Privacy statement

Privacy Statement:

This Privacy Statement forms part of the Terms of Use on which you agree to access and use this system. The Privacy Statement explains how PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd handles personal information. If you have any further questions in relation to this Privacy Statement please contact your PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd representative.

Collecting personal information: By using this site you agree that PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd may collect personal information for a range of business purposes as set out in this statement. We collect personal information relating to individuals and organisations which include but is not limited to information such as names, email addresses and designations.

How we process personal information The purposes for processing personal information mainly include:

Providing services in our international network of firms;
Responding to requests;
Maintaining the client relationship;
Notifying clients of our product offerings and developments;
Reporting and management; and
Any legitimate business purpose.
We may use personal information to market our services, including by email. However, individuals always have the opportunity to elect not to receive further marketing information from us by contacting your PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd representative. Where we process personal information in ways other than as stated in this policy, we will ensure we do so pursuant to the requirements of relevant Data Protection Laws.

Disclosure of personal information PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd does not disclose personal information unless:

-Required by law;
-Permitted by this statement;
-We believe it is necessary to provide you with a product or service which you have requested or are contracted to;
-To protect the rights, property or personal safety of any member of the public or a client of PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd or the interests of PwC Research;
-Some or all of the assets or operations of PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd are or may be transferred to another party as part of the sale of some or all of PwC Research’s business; or
-We have your consent.
We may also share non-personal, de-identified and aggregated information for research or promotional purposes.

Transfer of information cross border As part of a global network of PwC firms, PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd exchanges information, including personal information, between its offices in the global network. As a result, we may transfer personal information cross border to countries with differing privacy protection levels. PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd may also use overseas facilities or contractors to process or back-up its information or to provide certain services to PwC Research. As a result, we may transfer your personal information to our overseas facilities or contractors for these purposes. However, any such transfer of information does not change any of our commitments to safeguard your privacy and the information remains subject to existing confidentiality obligations.

Privacy on our websites This policy also applies to any personal information we collect via our websites. In addition to personal information you provide to us directly (such as where you make a request or complete a registration form), PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd may also collect personal information from you via its websites. Cookies may be used in some areas of our websites. A cookie is a small software application which allows a website to recognise a previous user and to observe how a user navigates within a website. Cookies are now used as a standard by many websites. PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd uses cookies to improve the navigational experience of visitors to our websites and to make them easier to use. If you are concerned about cookies, most browsers now recognise when a cookie is offered and permit you to opt out of receiving it. If you are not sure whether your browser has this capability, you should check with the software manufacturer or your internet service provider. In most cases, you can refuse a cookie and still fully navigate the PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd websites. In order to properly manage our websites, we may log certain statistics about the users of the sites, for example the users' domains and browser types. None of this information specifically identifies an individual and it is used solely to ensure that our websites present the best possible navigational experience for visitors. Whenever a registered member logs in to our websites, they will be identified by their user name and password. The information we collect about members' use of our websites is used purely for measuring site performance and in assisting to resolve any technical difficulties. PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd shall be entitled to log usage of all information accessed via its portal and such log shall serve as prima facie proof of a Subscriber or Authorised User’s access and use of the information.

Links to external websites Because PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd wants your website experience to be as informative and resourceful as possible, we provide a number of links to websites operated by third parties. PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd is not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of those sites. We encourage you to review each website's Privacy Statement, especially if you intend to disclose any personal information via that site. A link to another non- PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd website is not an express or implied endorsement, promotion or warranty of the products or services offered by or accessible through that site or advertised on that site.

Security of personal information PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd will comply with applicable Data Protection Laws when securing personal information. You will inform your PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd representative of any change in your personal information to enable us to keep your personal information updated.

Access to information Upon your request and as permitted by relevant laws we will provide access to your personal information subject to applicable laws.

Corrections and concerns If you believe that information we hold about you is incorrect or out of date, or if you have concerns about how we are handling your personal information, please contact your PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd representative and we will try to resolve those concerns.
If you have any further queries relating to our Privacy Statement, or you have a complaint, please contact your PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd representative. PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd operates in a dynamic business environment. Over time, aspects of our business may change as we respond to changing market conditions. This may require our policies to reviewed and revised. PwC Research Services (Pty) Ltd reserves the right to change its Privacy Statement at any time and notify you by posting an updated version of the policy on this website. The amended policy will prevail between us.