Charter for the use of personal data and cookies


This charter was updated in May 2018 to take into account legislative changes on data protection, and more specifically the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It sets forth the practices that apply to the protection of data collected by BearingPoint Holding BV and its affiliates (together “BearingPoint”) when you access their sites via the Internet or any other electronic communication network. A complete list of our main offices is available at

  1. Personal data collected

1.1 Whenever you use online registration forms, BearingPoint collects personal information about you. This is the case, for example, when you send us an application, submit materials for your application, fill out an event form, request permission to download a document, enter an online contest, or send us an email through one of BearingPoint’s sites.

  1. Use of personal data

2.1 Personal data collected through BearingPoint’s sites are used to:

  • to provide our services,
  • process your requests and complaints,
  • send the documents that make up your application, i.e., your completed application and other items sent to the jury,
  • Provide the list of participants/guests to those responsible for security and the organization of the awards ceremony,
  • invite people to access BearingPoint’s social media,
  • communicate information about our products and services.
  1. Automatically collected information: how is it used?

3.1 Whenever you visit one of BearingPoint’s sites, information about those visits is automatically collected.

3.2 Thus, your browser automatically communicates certain information related to the use of the Internet, such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer used.

3.3 But also information is collected through cookies. The purpose is to better understand how visitors use BearingPoint’s sites, to identify potential problems with our servers, to aggregate certain demographic and/or usage information, and to improve the functionality of our sites. These cookies do not collect any information that identifies you as an individual.

  1. Use of cookies

4.1 Cookies are small text files that most websites store on visitors’ computers. They are used not only to enable websites to function, or function more efficiently, but also to provide information to the owners of the sites in question.

4.2 A cookie contains a unique number that allows your computer to be recognized when it is used to re-enter a previously visited website. We use cookies either to improve navigation on our sites or for statistical purposes to better understand how our sites are used. For example, cookies allow us to know if you are a new visitor or if you have already visited one of our sites.

4.3 There are two main categories of cookies: “first-party cookies” and “third-party cookies”. First party cookies are cookies installed on your computer directly by the operator of the visited site. They are used only by this operator, usually to recognize your computer when you return to the same site. Third-party cookies are installed on your computer, via the visited site, by a service provider of the operator; they can be used by this provider to recognize your computer when you connect to other sites. Third-party cookies are used primarily to track the use of websites and for advertising purposes.

4.4 BearingPoint only installs the following cookies on your computer:

4.5 This website uses Hotjar, an analysis software from Hotjar Ltd (“Hotjar”)(, 3 Lyons Range, 20 Bisazza Street, Sliema SLM 1640, Malta, Europe). Hotjar measures and evaluates user behavior (clicks, mouse movements, scroll heights, etc.) on our website. The information generated about your visit via the “Tracking Code” and the “cookie” is transmitted to Hotjar’s servers in Ireland, where it is stored. The Tracking Code collects the following information:

Terminal-dependent data

  • The IP address of your terminal (collected and stored in an anonymized format)
  • Your e-mail address, as well as your first and last name, if you have provided them on our website
  • The screen size of your terminal
  • The type of terminal and your browser
  • Your geographical location (country only)
  • Your preferred language for viewing our website

Log data

  • Reference area
  • Visited pages
  • Geographic location (country only)
  • Language of our website
  • Date and time of site pages viewed

Hotjar will use this information to evaluate your use of the site, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Hotjar uses a number of services hosted by third parties, such as Google Analytics and Optimizely. These services may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP requests. For more information on how Google Analytics and Optimizely collect and use your information, please refer to their privacy policies.

By continuing to use this site, you consent to the processing of the above data by Hotjar and by third parties in accordance with their respective privacy policies.

The cookies used by Hotjar have different “lifetimes”; some are 365 days, others last only the time of the session.

To prevent Hotjar from collecting your data, click on the link below and follow the instructions

4.6 In addition, when you browse any of BearingPoint’s sites you may access embedded media and other external sources that may use “third party cookies”. Since cookies in these embedded media can be used or modified without BearingPoint’s knowledge and consent, you are encouraged to visit the following links for more information.


Link to their personal data policy

4.7 You have the right to accept or decline the use of cookies. You can exercise this right by changing your browser settings to reflect your preferences. However, please note that if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the BearingPoint sites.

4.8 On most browsers the “help” section will give you instructions on how to change your cookie settings, including how to disable cookies or how to have your browser notify you when you receive a new cookie. For more information on cookies and how to control their use, please visit the following external link:

  1. Information we share

5.1 Your personal information will only be disclosed to BearingPoint Group companies, our business partners, government agencies and other state entities that may be required to enforce the law, our company’s legal successors and suppliers or service providers who process your data on our behalf for reasons such as our legitimate business interests or to comply with legal obligations.

  1. Links to other sites

6.1 This policy applies only to information collected by a BearingPoint site.

6.2 The BearingPoint Sites contain links to other sites that are not owned or operated by BearingPoint. BearingPoint is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. Therefore, we encourage you to review the policies of each website you visit.

  1. Security

7.1 We implement safeguards to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration or destruction of the Personal Information you provide to us through the BearingPoint Sites. However, perfect security does not exist on the Internet. Therefore, although we strive to protect your personal data, access and use by unauthorized persons is still possible when data is transferred over the Internet.

  1. Access, Correction and Deletion

8.1 You have the right to ensure that any information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. You may request information about your Personal Data from BearingPoint, as data controller, about the purpose, reason and means of safeguarding the processing of your Personal Data. On the other hand, within this legal framework, you have the right to request that your personal data be amended or rectified when inaccurate, the right to restrict the processing of your personal data and the right to erasure (right to be forgotten) of your personal data. If you have any questions about the personal information that BearingPoint holds about you, to obtain a copy or any other claim, you may contact :

BearingPoint Data Protection Department
Group Compliance Officer
BearingPoint Berlin
Kurf├╝rstendamm 207-208
10719 Berlin
Fax: +49 30- 880041040
Email (for non-sensitive questions only)

  1. Internet transfers

9.1 As the Internet is a global network, its use for the collection and processing of personal data necessarily involves the transfer of data in an international environment. Therefore, by simply browsing BearingPoint’s sites and communicating with us electronically, you consent to the processing of your personal data in this way. However, we will strive to protect Personal Information collected by BearingPoint sites in accordance with strict data protection standards.

  1. Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time without prior notice to meet the development needs of BearingPoint, the Websites or to reflect changes in the industry or changes in legislation. We will post the new version of the Charter on our website or we will announce the modification on the home page of the platform. You can determine when the Charter was last modified by referring to the “last update” date at the beginning of this Charter.

Any modification of the Charter will come into effect as soon as the new version of the Charter is put online on our platform. By continuing to navigate on our website, you declare to accept the modification(s) of the Charter.

If you do not accept the new version of the Charter, in part or in its entirety, you may choose not to continue browsing our website.

  1. To contact us

If you have any questions about how we handle personal information, you can contact us at