A NOTE ABOUT CHILDREN
We do not intentionally gather personal data about visitors who are under the age of 13
A NOTE TO USERS OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES
TYPES OF DATA WE COLLECT.
Personal Data You Provide to Us. We collect personal data from you when you provide it voluntarily on the Site. You may provide your name, phone number, email address, zip code, marital status, financial goals, household income, home ownership status, details about your family, Twitter handle, Facebook profile and other details you may submit to us. You may also provide information in response to our surveys,
We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our website. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions. If you choose to disable Cookies, some areas of our website may not work properly. We have also enabled Google Analytics features, including Demographics and Interest Reporting to gather demographic information provided by these features. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads by changing your Google Ads Settings.
THE ACCOUNTING FRIEND, LLC is a member of the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) self-regulatory program and adheres to the DAA self-regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising. We work with a variety of advertisers, ad networks and analytics companies (“Ad Partners”) that collect information about your use of our services. You can opt out of the use of interest-based advertising at any time by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance consumer choice page.
Our Relationship with Social Networking Sites. We have created, and may offer you, interfaces that allow you to connect with social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter (“SN Sites”) through our Site. We will work with the SN Site’s application protocol interface (better known as their developer API) in a way that allows you to authorize us to access your account on that SN Site on your behalf. In order to provide this authorization, you will not provide us with your user name or password to the SN Site, but you will need to log-in to that SN Site directly through our Site. Once authorized by you, the SN Site will provide us a token that allows the SN Site to recognize us when we ask, on your behalf, for access to your account information or to post information. You will be able to revoke our access to any SN Site at any time by amending the appropriate settings from within your account settings on the applicable SN Site, though such revocation may limit the Services we are able to provide you.
USE OF YOUR DATA.
General Use. In general, personal data you submit to us is used either to respond to requests that you make, or to aid us in serving you better. Company uses your personal data in the following ways:
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA.
Disclosure to Third Party Service Providers. We may share your personal data with third party service providers to facilitate creation of accounts or to provide services to us that enable us to make the Site or the Services available to you.
Disclosure to THE ACCOUNTING FRIEND, LLC Marketplace and Marketing Participants. We may share your advisor matching form intake data with relevant financial advisor matches that meet participation criteria and actively participate in the THE ACCOUNTING FRIEND, LLC platform. The terms and conditions permit those advisors to contact you with the information you have provided.
Other Disclosures. Regardless of any choices you make regarding your personal data (as described below), Company may disclose personal data if it believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on Company; or (b) protect or defend the rights or property of Company or users of the Products or related services.
Personal and/or Anonymous Data Collected by Third Parties. We may receive Personal and/or Anonymous Data about you from other sources like telephone or fax, or from companies that provide our Services by way of a co-branded or private-labeled website or companies that offer their products and/or services on our website (“Third Party Companies”). Our Third-Party Companies may supply us with personal data, such as your email address, in order to help us establish the account. We may add this information to the information we have already collected from you via our website in order to improve the Services we provide.
Our provision of a link to any other website or location, such as the payment processing websites, is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such other website or location or its contents. When you click on such a link, you will leave our site and go to another site. During this process, another entity may collect personal data or Anonymous Data from you.
YOUR CHOICES REGARDING YOUR PERSONAL DATA.
Changes to Personal Data. You may request deletion of your personal data by us, but please note that we may be required (by law or otherwise) to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives.
When visiting the careers portion of our Sites, we collect the information that you provide to us in connection with your job application. This includes business and personal contact information, professional credentials and skills, educational and work history, and other information of the type that may be included in a resume. This may also include diverse information that you voluntarily provide. We use this information to facilitate our recruitment activities and process employment applications, such as by evaluating a job candidate for an employment activity, and monitoring recruitment statistics. We may also use this information to operate and improve the Services, and as otherwise necessary for compliance, fraud prevention, and safety purposes.
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA.
The company is committed to protecting the security of your personal data. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Despite these measures, you should know that Company cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with personal data and mistakes may happen.
If you believe that Company has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Company by emaiL. We will do our best to address your concerns. If you feel that your complaint has been addressed incompletely, we invite you to let us know for further investigation.
The description of our Privacy Practices and CCPA Privacy Rights do not apply to the personal information we collect, use or disclose about:
Consumers who initiate or complete the process of applying for financial products or services. This is because this information is subject to the federal Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (“GLBA”), and implementing regulations, or the California Financial Information Privacy Act (“FIPA”), and Representatives of businesses that seek to obtain our Services, or to provide their products or services to us.
Through our services – for example, by inquiring about retaining a financial advisor – you direct us to disclose your information to companies that provide the services in which you are interested.