Privacy Notice

We Value Your Privacy

At AF Accounting Inc. we value privacy as much as you do. Protecting our client’s information is a priority for us and we are committed in respecting your privacy. We will continue to maintain control over any private information provided to us and we promise to be transparent about our practices.

This policy was last updated on January 21, 2017. AF Accounting Inc. reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to modify or replace any part of the privacy policy. Any modifications to the policy can be found on this page and it is your responsibility to check the policy periodically for updates. The use of the website following any updates to the policy constitute acceptance of those changes.

Privacy Policy Summary

This policy details the treatment of “Personal Information” and other information gathered by AF Accounting Inc. when using or accessing our website. This policy also explains our treatment of any “Personal Information” that AF Accounting Inc. may share with its business partners or other authorized parties under very limited circumstances.

Collection of Personal Information

While conducting day-to-day business, and with our client’s full knowledge, we collect personal information. This data is collected and used while providing our clients with professional services and only for the stated purpose.

Security and Encryption of Information

AF Accounting Inc. solely uses industry best practices in keeping any data collected secure. Authentication is used to prevent unauthorized access to personal information stored electronically. Additionally, AF Accounting Inc. uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run our website. These third parties have been selected for their high standards of security.

Limiting Information Collection for Statistical, Analytical and Security Purposes

AF Accounting Inc. uses Google Analytics: a web analytic service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Non-Disclosure of Personal Information

AF Accounting Inc. shall not divulge any personal information gathered via the website to third parties. We use or disclose personal information only for purposes for which it has consented, or as required by law. We may be required to share information to protect against fraud or to protect against credit risk, in response to a court subpoena, and sharing with others who may be assisting us in compliance with professional standards or who assist us in providing tax preparation and other services to you.

We may also be required to disclose information to a parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control with AF Accounting Inc. As well as if we are acquired by or merged with another entity (in which case we will require such entity to assume our obligations under this policy, or inform you that you are covered by a new privacy policy).

Third-Party Services

AF Accounting Inc. uses certain third party services to enhance our website. Personal information may be transferred from AF Accounting Inc. to these third-party services, but only to the extent required for them to function properly. These third-party services include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ for sharing of content. If you are not already logged in to these third-party services, your personal information required to log into those accounts is transferred securely from AF Accounting Inc. to the third-party services. When your personal information is transferred to these third-party services, it is covered by their respective privacy policies.

Individual Access and Deletion of Personal Information

AF Accounting Inc. responds, on a timely basis, to requests from our clients regarding their personal information. If you wish to review your personal information or to have all your personal information deleted from our records, please communicate with us via the Contact Us tab of our website.

Issues Linked With the Internet

Despite AF Accounting Inc.’s greatest efforts complete confidentiality and security cannot be guaranteed on the internet. All web communications are subjected to interception, loss or alteration. You acknowledge and agree that AF Accounting Inc. cannot be held responsible for damages resulting from the transmission of confidential or personal information over the web and such communications are at your own risk.

Limitation of Liability

AF Accounting Inc., its directors, officers, employees or contractors cannot be responsible or liable for any loss or damages whatsoever, including (without limiting the generality of the foregoing) any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or otherwise, arising from the misuse of any information collected by any third party or any misuse of any information collected through the website not in violation of the policy.

Compliance with Privacy Law

Our privacy policy and AF Accounting Inc.’s practices are designed to be in compliance with Canada’s Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”, S.C. 200, c. 5) and Quebec’s An Act Respecting the Protection Of Personal Information in the Private Sector (R.S.Q. c.P-39.1). If you have any questions regarding this compliance, please communicate with us via the Contact Us tab on our website.