the data we entrust to them. We may engage with several or all of the following categories of recipients:
8. Do we transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area?
We store personal data on servers located in the European Economic Area (EEA). We may transfer personal data to KPMG International, KPMG member firms, and reputable third party organisations situated inside or outside the EEA when we have a business reason to engage these organisations. Each organisation is required to safeguard personal data in accordance with our contractual obligations and data protection legislation.
10. What are your data protection rights?
Your data protection rights are highlighted here. To submit a data request please send us an email at DataProtection@kpmg.com.cy or access and complete the Subject Access Request Form.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information or to exercise any of your other rights. This helps us to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. No fee is required to make a request unless your request is clearly repetitive, unfounded or excessive. Depending on the circumstances, we may be unable to comply with your request based on other lawful grounds.
11. What about personal data security?
We have put appropriate technical and organisational security policies and procedures in place to protect personal data (including sensitive personal data) from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. We aim to ensure that access to your personal data is limited only to those who need to access it. Those individuals
who have access to the data are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information.
If you have access to parts of our websites or use our services, you remain responsible for keeping your user ID and password confidential. Please be aware that the transmission of data via the Internet is not completely secure. Whilst we do our best to try to protect the security of your personal data, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk.
12. How long do we retain personal data?
We retain personal data to provide our services, stay in contact with you and to comply with applicable laws, regulations and professional obligations that we are subject to. We retain personal data for as long as we have a legitimate business purpose to do so and where a specific legal, regulatory or contractualrequirement applies. We will dispose of personal data in a secure manner when we no longer need it.
13. Do we link to other websites?