Privacy Policy

This is the website known as AccountantsWebDesign.ca. It is owned and operated by Accountants Web Design Inc. a privately held Canadian company.

Our postal address is:

LL105
720 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario L8R 4E2

We can be reached via e-mail at AWD's Administration Department.

Accountants Web Design Inc. is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. The following policy demonstrates how your personally identifiable information will be treated as you make full use of our many features. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically. Please note that some of the products or services mentioned specifically in this policy may not always be available on the Accountants Web Design Inc. website.

This policy will let you know:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you
  2. What cookies are and how they are used
  3. How your information is used
  4. Who is collecting your information
  5. With whom your information may be shared
  6. What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information
  7. How you can access, update or delete your information
  8. The kind of security precautions that are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information
  9. What else you should know about your online privacy

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What personally identifiable information does Accountants Web Design Inc. collect from me?

Accountants Web Design Inc., through its website AccountantsWebDesign.ca, collects information in several ways.

Some personally identifiable information is gathered when you register. During registration, Accountants Web Design Inc. asks for your name, address and email address, and other items. The more information you volunteer (and the more accurate it is), the better we are able to serve you with customized services. Once you register you are no longer anonymous to Accountants Web Design Inc. and are able to take full advantage of the many features available at AccountantsWebDesign.ca

In addition to registration we may ask you for personally identifiable information at other times, including (but not limited to) when you make a purchase from Accountants Web Design Inc.; when you sign up for web site design and hosting provided by Accountants Web Design Inc., and when you contact Accountants Web Design Inc. with an idea, suggestion, or problem. Accountants Web Design Inc. may keep a record of any correspondence submitted by you. Additionally, Accountants Web Design Inc. may occasionally ask subscribing members to complete surveys that we use for research purposes. Wherever Accountants Web Design Inc. collects personally identifiable information, we make an effort to include a link to this Privacy Policy on that page.

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What are cookies and how does Accountants Web Design Inc. use them?

As part of offering and providing customizable and personalized services, Accountants Web Design Inc. may use cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. All websites owned by Accountants Web Design Inc. where you are prompted to log-in or that are customizable, require that you accept cookies.

Generally, we use cookies to:

  • Facilitate the registration process.
  • Remind us of who you are and to access your account information (stored on our computers and web servers) in order to give you better and more personalized service.
  • Estimate our participatory community’s size. Each browser accessing AccountantsWebDesign.ca is given a unique cookie, which is then used to determine the extent of, repeat usage and usage by a registered subscribing member versus by an unregistered user.
  • Track your progress and number of entries in some of our promotions. When an AccountantsWebDesign.ca hosted promotion uses cookies, the information written to the cookie indicates the participant’s progress through the promotion, and may be used to track entries, submissions, and status in prize drawings.
  • Measure certain usage patterns, which areas of AccountantsWebDesign.ca you have visited, and your visiting patterns in the aggregate. We use this research to understand how our subscribing members' habits are similar or different from one another so that we can continue to improve AccountantsWebDesign.ca. We may also use this information to better personalize the content, banners, and promotions that you and other community members may see on our site(s).

AccountantsWebDesign.ca also collects IP addresses for system administration. In addition, AccountantsWebDesign.ca Mail includes IP addresses in outgoing mail message headers.

 

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How does Accountants Web Design Inc. use my information?

The primary goal of Accountants Web Design Inc. in collecting personally identifiable information is to provide you, the community member, with a customized experience. This includes personalization services, interactive communications, online shopping and many other types of service, which may or may not be free to you. In order to provide services free of charge, we may display advertisements. By knowing a little about you, Accountants Web Design Inc. is able to deliver more relevant content to you.

Note, if we initiate any special offers to you, those offers will only be sent to you by email from Accountants Web Design Inc. If you prefer not to receive promotional messages from us, you will be able to unsubscribe from our mailing list via direct link within the message you receive. You can change your preferences at any time by also contacting AWD's Administration Department..

Accountants Web Design Inc. may research our community members' demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us upon registration, during a promotion, from our server log files or from surveys. We do this to better understand and serve our community members. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis.

 

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Who is collecting information?

When you are on the AccountantsWebDesign.ca and are asked for personally identifiable information, you are sharing that information only with Accountants Web Design Inc. unless it is specifically stated otherwise.

 

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With whom does Accountants Web Design Inc. share my information?

As a general rule, Accountants Web Design Inc. will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information, except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we are compelled by law to release such information or under the circumstances described below. The following describes some of the ways that your information may be disclosed.

Business Partners & Sponsors: Accountants Web Design Inc. may disclose your personally identifiable information to business partners or sponsors, but this will be specifically described to you and your permission sought prior to data collection or prior to transferring the data. Details of shared use can be found in specific member agreements, and promotions rules when they are published. Some or all data collected during an Accountants Web Design Inc. promotion may be shared with a sponsor. If personally identifying data about you will be shared, we will tell you and gain your permission before we collect or transfer the data.

Many promotions offer opportunities to request additional information from sponsors. By volunteering such information, you give Accountants Web Design Inc. permission to transfer your personally identifiable information to the sponsor so they can fulfill your request. In many instances, only your email address will be shared. If more information will be shared with the sponsor, you will be notified prior to the transfer.

Other: Accountants Web Design Inc. may also disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating Accountants Web Design Inc.'s Terms of Use or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Accountants Web Design Inc.'s rights or property, other Accountants Web Design Inc. community members, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. Accountants Web Design Inc. may disclose or access account information when we are compelled to by law and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.

 

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What are my choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of my information?

Accountants Web Design Inc. may occasionally send you direct mail about products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. Only Accountants Web Design Inc. (or agents working on behalf of Accountants Web Design Inc. and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings and only if you have not indicated that you object to these offers. If you do not want to receive such mailings, simply follow the unsubscribe instructions that appear in all mailings or tell us at any time by contacting AWD's Administration Department.

Please note that even if you chose to opt out of Accountants Web Design Inc. marketing, we will continue to send you important service-related communications which are not promotional in nature.

You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those Accountants Web Design Inc. services that require registration in order to participate.

Accountants Web Design Inc. does not sell or rent your information to anyone. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a particular service or not to participate in certain promotions or contests.

 

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What is Accountants Web Design Inc.'s policy on allowing me to update, correct, or delete my personally identifiable information?

You may edit your Accountants Web Design Inc. Account Information Profile at any time by contacting AWD's Administration Department.

 

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What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?

Accountants Web Design Inc. will never ask you for your personal information in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email.

Accountants Web Design Inc. through the normal course of business, may employ server technology in other countries. When you give Accountants Web Design Inc. personally identifiable information, that information may be sent electronically to servers outside of the country where you originally entered the information, such as to the United States. In addition, that information may be used, stored and processed outside of the country where you entered that information. Whenever Accountants Web Design Inc. handles personally identifiable information as described above, regardless of where this occurs, Accountants Web Design Inc. takes steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with the relevant Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, Accountants Web Design Inc. cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Accountants Web Design Inc. will not keep electronic versions of your credit information so it cannot be accessed on any of our computers. A paper document is stored in a secure locaton. We utilize PayPal as our sole payment processor so the transaction with your card is completely secure. Communication between PayPal, as payment processor and your credit issuing bank cannot be accessed by Accountants Web Design Inc. under any circumstances.

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What else should I know about my privacy?

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information online - for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas – that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personally identifiable information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.

Updated November 15. 2015