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How Client Portal uses your information
Client Portal is a business only website; that is, it acts solely in a business capacity. You must be a registered user to access Client Portal. In the registration process, certain information will be required to set up an account for you on the system. Normally, this information includes your first and last name, contact name, email address, mailing address, and telephone number.
You have the option to terminate your use of Client Portal through a written notice. Such requests will terminate your ability to use the Client Portal site and the material thereon and may affect your rights under applicable agreements with Nicholas Aiola, CPA.
Client Portal does not sell, distribute or disclose personal information to any unaffiliated third parties, except:
when you have given your permission,
when required by law, regulation or professional standards,
as stated in this privacy statement, or
when reasonably related to a sale or other disposition of all or part of Nicholas Aiola, CPA’s business.
Personal information is only collected and used for the purpose of delivering Client Portal services to you. Such services include advising you about our products, services and other opportunities in which you have expressed interest, maintaining your accounts with me, processing requests by you or other persons authorized by you, and administering our business.
Sensitive personal data
Client Portal does not intentionally collect any sensitive information via this site unless legally required to do so. Sensitive personal information includes race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal records and in some cases social security numbers or financial information. Nicholas Aiola, CPA works to protect the confidentiality and security of such information it obtains in the course of business. Access to such information is limited and policies and procedures are in place designed to safeguard the information from loss, misuse and improper disclosure.
What personal information do I collect from the people that visit my website, blog, or app?
When registering on my site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, company name, company website or other details to help you with your experience.
When do I collect information?
I collect information from you when you register on my site, fill out a form, use live chat, provide me with feedback on my services or enter information on my site.
How do I use your information?
I may use the information I collect from you when you register, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
To improve the website
To improve customer service
To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
To follow up with you after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)
How do I protect your information?
I do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. I only provide articles and information. I never ask for credit card numbers. I use regular Malware scanning. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. I implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on my servers.
Do I use “cookies”?
Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits
Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future
I may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on my behalf. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, some features may be disabled and my site may not function properly. It may affect the user’s experience.
I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to outside parties unless I provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist me in operating my website, conducting my business, or serving my users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. I may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce my site policies, or protect my or others’ rights, property or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at my discretion, I may include or offer third-party products or services on my website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of my site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
I have implemented the following:
Google Display Network Impression Reporting
Demographics and Interests Reporting
I, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to my website.
Opting out: Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt-out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser add-on.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, I agree to the following:
Users can visit my site anonymously
You can change your personal information by:
Logging into your account
Live chatting with me or by sending me a support ticket
How does my site handle Do Not Track signals?
I honor Do Not Track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does my site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that I allow third-party behavioral tracking.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. I do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States, and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices I will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
I will notify you via email or by phone immediately. I also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
I collect your email address in order to:
Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
Continue to send emails to my clients after the original transaction has occurred
To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, I agree to the following:
Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses
Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
Include the physical address of my business or site headquarters
Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used
Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
Allow users to unsubscribe by emailing me a request to be unsubscribed
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.