PWC CEE - Sova Assessment
Thank you for deciding to participate in Sova Assessment (the “Assessment”) in the course of the recruitment process with relevant member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited within Central and Eastern Europe that invited you to use Assessment (the “Company”) (list of the Companies and their contacts is available here).
Before starting the Assessment make sure you have read and understood these Terms. You also acknowledge that Sova Assessment Limited (the “Sova Assessment”) will process your personal data as data processor on behalf of the Company (based on the data processing agreement) in order to support your recruitment process with the Company. For the avoidance of doubt, the acknowledgment does not constitute a consent under the GDPR .
More information about how we handle your Assessment and how we protect your personal data is available below.
Your participation in the Assessment can be terminated at any time in which case the Assessment will be eventually performed by the recruiter in person.
In case of any questions regarding these Terms and Conditions please contact your recruiter from the Company that invited you to participate in the Assessment.
After the Assessment is finished you will receive the report with your results, which should indicate how your personality profile matches the PwC competency framework for a given position. You will be able to discuss the outcome later in the recruitment process.
1.1 Data controller and contact information
The data controller is the Company that runs the recruitment process in which you participate (see the list here).
If you have any questions about this document or how and why we process personal data, please contact us:
Please submit a request here to exercise a legal right in relation to your personal data or an enquiry. If you have a question or complaint about the handling of your personal data contact directly your recruiting Company (list of the Companies and their contacts is available here).
1.2 Collection of personal data
The Company as your personal data controller collects personal data from job applicants as part of the Company’s recruitment process. The personal data is provided directly to the Company by an applicant.
The information processed includes name, surname, email address, data collected during the Assessment related to your personality (“personal data”).
You are asked not to provide us with any information regarding the so called “special category of personal data”, including race, ethnic origin, politics, religion, trade union membership, genetics, biometrics (where used for ID purposes), health, sex life or sexual orientation.
1.3 Use of personal data
The Company uses information held about you to evaluate your suitability against PwC core competencies that are required for relevant Grade, for onboarding purposes and may also use anonymised data for statistical purposes.
1.4 Legal basis for processing
The Company holds and processes your data in pursuit of its legitimate interest in recruiting the best candidate for a given position.
Once the Company agrees on its relationship with you, the personal data is held based on the legitimate interest of the Company pertaining to the onboarding and performance progress evaluation as compared to the Company’s employees’ performance objectives.
1.5 Data retention
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.
1.6 When and how we share personal data and locations of processing
The Company will only share personal data with others when it is legally permitted to do so. When we share data with others, we put contractual arrangements and security mechanisms in place to protect the data and to comply with our data protection, confidentiality and security standards.
The Company is part of a global network of firms and in common with other professional service providers, we use third parties located in other countries to help us run our business. As a result, personal data may be transferred outside the countries where we and our clients are located.
In respect of personal data being regulated by EU legislation please note that: cross border transfers may include countries outside the European Economic Area ("EEA") and to countries that do not have laws that provide specific protection for personal data. We have taken steps to ensure all personal data is provided with adequate protection and that all transfers of personal data outside the EEA are done lawfully. Where we transfer personal data outside of the EEA to a country not determined by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data, the transfers will be under an agreement which covers the EU requirements for the transfer of personal data outside the EEA, such as the European Commission approved standard contractual clauses. The European Commission approved standard contractual clauses are available here.
Personal data held by us may be transferred to:
Other PwC member firms. For details of our member firm locations, please click here. We may share personal data with other PwC member firms where necessary for administrative purposes.
Third party organisations that provide applications/functionality, data processing or IT services to us.
We use third parties to support us in providing our services and to help provide, run and manage our internal IT systems. For example, providers of information technology, cloud-based software as a service providers, identity management, website hosting and management, data analysis, data back-up, security and storage services.
Third party organisations that otherwise assist us in providing goods, services or information
Auditors and other professional advisers
Law enforcement or other government and regulatory agencies or to other third parties as required by, and in accordance with, applicable law or regulation
Occasionally, we may receive requests from third parties with authority to obtain disclosure of personal data, such as to check that we are complying with applicable law and regulation, to investigate an alleged crime, to establish, exercise or defend legal rights. We will only fulfill requests for personal data where we are permitted to do so in accordance with applicable law or regulation.
1.7 Individuals’ rights and how to exercise them
You may have certain rights under your local law in relation to the personal information we hold about you.
