HJ Wu & Company Inc. (CPA)is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy and confidentiality of personal and business information when rendering services to our clients. Our policies have been designed to conform with Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and as a member of Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC), we are governed by the CPA Code of Professional Conduct which would protect the privacy and confidentiality of your business and personal information.
We collect and use personal information generally to provide services for our clients and for the following purposes:
We have two policies; one for the collection, use or disclosure of personal information, the other is specifically related to our website privacy and security.
So that we can provide quality services to you, we will ask for personal details such as your name, address, telephone numbers or/and e-mail address. We will need these details to contact you?
We take measures to ensure your personal information is protected from unauthorized access, loss, misuse, disclosure or alteration. The types of measures we take vary with the type of information and the means by which it is collected and stored.
Generally, you have no obligation to provide any information requested by us. However, if you choose to withhold requested information, we may not be able to provide you with the services that depend on the collection of that information, particularly if the collection of that information is required by law.
The personal information requested from you is generally used to provide services to you.
We may also use your personal information in other ways to provide you with further services as we continue to adapt our service offerings to best suit your particular needs. This may include using your personal information to advise you of new services or of changes to existing services. You have the right to tell us that you do not want us to send information to you other than for the main purpose for which we have collected your personal details.
If you choose to provide personal information to HJ Wu & Company Inc:
To the best of our ability but without any guarantees of any form, we will not collect, use or disclose your personal information without your consent. By providing us with your personal information for the purposes listed in our Privacy Statement, you consent to our collection and use of the information for those purposes. With respect to personal information that you provide for the preparation of your taxation and other returns, you consent to our transmitting such personal information to the appropriate governmental or regulatory authorities.
If/should we wish to collect your personal information for purposes other than as stated above, we may request that you consent, verbally or in writing to such collection. Similarly, if/should we wish to use personal information that we have already collected for a purpose other than as stated above, we will seek your consent to such use.
You may have the right to refuse or withdraw your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. In some cases, such refusal or withdrawal may prohibit or adversely affect the completion of our service engagement. We will advise you if that is the case.
In some limited circumstances, regulations may require that we release personal information to regulatory bodies, governmental authorities and/or our professional organizations. We will notify you of any such required disclosures and provide you with the reason that obligates us to release the personal information prior to releasing such information.
Retention, Accuracy and Safeguarding
In order to preserve the information for governmental and professional purposes, and to serve you better, we will retain and safeguard your information for as long as we determine is necessary, even if you are no longer a client.
We will, to the best of our ability, use appropriate technologies, and maintain high security standards to ensure the protection of your information. While we do implement up to date technology to protect your personal information when it is transmitted electronically, you should be aware that no electronic transmission can be guaranteed to be completely secure. In particular, we cannot guarantee the safety, and confidentiality of any information sent by you to us, or from us to you, by email or electronic means.
You may, upon written request, review your personal information and request corrections if necessary. We are committed to maintaining accurate information, and urge you to notify us as soon as possible of any changes in your personal information. For most requests, your information will be provided free of charge. However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request requires a substantial effort on our part.
We understand that, in the course of delivering our services, you may disclose to us personal information that you have collected regarding your employees, customers, vendors and other parties. We assure and commit to you that this information will be kept private and confidential and will not be released to any third party (other than as may be required by law) unless we first obtain consent.
We constantly review our policies and procedures to keep up to date with changes in law, technology and the market place. As a result we may change this policy from time to time and this page will be updated to reflect the changes accordingly without any notice to readers.
Website Use Policy
This policy explains why and how we collect personal information (information about an identifiable individual) as well as how we handle that information on our web site.
Like many websites, we may use a technology called "cookies"or other "persistent-state aware objects" to provide you with customized information. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer's hard disk. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our web site, to monitor aggregate usage by our users, web traffic routing , and to improve our delivery of services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.
IP Address/ Log Data
Our servers automatically record information ("Log Data") created by your use of our web site. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, the referring domain, pages visited, and search terms. Other actions, such as interactions with external links, may also be included in our Log Data.
This real time information is aggregated, logged, and used to measure statistical information about usage of the site, including the total number of visits, average time spent on the site, and pages viewed, both in real-time, and within a certain time frame. We use this aggregated information to measure the use of our site and to improve our content and usage.
This site uses appropriate security measures in place to minimize the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, and alteration of the information under our control. These measures include secure servers, encrypted passwords, and other security measures to protect the privacy of our members. Given that electronically transmitted data is not 100 per cent secure, we make no warranties as to the security of any information you submit, which you do and assume at your own risk.
Links to Other Sites
Our site may contain links to other Internet sites owned and operated by third parties. While we try to link only to sites that share our respect for privacy and standards of conduct and ethics, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices they employ. Please review the privacy policies applicable to the other sites before you provide any personal information.
Questions or Comments?
Thoughts or questions about this policy or any other policy? Please, let us know. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For inquiries or requests that require a more personal response, we will make every attempt to respond within 2 business days.