PwC Strategy& is strongly committed to protecting personal data. This privacy statement describes why and how we collect and use personal data and provides information about individuals’ rights. It applies to personal data provided to us, both by individuals themselves or by others such as companies and institutions that we provide services to and in that context, provide us with information about their employees or business relationships. We may use personal data provided to us for any of the purposes described in this privacy statement or as otherwise stated at the point of collection.
The following definitions apply in this privacy statement:
"PwC Strategy&" (and "we", "us", or "our") refers to PwC Strategy& (Netherlands) B.V. based in Amsterdam, as far as they: (1) are a contracting party for the purpose of providing or receiving services, (2) posted a position for which you are applying, or (3) have a role or relationship with us.
Applicable laws and regulations: all international, European, national, regional or local laws, regulations, treaties, decisions, statutes, sentences, court orders, codes of conduct, guidelines or any other requirements of any relevant government institution or supervisory authority, to the extent relevant and applicable in the Netherlands.
Terms in this privacy statement (such as "personal data" and "processing") have, in whatever conjugation, the meaning referred to in the Applicable laws and regulations. In addition, the above words have the meaning described in this privacy statement.
This privacy atatement applies to PwC Strategy& and the following PwC Strategy& website:
Our international network
The PwC network is a worldwide network of independent member firms that operate locally in countries throughout the world. PwC Strategy&, as each member firm in the PwC network, is a separate legal entity and a separate controller for personal data. For further details, please see https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/about/corporate-governance/network-structure.html.
We would like to note that the international and regional or practice-related websites that fall within PwC.com are provided by other entities within the PwC network and not by PwC Strategy&. This privacy statement does not apply to these websites or to other websites that may be linked to this website. We recommend that visitors carefully read the privacy statements of each of these other websites before they provide any personal data.
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable living person. When “you” or “your” is used in this statement, we are referring to the relevant individual who is the subject of the personal data. PwC Strategy& processes personal data for numerous purposes, and the means of collection, lawful basis of processing, use, disclosure, and retention periods for each purpose may differ. We do not store your personal data for longer than necessary for the purposes for which we process your personal data, unless we are required to retain your personal data for longer under applicable laws and regulations.
When collecting and using personal data, our policy is to be transparent about why and how we process personal data. To find out more about our specific processing activities, please go to the relevant sections of this statement.
We take the protection of all data we hold very seriously. That is why we have taken appropriate technical and organizational measures to guarantee a risk-adjusted security level. We adhere to internationally recognised security standards and our information security management system relating to client confidential data is independently certified as complying with the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001:2013. We have a framework of policies, procedures and training in place covering data protection, confidentiality and security and regularly review the appropriateness of the measures we have in place to keep the data we hold secure.
We will only share personal data with others when we are legally permitted to do so. When we share data with others, we put contractual arrangements and security mechanisms in place as appropriate to protect the data and to comply with our data protection, confidentiality and security standards.
We are part of a global network of member firms and, as well as other professional service providers, we use third parties located in other countries to help us run our business. As a result, personal data may be transferred outside the countries where we and our clients are located. This includes to countries outside the European Union and to countries that do not have laws that provide specific protection for personal data. We have taken steps to ensure all personal data is provided with adequate protection and that all transfers of personal data outside the EU are done lawfully. Where we transfer personal data outside of the EU to a country not determined by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data, the transfers will be under an agreement which covers the EU requirements for the transfer of personal data outside the EU, such as by the European Commission approved standard contractual clauses.
PwC Strategy& has included links to third-party websites. If you go to another website via one of these links, you should be aware that PwC Strategy&’s privacy statement will no longer apply. It is possible that these third parties or other parties will collect information about you on these websites. PwC Strategy& is not responsible for the content of these websites, nor for the actions of these third parties and other parties. Therefore, we advise you to read the Privacy Statement of these websites before providing any personal data.
The PwC Strategy& website may contain functionality to enable visitors to share information via social media, including LinkedIn and Twitter. These social media applications may collect and use information about your usage of the PwC Strategy& website. Personal data that you share via social media applications may be used by other users of that social media application and this interaction is governed by the privacy policies of the respective social media applications.To the extent that PwC Strategy& can influence those social media applications, it will endeavor to choose privacy-friendly settings.
