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Privacy Policy

6. PRIVACY POLICY

This section contains information about BDO Belarus policies governing the collection and use of your personal information. From time to time we may need to make changes to this privacy policy. Any updates to our privacy policy will be clearly posted in this section of the Website. We advise you to regularly review this policy when you visit the Website.

6.1 Information collected when you visit the Website

6.1.1 It will normally be clear when personal information is being collected. We may request your name, email address, postal address and post code, telephone number and company name, depending on the particular purpose for which your personal information is being collected.

6.1.2 The personal information required will be the minimum to enable BDO Belarus

6.1.3 Sensitive information is not required or collected through the Website except where legally required as part of the recruitment process. Sensitive information includes data relating to race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal matters. Where you do provide sensitive personal information as part of the recruitment process, your submission of such information will be deemed to constitute explicit consent to BDO Belarus use of that information in connection with the purpose for which it has been provided.

6.1.4 IP addresses of visitors are logged for administration and trouble shooting purposes. The IP address indicates the location of your computer on the internet. IP addresses are not used to track your session and are not linked to anything personally identifiable. This information may be aggregated to provide statistical information about the users of our Web site. No individual user will be identifiable from such information, which will be used to ensure that the Web site reflects the needs of our users.

6.1.5 To ensure that our Website is well managed and to facilitate improved navigation within the Website, we may use cookies (small text files stored in a user’s browser) or Web beacons (electronic images to count visitors who have accessed a particular page) to collect aggregate data. We use cookies to: 

  1. Manage our Website. Cookies identify individual users when they log in to the Web site and enable us to personalise the Website.  
  2. Track information on our systems and identify categories of users by items such as address, browser type and pages visited.  
  3. Analyse the number of visitors to different areas of the Website and to make sure that our Website is serving as a useful, effective information source.

6.2 Use of your personal information

6.2.1 We use your personal information only for specific purposes for which it was provided, unless you indicate that you would like to receive other information from BDO Belarus. When requesting a material or asking someone to contact you, we can offer you additional information. If you agree with this offer, we will use your personal data for such a reference to you.

6.2.2 If you wish to unsubscribe from communications sent by BDO, you may do so at any time by clicking on the 'unsubscribe' link that appears in all messages or by emailing [email protected].

6.3 Your information and third parties

6.3.1 Although we may provide the personal information to service providers that handle information, under a data processor agreement, on our behalf, we do not share, sell or distribute personal data to or with third parties unless the transfer of your data to third parties is necessary for the performance of the purpose for which it was provided.

6.3.2 Information is not provided to third parties for their own marketing purposes and mailings are not undertaken by BDO Belarus for third parties.

6.3.3 Personal data collected by BDO Belarus will not be transferred to other Member Firms of BDO International.

6.3.4 We may disclose, transfer, sell or assign any of the information described above, including personally identifiable information, to third parties, as a result of or in preparation for the sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganisation or liquidation of BDO Belarus and you consent to such disclosure, transfer, sale or assignment.

6.4 Retention of your information

 Information is only kept for the period required for fulfilling your request and for a reasonable period of time thereafter for our administration and marketing purposes.

6.5 Security of your information

6.5.1 Generally accepted standards of technology and operational security have been implemented to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration and destruction. However, as you may be aware, no data transmission over the internet can be entirely secure.  As a result, while we will always use reasonable endeavours to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee that any information you submit to us will be free from unauthorised third party use or intrusion.  Therefore, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information, or your use of the Website. 

6.5.2 We cannot guarantee that the Website is free from viruses or malicious codes.  You agree that it is your responsibility to satisfy yourself that your own information technology/equipment used to access the Website is protected against such viruses and/or codes.

6.5.3 All employees and principals are required to keep personal information confidential and only authorised personnel have access to this information.

6.6 Monitoring emails

We may intercept, monitor and/or keep records of email communications entering and leaving our systems. If you communicate through our systems you will be deemed to have consented to such interception and monitoring.

6.7 Links

6.7.1 BDO Belarus is not responsible for the privacy policies of third party Websites to which links are provided and you are advised to read the privacy policies on these Websites before providing any personal information.

6.7.2 We cannot guarantee that third party Websites to which links are provided are free from viruses or malicious codes. You agree that it is your responsibility to satisfy yourself that your own information technology/equipment used to access a third party Web site is protected against such viruses and/or codes.

6.8 Accessing personal information

6.8.1 You can ask to review the personal information we hold about you and ask us to change or delete any of this information.  You can do this by contacting us by email at [email protected].

6.8.2 BDO assumes responsibility for keeping an accurate record of your personal information as it is submitted. However, we cannot ensure the ongoing accuracy of your personal information after it has been submitted without your assistance. Please help us keep your personal information current and accurate by contacting us if your personal information becomes out of date.

6.9 Data controller

The data controller collecting the information described in this statement is BDO Belarus.

6.10 Comments and questions

If you have any comments or questions about this privacy policy please email [email protected].

7. SEVERABILITY

If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

8. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Republic of Belarus. As the BDO Belarus Website can be visited from locations around the world with different laws from those of Republic of Belarus, when you access the Website you agree that the laws of Republic of Belarus will apply to all matters relating to your use of the Website. You and we also agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Republic of Belarus courts with respect to such matters. Notwithstanding this, we reserve the right to bring enforcement proceedings in any court or courts including, if appropriate, in the courts of your country of residence.

9. PRIVACY & COOKIES

Website www.bdo.by and all other website that are the proprietary of BDO Belarus are intended to provide information to clients, prospects and potential employees about our professional services and solutions.

BDO Belarus gathers information from users of this web site automatically and when you decide to provide us with information, for example, when you complete a form on www.bdo.by. This information is treated with confidence, and is only used by BDO Belarus or by any other person specified in these rules.

9.1 Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data or message that is sent from a web server to your browser and is stored on your hard drive. A cookie can't read data off your computer. Cookies do not damage your system. You can reset your browser so as to refuse any cookie or to alert you to when a cookie is being sent.

To improve our service and to make our service to you better we use cookies for the purposes of system administration and analytics of our website. This gives us information about the number of visitors to different parts of our website.

BDO Belarus does not share this data with third parties. Our cookies don't store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details: they simply just enable us to see behaviour on the website to help us improve your experience.

However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from www.bdo.by, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

9.2 What cookies we use

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Essential site cookie

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This cookie is essential for the site to operate and is set upon your arrival to the UKHO Copyright Licensing site. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

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Google Analytics

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

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When using an ISA Server to handle load balancing and web requests an ISA server will place Cookies to allow ISA Server to allow itself to internally configure routes for internal requests. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

 

Social Media Sharing (third party)/addthis.com

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These are third party cookies which we do not control. These are there to remember when you've shared something on social media.

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9.3 Social media share tools

If you take the opportunity to 'share' www.bdo.by content with friends through social networks – such as Facebook and LinkedIn — you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so please check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

9.4 Further information about cookies and how to manage them

If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window — please note that we can't be responsible for the content of external websites).