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General information

The following policy applies to data processing in connection with the cookies used on the website https://www.pwc.com/hu, operated by PricewaterhouseCoopers Könyvvizsgáló Kft. (“Controller”), and is intended to inform data subjects (e.g. you as an individual visiting our website). The policy also covers IP addresses collected when visiting the website. 

Information regarding the controller:

Controller’s name: PricewaterhouseCoopers Könyvvizsgáló Kft.

Contact person appointed by the Controller in matters concerning processing:

Name: Dr. András Csenterics, attorney-at-law, data protection officer

E-mail: hu_dataprotection@pwc.com

Our goal is to provide accurate information, in full compliance with applicable laws, on why and how we process the personal data of individuals who come into contact with the Controller through our website.

This policy was prepared in accordance with the following legal regulations:

  • Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council (“GDPR”);
  • Act CXII of 2011 on the Right of Informational Self-Determination and the Freedom of Information (“Information Act”);
  • Act C of 2003 on Electronic Communications.

Collection of IP addresses

The IP (‘Internet Protocol’) address is a unique set of numbers associated with each device connected to the Internet. The IP address identifies the device you use to browse the internet and allows it to communicate with other devices. If the user (i.e. you) becomes identifiable through the IP address (either solely on the basis of the IP address or in combination with other information), the IP address may be considered as personal data.

Some cookies used on the Controller’s website – if you have enabled them in the cookie settings – collect the IP address of the device from which you visited the website, as this is necessary for their functioning. IP addresses are collected on the website by cookies used by Facebook, Google and Adobe.

Nevertheless, the Controller is not able to identify you on the basis of IP addresses collected on the website, it does not have a registry of IP addresses and cannot search for specific IP addresses in a targeted manner. As a result, you are not identifiable by the Controller based on your IP address.

Data processing in connection with cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or other browsing device by the websites that you visit. Each cookie is stored on your device for a specific period of time, allowing the website you visit to "remember" certain data and settings (e.g. language preference, font size, and other display settings).

Types of cookie

The cookies used on this website are classified into the following categories:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential for the website to function (e.g. for displaying graphical content correctly), and therefore cannot be switched off. No information qualifying as personal data is collected through these cookies.
  • Performance cookies. These cookies are used to measure traffic and users' activity on the website, allowing us to continuously improve its performance. These cookies can be switched off in cookie settings.
  • Customisation cookies. These cookies help us understand how effective our marketing campaigns are, and enhance your website experience. These cookies can be switched off in cookie settings.
  • Advertising cookies. These cookies are used to promote services, technical content, or events offered by PwC. These cookies can be switched off in cookie settings.

Legal grounds for our processing in connection with cookies

Except for the cookies that are strictly necessary for the website to function (which do not collect any information qualifying as personal data), the use of cookies is based on your explicit and fully informed consent, which comprises the legal grounds for the related processing. Cookies will only be used if you explicitly consent to their use on the appropriate interface. You may change cookie settings – and revoke your related consent – at any time.

Using your browser to control cookies

In addition to the website’s cookie settings, most browsers also allow you to view, manage, delete and block cookies for a particular website. Be aware that if you delete all cookies then any preferences you have set will be lost, including the ability to opt-out from cookies as this function itself requires placement of an opt out cookie on your device. Guidance on how to control cookies for common browsers is linked below.

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

MacOS Safari

Microsoft Internet Explorer

For information on additional browsers and device types please see http://www.aboutcookies.org/ or http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/.

Adobe: http://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html

Google Analytics: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

A detailed list of cookies used

The table below provides detailed information on the types and features of the cookies we use.

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

PwC

pwc-id

This cookie contains the encrypted email ID of the user. It is used to identify the registered user account (if available) for each request.

First party, Persistent

1 day or 30 days (if “Remember me” is checked)

PwC

firsttime-login

This cookie is used by PwC during the registration process to ensure that any necessary password updates are completed.

First party

Until password update is completed

PwC

pwc_overlay

This cookie is used by PwC to make sure that the overlay (registration panel) opens once per browser session

First party

Until the end of the browser session

Adobe Analytics

_sdsat_landing_page

Stores the first page you hit when visiting pwc.com

First party, Session

Until end of session

Adobe Analytics

_sdsat_traffic_source

Stores the site you came from before reaching pwc.com

First party, Session

Until end of session

Adobe Analytics

_sdsat_pages_viewed

Stores the quantity of pages that are viewed by a user during their visit. 

First party, Session

Until end of session

Adobe Analytics

_sdsat_lt_pages_viewed

Stores the total number of pages viewed

First party, Persistent

2 years from set/update

Adobe Analytics

_sdsat_session_count

Stores a session counter

First party, Persistent

2 years from set/update

Adobe Analytics

s_vi

This cookie stores the visitor ID provided by our analytics provider whenever a user first visits the site.

