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
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:
– 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.
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:
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
– 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 .
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.
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.