BDO UAE Website Privacy Policy

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Introduction

Consent to Processing

What personal information do you collect when I visit www.bdo.ae

Technical information

When do you collect personal information through www.bdo.ae

How do you use my personal information

Your Rights

Will you provide my personal information to a third party

How long do you keep my personal information

Is my personal information secure

International Transfers

Updating this Privacy Statement
 

Introduction

BDO Chartered Accountants & Advisors, United Arab Emirates (“BDO UAE”) is a member of BDO International Ltd, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the worldwide network of independent legal entities, each of which provides professional services under the name “BDO”.

BDO is an international network of independent public accounting, tax and advisory firms (the “BDO network”), which perform professional services under the name of BDO (the “BDO member firms”). BDO International Limited (“BDOI”) is a UK company limited by guarantee. It is the governing entity of the BDO network.
Each of BDOI and the member firms is a separate legal entity and has no liability for another such entity's acts or omissions. Nothing in the arrangements or rules of the BDO network shall constitute or imply an agency relationship or a partnership between BDOI and the member firms.

This privacy statement (“Privacy Statement”) applies only to the www.bdo.ae web site (or the “web site”) which is provided by BDO UAE (also referred to below as “we”, “us”, “our”) and not to the various separate web sites as per each location where BDO is present it redirects you to.

By using www.bdo.ae and submitting any personal information to us, you agree to the use by us of your personal information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Statement. For the avoidance of doubt, this Privacy Policy applies to Personal Information collected through this Site, but not to BDO UAE's offline business activities.

Consent to Processing

By providing any personal information to this web site, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to the transfer of such personal information to, and the collection and processing of such personal information provided, to the extent permitted in this Privacy Statement.

Please note that the other country or specific websites contained within www.bdo.ae are provided by the applicable BDO member firms or related entities managing them and are not the responsibility of BDO UAE. Such websites, as well as other websites that may be linked to this web site, are not governed by this Privacy Statement. We encourage visitors to review each of these other web site's privacy statements before disclosing any personal information.

What personal information do you collect when I visit www.bdo.ae

We do not require registration for access to www.bdo.ae, but if you participate in any of the activities or services offered by www.bdo.ae, we will collect the personal information that we need in order to provide you with those services, such as your name, job title, email address, employer's name, and telephone number.

We do not collect sensitive personal information from you from www.bdo.ae. Sensitive information includes data relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or other similar beliefs; physical or mental health; sexual orientation or criminal record. Where you provide sensitive personal information to us voluntarily we will assume that we have your explicit consent to use that information in connection with the purpose for which it has been provided.

Technical Information

When you visit this web site, we may collect technical information such as your IP (Internet Protocol) address, details of the pages you visit on www.bdo.ae, other pages you visit on the Web, and which browser you used to view www.bdo.ae.

This web site collects standard internet log and technical data to measure and improve the effectiveness of this web site, to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer this web site, to see where web site traffic is coming from and to identify our users. We may also collect other information via www.bdo.ae, such as web site usage activity and preferences, also known as demographic or profile data. In this connection we may use "cookies" to collect this information. For more information see our Cookie Policy here.

When do you collect personal information through www.bdo.ae

We collect personal information from you in the following circumstances:

  • when you subscribe to any of our insights
  • when you subscribe to any of our blogs
  • when you register to attend an event
  • when you enter a discussion forum
  • when you contact us to request further information
  • when you contact us to request for a specific service
  • when you submit your CV through the Careers section in our website

We collect the minimum amount of information to enable us to deal with your request. We will indicate where the provision of information is voluntary or compulsory. We would normally only request additional information to enable us to provide the most appropriate response to your request.

How do you use my personal information

We only use the personal information that you provide to deal with your request, and to manage www.bdo.ae and the services that we offer to you via www.bdo.ae as described in this Privacy Statement.        

When requesting material or asking someone to contact you, there will be the option to receive other information that may be of interest.

Your Rights

You have the right to request access to the personal information that you have submitted through www.bdo.ae, update or correct your details, opt out of receiving other information from BDO or request that your personal details are deleted from our systems at any time by e-mailing dataprivacy@bdo.ae. We will treat all such requests in accordance with applicable local law.

If you would like to opt not to receive promotional or marketing e-mail from us in the future, you may let us know by sending us an e-mail to dataprivacy@bdo.ae by mentioning “Opt-out” in the subject line  and stating the e-mail address you wish to be removed from our mailing list. However, your option not to receive promotional and marketing e-mail shall not preclude us from corresponding with you, by e-mail or otherwise, regarding your existing relationship with us.

