Data privacy notice
Last updated 28 of February, 2020
This general privacy notice was drawn up on the basis of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (“GDPR”).
"KPMG," "we," "our," and "us" refers to KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity, and/or to any one or more of the member firms of the KPMG network of independent firms affiliated with KPMG International. KPMG International provides no client services.
We understand in this Privacy Notice the following member firms of KPMG:
KPMG Hungária Kft.
registered office: 1134 Budapest, Váci út 31.;
registry number: 01-09-063183
KPMG Tanácsadó Kft.
registered office: 1134 Budapest, Váci út 31.;
registry number: 01-09-698768
KPMG Legal Tóásó Ügyvédi Iroda
registered office: 1134 Budapest, Váci út 31.;
registry number: 3502
KPMG is dedicated to protecting the confidentiality and privacy of information entrusted to it. As part of this fundamental obligation, KPMG is committed to the appropriate protection and use of personal information (sometimes referred to as “personal data”, "personally identifiable information" or "PII") that has been collected online.
Generally, our intent is to collect only the personal information that is provided voluntarily by online visitors so that we can offer information and/or services to those individuals or offer information about employment opportunities. Please review this privacy statement ("Privacy Statement") to learn more about how we collect, use, share and protect the personal information that we have obtained.
In accordance with the above, the purpose of the data processing of KPMG:
· providing information to the User on the activities, services and professional news of KPMG through the website;
· responding to various types of your inquiries (including interest in alumni, general issues, media, jobs/careers or KPMG services) and responding to yours initiating contact;
- submission of proposals;
- with regard to applications submitted in response to job advertisements, the purpose of data processing shall be the evaluation of job applications;
- use of the cookies;
- initiating or maintaining contact (with actual or potential business partner);
- preparation the steps for concluding or the conclusion of contracts;
- the proper execution of transactions;
- measures for the further development of services;
- meet the legal obligations described in accounting and tax law.
The aim of the content and data displayed on the website is to provide general information to people visiting the website. Notwithstanding careful procedures at KPMG, information on the website may not be the most recent, therefore, the information available shall not be deemed as professional advice or the provision of any other service by KPMG.
1.1 What information we collect
We obtain personal information about you if you choose to provide it — for example, to contact mailboxes or to register for certain services. In some cases, you will have previously provided your personal information to KPMG (if, for example, you are a former employee). If you choose to register or login to a KPMG web site using a third party single sign-in service that authenticates your identity and connects your social media login information (e.g., LinkedIn, Google, or Twitter) with KPMG, we will collect any information or content needed for the registration or log-in that you have permitted the social media provider to share with us, such as your name and email address. Other information we collect will depend on the privacy settings you have set with your social media provider, so please review the privacy statement or policy of the applicable service.
When you register or submit personal information to KPMG we will use this information in the manner outlined in this privacy statement. Your personal information is not used for other purposes, unless we obtain your permission, or unless otherwise required or permitted by law or professional standards. For example, if you register to a KPMG web site and provide information about your preferences we will use this information to personalize your user experience. Where you register or login using a third party single user sign-in we may also recognize you as the same user across any different devices you use and personalize your user experience across other KPMG sites you visit. If you send us a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) to apply online for a position with KPMG, we will use the information in order to make a decision about your application that you provide to match you with available KPMG job opportunities.
In some cases where you have registered for certain services we will store your email address temporarily until we receive confirmation of the information you provided via an email (i.e. where we send an email to the email address provided as part of your registration to confirm a subscription request).
1.2 The legal grounds we have to use your personal information
KPMG generally collects only the personal information necessary to fulfill your request. Where additional, optional information is sought, you will be notified of this at the point of collection.
The law in the [UK] allows us to process personal information, so long as we have a ground under the law to do so. It also requires us to tell you what those grounds are. As a result, when we process your personal information, we will rely on one of the following processing conditions:
— Performance of a contract: this is when the processing of your personal information is necessary in order to perform our obligations under a contract;
— Legal obligation: this is when we are required to process your personal information in order to comply with a legal obligation, such as keeping records for tax purposes or providing information to a public body or law enforcement agency;
— Legitimate interests: we will process information about you where it is in our legitimate interest in running a lawful business to do so in order to further that business, so long as it doesn’t outweigh your interests; or
— Your consent: in some cases, we will ask you for specific permission to process some of your personal information, and we will only process your personal information in this way if you agree to us doing so. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting KPMG at email@example.com.
