Privacy Policy of BDO in Estonia

We care about your privacy and the protection of your personal data.

This privacy policy (the “Policy”) explains how BDO in Estonia (“BDO Eesti” or “BDO Estonia” or “BDO in Estonia” or “we” or “us”) collects and uses information when you use any of the services located on our website at www.bdo.ee (the “Website”) or if you use any other services (the “Services”) that we provide to you.

By using or interacting with the Website or our Services, you, as a user of our website or as our client, (“User”, “Client” or “you”) agree to the provisions of this Policy and confirm that you have read and understood all of the provisions stated in the Policy.

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. We process personal data for numerous purposes, and the means of collection, lawful basis of processing, use, disclosure, and retention periods for each purpose may differ. 

We process Personal Data under this Privacy Policy and in accordance with applicable legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) (the "GDPR") and the applicable national data protection laws in Estonia (“Data Protection Law”).

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and part of, the BDO Eesti Web Site Terms and Conditions, which govern your use of this Site in general, and shall be read as if the Terms and Conditions and Privacy are one unified document.

When collecting and using personal data, our policy is to be transparent about why and how we process personal data.

Under What Circumstances Do We Collect Your Personal Information?

Personal Information

When you send us an e-mail request or inquiry through the "Contact Us" section of this Site, we may obtain your name, postal address, phone number, e-mail address and other information relating to your inquiry/request. We also obtain Personal Data as part of our recruitment processes, and when you submit an online employment application form, you create an "Online Profile" of yourself and provide to us Personal Data, which may include your name, postal address, phone number, e-mail address and other employment-related information. Such Personal Data is only kept for the period required for fulfilling your request or dealing with your job application. We also may collect additional Personal Data from you from time to time through other forms on this Site, through e-mail correspondence, and through other online means. The information required will be the minimum to enable BDO in Estonia to deal with your request. Where additional information is requested this will be marked and its provision is voluntary. Additional information is only requested to enable us to provide the most appropriate response to your request.


Sensitive information is not sought through this Site except where legally required as part of the recruitment process. Where you do provide sensitive information this will be accepted as explicit consent to use that information in connection with the purpose for which it has been provided.

Technical Information

When you visit this Site, we may collect technical information that does not, by itself, identify you by name. This information may include, for example, your IP (Internet Protocol) address, which pages you visit on this Site, other pages you visit on the Web, and which browser you used to view this Site. This technical data is used to measure and improve the effectiveness of this Site, to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer this Site, to see where Site traffic is coming from and to identify our users. We may also collect other non-personally identifiable information via this Site, such as Site usage activity and preferences, also known as demographic or profile data. We do not currently, but reserve the right to, combine the data described in this paragraph with your Personal Data.
 

Do We Use Cookies?

We may use "cookies" to keep, and sometimes track, information about you. Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser or related software from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies track where you travel on the Site and what you look at. In doing so, a cookie may enable us to relate your use of the Web site to your Personal Data. Many other Web sites use cookies for very similar purposes.

Most Web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. Additionally, your Flash player can be set to reject or delete Flash cookies. Refusing a cookie will generally not interfere with your use of the Web site. However, refusal of a cookie may, in some cases, preclude you from using or negatively impact the display or function of the Web site or certain areas or features of the Web site.
 

Do We Use Web Bugs?

We may use "web bugs" (described in more detail below) in this Site or in our communications with you to verify your viewing and/or receipt of communications. A "web bug" is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a Web page or in an e-mail, which is retrieved from a remote site on the Internet enabling the verification of an individual's viewing or receipt of a Web page or e-mail message.
 

Use of Personal Data

We use Personal Data collected for a variety of purposes in the course of business and as otherwise set forth herein. Personal Data provided is used only for the specific purpose for which it was provided except where you explicitly select to receive other information from BDO in Estonia. When requesting material or asking someone to contact you there will be the option to receive other information that may be of interest. For example:

  • To respond to your requests that you send to us via e-mail or "Contact Us";
  • To process your requests and deliver to you requested materials;
  • To contact you when you request further information;
  • To send you mail and e-mail messages promoting our products and services. (You may opt-out of receiving certain promotional e-mail messages from us as described in the "Opt-out" section below.)
     

Do We Share Your Personal Information?


We use the services of certain third parties to ensure the functionality of our services and the Website. We are required to transfer your Personal Data to these third-party service providers, so that these third parties would be able to provide us with their services. These third-party services providers are to be considered data processors. The Personal Data that will be transferred to these third-service providers will be limited to the minimum that is required to ensure the provision of third-party services.

We have ensured that all third-party service providers to whom we transfer your Personal Data will follow our instructions with respect to how they process your Personal Data. The transfer of your Personal Data is regulated by the data processing agreements or data processing terms that exist between us and third-party service providers. Any third-party service providers – as the data processors, must ensure that they process your Personal Data with the same level of care and diligence as we do and are legally liable to you and to us if the data processors act contrary to those warranties. Furthermore, these third-party service providers are required to implement technical and organizational measures to ensure an equal level of data protection to the one that we bring to our data processing efforts.
 

Do You Have Choices Regarding How Your Personal Information Used?

Opt-Out

If you would like to opt not to receive promotional or marketing e-mail from us in the future, you may let us know by sending us an e-mail to adm@bdo.ee stating the e-mail address you wish to be removed from our mailing list. Our marketing e-mails include opt-out option and you are free to use it should you decide to do so.

However, your option not to receive promotional and marketing e-mail shall not preclude us from corresponding with you, by e-mail or otherwise, regarding your existing relationship with us. Your opt-out request will also not apply to correspondence that has already been initiated.
 

Consent to Processing

By providing any Personal Data to this Site, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to the transfer of such Personal Data to, and the collection and processing of such Personal Data in Estonia, provided, however, only to the extent permitted in this Privacy Policy.
 

Security

Generally accepted standards of technology and operational security have been implemented to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. All partners and employees are required to keep Personal Data confidential and only authorized personal have access to this Information.

Please be careful whenever sending Personal Data to us via e-mail. E-mail is commonly not a secure means of transferring information.
Due to the open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that any information stored on our servers, or transmitted to or from you, will be free from unauthorized access. By using this Site, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.

In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Data in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavour to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail.
 

Access and Correction 

BDO in Estonia does not assume responsibility for confirming the ongoing accuracy of your Personal Data. When practically possible if you inform BDO in Estonia that your Personal Data is no longer accurate, appropriate corrections will be made.
 
Who Can You Contact if You Have Questions or Concerns

Feel free to contact us with regards to any questions, inquiries, requests or complaints with respect to the processing of your Personal Data at: adm@bdo.ee 
 

Will This Privacy Policy Change? 

We may make any changes to this Policy as we see fit. If the Policy has been changed in any way, then the newest edition of this Policy will be published on our website. We encourage you to check whether any changes have been made to the Policy from time to time.

Date of last review of Privacy Policy: June 8, 2018.