Privacy Policy

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We take data protection very seriously and strive for protecting your personal data within the scope of our website.

This privacy statement is effective as of May 2, 2022. Please note that this privacy statement will regularly be updated to reflect any changes in the way we handle your personal data or any changes in applicable laws.

This page and its sub-pages tell you everything you need to know about how Accenture PLC and/or its affiliates, subsidiaries and newly acquired companies ("Accenture"; "we") protect the personal data we process and control relating to you ("your personal data"; "your data") and which rights you have in relation to the processing of your personal data.

Any Accenture entity located outside the European Union will for the purposes of compliance with data privacy laws be represented by Accenture PLC.

Below, we first give a general description of how Accenture protects your personal data. Further below, we also include specific information on the following:

1. How does Accenture protect your personal data?

Accenture attaches great importance to your right to privacy and the protection of your personal data. We want you to feel secure that when you deal with Accenture, your personal data are in good hands.

Accenture protects your personal data in accordance with applicable laws and our data privacy policies. In addition, Accenture maintains the appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and/or against accidental loss, alteration, disclosure or access, or accidental or unlawful destruction of or damage thereto.

The following sections provide further details as to how Accenture processes your personal data:

Which categories of personal data do we collect and how do we process such personal data?

We collect personal data of our employees, potential employees, clients, suppliers, business contacts, shareholders and website users. If the data we collect are not listed in this privacy statement, we will give individuals (when required by law) appropriate notice of which other data will be collected and how they will be used.

The personal data we collect include the categories of personal data described in the sections "How do we use personal data when you visit Accenture’s website?", "How do we use cookies (and other tracking technologies)?", "How do we use personal data when you visit our offices?" and "How do we use personal data for marketing purposes?", as well as any other categories of personal data referred to in this privacy statement or in other statements you have received.

Below is also a chart describing the categories of personal data we collect:

In addition, for recruitment/employment purposes, Accenture may process the personal information set out in the below table.

Except for certain information that is required by law or by Accenture policies (including management of an employment relationship with Accenture), your decision to provide any personal data to us is voluntary. You will therefore not be subject to adverse consequences if you do not wish to provide us with your personal data. However, please note that if you do not provide certain information, we may not be able to accomplish some or all of the purposes outlined in this privacy statement, and you may not be able to use certain tools and systems which require the use of such personal data.

If you provide us with personal data of another person (for instance, a potential employee/referral), you are responsible for ensuring that such person is made aware of the information contained in this privacy statement and that the person has given you his/her consent for sharing the information with Accenture.

The above-mentioned categories of personal data have been obtained either directly from you (for example, when you provide information to sign up for a newsletter or register to comment on a forum website) or indirectly from certain third parties (for example, through our website’s technology). Such third parties include our affiliates, public authorities, public websites and social media, suppliers and vendors.

For which purposes and on which legal basis do we use your personal data?

Accenture uses your personal data only where required for specific purposes. Please view the table below for (i) a list of the purposes for which Accenture uses your personal data and (ii) an overview of the legal basis for each such purpose.

Specific Recruitment/Employment Purposes and the legal basis

Specific alumni information related purposes and the legal basis

Where the above table states that we rely on our legitimate interests for a given purpose, we are of the opinion that our legitimate interests are not overridden by your interests, rights or freedoms, given (i) the transparency we provide on the processing activity, (ii) our privacy by design approach, (iii) our regular privacy reviews and (iv) the rights you have in relation to the processing activity. If you wish to obtain further information on this balancing test approach, please contact Accenture’s Data Privacy Officer.

We will process your personal data for the purposes mentioned above based on your prior consent, to the extent such consent is mandatory under applicable laws.

To the extent you are asked to click on/check "I accept", "I agree" or similar buttons/checkboxes/functionalities in relation to a privacy statement, doing so will be considered as providing your consent to process your personal data, only in the countries where such consent is required by mandatory law. In all other countries, such action will be considered as a mere acknowledgement and the legal basis of the processing of your personal data will not be your consent but any other applicable legal basis.

