Data protection information in accordance with Articles 13 and 14 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) relating to services by PwC
The purpose of the following data protection information is to provide you with an understandable, transparent and concise explanation of how we intend to process your personal data. However, should you require further explanations relating to data protection at PwC, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer at or via the alternative channels specified below.
The controller within the meaning of Article 4 (7) EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is responsible for the processing of your personal data is:
Data Protection Officer
PwC has appointed a data protection officer pursuant to Article 37 GDPR. You can contact PwC’s data protection officer, Dr Tobias Gräber, via the following channels:
PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH WPG
Dr Tobias Gräber, Data Protection Officer
60327 Frankfurt am Main
Rights of data subjects/your rights under data protection law
PwC is required to recognise the following rights which you enjoy under the applicable data protection law with respect to your personal data.
Right of access: You may request information from PwC at any time as to whether PwC has stored your personal data and which personal data it has stored. PwC is required to provide this information to you free of charge.
The right of access does not exist or is subject to limitations if and to the extent that confidential information, such as information that is subject to professional secrecy, is disclosed.
Right to rectification: If your personal data which is stored by PwC is inaccurate or incomplete, you have the right to demand at any time that PwC rectify this.
Right to erasure: You have the right to demand that PwC erase your personal data if and to the extent that the data is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected or if the data is processed on the basis of your consent and you have opted to revoke your consent. In such cases, PwC must cease processing your personal data and remove that data from its IT systems and databases.
You do not have a right to erasure if
- the data may not be deleted due to a statutory obligation or must be processed due to a statutory obligation;
- the processing of data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Right to restriction of processing: You have the right to demand that PwC restrict the processing of your personal data.
Right to data portability: You have the right to receive from PwC the data provided by you in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format as well as the right to have these data transmitted to a different controller. This right exists only if
- the processing is carried out by automated means.
Right to object to processing: If your data is processed by PwC on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, you may object at any time to processing by PwC.
You may assert any and all of the rights of data subjects described above against PwC by addressing your specific requests via the following channels:
PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH WPG
Dr Tobias Gräber, Data Protection Officer
60327 Frankfurt am Main
Right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority
Pursuant to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data infringes data protection law.
Processing of data on the website/application and the legal basis for processing
Processing of personal data when visiting the website
When you visit our website, we collect the data that is technically necessary to display that website to you. This involves personal data, which is transmitted automatically by your browser to our server, including:
- IP address
- Date and time of your request/website (application) access
- time zone offset from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- content of the request (information about which specific web page you visited)
- HTTP status code
- transferred data volume
- website requesting access
- browser (information about your browser)
- operating system and interface (operating system of the computer you used to access the website or the application)
- language and version of the browser software
Processing of such personal data is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website cannot be accessed and offered to users without using such data; there is a legitimate interest in making it technically possible to access and use the website.
The log files are stored for 14 days and then deleted.
This website is hosted by a service provider [Host Europe GmbH, Hansestr. 111, 51149 Köln], the data collected on our website is therefore stored on the servers of the service provider. The server locations are located in Germany and in other EU countries.
There is no data transfer to non-EU countries.
Contact form and contact by e-mail
A contact form is available on our website which you can use to submit questions to us concerning PwC, the website or other enquiries. You may also contact us by e-mail.
When you contact us via the contact form or by e-mail, the data you provide (in particular your e-mail address, your name and surname and the text of your enquiry as well as any other information you may have provided in the contact form or by e-mail) will be stored by us in order to process your enquiry and answer your questions.
We will delete the data generated by your enquiry as soon as it is no longer necessary for processing that enquiry. To the extent that the data is subject to statutory retention requirements, it will be stored for the duration of the prescribed statutory retention period.
Cookies allow our website to access or store information from your browser about you, your settings or your device. They are mainly used to ensure the
website’s expected functionality. As a rule, cookies do not contain any information that could identify you directly. They do, however, make it possible to offer you a more personalised web experience.
