What personally-identifiable information is collected?
McKinsey collects personally-identifiable information on certain areas of the Site when users register for or apply for jobs through the McKinsey Recruitment Portal, register for McKinsey.com newsletters and alerts, sign up for conferences and events, and participate in user posting areas (such as bulletin boards, discussion forums and surveys). The personally-identifiable information collected may consist of information that you provide, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, and background information required to apply for a job. For recruiting purposes, the information collected may include other personally-identifiable information that you include on your resume and information that you submit as part of your application. In addition, McKinsey collects certain information that you do not visibly enter, such as your IP address, browsing pattern on the Site, click stream data, HTTP protocol elements, and the status of cookies placed on your computer by McKinsey.
How may McKinsey use my personally-identifiable information?
McKinsey uses your personally-identifiable information to fulfill your requests for information, publish your letters to the editor or comments, process your requests to participate in conferences and events, evaluate any job applications, recruit personnel, distribute newsletters and alerts to you, and for such other purposes as you may initiate or request. We may keep any of your personally-identifiable information on file and use it to contact you.
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What are “cookies” used for on this website?
To administer our website and for research purposes, McKinsey has also contracted with third parties to track and analyze anonymous usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and members. Such information is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis. These third parties use persistent cookies to help us to improve the visitor experience, manage our site content, and track visitor behavior.
McKinsey has also contracted with a third party to send e-mail to our registered members. To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our e-mail communications, the third party sets cookies. All data collected by this third party on behalf of McKinsey is used solely by or on behalf of McKinsey and is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis.
More specifically, McKinsey places the following cookies:
|Cookie||Cookie Purpose||Nature of the Cookies||Cookie Type||Approval Method|
|Web Analytics||Google Analytics: tracks each user's amount of visits, and the time of the first, the previous, and the current visit||First Party||Permanent||Implied Consent|
|Web Analytics||Google Analytics: tracks how long you stay on a site - when a visit starts and approximately ends||First Party||Permanent||Implied Consent|
|Web Analytics||Google Analytics: tracks where a visitor came from (e.g. search engine, search keyword, link)||First Party||Permanent||Implied Consent|
|Web Analytics||Omniture SiteCatalyst: various reports on user activity||First Party||Permanent||Implied Consent|
|Device Identification||Identify your device (e.g. computer, phone, tablet PC) so that content is delivered in the correct format||First Party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|Language Identification||Identify your language preferences when navigating the website||First Party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|Server Identification||Identify the Server which served the request||First Party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|Session Identification||Identify the Session which is currently used for maintaining your log-in; even if they are logged in or not||First Party||Permanent||Strictly Necessary|
|User Identification||Identify the site User and grant access to the user's account||First Party||Permanent||Strictly Necessary|
|Print Specification||Identify what pages the user wants to print||First Party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|Web Analytics||Used in connection with embedded videos delivered by Vimeo LLC to track anonymous information about the videos played, including the number of visitors and where visitors originated||Third Party||Temporary||Implied Consent|
|Session Tracking||Used in connection with embedded videos delivered by Vimeo LLC to track problems encountered with the video player and improve performance||Third Party||Session||Implied Consent|
|Session Identification and Analytics||Pages on our websites may use a widget from ShareThis which facilitates users in sharing articles, links, and other information across various social media networks. The cookie uset determines whether a cookie has been set and the stid cookie tracks statistics related to use of the ShareThis widget.||Third Party||Temporary||Implied Consent|
|Session identification||Used in connection with identifying the user or organization using the Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT) on McKinseyonSociety.com||Third Party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
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We don't seek to collect your personal information, and, where we do collect it, we strive to anonymize your personal information as soon as practicable.
McKinsey Recruitment Portal / McKinsey Retention Program
To assist McKinsey with its staffing and recruitment, McKinsey has partnered with SalesForce.com to provide the McKinsey Recruitment Portal. If you provide information through the Recruitment Portal, your personally-identifiable information will be held on servers located in the US, managed by SalesForce.com. SalesForce.com has agreed to provide the same level of privacy and data protection that you enjoy when interacting with this Site and McKinsey generally.
Through the McKinsey Recruitment Portal, job candidates can apply for positions with McKinsey or sign up for the McKinsey Retention Program where you can be notified of any potential job openings or other similar opportunities that might be of interest to you.
McKinsey frequently visits recruiting websites and social networks such as LinkedIn. Where users of those websites have made their personally-identifiable information publically available, McKinsey sometimes collects this information for the McKinsey Retention Program. If you do not want McKinsey to retain your personally-identifiable information collected in this way, please opt-out of the McKinsey Retention Program when notified that your personally-identifiable information has been collected.
In connection with applications that we make available for mobile devices, McKinsey may use third-party services to track and analyze nonpersonally identifiable user activity in order to fix errors, monitor usage, and improve the performance of the applications. In particular, UrbanAirship tracks whether a user opened an application in response to a specific push notification. Omniture tracks and reports on some of our mobile applications’ usage and browsing patterns, including information about the type of device used, articles accessed, and other events occurring within our apps. Crittercism tracks certain errors occurring within mobile applications. None of these third parties gathers information in a manner intended to identify any particular user personally.
