Effective Date: Jan 1, 2022
Parallel CPA (“we”, “us” or “our”) operates the website (hereinafter referred to as the “service”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you use our service and the choices you have associated with this data. We use your data to provide and improve the service. By using our services, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
We collect several types of information for different purposes to provide and improve our service to you.
When using our service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
We may use your personal data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You can refuse to receive all or part of these communications by contacting us.
We may also collect information about how the service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This usage data may include information such as your computer’s Internet protocol address (for example, IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, time spent on these pages, device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Cookies are files containing a small amount of data which may include a unique and anonymous identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used, such as tags, tags and scripts to collect and track information, as well as to improve and analyze our service.
You can ask your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use certain parts of our service.
Examples of cookies we use:
Parallel CPA uses the data collected for different purposes:
Your information, including your personal data, may be transferred to and stored on computers located outside of your state, province, country or other government jurisdiction where data protection laws may differ from those in your jurisdiction.
If you live outside of Canada and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer data, including personal data, to Canada and process it in Canada.
Parallel CPA may disclose your personal data in good faith believing that such action is necessary to:
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure. We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, but we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We may use third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our service (“service providers”), provide the service on our behalf, provide service related services or help us analyze the use of our service.
These third parties only have access to your personal data to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obliged not to disclose it or use it for other purposes.
We may use third-party service providers to monitor and analyze the use of our service.
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of third party sites or services.
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from persons under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you know that your child has provided us with personal data, please contact us. If we realize that we have collected personal data from children without verifying parental consent, we will take steps to delete that information from our servers.
We Are Accountable For The Personal Information In Our Possession.
Parallel CPA is accountable for all personal information in our possession or control. This includes any personal information that we receive directly, for example, from individual clients, partners and employees, as well as individuals’ personal information that we may receive indirectly, for example, through corporate and government clients.
Parallel CPA will inform you why we are collecting your personal information when the information is collected.
In most instances, Parallel CPA will collect, use or disclose personal information about clients only for the purpose of providing professional services. Each Engagement Letter includes an explanation of why Parallel CPA requires the information, what use will be made of it and with whom it may be shared in order to provide professional services.
Parallel CPA will collect, use or disclose personal information about you only with your informed consent.
Client Personal Information
The Terms and Conditions of every Parallel CPA professional services engagement are documented in each Engagement Letter. These Terms and Conditions include a discussion about how Parallel CPA may use and disclose your personal information. By signing the Engagement Letter, the client will be providing its consent to the collection, use and disclosure described in the Terms and Conditions.
Parallel CPA clients always have the option not to provide their consent to the collection, use and distribution of their personal information, or to withdraw their consent at a later stage. Where a client chooses not to provide us with permission to collect, use or disclose personal information, we may not have sufficient information to continue providing the client with our services.
Parallel CPA limits the amount and type of personal information we collect.
Parallel CPA will limit the collection of personal information to that which is reasonably required to provide our services or operate our business.
Parallel CPA will use and disclose your personal information only for the purposes for which we have your consent. We will keep personal information only as long as necessary to accomplish these purposes.
Use of Personal Information
If Parallel CPA intends to use personal information for any purpose not previously identified to the individual, we will obtain their prior consent.
We may, however, disclose personal information without consent as permitted or required by applicable federal and provincial privacy laws, including:
Retention of Personal Information
In compliance with professional standards, we keep a record of the work performed. This record may include personal information and will be retained until such working documents are no longer reasonably required for legal, administrative, audit or regulatory purposes. Working documents are safeguarded against inappropriate access.
Parallel CPA will endeavor to keep accurate the personal information in our possession or control.
In order to provide clients with a professional level of service, the personal information that we collect must be accurate, complete and current. Individuals are encouraged to advise us of any changes to their personal information that may be relevant to the services we are providing.
Parallel CPA protects your personal information with safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
Parallel CPA will protect personal information by using physically secure facilities, industry standard security tools and practices and clearly defined internal. Security measures are in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the personal information under our control. Personal information is kept electronically only and is protected in a secure electronic and physical environment.
At their request, Parallel CPA will advise individuals of what personal information we have in our possession or control about them, what it is being used for, and to whom and why it has been disclosed.
Clients have the right to review and obtain a copy of their personal information on record in our office. To do so, a written letter must be submitted and the request will be answered within 7 days. There will be a small administrative fee if paper copies are required.
We know that protecting the privacy of our clients is important. If you have any questions or concerns about your privacy and our role in protecting it, please contact us.