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This privacy statement explains what personal data we gather about you, what we use those personal data for and who we give those personal data to, when we are acting as controller for these personal data. It also sets out your rights in relation to your personal data and who you can contact for more information or queries. Click on the links below to take you to the more detailed sections of this statement:
This privacy statement applies to Deloitte Luxembourg. “Deloitte Luxembourg” and hereinafter “we”, “us” or “our” refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”)1, its network of member firms and their related entities in Luxembourg as identified here:
Deloitte General Services (“DGS”), société à responsabilité limitée, having its registered office at 20, Boulevard de Kockelscheuer, L-1821 Luxembourg;
Deloitte Tax & Consulting (“DTC”), société à responsabilité limitée, having its registered office at 20, Boulevard de Kockelscheuer, L-1821 Luxembourg;
Deloitte Audit, société à responsabilité limitée, having its registered office at 20, Boulevard de Kockelscheuer, L-1821 Luxembourg;
Deloitte Solutions (“DSO”), société à responsabilité limitée, having its registered office at 20, Boulevard de Kockelscheuer, L-1821 Luxembourg;
Fiduciaire Générale de Luxembourg (“FGL”), société à responsabilité limitée, having its registered office at 26, Boulevard de Kockelscheuer, L-1821 Luxembourg;
Deloitte LIS (”DLIS”), société à responsabilité limitée, having its registered office at 20, Boulevard de Kockelscheuer, L-1821 Luxembourg.
This privacy statement sets out how we will collect, handle, store and protect personal data when:
a. you use our Website (as defined below)
b. offering or providing our various services to you or our clients
c. performing any other activities that form part of the operation of our business, including our marketing and communication activities.
When we refer to ‘our Website’ or ‘this Website’ in this privacy statement we mean the specific webpages of deloitte.com relating to ‘Location: Luxembourg’ in the upper right hand corner, and to specific webpages with a URL commencing ‘https://www2.deloitte.com/lu/’
Deloitte.com is comprised of various global, country, regional and practice specific websites, each of which is provided by DTTL or one of its independent member firms or their related entities (collectively, the “Deloitte Network”). To learn more about DTTL, the member firms of DTTL and their related entities, please see About Deloitte .
If you are using our Website, this privacy statement applies to DGS as a controller of your personal data. If, however, you are reviewing this privacy statement as part of a contract, offer, proposal, newsletter or other communication in general from us, this privacy statement applies to the entity of Deloitte Luxembourg that you have a relationship with.
Deloitte Luxembourg provides various services and performs many activities that form part of the operation of our business. You can find details on our Website under the tab “Services”.
We are committed to protecting your privacy and handling your personal data in an open and transparent manner.
This privacy statement also contains information about the personal data we use, when and how we share your personal data with other members of the Deloitte Network and other third parties (for example, our service providers) and the way you can exercise your privacy rights.
“Personal data” as used in this privacy statement, means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. We may sometimes collectively refer to handling, collecting, protecting and storing your personal data as “processing” such personal data.
1 A UK private company limited by guarantee. DTTL and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL (also referred to as "Deloitte Global") does not provide services to clients.
We may collect or obtain personal data directly because you give it to us (for example by completing a form on our Website or attending one of our events) or indirectly because other people give that personal data to us (for example your employer or adviser or our client in order to provide the agreed services or third party service providers that we use to help operate our business) or because those data are publicly available. In case of indirect collection, we may not be the primary controller of your personal data.
The categories of personal data that we may collect or obtain vary depending on the services we provide you or our clients with or how you use our Website. While limited personal data are collected through our Website (mainly contact details and technical data), various categories of personal data can be collected strictly in relation to the services we provide or the specific relationship we may have with you. Those may at times include:
We may also directly or indirectly collect so called ‘sensitive’ or ‘special categories’ of personal data but this is limited to what is required to provide you or our clients with the relevant services. These sensitive data may include details you agree to share with us about your: dietary requirements (for example, where Deloitte would like to provide you with lunch during a meeting) or health (for example, so that we can make reasonable accommodations for you in our buildings, products and services.
We may sometimes receive information about your race or ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and political opinions when contained in documents provided by you such as your identification documents or otherwise disclosed by yourself in Deloitte systems and applications available for you, or in case you have made this information public. We will not actively ask you to provide us with such type of personal data and we would advise you not to disclose it whenever possible and, to this effect, anonymize this information.
Where we are provided with personal data about you indirectly, mainly by our client, we take steps to ensure that you are informed and that our client complies with its own obligations under privacy laws and regulations relevant to that information. These steps may include, for example, that you receive from our client information on the processing of your personal data as described in this privacy statement.