Third Party Persistent

2 years from set/update

Adobe Analytics

gpv

This cookie stores the quantity of pages viewed by a user visiting the site

First and third party

30 minutes from set/update

Adobe Analytics

s_nr

This cookie stores the date of a user's visit to the site, and whether or not the visitor is new, or returning.

First and third party

2 years from set/update

Adobe Analytics

s_ppv

Stores information on the percentage of the page displayed

First and third party

Until end of session

Adobe Analytics

s_fid

This cookie is a "fallback" visitor identifier should the s_vi cookie for some reason be blocked. It contains a randomly generated unique ID

First and third party

5 years from set/update

Adobe Analytics

s_ppvl

Stores information on the percentage of the page displayed

First and third party

Until end of session

Adobe Analytics

s_cc

This is a cookie which allows Adobe Analytics to determins whether or not cookies are enabled in the browser. 

First and third party

Until end of session

Adobe Analytics

s_sq

This cookie is set and read by the JavaScript code when the ClickMap functionality and the Activity Map functionality are enabled; it contains information about the previous link that was clicked on by the user

First party

2 years from set/update

Facebook

datr

This cookie identifies the browser connecting to Facebook. It is not directly tied to individual Facebook users. Facebook reports that it is used to help with security and suspicious login activity, especially around detection of bots trying to access the service.  Facebook also says the behavioural profile associated with each datr cookie is deleted after 10 days. This cookie is also read via Like and other Facebook buttons and tags placed on many different websites.

Third party, Persitent

 

Google Analytics

__utma

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners.

First and third party

2 years from set/update

Google Analytics

__utmv

Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Third party

2 years from set/update

Google Analytics

__utmz

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Third party

6 months from set/update

LinkedIn

JSESSIONID

General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server. 

Third party

Until end of session

LinkedIn

lidc

This cookie is used for routing from Share buttons and ad tags

Third party

1 day

LinkedIn

bcookie

This cookie is used by LinkedIn for indentifying the Browser ID. It is set from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags. 

Third party

1 year

LinkedIn

bscookie

This cookies is used by LinkedIn to recognize a secure Browser ID.

Third party

1 year

Load balancer

BIGipServerPOOL-69.20.11.37-Dispatch

This cookie is set by the servers hosting PwC sites to allow a visitor to receive site content from one out of multiple servers as the visitor browses the site. This improves performance and allows the visitor’s session to be maintained.

First party, Persistent

Until end of session

PwC

pwc_closed_topics

This cookies is used by PwC to help personalize the content a user sees based on topics they've identified they're interested in. 

First party

Until the end of the browser session

PwC

pwc-cookie-accept

This cookie stores a value “true” when a user clicks on I understand on the cookie notification banner.

First party

Until the end of the browser session

PwC

pwc_int_usr

This cookie is used by PwC to distinguish internal users from external visitors to the site. It is set when a person is accessing the website from within the PwC network (VPN or office).

First party

3 months

Twitter

lang

This cookie is set by Twitter and is used to remember your language preference. PwC allows Twitter to set this cookie so that Twitter content on pwc.com is displayed in your preferred language.

Third party

 

YouTube

SID

This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time.

Third party

 

YouTube

HSID

Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time

Third party

 

YouTube

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos

Third party

 

YouTube

PREF

This cookie is used by Google to set a user's preferred language preference

Third party

 

YouTube

NID

Most Google users will have a preferences cookie called ‘NID’ in their browsers. A browser sends this cookie with requests to Google’s sites. The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.

Third party

 

Adobe Target

mbox

This cookie gives website operators the ability to test which online content and offers are more relevant to visitors. Click here for more information.

First party

2 weeks

Facebook

fr

Allows control over the "Follow us on Facebook" and "Like" buttons

Third Party Persistent

90 days

Google

uid

This is intended to be a known identifier for a user provided by the site owner/tracking library user.

Third party, Persistent

 

Google Analytics

_gat

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.

First party, Session

1 minute

Google Analytics

_gid

This cookie is used to distinguish users. It stores a unique user session identifier.

First & Third party, Session

24 hours

Google Analytics

_ga

This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits pwc.com, a new _ga cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to pwc.com and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.        

First & Third party, Persistent

2 years

Google Analytics

__utmb

This cookie is used to determine new sessions/visits. 

