KPMG Privacy Statement
KPMG Privacy Statement
The Policy was last updated on 1 April 2021.
KPMG1 is dedicated to protecting the confidentiality and privacy of information entrusted to it. As part of this fundamental obligation, KPMG is committed to the appropriate protection and use of personal information (sometimes referred to as “personal data”, "personally identifiable information") that has been received directly from you or through third parties authorized by you in electronic form or on physical media and processed by KPMG with or without the use of automation tools.
Generally, our intent is to collect only the personal information that is provided voluntarily by you so that we can offer information about KPMG (including events and job vacancies) and/or services to you or persons having civil law relations with you or for making decisions on cooperation or entering into contracts. Please review this KPMG Privacy Statement (hereinafter "KPMG Statement") to learn more about how we collect, use, share and protect the personal information that we have obtained.
- 1.4.1 IP addresses
- 1.4.2 Cookies
- 1.4.3 Google Analytics
- 1.4.4 Web beacons
- 1.4.5 Location-based tools
1. Collection and use of personal information
1.1.1. General provisions
We obtain personal information about you if you choose to provide it directly or through third parties authorized by you. In some cases, you may have previously provided your personal information to KPMG (if, for example, you are a former employee or you already have business relations with KPMG). If you choose to register or login to a KPMG web site using a third party single sign-in service that authenticates your identity and connects your social media login information (e.g., LinkedIn, Google, or Twitter) with KPMG, we will collect any information or content needed for the registration or log-in that you have permitted the social media provider to share with us, such as your name and email address. Other information we collect may depend on the privacy settings you have set with your social media provider, so please review the privacy statement or policy of the applicable service.
When you register or submit personal information to KPMG we will use this information in the manner outlined in this KPMG Statement. Your personal information is not used for other purposes, unless we obtain your permission, or unless otherwise required or permitted by law or professional standards. For example, if you register to a KPMG web site and provide information about your preferences we will use this information to personalize your user experience. Where you register or login using a third party single user sign-in we may also recognize you as the same user across any different devices you use and personalize your user experience across other KPMG sites you visit. For example, if you send us an email message requesting information about KPMG, we will use your email address and other information you supply to respond to your request. If you send us a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) to apply online for a position with KPMG, we will use the information that you provide to match you with available KPMG job opportunities.
In some cases where you have registered for certain services we will store your email address temporarily until we receive confirmation of the information you provided via an email (i.e. where we send an email to the email address provided as part of your registration to confirm a subscription request).
1.1.2 Information about employees and candidates
We process personal information of our employees, former employees and candidates for vacant positions. The specific types of information and purposes of its processing depend on your relations with KPMG and are described in respective forms of consent for processing of personal information. If you belong to one of the mentioned categories, information about you may be included into KPMG talent pool on the condition that your consent has been obtained. In this case your information shall be processed according to Regulations on talent pool of KPMG in Russia.
1.1.3 Information required for marketing activities
For promoting our services we develop various marketing activities: organize events (including webinars), publish content on topics of interest, send newsletters about our services, events and publications to the (potential) clients and persons related to them as well to the visitors to our events. We aim at making the information you receive up–to–date and corresponding to your interests. In order to achieve this we may require your personal information (full name, email address, place of work, job position, other contact information).
When you provide your personal information to KPMG or when you act as a contact person for communication with KPMG, e.g. during rendering the services under a contract, we may include information about you in our (potential) client relationship management system (hereinafter “CRM”) for confirming our business relations as well as for sending you invitations to complete a survey about the quality of the services we have rendered. The access to the information contained in CRM is limited to our authorized employees who need this information for maintaining business communication with KPMG clients (including potential clients). In certain cases (e.g. collaboration on international projects) such employees may also include the employees of KPMG member firms located in other countries of the CIS region, Georgia or Ukraine.
For collecting your personal information we may use the services administrated by the third parties (e.g. online registration platforms or websites for holding webinars). The relevant suppliers process personal information in accordance with their own policies and we are not responsible for the confidentiality or the information you provide to such platforms. To get more detailed information we recommend that you study the policies of the abovementioned service providers before submitting the data collection forms.
