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For the purposes of this Policy, “personal information” is data which identifies, describes, is associated with, or could be linked to an individual, such as a name, birth date, postal address, email address, telephone number, driver’s license, SSN, or government issued identification number, credit card number, or the like.
Personal information does not include anonymous or aggregated data that can no longer be used to identify a specific person, even if combined with other data. Also, many of our clients are businesses, companies, institutions, or other entities rather than individuals. We do not consider business information such as an individual’s title, employer, work email, work phone number, or work address to be personal information.
Information Collected Directly from You
We may collect personal information directly from you. For example, you may voluntarily provide us with personal information when you interact with us as a current, prospective, or former client, subscribe to receive information from us, send us an email, fill out a form, register for an event, apply for a job, or interact with us on social media.
Information Collected Automatically
Information Collected From Third Party Sources.
We may obtain information about you from third-party sources, such as Google or Apple, when applicable. This information may be utilized, analyzed, and/or compared with information that MarksNelson LLC has collected from you or that you have submitted to the Site. If MarksNelson LLC obtains information from third-party sources, you agree that your sole legal remedy for any harm associated with that information is against the third-party that provided the information to us, and that you will not assert any cause of action, claim or demand against us other than requesting we delete any erroneous information.
Collecting Information from Children Under the Age of 16
Our Site and social media platforms are not designed for children, and we do not knowingly collect information from any person under the age of 16.
We use your personal information for our legitimate business interests, including but not limited to:
We maintain reasonable and appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for all user information collected. Unfortunately, no transmission or data storage measure can be assured to be completely secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, by your continued use, you acknowledge and accept that the security, privacy, and integrity of your data cannot always be guaranteed.
We may share your personal information with affiliates and third parties who may help us operate the Site, assist us in providing you with our services, or help us assess your interest or satisfaction. Examples of these third-party services include credit card verification, data tracking, marketing initiatives, employment recruiting, document production, delivery services, and maintaining and improving the Site, social media, or our services. In providing our services, we may disclose personal information to other parties involved in accounting or business matters, including other accounting and business advisory firms, government entities, attorneys, courts, and regulatory bodies.
We do not sell, rent, or otherwise share information that reasonably identifies you or your organization with unaffiliated entities for their independent use except as expressly described in this Policy or with your prior permission. We will not share your information with third parties to directly market their products to you.
We may share or sell aggregated and anonymized forms of your information incapable of identifying a particular person, with third parties for any lawful purposes.
As Required by Law
We may share your personal information in response to investigations, subpoenas, court orders, law enforcement requests, or legal processes, to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, or as otherwise required by law.
We may use various technologies, including “cookies” to collect information, pursuant to your use of the Site, from your electronic device about your activities using the Site. We may collect and store non-personally identifying information through cookies, and third-parties to profile user activity and preferences. Technical and specification information about your device and settings may be collected when you use the Site. This information may include your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, your browser type, operating system, access time(s), the content of previously accepted “cookies” from us, and the website address that referred you to the Site.
A cookie is data stored on your device that tracks non-personal information about you. When using the Site, we may assign your device one or more cookies that enable us to improve the quality of the Site and to personalize your experience. Cookies allow us to automatically collect information about your activity on the Site, such as the content you access while using the Site, the links you click, and other activity you conduct while using the Site. You may choose to modify your device setting to disable cookies or limit their use. If you choose to disable or limit cookies, or otherwise limit your device permissions to the Site, you may experience diminished performance from the Site and/or may be prevented from using some or all features of the Site. Our cookies generally fall into one of four categories: Essential, Functional, Analytics and Target.
Clear GIFs (also called pixel tags or web beacons) are small files embedded in websites that are often used in combination with cookies. These often-transparent images allow us to count users who have visited certain pages, generate statistics about usage, and make the website more intuitive and user friendly. They are not used to access personal information.
You may be able to post content to third-party social networking sites (such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) on which we maintain a presence. We are not responsible for the availability, accuracy, content, products, or services of social networking sites. We will provide information to the social networking site(s), and receive information from them, in accordance with your elections.
We may store your information from the time of initial submission, as well as automated personal information about you.
We take reasonable security measures to protect users’ information against unauthorized access, loss, alteration, or destruction. These measures include encryption, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, anti-malware endpoint protection and industry standard data center security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal information, and the usage of reputable third-party vendors. Despite these reasonable measures, we cannot guarantee our security measures are impenetrable. Therefore, although we take reasonable steps to secure your information, we cannot and do not promise or warrant that your information will always remain secure.
Unless you opt out of certain communication features, we may use your information to communicate with you, such as through email, newsletters, and phone. You may opt out and/or unsubscribe to communications at any time. See the Opt-Out Provisions and Updating Your Information section below for applicable contact information and directions.
Opt-Out Provisions and Updating Your Information
You may contact MarksNelson LLC to review, update and correct your Personal Information.
Our emails will include a link to opt out from receiving further electronic communications from us. At places on our website where you give us your personal information, you may opt out of receiving those communications. You may also opt out of future electronic communications by contacting us at email@example.com.
We may need to verify your identity before providing you with Personal Information or updating it in our system.
Any action arising out of the use of this Site will be governed by the laws of the State of Missouri and resolved in the courts of Jackson County, Missouri. Users of this Site expressly consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue and waive all objections to such venue and jurisdiction.
We will not share any personal information about you with other companies if prohibited by applicable California law or to the extent your prior consent to share is required by applicable California law.
If you are a California resident, you have certain rights under California Consumer Privacy Act and other data protection laws, including:
To make such a request, or if you have any questions or concerns about your California privacy rights, our Policy or our use of your personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. MarksNelson LLC reserves the right to require you to verify your identity by answering certain questions.
If you are an EU resident, you are afforded certain rights regarding your personal information, including: