This is the Privacy Statement and Policy (“Privacy Statement”) for Boston Consulting Group,
July, 2021. For more detail on BCG’s international operations please see
BCG understands that your privacy is important. BCG is committed to protecting your privacy
and personal information you provide or as you access and use materials
on rigortest.bcg.com (the “Site”), including the Site subscription pages or other websites or apps
that post a link to this Privacy Statement. In addition, information that you submit to BCG
in response to an email request for information or other outreach from BCG, or through BCG’s
employment application processes, will be treated in accordance with this Privacy
BCG may, in its discretion, amend this Privacy Statement from time to time. To ensure you are
able to remain informed about the information we collect and how we use it, material changes
to our statement will be reflected here. This Site may contain links to external sites which
are not governed by this Privacy Statement. BCG does not take responsibility for the privacy
practices of any third party sites to which we link. We encourage you to review the privacy
policies of any such sites before you submit information there.
YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
Please read this Privacy Statement carefully. By browsing our website and expressly
consenting where required (for instance, when submitting your application), you agree to be
bound by this Privacy Statement.
INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT, AND HOW WE USE IT
What information do we collect?
BCG collects information from you when you create your account for the Site, request copies
of publications, subscribe for email newsletters and press releases, seek additional
information regarding our services or employment opportunities, databases, or register for
conferences and other BCG-sponsored events. If you do not provide such information, you will
not be able to create an account for the Site, request copies of publications, subscribe for
email newsletters and press releases, seek additional information regarding our services or
Personal information that we collect includes: names, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone
numbers, unique personal identifiers, financial information, subject areas of interest
and/or demographic information.
In addition, we sometimes aggregate demographic information and the types of systems and
browsers of users BCG also may conduct user surveys on the Web or use technologies to
provide BCG with information on a number of areas, such as user identity, user viewing
habits, whether or not users found what they were searching for, whether the Site content is
relevant to user needs, and the like.
How do we use personal information?
The purposes and uses of your personal information will depend on the use of the Site and the
personal information provided. We process your personal information:
(i) for the purposes of safeguarding the legitimate interests pursued by BCG. This
- Informing you about updates to the service and notifying you about other products and
services offered by BCG that may be of interest to you, including information regarding
publications and events
- Tailoring your experience at the Site with relevant BCG materials
- Understanding the Site’s user population, identifying subject areas of interest, and
determining whether the Site is designed to work with the computer settings of a
majority of our visitors
- Measuring and improving the effectiveness of BCG marketing programs across different
- Improving our web content and navigation.
(ii) on the basis of your consent. Insofar as you have granted us consent to the processing
of personal information for specific purposes (for example, your application form for
employment with BCG), the lawfulness of such processing is based on your consent. You may
withdraw your consent at any time.
(iii) for compliance with a legal obligation. This includes anti-fraud and anti-money
laundering measures as well as tax and social security requirements.
We will not sell, share, or rent or otherwise make available your personal information to
other parties, except that we may disclose the information to third parties who perform
services on our behalf and have a need to access the information in connection with those
services. Any third parties will only process this information to the extent to which and
within the limits that BCG itself is permitted to process that data. In addition, BCG may
disclose your contact information in response to inquiries by bona-fide rights owners in
connection with allegations of infringement of copyright or other proprietary rights arising
from information that you have posted on the Site or otherwise provided to BCG.
HOW WE MIGHT SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
The third parties with whom we may need to share personal information to help us provide
services and products to you and to run our Website include:
- our subsidiaries or affiliates;
- our advisors;
- our third party service providers who process information on our behalf to help run some
of our internal business operations including email distribution, IT services and
marketing and events services;
- our business partners for publications and events co-organized by BCG and them;
- law enforcement bodies in order to comply with any legal obligation or court order
Because BCG is a global organization we need to transfer personal information which is
collected on the Site or through other means across the BCG group of companies (
) to help operate our business efficiently. This also includes third parties located in
different countries around the world, including outside of the EEA. These arrangements may
involve your personal information being located in various countries around the world e.g.
USA where privacy laws differ. We only make these arrangements or transfers where we are
satisfied that adequate levels of protection are in place to protect information held in
that country. In addition, the Site may be viewed and accessed anywhere in the world
including countries that may not have laws regulating the use and transfer of personally
identifiable information. By using the Site, submitting information through this site, or
submitting personal information to BCG through other means you voluntarily consent to such
international transfer and hosting of such information to those countries and parties.
RETENTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
BCG retains your personal information for so long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose for
which it was collected. We may retain your personal information for longer if they may be
the subject of a legal claim, or may otherwise be relevant for future litigation.
If, at any time, you prefer not to receive further communications from us in any or all forms
you will have the ability to unsubscribe from such communications by means of a link
provided in every e-mail that is sent to you by us. When subscribing to BCG e-mail
newsletters, you are given the opportunity to select which promotions, news, and information
you would like to receive at the time of sign up, and you will have the opportunity to
unsubscribe from such communications.
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monitor your website activity to allow us to collect information about how you use our Site
and our services. With most internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard
drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored on your computer.
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