Privacy Policy

Bennett Thrasher respects your rights to keep your personal information private and to avoid unwanted solicitations. This policy is intended to inform you about the information we collect from your visits to our website, blogs and social media accounts (hereinafter collectively referred to as “website”), how we use that information, and with whom the information may be shared.

SCOPE OF OUR PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy applies to information that we collect online through our website. It does not apply to information that we collect by other means, such as information you share with us verbally, in writing, in email messages to our professionals or employees, or to information obtained during the course of a client engagement. This Privacy Policy also does not cover any information collected by any other company, third-party site or third-party application that may link to, or that can be accessed from our website.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM WEBSITE VISITS

Information we obtain from your visits to our website can be broadly described as the personal information that visitors provide us and technical information that we collect through the use of technology concerning those visits.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Visitors to our website have the opportunity to register for seminars or webinars, sign-up to receive newsletters, publications, marketing materials or request contact from a professional about services provided. From our website, we will collect any information that you voluntarily provide us such as your name, email address, telephone number or fax number, your company name, and other business contact information. We will also collect other types of information you might provide such as preferences as to the types of information, seminars, events or publications which you would like to receive, as well as responses to surveys or questionnaires. We may endeavor to determine if you are a current or a former client of Bennett Thrasher from the information you provide. If you are a resident of the State of California please see our Privacy Notice for California Residents for additional information concerning personal information under the California Consumer Privacy Act.

CONSENT AND WITHDRAWING YOUR CONSENT

You are under no obligation to provide us with your personal information when visiting our website. Whether you provide any personal information is entirely voluntarily and is solely within your discretion. We may be unable to provide you with any services or information you request, however, if you decide not to provide us with some or all of the personal information via our website.

You can withdraw your consent at any time to our possession or processing of any of the personal information you provide us by sending an email to bennett-thrasher@btcpa.net.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

We collect certain types of technical information provided by the browser of the computer, tablet or mobile device used when visiting our website, such as:

Usage Details, IP Addresses, and Browser Information.

When you visit our website, we collect technical information such as the identity of your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your computer or device’s operating system and browser type, geo-location data, and the pages of our website that you visit. Most browsers transmit this type of information to websites automatically. We will anonymize your IP address. We collect this information to administer and manage our website, to ensure that it functions properly and to review aggregate information.

Cookies.

Like many other websites, our website uses Cookies. Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to the browser of a computer, tablet or smartphone used to visit a website. A Cookie will identify your browser, help you log-in and improve the navigation of a website. We use Cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website. Cookies allow us to review the number of visitors to our website and a visitor’s usage patterns; to track key performance indicators such as pages visited, frequency of visits, downloads and other statistical information; whether a visitor views the mobile or desktop version of our website; to recognize you if you return to our website; to store information about your past visits, and to remember your preferences.

You may be able to disallow Cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. To learn more about Cookies, and how to disallow or manage them go to: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/. If you choose not to accept Cookies, you may be unable to access certain parts or pages or our website.

HOW WE USE OR PROCESS YOUR INFORMATION

We may process the information you provide and that we collect via our website to:

  • To fulfill or meet the reasons you provided us the information, including to process your requests, transactions or payments and to prevent transaction fraud.
  • To register you for events or to sponsor events, to provide newsletters, publications, blogs, social media feeds, and marketing information.
  • To respond to your inquires, process your requests concerning your personal information in our possession, to investigate and address your concerns and to monitor and improve our responses.
  • To help maintain the safety, security, and integrity of our website, products, services, databases, networks, and other technical assets and business.
  • Deliver any requested products or services, or to provide you with client support.
  • Improve, develop, modify or support our website, products and services, to update and maintain client, subscription or email lists and for other internal purposes.
  • Respond to requests for information, to respond to (“RFPs”) requests for proposals, or to provide information about professional services that you request.
  • Respond to lawful requests for information through court orders, subpoenas, warrants and other legal process, obligations or governmental regulations.
  • Enforce our website’s terms of use (https://www.btcpa.net/terms-of-use/) or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
  • Protect the operations of Bennett Thrasher, or the safety, security and privacy of our company, our professionals and staff, our clients or third parties. This potentially includes sharing information with others for purposes of fraud protection, information security, and related matters.

