Please note that each member of the RSM Network is an independent accounting and consulting firm, each of which practices in its own right. RSM is the trading name used by the members of the RSM Network. The RSM Network is not itself a separate legal entity of any description in any jurisdiction. The RSM Network is administered by RSM International Limited, a company registered in England and Wales (company number 4040598) whose registered office is at 50 Cannon Street, London EC4N 6JJ. For the purposes of data protection law, RSM International Limited and RSM Network Members may act separately as data controllers where personal information is provided through the site either to RSM International Limited or direct to an individual RSM Network member, (including where an individual RSM member's services are engaged). Please note that RSM International Limited provides no client services itself. To view the list of all members in the RSM Network please use the Worldwide Locations search facility on the top menu.
This Privacy Statement Sets out the privacy practices relevant to this Site and explains how information is collected via the Site, how it is used and what controls you have. Please take the time to review this Privacy Statement carefully as it tells you how information is collected and how it is used. You should also read this Privacy Statement in conjunction with the legal page for the country section of the RSM Network member you are on.
If you have questions or you do not feel that your concerns have been addressed by the Privacy Statement and/or the local RSM Network member legal pages, please contact the RSM Executive Office at 50 Cannon Street, London EC4N 6JJ. Tel 0207 6011080.
This Privacy Statement was last updated on 11 September, 2015.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
In running and maintaining the Site, we may collect and process the following data about you:
i. Information about your use of the Site, including details of your visits such as pages viewed and the resources that you access. Such information includes traffic data, location data and other communication data. Our web servers collect certain information about all visitors to this site, including:
- IP addresses
- Host names
- Domain name
- The time and date information is requested
- The browser version and platform when information is requested
- A record of which pages have been requested.
This information is used to produce aggregate visitor statistics in relation to which pages are being accessed. It may also be used to monitor usage patterns on this Site in order to improve navigation and design features to help you get information more easily.
ii. Information provided voluntarily by you, which may include your name, company, address and contact details such as your telephone number, email address or fax number, for example, when you sign up to or request a newsletter or by completing forms on the Site, or requesting any information from us;
iii. Information that you provide when you contact us or otherwise communicate with us by any means. This may include, for example reporting a problem, submitting queries, concerns and comments regarding the Site or its content or providing us with information about where you heard about the RSM Network as well as flagging to us the RSM Network services you want to learn about.
APPS QR CODES OR OTHER RELATED TECHNOLOGIES
When you scan a QR Code, the third party that we engage to provide those QR Codes may collect certain information from your mobile device (such as your mobile device identifier and IP address). We use this information only for the purpose of providing statistical reports to us about users of the Site and our services.
NON PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may automatically collect additional non-personal information about you such as the type of internet browsers you use or the site from which you linked to this Site. The information collected is anonymous and you cannot be identified from it. The information collected is only used to assist us in providing an effective service on the Site and to remedy any errors which may occur during your visit to the Site.
USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We use the information that we collect from you to assist us in providing our services to you. In addition to this we may also use the information for one or more of the following purposes:
i. To contact you only in situations where you have asked us to do so, (for example if you request via the Site that we phone you);
ii. To provide you with information which you have requested from us. (For example, if you request a newsletter from us);
iii. Analyse the use of the Site in order to improve our content and services;
iv. To provide information to you relating to other services that may be of interest to you. Such additional information will only be provided where you have separately consented to receive such information.
We may also send you further information about our services or keep you informed of legal updates through our periodic newsletters, provided you have indicated that you are happy to be contacted for these purposes, including where you have specifically registered or subscribed to receive emails.
If at any time you decide you no longer wish to receive updates and invitations in this way, please refer to our UNSUBSCRIBE section below.
No data or information obtained by this site will be used for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes or host mailings on behalf of third parties outside the RSM Network.
DISCLOSING YOUR INFORMATION
In order to provide the best information to you in response to your enquiry or request for information or in order to handle your information otherwise as described in this Privacy Statement, RSM may pass your personal data to one or more of the firms within the RSM Network who may then respond directly to you.
We may share your information with organisations that help us provide the services described in this Privacy Statement and who may process such data on our behalf and in accordance with this Privacy Statement, to support the Site and our services. For example, RSM may need to give these details to a third party – such as a mailing house – if it was necessary to enable us to deliver you with the information you had requested or to a third party providing back office support or IT services.
We may disclose personal information in circumstances where:
- you agree to this
- as permitted by applicable laws
- if we are required to do so by law, Court order or regulatory authority;
- for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime; or
- if we believe that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights, property or personal safety of RSM International Limited, RSM Network Members, the Site or its visitors.
