Effective November 14, 2023
It applies to www.theempoweredcpa.com, The Empowered CPA LLC, its affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, agents, directors, officers, employees, contractors, interns, licensors, successors, assigns, as well as all of The Empowered CPA LLC’s social media accounts, public boards, groups, and other channels (collectively “the Company” and “Company”).
Personal Information We Collect
For the reasons outlined below, Company may collect your “personally identifiable information,” such as your:
- First and Last Name
- Business Name
- Social Security Number
- Mailing Address
- E-mail Address
- Phone Number
- Company Information
- Bank Information
- Financial Information
- Tax Documents and Information
If you purchase Company’s products or services, we collect billing and credit card information through our third-party administrators. This information is used to complete your purchase and provide you with our products and services. However, you are not required to enter your personal information to view Company’s website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Company’s social media, website comments, or on any of Company’s public boards or groups, this information may be collected and used by others. Company is not responsible for unauthorized use of this information by third parties.
How We Use Your Personally Identifiable Information
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to take certain actions on the Site. These include:
- Subscribing to our email list;
- Entering your information on our Contact Page;
- Submitting any forms on the Site;
- Signing up for services;
- Sending an email;
- Downloading our resources
- Commenting on our Site or within the community.
Company will collect and use your personal information:
- To communicate with you;
- To operate the Site;
- To perform its services;
- To sell its products and services;
- For marketing purposes; and
- To inform you of other products or services available from Company and its affiliates.
Specifically, Company will collect your personal information to provide you with email communications regarding products or services purchased by you, products or services you have expressed interest in, and to send you its email newsletter if you subscribe to it.
Additionally, Company will retain and evaluate information on your recent visits to the Site and how you move around different sections of the Site for analytical purposes, so Company can make the Site more intuitive.
Sharing Your Personal Information with Third Parties
Company does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties.
Company will share data with the following trusted third parties:
- G-Suite; and
- Others with whom we have contracted.
Company sends data to these trusted third parties to:
- Send you emails;
- Provide customer support;
- Provide you with its products and services you have purchased;
- Operate the Company;
- Operate its email list;
- Collect payment information; and
- Market its services.
All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Company, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Additionally, Company may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- Comply with the law or legal process served on Company or the site
- Protect and defend the rights or property of Company; and/or
- Act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Company or the public.
Your Privacy Rights Under the GDPR
If you are subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), you have certain rights, including, but not limited to, the following:
- The Right to Information: you have the right to be informed regarding your personal information we collect. You also have the right to know the categories of personal information we disclose to third parties for business purposes.
- The Right of Access: you have the right to access the personal information we collect. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
- The Right to Rectification: you have the right to request modification of your personal information, make corrections, and update any incomplete information.
- The Right to Erasure: you have the right to erasure of your personal information in certain situations.
- The Right to Data Portability: you have the right to receive your personal information in a structured, commonly-used format and to transmit that data to third parties.
- The Right to Object: in certain circumstances, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal information. You have the absolute right to object to the processing of your personal information if it is for direct marketing purposes.
- The Right to Avoid Automated Decision-Making: you have the right to refuse the automated processing of your personal information to make decisions about you if it legally affects you or produced other effects that significantly affect you.
For more information regarding your rights under the GDPR, see https://gdpr.eu/.
Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information. To learn more about your California privacy rights, visit https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa/.
Under the CCPA, California residents have the right to opt-out of the sale of personal information about them or their household, such as their name, postal or email address, and other personal identifying information. The right is subject to certain exceptions. For example, it does not apply to information that we share with certain third-party service providers so they can perform business functions for us or on our behalf. You may opt out by calling by emailing [email protected].
In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have not sold personal information. Our policy is that we do not and will not sell your personal information unless you give us your consent or direct us to do so.
Opt-Out of Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
If you are subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) and certain other privacy and data protection laws, you have the right to opt-out of the disclosure of your personal information to third parties for business purposes. If you exercise your right to opt-out of the disclosure of your personal information, we will refrain from disclosing your personal information, unless you subsequently provide express authorization for the disclosure of your personal information. To opt-out of the disclosure of your personal information, email [email protected].
How Long We Keep Your Personal Information
We will keep your non-client personal information until you unsubscribe from our marketing or ask us to delete your personal information. If you are or have been a client, we will keep your personal information until at least three (3) years after it is received.
How We Keep Your Personal Information Secure
Company has security measures in place to prevent your personal information from unauthorized use or access. Additionally, Company has taken steps to deal with any suspected data breaches and will notify authorities and you of any such breaches if legally obligated to do so.
Tracking User Behavior
Company may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Company to determine which Company services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Company to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in particular services or products.
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software will be automatically collected by Company. This information can include, but is not limited to, the following: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used to operate the Site, to gather statistics and analytics for marketing purposes, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Site.
The Site uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you. Cookies can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Company’s pages, or register with the Site or services, a cookie helps Company recall your specific information on later visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses and shipping addresses. When you return to the same Company page, the information you previously provided can be retrieved. That way, you can more easily use the Company features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience all the features of Company’s services or website.
Children Under Eighteen
The Site is not intended for use by children under the age of eighteen (18). Company does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of eighteen (18). Company prohibits children under the age of eighteen (18) from providing or submitting personal information on the Site. Company will delete any personal information which Company comes to know was provided by a child under the age of eighteen (18).
Opt-Out & Unsubscribe from Third Party Communications
You have the right to opt-out of receiving announcements and other information. You may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from third-party partners of Company by contacting us via email at:
Email: [email protected]
If you subscribe to our email list, sign up for services, or otherwise engage with Company, we may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and other general communications. To improve our services, website, email list, and other promotions, we may receive a notification when you open an email from us or click on a link within our emails.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Company, you may opt out of such communications at any time by clicking UNSUBSCRIBE.
External Data Storage Sites
Company may store your data on servers provided by our third-party hosting vendors:
- G-Suite; and
- Others with whom we have contracted.
Any personal information entered into external data storage sites is subject to their privacy policies.
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How to Contact Us
The Empowered CPA LLC
5645 Coral Ridge Dr., 290
Coral Springs, FL 33076