Session cookies (transient cookies)
This website uses session cookies (also referred to as temporary or transient cookies). Session cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to our website. The session cookies used by us serve solely to identify you for as long as you are logged on to our website and are erased at the end of each session. They are not used for any other purposes.
These cookies are required for the functionality of our website and cannot be disabled on our systems. As a rule, these cookies are only set as a response to an action taken by you constituting a service request, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling out forms. You can set your browser to block cookies or notify you of them. However, this may impair the functionality of the website in some areas.
Permanent cookies (persistent cookies)
This website uses the following types of cookies:
- Performance cookies
These cookies allow us to count visits and trace sources of access to measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us determine which pages are most popular, which are least used and how visitors navigate the website. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not accept these cookies, we have no way of knowing when you visited our website.Our use of performance cookies is based on a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in analysing the use of our website as a whole by means of aggregated and anonymous data in order to improve our website’s content and services.
- Advertising cookies
PwC may display ads on other websites to promote relevant services, articles or events. This is made possible by advertising cookies that are used to make ads more relevant to you and your interests. These cookies also have other functions, for example, they prevent the same ad from being displayed repeatedly. The sole purpose of the ads is to call relevant PwC advertising campaigns to your attention. PwC does not sell your data to third parties.
Some of these advertising cookies are personalized and help us understand how effective our marketing campaigns are and improve your online experience with PwC by customising it to you individually.
We only use advertising cookies with your express consent.
- Third-party cookies
The following table provides information on exactly when the individual cookies expire.
- cc_cookie_accept (Permanent cookie, 365 days)
- cc_cookie_decline (Session cookie)
Most browsers are pre-set to accept cookies automatically. You can object to the creation of cookies by disabling cookies in your browser’s system settings. Please note, however, that some cookies are strictly necessary for the functionality of our website, otherwise the page cannot be requested and displayed. Disabling cookies may limit your ability to use the website.
Cookies, which are not strictly necessary for the functionality of our website, are only used with your prior express consent.
You can also control the installation of cookies yourself at any time by changing your browser settings and/or deleting all cookies.
Our website currently contains links to the following social media providers: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram via the relevant social media buttons. In order to avoid unwanted transfer of your usage data (e.g., address of the currently visited page) to these services, you will only be able to access them by clicking on the link (social media button “Shariff”). The aforementioned social networks may themselves collect usage and possibly user data. We have no control over the data collected and data processing activities, nor are we aware of how much data is collected, the purposes of processing or the storage periods. Nor do we have any information on the erasure of the data collected by the plugin provider.
Therefore, the information we provide is to the best of our knowledge at the present time:
Your browser may not establish a direct connection to the servers of the aforementioned services until you click on the links. This means that the information that you have visited our website is indirectly (referrer) forwarded to these services. If you are already logged in to the service with your personal user account during your visit to our website, you can usually click on the social media buttons to “share” the content or leave a comment, etc. If you do not wish any such data transfer, we advise against clicking on the social media buttons.
The purpose and scope of data collection by social media services, as well as the further processing and use of your data there and your rights and options for setting your privacy preferences can be found in the privacy policies for these services.
Integration of YouTube
We have included YouTube videos in our online services, which are stored at https://www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. These are all included in “privacy-enhanced mode”, which means that no data about you as a user will be transferred to YouTube, unless you play the videos. Only when you play the videos, the data mentioned in section 6 (except for the amount of data transferred) will be communicated. We have no influence on this data transmission.
By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under section 6 are transmitted (except for the amount of data transmitted). This occurs regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account that you are logged in to, or whether no user account exists. When you’re logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not want your profile to be associated with YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as a user profile and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the design of its website to meet your needs. Such evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) in order to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.
This website uses the services of Google Maps. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to conveniently use the map function.
When you visit the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. The data listed in the section “Processing of data on the website/application and legal basis for processing” are transferred as well. This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in with or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or customising the design of its website. Such analysis takes place in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide customised advertising and to inform other users of the social media network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, but to do so you must contact Google.