KPMG generally collects only the personal information necessary to fulfill your request or to perform our contractual obligations. Where additional, optional information is sought, you will be notified of this at the point of collection.
To comply with the applicable legislation allowing us to process personal information so long as we have ground under the law to do so, when we process your personal information, we will rely on one of the following processing conditions:
• Performance of a contract: this is when the processing of your personal information is necessary in order to perform our obligations under a contract;
• Legal obligation: this is when we are required to process your personal information in order to comply with a legal obligation, such as keeping records for tax purposes or providing information to a public body or law enforcement agency;
• Legitimate interests: we will process information about you where it is in our legitimate interest in running a lawful business to do so in order to further that business, so long as it doesn’t outweigh your interests; or
• Your consent: in some cases, we will ask you for specific permission to process some of your personal information, and we will only process your personal information in this way if you agree to us doing so. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting KPMG at firstname.lastname@example.org outlining the purpose for which your contacts have been provided to us.
Examples of the ‘legitimate interests’ referred to above are:
• To offer information about KPMG (including events and job vacancies) and/or services, including to individuals who visit our website.
• To prevent fraud or criminal activity and to safeguard our IT systems.
• To customize individual’s online experience and improve the performance usability and effectiveness of KPMG's online presence.
• To conduct, and to analyze, our marketing activities.
• To meet our corporate and social responsibility obligations.
• To comply with regulation or regulatory guidance.
• To transfer personal data between other member firms of the KPMG network for internal administrative purposes as indicated in clause 2.1.
Special categories of personal data are defined according to the legislation and processed by KPMG only in accordance with applicable laws.
KPMG Personal data processing and protection policy has been adopted in accordance with Russian Federal Law No. 152-FZ of 27 July 2006 “On Personal Data” , which constitutes an internal fundamental regulatory document of JSC “KPMG”, the branch office of the Company limited by shares KPMG Limited, “KPMG Tax and Advisory” LLC and determines the main areas of activity of each firm mentioned above in relation to the processing and protection of personal data.
An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet. It allows computers and servers to recognise and communicate with one another. IP addresses from which visitors appear to originate will be recorded for IT security and system diagnostic purposes. This information will also typically be used in aggregate form to conduct web site trend and performance analysis.
Cookies will typically be placed on your computer or internet-enabled device whenever you visit us online. This allows the site to remember your computer or device and serves a number of purposes.
On some of our web sites, a notification banner will appear requiring your consent to collect cookies. Below is a summary of the categories of cookies collected on our websites, and how your consent may impact your experience of certain features as you navigate those websites:
Strictly necessary cookies: Strictly necessary cookies are essential in order to enable users to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. These cookies must be enabled or the site will not function, and cannot be blocked.
Performance cookies: Performance cookies are cookies used to gather data to enhance the performance of a website.
You can manage your consent for performance cookies using the cookie banner, or by updating your browser’s settings (often found in your browser’s Tools or Preferences menu) to not accept cookies.
Functionality cookies: Functionality cookies are used to remember customer selections that change the way the site behaves or looks. You may opt-out of these cookies, but it will impact your experience on the website, and you may need to repeat certain selections each time you visit.
You can manage your consent for functionality cookies using the cookie banner, or by updating your browser’s settings (often found in your browser’s Tools or Preferences menu) to not accept cookies.
Targeting cookies or advertising cookies: Targeting cookies are used to deliver content relevant to your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see certain marketing materials, as well as help measure the effectiveness of those marketing materials. If you do not provide consent for targeting cookies, your computer or internet-enabled device will not be tracked for marketing-related activities.
You can manage your consent for targeting cookies using the cookie banner, or by updating your browser’s settings (often found in your browser’s Tools or Preferences menu) to not accept cookies.
Although most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can choose whether or not to accept cookies via your browser's settings (often found in your browser's Tools or Preferences menu). If you wish to revoke your selection, you may do so by clearing your browser’s cookies, or by updating your preferences in the cookie banner.
Further information about managing cookies can be found in your browser's help file or through sites such as www.allaboutcookies.org.
