Alumni privacy statement

This privacy statement was last updated on 14 March 2024

This privacy statement describes our reasons for collecting personal information through PwC Alumni Community. It also explains the legal rights available to you in relation to your own personal data. We may use the personal data collected or submitted in connection with PwC Alumni Community for any of the reasons set out in this privacy statement.

This privacy statement relates only to PwC Alumni Community. It does not relate to any other services, applications, products or websites of PwC or any other party.

Data controller information

“Data controller” is a legal term and means the organisation that is primarily responsible and accountable for making sure your personal data is handled and protected in accordance with applicable data protection laws. In connection with PwC Alumni Community, the data controller of your personal information will be the PwC firm with which you have an alumni relationship (usually the PwC firm that previously employed you). Each PwC firm in the PwC network is a separate legal entity.

To learn about the structure of the PwC network, see:

For a list of PwC firms, see:

For countries and regions in which PwC firms operate, see:

In this privacy statement, “PwC”, “us”, and “we” means the PwC firm that is the data controller of your personal information.

In this privacy statement, we refer to information about you or information that enables you to be identified as “personal data” or “personal information”. We also sometimes use the word “processing”, which is a term that collectively describes any operation on or involving personal data, including its collection, recording, storage, transmission and destruction.

Your acknowledgement and consent for processing

By using PwC Alumni Community and providing personal information to us, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this privacy statement and, to the extent your consent is necessary and valid under applicable laws to justify the processing of personal information, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by PwC and any third party recipients as set out in this privacy statement.

The purpose of PwC Alumni Community

The purpose of PwC Alumni Community is to create an opportunity for former professionals of PwC to keep in touch with ex-colleagues and to remain abreast of developments with regard to such colleagues and the PwC network.

Sensitive/special category personal data

Exercise caution when providing sensitive personal data to Internet sources and consider if this is the type of information you want to share with other people. Sensitive personal data, also known as special category personal data, covers information relating to, among other things, race, ethnicity, political opinions, religious, philosophical or similar beliefs, biometric or genetic data when used to uniquely identify someone, trade-union membership, physical and mental health condition, sexual life or orientation, and criminal acts. This kind of information is not required to use PwC Alumni Community but if you voluntarily provide this kind of information when using PwC Alumni Community, the act of providing it constitutes your explicit consent for us to collect and use that information for the reasons set out in this privacy statement.

Personal Information We Collect

Providing personal information to PwC Alumni Community is not a statutory or contractual requirement but failing to provide certain personal data may affect your ability to use PwC Alumni Community.

  • Personal data provided directly by you
    • We will ask for certain personal data when you register to use PwC Alumni Community to enable you to use the application and its features. This includes your first and last name, your email address, proximate region and PwC office.
    • In addition, you may voluntarily and optionally provide additional information in the course of using PwC Alumni Community. For example, you can optionally provide a secondary email address in your PwC Alumni Community profile to be used for purposes of contacting you in connection with PwC Alumni Community if your primary email address bounces.
  • Personal data captured, created, inferred or derived from your use of the application
    • IP address (captures general location not more granular than city).
    • The application uses small text files called “cookies” which are placed on your computer to provide you with a more customised website experience and to help us understand usage of the website so we can improve and enhance the website. The cookies deployed are explained in the Cookie Statement. The use of cookies is now standard operating procedure for most websites. If you are uncomfortable about cookies, most browsers allow users to opt out of receiving them. This can be done via the tools menu of your Internet browser. If you do opt out, you may be unable to use the registration and certain other application features.
  • Personal data obtained from third party sources
    • As allowed by law, we may use legitimate publicly-available data sources to maintain up-to-date work location information about you in PwC Alumni Community, if you are a registered member of PwC Alumni Community. We may collect information such as your current employer, current professional role and current organisational email address.

Use of Personal Data

We use personal data collected in connection with PwC Alumni Community for the following purposes. PwC does not sell personal information and we do not share personal information with third parties for consumer marketing purposes.

  • To register you for membership of the PwC Alumni Community website and send you emails connected with PwC Alumni Community, including newsletters and invitations to events.
  • To maintain the security of the service, including authenticating the identity of users, authorising access to the application, preventing unauthorised access and system monitoring.
  • To operate, manage and improve the application, including troubleshooting issues and identifying areas of improvement.
  • To analyse the preferences you select and the use you make of the application.
  • To analyse how the application performs, including by reviewing user data we capture.

Our legal justification for these processing activities is that the processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests in delivering this service to you, in tailoring the content to your specific needs and providing the information relevant to your areas of interest, and in developing and improving the service, and such interests do not override the interests and fundamental rights and freedoms of affected individuals.

You can unsubscribe from PwC Alumni Community emails at any time by following the instructions in the emails we send. If you unsubscribe from PwC Alumni Community emails, your PwC Alumni Community membership will also be deactivated.

  • To satisfy any requirement of law, regulation or professional body of which we are a member.

Our legal justification for this processing activity is that the processing is necessary in order to satisfy any requirement of legislation that we are subject to or professional body of which we are a member.

