McKinsey Solutions Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement explains how McKinsey & Company, Inc. United States and its affiliates (collectively, “McKinsey” or “we”) processes personal data to perform benchmarking, research, development or related activities, in connection with certain of our proprietary data- and analytics-driven tools and solutions, including those described at (the “solutions”). This Privacy Statement supplements any notice you may receive from a client to which McKinsey is providing professional services (for instance, your employer), and concerns only McKinsey’s use of information for its own purposes as described in this Privacy Statement. We may periodically change this Privacy Statement without prior notice, so please check back from time to time. This Privacy Statement was last updated on February 16, 2022.

In connection with the use of McKinsey’s solutions by or on behalf of our clients, we may collect information about our clients’ personnel, either directly from the relevant client or via surveys or questionnaires or other information gathering tools supplied by the client or by McKinsey. This information may include, without limitation, business contact information, identification information such as employee ID, job role and reporting line, demographic and other professional and biographical information such as work history and education, finance-related information such as compensation and benefits, performance ratings, technical information related to client personnel and their systems and devices, such as IP address information, account information, email addresses, browser telemetry (e.g., type, version), time stamps, and other personal and usage data.

In addition to performing services on behalf of McKinsey clients, where agreed with our clients we may compile some of the information collected via the solutions into our own benchmarking and other databases, analyze the information for research, product development, or other business purposes, including within and across clients utilizing the solutions, and/or use the information to further develop, improve, and optimize solution usage, performance, features, and functionality. The information will be stripped of any unique identifiers that may have been collected as part of providing the solution (for example, name or email address), and McKinsey will not seek to identify or re-identify individuals with such information in connection with any such activities.

McKinsey uses this information on the basis of our legitimate interests for the purposes of benchmarking, research and/or development in connection with solutions, as described in this Privacy Statement. Our clients are not granted direct access to any of this information constituting your personal data but will only receive aggregated results, except that your usage data may be shared with our client (your employer) for the purpose of evaluating and optimizing the usage of the solution within the client’s organization. The information will otherwise only be shared externally where permitted by applicable law. We may, for example, share your personal data with our affiliates or service providers, such as IT infrastructure and technology providers, or in the event of the acquisition of the relevant McKinsey affiliate by a third-party entity.

Since McKinsey is a global organization, affiliates and service providers to which we transfer your information collected via the solutions may be located in countries which may have different data protection laws than those in your country of residence. McKinsey will implement safeguards to protect your information across McKinsey’s global operations. Where required by law, we have put in place legal mechanisms designed to ensure adequate data protection of your personal data that is processed by McKinsey affiliates and service providers, including EU’s Standard Contractual Clauses. If you would like more information about these legal mechanisms, please contact us at the address below.

How to contact McKinsey

To contact McKinsey with questions about this Privacy Statement or if you would like to communicate with any of our Data Protection Officers or the Data Privacy Team, including to request to exercise your rights of access, rectification, or erasure, please contact us at:

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