In the event that we undergo reorganisation or are sold to a third party, you agree that any personal information we hold about you may be transferred to that re-organised entity or third party.
DATA AMENDMENTS AND RETENTION
Information collected from visitors to the Site will only be kept in order to provide the required service and will be held and ultimately destroyed in accordance with RSM’s data retention policies. Should you require your information to be updated, amended or deleted from our records please contact [email protected] outlining your requirements.
RSM gives you choices regarding the collection and usage of your personally identifiable information. If you have registered for any RSM related updates through RSM.global, and do not wish to receive future communications, please visit our unsubscribe page within the application for which you registered.
THIRD PARTY LINKS
Messages that you send to us by email may not be secure. We recommend that you do not send any confidential information to rsm by email. If you choose to send any confidential information to us via email you do so at your own risk with the knowledge that a third party may intercept this information. Instructions sent by you via email and to the site are processed exclusively at your risk.
SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
You may wish to participate in the various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media platforms hosted by RSM (“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, RSM cannot be held responsible if you share personal information on Social Media Platforms that is subsequently used, misused or otherwise appropriated by another user.
With your agreement or where permitted by applicable data protection laws, information provided through the Site will be stored and used by RSM International Limited on systems in the UK or in the locations and systems of relevant RSM Network members. It may also be stored and used by RSM Network's service providers who process personal information on our behalf and who may be located around the world. Where such personal information is processed in another country, that country may, in certain cases, have a lower data protection level than that of the originating country (for example, where personal information is collected and processed in the EU/EEA and used or stored in a country outside the EU/EEA, the country outside the EU/EEA may have a lower data protection level than the countries within the EU/EEA) In such cases RSM will seek to provide an adequate and appropriate level of protection for the data .
ACCESS, UPDATING OR CORRECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION
You can ask us if we hold personal information relating to you and, subject to applicable law and any relevant exemptions, request a copy of that information. A fee (not exceeding the statutory maximum permitted by applicable local law) may apply. If a fee is payable we will inform you before any fees are incurred. You can also contact us if you believe any information about you needs correcting or updating.
RSM wants to offer you the best possible browsing experience. Consequently, additional functions, features, products or services may be incorporated into the Site from time to time. This, and our commitment to protecting the privacy of your personal information, may result in periodic changes to this Privacy Statement. As a result, please remember to refer back to this Privacy Statement regularly to review any amendments.
If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Statement please contact the RSM Executive Office at 50 Cannon Street, London EC4N 6JJ. Tel 0207 6011080 or see the relevant legal statement for each individual country or use the following email: [email protected]
1. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file, which often includes a unique identifier, which is issued to your computer or device when you visit a website.
Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.
Cookies are only used to record aggregated data about your use of the Site including details of your visits such as pages viewed and the resources that you access. Such information also includes traffic data, location data and other communication data, all of which is used to help us improve the Site and therefore give you a better user experience. Some cookies are set by us and some by third parties delivering services on our behalf.
We use the following types of cookies:
- Essential cookies: these enable you to navigate round the Site, manage your login session so you can move easily from one page to another within the Site and so that your page requests are loaded in smooth and secure manner.
- Analytic cookies: these collect statistical information about how you use the Site so that we can improve the Site, they also remember that you have used the Site before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive to different parts of the Site. We use the Google Analytics service that relies on cookies to analyse how visitors use the Site and generate statistical reports. This information will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. See 'How to control and delete cookies' below for information on how you can exercise choice over the collection and use of this data.
- Functional cookies these, remember information you have asked us to (such as language preferences) and will last for a longer duration.
- Retargeting cookies and website beacons: RSM occasionally advertises on third party Websites and uses services provided by Google, including its AdSense and Doubleclick services for managing and placing advertisements. These service providers place a cookie on your device and this then enable us at times to track the success of our advertising campaigns, by using a visitor identification technology such as "web beacons," or "action tags," which count visitors who have come to the Site after being exposed to an RSM 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 the Site and to gauge the effectiveness of our ads. The information generated by these beacons is transmitted to us via Google servers in the USA.
3. How to control and delete cookies
You can prevent the collection of analytic and retargeting data described above that is generated by cookies by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link [http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout] .
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can set your browser to either accept all new cookies, have it notify you when you receive a new cookie or disable cookies altogether. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are used on the Site, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. Please refer to the Help function within your browser to learn how to do this, as every device is different.
Please note that by blocking or deleting cookies on the Site, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Site if you do so.
4. Cookies set on Third Party sites
The Site will from time to time embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. RSM does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
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