PricewaterhouseCoopers' Ireland privacy commitment

PricewaterhouseCoopers (the Irish Firm) ("PricewaterhouseCoopers Ireland", "us" or "we") is strongly committed to privacy issues, and this privacy statement details our approach on such issues. By using this site or providing any personal data to us, you agree to our use of such data in accordance with this privacy statement. If you have questions on privacy issues, please email us at

Data Collection
We collect personal data in accordance with this policy and with data protection law. We may receive certain limited identifiable information, such as your name, title, company address, areas of interest, email address, and telephone and fax numbers, when you visit or use our website. We may also receive similar information from other sources, such as when you sign up to or attend our events or otherwise engage with our business.

You can also send emails to us through the website. Your messages will contain your screen name and email address, as well as any additional information you may wish to include in the message.

Use of Data
When you provide personal data to us, we use it for the purposes for which it was provided to us as stated at the point of collection (or as is obvious from the context of collection). Typically, information is collected to:

  • Register for certain areas of the site
  • Enquire for further information
  • Distribute requested reference materials
  • Register for an event
  • Submit curriculum vitae

To the extent permitted by Irish law, we may also use your data to contact you with information about PwC's business, services and events, and other information which may be of interest to you; you may unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time by contacting us as set out in the 'Unsubscribe' section below. When sending emails, we may carry out certain analytics on the messages sent, such as whether the message has been opened, how many times it has been opened, and your topic preferences.  

Our websites do not collect or compile personal data for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes, or host mailings on behalf of third parties.

Data Controller
PricewaterhouseCoopers Ireland (a partnership with its principal place of business at One Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland) is the data controller of any personal data collected through this website and in connection with its marketing and business development and other commercial activities, and will process such data in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003.

Disclosure to Third Parties
Our policy is not to share personal data with any third parties, unless required by law, or unless explicitly requested by you or otherwise as set out in this section. We recognise that your information is valuable and we take all reasonable measures to protect your information while it is in our care.

In certain cases, we may share your data with third parties if we believe in good faith that we are required to so for legal reasons or that this is necessary to prevent harm or injury to us, our staff, clients or members of the public or if we need to do so to defend our legal rights.

Personal data which has been submitted to PricewaterhouseCoopers Ireland may be disclosed to other member firms in the PricewaterhouseCoopers network of firms, where this is necessary to meet the purpose for which you have submitted the information. By submitting personal data to this site, you consent to the transfer of such data for the fulfilment of your voluntary requests.

Your data is not shared with any member firms in the PricewaterhouseCoopers network of firms for any secondary or unrelated purposes, or shared with any third party, unless otherwise disclosed at the point of collection. If there is an instance where such information may be shared, you will be asked for permission beforehand.

We subcontract some processing activities, such as distribution of publications and the organisation of events and conferences, so if you submit personal data as part of a request relating to these areas, we may disclose certain data to third parties in order to fulfil these requests (e.g. when ordering a publication, we display the party fulfilling the order).

We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personal data and information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. In particular, we ensure that all appropriate confidentiality obligations and technical and organisational security measures are in place to prevent any unauthorised or unlawful disclosure or processing of such information and data and the accidental loss or destruction of or damage to such information and data. PricewaterhouseCoopers' policy is to use secure socket layer technology for the protection of credit card information submitted through web form.

Access to Information
If you would like to update any personal data you have submitted through this site, please do so via the original registration page or please email us at

When practically possible, if we are informed that any personal data we hold is no longer accurate, we will make appropriate corrections based on the updated information provided.

If you would like details of the information which you have submitted to us through this site, you have a right of access to such information and you may contact us via the above email address. We may charge for a request for access in accordance with law.

Should you subsequently choose to unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations, we will provide instructions, on the appropriate webpage or in our communications to you, or you may contact by email to

Data Retention
The personal data you submit to us will only be retained for as long as is required for the purposes for which it was collected or as required by law.

For example, contact information about visitors (such as information generated through registration for access to areas on the site) will be kept as long as the information is required to completely service the contact request or until a user requests that we delete that information. Discussion posts and email details are kept for only the period of time considered reasonable to facilitate the visitor's requests.

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