Privacy Commitment

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The expression of "PricewaterhouseCoopers” (PwC) refers to the network of separate and independent member firms which provide various parts of this web site’s services. Personal data collected by PwC may be transferred to other individual PwC' firms, which are member firms of the worldwide PwC organisation, where it is necessary to meet the purpose for which the visitor has submitted the information. By submitting data on PwC' Web site, the visitor is providing explicit consent to transborder transmission of data collected on the Web site for the fulfillment of their voluntary requests.

Data collection

The expression of “Personal Data” refers to the information about you or the third parties you represent (for example your family members, if you are giving information about your family while using the site).

Typically, identifying information is collected to:

  • while providing information about your personal profile or a direct request via “Contact Us” function in the site (e.g. name, surname, e-mail, and mail addresses)
  • upon your approval, obtained from finance associations, companies and third parties, or
  • indirectly, by using ‘cookie’ (like the way described below) or while personalizing the software, or while observing the use of certain pages of the site or other technical ways that make it possible for us to observe your use of the site

Demographic information, including gender and occupation, is not actively sought, but may be submitted when a visitor responds to an online job application. It is PwC' policy to limit the information collected to only the minimum information required to complete a visitor's request. In any instance where non-mandatory information is sought, the Web site visitor will be notified of this at the point of collection.

PwC' intention is not to seek any type of sensitive information which could constitute criminal offence under Art. 135 of the Turkish Criminal Code. By providing sensitive information to us without our request, you permit us to use the information for following purposes in line with relevant laws.

PwC collects, keeps, processes, uses, forwards and announces the collected personal data only in accordance with the Privacy Statement.

Use of data

A user may choose to provide personal information in the following examples:

  • Submit resumes or work history information
  • Participate in "join our mailing list" initiatives
  • Participate in bulletin boards, discussion or message forums
  • Contact us for further information
  • Enter Quick Surveys, Quiz's or Benchmarking Surveys
  • Register for events and conferences

If you would like to find out more about the different categories of information collected, please review the data collection section.

Information attained by the site is used only for the intended purpose stated at the time that the information is collected. This data is not shared with other entities in the network for secondary or unrelated purposes, or shared with a third party, unless otherwise disclosed at the point of collection. If there is an instance where such information may be shared, the visitor will be asked for permission beforehand, save where otherwise required by any applicable law.

PwC makes every practical effort to avoid excessive or irrelevant collection of data. If a visitor believes the site has collected excessive information, we encourage the visitor to contact us at privacy@tr.pwc.com to raise any concerns.

Access

Each visitor has the right of access to personal data they have submitted through the Web site to PwC.

User updates of information should be handled by going back through the registration process. Inquiries about the accuracy of identifying information previously submitted to PwC through its Web site, or requests to have outdated information removed, should be directed to: privacy@tr.pwc.com . PwC is committed to providing reasonable and practical access to visitors to allow them the opportunity to identify and correct any inaccuracies. When requested and practical, PwC will delete identifying information from current operational systems. However, laws and regulation may require us to keep certain information for predefined time periods. Thus, changes on this information and removing the information are made according to the law obligations.

When personally identifiable information is retained, PwC assumes responsibility for keeping an accurate record of the information once a visitor has submitted and verified the data. PwC does not assume responsibility for verifying the ongoing accuracy of the content of personal information. When practically possible, if PwC is informed that any personal data collected through a Web site is no longer accurate, PwC will make appropriate corrections based on the updated information provided by the authenticated visitor.

Data retention

The personal information (such as information generated though registration for access to areas on the site) will be kept as long as the information is required to completely response the request or until a user requests that we delete that information or during the time period stated by relevant laws and regulations.

Cookies and log files

Cookies may be used on some pages of our site. "Cookies" are small text files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing a more customised Web site experience. For example, a cookie can be used to store registration information in an area of the site so that a user does not need to re-enter it on subsequent visits to that area. It is PwC' policy to use cookies to make navigation of our Web sites easier for visitors and to facilitate efficient registration procedures.

If you are concerned about cookies, most browsers permit individuals to decline cookies. In most cases, a visitor may refuse a cookie and still fully navigate our Web sites.

In order to properly manage our Web site we may anonymously log information on our operational systems, and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types. These statistics are reported in the aggregate to our webmasters. This is to ensure that our Web site presents the best web experience for visitors and is an effective information resource.

Transfer of management

In this Privacy Statement, the rules about the information applied during PwC' normal activities are being handled. PwC may transfer all this information to an enterprise that will take over the activities.

Third parties

It is PwC' policy only to disclose information to third parties under the following circumstances:

  • As required by law through subpoena, search warrant or other legal process
  • When explicitly requested by a visitor
  • When required to deliver publications or reference materials requested by a visitor
  • When required to facilitate conferences or events hosted by a third party

PwC' policy is to disclose information to third parties upon visitors submitting their requests (e.g. when ordering a publication, we display the party fulfilling the order).

PwC' Web sites do not collect or compile personally identifying information for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes, or host mailings on behalf of third parties.

Third party links

There are several places throughout PwC' web site that may link to other Web sites that do not operate under PwC' web site’s privacy practices. When you link to other Web sites, PwC' privacy practices no longer apply. We encourage visitors to review each site's privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.

Choices

As a policy, visitors are not required to register to gain access to areas of the PwC Web sites. In certain cases in the future, as your PwC Web site experience expands, we may require visitors to register in order to obtain a user-id and password for authentication and secure access to a transaction or certain business confidential or proprietary information services on premium Web sites.

Personally identifiable information provided to PwC through its Web site is provided voluntarily by visitors. Should visitors subsequently choose to unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations, we will provide instructions, on the appropriate Web site area or in communications to our visitors; or a visitor may contact the webmaster of the appropriate site at privacy@tr.pwc.com .

Security

PwC has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. All PwC employees follow a network-wide security policy. Only authorised PwC personnel are provided access to personally identifiable information and these employees have agreed to ensure confidentiality of this information. PwC' policy is to use secure socket layer technology for the protection of the sensitive information submitted through web forms. However, the confidentiality of the information may be compromised by unauthorized people through the network without the necessary security precautions due to the nature of the Internet.

Children

PwC understands the importance of protecting children's privacy especially in an online environment. The PwC' sites covered by this privacy statement are not intentionally designed for or directed at children 18 years of age or younger. It is PwC' policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 18.

Modifications

PwC reserves the right to modify or amend this Statement at any time. The current version is dated June 27, 2008.