Last Revised: June 15, 2019
the types of information that UCPAA may collect from you when you access or use its website, located at ucpaa.org, (the “Site”), and related software applications and other online services (collectively, the “Services”); and
its practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information.
This Policy applies only to the information UCPAA collects, hosts, or controls through its Services, in email, orally, text and/or other electronic communications sent through or in connection with its Services.
This Policy DOES NOT apply to information that you provide to, or that is collected by, any third party, such as an accounting firm or a third party individual utilizing the Services, and social networks that you use in connection with the Services. UCPAA encourages you to consult directly with such third parties about their privacy practices.
Please read this Policy carefully to understand UCPAA’s policies and practices regarding your information and how UCPAA will treat it.
Your use of the Service constitutes your binding acceptance of this Policy, including any modifications that we make. This Policy will constitute a binding and enforceable agreement between you (individually and/or in your individual capacity as an employee, officer, agent, partner, etc. of each organization you represent in connection with any use of the Service) and UCPAA. By using the Site or any Services, you agree to this Policy and you are consenting to UCPAA’s collection, use, disclosure, retention, and protection of your information as described here. If you do not provide the information UCPAA requires, UCPAA may not be able to provide all of its Services to you. If you do not agree with this Policy in its entirety, then you must immediately stop using the Site and all Services. This Policy is binding on you by your use of the Site or Services, regardless of whether or not you choose to (i) register for an Account (as defined in our Terms of Service), and/or (ii) become part of the Membership Program.
Where you use the Service in the course of your employment or business, you enter into this Policy both on your own behalf and in your individual capacity as an employee, officer, agent, partner, etc., of such organization that you represent, and references in this Policy to “user(s)” or “you” shall mean both you (i) as the user of accounting services through the use of the Services via the Site, and/or (ii) in a capacity as representative of an accounting organization or firm listed on the Site.
This Policy may change from time to time, your continued use of UCPAA’s Services after it makes any change is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the Policy periodically for updates.
UCPAA collects several types of information from and about users of our Services. Specifically, we may collect the information identified in this Policy because we have a legal reason (allowed by law or under contract) to collect the information, or because you have consented for us to do so as described in this Policy. The information we collect includes:
The information we collect on or through our Services may include:
We use the information you provide to us to enhance the functionality and improve the quality of our Services, and to personalize your experience while using our Services. We also use this information to display relevant advertising, provide support to you, communicate with you, and comply with our legal obligations.
We may automatically collect certain information about the computer or devices (including mobile devices) you use to access the Services, and about your use of the Services, even if you use the Services without registering or logging in.
UCPAA collects information for the some or all of following reasons:
We may also use the information we have collected from you to enable us to display advertisements to our advertisers’/service providers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your personal information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.
Cookies do various jobs that make the visitor’s experience to a website much smoother and more interactive. For instance, cookies are used to remember the visitor’s preferences on websites they visit often and to help navigate between pages more efficiently. Much, though not all, of the data collected is anonymous, though some of it is designed to detect browsing patterns and approximate geographical location to improve the visitor experience.
Cookies can be categorized by how long they are stored and their function.
Persistent cookies – Persistent cookies remain on a visitor’s device for a set period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the visitor visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies – Session cookies are temporary. They allow website operators to link the actions of a visitor during a browser session. A browser session starts when a visitor opens a browser window and finishes when they close it. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Strictly necessary cookies – Strictly necessary cookies are essential to navigate around a website and to use its features. Without them, visitors would not be able to use basic services like registration. These cookies do not gather information about visitors that could be used for marketing or remembering where a visitor has been on the internet.
Performance cookies – Performance cookies collect anonymous data for statistical purposes on how visitors use a website, they don’t contain personal information, and are used to improve the visitor experience.
Users must be aware that any preferences will be lost if cookies are deleted, and many websites will not work properly, or functionality will be lost. UCPAA therefore does not recommend turning cookies off when using the Site. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but visitors can alter the settings of their browser to erase cookies or to prevent automatic acceptance. Browsers generally provide the option to see the cookies currently stored and to accept, reject or delete cookies, block third party cookies, block cookies from particular sites, accept all cookies and subscribe to a notification when a cookie is issued. A visit to the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu on their browser will allow visitors to change settings. The browser help section usually provides detailed information on how this is accomplished.
If you choose not to receive our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be.
UCPAA or its service providers may also use analytic services to understand how effective UCPAA’s content is, what interests UCPAA’s users have, and to improve how this Site works. In addition, UCPAA may use web beacons, or tracking pixels to count visitor numbers and performance cookies to track how many individual users access this Site and how often. This information will be used for statistical purposes only and it is not UCPAA’s intention to use such information to personally identify any user. However, if you have created an Account and signed into this Site, UCPAA may combine this information with information from its web analytic services and cookies to analyze how you use this Site in more detail.
We may anonymize and/or de-identify information collected from you through the Services or via other means, including via the use of third party web analytic tools. As a result, our use and disclosure of aggregated and/or de-identified information is not restricted by this Policy, and it may be used and disclosed to others without limitation.
UCPAA will never sell, lease, or rent your information to any third party. However, we may disclose information that we collect or you provide, in accordance with this Policy. Specifically:
The Services and the Site are not intended for users under the age of 18, unless permitted under applicable local laws (the “Permissible Age”). We do not knowingly collect any personal information from users or market to or solicit information from anyone under the Permissible Age. If we become aware that a person submitting personal information is under the Permissible Age, we will delete any related information as soon as possible. If you believe we might have any information from or about a user under the Permissible Age, please contact us at [email protected].
The Services may contain links to third party websites. Your use of these features may result in the collection, processing or sharing of information about you, depending on the feature. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites or services that may be linked on our services. We do not endorse or make any representations about third party websites or services. This Policy does not cover the information you choose to provide to or that is collected by these third parties. We strongly encourage you to read such third parties’ privacy policies.
California law permits users that are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of personal information disclosed to those parties. To make such a request, please contact us at the information provided in CONTACT US section below.
If you are a resident of California, under 18 and a user of the Services, you may ask us to remove content or information that you have posted to the Services by writing to [email protected].
Please note that your request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information, as, for example, some of your content may have been reposted by another user.
If you have any queries relating to this Policy, you may contact us at: