Privacy Policy

CPA.com Privacy Policy for CIMA Users

AICPA and CPA.com Joint Privacy Policy

Print This Page
Version 1.4 - Updated 9/21/2015

Overview
This Privacy Policy pertains solely to the use of the CPA.com (AICPA Store or the "Site") by users with a CIMA affiliation. It describes how CPA2Biz, Inc. (dba and hereinafter referred to as “CPA.com”) collects, uses and shares personally identifiable information that you provide via the use of the Site through purchases and other interactions in which information is collected. The term “you” indicates visitors accessing the Site with a CIMA affiliation. All other visitors are covered by the AICPA and CPA.com Joint Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy was developed under best practices such as the AICPA/CICA’s Generally Accepted Privacy Principles and European Union (EU) Data Processing Principles.

As a user, it is required that you review and accept this Privacy Policy. You also should review the Site Terms and Conditions. By accessing and using the Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions, and agree to be bound by them. If you do not accept and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions, refrain from accessing this Site.

With the Site constantly evolving, the Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions may also change. Whenever there are changes, the modified Privacy Policy or Terms and Conditions will be posted on this Site and will be effective at that time. Each time they change, the version number displayed at the top of the page also will change. Consequently, each time you access or use the Site, you accept and agree to the most current Privacy Policy and set of Terms and Conditions. It is your responsibility to be aware of any such changes.

Notice
If you use the Site to setup an account, login, register for courses or other events, purchase products, or otherwise submit personally identifiable information in any manner, you explicitly consent to the CPA.com Privacy Policy for CIMA Users when initially using the site. Additionally, the Site contains links to other websites which are managed by third parties (including their use of cookies). As a user of links, it is your responsibility to understand their privacy policies. Once you leave this Site using links, we have no control over information that is submitted to or collected by any third parties and are not responsible for other websites.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
We collect and maintain demographic information and personally identifiable information such as, but not limited to, your name, date of birth, email address, home and business address (including country), Contact ID number, and telephone, cell and fax numbers. Additionally, we collect credit card, bank account and other payment information, and other business information that you provide for transactional purposes such as, but not limited to, purchases, conferences, applications, examinations and membership. The minimum information you need to provide to complete any specific transaction or access any particular area of the Site is detailed on the Sites’ pages or forms. You will be unable to place an order or complete a registration without providing minimal information required for the transaction. In some cases, other optional information is also requested, which you may elect to provide. This optional information allows us to provide a more personalized experience for the Site user.

Any Newsletter or Forum subscriptions will include an option to unsubscribe. (See Choice and Opt In below)

Collection of Passive Information
Upon any use of the Sites, we collect non-identifying information through the use of cookie technology and/or Internet Protocol (IP) address tracking/URL tracking. This information is used to perform effective capacity planning, administer the Sites, troubleshoot website performance, track aggregate users' movements, gather aggregate demographics and accurately document transactional information for business partners.

The Use of Cookies for Advertising
In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third party advertiser(s) (including but not limited to Google AdWords, Google Analytics, and the Google Display Network) may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by this company, please click here http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.

Online Networking Features
By participating in networking functions such as, but not limited to, posting a comment or review, participating in community activities, discussion forums, blogs, wikis or similar activity, be advised that information you provide may be publicly viewable when using these functionalities. This includes information such as, but not limited to, name, username or other information you have used as your username (e.g., email address or your name). This may result in unsolicited messages or communication beyond our control.

Do Not Track
Industry standards are currently evolving and we may not separately respond to or take any action with respect to a “do not track” configuration set in your internet browser.

Use of Information and Sharing and Disclosure to Third Parties
Information is used to process transactions/orders, send conference/webinar information and other information, noting that credit card payment information is restricted for the purchase/uses identified. We often facilitate billing and payment of transactions through the use of third parties responsible for processing credit card, and payment information and invoicing transactions.

Other types of disclosures, including the following, may be made without asking for explicit consent from you. These include, but are not limited to, disclosures with regard to subpoenas, warrants or other related legal requests or proceedings as permitted by or required by law.

Choice and Opt-In
You may provide your email address to us to validate your CIMA membership in order to receive promotional discounts. CIMA only members are automatically opted out of all AICPA marketing communications and must specifically Opt-In to communications. CIMA members that are also AICPA members, can opt out of receiving future e-mailed messages or newsletters from CPA.com by changing your preferences in the “Preference Center,” which can be accessed from the “My Account” section of the AICPA.org site.

Data Accuracy
Individuals are responsible for providing accurate and complete personally identifiable information and for contacting the AICPA to correct or update information as needed.  CPA.com registered users can check or verify the information they have provided to CPA.com by signing in to AICPA.org, then clicking on the "My Profile" page of the "My Account" tab and making any necessary edits to this information or alternatively contact the Member Service Center at 1.888.777.7077 or service@aicpa.org from (9 am – 6 pm EST, M-F) to update their accounts.

Parents and Children
We strive to comply with the provisions of COPPA (The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) and do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. Parents have the right to terminate the registration of a child under 13. Please contact the Member Service Center at 1.888.777.7077 or service@aicpa.org from (9 am – 6 pm EST, M-F) to instruct such termination.

Security and Other
We use reasonable measures to strive to safeguard and secure the personally identifiable information we collect. Any transmission is at your own risk. Technology, such as, but not limited to, Secured Socket Layer (SSL), is used to enhance security and reduce risk of loss. Employees of the organizations are advised to treat any personally identifiable information with care.

Consent to Transfer
Some of the uses and disclosures mentioned in this Joint Privacy Policy may involve the transfer of your personal information to various countries around the world that may have different levels of privacy protection than your country. By submitting your personal information through this Site or otherwise, as described above, you consent to the collection, processing, use, and transfer of your personal information to the United States and other countries for the purposes of and in accordance with the principles stated in this Joint Privacy Policy.

Contact Information
You have the right to amend your personal data by changing the details online or by contacting us at the addresses below. Users of the Site are encouraged to report any improvements, suggestions, and any suspected breach of privacy or website security to CPA.com or CIMA at the telephone number, email address, or mailing address indicated as follows:

CPA.com
1211 Avenue of the Americas
19th Floor
New York, NY 10036
P: 1.888.777.7077
F: 1.800.362.5066
Hours of Operation: (9 am – 6 pm, EST, M-F)
Email: suggestions@hq.cpa.com
American Institute of CPAs
220 Leigh Farm Road
Durham, NC 27707
P: 1.888.777.7077
F: 1.800.362.5066
Hours of Operation: (9 am – 6 pm, EST, M-F)
Email: service@aicpa.org
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
26 Chapter Street
London SW1P 4NP
United Kingdom
P: +44 (0)20 8849 2251
Email: cima.contact@cimaglobal.com