We will not use your personal data for purposes that are incompatible with the purposes of which you have been informed, unless it is required or authorized by law, or it is in your own vital interest (e.g. in case of a medical emergency) to do so.

Will we share your personal data with third parties?

We may transfer personal data to our service providers, professional advisors, public and governmental authorities or third parties in connection with a (potential) corporate or commercial transaction. Such third parties may be located in other countries. Before we do so, we shall take the necessary steps to ensure that your personal data will be given adequate protection as required by relevant data privacy laws and Accenture’s internal policies. Accenture may also transfer your personal data to any of its global affiliates/partners in furtherance of any visits to our Accenture locations.

For example, we may disclose personal information to third parties for other business purposes as follows:

  • We share your information with third-party service providers that provide services to us, including billing, payment processing, customer service, email deployment, advertising and marketing, security and performance monitoring, maintaining or servicing accounts, processing or fulfilling orders and transactions, verifying customer information, research, data hosting, auditing, and data processing;
  • To protect and defend the legal rights, safety, and security of Accenture, our affiliates, users, or the public, including to protect against fraud and malicious activity; and
  • For other business purposes described in this privacy statement or for any other purpose disclosed to you at the time we collect the information or pursuant to your consent.

We may also share your information in connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of a website, a merger, consolidation, asset sale, initial public offering, or in the unlikely event of a bankruptcy.

Unless you are otherwise notified, any transfers of your personal data from within the European Economic Area (EEA) to third parties outside the EEA will be based on an adequacy decision or are governed by the standard contractual clauses (a copy of which can be obtained through the contact information included below). Any other non-EEA related transfers of your personal data will take place in accordance with the appropriate international data transfer mechanisms and standards.

What about sensitive data?

We do not generally seek to collect sensitive data (also known as special categories) through this site or otherwise. In the limited cases where we do seek to collect such data, we will do this in accordance with data privacy law requirements and/or ask for your consent.

The term "sensitive data" refers to the various categories of personal data identified by data privacy laws as requiring special treatment, including in some circumstances the need to obtain explicit consent from you. These categories include racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious, philosophical or other similar beliefs, membership of a trade union, physical or mental health, biometric or genetic data, sexual life or orientation, or criminal convictions and offences (including information about suspected criminal activities).

What about data security?

We maintain organizational, physical and technical security arrangements for all the personal data we hold. We have protocols, controls and relevant policies, procedures and guidance to maintain these arrangements taking into account the risks associated with the categories of personal data and the processing we undertake.

We adopt market leading security measures to protect your personal data. This includes (without being limitative):

  • We hold an ISO27001 certification, which indicates that we adhere to the highest and strictest information security standards. This is a security standard awarded by the British Standards Institution ("BSI") that serves as international certification that Accenture adheres to the highest and strictest standards. This certification is the only auditable international standard that defines the requirements for an Information Security Management System ("ISMS"), and confirms that Accenture’s processes and security controls provide an effective framework for protecting our clients’ and our own information.
  • We have a global Client Data Protection ("CDP") program in place which governs the stewardship of client information and systems entrusted to us.
  • We have regular penetration testing performed by a third party provider, which continues to show the strength of our technical defenses.

Where will your personal data be processed?

As a global organization with offices and operations throughout the world, personal data we collect may be transferred or be accessible internationally throughout Accenture's global business and between its entities and affiliates.

Any such transfers throughout Accenture’s global business take place in accordance with the applicable data privacy laws and in accordance with our Binding Corporate Rules ("BCR").

Our BCR reflect the standards contained in European data privacy laws (including the General Data Protection Regulation). Having our BCR means that all our group entities which have signed up to our BCR have to comply with the same internal rules. It also means that your rights (see "Which rights do you have with respect to the processing of your personal data?") stay the same no matter where your data are processed by Accenture.