Below is a list of the types of cookies used on our web sites:
|Purpose||Description||Type & Expiry|
|Performance (i.e., User's Browser)||
Our web sites are built using common internet platforms. These have built-in cookies which help compatibility issues (e.g., to identify your browser type) and improve performance (e.g., quicker loading of content).
Deleted upon closing the browser
|Security (e.g. Asp .NET) Cookies||
If you register for access to a restricted area, our cookies ensure that your device is logged for the duration of your visit. You will need your username and password to access the restricted areas.
Deleted upon closing the browser
Our cookies may also remember your site preferences (e.g., language) or seek to enhance your experience (e.g., by personalizing a greeting or content). This will apply to areas where you have registered specifically for access or create an account.
Deleted upon closing the browser
We use several third party analytics tools to help us understand how site visitors use our web site. This allows us to improve the quality and content on www.kpmg.ru for our visitors. The aggregated statistical data cover items such as total visits or page views, and referrers to our web sites. For further details on our use of Google Analytics, see below.
Persistent, but will delete automatically after two years if you no longer visit www.kpmg.ru
We use third party social media widgets or buttons to provide you with additional functionality to share content from our web pages to social media websites and email. Use of these widgets or buttons may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use, ensure your interaction is displayed on our webpages (e.g. the social share count cache is updated) and log information about your activities across the Internet and on our web sites. We encourage you to review each provider's privacy information before using any such service. For further details on our use of social media widgets and applications, see below.
Persistent, but will be deleted automatically after two years if you no longer visit www.kpmg.ru
Other third party tools and widgets will be used on our individual web pages from time to time to provide additional functionality. Use of these tools or widgets will typically place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use, and ensure your interaction is displayed on our webpages properly.
Cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise identify you personally. In our analytical reports, we will obtain other identifiers including IP addresses, but this is for the purpose of identifying the number of unique visitors to our web sites and geographic origin of visitor trends, and not to identify individual visitors.
KPMG uses Google Analytics. More information about how Google Analytics is used by KPMG can be found here: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html
A web beacon is a small image file on a web page that can be used to collect certain information from your computer, such as an IP address, the time the content was viewed, a browser type, and the existence of cookies previously set by the same server. KPMG only uses web beacons in accordance with applicable laws.
KPMG or its service providers will use web beacons to track the effectiveness of third party web sites that provide us with recruiting or marketing services or to gather aggregate visitor statistics and manage cookies.
You have the option to render some web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies. The web beacon may still record an anonymous visit from your IP address but cookie information will not be recorded.
In some of our newsletters and other communications, we will monitor recipient actions such as email open rates through embedded links within the messages. We collect this information to gauge user interest and to enhance future user experiences.
KPMG will collect and use the geographical location of your computer or mobile device. This location data is collected for the purpose of providing you with information regarding services which we believe may be of interest to you based on your geographic location, and to improve our location-based products and services.
KPMG web sites will typically include functionality to enable sharing via third party social media applications, such as the Facebook Like button and Twitter widget. These social media applications will collect and use information regarding your use of KPMG web sites (see details on 'Social Sharing' cookies above). Any personal information that you provide via such social media applications will often be collected and used by other members of that social media application and such interactions are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide the application. We do not have control over, or responsibility for, those companies or their use of your information.
In addition, KPMG web sites may host blogs, forums, crowd-sourcing and other applications or services (collectively "social media features"). The purpose of social media features is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and content. Any personal information that you provide on any KPMG social media feature will typically be shared with other users of that social media feature (unless otherwise stated at the point of collection), over whom we often have limited or no control.
KPMG understands the importance of protecting children's privacy, especially in an online environment. In particular, our sites are not intentionally designed for or directed at children under the age of 13. It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13, except as part of an engagement to provide professional services.
2.1 Transfer within the network of KPMG firms
We share information about you with other member firms of the KPMG network as part of international engagements, and with KPMG International and other member firms where required or desirable to meet our legal and regulatory obligations around the world. Other parts of the KPMG network are also used to provide services to us and you, for example hosting and supporting IT applications, provision of certain forms of insurance for member firms and its clients, performing client conflicts checks and Anti-Money Laundering checks, assisting with client engagement services and otherwise as required in order to continue to run KPMG’s business.
