Privacy Statement

Introduction

Briggs & Veselka Co. and our affiliates (also referred to below as “we”, “us” and “our”) consider your privacy to be important. This Privacy Statement explains how we protect your information which we gather via means which reference this Privacy Statement, including (1) the Web pages of the BVCCPA.com (our “Website”), (2) applications we offer which are accessed from mobile devices (“Mobile Apps”), or (3) any other mode of interacting with you relating to our electronic communications, such as online or offline newsletters and magazines (“Communications”). By using the Website or Mobile Apps, or continuing to receive Communications, you agree to the use of your information in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

This Privacy Statement does not concern our collection or use of your tax return information or other confidential information you provide to us for the purpose of providing services for which we are engaged to perform. For information on how we collect, use, disclose, and protect such information, please refer to your engagement letter or contact the shareholder responsible for our services.

We understand the importance of protecting children’s online privacy. Communications and the Website and Mobile Apps are not designed for or intentionally targeted at children under the age of 18. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 18. If we obtain actual knowledge that we have received such information, we will take steps to delete it.

Information collection

We may collect personal information when you choose to interact with the Website or Mobile Apps or receive Communications. You may provide personal information in the following examples:

  • Registering with the Website or a Mobile App
  • Submitting resumes or work history information or otherwise applying for a job
  • Participating in blogs or discussion or message forums
  • Registering for or attending hosted events and conferences
  • Subscribing to or ordering newsletters, communications, and/or publications
  • Responding to surveys or quizzes
  • Gaining access to specific content
  • Contacting us for further information
  • Visiting our sites while logged into a social media platform

Depending on the Web page of the Website or Mobile App you are using or the specific Communication you are receiving, such personal information may consist of your name, address, current job title, company name, company address, email address, telephone and fax numbers, work authorization, which newsletters you subscribe to, and other information you provide to us.

We may also collect information if you are registered with or linked to a third party social media network account (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter) (“Social Media Application”) when you connect to our Website or Mobile Apps or use your Social Media Application account profile when applying for a job. For example, we may collect the user name associated with that Social Media Application account and any information or content you have permitted the Social Media Application to share with us, such as your profile picture and birthday. The information we collect may depend on the privacy settings you have with the Social Media Application, so please review the privacy statement or policy of the applicable Social Media Application.

The Website may also collect content that you provide to us, including postings on blogs, forums, wikis and other Social Media Applications and services that we may provide.  Such postings may include personal information you choose to provide.

The Website uses Google Analytics to collect standard Internet log information including your location, IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring website addresses. To ensure that the Website, Mobile Apps, and Communications are well managed and to facilitate improved navigation, we or our service provider(s) may also use cookies (small text files stored in a user’s browser) or Web beacons (electronic images that allow us to count users who have accessed particular content and to access certain cookies) to collect and aggregate data. More information about Google Analytics can be found here: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

When using a Mobile App or accessing our Website from a mobile device, we may also collect information relating to your device, including your device model, operating system, browser type, unique device identifier, IP address, mobile phone number, mobile network carrier, location, and the way you are using the Website or Mobile App. The information collected will depend on the functionality of the specific Mobile App or device you are using.

Our intention is not to seek any sensitive information through our Website or Mobile Apps unless legally obligated. Sensitive information includes a number of types of data relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or other similar beliefs; trade union membership; physical or mental health; or sexual orientation. If you choose to provide sensitive information for any reason, we accept your implicit consent to use that information in the ways described in this Privacy Statement or as described at the point where you choose to disclose this information.

It is our policy to limit the information collected to only the minimum information required to complete your request and as described herein. If you believe the site has collected excessive information, we encourage you to contact us at privacy@bvccpa.com to raise any concerns.

Information use

We collect and use your personal information with your consent to provide you with access to the Website, Mobile Apps, and Communications, or where we have a legitimate business interest in, or other legal basis for, such collection and use. The personal information you submit to us may be used to manage our relationship with you, including any of your requests, or to customize or improve the Website or a Mobile App and related services offered to you.