Furthermore, the PwC Strategy& website may use blogs, forums, crowdsourcing or other applications and services. The objective of these applications and services is to facilitate contact and the sharing of knowledge. Personal data that you make available through these applications and services may be shared with other users of these applications and services, unless stated otherwise, and we have little or no influence over this.
When you view a video displayed with thumbnail on the website (not just link to another platform with video), we collect the data necessary to show you the video. The following personal data is required for this purpose:
The processing of this personal data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Since the communication runs via the Internet/intranet and this communication is established on the basis of the Internet protocol (IP), this is necessary. Furthermore, the use of the stream is determined on the basis of the IP communication. The video cannot be called up and offered without the use of this data; there is a legitimate interest in making the call-up and use of the video technically possible.
The above data is stored for the duration of viewing/streaming and then deleted. If there are legal storage obligations, the data will be stored for the duration of the legally prescribed storage obligation.
This data is stored on our servers. Our server location is exclusively in Germany. A data transfer abroad does not take place.
We are controller or processor for the personal data we process depending on the services we provide. If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or how and why we process personal data, please contact us at:
Individuals have certain rights over their personal data with regard to the processing of their personal data and controllers are responsible for fulfilling these rights.
Individuals’ rights may include:
Please see below for further information about these rights, when they are available and how to exercise them below.
Your right of access to personal data
You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether we process personal data about you, receive a copy of your personal data held by us as a controller and obtain certain other information about how and why we process your personal data (similar to the information provided in this privacy statement).
This right may be exercised by submitting the following request form. We aim to respond to any requests for information promptly, and in any event within the legally required time limits.
Your right to rectification/amendment of personal data
You have the right to request for your personal data to be amended or rectified where it is inaccurate (for example, if you change your name or address) and to have incomplete personal data completed.
To update personal data submitted to us, please submit your request the following form or, where appropriate, contact us via the relevant website registration page or directly amend the personal details held on relevant websites or applications with which you registered.
When practically possible, once we are informed that any personal data processed by us is no longer accurate, we will make updates as appropriate based on your updated information.
Your right to erasure / right to be forgotten
You have the right to obtain deletion of your personal data in the following cases:
To request deletion of your personal data, please send us a request via the following form.
Your right to restrict processing
You have the right to restrict our processing of your personal data in the following cases:
To restrict our processing of your personal data, please send us a request using the following form.
Your right to object to processing
You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data in the following cases:
To object to our processing of your personal data, please submit the following form.
Your right to data portability
You have a right to receive your personal data provided by you to us and have the right to send the data to another organisation (or ask us to do so if technically feasible) where our lawful basis for processing the personal data is consent or necessity for the performance of our contract with you and the processing is carried out by automated means.
To exercise your right to data portability, please submit the following form.
Your right to withdraw consent (where processing is based on consent)
Where we process personal data based on consent, individuals have a right to withdraw consent at any time. We do not generally process personal data based on consent (as we can usually rely on another legal basis).
Where we rely on your consent for our processing of your personal data, to withdraw your consent please send us your request using the following form or, to stop receiving an email from a PwC Strategy& marketing list, please click on the unsubscribe link in the relevant email.
We hope that you won’t ever need to, but if you do want to complain about our use of personal data, please send an email with the details of your complaint to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent a letter to data protection office (per gewone post: PwC Strategy& (Netherlands) B.V., t.a.v. Data Protection Office (Westgate II 10G), Postbus 90351, 1066 JR Amsterdam). We will look into and respond to any complaints we receive.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority in your country of residence, place of work or the country in which an alleged infringement of data protection law has occurred within the EU. The Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (“AP”) is the NL data protection regulator/supervisory authority. For further information on your rights and how to complain to the AP, please refer to the website of the AP.
We recognise that transparency is an ongoing responsibility so we will keep this privacy statement under regular review.
This Privacy Statement was last updated on 12 April 2023.