2.2 Transfers to third parties
We do not share personal information with third parties, except as necessary for our legitimate professional and business needs, to carry out your requests, to perform contractual obligations and/or as required or permitted by law or professional standards. For more information on such third parties, please see this link.
In addition, KPMG will transfer certain personal information across geographical borders to outside companies working with us or on our behalf for the purposes described in this KPMG Statement. KPMG will also typically store personal information outside of the EEA. We typically send personal information to the following countries. If we do this your personal information will continue to be protected by means of contracts we have in place with those organizations outside the EEA, containing standard data protection clauses which are in a form approved by the European Commission.
KPMG will not transfer the personal information you provide to any third parties for their own direct marketing use.
KPMG will ask for your permission for certain uses of your personal information, and you can agree to or decline those uses. If you opt-in for particular services or communications, such as an e-newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions included in each communication. If you decide to unsubscribe from a service or communication, we will try to remove your information promptly, although we may require additional information before we can process your request.
If KPMG processes personal information about you, you have the following rights:
• Access and correction: you have the right to access to that data. This is sometimes called a ‘Subject Access Request’. If the applicable legislation requires us to provide personal information to you, we will provide it to you free of charge. Before providing personal information to you, we may ask for proof of identity and sufficient information about your interactions with us that we can locate your personal information. If the information we hold about you is incorrect, you are entitled to ask us to correct any inaccuracies in the personal information.
• Object to processing: you have the right to object to us processing your personal information if we are not entitled to use it any more.
Automated decision-making: you have the right not to be subject to automated decision-making unless you provided your written consent or unless so required by federal laws.
Rights to withdraw your consent and/or send a complaint to supervisory authority: see Section 8 “Policy questions and enforcement” for more details.
• Other Rights: in addition, you may have rights to have your information deleted if we are keeping it too long, have its processing restricted in certain circumstances and/or to obtain copies of information we hold about you in electronic form.
You can make a request or exercise these rights by contacting KPMG at email@example.com, outlining the purpose for which your contacts have been provided to us, and we will make all reasonable and practical efforts to comply with your request, so long as it is consistent with applicable law and professional standards.
KPMG has reasonable security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Despite KPMG's best efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats. To the best of our ability, access to your personal information is limited to those who have a need to know. Those individuals who have access to the data are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information.
We also make reasonable efforts to retain personal information only for so long i) as the information is necessary to comply with an individual's requests and/or perform contractual obligations, ii) as necessary to comply with legal, regulatory, internal business or policy requirements, or iii) until the person that has provided the personal information asks that the information be deleted. The period for which data is retained will depend on the specific nature and circumstances under which the information was collected; however, subject to requirements of i)-iii) above, personal information will not be retained longer than required according to the applicable legislation.
By registering on any KPMG web site and then navigating to another KPMG web site while still logged in, you agree to the use of your personal information in accordance with the privacy statement of the KPMG web site you are visiting.
KPMG may modify this KPMG Statement from time to time to reflect our current privacy practices. When we make changes to this statement, we will revise the "updated" date at the top of this page. We encourage you to periodically review this KPMG Statement to be informed about how KPMG is protecting your information.
KPMG is committed to protecting the online privacy of your personal information.
If you have questions or comments about our administration of your personal information, please contact our Data Privacy Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also use this address to communicate any concerns you may have regarding compliance with our KPMG Statement. We will acknowledge your email within 14 days and seek to resolve your concern within one month of receipt. Where the concern is complex or we have a large volume of concerns, we will notify you that the concern will take longer than one month to resolve, and we will seek to resolve your concern within three months of the concern being first raised.
If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you may escalate your concern to the Global Privacy Officer by sending an email to GlobalPrivacyOfficer@kpmg.com. We may accept your concern (and in that case implement one of the measures set out in the ‘Your Rights’ section above), or we may reject your concern on legitimate grounds.
In any event, you always have the right to lodge a complaint with the regulator in charge of protecting personal information in your jurisdiction.
KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee and does not provide services to clients. No member firm has any authority to obligate or bind KPMG International or any other member firm vis-à-vis third parties, nor does KPMG International have any such authority to obligate or bind any member firm.