Examples of the ‘legitimate interests’ referred to above are:
— To offer information and/or services to individuals who visit our website or offer information about employment opportunities.
— To prevent fraud or criminal activity and to safeguard our IT systems.
— To customize individual’s online experience and improve the performance usability and effectiveness of KPMG's online presence.
— To conduct, and to analyze, our marketing activities.
— To meet our corporate and social responsibility obligations.
— To exercise our fundamental rights in the EU under Articles 16 and 17 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, including our freedom to conduct a business and right to property.
In some cases, the personal data that we collect will also include special categories of data, such as diversity related information (including data about racial and ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs and other beliefs of a similar nature, trade union membership and data about sexual life and sexual orientation), or health data and data about alleged or proven criminal offences in each case where permitted by law or you give your consent to process your special categories of data.
1.3 Automatic collection of personal information
1.3.1 IP addresses
An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet. It allows computers and servers to recognise and communicate with one another. IP addresses from which visitors appear to originate will be recorded for IT security and system diagnostic purposes. This information will also typically be used in aggregate form to conduct web site trend and performance analysis.
Cookies will typically be placed on your computer or internet-enabled device whenever you visit us online. This allows the site to remember your computer or device and serves a number of purposes.
On some of our web sites, a notification banner will appear requiring your consent to collect cookies. If you do not provide consent, your computer or internet-enabled device will not be tracked for marketing-related activities. A secondary type of cookie referred to as "user-input" cookies may still be required for necessary functionality. Such cookies will not be blocked through the use of this notification banner. Your selection will be saved in a cookie and is valid for a period of 90 days. If you wish to revoke your selection, you may do so by clearing your browser's cookies.
Although most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can choose whether or not to accept cookies via your browser's settings (often found in your browser's Tools or Preferences menu). You may also delete cookies from your device at any time. However, please be aware that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully experience some of our web sites' features.
Further information about managing cookies can be found in your browser's help file or through sites such as www.allaboutcookies.org.
Below is a list of the types of cookies used on our web sites:
Type & Expiry
Performance (i.e., User's Browser)
Our web sites are built using common internet platforms. These have built-in cookies which help compatibility issues (e.g., to identify your browser type) and improve performance (e.g., quicker loading of content).
Deleted upon closing the browser
Security (e.g. Asp .NET) Cookies
If you register for access to a restricted area, our cookies ensure that your device is logged for the duration of your visit. You will need your username and password to access the restricted areas.
Deleted upon closing the browser
Our cookies may also remember your site preferences (e.g., language) or seek to enhance your experience (e.g., by personalizing a greeting or content). This will apply to areas where you have registered specifically for access or create an account.
Deleted upon closing the browser
We use several third party analytics tools to help us understand how site visitors use our web site. This allows us to improve the quality and content on kpmg.com for our visitors. The aggregated statistical data cover items such as total visits or page views, and referrers to our web sites. For further details on our use of Google Analytics, see below.
Persistent, but will delete automatically after two years if you no longer visit kpmg.hu
Site visitor feedback
We use a third party survey tool to invite a percentage of visitors to provide their feedback. Cookies are used to prevent visitors from being invited multiple times.
The first cookie (1) is set if the visitor is not invited to participate in the survey, and is used to ensure visitors are not invited after their first page view.
The second cookie (2) is set if the visitor is invited to participate in the survey, and is used to ensure the visitor is not invited again to participate for a period of 90 days.
We use third party social media widgets or buttons to provide you with additional functionality to share content from our web pages to social media websites and email. Use of these widgets or buttons may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use, ensure your interaction is displayed on our webpages (e.g. the social share count cache is updated) and log information about your activities across the Internet and on our web sites. We encourage you to review each provider's privacy information before using any such service. For further details on our use of social media widgets and applications, see below.
Persistent, but will be deleted automatically after two years if you no longer visit kpmg.hu
Other third party tools and widgets will be used on our individual web pages from time to time to provide additional functionality. Use of these tools or widgets will typically place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use, and ensure your interaction is displayed on our webpages properly.
Cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise identify you personally. In our analytical reports, we will obtain other identifiers including IP addresses, but this is for the purpose of identifying the number of unique visitors to our web sites and geographic origin of visitor trends, and not to identify individual visitors.