We understand the importance of protecting children's privacy. Our Website and services are not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or store personal data about children. If we need to process personal data that pertain to children, in the context of any event or activity we might organize or service we may offer, you shall be informed appropriately.
1.4.1 Use of personal data to provide services to our clients
We will use your personal data because (a) of our legitimate interests in the effective delivery of, or as otherwise required in connection with, our services to you or our client; or (b) of our legitimate interests in the effective and lawful operation of our business so long as such interests are not outweighed by your interests; As part of this, we may use your personal data before or while performing an engagement (including any engagement as auditor) for:
o Financial Advisory
o Audit & Assurance
o Risk Advisory
o Corporate and accounting services
o Tax Services
o IT infrastructure and assets administration;
o Software licensing;
o Subcontracted services.
For example, we might use personal data:
1.4.2 Use of personal data for other activities that form part of the operation of our business
We may also use your personal data for the purposes of, or in connection with:
1.4.3 Use of personal data collected via our Website
In addition to the purposes connected to the operation of our business above and considering our legitimate interest (to secure, promote and develop our business activities), we may also use your personal data collected via our Website:
To the extent that we receive any sensitive personal data relating to you for any of the purposes outlined above, we will do so because either (i) we are required by law to process that personal data in order to ensure we meet our ‘know your client’ and ‘anti-money laundering’ obligations or other legal obligations imposed on us or they have been provided in this context (when such data are on your identification documents); (ii) the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; (iii) you have made the personal data manifestly public or (iv) you have given us your explicit consent to process that personal data. When these sensitive personal data are transmitted to us by a third party, including you as our client, we assume that this third party lawfully processes such personal data and has obtained your consent to this effect.
Where we are legally required to obtain your explicit consent to provide you with certain marketing materials, we will only provide you with such marketing materials where we have obtained such consent from you.
If you do not want to continue receiving any marketing materials from us, you can click on the unsubscribe function included in the communication or e-mail.
In connection with one or more of the purposes outlined in the “How we use personal data about you and for which legal grounds” section above, we may disclose details about you to:
Should you decide to participate in events, workshops or trainings organized or sponsored by Deloitte Luxembourg, note that your image or likeness may appear on photos or videos taken by Deloitte Luxembourg and may be shared publicly for the purposes described in section “How we use personal data about you and for which legal grounds”. Shall you wish to object to such publication you may contact at any time our Data Protection Officer (DPO) at DataPrivacy@deloitte.lu.
Our Website hosts various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications or services that allow you to share content with other users (collectively “Social Media Applications”). Importantly, any personal data that you contribute to these Social Media Applications can be read, collected and used by other users of the application. We have little or no control over these other users and, therefore, we cannot guarantee that any information that you contribute to any Social Media Applications will be handled in accordance with this privacy statement.
Please note that some of the recipients of your personal data referenced above may be based in countries outside of the European Union whose laws may not provide the same level of data protection. In such cases, we will ensure that there are adequate safeguards in place to protect your personal data that comply with our legal obligations. Where the recipient is not a member of the Deloitte Network, the adequate safeguard might be a data transfer agreement with the recipient based on standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission for transfers of personal data to third countries.
Further details of the transfers described above and the adequate safeguards used by Deloitte in respect of such transfers are also available from us by contacting our DPO at DataPrivacy@deloitte.lu.
We may also need to disclose your personal data if required to do so by law, a regulator or during legal proceedings.
We may share non-personal, de-identified and aggregated information with third parties for several purposes, including data analytics, research, submissions, thought leadership and promotional purposes.
We use a range of physical, electronic and managerial measures to ensure that we keep your personal data secure, accurate and up to date. These measures include:
Although we use appropriate security measures once we have received your personal data, the transmission of data over the internet (including by e-mail) is never completely secure. We endeavor to protect personal data, but we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to us or by us.
You have various rights in relation to your personal data. In particular, you have a right to:
Please note that where the provision of personal data by you or our client to Deloitte Luxembourg is a statutory or contractual obligation, failing to provide the personal data might render it impossible for Deloitte Luxembourg to provide you with those services and carry out our business activities, thus may lead to the termination of our relationship.
To exercise any of your rights, or if you have any other questions about our use of your personal data, please contact our DPO at DataPrivacy@deloitte.lu
You may also use these contact details if you wish to make a complaint to us relating to your privacy.
We may modify or amend this privacy statement from time to time.
To let you know when we make changes to this privacy statement, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page and we encourage you to review our Privacy Statement to stay informed. In case of direct collection of your personal data by Deloitte Luxembourg, if we make changes that materially alter your privacy rights, we will also provide you with an ad-hoc notification of these changes, via email or other agreed communication means.