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Privacy policy

Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL) wants to protect the privacy of visitors to our website. Please read the following policy; it will help you to understand how we use your personal data. We may change our privacy 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 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 is a Cookie

A cookie is a small piece of data or message that is sent from an organisation's web server to your web browser and is then stored on your hard drive. Cookies can't read data off your hard drive or cookie files created by other sites, and do not damage your system.

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 organisation.

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

When you give us personal data, those data may be sent electronically to servers anywhere in the world and may be used, stored and processed anywhere in the world.

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 policy.

To whom might we disclose your personal data?

We may pass your personal data to anyone who needs the data in order to fulfil your request for our services, or process any payment. Some of these may be located outside the European Economic Area.

We may pass your personal data to Grant Thornton member firms or to our data processors.

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).

Direct Marketing

You may at any time request us to stop using your personal data for direct marketing purposes. If you wish to do this, please contact us.


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.


Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any other network can be guaranteed as 100% secure, but we take appropriate steps to try to protect the security of your personal data.


This is the website of GTIL, a non-practicing, non-trading international umbrella organisation 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 House, Melton Street, Euston Square, London NW1 2EP.

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.


By means of this privacy policy we (Grant Thornton Austria Group) want to inform you about our data protection policy, our procedures of processing your personally-identifiable data as well as your possibility to limit the information submitted by you on this website.

Privacy Policy

Grant Thornton Austria Group is committed to protecting the privacy of personally-identifiable information. The processing of personally-identifiable information, that we collect from you as you use this website, is in line with the requirements of the data protection law applicable in Austria.

Our website is built such that no personally-identifiable information is collected as you use this website, except when you submit an enquiry by using the contact form on this site. In this case all data provided by you will be used exclusively to answer your request. The data will not be disclosed or transferred to any third party. We reserve the right to transfer your data to other member firms within the network of Grant Thornton International, should this be necessary in order to provide you with appropriate information. All personal information will be stored only as long as it is necessary to fulfill the intended purpose of the data transmission or legal requirements.

Data collection

You can use the contact form on our website to request information material or make enquiries. Personal data that you can enter on this site includes your name, contact details, and information relating to your enquiry. If any additional information should be necessary to answer your request, we will contact you.

Google Analytics / Cookies

This website is using Google Analytics, a tool provided by  Google Inc. („Google“) for analyzing traffic on homepages. Google Analytics is using so called cookies, which are small pieces of data sent from the web server to your browser that enable an analysis of the traffic on our homepage.  The information the cookie generates regarding the usage of our homepage (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google webserver in the USA and stored there. Google is using this information to analyze visits to our website, to generate statistics about the visitors to our homepage for us and to provide other services in connection with the usage of this homepage and the internet. Google will provide this information to third parties only as far as legally required. Google may also provide this information to third party service providers that are processing data for Google. In any case Google will not link your IP address to other data saved by Google. You can block cookies by adjusting the configuration in your browser software, this may however mean that you cannot use the full functionality of this website. By using our website you agree to the processing of the data collected regarding your visit as described above and for the purposes described above


Grant Thornton has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operation security in order to protect personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. This includes training of all staff members that are authorized to access personally-identifiable information.

Data Protection Declaration for clients

This declaration describes how the Grant Thornton  (“we“) will process your personal data.

Grant Thornton Austria Gruppe is composed of:

  • Grant Thornton IBD Austria GmbH & Co KG Steuerberatungsgesellschaft, Gertrude-Fröhlich-Sandner-Straße 1/Top 13, 1100 Vienna
  • Grant Thornton Austria Holding GmbH & Co KG Wirtschaftsprüfungs- und Steuerberatungsgesellschaft, Gertrude-Fröhlich-Sandner-Straße 1/Top 13, 1100 Vienna
  • Grant Thornton Austria GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungs- und Steuerberatungsgesellschaft, Gertrude-Fröhlich-Sandner-Straße 1/Top 13, 1100 Vienna
  • Grant Thornton Austria Advisory GmbH, Gertrude-Fröhlich-Sandner-Straße 1/Top 13, 1100 Vienna
  • Grant Thornton Verax GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungs- und Steuerberatungsgesellschaft, Gertrude-Fröhlich-Sandner-Straße 1/Top 13, 1100 Vienna
  • Grant Thornton Pfeiffer GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft, Domplatz 16, 2700 Wiener Neustadt
  • Grant Thornton ALPEN-ADRIA Wirtschaftsprüfung GmbH, August-Jaksch-Straße 2, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

The declaration is directed to our existing and former clients, interested parties and prospective clients as well as their shareholders, organs and other employees. 

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