First party

30 mins from set/update

LinkedIn

BizoID

LinkedIn Ad analytics

Third party

6 months

LinkedIn

UserMatchHistory

This cookie is used by LinkedIn for advertisement analytics

Third party

6 months

Data subjects’ rights

Based on the applicable legal regulations currently in force, in view of the nature of and legal grounds for our processing in connection with cookies, you have the following rights in connection with our processing of your personal data. This section provides a general overview of your rights, while the sections further below describe the conditions for exercising each of these rights.

  • You have the right to request from the Controller access to and rectification or erasure of your personal data, or restriction of their processing, or receiving them in a machine-readable format, provided that your request does not conflict with the statutory limitations on the exercise of such rights.
  • You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, and the right to judicial remedy, at any time.

Please note that your ability to exercise the rights described here may be affected by the technical characteristics of the processing carried out in connection with cookies.

A)  Right of access

You have the right to obtain information at any time about whether the Controller processes personal data about you, the means and purposes for which the data are processed, the recipients to whom the personal data have been or are to be disclosed, the source from which the Controller has obtained the personal data, the period for which the personal data are retained, your rights in connection with such processing, and in the case of transfer of personal data to third countries or international organisations, information on the related safeguards.

When exercising your right of access, you also have the right to receive a copy of your personal data. In the case of a request filed electronically, unless otherwise noted, the Controller will provide the requested information electronically (by e-mail or in PDF format). If your right of access adversely affects the rights or freedoms of others, the Controller is entitled to refuse to act on your request to the extent that is necessary and proportionate. 

B)  Right to rectification

The Controller will amend or rectify your personal data on request (e.g. in the case of change in your data), provided that this is possible in view of the technical characteristics of the processing concerned. If there is any doubt regarding the data to be rectified, the Controller may request you to verify the data by any appropriate means (primarily by means of an official document). If the Controller has disclosed the personal data concerned to other persons, the Controller will communicate any rectification of personal data to each recipient to whom the data have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort.

On request, the Controller will inform you about those recipients.

C)  Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’)

If you request the Controller to erase any or all of your personal data, the Controller will erase the personal data concerned without undue delay if:

  • the Controller no longer needs the personal data in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
  • the processing was carried out on grounds of the legitimate interests of the Controller or a third party, but you have objected to the processing, and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing;
  • the Controller has unlawfully processed the personal data; or
  • the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation.

If the Controller has disclosed the personal data concerned to other persons, the Controller will notify each recipient to whom the data have been disclosed following erasure of such data, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort.

On request, the Controller will inform you about those recipients.

Please note that the Controller’s obligation to erase the personal data will not apply to the extent that processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation.

D)  Right to restriction of processing

You may request restriction of processing of your personal data if:

  • you contest the accuracy of the personal data, for a period enabling the Controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
  • the processing is unlawful but you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead;
  • the Controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; or
  • you have objected to the processing, pending verification of whether the Controller’s legitimate grounds override yours.

Where processing has been restricted, the Controller will not, with the exception of storage, process such personal data. If the Controller has disclosed the personal data concerned to other persons, the Controller will communicate any restriction of processing to each recipient to whom the data have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort.

On request, the Controller will inform you about those recipients.

E)   Right to data portability

In respect of cookies that are processed based on your consent, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.

F)   Right to lodge a complaint, and judicial remedy

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (“NAIH”) if you think that the Controller’s processing of your personal data infringes the provisions of applicable data protection laws, as in force from time to time, including in particular the GDPR and the Information Act.

You may contact NAIH at:

Webpage: http://naih.hu/

Address: 1055 Budapest, Falk Miksa utca 9-11.

Mailing address: 1363 Budapest Pf. 9.

Phone: +36-1-391-1400

Fax: +36-1-391-1410

E-mail: ugyfelszolgalat@naih.hu

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement as well.

Without prejudice to your right to lodge a complaint, you have the right to judicial remedy. In the case of the Controller, the competent court is the Budapest-Capital Regional Court, but you can also bring the case before the regional court with jurisdiction over your place of residence. For more information on how to contact regional courts, please visit the following link: http://birosag.hu/torvenyszekek. You may also initiate legal proceedings before a competent court in the Member State of your habitual residence if you are habitually resident in another Member State of the European Union.

You have the right to judicial remedy against a legally binding decision of NAIH concerning you. You also have the right to judicial remedy where NAIH does not handle your complaint or does not inform you within three months on the progress or outcome of the complaint you have lodged. You have the right to mandate a not-for-profit organisation or association that has been properly constituted in accordance with the law of a Member State and has statutory objectives that are in the public interest and concern the protection of data subjects' rights and freedoms with regard to the protection of their personal data, to lodge a complaint, seek a judicial review of NAIH’s decision, initiate legal action, and exercise the right to receive compensation on your behalf.

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