Types of information collected and how we use the information
In order to use this Site, you do not need to send us any personal information. When you request information on certain services you may be asked to voluntarily provide us with personal information, such as your name and contact information, including mailing address, and email address. You may also be required to provide personal information when subscribing to publications or by submitting requests through our “Contact Us” link, for example when applying for employment or when providing goods or services to Grant Thornton In addition, you may voluntarily provide us with personal information by registering for some of our events (e.g. webcasts, seminars and conferences) or to receive media alerts through our Site, or through the registration processes on our Site. We may also use your personal information to support our business function, such as fraud prevention and to contact you in the unlikely event of a data security breach.
We may use the personal information you submit through the Site to respond to your requests (e.g. send you information about Grant Thornton’s services or events), send you administrative information or notices, send you information about our services, and for our internal business purposes.
We do not seek sensitive personal information on our Sites except where we are required to do so as part of the recruitment process. If you apply for job openings, we may use this information to process and evaluate your application for employment and to communicate with you about employment opportunities. We may also retain and use this information to identify and communicate with you about future potential employment opportunities with us. If we elect to make an offer of employment, this information may become part of the employee file and may be used for other employment and work-related purposes.
We retain personal information for only so long as necessary for the intended purpose, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law or other professional obligations (e.g. professional regulatory bodies).
If you no longer wish to receive promotional communications from us, you may at any time request that we discontinue sending you such materials by contacting us using the contact information listed below.
In certain cases in the future, as our Site expands, we may require visitors to register in order to obtain a user-id and password for authentication and secure access to a transaction or certain business confidential or proprietary information services on the Site.
Personally identifiable information provided to Grant Thornton through the Site is provided voluntarily by visitors. Should visitors subsequently choose to unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations, we will provide instructions on the Site area or in communications to our visitors; or a visitor may contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cookies and Similar Technologies
As is the case with many commercial Web sites, Grant Thornton automatically logs certain information about user access to the Site, which may include a user’s internet protocol (IP) address, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, as well as date and time stamps. We also use “cookies” which are small data files stored on a user’s computer to enhance your on-line experience when visiting our Site. The use of “cookies” is common practice for most Web sites; however, most Web browsers include settings that allow users to decline cookies.
Disclosures and Transfers
We may use third party service providers to provide services on our behalf who may have access to personal information. We require all such service providers to protect the information we entrust to them.
Grant Thornton may disclose and transfer personal information to service providers and to other member firms of Grant Thornton International Ltd. (“GTIL”) or within Grant Thornton, and this transfer may result in data passing from one jurisdiction to another, including to and from the United States of America and possibly other countries outside of the European Economic Area, some of which may not have been deemed by the European Commission to ensure an adequate level of protection for personal information. Because privacy laws vary from one jurisdiction to another, personal information may be transferred to a jurisdiction where the laws may differ from the laws in the jurisdiction in which the information originated.
Do not Track (DNT)
Grant Thornton does not track its users to provide targeted advertising and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third party sites may keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. Most popular browsers allow the user to activate a DNT signal to inform third parties (e.g. advertisers) that you do not want to be tracked.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We seek to use reasonable physical (e.g. key card office entry, locking doors), technical (e.g. password protection, network firewalls, laptop encryption, authentication mechanisms), and administrative safeguards (e.g. confidentiality agreements, training, procedures that limit access to and use of data) to protect the information we process. However, no method of transferring data over the Internet or storing electronic data is completely secure. Therefore, while we strive to use reasonable and appropriate means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee absolute security.
We process personal information only in ways compatible with the purpose for which it was collected, as subsequently authorized by the individual, or as otherwise permitted by applicable law. To the extent necessary for such purposes, we take reasonable steps to make sure that personal information is accurate, complete, current, and otherwise reliable with regard to its intended use.
Access and Correction
If an individual becomes aware that information we maintain about that individual is inaccurate, or if an individual would like to update or review his or her information, the individual may contact us using the contact information below. We will take reasonable steps to permit individuals to correct, amend, or delete information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate. We may limit or deny access to personal information where providing such access would be unreasonably burdensome or inappropriate under the circumstances. All requests to access or change personal information will be handled in accordance with applicable legal requirements.
Visitors who choose to register with this Site may correct and update their user profiles or unsubscribe from certain communications at any time. Visitors who would like to access or change their profiles or would like to request a copy of their personal information should contact us at email@example.com.
In addition, if you are a resident of the European Union, you may have certain rights under European data protection law with respect to your personal information, including the right to request access to, correct, amend, delete, limit the use of, or withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal information. You also may have the right to receive a copy of your personal information in a commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit such information to another controller.
To request deletion of, access to or to make changes to information, or to otherwise exercise any of your rights in this paragraph, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Grant Thornton will take steps to address your request to the extent consistent with and permitted by laws, regulations and professional standards applicable to Grant Thornton and our own internal policies. If you are a client and request that we delete or limit the use of your personal information required to perform our Services, we may not be able to complete our engagement.
Enforce and Dispute Resolution
Merger, Change in Ownership and Other Business Transitions
In the event Grant Thornton goes through a business transition, such as a merger, or the acquisition or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personal information may be among the assets transferred.
How to Contact Us
Corporate Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1531
11 Old Parham Road
St. John’s , ANTIGUA