Safe Harbor and Data Privacy
As of October 6th, 2015, the US-EU Safe Harbor framework has been declared invalid by the European Court of Justice. Nonetheless, EY continues to adhere to the Safe Harbor principles set out in this document. EY has also established a Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) Program to comply with European data protection law, specifically regarding transfers of personal data between the Member Firms.
How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals
Collection, Use, Disclosure, Choice
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Apps, QR Codes and other related technologies. When you scan a QR Code, the third party that we engage to provide our QR Codes (3GVision) may collect certain information from your mobile device (such as your mobile device identifier and IP address). 3GVision uses this information only on our behalf for the purpose of providing anonymised statistical reports to us about users of our website and services.
Exceptional Enterprise Tool. The Exceptional Enterprise Tool is hosted on behalf of Ernst & Young LLP with a third party vendor, 1&1 Internet Inc. 701 Lee Road, Suite 300, Chesterbrook, PA 19087. Your email address is only required should you choose to register. The information you provide via the tool(including your email address if registered), will generate a unique report for your organisation based on your responses provided. All reports will be aggregated, and the aggregated information will be used by Ernst & Young LLP to generate metrics around the areas of expertise of organisations at different stages of the organisation’s growth cycle.
In addition, Ernst & Young LLP will host and facilitate future client discussions based on the responses obtained via the tool. However, at no point in the process will individual organisations be identified.
Social Media Platforms. You may wish to participate in the various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media platforms hosted by Ernst & Young LLP (“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. Ernst & Young LLP cannot be held responsible if you share personal information on Social Media Platforms that is subsequently used, misused or otherwise appropriated by another user.
Data Security/Integrity. Ernst & Young LLP has technological and operational security functions in place to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. The data you may provide via the United States Web site is shared only with authorized employees of Ernst & Young LLP, and on a limited basis, with vendors who supply information management services, and third parties in association with events (see “Event Registration” and “Entrepreneur of the Year® Nominations” paragraphs above). Access to your information is limited by need, and those who have access to the data have agreed to maintain the confidentiality of such information. In addition, Ernst & Young LLP may disclose personally identifiable information as may be required by subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process.
Supplier Diversity Program. Ernst & Young LLP identifies and works with small, minority- and women-owned businesses. Our procurement teams use a supplier diversity database when searching for qualified suppliers. Certified companies can register to join our database via our web site (ey.com/us/supplierdiversity). The type of information collected on the secure registration form is standard in the supplier diversity industry, and the required information on the form is necessary to become part of our database. This information enables Ernst & Young LLP to make informed procurement decisions.
The registration form and the supplier database are maintained by a third party, who has agreed in writing to provide an adequate level of privacy protection for all Ernst & Young LLP registrant data. If you have already registered, and would like to view or update your information, please log on to the site (a “Forgot Your Password?” feature is available there). If you have questions about our supplier diversity policies, please email the supplier diversity group.
Accountability. Ernst & Young LLP complies with applicable privacy regulations. Ernst & Young LLP supports and is involved in consumer, government and industry efforts to identify and resolve privacy issues.
Changes to This Policy. Ernst & Young LLP may change this policy statement as needed. If changes to the statement are made, please note that it may take up to 30 business days before new privacy practices are implemented. Check this page periodically if you would like to monitor changes.
Consumer Recourse. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy while using EY.com, please contact our site manager.