1.3.3 Google Analytics
KPMG uses Google Analytics. More information about how Google Analytics is used by KPMG can be found here: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
1.3.4 Web beacons
A web beacon is a small image file on a web page that can be used to collect certain information from your computer, such as an IP address, the time the content was viewed, a browser type, and the existence of cookies previously set by the same server. KPMG only uses web beacons in accordance with applicable laws.
KPMG or its service providers will use web beacons to track the effectiveness of third party web sites that provide us with recruiting or marketing services or to gather aggregate visitor statistics and manage cookies.
You have the option to render some web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies. The web beacon may still record an anonymous visit from your IP address but cookie information will not be recorded.
In some of our newsletters and other communications, we will monitor recipient actions such as email open rates through embedded links within the messages. We collect this information to gauge user interest and to enhance future user experiences.
1.3.5 Location-based tools
KPMG will collect and use the geographical location of your computer or mobile device. This location data is collected for the purpose of providing you with information regarding services which we believe may be of interest to you based on your geographic location, and to improve our location-based products and services.
1.4 Social media widgets and applications
KPMG web sites will typically include functionality to enable sharing via third party social media applications, such as the Facebook Like button and Twitter widget. These social media applications will collect and use information regarding your use of KPMG web sites (see details on 'Social Sharing' cookies above). Any personal information that you provide via such social media applications will often be collected and used by other members of that social media application and such interactions are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide the application. We do not have control over, or responsibility for, those companies or their use of your information.
In addition, KPMG web sites may host blogs, forums, crowd-sourcing and other applications or services (collectively "social media features"). The purpose of social media features is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and content. Any personal information that you provide on any KPMG social media feature will typically be shared with other users of that social media feature (unless otherwise stated at the point of collection), over whom we often have limited or no control.
KPMG understands the importance of protecting children's privacy, especially in an online environment. In particular, our sites are not intentionally designed for or directed at children under the age of 14. It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 14, except as part of an engagement to provide professional services.
2.1 Transfer within the network of KPMG firms
We share information about you with other member firms of the KPMG network as part of international engagements, and with KPMG International and other member firms where required or desirable to meet our legal and regulatory obligations around the world. Other parts of the KPMG network are also used to provide services to us and you, for example hosting and supporting IT applications, provision of certain forms of insurance for member firms and its clients, performing client conflicts checks and Anti-Money Laundering checks, assisting with client engagement services and otherwise as required in order to continue to run KPMG’s business.
2.2 Transfers to third parties, data processors, data controllers
We do not share personal information with third parties, data processors, data controllers except as necessary for our legitimate professional and business needs, to carry out your requests, and/or as required or permitted by law or professional standards. For more information on such third parties, data processors, data controllers please see this link. In addition, KPMG will transfer certain personal information outside of the EEA to outside companies working with us or on our behalf for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement. KPMG will also typically store personal information outside of the EEA. If we do this your personal information will continue to be protected by means of contracts we have in place with those organizations outside the EEA, containing standard data protection clauses which are in a form approved by the European Commission.
KPMG will not transfer the personal information you provide to any third parties for their own direct marketing use. You can request detailed information about the third parties, data processors, data controllers via the address under subsection first of the section 8.
In general, you are not required to submit any personal information to KPMG, but we will require you to provide certain personal information in order for you to receive additional information about our services and events. KPMG will also ask for your permission for certain uses of your personal information, and you can agree to or decline those uses. If you opt-in for particular services or communications, such as an e-newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions included in each communication. If you decide to unsubscribe from a service or communication, we will try to remove your information promptly, although we may require additional information before we can process your request.
The following rights are provided for the data subject related to the processing of personal data defined in the Notification:
- Right to access;
- Right to information;
- Right to correction;
- Right to deletion;
- Right to restriction of data processing;
- Right to data portability;
- Right to objection.
The specific rights of the data subjects are described in detail below:
4.1 Right to access and information
For the request of the data subject, the Company provides information whether the data subject’s data are being processed. If yes, in addition to ensuring access, the Company informs the data subject about the categories of the data processed, the purpose of data processing, the recipients of data processing or the categories of addressees, the duration of data storage or the criteria of determining the interval, exercising the rights of the data subjects, the right of lodging complaints with the Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (NAIH), the source of data.
4.2 Right to correction
The data subject has the right to request from the Company the correction of the data subject’s data, should they be inaccurate.
