Crowe Soberman recognizes the importance of privacy and the sensitivity of personally identifiable information. We are committed to protecting your personally identifiable information (“personal information”). We use the term “personal information” to mean any information that can be used to identify an individual. This includes your name, age, telephone number(s), address, credit card details, email address and any other personally identifiable information that you choose to provide Crowe Soberman. It does not include business contact information, when used for business communications.
Crowe Soberman LLP
Chartered Professional Accountants
2 St. Clair Avenue East
- Identifying Purposes
We will only use personal information as set out in this policy. The purposes for which we collect personal information are as follows:
- Providing professional services to our clients. For example, the use your personal information to provide and market our services to you and to administer your account with us. If you advise us that you no longer wish to receive information about our services we will not send any further material.
- Providing general information (non-client specific) to our clients and others by way of mailings, faxes, emails, etc.
- Any new purposes will be identified prior to use for those purposes. Your consent will be obtained for the new uses, except where such uses are required by law.
You thereby consent to the collection, use or disclosure of personal information, for the purposes described herein.
Otherwise, we will specify the reasons for collection, use or disclosure. Your consent may be obtained, depending on the particular information and circumstances, orally or in writing, implied or expressed. Where information is sensitive we will obtain express consent.
- Limiting Collection
The collection of personal information will be limited to the amount and type necessary for our purposes. The information will be collected by fair and lawful means. Wherever possible we will collect your personal information directly from you in the ordinary course of conducting our business.
- Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention
Your personal information shall not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with your consent or as required by law.
Crowe Soberman does not disclose your personal information to any third party to enable them to market their products or services. For example, we do not sell or provide our client mailing lists to suppliers or other clients. Under certain circumstances, Crowe Soberman will disclose your personal information; for example:
- If we engage a third party to provide services to us;
- Where it is necessary to establish or collect payment;
- If the information is already publicly known.
Whenever we disclose your personal information to third parties for the purpose of providing services to us, we require such parties to maintain levels of confidentiality and security that are equivalent to our own practices.
Your personal information shall be retained only for as long as is necessary to complete the purposes for which it was collected, or as long as required by law. Personal information that is no longer required is discarded or destroyed using methods that protect your privacy (e.g. by paper shredding and/or deletion of electronic files).
The personal information managed by Crowe Soberman shall be as accurate, complete and up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is being used.
If any of your personal information changes, we require details of those changes for our own uses and for the uses of third parties to whom such information is disclosed.
Crowe Soberman takes reasonable measures to ensure that your personal information is kept secure, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. Among the reasonable steps taken to protect your information are:
- premises security;
- restricted file access to personal information;
- deploying technological safeguards such as security software and firewalls to prevent hacking or unauthorized computer access;
- internal password and security policies.
Crowe Soberman will make available specific information about its policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
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The Website may contain links to websites maintained by third parties. Crowe Soberman is not responsible for the privacy practices of such third party websites. Your use of those websites is entirely at your own risk. You should carefully read their own privacy policies before providing any information to such third parties.
- Opt-Out Procedures
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OPT‐OUT OF RECEIVING INFORMATION FROM CROWE SOBERMAN.
This opt out messaging will appear at the bottom of every promotional email that is sent out to you by Crowe Soberman in relation to this website. Crowe Soberman also gives you the option to remove your information from its database of active users. If you no longer wish to take advantage of this website or to receive any form of direct contact from Crowe Soberman, whether it is email, discounts, newsletters, or other promotional offers or materials, or wish us to delete your personally identifiable information from our database of active users, send us a request marked “Privacy-Urgent”, and contact us.
- Individual Access
Upon request, Crowe Soberman will provide you with details of the existence, use and disclosure of your personal information and will provide you with reasonable access to that information.
You will be able to amend any of the information for accuracy and completeness. For access to your personal information contact the Privacy Officer by the means indicated in section 8 above.
- Challenging Compliance
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