In particular, you have a legal right to:
Request access to a copy of personal information we hold about you;
ask that we update the personal information we hold about you, or correct such personal information that you think is incorrect or incomplete;
ask that we delete personal information that we hold about you, or restrict the way in which we use such personal information;
restrict or object to our processing of your personal information;
To exercise any of the abovementioned rights, please contact us as set forth above.
1.8 Automated decision making
Your personal data will NOT be used for automated decision-making, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. The Assessment is only part of the overall assessment during your recruitment process which will provide more information about you allowing the Company to better know the candidates profile and potentially tailor the onboarding to the candidates competency.
2. Submitted Content
2.1 Generally. Certain features of the Service may permit you to submit, or for Sova Assessment to capture on behalf of Company, certain content, including documents, interactions, question responses,, assessments,) messages, data, programming code, text, and other types of works, including your name, and that may be embodied therein (collectively, “Submitted Content”) and to transmit Submitted Content to Company through the Service.
3. Ownership; Proprietary Rights. The Service is owned and operated by Sova Assessment. Except as expressly authorized herein, you may not use the Service, the software supporting it or any elements of the above other than for the purpose of participating in an Assessment. or disclose any of those you obtain or get access to through the Service.
4. Disclaimers; No Warranties
THE SERVICE AND ALL MATERIALS AND CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED AS IS AND ON AN AS AVAILABLE BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED UNLESS APPLICABLE LAW OR THIS TERMS PROVIDES OTHERWISE. SOVA ASSESSMENT AND COMPANY AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND AGENTS SPECIFICALLY (BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION) DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATING TO THE SERVICE AND ALL MATERIALS AND CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO (i) ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE; AND (ii) ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE. SOVA ASSESSMENT AND COMPANY AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND AGENTS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE OR ANY PART THEREOF, OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT OFFERED THROUGH THE SERVICE, WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE IN AN UNINTERRUPTED MANNER, SECURE, OR FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, AND DO NOT WARRANT THAT ANY OF THE FOREGOING WILL BE CORRECTED.
SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY PROHIBIT A DISCLAIMER OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.
5. Limitation of Liability
YOU AGREE THAT THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF SOVA ASSESSMENT OR COMPANY TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF RELATING TO THE USE OF OR ANY INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE (INCLUDING ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE) OR OTHERWISE UNDER THESE TERMS, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, IS LIMITED TO $25.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN DAMAGES. THAT INCLUDES LIABILITY RESULTING FROM LAWS REGARDING PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION. ACCORDINGLY, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
EACH PROVISION OF THESE TERMS THAT PROVIDES FOR A LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, OR EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES IS TO ALLOCATE THE RISKS UNDER THESE TERMS BETWEEN THE PARTIES. THIS ALLOCATION IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES. EACH OF THESE PROVISIONS IS SEVERABLE AND INDEPENDENT OF ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS. THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION ..WILL APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
Nothing in this Section 5 is intended to limit or exclude liability where such liability is mandatory under applicable law and arises from the following: (a) in the event of death or personal injury to the extent resulting directly from Sova Assessment’s willful or negligent act or omission or any of its employees or agents; (b) to the extent resulting from any fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of ; (c) to the extent resulting from any breach of any essential contractual duty; or (d) to the extent arising out of any willful or grossly negligent misconduct on the part of Sova Assessment.
6. Governing Law. These Terms shall be governed by the mandatory applicable law applicable to the registered seat of the Company conducting your interview.
7. General. These Terms, and any other agreements expressly incorporated by reference herein, constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between you and Sova Assessment regarding your use of and access to the Service. You may not assign or transfer these Terms or your rights hereunder, in whole or in part, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. We may assign these Terms at any time without notice. The failure to require performance of any provision will not affect our right to require performance at any time thereafter, nor shall a waiver of any breach or default of these Terms or any provision of these Terms constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach or default or a waiver of the provision itself. Use of section headers in these Terms is for convenience only and shall not have any impact on the interpretation of particular provisions. In the event that any part of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the unenforceable part shall be given effect to the greatest extent possible and the remaining parts will remain in full force and effect. Upon termination of these Terms, any provision that by its nature or express terms should survive will survive such termination or expiration, including, but not limited to, Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
8. Changes to These Terms
Subject to applicable law, we reserve the right, at our discretion, to change these Terms on a going-forward basis at any time as necessary to comply with applicable law or changes in the Assessment. Please check these Terms periodically for changes. This version of the Terms comes into force and effect on Jul 1, 2023.