January 1, 2012
At Accountants Online we recognize that privacy is important. If you have any questions about this Policy, please feel free to contact us through our website or write to us at Privacy Matters, c/o Accountants Online Inc., 15510 E Sycamore Dr. Fountain Hills, AZ. 85268.
Information we collect and how we use it:
We offer a number of services that do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us, such as Accountants Online Search. In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:
Information you provide
- When you sign up for an Accountants Online service or
promotion that requires registration, we ask you for
personal information (such as your name, email address and
an account password). For certain services, such as our
advertising programs, we also request credit card or other
payment account information which is processed in encrypted
form via PayPal services. We may combine the information you
submit under your account with information from other
Accountants Online services or third parties in order to
provide you with a better experience and to improve the
quality of our services.
- When you send email or other communication to Accountants
Online, we may retain those communications in order to
process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve
Affiliated sites -
We offer some of our services in connection with other web
sites. Personal information that you provide to those sites
may be sent to Accountants Online in order to deliver the
service. We process such information in accordance with this
Policy. The affiliated sites may have different privacy
practices and we encourage you to read their privacy
Providing our products and services to users, including the display of customized content and advertising;
Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services;
Ensuring the technical functioning of our network; and
Developing new services.
Accountants Online processes personal information on our servers in the United States of America and in other countries. In some cases, we process personal information on a server outside your own country. We may process personal information to provide our own services. In some cases, we may process personal information on behalf of and according to the instructions of a third party, such as our advertising partners.
Choices for personal information
When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.
If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this Policy and/or in the specific service notices, we will offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of personal information for those other purposes. We will not collect or use sensitive information for purposes other than those described in this Policy and/or in the specific service notices, unless we have obtained your prior consent.
You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case Accountants Online may not be able to provide those services to you.
Accountants Online only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of Accountants Online in the following limited circumstances:
We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
We provide such information to our trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable terms of service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of Accountants Online, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.
We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who searched for a particular term, for example, or how many users clicked on a particular advertisement. Such information does not identify you individually.
Please contact us at the address below for any additional questions about the management or use of personal data.
We restrict access to personal information to
Accountants Online employees, contractors and agents who need to
know that information in order to operate, develop or improve
Accountants Online processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Policy. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.
Accountants Online regularly reviews its compliance with this Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Policy or Accountants Online's treatment of personal information by contacting us through this web site or by writing to us at Privacy Matters, c/o Accountants Online Inc., 15510 E Sycamore Dr. Fountain Hills, AZ., 85268, USA. When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is Accountants Online's policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between Accountants Online and an individual.
Changes to this policy
If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Policy, please feel free to contact us any time through this web site or at the addresses indicated previously.