Privacy

Privacy Statement

Last revised: 21 May 2018

Privacy Statement Summary

This privacy statement explains what information we gather about you, what we use that information for and who we give that information to. It also sets out your rights in relation to your information 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:

Who this privacy statement applies to and what it covers?

What information we collect?

How we use information about you?

The legal grounds we use for processing personal information

Who we disclose your information to?

Protection of your personal information

How long we keep your information for?

Your rights

Right to complain

Changes to this privacy statement

Who this privacy statement applies to and what it covers?

This privacy statement applies to Deloitte Malta entities, members of Deloitte Central Mediterranean S.r.l. with registered office address at Deloitte Place, Mriehel Bypass, Birkirkara BKR 3000, Malta] (“Deloitte”, “we”, “us” or “our”).

We are committed to protecting your privacy and handling your information in an open and transparent manner

This privacy statement sets out how we will collect, handle, store and protect information about you when you use “our Website” or when performing any other activities that form part of the operation of our business.

When we refer to “our Website” or “this Website” in this statement we mean the specific webpages of deloitte.com designated as “Malta” in the upper right hand corner and to specific webpages with a URL commencing ‘http://www.deloitte.com/mt'

Deloitte.com is comprised of various global, country, regional and practice specific websites, each of which is provided by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”) or one of its independent member firms or their related entities (collectively, the “Deloitte Network”). Such websites, as well as other websites that may be linked to this Website, are not governed by this privacy statement. We encourage visitors to review the privacy statements on each of these other websites before disclosing any personal information. To learn more about DTTL, the member firms of DTTL and their related entities, please see About Deloitte.

This privacy statement also contains information about when we share your personal data with other members of the Deloitte Network and other third parties (for example, our service providers).

In this privacy statement, your information is sometimes called “personal data” or “personal information”. We may also sometimes collectively refer to handling, collecting, protecting and storing your personal information as “processing” such personal information.

What information we collect?

As a visitor, you do not have to submit any personal information in order to use the Website, however, we may collect personal data from you when you voluntarily interact with this Website. We may also collect or obtain personal data from you because we observe or infer that data about you from the way you interact with us. For example, to improve your experience when you use this Website and ensure that it is functioning effectively, we (or our service providers) may use cookies (small text files stored in a user’s browser) and web beacons which may collect personal data. Additional information on how we use cookies and other tracking technologies and how you can control these can be found in our cookie notice.

The personal data that we collect or obtain may include: your name; age; date of birth; gender; e-mail address; home address; country of residence; employment and education details (for example, the organization you work for, your job title and your education details); your postings on any blogs, forums, wikis and any other social media applications and services that we provide; your IP address; your browser type and language; your access times; complaint details; details of how you use our products and services; details of how you like to interact with us and other similar information.

We do not usually seek to collect sensitive personal information (i.e., data relating to race or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union memberships, political opinions, medical or health conditions or information specifying the sex life or sexual orientation of an individual) from users. We will, where necessary, obtain your explicit consent to collect and use such information.

We do not engage in the collection of personal information about your online activities across third-party websites or online services and we do not allow third parties to collect such personal information when you use the Website.

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 information about children.

How we use information about you?

The personal information you submit to us may be used to manage our relationship with you, including any of your requests or to customise or improve the Website and related services offered to you.

Your personal information may also be used to protect our rights or property and that of our users and, where appropriate, to comply with legal process.

The legal grounds we use for processing personal information

We will use your personal data for the purposes outlined above because: (a) of our legitimate interests in the effective delivery of our services to you; (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; (c) of the legal and regulatory obligations that we are subject to or (d) you have given us your explicit consent to process your personal data.

Who we disclose your information to?

In connection with one or more of the purposes outlined in the “How we use information about you?” section above, we may disclose details about you to:

  • other members of the Deloitte Network
  • third parties that provide services to us and/or the Deloitte Network
  • competent authorities (including courts and authorities regulating us or another member of the Deloitte Network)
  • other entities within the Deloitte Network and other third parties as part of a corporate transaction such as a sale, divestiture, reorganisation, merger or acquisition.

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 information 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 Economic Area 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.

Further details of the transfers described above and the adequate safeguards used by Deloitte in respect of such transfers (including copies of relevant agreements) are also available from us by contacting dataprotectionofficer@deloitte.com.mt

In all cases, we may need to disclose your personal data if required to do so by law, a regulator or during legal proceedings.

Protection of your personal information

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:

Education and training to relevant staff to ensure they are aware of our privacy obligations when handling personal data

  • Administrative and technical controls to restrict access to personal data on a ‘need to know’ basis
  • Technological security measures, including fire walls, encryption and anti-virus software
  • Physical security measures, such as staff security passes to access our premises.

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 endeavour to protect personal data, but we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to us or by us.

How long we keep your information for?

We will hold your personal data on our systems for the longest of the following periods: (i) as long as is necessary for the relevant purpose of collection; (ii) any retention period that is required by law; (iii) the end of the period in which litigation or investigations might arise in respect of services provided to you.

Your rights

You have various rights in relation to your personal data. In particular, you have a right to:

  • Obtain confirmation that we are processing your personal data and request a copy of the personal data we hold about you
  • Ask that we update the personal data we hold about you, or correct such personal data that you think is incorrect or incomplete
  • Ask that we delete personal data that we hold about you, or restrict the way in which we use such personal data
  • Withdraw consent to our processing of your personal data (to the extent such processing is based on consent)
  • Receive a copy of the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit such personal data to another party (to the extent the processing is based on consent or a contract)
  • Object to our processing of your personal data.

To exercise any of your rights or make a complaint to us relating to your privacy or if you have any other questions about our use of your personal data, please email dataprotectionofficer@deloitte.com.mt or write to us at the address below:

Data Protection Officer

Deloitte Malta,

Deloitte Place,

Mriehel Bypass,

Birkirkara BKR 3000,

Malta

Changes to this privacy statement

We may modify or amend this privacy statement from time to time, at our discretion.

To let you know when we make changes to this privacy statement, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page. The new modified or amended privacy statement will apply from that revision date. Therefore, we encourage you to periodically review this statement to be informed about how we are protecting your information.

If at any time you do not agree with this Privacy Notice (as revised from time to time) you must terminate your use of this website and the included services.