Privacy policy

General

Grant Thornton UK LLP trading as G wants to protect the privacy of visitors to our website and that of our clients. Please read the following policy; it will help you to understand how we use your personal data. We may change our privacy policy at any time without giving you notice, so please check it each time you visit our website.

Whenever you give us personal data, you are consenting to its collection and use in accordance with this privacy policy, including our use of cookies as explained below. By using this site you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

What personal data do we collect?

We log your IP address in order to receive and send information from and to you over the internet.

When you register with us, visit our website, use our services, make an enquiry, order products or services from us, you may be asked to provide some personal data such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. We automatically collect data about visitors to our website (for example on browsing patterns) by using cookies.

Cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data or message that is sent from an organisation’s web server to your web browser and is then stored on your hard drive. Cookies cannot read data off your hard drive or cookie files created by other sites, and do not damage your system.

However, you can reset your browser so as to refuse any cookie or to alert you to when a cookie is being sent. Web browsers allow you to control cookies stored on your hard drive through the web browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

At Grant Thornton UK LLP we only use cookies to monitor the performance of our website and to improve user experience.

If you would like to know what specific cookies we use please click here.

If you choose not to accept our cookies, some of the features of our site may not work as well

How do we use your personal data?

We use your personal data to provide goods and services to you or your organisation, to let you know about other goods and services in which you may be interested (see email marketing communications), and to process any on-line payments.

We may also use your personal data to carry out research about our visitors’ and clients’ demographics, interests and behaviour. We do this to better understand our visitors, clients and potential clients. This research is compiled and analysed on an aggregated and anonymous basis.

When you give us personal data, the data may be sent electronically to servers anywhere in the world and may be used, stored and processed anywhere in the world, including countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

Whenever and wherever we collect, process or use personal data, we take steps to ensure that it is treated securely and in accordance with our privacy policy.

To whom might we disclose your personal data?

We may pass your personal data to anyone who needs the data in order to fulfill your order(s) for our goods and services, or process any payment. Some of these may be located outside the EEA.

We may pass your personal data to other Grant Thornton member firms or to trusted third party suppliers. Some of these may be located outside the EEA.

Except as set out above, we will not disclose your personal information unless we are obliged to do so or allowed to do so, by law, or where we need to do so in order to run our business (for instance where we outsource services or other people process data for us).

Direct Marketing

You may at any time request us to stop using your personal data for direct marketing purposes. If you wish to do this please contact us.

Links

Our website contains links to other websites, but this privacy policy applies only to personal data collected by websites operated by Grant Thornton UK LLP and to how Grant Thornton UK LLP processes personal data. It does not apply to other member firms practicing under the Grant Thornton name. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our visitors to be aware when they leave our website, and to read the privacy policy of other sites that collect or use personal data.

Security

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet or any network can be guaranteed as completely secure, but we take appropriate steps to try to protect the security of your personal data.

Contacts

This is the website of Grant Thornton UK LLP, a limited liability partnership, trading as G. A list of members is available from our registered office.

Registered office: Grant Thornton House, Melton Street, Euston Square, London NW1 2EP.

If you want to request any information about your personal data, please contact us on G.enquiries@uk.gt.com

Inaccuracies and Corrections

We would like to keep your personal data accurate and up to date. If you become aware of any errors or inaccuracies please let us know by contacting us.

Email marketing communications

We may, from time to time, send you marketing emails containing details about our services. If you do not wish to receive such communications, please contact us on G.Enquiries@uk.gt.com or unsubscribe using the link provide in the marketing email. Where you receive a marketing email, event invitation or other direct mailing from us, we may collect information about you to determine whether you have visited our site and which sections you have viewed to enable use to make our communications more relevant for you.

If you do not want us to collect information as to whether you have visited our site from email communications you will need to unsubscribe.

We automatically log any marketing opt-out on our database, and your preference will be maintained on a ‘marketing suppression list’.

In our event invitations and confirmations we provide options to allow you to accept, decline, cancel and register (if you are not the original recipient of the email) for your specified event. Cookies are generated to record in our database the option you have chosen in order to help us manage the event.

This policy was last updated on 24 August 2016

What cookies we use:

Cookie use Cookie Name Purpose Data Collected/Accessed Type  (Session /Persistent)
Google Analytics _utma This cookie is typically written to your browser upon your first visit to the G website from your particular browser. We use this cookie to help determine the total number of unique visitors to the G website. Persistent
_utmb This cookie is used to identify the start of a user session and subsequently which pages are viewed. We use this data to help us identify and ensure the content we provide to you is engaging and relevant. Session
_utmc The _utmc cookie is used to register when a visit has ended when the browser is closed. This cookie operates in conjunction with the _utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session. Session
_utmz This cookie stores the method / location of how you reached the G website. This cookie helps us track and analyse the performance and relevance of our marketing campaigns. Persistent
_ga This is used to identify unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. calculate visitors, session and campaign data. The pathway of the user on the site. Persistent
_gat This is used to throttle the request rate – monitoring the performance of the site by limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. Same as above. Session
Cookie use Cookie Name Purpose Data Collected/Accessed Type  (Session /Persistent)
Gigya Cookies ASP.NET _SessionId This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session, which allows the application to save your preferences. For example, language preferences, these would be stored to ensure that each time you visit our site you do not have to reset these preferences. Session
gst Server ticket for 2nd phase of login. Parameters of 1st phase of login. Persistent
ucid Unique computer identifier for unique users reporting purposes. A unique ID. Persistent
gmid User Cookie. Used to identify the logged in user. Persistent
_gig_llp Last login provider name for Login “welcome back” screen. Last login provider name. Persistent
_gig_llu Last login provider username for Login “welcome back” screen. Last login provider username. Persistent
_gig_lt The login token received from Gigya after successful Login. Successful login information. Session
Cookie use Cookie Name Purpose Data Collected/Accessed Type  (Session /Persistent)
Vuture Cookies _VxSessionId (session), _VxLog (persistent) These cookies are session cookies (temporary cookies that expire and are automatically erased whenever you close your browser) and persistent cookies (deleted after one year if you have not visited this website again or if you clear your browser’s cookie cache). Vuture* collects anonymous data on unknown website visitors and allows for known website visitors (in our client database) to be identified at an individual level. We use this information to personalise content and to make our marketing more relevant. We do not allow Vuture to use or share our data. Vuture – a third-party email communication platform that we use to distribute client alerts and invitations Session & Persistent
Cookie use Cookie Name Purpose Data Collected/Accessed Type  (Session /Persistent)
Additional third party cookies PHPSESSID The session ID is part of a cookie that is sent to the browser of the user. Session IDs are a 120-bit random number that is represented by a 20-character string. A session state user is identified by a session ID. Session
nmstat Contains a randomly generated ID used to recognise your browser when you read a page. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics. Persistent
lidc This cookie is associated to the Linkedin.com social media button on the website. Used to track which pages the user visits to collect them. Session
ysc Used to analyse the performance of embedded YouTube videos on our website. It collects anonymous statistics and performance data from the YouTube video accessed by the user. Session
VISITOR_ INFO1_LIVE Same as above. Same as above. Persistent
siteimproveses This cookie is used to reduce user journeys, and enable visitors to find relevant information quicker. It collects data from the sequence of pages a visitor looks at during a visit to the site. Session