Privacy Statement | P&A Grant Thornton Solutions, Inc.
P&A Grant Thornton Solutions, Inc.
Last updated: 21 January 2021
This Privacy statement explains what information we gather about you, what we use it for, and who we give that information to. It also sets out your rights in relation to your information and who you can contact for more information or queries. Click on the links in the Table of Contents for more detailed sections of this Privacy statement.
About P&A Grant Thornton Solutions, Inc.
P&A Grant Thornton Solutions, Inc. is the business process solutions/outsourcing arm of P&A Grant Thornton, the Philippine member company of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL). ‘Grant Thornton’ refers to the brand under which the Grant Thornton member firms provide assurance, tax, and advisory services to clients and/or refers to one or more member firms, as the context requires. GTIL and each member firm of GTIL are separate legal entities.
P&A Grant Thornton Solutions, Inc. complies with the Philippine Data Privacy Act of 2012 and is committed to protecting your privacy and to ensuring that you continue to trust P&A Grant Thornton Solutions, Inc. with your personal data. When you interact with us, you may share or provide information with us that allows the identification of you as an individual (e.g., name, email, address, telephone number, etc.). This is known as personal data.
Please read the following statement; it will help you to understand how we use your personal data. We may change our privacy statement at any time without giving you notice, so please check it each time you visit our website.
Why we collect personal data
To improve our services to our various stakeholders—including, but not limited to, media partners, suppliers, internship and job applicants, prospective and existing clients, P&A Grant Thornton Solutions, Inc. seminar participants, and P&A Grant Thornton Solutions, Inc. employees and alumni—it is important that we collect, use, process, and analyze your personal data when it is reasonable and necessary. In particular, we are using your information to:
- Manage your stakeholder/client relationship and provide services timely and efficiently;
- Send client communications, such as tax and accounting alerts, electronic publications, invitations to client networking events, and client satisfaction surveys; and
- Send seminar invitations and updates.
The information you submit will be used to manage your request and to customize and improve this website and related services offered to you. You may at any time request that we discontinue sending you promotional emails or other communications generated in response to your provision of personal information through our website.
What types of personal data do we collect
When you visit our website, make an inquiry, order publications, register for an event, or request more information, you may be asked to provide some personal data, such as your name, address, telephone number, and email address. In the event you decide to provide personal data, this policy will apply.
We do not seek sensitive information (e.g., data relating to race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, criminal record, physical or mental health, or sexual orientation) from visitors.
Where we get these personal data
There are several ways that we may obtain your personal data. Most of the personal data we have are those that you have given us yourself. You provide personal information when you:
- Inquire about our services by filling out our website contact form
- Reserve slots for our seminars through our online registration forms
- Get in touch with us via telephone or email to ask about something
- Apply for a job or internship with us
- Offline interactions with us, including seminar registration sheets.
We also collect information from commercially or publicly available sources like published directories and public documents.
How we store and transmit your personal data
Your personal data will be stored in our customer relationship management system (CRM). This system is primarily located within the jurisdiction of the Philippines. However, to ensure the reliability, stability, and speed of our CRM, our cloud-based servers may be located in countries outside the Philippines, such as Singapore.
We may also store and maintain any consent that you provide, including but not limited to, postings on social media applications and services that we may provide through our website.
How long we keep your personal data
We will store and retain personal data for such period as may be required by applicable law, or as may be needed to enable us to fully and efficiently provide services to you.
How we use your personal data
We use your personal data to provide information to you or your organization.
We may also use your personal data to carry out research about our visitors' demographics, interests, and behavior. We do this to better understand our visitors. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated and anonymous basis.
When you give us personal data, those data may be sent electronically to servers anywhere in the world and may be used, stored, and processed anywhere in the world.
To whom might we disclose or transfer your personal data
We may pass your personal data to anyone who needs the data within P&A Grant Thornton Solutions, Inc. in order to fulfill your request for our services. Your personal data may also be passed on to GTIL, which is based in the United Kingdom, for the purposes of website analytics and global benchmarks.
Except as set out above, we will not disclose your personal information unless we are obliged to do so or allowed to do so, by law, or where we need to do so in order to run our business (for instance where we outsource services or other people to process data for us).
By providing personal information on our website, you consent to this transfer and/or storage of personal information across borders. We ensure that a standard of protection is accorded to your personal information transferred in accordance with applicable laws.
How we protect your personal data
- Keeping and protecting your information using a secure server behind a firewall, encryption, and security controls;
- Restricting access to your information only to qualified and authorized personnel who hold your information with strict confidentiality.
We will retain your personal information for as long as the information is reasonably required to fulfill the collection of the information or until you request that we delete that information.
How you can access your personal data
Visitors who would like to request access to their information, to update their details, or unsubscribe from communications should contact the Markets Group using the Contact Us page. In all cases, we will treat requests to access information or change information in accordance with applicable legal requirements.
How you can contact us if you have data privacy concerns
You have rights in relation to your personal data under the Data Privacy Act of 2012, which includes the right to object to the processing, the right to access your data, the right to modify inaccurate data, and the right to the erasure or blocking of data.
If you wish to access your personal information in our records, or you think that such personal information we have of you is incomplete, not updated, or inaccurate, you may get in touch with our Data Privacy Officer through the contact details provided below:
Data Protection Officer
19th Floor Tower 1, The Enterprise Center
6766 Ayala Avenue, Makati City 1200
Telephone: +632 8988 2288 extension 360