Certified Public Accountants, like all providers of personal financial services, are required by law to inform their clients of their policies regarding privacy of client information. This statement discloses the information practices for any and all S&A Web sites including what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared. This communication is intended to comply with a federal law (‘Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999’) regarding your right to privacy.
Types of information we collect.
Information on www.steeley.com is gathered in two ways: (1) indirectly (for example, through our site’s technology); and (2) directly (for example, when you provide information on various pages of www.steeley.com).
One example of information we collect indirectly is through our Internet access logs. When you access www.steeley.com, your Internet address is automatically collected and is placed in our Internet access logs.
We also collect nonpublic personal information when you voluntarily submit it to us with your authorization. Throughout our site, we provide the opportunity to register for an event or conference, request for consultation, or participate in an online survey. When we collect this type of information, we will notify you as to why we are asking for information and how this information will be used. It is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide it.
Usage of this information.
We analyze it to determine what is most effective about our site, to help us identify ways to improve it, and eventually, to determine how we can tailor www.steeley.com to make it more effective. We may also use data for other purposes, which we would describe to you at the point we collect the information.
Parties to whom we disclose information.
As a tax and financial firm, data we collect may be transferred throughout S&A’s organization. We will not sell individual information and will share it only with our staff. We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information obtained in the course of our practice except as required or permitted by law. Permitted disclosures include, for instance, providing information to assist us in providing services to you, such as obtaining a bank loan or mortgage. In all situations, we stress the confidential nature of information being shared.
Sensitive personal data.
We do not generally seek to collect sensitive personal data through this site. If we do seek to collect such data, we will ask you to consent to our proposed uses of the data. We may also collect some sensitive personal data incidentally. By providing us with unsolicited sensitive personal data, you consent to our using the data subject to applicable law as described in this Privacy Statement. The references to “sensitive personal data” are to the various categories of personal data identified by data privacy laws as requiring special treatment, including in some circumstances the need to obtain explicit consent. These categories comprise personal identity numbers, personal data about personality and private life, racial or ethnic origin, nationality, political opinions, membership of political parties or movements, religious, philosophical or other similar beliefs, membership of a trade union or profession or trade association, physical or mental health, genetic code, addictions, sexual life, property matters or criminal record (including information about suspected criminal activities).
Data security of nonpublic personal information.
We take appropriate steps to maintain the security of your data on www.steeley.com. You should understand that the open nature of the Internet is such that data may flow over networks without security measures and may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data is intended.