We may also use your personal information for our marketing purposes, or to send you promotional materials or communications regarding services provided by us that we feel may be of interest to you. We may also contact you to seek feedback on services we provide for market or other research purposes. Your personal information may also be used to protect our rights or property and that of our users.

Disclosure of information to third parties

We may provide your personal information to third parties in order to provide you with information that we believe could be of interest to you and conduct market or other research. Your personal information may also be disclosed to third parties in order to respond to your requests or inquiries; as part of a corporate transaction (such as a sale, divestiture, reorganization, merger or acquisition); as part of a job application; or where parties handle information on our behalf.

In relation to Communications, we may share your personal information with service providers in connection with the delivery of such Communications.

In relation to Mobile Apps, we may share your usage and personal information with mobile carriers and platform providers, as well as any other entities described in any particular Mobile App in connection with the operation of the Mobile App.Personal information may also be disclosed to law enforcement, regulatory or other government agencies, or to other third parties, in each case to comply with legal, regulatory, or national security obligations or requests.

All of these disclosures may involve the transfer of personal information to countries or regions without data protection rules similar to those in effect in your area of residence. By providing information with respect to a Communication or through the Website or a Mobile App, you are consenting to the disclosures described above.

Blogs, forums, wikis and other social media

The Website may link to various blogs, forums, wikis and other Social Media Application or services that allow you to share content with other users. Any personal information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application can be read, collected and used by other users of that Social Media Application over whom we have little or no control. Therefore, we are not responsible for any other user’s use, misuse or misappropriation of any personal information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application.

Privacy practices of third parties

This Privacy Statement only addresses the use and disclosure of information collected by us through your interaction with the Website and the Mobile Apps and through other interactions with us relating to Communications. Other websites or mobile apps that may be accessible through links from Communications, Website, or Mobile Apps have their own privacy statements and personal information collection, use and disclosure practices. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy statements provided by these other parties prior to providing them with information.

Do Not Track

“Do Not Track” is a preference you may be able to set in your Web browser to let the websites you visit know that you do not want them collecting information about you. We do not engage in the collection of personal information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services to provide targeted advertising and we do not allow third parties to collect such personal information when you use the Website.

Information retention

We retain personal information for the duration necessary to achieve the business purpose for which it was collected.  Additionally, we retain your information as necessary to comply with our legal or professional obligations, enforce our agreements, or resolve disputes.  If you have any questions, please send an email to privacy@bvccpa.com or call 713-667-9147.

Information security

We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all personal information provided by users with respect to Communications, or via and the Website or Mobile Apps, from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.

Rights to access and control your personal information

You have choices about how your personal information is collected, used and shared.

You may at any time request that we discontinue sending you Communications, emails or other correspondence or end your registration with the Website or a Mobile App by using the unsubscribe link in the email communication or by sending a request to unsubscribe@bvccpa.com.

Under applicable law, you may have the right to access or obtain a copy of the personal information that we have collected about you, or to review, modify, delete, or to request that we stop processing such personal information. If you have any questions, please send an email to privacy@bvccpa.com or call 713-667-9147.

Applicable laws may give you the right to lodge a complaint with a local supervisory authority related to this Privacy Statement.

Special Notices to California Residents
In response to California law, if you are a California resident, you are entitled to request information concerning whether your personal information has been disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not share your personal information with third parties for such purposes.

Changes to our Privacy Statement

We may modify or amend this Privacy Statement from time to time at our discretion. When we make changes to this Privacy Statement, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page and such modified or amended Privacy Statement shall be effective as to you and your information as of that revision date. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to view any updates.

Contact information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy while using the Website or a Mobile App, or upon receipt of a Communication, please contact us at privacy@bvccpa.com or 713-667-9147.

Last Revised: July 23, 2018