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 "personally identifiable information" or "PII") that has been collected online.
We collect only the personal information that is provided voluntarily by online visitors so that we can offer information and/or services to those individuals or offer information about employment opportunities, or in case of a separate explicit request – also marketing information. Please review this privacy statement ("Privacy Statement") to learn more about how we collect, use and protect the personal information that we have obtained.
If you use our websites and leave your personal data therein, the entity responsible for the processing of these data depends on the purpose of data collection.
the data will be processed by Companies of the KPMG capital group in Poland, as jointco-controllers.
When you use our website, your personal data are collected and subsequently processed for purposes related to individual functionalities of the particular website. Consequently, depending on the website, in which you leave your data, in each case we inform you about relevant processing purposes. At the same time, being aware of the potential of our websites, we are able to identify the following known purposes of the processing of data:
In these instances, data isare always submitted voluntarily.
Depending on the purpose of the processing of your data, Companies of the KPMG Group in Poland have proper legal grounds for processing of your data, including for instance:
KPMG does not intentionally collect “sensitive” personal data, unless such a duty arises from applicable legal regulations, e.g. for the purposes of recruitment. Sensitive information includes personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, trade union membership, religious or philosophical beliefs, data concerning health or data concerning a user's sex life, sexual orientation, criminal record, as well as genetic and biometric data.
We request the users to carefully consider the disclosure of sensitive information to KPMG and not to provide sensitive information to KPMG, unless they grant their explicit consent to using this information by KPMG for the purposes of lawful activities of KPMG and storing such data in databases of KPMG. If you have any questions pertaining to whether the disclosure of sensitive information to KPMG is or can be required in the particular case, please contact use at DPO@kpmg.pl.
Information collected in such a way no always constitutes personal data, i.e. it does not enable us to identify the particular user, but it may happen that connecting an IP address or location information to the specific e-mail of the user will be possible.
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 may 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. If you do not provide consent, your computer or internet-enabled device will not be tracked for marketing-related activities. A secondary type of cookie referred to as "user-input" cookies may still be required for necessary functionality. Such cookies will not be blocked through the use of this notification banner. Your selection will be saved in a cookie and is valid for a period of 90 days. If you wish to revoke your selection, you may do so by clearing your browser's 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). You may also delete cookies from your device at any time. However, please be aware that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully experience some of our web sites' features.
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 kpmg.com 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 kpmg.pl
|Site visitor feedback||
We use a third party survey tool to invite a percentage of visitors to provide their feedback. Cookies are used to prevent visitors from being invited multiple times.
The first cookie (1) is set if the visitor is not invited to participate in the survey, and is used to ensure visitors are not invited after their first page view.
The second cookie (2) is set if the visitor is invited to participate in the survey, and is used to ensure the visitor is not invited again to participate for a period of 90 days.
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 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 kpmg.pl
Other third party tools and widgets may be used on our individual web pages to provide additional functionality. Use of these tools or widgets may 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 may 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.
BY NAVIGATING ON OUR WEB SITES OR ENTERING YOUR LOGIN DETAILS TO ACCESS AREAS RESERVED FOR REGISTERED USERS, YOU AGREE THAT WE CAN PLACE THESE COOKIES ON YOUR COMPUTER OR INTERNET ENABLED DEVICE.
KPMG uses Google Analytics. More information about how Google Analytics is used by KPMG can be found here: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
KPMG uses Adobe Analytics tools. More information on using Adobe Analytics tools by KPMG is available at: https://www.adobe.com/pl/privacy.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 data provided by users using any KPMG social media features can 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 16. It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 16, except as part of an engagement to provide professional services.
KPMG does not disclose personal data to unrelated entities, except for situations, when it is necessary in relation to our activities or for the purposes of the implementation of requests of the website users, or in situations required or permitted by legal regulations.
In certain instances, KPMG may disclose information about the users to employees or collaborators of Companies of the KPMG Group in Poland (co-controllers) or – by entrusting their processing – may disclose them to eternal firms, providers of services or sellers operating on our behalf in order to fulfil requests of the users.
Additionally, KPMG can entrust the processing of personal data to entities in third countries, i.e. outside the European Economic Area, and can send these data to associated KPMG firms or external entities cooperating with KPMG or operating on our behalf. KPMG can also store personal data in locations subject to a jurisdiction other than of the place of stay or registered office of the particular user. However, data can be transferred to a third country only when (subject to other generally binding legal regulations), conditions guaranteeing the required degree of protection of natural persons set in the GDPR are met, e.g. an agreement containing standard contractual clauses requiring certain degree of protection of personal data was concluded with the entity that receives the data.
KPMG can make available personal data in relation to sale, assignment or any other transfer of the title to the website, and resulting disposal/transfer of rights to the website, to which the data in question are related, as well as at the request of authorities or law enforcement agencies, or when required by applicable laws, court judgement or other state regulations. The need to disclose personal data can result from audits of data privacy or security and/or when examining complaints or implementing security-related activities. KPMG does not sell personal data to third parties that could use this information for marketing purposes.
In general, you are not required to submit any personal information to KPMG, but we will require you to provide certain personal information in order for you to receive additional information about our services and events. KPMG will also 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.
In a majority of instances, if a user provides us with personal data, he/she has relevant access thereto, which enables him/her to modify these data and correct any errors in these data. The user can also send a request for updating or erasing certain data to DPO@kpmg.pl, as a result of which, KPMG will take relevant steps aimed at fulfilling this request, provided it is consistent with applicable legal regulations.
The user should remember about his/her rights in relation to the processing of his/her personal data, referred to in the GDPR, i.e.:
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.
Additionally, one of the rules of the KPMG policy in this respect is storing personal information only for the period, during which:
The period of personal data storage depends on the specific nature and circumstances (especially purpose) of collecting personal data of the user.
KPMG may modify this Privacy 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. Any changes to the processing of personal data as described in this Privacy Statement affecting you will be communicated to you through an appropriate channel, depending on how we normally communicate with you.
KPMG is committed to protecting the online privacy of your personal information. A Data Protection Officer has been appointed in KPMG who can be contacted by e-mail: DPO@kpmg.pl or by correspondence to the post address: KPMG Sp. z o.o. Data Protection Officer (DPO), ul. Inflancka 4A, 00-189 Warsaw. Data Protection Officer is your contact with respect to personal data matters who can also be addressed with any questions or comments concerning the personal data administration. You may also use this address to communicate any concerns you may have regarding compliance with our Privacy Statement.
1 "KPMG", "we", "our", and "us" refers to the entities belonging to the KPMG Group in Poland: KPMG Sp. z o.o. sp. k., KPMG Audyt Sp. z o.o., KPMG Audyt Services Sp. z o.o., KPMG Audyt Sp. z o.o. sp. k., KPMG Advisory Sp. z o.o. sp. k., KPMG Tax M.Michna Sp. k., KPMG Usługi Księgowe Sp. z o.o., D.Dobkowski Sp. k., KPMG Restructuring Sp. z o.o. All of these entities have their registered offices in Warsaw, Inflancka 4a Str.