Crowe LLP and its subsidiaries listed below (collectively, "Crowe" or “us” or “our”) provide professional services including, without limitation, assurance, tax, financial advisory, and consulting services to private and publicly traded businesses as well as to individuals. This Privacy Statement outlines our general policy and practices for protecting personal information that we collect through our Web site at www.crowe.com and other Web sites (each, a "Site") that we operate and which post this Privacy Statement. This Privacy Statement explains the types of information we gather through our Sites, how we use that information, and the rights individuals may exercise in relation to that information.
Crowe LLP subsidiaries include the following: (i) Crowe Healthcare Risk Consulting LLC (ii) Crowe Horwath Cayman Ltd., (iii) Crowe Horwath Global Risk Consulting Holdings Ltd., (iv) Crowe Horwath Global Risk Consulting ULC (Canada), (v) Crowe Horwath Global Risk Consulting SAS (France), (vi) Crowe Horwath Global Risk Consulting LLP (United Kingdom), and (vii) Crowe Horwath IT Services Pvt Ltd.
By submitting personal information to us, you consent to our use of such personal information in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
Notice, Choice and Use
In order to use this Site, you do not need to submit or provide any personal information. You may voluntarily provide us with personal information. Personal information that you may submit to Crowe includes, without limitation, your name, job title, address, email address, credit or debit card information, screen name, telephone and fax number, and other personal information.
Typically, personal information is used in the following circumstances:
- Registration for access to certain areas of the Site
- Subscribing to or ordering newsletters, media alerts and/or publications
- Submission of resumes or work history information
- Participation in bulletin boards, discussion or message forums
- Responding to quick surveys, quizzes, or benchmarking surveys
- Registration for events (e.g., webcasts or seminars) and conferences
- Registration for online services
- Contacting Crowe for further information
Crowe does not intend to actively seek sensitive personal information (also known as special category personal data), except for in limited cases in connection with our recruitment or hiring activities. Sensitive personal information includes, without limitation, data related to race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical belief, trade union membership, medical or health information, sex life or sexual orientation or criminal record (including suspected criminal activities). By providing such sensitive personal information, you explicitly consent to Crowe’s use of that information in accordance with this Privacy Statement or as otherwise agreed upon at the time of disclosure.
We may use the personal information you submit through the Site for Crowe’s business purposes, including without limitation, to manage your requests, to improve the Site or services offered, to process payment, send you administrative information or notices, send you information about our services, events, and other relevant information, and any other purpose stated at the point of collection.
If you apply for job openings through our Sites, we may use the personal information you submit 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.
Cookies and Similar Technologies
As is the case with many commercial Web sites, Crowe automatically logs certain information about user access to the Site, which may include a user's internet protocol address, browser type, internet service provider, 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.
Most Web browsers will allow you to see what cookies you have and delete them on an individual basis or block cookies from particular or all websites. Be aware that any preference you have set will be lost if you delete all cookies, including preference to opt-out from cookies as this itself requires an opt-out cookie to have been set. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are used on the Site, you can do this through your browser settings.
In addition, you can opt-out of having your anonymized browsing activity within sites recorded by analytics cookies. We use Google Analytics and you can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt-out of their cookies by clicking on the following link: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
Do Not Track Signals
Some Web browsers incorporate a "do-not track" or similar feature that signals to Web sites with which the browser communicates that a visitor does not want to have his or her online activity tracked. As of the Effective Date of this policy, not all browsers offer a "do-not-track" option and "do-not-track" signals are not yet uniform. The Site does not currently respond to "do-not-track" signals or other similar features.
Disclosures and Transfers
Crowe may transfer or disclose collected personal information to third-party service providers, subcontractors, Crowe Global member firms, and/or other Crowe affiliated companies for the purpose of managing your request, administration and management of the Site, and/or internal business purposes. Personal information may also be transferred to third-party service providers of identity management, credit card payment processing, website hosting and management, data analysis, data backup, and/or security and storage service. Collected personal information may be transferred to third-parties located in other countries. Crowe will endeavor to take reasonable steps to ensure that such third-parties will provide adequate privacy protection to your personal information. By using the Site, you explicitly consent to the transfer of such data in accordance with this Privacy Statement and as otherwise set forth on the Site.
Additionally, Crowe may disclose personal information to third parties under other circumstances, including, without limitation, the following:
- As required by applicable law, statute, rule, regulation or professional standard, or through subpoena, search warrant or other legal process
- When explicitly requested by you
- When required to deliver publications or reference materials requested by you
- When required to facilitate conferences or events hosted by third parties
Third-Party Sites and Social Media Applications
This website may also host various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications or services that allow you to share content with other users (collectively “Social Media Applications”). Any personal information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Applications can be read, collected, and used by other users of that Social Media Application over whom we have little or no control. Crowe is not responsible for any third party’s use, misuse, or misappropriation of any personal information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We seek to use reasonable physical, technical, and administrative safeguards 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. By using the Site, you acknowledge that the transmission of data over the internet is inherently insecure and assume all risks associated with such transmission. Further, you acknowledge and agree that Crowe has no control over the security of data being transmitted over the internet.
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. By using the Site, you acknowledge and agree to be solely responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the information and data that you provide and submit on the Site.
Access and Correction
Depending on your jurisdiction or the jurisdiction in which the data was collected, you may be entitled to request details regarding personal information about you that we are in possession of. In such instances, we may provide you with the ability to submit a request for access, rectification, erasure, request a copy of your personal information, or to restrict or object to further processing.
You are solely responsible for verifying the ongoing accuracy of the personal information submitted through the Site. If you have an inquiry regarding the accuracy of personal information previously submitted, or have a request to modify such information, please 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
We will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the intended purpose, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, regulation, professional standards or our document retention policies.
Merger and Other Business Transitions
In the event Crowe goes through a business transition, such as a merger, or the acquisition or sale of a portion of its assets, your personal information may be among the assets transferred.
Privacy Statement Changes
Crowe reserves the right to amend or modify this Privacy Statement from time to time, as determined at Crowe’s sole discretion, by publishing an update version on the Site. Crowe encourages you to periodically review this Privacy Statement. You can access the most current version of this Privacy Statement on the Site.
Children Privacy Protection
This Site is not intentionally designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger. It is Crowe’s policy to refrain from intentionally and knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information about children under the age of 13.
Crowe Privacy Shield Notice
Crowe participates in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield programs administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding our collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States. To learn more, please visit www.crowe.com/privacy-shield
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.
How to Contact Us
Questions, comments or concerns about Crowe LLP’s Privacy Statement, Privacy Shield Certification, or data collection and processing practices can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org