Will you provide my information to a third party

We may contract with other companies or individuals to deal with your enquiry or to otherwise operate this web site or our business activities. We may give such companies access to your personal information in connection with those purposes on our behalf. We may also share your personal information with other member firms within the BDO network provided that this is consistent with the basis on which we have collected your personal information.

From time to time, we may disclose personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, government investigation, or as otherwise required or permitted by law.

We do not provide information to third parties for their own marketing purposes and we do not undertake mailings for third parties.

We may, as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of assets, reorganization or liquidation of our company (a "Reorganization Event"), transfer, sell or assign your personal information to third parties involved in the Reorganization Event.

How long do you keep my information

We only keep your Information for the period required for fulfilling your request and will delete it in accordance with our data retention policies.

Is my information secure

We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. We require all employees and principals to keep personal information confidential and only authorized personnel have access to this information.

International Transfers

You acknowledge that in order to provide services to you via www.bdo.ae we may need to transfer your personal information to countries that may not provide a level of protection of personal information that may be regarded as equivalent to that afforded under the European data protection legislation. Whenever your personal information is transferred internationally, we will take appropriate steps to ensure its security and confidentiality in accordance with applicable data protection law.

Updating this Privacy Statement

We may modify or update this Privacy Statement from time to time. You will be able to see when we last updated the Privacy Statement because we will include a revision date. Changes and additions to this Privacy Statement are effective from the date on which they are posted. Please review this Privacy Statement from time to time to check whether we have made any changes to the way in which we use your personal information. Date of last Revision to Privacy Policy: May 21, 2018. Date of last review of Privacy Policy: May 21, 2018.

Contact

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement you can contact us at via email at dataprivacy@bdo.ae or using the contact us link.

Last modified 23 May 2018

Cookies

Cookies

How to control my cookies

Managing cookies in my browser

Managing analytics cookies

Further information about cookies and how to manage them

This web site is intended to provide general information on the BDO network and the professional services and solutions provided by the BDO member firms around the world, including BDO Chartered Accountants & Advisors, United Arab Emirates (“BDO UAE”).

We gather information from users of this web site automatically and when you decide to provide us with information, for example, when you complete a form on www.bdo.ae. This information is treated with confidence and is only used by BDO as per the terms of the Privacy Statement.

We may use "cookies" to keep, and sometimes track, information about you.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a web site or application. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) then sends these cookies back to the web site or application on each subsequent visit so that they can recognize you and remember things like personalized details or user preferences. Cookies do not damage your system. You can reset your browser so as to refuse any cookie or to alert you to when a cookie is being sent.

To improve your experience and to make our service to you better we use cookies for the purposes of system administration and analytics of our web site. This gives us information about the number of visitors to different parts of our web site.

BDO does not share this data with third parties. Our cookies do not store sensitive information such as your name or address, they simply just enable us to see behavior on the web site to help us improve your experience. However, if you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from www.bdo.ae, or any other web site, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone’s handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

How to control my cookies

There are various ways that you can control and manage your cookies which are discussed in a bit more detail below. Please remember that any settings you change will not just affect www.bdo.ae cookies. These changes will apply to all web sites that you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from particular web sites).

Managing cookies in my browser

Most modern browsers will allow you to:

  • See what cookies you’ve got and delete them on an individual basis
  • Block third party cookies
  • Block cookies from particular web sites
  • Block all cookies from being set
  • Delete all cookies when you close your browser

You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies. This includes where you have opted out from cookies, as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set. Also, if you block cookies completely many web sites will not work properly and some functionality on these web sites will not work at all.

Managing analytics cookies

It is possible to opt out of having your anonymized browsing activity within web sites recorded by analytics cookies. www.bdo.ae uses Google Analytics and you can opt out of their cookies by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page. Please note that this will take you to Google Analytics web site and generate a ‘no thanks’ cookie, which will stop any further cookies being set by those third parties.

Further information about cookies and how to manage them

If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org*

*Please note that we can’t be responsible for the content of external web sites.

As this document is updated, the current versions will be posted on the BDO UAE website.

acknowledgement & consent to use of personal data

  • I acknowledge that I have read the privacy notice and understand the basis and purpose for which my personal data would be used by BDO UAE.
  • I acknowledge that I have provided my personal data of my own free will and that the data provided is accurate.
  • I consent the use of my personal data by BDO UAE in accordance with the privacy notice.
  • I understand my rights and obligations under this privacy notice and that I will adhere to the same.