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BY SUBMITTING PERSONAL INFORMATION TO FARIS CPA OR ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS AND AGENTS, YOU AGREE THAT WE OR THEY MAY COLLECT, USE, AND DISCLOSE SUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND AS PERMITTED OR REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR COURT ORDER.

Subject to any legal and contractual requirements, you may refuse or may withdraw your consent, where possible or advisable, at any time by contacting us. If you refuse or withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide you or continue to provide you with certain services or information which may be necessary, urgent, or otherwise of value to you.

If you provide Faris CPA or our agents, employees, affiliates, or partners with personal information of another person, you are deemed to represent that you have all the necessary authority and/or have obtained all the necessary consents from such person which would allow Faris CPA to collect, use, and disclose such personal information of the other person for the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact a single person. We don’t automatically gather specific personal information, such as your name, phone number, or email address. Faris CPA would only obtain this information if you supply it by email or by registering in the secure portion of the site for a program or service (e.g. personal information provided voluntarily when you complete an online form or request for services).

Faris CPA and its affiliates may share personal information with each other and use it consistent with this Privacy Policy. They may also combine it with other information to provide and improve our products, services, and content. You are not required to provide the personal information that we have requested, but, if you chose not to do so, in many cases we will not be able to provide you with our services or respond to any queries you may have.

Here are some examples of the types of personal information Faris CPA may collect and how we may use it:

What personal information we collect:
  • When you register with us, contact us, or participate in an online forum, we may collect a variety of information, including your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, contact preferences, and other information your provide.
  • When you ask us to do something for you, we will collect the information needed to fulfil your request and may use such information to fulfill your requests.
  • In some circumstances, to meet government reporting obligations, we may need you to provide government issued ID as required by law.
  • Web servers and Internet Service Providers automatically collect IP addresses of visitors. We don’t directly collect or control such information or associated information.
How we use your personal information:
  • The personal information we collect allows us to keep you posted on your service requests and our latest services and events. If you don’t want to be on our mailing list, you can opt out anytime by updating your preferences.
  • We also use personal information to help us create, develop, operate, deliver, and improve our services.
  • We may use your personal information to verify identity, and to determine appropriate services.
  • From time to time, we may use your personal information to send important notices, such as communications about services and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies. Because this information is important to your interaction with Faris CPA, you may not opt out of receiving these communications.
  • We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve Faris CPA’s services and customer communications.

We may release personal information when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with law, (ii) enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements or Terms of Service agreements, (iii) protect the rights, property or safety of Faris CPA, its clients, or others, or (iv) provide you a product or service you specifically request.

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information

We don’t directly collect data in a form that does not, on its own, permit direct association with any specific individual other than non-personal data about activities on our website which includes page visits, dates and times of visits, and the like. Other information that may automatically be collected includes browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit websites and applications, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. This type of information may be collected by other providers simply by using the internet or accessing this site. If we do combine non-personal information with personal information the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.

Cookies and Other Technologies

Faris CPA’s website, online services, email messages, and other web materials may use “cookies” and other technologiesto help us Faris CPA better understand user behavior, tell us which parts of our websites people have visited, and facilitate and measure the effectiveness of our online offerings. We treat information collected by cookies and other technologies as non‑personal information. However, to the extent that Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or similar identifiers are considered personal information by local law, we also treat these identifiers as personal information. Similarly, to the extent that non-personal information is combined with personal information, we treat the combined information as personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

Faris CPA, our social media partners, and our other partners may also use cookies and other technologies to remember personal information when you use our website, online services, and social media accounts. Our goal in these cases is to make your experience with Faris CPA more convenient and personal. For example, knowing your country and language helps us provide a customized and more useful web experience.

If you want to disable cookies and you’re using the web browser to to preferences. Check with your browser provider to find out how to disable cookies. Please note that certain features of the Faris CPA website may not be available once cookies are disabled.

In some of our email messages, we may use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the website. When customers click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our website. We may track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click text or graphic links in email messages.

Communicating with Faris CPA

If you choose to send info@fariscpa.com, or any of our other email addresses, an email or complete a feedback form online, your personal information may be used in order to respond to your inquiry. Faris CPA does not use this information to create individual profiles.

Emails and other electronic methods used to communicate with the Faris CPA are not secure unless specifically stated on a Web page. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not send sensitive personal information, such as your Social Insurance Number or your date of birth, through non-secure electronic means.

Disclosure to Third Parties

At times Faris CPA may make certain personal information available to strategic partners that work with us to provide products and services, or that help Faris CPA market to customers. This information will usually not be provided without your consent or request. None of your information will ever be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes.

All personal information created, held, or collected by Faris CPA is protected under the Federal Privacy Act and any applicable Provincial or Territorial laws. At the point of collection, you may be asked for consent to collect your information or you will be advised of the authority for such collection as applicable. You will also be informed of the purpose for which the personal information is being collected, how to exercise your right of access to, and correction of, that information. In such cases, how your personal information is handled is described in a Personal Information Collection Statement.

Visitors’ personal information is not usually disclosed to anyone except Faris CPA personnel and then only to those who need the information to carry out their responsibilities. Any further disclosure of the personal information you provide will only be in accordance with the Federal Privacy Act, applicable Provincial or Territorial laws, Part 4 of the Department of Employment and Social Development Act (DESDA) if applicable and other applicable laws.

Others

It may be necessary − by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence − for Faris CPA to disclose your personal information. We may also be required disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary, required, or appropriate.

We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.

Protection of Personal Information

Faris CPA takes the security of your personal information very seriously. When your personal data is stored by Faris CPA, we use computer systems with limited access and secured facilities. Our Website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. That said, Faris CPA cannot guarantee or warranty the security or privacy of information communicated through electronic means.

Integrity and Retention of Personal Information

Faris CPAendeavors to help you keep your personal information accurate, complete, and up to date. We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

Access to Personal Information

You can help ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate, complete, and up to date by logging in to your account, if you have created one. For other personal information we hold, we will provide you with access for any purpose including to request that we correct the data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if Faris CPA is not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may decline to process requests that are frivolous/vexatious, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law. Access, correction, or deletion requests can be made through email.

Third Party Sites and Services

The Faris CPA website, social media sites, or other applications and services may contain links to third-party websites, products, and services.

Information collected by third parties, including social media accounts, which may include such things as location data or contact details, is governed by their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties. Remember social media accounts are public and you take a risk when using them.

Our Companywide Commitment to Your Privacy

To make sure your personal information is secure, we communicate our privacy and security guidelines to our employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the company.

What steps can I take to protect my online activities?

You are encouraged to learn about protecting your own computers and to ensure that your online activities remain private. One place to start for tips on home network security is the Question and Answer sheet produced by the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute – CERT Coordination Center.

Privacy Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about Faris CPA’s Privacy Policy or data processing or if you would like to make a complaint about a possible breach of local privacy laws, please contact Faris CPA. You can always contact us by phone, by mail, or via email.

All such communications are examined and replies issued where appropriate as soon as possible. If you are unsatisfied with the reply received, you may refer your complaint to the relevant regulator in your jurisdiction. We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. When we change the policy in a material way, a notice will be posted on our website along with the updated Privacy Policy.

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