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Privacy and Data protection policy

Privacy and Data protection policy

Last updated 22.05.2018 year


Grant Thornton OOD (Bulgaria) wants to protect the privacy of visitors to our website. At Grant Thornton OOD (Bulgaria) we pride ourselves on being a values-driven organization and our people are passionately committed to these values. In light of the new General Data Protection Regulation, we want to make sure that any personal data we may need to collect during the recruitment process, your subscription or request is protected and processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner. You will only be asked to provide adequate and relevant information which is limited to what is necessary for the processes of hiring you, subscribing or answering your request and we will not further process it in a manner that is incompatible with these purposes. Before continuing, please take a few moments to read out the following policy, it will help you to understand how we use and process your personal data. We may change our Privacy and Data Protection Policy at any time without giving you notice, so please check it each time you visit our website.

What personal data do we collect?

We log your Internet Protocol (IP) address in order to receive and send information from and to you over the internet.
When you visit our website, make an enquiry, order publications, apply for a job or request more information, you may be asked to provide some personal data such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. In the event you decide to provide personal data, this policy will apply.

What type of information is gathered during the recruitment process?

The personal information that we may collect during the recruitment process is only limited to the information you fill in your CV. In general, it may include your name, contact information such as home address, phone number and email address, your degrees and qualifications, any previous employments, and any social media you wish to disclose such as your LinkedIn profile.

During the recruitment process we shall not gather sensitive information relating to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, medical or criminal records or data concerning sexual orientation unless you willingly provide such information to us or you give consent for the processing of such information.

However, you can reset your browser so as to refuse any cookie or to alert you to when a cookie is being sent. Web browsers allow you to control cookies stored on your hard drive through the web browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

We only use cookies to monitor the performance of our website and to improve user experience.

If you choose not to accept our cookies, some of the features of our site may not work as well as we intend.

Cookies used by the GTIL website

Cookie type Cookie Name Purpose
Google analytics utma

These cookies are used to monitor the performance of our site. We use the information to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visits to our site, where visitors have come from to the site and the pages they visited.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit
Youtube preferences PREF
We use YouTube to embed a selection of videos in our Thinking and campaign pages. The embedded videos do not set cookies themselves and can be played with no cookies set. However, if the 'Share' button is clicked YouTube will set cookies. The VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE cookie attempts to estimate your bandwidth and the use_hitbox and PREF cookies increment the 'views' counter on the YouTube video and stores session preferences. These cookies don’t gather information that identifies a user.
Twitter guest_id We embed a Twitter feed in our Thinking and campaign pages. This cookie is used to identify you to twitter. if you do not have a twitter account or never accessed the website directly then twitter will assign you a unique code to track your visit to the Twitter feed.

How do we use your personal data?

We use your personal data to provide information to you or your organization.

We may also use your personal data to carry out research about our visitors' demographics and interests. We do this to better understand our visitors. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated and anonymous basis.

Whenever and wherever we collect, process or use personal data, we take steps to ensure that it is treated securely and in accordance with our Privacy and Data Protection Policy.

Purpose of information gathering for the recruitment process

We shall collect personal information only for the purpose of the recruitment process and recruitment related activities including to manage your application, to contact you during the hiring process, to send you announcements or request additional information, to assess your suitability for the current position you have applied for.

Who has access to your personal information?

GTIL is a global organization with locations in over 135 countries but this Privacy and Data Protection Policy applies to the particular Grant Thornton Entity. The data shall be processed in accordance with this Privacy and Data Protection Policy and with the laws of the country where the Entity is located. The people granted rights of access of your personal information are the members of our Human Resources Department and Marketing Department.

To whom might we disclose your personal data?

Except as set out above, we will not disclose your personal information unless we are obliged to do so or allowed to do so, by law, or where we need to do so in order to run our business (for instance where we outsource services or other people process data for us).

Length of retaining personal data

We shall keep a record of your personal information only for the period of the recruitment process but no longer than 3 months.

When you apply for a position at Grant Thornton OOD (Bulgaria), you will automatically receive a confirmation that your application has been submitted.

All other records of personal data, gathered through the website, shall be kept for 14 months.

However, you may request to have your information deleted from our records at any time by sending an email at or Your information will be deleted up to 1 month after the submission of your request.

Subject rights

At any time during the processing of your personal data, you have certain rights.

You can exercise your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation by sending an email to or a letter to our address in the contact information below that contains your specific request and which, if possible, is signed by you in person or with a qualified electronic signature. If you are unable to sign your request in one of our preferred ways, we may ask you to provide additional information for your identification. We will respond to your request for free and within 1 month.

You can exercise your right to lodge a complaint to Commission for personal data protection, the supervisory authority, on e-mail address -


We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all information provided by visitors via this Website from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.


Our website contains links to Grant Thornton member and correspondent firm websites, but this privacy policy applies only to personal data collected via websites operated by GTIL which include , and  and to how GTIL processes personal data. It does not apply to specific member or correspondent firms practising under the Grant Thornton name. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these or other sites. We encourage our visitors to be aware when they leave our website, and to read the privacy policy of other sites that collect or use personal data.


This is the website of GTIL, a non-practicing, non-trading international umbrella organization that does not deliver services. GTIL and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership. GTIL and each member firm of GTIL is a separate legal entity.

If you want to request any information about your personal data, please contact us at our registered office.

Registered office address: Grant Thornton OOD (Bulgaria), Cherni Vrah Blvd, 1421 Sofia, Bulgaria.

Inaccuracies and Corrections

We would like to keep your personal data accurate and up to date. If you become aware of any errors or inaccuracies please let us know by contacting us at our registered office.