We do not sell the personal information you provide us.

We will not share your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes.

We will not use your personal data for making any automated decisions affecting you or your rights or for creating profiles other than as described above.

WITH WHOM WE WILL SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

We may share the information you provide us on a confidential basis with the following categories of third parties such as contractors, vendors, or service providers that support to Bennett Thrasher’s operations and our website, but only for those purposes. This may include, for instance, tracking registrations, confirming attendance, and providing your biographic information to attendees of our programs. When we disclose any personal information for these purposes we require that the recipient keep the information confidential and not to use if for any other purpose.

We may also share your personal information with courts, law enforcement authorities, regulators, attorneys or other parties when it is reasonably necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of a legal or equitable claim, or for purposes of an alternative dispute resolution process; to comply with a subpoena or court order, legal process, or other legal requirement or when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, prevent imminent physical harm or material financial loss; to investigate, prevent or take action concerning illegal activities, suspected fraud, threats to Bennett Thrasher, any of its professionals or our property; or as necessary in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy or other unlawful activity.

LINKS TO SOCIAL MEDIA AND THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES

Our website may include links to blogs, social media and third-party websites. These third-party sites have their own privacy policies and terms of use and are not controlled by this Privacy Policy or the terms of our website’s disclaimer. You should carefully review any terms, conditions and policies of such third-party sites before visiting them or supplying them with any personal information. If you follow a link to any third-party site, any information you provide that site will be governed by its own terms of use and privacy policy and not this Privacy Policy.

Bennett Thrasher is not responsible for the privacy or security of any information you provide to a third-party website or the information practices used by any third-party site, including links to any third-party site from Bennett Thrasher’s website. We make no representations, express or implied, concerning the accuracy, privacy, safety, security or the information practices of any third-party site. The inclusion of a link to a third-party site on our website does not constitute any type of endorsement of the linked site by Bennett Thrasher. Bennett Thrasher is not responsible for any loss or damage you may sustain resulting from your use of any third-party website or any information you share with a third-party website.

UPDATING, CORRECTING OR WITHDRAWING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

It is important that the personal information we have about you is accurate. If any of the personal information you provide us should ever change, for instance if you change your email address or phone number, or should you wish to change your preferences, to stop receiving announcements from us, to correct any inaccurate personal information about you, or to delete any personal information that you provided through your visits to our website, please let us know by sending an email to bennett-thrasher@btcpa.net. We are not responsible for any losses that could arise from any inaccurate, deficient or incomplete personal information that you provide to Bennett Thrasher.

For security reasons, we may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity, before we correct, update or delete any personal information you provide us.

INFORMATION SECURITY

We have implemented appropriate physical, administrative, technical and organizational security measures, including encryption, to protect your personal information from inadvertent or unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration or destruction. No method of data storage or data transmission over the Internet, however, is guaranteed to be completely secure. Your use of our website, and any personal information that you transmit over the Internet to our website, is at your own risk.

NOTICE TO MINORS

Bennett Thrasher’s website is not directed at and is not intended to be visited by minors.
No visitor to our website who is a minor or under the age of 18 should provide any personal information to Bennett Thrasher. If you are a minor, do not visit our website, blogs or social media sites and do not send any type of personal information about yourself to Bennett Thrasher or to our website.

NO LEGAL ADVICE OR ACCOUNTANT-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP INTENDED

Nothing contained in this Privacy Policy, our website or its disclaimer is intended to provide legal advice, or to create a contractual or accountant-client relationship unless otherwise formally established. You agree that visiting our website does not automatically create any professional relationship.

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, or would like to share any comments with us, please contact Allison Lavelle, 3300 Riverwood Parkway, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30339, Allison.Lavelle@btcpa.net, 770-396-2200.

UPDATES TO OUR ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY

We occasionally will update our Privacy Policy and the terms of our website’s disclaimer. Please periodically check our Privacy Policy and our website’s disclaimer to learn of any changes to our Privacy Policy and disclaimer. This online Privacy Policy supersedes all prior versions governing our website.

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