Legal Disclaimer

General information

The information on this website is of a general nature and serves only to present PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft ("PwC") to interested users. We assume no responsibility for decisions made by the user on the basis of the aforementioned information. We would like to point out that this content does not constitute individual legal, accounting, tax or any other professional information or recommendation and is not intended to replace individual advice from experts, taking into account the specific circumstances of the individual case.

The information was compiled with due care. Nevertheless, we assume no liability whatsoever, for whatever legal reason, for the accuracy, timeliness and completeness of the information transmitted.

This website contains references to websites set up by third parties. PwC has no control whatsoever over the websites and the information, goods or services offered there. PwC therefore accepts no responsibility whatsoever, on whatever legal grounds, for the content of third-party websites.

PwC reserves the right to change or update the information, products or services offered on this website at any time without prior notice.

Any existing or future legal relationships shall be governed exclusively by German law and German courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.



Privacy Policy

1. Data protection information in accordance with Articles 13 and 14 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) relating to services by PwC

The purpose of the following data protection information is to provide you with an understandable, transparent and concise explanation of how we intend to process your personal data. However, should you require further explanations relating to data protection at PwC, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer at DE_Datenschutz@pwc.com or via the alternative channels specified below.

2. Controller

The controller within the meaning of Article 4 (7) EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is responsible for the processing of your personal data is:

PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37
60327 Frankfurt am Main
E-mail: webkontakt_anfragen@de.pwc.com 
Switchboard: +49 69 9585-0
Fax: +49 69 9585-1000

3. Data Protection Officer

PwC has appointed a data protection officer pursuant to Article 37 GDPR. You can contact PwC's data protection officer, Dr Tobias Gräber, via the following channels:

E-mail: DE_Datenschutz@pwc.com
Telephone:  +49 69 9585-0 


Postal address:
PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH WPG
Dr Tobias Gräber, Data Protection Officer
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37
60327 Frankfurt am Main

4. Rights of data subjects/your rights under data protection law

PwC is required to recognise the following rights which you enjoy under the applicable data protection law with respect to your personal data.

Right of access: You may request information from PwC at any time as to whether PwC has stored your personal data and which personal data it has stored. PwC is required to provide this information to you free of charge.

The right of access does not exist or is subject to limitations if and to the extent that confidential information, such as information that is subject to professional secrecy, is disclosed.

Right to rectification: If your personal data which is stored by PwC is inaccurate or incomplete, you have the right to demand at any time that PwC rectify this.

Right to erasure: You have the right to demand that PwC erase your personal data if and to the extent that the data is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected or if the data is processed on the basis of your consent and you have opted to revoke your consent. In such cases, PwC must cease processing your personal data and remove that data from its IT systems and databases.

You do not have a right to erasure if

  • the data may not be deleted due to a statutory obligation or must be processed due to a statutory obligation;
  • the processing of data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Right to restriction of processing: You have the right to demand that PwC restrict the processing of your personal data. Right to data portability: You have the right to receive from PwC the data provided by you in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format as well as the right to have these data transmitted to a different controller. This right exists only if

  • the processing is carried out by automated means.

Right to object to processing: If your data is processed by PwC on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, you may object at any time to processing by PwC.

You may assert any and all of the rights of data subjects described above against PwC by addressing your specific requests via the following channels:

by e-mail: DE_Datenschutz@pwc.com

by post:
PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH WPG
Dr Tobias Gräber, Data Protection Officer
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37
60327 Frankfurt am Main

5. Right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority

Pursuant to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data infringes data protection law.

6. Processing of data on the website/application and the legal basis for processing

Processing of personal data when visiting the website

a) When you visit our website, we collect the data that is technically necessary to display that website to you. This involves personal data, which is transmitted automatically by your browser to our server, including:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of your request/website (application) access
  • time zone offset from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • content of the request (information about which specific web page you visited)
  • HTTP status code
  • transferred data volume
  • website requesting access
  • browser (information about your browser)
  • operating system and interface (operating system of the computer you used to access the website or the application)
  • language and version of the browser software

Processing of such personal data is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website cannot be accessed and offered to users without using such data; there is a legitimate interest in making it technically possible to access and use the website.

The log files are stored for seven days and then deleted.

b) When registering for PwCPlus (as a member of the PwC network):

When you access our website pwcplus.de via the PwC network, client certificates issued by PwC are used for registration. This information is only transmitted to the website for authentication and is not stored. The following information is transmitted (in addition to a) after you enter your PwC e-mail address, but is not stored:

  • PwC  e-mail address

c) When registered on PwCPlus (as external user)

During registration, PwC collects and stores personal data solely for the purpose of registering the user and providing and administering PwCPlus. If the user has agreed to this, the data will be used for the purpose of further informing the user by e-mail or letter. The user may revoke his/her consent to this storage and use of his/her data at any time by sending an e-mail to pwcplus@de.pwc.com to PwC. Data processing for the purpose of registration with PwCPlus is carried out in accordance with Article 6  (1) (a) DSGVO on the basis of your voluntary consent.

7. Contact form and contact by e-mail 

A contact form is available on our website which you can use to submit questions to us concerning PwC, the website or other enquiries. You may also contact us by e-mail.

When you contact us via the contact form or by e-mail, the data you provide (in particular your e-mail address, your name and surname and the text of your enquiry as well as any other information you may have provided in the contact form or by e-mail) will be stored by us in order to process your enquiry and answer your questions.

We will delete the data generated by your enquiry as soon as it is no longer necessary for processing that enquiry. To the extent that the data is subject to statutory retention requirements, it will be stored for the duration of the prescribed statutory retention period.

