BDO Al Nisf & Partners, Kuwait (“BDO Kuwait”) is a member of BDO International Ltd, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the worldwide network of independent legal entities, each of which provides professional services under the name “BDO”.
BDO is an international network of independent public accounting, tax and advisory firms (the “BDO network”), which perform professional services under the name of BDO (the “BDO member firms”). BDO International Limited (“BDOI”) is a UK company limited by guarantee. It is the governing entity of the BDO network.
Each of BDOI and the member firms is a separate legal entity and has no liability for another such entity's acts or omissions. Nothing in the arrangements or rules of the BDO network shall constitute or imply an agency relationship or a partnership between BDOI and the member firms.
This privacy statement (“Privacy Statement”) applies only to the www.bdo.com.kw web site (or the “web site”) which is provided by BDO Kuwait (also referred to below as “we”, “us”, “our” or “BDO”) and not to the various separate web sites as per each location where BDO is present it redirects you to.
Please note that the other country or specific websites contained within www.bdo.com.kw are provided by the applicable BDO member firms or related entities managing them and are not the responsibility of BDO. Such websites, as well as other websites that may be linked to this web site, are not governed by this Privacy Statement. We encourage visitors to review each of these other web site's privacy statements before disclosing any personal information.
What personal information do you collect when I visit www.bdo.com.kw?
we do not require registration for access to www.bdo.com.kw, but if you participate in any of the activities or services offered by www.bdo.com.kw, we will collect the personal information that we need in order to provide you with those services. Failure to provide the information that we require in order to complete the registration may prevent or delay the provision of any services to you.
The categories of information that we may collect from you are:
• Contact details, such as your name, job title, email address, employer's name, and telephone number.
• Information relating to the services we provide such as details of your requests, queries or complaints
We do not collect sensitive personal information from you from www.bdo.com.kw. Sensitive information includes data relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or other similar beliefs; physical or mental health; or criminal record. Where you provide sensitive personal information to us voluntarily we will assume that we have your explicit consent to use that information in connection with the purpose for which it has been provided.
When you visit this web site, we may collect technical information such as your IP (Internet Protocol) address, details of the pages you visit on www.bdo.com.kw, other pages you visit on the Web, and which browser you used to view www.bdo.com.kw.
When do you collect personal information through www.bdo.com.kw?
We collect personal information from you in the following circumstances:
- when you subscribe to any of our insights
- when you subscribe to any of our blogs
- when you register to attend an event
- when you enter a discussion forum
- when you contact us to request further information.
- when you submit your CV through the Careers section in our website
We collect the minimum amount of information to enable us to deal with your request or to provide a service to you. We will indicate where the provision of information is voluntary or compulsory. We would normally only request additional information to enable us to provide the most appropriate response to your request.
How do you use my personal information?
We only use the personal information that you provide to deal with your request, and to manage www.bdo.com.kw and the services that we offer to you via www.bdo.com.kw as described in this Privacy Statement.
When requesting material or asking someone to contact you, there will be the option to receive other information that may be of interest.
We use your personal information to:
• communicate with you with respect to the services and information that we provide
• deal with your enquiries and requests
• contact you with marketing and offers relating to products and services offered by us (unless you have opted out of marketing)
• contact you for new vacancies, in case of employment previously sought with us.
You have certain rights regarding your personal information. These include the following rights to: request access to the personal information that we may process on www.bdo.com.kw , update or correct your details, restrict our use of your personal information, object to our use of your personal information, or request that your personal details are deleted from our systems.
You may exercise these rights by e-mailing us at [email protected]. We will treat all such requests in accordance with applicable local law.
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 [email protected] stating the e-mail address you wish to be removed from our mailing list. 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.
Will you provide my information to a third party?
We may contract with other companies or individuals to deal with your enquiry or to otherwise operate this web site or our business activities. We may give such companies access to your personal information in connection with those purposes on our behalf. We may also share your personal information with other member firms within the BDO network (e.g. for the purposes of customer insights) provided that this is consistent with the basis on which we have collected your personal information.
From time to time, we may disclose personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, government investigation, or as otherwise required or permitted by law.
We do not provide information to third parties for their own marketing purposes and we do not undertake mailings for third parties.
We may, as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of assets, reorganization or liquidation of our company (a "Reorganization Event"), transfer, sell or assign your personal information to third parties involved in the Reorganization Event.
How long do you keep my information?
We only keep your Information for the period required for fulfilling your request and will delete it in accordance with our data retention policies.
If there is any information that we are unable, for technical reasons, to delete entirely from our systems, we will put in place appropriate measures to prevent any further processing or use of the data.
Is my information secure?
We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. We require all employees and principals to keep personal information confidential and only authorised personnel have access to this information.
In order to provide services to you via www.bdo.com.kw we may need to transfer your personal information to countries that may not provide a level of protection of personal information that may be regarded as equivalent to that afforded under the European data protection legislation. Whenever your personal information is transferred internationally, we will take appropriate steps to ensure its security and confidentiality in accordance with applicable data protection law.
Updating this Privacy Statement
We may modify or update this Privacy Statement from time to time. You will be able to see when we last updated the Privacy Statement because we will include a revision date. Changes and additions to this Privacy Statement are effective from the date on which they are posted.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement you can contact us via email at [email protected].
Previous update: 2018
Last modified: 2021
This web site is intended to provide general information on the BDO network and the professional services and solutions provided by the BDO member firms around the world, including BDO Kuwait.
We gather 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.com.kw. This information is treated with confidence, and is only used by BDO as per the terms of the Privacy Statement.
We may use "cookies" to keep, and sometimes track, information about you.
Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a web site or application. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) then sends these cookies back to the web site or application on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things like personalised details or user preferences. 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.
BDO does not share this data with third parties. Our cookies do not store sensitive information such as your name or address, they simply just enable us to see behaviour on the web site to help us improve your experience. However, if you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from www.bdo.com.kw, or any other web site, 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.
How to control my cookies
There are various ways that you can control and manage your cookies which are discussed in a bit more detail below. Please remember that any settings you change will not just affect www.bdo.com.kw cookies. These changes will apply to all web sites that you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from particular web sites).
Managing cookies in my browser
Most modern browsers will allow you to:
- See what cookies you’ve got and delete them on an individual basis
- Block third party cookies
- Block cookies from particular web sites
- Block all cookies from being set
- Delete all cookies when you close your browser
You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies. This includes where you have opted out from cookies, as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set. Also, if you block cookies completely many web sites will not work properly and some functionality on these web sites will not work at all.
Managing analytics cookies
It is possible to opt out of having your anonymised browsing activity within web sites recorded by analytics cookies. www.bdo.com.kw uses Google Analytics and you can opt out of their cookies by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page. Please note that this will take you to Google Analytic’s web site and generate a ‘no thanks’ cookie, which will stop any further cookies being set by those third parties.
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*
*Please note that we can’t be responsible for the content of external web sites.
acknowledgement & consent to use of personal data
- I acknowledge that I have provided my personal data of my own free will and that the data provided is accurate.
- I consent the use of my personal data by BDO Kuwait in accordance with the Privacy Notice.
- I understand my rights and obligations under this Privacy Notice and that I will adhere to the same.