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The content can be used subject to the following conditions:-

  • It is used for information purposes only.
  • It is used for non-commercial purposes.
  • Any copy of information must include a notice of BDO copyright.

Liability Disclaimer

The content of this site is designed to provide general guidance on matters of interest and the services available from BDO. The content of this site does not constitute professional advice.

In preparing this site, every effort has been made to ensure the content is up to date and accurate. However, law and regulations change continually and unintentional errors can occur and therefore the information may neither be up to date nor accurate.

BDO accepts no liability for any loss arising as a result of any action taken or refrained from as a result of information contained on this site or any other sites to which this site may be linked.

Please contact BDO for specific advice on any area of interest.

Third Party Sites

This site contains links to sites maintained by parties other than BDO. These links are provided to increase the information available to you and BDO accepts no responsibility in respect of the accuracy, timeliness or suitability of the information contained on those sites. The inclusion of a link to a third party site does not constitute an endorsement of that site by BDO.

Privacy Policies

This section contains the information gathering and use policies adopted by BDO in connection with this web site, as our commitment to maintaining the privacy of personal information collected. These policies are subject to change and any changes will be included within this section of the site.

BDO is not responsible for the privacy policies of third party sites to which links are provided and you are advised to check the privacy policies on these sites before providing any personal information.

What information is collected when I visit the site?

We do not require registration for access to the site.

IP addresses of visitors are logged for administration and trouble shooting purposes. The IP address indicates the location of your computer on the Internet. IP addresses are not used to track your session and are not linked to anything personally identifiable. This information may be aggregated to provide statistical information about the users of our site. No individual user will be identifiable from such information that will be used to ensure the web site reflects the needs of users.

Cookies are used by this site. A cookie is a piece of software that is designed to improve a visitor's navigational experience. Information on enabling or disabling cookies for this site and third party sites is provided here.

When is personally identifiable information collected through the site?

It will normally be clear when personal information is being collected. Personal information is generally collected for the following purposes;

  • to enable the delivery of requested materials
  • when you book for an event
  • when you enter a discussion forum
  • to enable us to contact you when you request further information, or
  • when you submit an on-line graduate application form.

The information required will be the minimum to enable BDO to deal with your request. Where additional information is requested this will be marked and its provision is voluntary. Additional information is only requested to enable us to provide the most appropriate response to your request.

Sensitive information is not sought through the web site except where legally required as part of the recruitment process. Sensitive information includes data relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or other similar beliefs; trade union membership; physical or mental health; sexual life or criminal record. Where you do provide sensitive information this will be accepted as explicit consent to use that information in connection with the purpose for which it has been provided.

How is the information I provide used?

Information provided is used only for the specific purpose for which it was provided except where you explicitly select to receive other information from BDO. When requesting material or asking someone to contact you there will be the option to receive other information that may be of interest.

You have the right to access your personal data that you have submitted through the web site.

You can opt out of receiving other information from BDO or request that your personal details are deleted from our systems at any time by e-mailing unsubscribe@bdo.ie

BDO assumes responsibility for keeping an accurate record of personal data once you have submitted the information. However, BDO does not assume responsibility for confirming the ongoing accuracy of your personal information. When practically possible if you inform BDO that your personal data is no longer accurate, appropriate corrections will be made.

Will you provide my information to a third party?

Information is only provided to a third party where it is required to deal with your enquiry. There may be other circumstances where we are required to provide information as a result of legal process.

Information is not provided to third parties for their own marketing purposes and mailings are not undertaken by BDO for third parties.

How long do you keep my information?

Information is only kept for the period required for fulfilling your request or dealing with your job application.

Where you have consented to additional information being provided by BDO your details will be retained for a reasonable period of time.

Is my information secure?

Generally accepted standards of technology and operational security have been implemented to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. All employees and principals are required to keep personal information confidential and only authorised personnel have access to this information.

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