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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: May 23, 2018

 

This Privacy Policy applies to your use of the PKF O’Connor Davies Services (as defined below). Please see our European Economic Area Privacy Policy for notice as to: (i) how our PKF O’Connor Davies Entities in the EEA process your personal data; (ii) how PKF O’Connor Davies LLP processes Personal Data in the context of PKF O’Connor Davies Entities located in the EEA; (iii) how PKF O’Connor Davies LLP processes your Personal Data if you are located in the EU and we provide you with individual services or are subject to monitoring; or (iv) any other processing by a PKF O’Connor Davies Entity where the EU General Data Protection Regulation would otherwise apply.

This Privacy Policy applies to Personal Information collected by PKF O’Connor Davies LLP (“PKF O’Connor Davies,” “we” or “us”) through www.pkfod.com and any other website, application or digital service on or to which this Privacy Policy is linked or referenced (collectively, the “Services”). This Privacy Policy does not apply to our data collection practices conducted offline. Unless we notify you, this Privacy Policy does not apply to any third-party website or service that you may access through the Services.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and made part of our Terms of Use. Please read this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use carefully. When you submit Personal Information to us, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

 

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY PART OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY OR OUR TERMS OF USE, PLEASE DO NOT USE OUR WEBSITE AND ONLINE SERVICES.

1. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

The Effective Date of this Privacy Policy is set forth at the top of this webpage. As business needs change, we may amend this Privacy Policy. If we materially change the way we collect, use or disclose your Personal Information, we will notify you in advance through the Services and offer you the opportunity to opt out and delete your Personal Information. The amended Privacy Policy supersedes all previous versions. Your continued use of the Services after the Effective Date constitutes your acceptance of the amended Privacy Policy.

2. INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT

When you use the Services, we may collect two types of information: Personal Information and Usage Data.

In this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” means any information that identifies or could be used to identify an individual, such as the following:

•Name

•Postal address

•Telephone number

•Email address

Personal Information does not include either (i) aggregated information to the extent that an individual’s identity cannot reasonably be derived from it, or (ii) publicly available information that has not been combined with non-public Personal Information.

 

We define “Usage Data” as information about an individual’s activity on or through the Services that, by itself, does not reasonably identify the individual, such as the following:

•Browser and operating system information

•Computer or device type

•Time spent navigating certain webpages or connected via mobile applications

•Information collected through Data Collection Technologies (as defined below)

 

Generally, we do not consider Usage Data as Personal Information, because Usage Data by itself usually does not identify an individual. However, in some jurisdictions, Usage Data may be considered Personal Information because it can be used to make inferences about you.

 

3. COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We collect, use and disclose Personal Information for all lawful purposes in the operation and conduct of our business.

 

How We May Collect Personal Information

We and our service providers may collect Personal Information through your use of the Services, such as when you register with us, participate in surveys and questionnaires, apply for employment, or subscribe to newsletters and blog updates. We also may collect the Personal Information that you publish or display on public areas of the Services, such as one of PKF O’Connor Davies’s blogs (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are made publicly available at your own risk. We do not control the actions of third parties that access your User Contributions.

 

Through Social Media: Certain Services may link to social media platforms and plug-ins, such as Facebook and Twitter (collectively, “Social Media”). When accessing the Services through a Social Media account, we may (depending on the applicable user privacy settings) automatically receive information from that Social Media platform. We may collect and use this information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or as described at the time the information was collected.

 

Through Mobile Applications: We may offer mobile applications (“Apps”) as part of the Services or at certain PKF O’Connor Davies events that we host. When we offer Apps, we may collect information about your use of and interaction with the Apps, such as operating system type, browser type, domain and other system settings, search queries, the country and time zone in which the mobile device or tablet is located, metadata and other information associated with other files stored on your device. We also may collect information about the location of the mobile device or tablet used to access the Services (“Location Data”). Location Data includes: (i) the location of the mobile device or tablet derived from GPS or WiFi use, (ii) the IP address of the mobile device or tablet or internet service used to access the Services, and (iii) other information made available by a user or others that indicates the current or prior location of the user, such as geotag information in photographs. If you do not want us to collect Location Data from your device, please delete the App or disable the location settings on your device or tablet. Note, however, that disabling the location setting may affect your ability to access and use an App.

 

How We May Use Personal Information

We may use Personal Information for the purposes described at the time of its collection or as described in this Privacy Policy. For example, we may use Personal Information as follows:

 

•To confirm registrations, respond to your inquiries or fulfill your requests, such as to register you for a seminar or to email you materials you requested

•To send you information, such as legal updates and event announcements, that we think may interest you

•To allow you to send Services-related content through the Services

•If you contact us through the services, to keep a record of your contact information and correspondence to use when responding to you

•To notify you about important information regarding changes to our terms, conditions and policies

•To analyze use of the Services to help us detect problems, prevent fraud, identify usage trends and improve user experience

•If you apply for employment with us, to process your employment application and other related activities only

 

How We May Disclose Personal Information

We may disclosure your Personal Information as follows:

•With your consent. We may disclose your Personal Information to any party for whom your consent has been provided. For example, we may disclose your Personal Information to anyone to whom you send messages through the Services.