Download a copy of Accenture's BCR.

What are the sources we get your personal information from?

If we do not obtain your personal information directly from you, we may obtain it from the following sources: publicly available sources (registers or the internet), Accenture employees, contractors, (prospective) members of board of directors, shareholders, Accenture’s affiliates, subsidiaries and newly acquired businesses, employers of our contractors, public authorities, public websites and social media, previous employers, educational institutions, suppliers and vendors (including third party data providers).

In section 5, you can find more information on the sources of your personal information for marketing purposes.

How long will your personal data be retained by us?

We will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary. We maintain specific records management and retention policies and procedures, so that personal data are deleted after a reasonable time according to the following retention criteria:

  • We retain your data as long as we have an ongoing relationship with you (in particular, if you have an account with us).
  • We will only keep the data while your account is active or for as long as needed to provide services to you.
  • We retain your data for as long as needed in order to comply with our global legal and contractual obligations.

Which rights do you have with respect to the processing of your personal data?

You are entitled (in the circumstances and under the conditions, and subject to the exceptions, set out in applicable law) to:

  • Request access to the personal data we process about you: this right entitles you to know whether we hold personal data about you and, if we do, to obtain information on and a copy of that personal data.
  • Request a rectification of your personal data: this right entitles you to have your personal data be corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Object to the processing of your personal data: this right entitles you to request that Accenture no longer processes your personal data.
  • Request the erasure of your personal data: this right entitles you to request the erasure of your personal data, including where such personal data would no longer be necessary to achieve the purposes.
  • Request the restriction of the processing of your personal data: this right entitles you to request that Accenture only processes your personal data in limited circumstances, including with your consent.
  • Request portability of your personal data: this right entitles you to receive a copy (in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format) of personal data that you have provided to Accenture, or request Accenture to transmit such personal data to another data controller.

To the extent the processing of your personal data falls in scope of our BCR, you may also want to review your rights under our BCR.

To the extent that the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw such consent at any time by contacting Accenture’s Data Privacy Officer. Please note that this will not affect Accenture’s right to process personal data obtained prior to the withdrawal of your consent, or its right to continue parts of the processing based on other legal bases than your consent.

If, despite our commitment and efforts to protect your personal data, you believe that your data privacy rights have been violated, we encourage and welcome individuals to come to Accenture first to seek resolution of any complaint. You have the right at all times to register a complaint directly with the relevant supervisory authority or to make a claim against Accenture with a competent court (either in the country where you live, the country where you work or the country where you deem that data privacy law has been infringed).

Contact us to exercise any of your rights.

If you would like to exercise your erasure, rectification, or access rights in reference to your data as a job applicant, you may also click here. Any other rights can be exercised by contacting us.

2. How do we use personal data when you visit Accenture’s website?

In addition to the information set out above, the following sections describe how we use personal data when you visit Accenture’s website:

Which personal data do we gather?

Accenture collects personal data at its websites in two ways: (1) directly (for example, when you provide personal data to sign up for a newsletter or register to comment on a forum website); and (2) indirectly (for example, through our website's technology).

We may collect and process the following personal data:

  • Personal data that you provide by filling in forms on our website. This includes registering to use the website, subscribing to services, newsletters and alerts, registering for a conference or requesting a white paper or further information. Pages that collect this type of personal data may provide further information as to why your personal data are needed and how it will be used. It is completely up to you whether you want to provide it.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • We may ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
  • Any postings, comments or other content that you upload or post to an Accenture website.
  • Our website or mobile applications can collect personal data about your computer or your mobile device, including (where available) your IP address, operating system, type of device, device identification number, mobile operating system and browser type, for system administration, to filter traffic, to look up user domains and to report on statistics.
  • Details of your visits to our website, the pages you view and resources you access or download, including but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data. Please see the Cookies section below for more information.

Do we include (links to) websites and programs of third parties?