In addition, our mobile applications may include integration with various social-networking sites, including Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter. If you enable and use these features within an application, the extent to which your activities and information are governed by the relevant user agreement you have in place with such a third party.
Newsletters and Alerts
By registering for recurring McKinsey newsletters or alerts, you agree to receive on occasion other correspondence from McKinsey related to the subscribed newsletters and other McKinsey news and information that you consented to receive during registration. This type of information is shared externally only in anonymous, aggregated form for generalized user analysis or to enable third party agents to send e-mails to you on our behalf. You will be contacted by e-mail or otherwise only by McKinsey or it agents.
We ask for your e-mail address at registration. We will send e-mails to this address to confirm your registration, to provide newsletters or alerts and to contact you for any other reason. In addition, we may contact you regarding your account status. If you sign up to receive any of our newsletters, alerts, or surveys, you may on occasion receive other correspondence from McKinsey. Your e-mail address will not be shared with any third party other than an agent who has agreed to send e-mails on our behalf.
The Site also includes a feature that enables McKinsey to send links to its content through e-mail at our users' request. The e-mail address(es) that you supply in connection with this service will be used only to send the requested content. They will not be stored or reused for any purpose.
Is personally-identifiable information disclosed to third parties?
If you participate in a survey, all of our research results are reported as totals or in other aggregated form, and no information about you as an individual respondent is made public.
You should be aware that whenever you publicly disclose information online, that information could be collected and used by others. McKinsey is not responsible for any action or policies of any third parties who collect information that users publicly disclose in any such forums on the Site.
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How can I access, change, and/or delete information?
McKinsey has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized McKinsey personnel and third party vendors are provided access to personally-identifiable information, and these employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, McKinsey, however, cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personally-identifiable information.
Transborder hosting and transfer of information
Personally-identifiable information collected on the Site may be transferred from time to time to McKinsey offices or personnel, or to third parties, located throughout the world, and the Site may be viewed and hosted by McKinsey or its vendors anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have the same data protection laws than what is found in your country of residence. By using the Site and registering such information on it, you voluntarily consent to such transborder transfer and hosting of such information.
Date Retention Policy
McKinsey stores personally-identifiable information for various purposes as notified to you in this policy. For each of these different purposes, McKinsey only retains the personally-identifiable information for so long as it is serving its notified purpose.
More specifically, McKinsey retains personally-identifiable information for:
|System||Data Retention Purpose||Retention Period|
|McKinsey.com||Your contact details will be collected for the purpose of registering for the event.||6 months after the event– Your contact details will be retained for the duration of the event and 6 months thereafter to assist with organizing the event.|
|McKinsey.com||User forums and boards – To provide an environment for the open exchange of ideas.||Indefinitely - Any personally-identifiable information made publicly available on user forums or boards will remain available indefinitely.|
|McKinsey.com||Contact details for submitted comments or contact us inquiries||Indefinitely – Any personally-identifiable information will be retained for contacting purposes only.|
|McKinsey Recruitment Portal||Retain job candidate registration details for system access||7 Years – Personally-identifiable information collected for login purposes will be retained for 7 years after the last login. At which time, McKinsey will ask the job candidate if they wish to keep their account active. If the answer is no or if there is no answer at all, the account will be deleted.|
|McKinsey Recruitment Portal||Check whether a job candidate has previously applied||5 Years – McKinsey would like to know whether a job candidate has previously applied. A minimal amount of personally-identifiable information will be retained for this purpose, and it will be deleted after 5 years.|
|McKinsey Retention Program||Retain job candidate contact details and past application for individuals that have applied to McKinsey so that McKinsey might notify them of future opportunities||7 Years – If a job candidate consents to McKinsey retaining their application and contact details, then McKinsey will continue to do so until either instructed to delete the information by the job candidate or 7 years of inactivity has passed. Once the 7 years has passed, McKinsey will ask the job candidate if they wish to keep their account active. If the answer is no or if there is no answer at all, the account will be deleted.|
|McKinsey Retention Program||Retain job candidate contact details for individuals whose personal data has been collected by a third party (e.g. recruiter, resume book, employment website...)||7 Years – If a job candidate has given consent to the third party to collect their personally-identifiable information for employment purposes, then McKinsey will retain their contact details until either instructed to delete the information by the job candidate or 7 years of inactivity has passed. Once the 7 years has passed, McKinsey will ask the job candidate if they wish to keep their account active. If the answer is no or if there is no answer at all, the account will be deleted.|
|McKinsey.com||Retain contact details for distribution of McKinsey Newsletter and Alerts||Indefinitely – Once registered, the user will continue to receive McKinsey Newsletters and alerts unless they ask to no longer receive delivery of email or the periodical.|
|McKinsey.com||Retain contact details for submitted customer service comments||Indefinitely – Any personally-identifiable information submitted as part of an inquiry.|
|McKinsey.com||Retain demographic information for members of the panelist program||Indefinitely – for research and survey analysis.|
|McKinsey.com||Retain contact details for submitted comments||Indefinitely – Any personally-identifiable information is either published with the article or stored with the article.|
|McKinseyonSociety.com||Retain contact details and data captured by the organization profile registration||Indefinitely – stores the user information and organization for posterity|
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