Should the correction of the personal data processed by the Company be necessary, the data subject may request the correction of the data by designating the correct data in writing (by letter post or e-mail).
The data subject is obliged to notify the Company about any change in the data subject’s personal data processed by the Company (by letter post or e-mail) immediately, however, in 5 days after the date of change at the latest. The party in default shall be held responsible for the losses sustained by the Company resulting from the default or delayed performance of the said notification.
4.3 Right to deletion
The data subject shall have the right to request from the Company the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay and the Company shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay in the cases defined in Article 17 of the GDPR.
In case the Company discloses the personal data, i.e., transferred them to third parties, in case of exercising the right of the data subject to deletion, the Company takes the reasonably expected steps to inform the additional data controllers to whom it had transferred the personal data, by stating that the data subject requested from the Company the erasure of the links to the applicable personal data or of the copy and additional copies of such personal data.
4.4 Right to restriction of processing
The data subject shall have the right to request the Company to restrict the processing of data if:
- the data subject disputes the accuracy of personal data;
- the data processing is unlawful;
- the controllers no longer need the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
- the data subject objected to the data processing.
4.5 Right to data portability
The data subject shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a Company, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the Company to which the personal data have been provided, where:
- the data processing is based upon consent or on the performance of a contract; and
- the processing is carried out by automated means.
In exercising his or her right to data portability, the data subject shall have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible.
The data subject may object to processing his/her personal data for direct marketing purposes. In this case, the personal data shall no longer be processed for such purposes.
4.6 Right to objection
The data subject, in connection with the exercising of his/her rights listed above, shall be entitled to contact the Company’s representative at the address
- 1134 Budapest, Váci út 31.;
and at the e-mail addresses
Also, please, be informed, that you may repeal your consent granted for data processing at any time, however, this shall be without prejudice to the legal grounds of data processing performed under your consent before the repeal.
The Company shall provide the information in the form of plain language, in writing, without any undue delay from the date of submitting the request, however, within 1 month at the latest, about the actions taken for the request.
KPMG has reasonable security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Despite KPMG's best efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats. To the best of our ability, access to your personal information is limited to those who have a need to know. Those individuals who have access to the data are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information.
We also make reasonable efforts to retain personal information only for so long i) as the information is necessary to comply with an individual's request, ii) as necessary to comply with legal, regulatory, internal business or policy requirements, or iii) until that person asks that the information be deleted.
The period for which data is retained will depend on the specific nature and circumstances under which the information was collected; however, subject to requirements of i)-iii) above.
By registering on any KPMG web site and then navigating to another KPMG web site while still logged in, you agree to the use of your personal information in accordance with the privacy statement of the KPMG web site you are visiting.
KPMG may modify this Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect our current privacy practices. When we make changes to this statement, we will revise the "updated" date at the top of this page. Any changes to the processing of personal data as described in this Privacy Statement affecting you will be communicated to you through an appropriate channel, depending on how we normally communicate with you.
KPMG is committed to protecting the online privacy of your personal information. If you have questions or comments about our administration of your personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also use this address to communicate any concerns you may have regarding compliance with our Privacy Statement.
If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you may escalate your concern to the local KPMG Privacy Officer by sending an email to email@example.com. We will acknowledge your email within [4 days and seek to resolve your concern within one month of receipt. Where the concern is complex or we have a large volume of concerns, we will notify you that the concern will take longer than one month to resolve, and we will seek to resolve your concern within three months of the concern being first raised. We may accept your concern (and in that case implement one of the measures set out in the ‘Your Rights’ section above), or we may reject your concern on legitimate grounds.
In any event, you always have the right to lodge a complaint with the Nemzeti Adatvédelmi és Információszabadság Hatóság (NAIH) regulator in charge of protecting personal information.
Data subjects may lodge complaints related to processing with the National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (NAIH), using the following contact details:• postal address: 1530 Budapest, Pf.: 5.
- address: 1125 Budapest Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 22/c
- telephone number: +36 (1) 391-1400
- fax: +36 (1) 391-1410
- e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- website: http://naih.hu
Beyond and without prejudice to the above, data subjects shall have the right to turn to the courts relating to the processing of their personal data if such is in violation of the GDPR; furthermore, if they have suffered material or non-material damage due to KPMG violating the GDPR they shall have the right to enforce a claim for compensation against KPMG. In the event of court proceedings, the competent court for the data subject’s place of residence or place of abode shall have jurisdiction.