Our websites may include:

  • Links to and from the sites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates.
  • Certain programs (widgets and apps) of third parties. Where this is the case, note that such third parties may process your personal data collected through such programs for their own purposes.

We do not accept any responsibility or liability for such third parties’ sites or programs. Please check such third parties’ terms of use and privacy statements before using and providing any information to such third parties’ sites and programs.

How do we use personal data that we collect from our websites?

We use personal data for the purposes described in the section "For which purposes and on which legal basis do we use your personal data?" above, as well as to provide you with information you request, process online job applications, and for other purposes which we would describe to you at the point where it is collected. For example:

  • Links to and from the sites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates.
  • Certain programs (widgets and apps) of third parties. Where this is the case, note that such third parties may process your personal data collected through such programs for their own purposes.

We analyze your IP and browser information to determine what is most effective about our website, to help us identify ways to improve it and make it more effective. Please see the Cookies section below for more information.

3. How do we use cookies (and other tracking technologies)?

In addition to the information set out above, this section describes how we use cookies and other tracking technologies.

We analyze your IP and browser information to determine what is most effective about our website, to help us identify ways to improve it and, eventually, to determine how we can tailor our website to make it a more positive and relevant user experience.

Please see our Cookies policy for more details including for information about your choices with respect to advertising and social media cookies and for access to our cookie consent manager.

4. How do we use personal data when you visit our offices?

In addition to the information set out above, this section describes how we use personal data when you visit Accenture offices.

Please click here to receive further details on how we process your personal data when visiting our offices (this sub-page also relates to the potential processing of your personal data through CCTV and access management systems in case such CCTV and access management systems are active.)

5. How do we use personal data for marketing purposes?

In addition to the information set out above, the following sections describe how we use personal data for marketing purposes:

What are the sources of marketing data?

The bulk of the personal data we collect and use for marketing purposes relates to individual employees of our clients and other companies with which we have an existing business relationship. We may also obtain contact information from public sources, including content made public at social media websites, to make an initial contact with a relevant individual at a client or other company.

Do we send targeted e-mails?

We send commercial e-mail to individuals at our client or other companies with whom we want to develop or maintain a business relationship in accordance with applicable marketing laws. Our targeted e-mail messages typically include web beacons, cookies, and similar technologies that allow us to know whether you open, read, or delete the message, and links you may click. When you click a link in a marketing e-mail you receive from Accenture, we will also use a cookie to log what pages you view and what content you download from our websites, even if you are not registered at or signed into our site.

Targeted e-mails from Accenture may include additional data privacy information, as required by applicable laws.

Do we send push notifications?

If you use our mobile applications, you may receive notifications such as notifications of industry topics you selected to follow within the mobile app or live events information. With your consent provided through the app permissions/settings, we may send push notifications or alerts to your mobile device even when you are not logged in. At any time, you can manage your push notification preferences or deactivate these notifications by turning off the notification settings in the mobile app or in the device settings/app permissions of your mobile device.

Do we maintain Customer Relationship Management (CRM) databases?

Like most companies, Accenture uses customer relationship management (CRM) database technology to manage and track our marketing efforts. Our CRM databases include personal data belonging to individuals at our client and other companies with whom we already have a business relationship or want to develop one. The personal data used for these purposes includes relevant business information, such as: contact data, publicly available information (e.g. board membership, published articles, press releases, your public posts on social media sites if relevant for business purpose), your responses to targeted e-mail (including web activity following links from our e-mails), website activity of registered users of our website, and other business information included by Accenture professionals based on their personal interactions with you.

Do we combine and analyze personal data?

We may combine data from publicly available sources, and from our different e-mail, website, and personal interactions with you (this includes information collected across our different websites such as our careers and corporate sites and information collected when you sign-up or log on to our sites or connect to our sites using your social media credentials (such as LinkedIn and Xing). We combine this data to better assess your experience with Accenture and to perform the other activities described throughout our privacy policy.

