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Privacy

 

Ernst & Young intends for eyfsthoughtgallery.ie (“Our Site”) to complement the services that the firm provides. This statement, set forth below, is our privacy statement.

Here we describe the practices we follow to respect the privacy of all visitors to Our Site. At Ernst & Young, we have focused on implementing fair information practices that are designed to protect your privacy. We believe that everyone benefits from the free flow of information when that information is gathered and used responsibly.

If you have questions or you do not feel that your concerns have been addressed in our privacy statement, connect with us.

–        Collection, use, disclosure, choice

Registration is not required for you to use Our Site. If you are merely a visitor, we do not collect any personal information about you, except to the limited extent through the use of cookies, which are described below. However, there may be circumstances in which you choose to register to ongoing updates from Ernst & Young.

In these cases, Ernst & Young may contact registrants to invite them to special events, provide them with information about our services, publications and products, or for other marketing purposes.

Information collected at registration is protected using industry-standard encryption technology as it is sent over the Internet. For example, you may choose to register for:

  1. Email alerts
    Ernst & Young offers an email alert service to site visitors, in which we send subscribers email updates when new information is added to Our Site. If you decide to subscribe, we will collect basic contact information about you, such as your name and email address
  2. Surveys
    Ernst & Young may conduct surveys via Our Site. Survey participants may be asked for personal information (name, contact information, etc.) in addition to opinions or feedback. The type of information collected in surveys will vary.
  3. Thought leadership registration
    Ernst & Young occasionally requires registration in exchange for our thought leadership: white papers, articles, studies, reports, survey analyses, booklets, etc. Personal information may be asked for on registration forms and the type of information collected may vary. Ernst & Young reserves the right to distribute certain thought leadership materials only to those who supply the requested information.
  4. Event registration
    Ernst & Young facilitates event registration via Our Site or, at times, via third party web sites. Personal information may be collected via event registration forms and the type of information collected will vary. Ernst & Young may share registrant information with third parties in association with the event. Examples of “third parties” include hotels, sponsors or co-sponsors, promoters, event organizers (including via third party web sites), speakers, panellists, etc. Please check the details provided at individual events to understand fully how your information will be used.

–        Sensitive personal data

Ernst & Young does not intentionally collect any sensitive information via Our Site unless legally required to do so, for example recruitment purposes. Sensitive personal information includes race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal records and in some cases social security numbers or financial information. Ernst and Young works to protect the confidentiality and security of such information it obtains in the course of business. Access to such information is limited and policies and procedures are in place designed to safeguard the information from loss, misuse and improper disclosure.

–        Disclosure

Ernst & Young subscribes to the Safe Harbor Principles published by the U.S. Department of Commerce and will only disclose personal data to third parties that have agreed in writing to provide an adequate level of privacy protection. As such, we may disclose your personal information for the following reasons:

  • Where      the transfer is necessary to fulfil your request and involves a third      party organization with which Ernst & Young has a relationship (see      “Third Party Links” below); or
  • In      order to fulfil a request that involves more than one Ernst & Young      member Firms; or
  • When      explicitly requested by you, the site visitor; or
  • As      required by a court order or any other legal or regulatory requirement; or
  • The      disclosure is reasonably related to the sale or other disposition of all      or part of our business.

Note: Ernst & Young does not collect or compile personal data or information obtained by this site for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes or host mailings on behalf of third parties.

–        Data amendments and retention

Information collected from visitors to Our Site will only be kept in order to provide the required service. Once the service has been completed all information will be destroyed in accordance with Ernst & Young’s data retention policies. Should you require your information to be updated, amended or deleted from our records please connect with us outlining your requirements.

–        Third-party links

Please be aware that Our Site may sometimes contain links to other sites that are not governed by this privacy policy. Visitors to Our Site may be directed to third-party sites for more information, such as about our thought leadership, events, content sponsorships, vendor services, government entities, non-profits, and social networks. Ernst & Young makes no representations or warranties regarding how user data is stored or used on third-party servers. We recommend reviewing the privacy policy of each third-party site linked from Our Site to determine their use of your personal data.

–        Cookies and Web Beacons

Our Site may use cookies and Web beacons.

–        What is a cookie?

A “cookie” is technology that allows Our Site to store tokens of information (an ‘identifier’) in your browser used only by Our Site while you are on Our Site. Cookies are not used to determine the personal identity of anyone who is merely visiting Our Site. They serve to help us track traffic patterns to determine a user’s preferred location and language so that we can direct them to the correct country home page when they visit Our Site.

Cookies have other uses as well. For example, Cookies are also used to prevent online poll participants from voting more than once.

If you do not want to receive a cookie from Our Site you have the option of setting your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, so that you may determine whether to accept it or not. However, please be aware that if you do turn off ‘cookies’ in your browser, you will not be able to fully experience some of the features of Our Site.

–        What are “Web Beacons”?

“Web Beacons.” Ernst & Young occasionally advertises on third party Web sites. As part of our effort to track the success of our advertising campaigns, we may at times use a visitor identification technology such as “web beacons,” or “action tags,” which count visitors who have come to Our Site after being exposed to an Ernst & Young banner ad on a third party site. We do not use this technology to access your personal information and it is only used to compile aggregated statistics about visitors who come to Our Site and to gauge the effectiveness of our ads.

By navigating on Our Site you agree that we can place cookies and web beacons on your computer or device. If you prefer not to receive cookies or web beacons then you should stop using Our Site or consult your browsing settings.

–        Apps, QR Codes and other related technologies

When you scan a QR Code, the third party that we engage to provide our QR Codes (3GVision) may collect certain information from your mobile device (such as your mobile device identifier and IP address). 3GVision uses this information only on our behalf for the purpose of providing anonymised statistical reports to us about users of our website and services.

–        Social Media Platforms

You may wish to participate in the various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media platforms hosted by Ernst & Young (“Social Media Platforms) which we make available to you. The main aim of these Social Media Platforms is to facilitate and allow you to share content. However, Ernst & Young cannot be held responsible if you share personal information on Social Media Platforms that is subsequently used, misused or otherwise appropriated by another user .

Ernst & Young may also provide links to other social media platforms maintained on separate servers by individuals or organizations over which Ernst & Young has no control. Ernst & Young makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or any other aspect of the information located on such servers. A link to a third party’s website should not be construed as an endorsement by either Ernst & Young or that third party of the other or its products and services. Ernst & Young makes no representations or warranties regarding how user data is stored or used on third-party servers. We recommend reviewing the privacy policy of each third-party site linked from Our Site to determine their use of your personal data.

–        Children

This privacy statement is not intended for use by children. We understand the importance of protecting children’s information, especially in an online environment, and we do not knowingly collect or maintain information about children.

–        Changes to this policy

Ernst & Young may change this policy statement as needed. If changes to the statement are made, please note that it may take up to 30 business days before new privacy practices are implemented. Check this page periodically if you would like to monitor changes.

–        Unsubscribe

Ernst & Young gives you choices regarding the collection and usage of your personally identifiable information. If you have registered for any Ernst & Young related updates through thoughgallery.ie, and do not wish to receive future e-mails, please visit our unsubscribe page within the application you registered.

–        Further information

For more information on the extent to which this privacy statement applies, please see the legal statement.