Privacy Policy

LAST UPDATE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY – September 1, 2017

BEFORE USING OUR SITES, PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY.

This Privacy Policy is applicable to MAQ CPA Professional Corporation (“MAQ CPA”) and sets out our policy on the gathering and use of information on this site and our other sites (collectively “Sites”). MAQ CPA is committed to providing safe web sites for visitors of all ages and has implemented this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. MAQ CPA complies with Canadian Federal and Provincial privacy laws and regulations including the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act.

There may be links from our Sites to other web sites; note that this Privacy Policy applies only to our Sites and not to web sites of other companies or organizations to which our Sites may be linked. You must check on any linked sites for the privacy policy that applies to that site and/or make any necessary inquiries in respect of that privacy policy with the operator of the linked site. These links to third party websites are provided as a convenience and are for informational purposes only. MAQ CPA does not endorse, and is not responsible for, these linked websites.

Although you are not required to register to access our Sites, you may be asked to provide us with personal information when you visit certain sections of our Sites. Your use of our Sites signifies your acknowledgement and consent to our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not continue to use our Sites. Your continued use of the Sites signifies your acceptance of these terms and any changes in effect at the time of use.

 

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Personal Information is information about you that identifies you as an individual, for example, your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, etc.

We collect information that you voluntarily provide to us through responses to surveys, search functions, questionnaires, feedback, Tell Your Story forms, landing page, download of resources and the like. On some of our Sites, we may offer tax and financial assessment tools that ask you to provide self-assessment information. We may also ask you to provide additional information such as your e-mail address, phone number if you want to obtain additional services, information, participate in a contest/quiz/puzzle or to resolve complaints or concerns. We also ask our clients to submit information using prescribed online forms as part of providing our services, for example, tax and accounting organizers, information for incorporating or registering a business or investment, and so forth.

 

HOW DOES MAQ CPA USE INFORMATION GATHERED ABOUT ONLINE VISITORS?

Before forwarding us any personal information, please be advised that any information gathered on our Sites may be used in the aggregate for research and development relating to our Sites and services and/or for future site and services development and, if you ask us to, to send you informational and promotional materials. In particular, we may use information gathered about you for the following purposes: to monitor interest in our range of products and services and to assist us to tailor the content of our Sites to your needs by collecting information about your preferences through tracking of patterns page views on our Sites; to create a profile relating to you in order to show you the content that might be of interest to you and to display the content according to your preferences; and, in circumstances where you have indicated that you wish to receive additional information, to send you information about us and promotional material about our products and services together with details of any offers we may have available from time to time.

 

PROMOTIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL OFFERS

With the permission of an online visitor, information submitted at the time of registration or submission may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by MAQ CPA provided notice of this fact is made available online. If a visitor objects to such use for any reason, he/she may prevent that use by e-mail request. MAQ CPA uses reasonable efforts to maintain visitors’ information in a secure environment. If you have submitted personal information and want to change it or opt-out, please contact us as described below. You agree to share personal and confidential information by email or online hereby acknowledge the inherent security risks associated with such means of electronic communication and will hold MAQ CPA Professional Corporation harmless, accordingly.

 

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

MAQ CPA will not disclose personal information that you provide on its Sites to any third parties other than to MAQ CPA authorized individuals/employees for its business operations and marketing purposes, except: i) in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy, or ii) to comply with legal requirements such as a law, regulation, warrant, subpoena or court order, and/or iii) if you are reporting an adverse event/side effect, in which case MAQ CPA may be required to disclose such information to bodies such as, but not limited to, Canadian and/or international regulatory authorities. Please note that any of these disclosures may involve the storage or processing of personal information outside of Canada and may therefore be subject to different privacy laws than those applicable in Canada, including laws that require the disclosure of personal information to governmental authorities under circumstances that are different than those that apply in Canada.

 

COOKIES

MAQ CPA, in common with many web site operators, may use standard technology called “cookies” on its Sites. Cookies are small data files that are downloaded onto your computer when you visit a particular web site. You can disable cookies by turning them off in your browser; however, some areas of the Sites may not function properly if you do so.

 

PROTECTION OF INFORMATION

Our Commitment to Security

We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. MAQ CPA applies security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information, such as retaining information in secure facilities and making personal information accessible only to authorized employees on a need-to-know basis.

Storage of Information

Personal information you share with us is stored on our database servers at MAQ CPA data centers (in whatever country they may be located), or hosted by third parties who have entered into agreements with us.

 

POLICY CHANGE

If we alter our Privacy Policy, any changes will be posted on this page of our Site so that you are always informed of the information we collect about you, how we use it and the circumstances under which we may disclose it.

 

ACCEPTANCE OF OUR PRIVACY POLICY

By using this Site or any other MAQ CPA Site or interactive banner ads or any other communications, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy, and you adhere to the terms and conditions posted on the Site. By submitting your information, you agree that it will be governed by our Privacy Policy.

If there is any concern, please contact at:
MAQ CPA Professional Corporation
1840 Lawrence Ave East Unit 203
Scarborough ON M1R2Y4 Canada
E: info@maqcpa.ca
T: +1 416 901 4126