8. Registration and login by setting up a user account

You can only use the PwCPlus offer beyond browsing the title and abstract of the content if you have previously registered as a user. You can set up a user account at pwcplus.de for this purpose.

The creation of the user account and the use of the services for which registration is required are possible using a pseudonym. So the name for the registration can be freely chosen and does not have to contain your actual name.

The processing of the data within the scope of the registration and the establishment of a user account by you takes place on the basis of your consent. The registration and the setting up of a user account are voluntary. If you register yourself or set up a user account, you consent to the processing of the data collected in this context.

The data collected during the registration and creation of the user account will be stored for the duration of the registration and the existence of the user account.

You can revoke your registration at any time by terminating your user account.

In this case your user account will be deleted within a maximum of 12 weeks.

If you are a user of a PwCPlus subscription with costs, which is concluded exclusively on the basis of a written user contract with legal entities (for details, see https://pwcplus.de/en/subscription/services-and-offerings/), please use the contact form or send an e-mail to pwcplus@de.pwc.com.

After notification of your request for deletion, your user account will be deleted by us within the contractually specified period.

9. Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser by our web servers when you visit our website and stored on your computer for when you re-visit our website at a later time.

Cookies allow our website to access or store information from your browser about you, your settings or your device. They are mainly used to ensure the

website's expected functionality. As a rule, cookies do not contain any information that could identify you directly. They do, however, make it possible to offer you a more personalised web experience.

  • a) Session cookies (transient cookies)

This website uses session cookies (also referred to as temporary or transient cookies). Session cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to our website. The session cookies used by us serve solely to identify you for as long as you are logged on to our website and are erased at the end of each session. They are not used for any other purposes.

These cookies are required for the functionality of our website and cannot be disabled on our systems. As a rule, these cookies are only set as a response to an action taken by you constituting a service request, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling out forms. You can set your browser to block cookies or notify you of them. However, this may impair the functionality of the website in some areas.

The use of cookies is permitted on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If we did not use these cookies, you would not be able to technically access or use the website's content and services

  • b) Permanent cookies (persistent cookies)

This website also uses cookies that allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website so that we can offer you an optimised user experience. These cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. Persistent cookies remain stored on your terminal device until they expire or you delete them.

This website uses the following types of cookies:

Performance cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and trace sources of access to measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us determine which pages are most popular, which are least used and how visitors navigate the website. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not accept these cookies, we have no way of knowing when you visited our website.

Our use of performance cookies is based on a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in analysing the use of our website as a whole by means of aggregated and anonymous data in order to improve our website's content and services.

Third-party cookies

Some of the cookies used on our website are so-called third-party cookies. These are cookies of third parties/service providers whose tools we use on our website and which use cookies for the performance of the relevant function.

This may include, for example, cookies used by the providers of the tracking and analysis tool we use. For more information about third-party cookies, see the information about tracking and analysis tools and other features that use third-party cookies. In addition, you can view a list of all cookies used on this website, their respective function and duration of storage in our cookies policy.

We only use third-party cookies with your express consent.

The following table provides information on exactly when the individual cookies expire:

Provider NamePurposeTypeDurationUsed at
Wordpress PHPSESSID This cookie stores the preferred settings of the user to make them available for the next session (for instance, language preferences).In addition, it enhances filling in forms. First Party, Session Cookie This cookie looses its validity with end of each browser session.  pwcplus.de
Google Analytics _ga This cookie helps to track the user behaviour. First Party Persistent, Performance Cookie 2 years from set/update pwcplus.de
Redaxo rex_ycom This cookie helps to prevent the misuse of online-forms, e.g. through bots. First Party, Persistent, Functionality Cookie 14 days from set/update pwcplus.de
Google Analytics data-cookie-ga This cookie stores opt-in/opt-out decision for Google Analytics. First Party, Persistent, Functionality Cookie 1 Year from set/update pwcplus.de
Google Analytics _gid This cookie is used to distinguish users. First Party, Persistent, Functionality Cookie 24 Hours from set/update pwcplus.de
Google Analytics _gat_gtag_UA_(Identification Code) This cookie is an identification code of the website to analyse the visit of the website. First Party, Persistent, Functionality Cookie 2 Years from set/update pwcplus.de


Disabling cookies

Most browsers are pre-set to accept cookies automatically. You can object to the creation of cookies by disabling cookies in your browser's system settings. Please note, however, that some cookies are strictly necessary for the functionality of our website, otherwise the page cannot be requested and displayed. Disabling cookies may limit your ability to use the website. Cookies, which are not strictly necessary for the functionality of our website, are only used with your prior express consent. You can also control the installation of cookies yourself at any time by changing your browser settings and/or deleting all cookies.

10. Tracking and analysis tools

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. "("Google").

Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on the user's computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by users is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. IP anonymisation has been activated on this website so that the IP address of Google users within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area is shortened beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. We would therefore like to point out to you that data processing within the framework of Google Analytics may under certain circumstances also take place outside the scope of EU law.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating the use of the website by users, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services to the website operator relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

Google Analytics is used by us only with your consent (opt in).

You can also prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link. The current link is: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

11. Integration YouTube

We have included YouTube videos in our online services, which are stored at https//www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. These are all included in "privacy-enhanced mode", which means that no data about you as a user will be transferred to YouTube, unless you play the videos. Only when you play the videos,  the data mentioned in section 6 (except for the amount of data transferred) will be communicated. We have no influence on this data transmission.

By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under section 6 are transmitted (except for the amount of data transmitted). This occurs regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account that you are logged in to, or whether no user account exists. When you're logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not want your profile to be associated with YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as a user profile and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the design of its website to meet your needs. Such evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) in order to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.

Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by YouTube can be found in the Privacy Policy. There you will also find further information about your rights and settings to protect your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

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