Privacy Statement

This statement, updated with regards to GDPR and set forth below, is our privacy statement for the global network of our professional services firms and their affiliated and associated entities. Effective as of 25 May 2018.

Here we describe the practices we follow to respect the privacy of all visitors to this site. At AKT, we have focused on implementing fair information practices that are designed to protect your privacy. We believe that everyone benefits from the free flow of information when that information is gathered and used responsibly.

If you have questions or you do not feel that your concerns have been addressed in our privacy statement, contact us at info@aktglobal.com.

Collection, use, disclosure, choice
Registration is not required for you to use our site. If you are merely a visitor to aktglobal.com, we do not collect any personal information about you, except to the limited extent through the use of cookies and general data processed by Google Analytics including:

  • your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address
  • browser type and version
  • the referring URL that led you to our site
  • the pages that you visit or features you use
  • the time spent on those pages, links you click
  • the time and date of your visit
  • and other statistics

Personal Data

There may be circumstances in which you choose to register to ongoing updates from AKT.

In these cases, AKT may contact registrants to invite them to special events, provide them with information about our services, publications and products, inform them about job openings, and/or for other information sharing purposes.

Personal data collected at registration is protected using industry-standard encryption technology as it is sent over the Internet. For example, you may choose to register for: email alerts, expressing an interest in working for AKT, webcasts, surveys, thought leadership registration, sales meeting/trade show confirmation, and/or event registration.

The personal data we collect for the above-mentioned opt-in activities, includes but is not limited to, your name, email address, employer, job title, country location, and phone number.

Sensitive personal data
AKT does not intentionally collect any sensitive information via this Site unless legally required to do so, for example recruitment purposes. Sensitive personal information includes race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal records and in some cases social security numbers or financial information. AKT works to protect the confidentiality and security of such information it obtains in the course of business. Access to such information is limited and policies and procedures are in place designed to safeguard the information from loss, misuse and improper disclosure.

Disclosure
AKT will not disclose personal data to third parties. AKT does not collect or compile personal data or information obtained by this Site for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes or host mailings on behalf of third parties.

Cookies
The aktglobal.com Site and/or any of its governed sections may use cookies. A “cookie” is technology that allows our site to store tokens of information (an ‘identifier’) in your browser used only by our site while you are on our site. Cookies are not used to determine the personal identity of anyone who is merely visiting aktglobal.com. They serve to help us track traffic patterns to determine a user’s preferred location and language so that we can direct them to the correct home page when they visit aktglobal.com.

Cookies have other uses as well. In the Thought Leadership section, they are used to provide entry for subscribers who have chosen the automatic log-on feature during registration. Cookies are also used to prevent online poll participants from voting more than once. If you do not want to receive a cookie from aktglobal.com, you have the option of setting your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, so that you may determine whether to accept it or not. However, please be aware that if you do turn off ‘cookies’ in your browser, you will not be able to fully experience the features of the Thought Leadership section—such as automatic log-on and other personalized features.

Children
This privacy statement is not intended for use by children. We understand the importance of protecting children’s information, especially in an online environment, and we do not knowingly collect or maintain information about children.

Unsubscribe
AKT gives you choices regarding the collection and usage of your personally identifiable information. If you have registered for any AKT related updates through aktglobal.com and do not wish to receive future e-mails, please visit our unsubscribe page within the application you registered or contact info@aktglobal.com.

Retention

We retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law or to otherwise fulfill a legal obligation. Information may persist in copies made for backup and business continuity purposes for additional time.

Access Your Personal Data

We acknowledge the individual’s right to access their personal information. You may access, update, correct or have removed from our systems and records the Personal Information you provided to us by emailing a request to info@aktglobal.com. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before updating or removing your information.

Further information
For more information on the extent to which this privacy statement applies, please see the Legal Statement.