Information on processing personal data


  1. CEE PwC Member Firms (as specified here) are committed to protecting and respecting your personal information. 
  2. In this statement we refer to CEE PwC Member Firms as “PwC”, “we”, “us” or “our”, as applicable. 
  3. For the purposes of data protection laws, CEE PwC Member Firms (as stated here) are “joint controllers” of the processing of your personal information described in this statement.  This means that all stated CEE PwC Member Firms  work together to decide why and how your personal information is processed. It also means that we are jointly responsible to you under the law for that processing. Your personal data will be stored in a recruitment system operated by CEE PwC Member Firms. 
  4. If you have any questions or complaints regarding your personal data being processed by PwC, and/or the rights you possess, please contact us via the form. Your queries will be further distributed to each CEE PwC Member Firm relevant to your application or corresponding to your residency (in case of joining our Talent Community).
  5. PwC processes your personal data for the following purposes and on the following legal bases:
A legal basis
A purpose of the processing
  • taking steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract (Art. 6 para.1 b GDPR)
  • legal obligations arising from the Labor Code (Art. 6 para.1 c GDPR)
  • consent applies if the candidate provides personal data beyond what is required; in the Labor Code (e.g. photo in resume) (Art. 6 para.1 a GDPR)
  • consent applies if special categories of personal data (sensitive data) are contained in application (Art. 9 para.2 a GDPR)
  • processing is authorized by Union or Member State law if a job position requires collecting personal data relating to criminal convictions and offenses or related security measures (Art. 10 GDPR).
  • Performing a recruitment process for the job offered
  • consent (Art. 6 para.1 a GDPR)
  • Joining the Talent Community
  • Legitimate Interest (Art. 6 para.1 f GDPR) or consent for territories where no such legal basis is available
  • Establishing a profile for job related alerts (subscribing to receiving information about events, job opportunities, programs and workshops)
  • Consent (Art. 6 para.1 a GDPR)
  • Data import from LinkedIn or other platforms
  • legitimate interest pursued by PwC (Art. 6 para.1 f GDPR) 
  • Sending information about events, job opportunities, programs and workshops
  • Profiling to evaluate the suitability for particular job opportunities
  • Exercising legal claims, performing analysis on data.
    1. Within the recruitment process, we collect and store the following categories of personal data about you:

    • Data which you have provided to us in your candidate profile, including first and last name, e-mail, phone number.

    • Data which you have provided to us in your application documents (curriculum vitae CV, cover letter) including work experience, qualifications and language skills.

    1. Within Talent Community, we collect and store the following categories of personal data about you:

    • Data which you have provided to us in your candidate profile, including first and last name, e-mail, phone number.

    • Voluntarily provided information (not required to set up a profile) including your CV, your areas of interest, experience, position etc.

    1. Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties except the following recipients:

    • other PwC Member Firms. For details of PwC Member Firm locations, please visit the website. We may share personal data with other PwC Member Firms where necessary for administrative purposes;

    • service providers that aren’t members of the PwC Network (“third party service providers”) to process on a PwC’s behalf. Third party service providers may include providers of IT services, including identity management, website hosting and management, data analysis, data back-up, security and storage services in so far as it refers to recruitment process;

    • governmental or regulatory authorities, courts and law enforcement authorities or agencies as required by and/or in accordance with applicable law or regulation.

    1. We conduct 'profiling' to evaluate your suitability for particular job opportunities. This involves using a matching algorithm that is able to evaluate your candidate profile and predict your eligibility for a particular job opportunity. We carry out this processing for the purposes of:

    • helping recruiters match candidates’ profiles to job opportunities by suggesting candidates for consideration for a specific job opportunity; and

    • sending personalized job recommendations to you based on your candidate profile and/or preferences or other information that may be of interest for you such as Quantinuum news, webinars and events.

    We do not make hiring decisions based solely on profiling. Your personal information will be subjected to human-made decisions as the ultimate hiring decision will be made by the recruiters or hiring manager.

    1. Your personal data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) – third countries, based on:

    • European Commission’s adequacy decision (applies for countries, which were subject of decision);

    • standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission.

    1. Your personal data will be retained for no longer than the term of the recruitment process and 6 months after that. If you provide us consent for further recruitment processes your personal data will be retained until you withdraw the consent, but no longer than 2 years.

    In case you join the Talent Community or provide us with your email address to receive job offers and other electronic communications, your personal data will be stored for no longer than 2 years from your last activity date.

    1. In accordance with processing your personal data you have the following rights:

    • right of access, to rectification (updating), to erasure, to restriction of processing, data portability and to object;

    • right to object profiling;

    • right to withdraw consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. 

    • to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority relevant to your residence.

    The joint controllers have agreed a single point of contact for submitting requests to exercise a legal right in relation to personal data or an enquiry in case of questions or complaints about the handling of your personal data. Your requests/ queries will be further distributed to each CEE PwC Member Firm relevant to your application or corresponding to your residency (in case of joining our Talent Community).

    1. The provision of personal data is mandatory in the field of personal data specified in Labor law. For the rest of the categories of personal data, its provision is voluntary.

    2. In some recruitment processes PwC uses recruitment agencies services or searches for candidates in LinkedIn and GoldenLine, at that cases 

    • recruitment agency or LinkedIn or other similar social networks are sources of candidate’s personal data;

    • categories of personal data concerned: name, surname, date of birth, contact data provided by a candidate and other categories of personal data which are contained in applications provided voluntarily by a candidate or made public in portals specified above. 

    1. This transparency notice was last updated on 14th September 2023.