PAAS Partners is dedicated to protecting the confidentiality and privacy of information entrusted to it. As part of this fundamental obligation, PAAS Partners is committed to the appropriate protection and use of personal identifiable information (PII) that has been collected online.

Collection and use of personal information

We obtain personal information about you if you choose to provide it, for example to contact mailboxes or information about you that is already in the public domain such as on social media platforms.

If you send us a curriculum vitae (CV) to apply online for a position with PAAS Partners, we will use the information that you provide to match you with available PAAS Partners job opportunities.

Automatic collection of personal information

In some instances, PAAS Partners and its service providers uses cookies, web beacons and other technologies to automatically collect certain types of information when you visit us online, as well as through emails that we may exchange. The collection of this information allows us to customise your online experience, improve the performance, usability and effectiveness of PAAS Partners’ online presence, and to measure the effectiveness of our marketing activities.

IP addresses

An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet. It allows computers and servers to recognise and communicate with one another. IP addresses from which visitors appear to originate may be recorded for IT security and system diagnostic purposes. This information may also be used in aggregate form to conduct web site trend and performance analysis.


Cookies may be placed on your computer or internet-enabled device whenever you visit us online. This allows our web site to remember your computer or device and serves a number of purposes.

When visiting our web site, a notification banner may appear requiring your consent to collect cookies. If you do not provide consent, your computer or internet-enabled device will not be tracked for marketing-related activities. A secondary type of cookie referred to as “user-input” cookies may still be required for necessary functionality. Such cookies will not be blocked through the use of this notification banner. Your selection will be saved in a cookie and is valid for a period of 90 days. If you wish to revoke your selection, you may do so by clearing your browser’s cookies.

Further information about managing cookies can be found in your browser’s help file or through web sites such as

Below is a list of the types of cookies used on our web site:

Purpose Description Type & Expiry
Performance (i.e., User’s Browser) Our web site is built using common internet platforms. These have built-in cookies which help compatibility issues (e.g., to identify your browser type) and improve performance (e.g., quicker loading of content). Session Deleted upon closing the browser
Site Preferences Our cookies may also remember your web site preferences (e.g., language) or seek to enhance your experience (e.g., by personalizing a greeting or content).  Session Deleted upon closing the browser
Analytical  We use several third-party analytics tools to help us understand how web site visitors use our web site. This allows us to improve the quality and content on PAAS for our visitors. The aggregated statistical data cover items such as total visits or page views, and referrers to our web site.  Persistent, but will delete automatically after two years if you no longer visit PAAS
Social sharing We use third party social media widgets or buttons to provide you with additional functionality to share content from our web pages to social media web sites and email. Use of these widgets or buttons may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use, ensure your interaction is displayed webpages (e.g. the social share count cache is updated) and log information about your activities across the Internet and on our web site. We encourage you to review each provider’s privacy information before using any such service.  Persistent, but will be deleted automatically after two years if you no longer visit PAAS

Other third-party tools and widgets may be used on our web page to provide additional functionality. Use of these tools or widgets may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use, and ensure your interaction is displayed on our webpages properly.

Cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise identify you personally. In our analytical reports, we may obtain other identifiers including IP addresses, but this is for the purpose of identifying the number of unique visitors to our web site and geographic origin of visitor trends, and not to identify individual visitors.


Web beacons

A web beacon is a small image file on a web page that can be used to collect certain information from your computer, such as an IP address, the time the content was viewed, a browser type, and the existence of cookies previously set by the same server. PAAS Partners only uses web beacons in accordance with applicable laws.

PAAS Partners may use web beacons to track the effectiveness of third-party web sites that provide us with recruiting or marketing services or to gather aggregate visitor statistics and manage cookies.

You have the option to render some web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies. The web beacon may still record an anonymous visit from your IP address but cookie information will not be recorded.

In some of our newsletters and other communications, we may monitor recipient actions such as email open rates through embedded links within the messages. We collect this information to gauge user interest and to enhance future user experiences.

Location-based tools

PAAS Partners may collect and use the geographical location of your computer or mobile device. This location data is collected for the purpose of providing you with information regarding services which we believe may be of interest to you based on your geographic location, and to improve our location-based products and services.

Social media widgets and applications

PAAS Partners web site may include functionality to enable sharing via third party social media applications. These social media applications may collect and use information regarding your use of PAAS Partners web site. Any personal information that you provide via such social media applications may be collected and used by other members of that social media application and such interactions are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide the application. We do not have control over, or responsibility for, those companies or their use of your information.

In addition, PAAS Partners web site may host blogs, forums, crowd-sourcing and other applications or services. The purpose of this is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and content. Any personal information that you provide on any PAAS Partners social media feature may be shared with other users of that social media feature (unless otherwise stated at the point of collection), over whom we may have limited or no control.

Sharing and transfer of PII

We do not share personal information with unaffiliated third parties, except as necessary for our legitimate professional and business needs, to carry out your requests, and/or as required or permitted by law or professional standards.

In some instances, PAAS Partners may share PII about you with various outside companies or service providers or vendors working on our behalf to help fulfil your requests.

In addition, PAAS Partners may transfer certain PII across geographical borders to other PAAS Partners member firms or outside companies working with us or on our behalf. PAAS Partners may also store PII in a jurisdiction other than where you are based. By providing PII on online, visitors are consenting to this transfer and/or storage of their PII across borders.

PAAS Partners may also disclose PII in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business of the web site to which the data relates, in order to respond to requests of government or law enforcement agencies or where this is required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations. These disclosures may be needed for data privacy or security audits and/or to investigate or respond to a complaint or security threat. PAAS Partners does not sell PII to any third parties. PAAS Partners will not transfer the PII you provide to any third parties for their own direct marketing use.


You are not required to submit any PII to PAAS Partners online, but we may require you to provide certain PII in order for you to receive additional information about our services and events. PAAS Partners may also ask for your permission for certain uses of your PII, and you can agree to or decline those uses. If you opt-in for particular services or communications, such as an e-newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time. If you decide to unsubscribe from a service or communication, we will try to remove your information promptly, although we may require additional information before we can process your request.

As described in “Cookies” above, if you wish to prevent cookies from tracking you as you navigate our web site, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Note, however, that some portions of our web site may not work properly if you elect to refuse cookies.


If you have submitted personal information to PAAS Partners, under most circumstances you have the right to reasonable access to that data to correct any inaccuracies. You can also make a request to update or remove information about you by contacting and we will make all reasonable and practical efforts to comply with your request, so long as it is consistent with applicable law and professional standards.

Data security and integrity

PAAS Partners has reasonable security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorised loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Despite PAAS Partners’ best efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats. To the best of our ability, access to your personal information is limited to those who have a need to know. Those individuals who have access to the data are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information. We also make reasonable efforts to retain personal information only for so long as the information is necessary to comply with an individual’s request or until that person asks that the information be deleted.

Links to other web sites

Please be aware that PAAS Partners web site may contain links to other web sites, including web sites maintained by other PAAS Partners member firms that are not governed by this Privacy Statement but by other privacy statements that may differ somewhat. We encourage users to review the privacy policy of each Web site visited before disclosing any personal information.

Changes to this statement

PAAS Partners may modify this Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect our current privacy practices. When we make changes to this statement, we will revise the “updated” date at the bottom of this page. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to be informed about how PAAS Partners is protecting your information.

Policy questions and enforcement

PAAS Partners is committed to protecting the online privacy of your personal information. If you have questions or comments about our administration of your personally identifiable information, please contact us at You may also use this address to communicate any concerns you may have regarding compliance with our Privacy Statement.

Last updated 29 October, 2019