Do we share personal data with third parties?

In addition to the third parties mentioned in the section "Will we share your personal data with third parties?" above, we may share your personal data with marketing agencies.

What are your rights regarding marketing communications?

You can exercise your right to prevent marketing communications to you by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your personal data, or by utilizing opt-out mechanisms in e-mails we send to you. In such cases, we will retain minimum personal data to note that you opted out in order to avoid contacting you again.

6. How else might we use your personal data

In addition to the information set out above, the following sections describe other specific uses of personal data by some Accenture affiliates.

Below, we provide you with further details about how we process your personal data in connection with any content creation / production purposes.

Content creation / production activities

Some Accenture entities are in the business of content production. We may process your personal data for these TV, film, marketing, advertising or other related content creation, production and distribution activities.

What personal data do we process in connection with production activities?

  • The personal data that we process for production purposes include images and footage of you and may include your location at the time of filming.
  • If you are a member of public, we will diligently attempt to make you aware of our location and filming activities in advance and will give you an opportunity not to enter the location where filming is taking place and participate in them.
  • If you are a focus of our filming activities (i.e. a contributor or talent such as an interviewee, extra or actor, as opposed to a member of public) we will also collect and process your name, contact information and any other information provided in any pre-filming questionnaires and/or release forms, such as next of kin details.
  • We may also collect and process special categories of data a such as health or disability information to the extent that this is necessary to enable us to make any necessary adjustments to our filming arrangements to assist or support you.

If you have any questions on data privacy or any aspects of our production activities, please contact us.

Google analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the website . The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data provided by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in full. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install

Your data will be deleted automatically after 14 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached is done automatically once a month.

We have entered into a contract with Google Germany GmbH - GOOGLE ANALYTICS GERMANY, which ensures that the personal data are processed in accordance with our instructions, as a rule, within Europe. On our website the IP anonymization (IP mask method) is activated, whereby the IP address is automatically anonymized.

For more information about Google Analytics and privacy, visit:

Data protection notice Pardot

We use Pardot, a marketing automation system from Inc., The Landmark at One Market, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA on our website.

Pardot is a special software for recording and evaluating the use of a website by website visitors. Insofar as Pardot LLC processes personal data, the processing takes place exclusively on our behalf and according to our instructions.

When you visit our website, Pardot records your click path and uses it to create an individual user profile using a pseudonym. For this purpose, cookies are used that enable your browser to be recognized.

The following data is processed when you visit our website:

  • IP address
  • Hostname
  • Information about the website through which you came to us
  • Information about the search engine inquiries through which you came to us
  • The number of times you have visited our website
  • The number of pages on our website that you have visited
  • The date of your first visit to our website
  • The date of your last visit to our website
  • Information about the campaign through which you came to us
  • Information such as name and location about the company you work for

If you register on our website, be it in the context of the newsletter or in the context of our contact form, the information collected by Pardot will be linked.

We may only process your personal data with your consent for the aforementioned purposes. When you visit our website for the first time, you will be asked to give your consent for the above-mentioned data processing as part of a cookie banner. Your consent is voluntary. By clicking on the "I agree" button, you give your consent to the data processing described. If you click on the "I do not agree" button, the corresponding cookie will not be set and your data will not be processed for the purposes mentioned.

You can revoke your consent once given at any time, without giving reasons, with effect for the future. Please contact Upon receipt of your revocation, we will no longer process your data for the purposes mentioned.

In addition, you can deactivate the creation of pseudonymized usage profiles at any time by configuring your Internet browser so that cookies from the "" domain are not accepted.

For more information about data processing at salesforce, visit:

7. Contact us

Please contact us here if:

You can also contact Accenture as data controller of your personal data via our Data Privacy Officer (preferably electronically) or via post, clearly marked for the attention of the Data Privacy Officer, on this address: Accenture Limited Dublin, 1 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.