  • Performing analytics, including 
    • (i) to produce metrics for PwC leadership, such as on trends, relationship maps, sales intelligence and progress against account business goals and 
    • (ii) in combination with various other client and sales related data, including past outcomes to identify actionable variables to assist our sales teams;

Third Party Links

The application may link to third party sites not controlled by PwC and which do not operate under PwC privacy practices. When you link to third party sites, PwC privacy practices no longer apply. We encourage you to review each third party site's privacy policy before disclosing any personal information.

Transfers of personal data

Cross-border transfers

If we process your personal information, your personal information may be transmitted and stored outside the country where you are located. This includes countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and countries that do not have laws that provide specific protection for personal information.

Where we collect your personal information within the European Economic Area, transfer outside the European Economic Area will be only:

Recipients of personal data

Recipients of personal data: other PwC Member Firms

For PwC member firm locations, see

We may share personal data with other PwC member firms where necessary in connection with the purposes described in this privacy statement.

Recipients of personal data: Third Party Providers

We may transfer or disclose the personal data we collect to third party contractors, subcontractors, and/or their subsidiaries and affiliates. Third parties support the PwC network in providing its services and help provide, run and manage IT systems. Examples of third party contractors we use are providers of identity management, website hosting and management, data analysis, data backup, security and cloud storage services. The servers powering and facilitating our IT infrastructure are located in secure data centres around the world, and personal data may be stored in any one of them.

The third party providers may use their own third party subcontractors that have access to personal data (sub-processors). It is our policy to use only third party providers that are bound to maintain appropriate levels of security and confidentiality, to process personal information only as instructed by PwC, and to flow those same obligations down to their sub-processors.

Other recipients of personal data

We may also disclose personal information under the following circumstances:

  • with professional advisers, for example, auditors and law firms, as necessary to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights and obtain advice in connection with the running of our businesses. Personal data may be shared with these advisers as necessary in connection with the services they have been engaged to provide;
  • when explicitly requested by you; and
  • with law enforcement or other government and regulatory agencies or with other third parties as required by, and in accordance with, applicable law and regulation. Occasionally, we may receive requests from third parties with authority to obtain disclosure of personal data, such as to check that we are complying with applicable law and regulation, to investigate an alleged crime or to establish, exercise or defend legal rights. We will only fulfil requests for personal data where we are permitted to do so in accordance with applicable law and regulation.


We will retain your personal information only for as long as we need it for the purposes described in this privacy statement unless we are required by law, regulation or our professional obligations to retain it for a longer period.


Our applications are not intentionally designed for or directed at children, and our terms and conditions of use require all users to be above the age of majority in their local country. We never knowingly collect or maintain personal information about individuals under the age of 18.

Changes to this privacy statement

We may update this privacy statement at any time by publishing an updated version here. So you know when we make changes, we will amend the last revision date at the top of this page. The new modified privacy statement will apply from that revision date. Therefore, we encourage you to review this privacy statement periodically to be informed about how we are protecting your information.

How to Deactivate Your PwC Alumni Community Membership

You can deactivate your account on PwC Alumni Community directly. You can also send your account deactivation request to your local PwC alumni team.

Your legal rights in relation to your personal data

You may have certain rights under your local law in relation to the personal information we hold about you.

In particular, you may have the legal rights listed below.

  • Obtain confirmation as to whether we process personal data about you, access a copy of your personal data and obtain certain other information, including why we process it and recipients of personal data.
  • Request rectification of personal data if it is inaccurate (for example, if you change your address) and to have incomplete personal data completed.
  • Delete/erase your personal data in the following cases:
    • the personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected and processed;
    • our legal ground for processing is consent, you withdraw consent and we have no other lawful basis for the processing;
    • our legal ground for processing is that the processing is necessary for legitimate interests pursued by us, you object to the processing and we do not have overriding legitimate grounds;
    • you object to processing for direct marketing purposes;
    • your personal data has been unlawfully processed; or
    • your personal data must be erased to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject.
  • Restrict personal data processing in the following cases:
    • for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of personal data where you have contested the accuracy of the personal data;
    • your personal data have been unlawfully processed and you request restriction of processing instead of deletion;
    • your personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected and processed but the personal data is required by you to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or
    • for a period enabling us to verify whether the legitimate grounds relied on by us override your interests where you have objected to processing based on it being necessary for the pursuit of a legitimate interest identified by us.
  • Object to the processing of your personal data in the following cases:
    • our legal ground for processing is that the processing is necessary for a legitimate interest pursued by us; or
    • our processing is for direct marketing purposes.
  • Data portability
    • The right to receive your personal data provided by you to us and the right to transmit the data to another organisation (or ask us to do so if technically feasible) where our lawful basis for processing the personal data is consent and the processing is carried out by automated means.
  • Withdraw your consent
  • Where we process personal data based on consent, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. Please note that withdrawing consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing done before the withdrawal.
  • Members of PwC Alumni Community who unsubscribe from PwC Alumni Community emails will have their PwC Alumni Community account deactivated.
  • If you believe that the processing of your personal data infringes the law, you may have the right to lodge a complaint with the local data protection authority responsible for enforcement of data protection law in the country where you normally reside, normally work, or in the location where the alleged infringement occurred.

Contact Us

Please submit a request to exercise a legal right in relation to your personal data, or an enquiry if you have a question or complaint about handling of your personal data.

Contact us

Mike Davies

Director, Global Corporate Affairs and Communications, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 7803 974136

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