•To our affiliated entities. We may disclose your Personal Information within our corporate family for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy and as required by law.  For a list of our affiliated entities, please refer to our Legal Notices webpage.

•To our service providers. We may disclose information with third-party service providers that support our operations, through services such as registering and hosting webcast and live events, and employee recruitment.

•In relation to a corporate transaction. We may disclose and transfer Personal Information if we are involved in a merger, sale, acquisition, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, bankruptcy, or other change of ownership or control (whether in whole or in part).

•As we believe to be necessary and appropriate. We may also disclose Personal Information: (i) as permitted by law; (ii) if we determine that the disclosure of specific information is necessary to comply with the request of a law enforcement or regulatory agency or other legal process; (iii) to protect the legitimate rights, privacy, property, interests or safety of our company or our affiliated entities customers, business partners, employees or the general public; (iv) to pursue available remedies or limit damages; (v) to enforce our Terms of Use; and (vi) to respond to an emergency.

 

4. COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF USAGE DATA

We collect, use and disclose Usage Data for all lawful purposes in the operation and conduct of our businesses.

 

How We May Collect Usage Data

When you use the Services, including Apps, we and our service providers may collect the Usage Data that is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device. When you download and use an App, we and our service providers may track and collect App data, including when you accessed our servers and what information and file have been downloaded. We also collect Usage Data through our use of Data Collection Technology. For more information about how we use Data Collection Technology, including cookies, please review Section 5 below.

 

How We May Use and Disclose Usage Data

We may use and disclose Usage Data for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. If we are required to treat certain types of Usage Data as Personal Information under applicable law, we use and disclose it as described in Section 3 above.

In some instances, we may combine Usage Data with Personal Information (such as your device ID with your name). If we combine any Usage Data with Personal Information, the combined information will be treated by us as Personal Information as long as it is combined and can be used to identify you.

 

5. COOKIES AND OTHER DATA COLLECTION TECHNOLOGY

We refer to cookies, web beacons (also known as pixel tags and clear GIFs) and other similar technology as “Data Collection Technology.”

A cookie is a small text file that is sent to or accessed from your web browser or your computer’s hard drive. A cookie typically contains the name of the domain (internet location) from which the cookie originated, the “lifetime” of the cookie (when it expires), and a randomly generated unique number or other similar identifier. A cookie may also contain information about your computer, such as user settings, browsing history and activities conducted while using the Services. A web beacon (also called a pixel tag or clear GIF) is a piece of computer code that enables us to monitor user activity and website traffic. To learn more about cookies and web beacons, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

How We Use Data Collection Technology: Data Collection Technology helps us improve your experience of the Services. In particular, we use analytics cookies to compile statistics about the use of the Services, help us analyze technical and navigational information about the services, and detect and prevent fraud. We also may use Data Collection Technology to collect information from the computer or device that you use to access the Services, such as your operating system type, browser type, domain and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone in which your computer or device is located. 

Your Control of Cookies: Some web browsers (including some mobile web browsers) provide settings that allow you to control or reject cookies or alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer or device. You may also be able to reject mobile device identifiers by activating the appropriate setting on your mobile device. Although you are not required to accept cookies or mobile device identifiers, if you block or reject them, you may not have access to all features available through the Services.

Our Policy on Do Not Track Signals: Some web browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) or similar feature that signals to websites that a user does not want to have his or her online activity and behavior tracked. If a website that responds to a particular DNT signal receives the DNT signal, the browser can block that website from collecting certain Personal Information about the browser’s user. We follow the DNT signals we receive from your browsers.  

 

6. CHOICES AND ACCESS

Marketing Emails: If you do not wish to receive marketing-related emails from us, please click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of a marketing email, or email us at privacy@pkfod.com.   

Access Requests: You may request access to any of your Personal Information that you have previously provided to us through the Services. You may also request that we update, modify or delete your Personal Information that we have collected. Please contact us by email at privacy@pkfod.com to exercise these rights.

Please note that we cannot remove or modify your Personal Information from the databases of third parties to which we have disclosed your information prior to your opt-out or access request. Please contact those third parties directly.

7. SPECIAL NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits individual California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of certain categories of Personal Information to third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at privacy@pkfod.com. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year. We reserve our right not to respond to requests submitted other than to the email or mailing addresses specified in this Section.

 

8. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND SERVICES

The Services may include links to third-party websites and services that we do not operate, such as social media plug-ins. If you visit a third-party website or service via a link on the Services, you are subject to that third party’s privacy practices and policies. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Personal Information that you provide to third-party websites or services. A link to a third-party website or service does not mean that we endorse that third party or the quality or accuracy of the information presented on its website or service.

 

9. NOTICE TO INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

The Services are controlled and operated by us from the United States, and are not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than the United States. Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers. By using the Services, you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have different data protection rules than those of your country.

 

10. SECURITY

We take reasonable precautions intended to help protect the Personal Information that we collect and store; however, no system or online transmission of data is completely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to or through the Services. Any transmission is at your own risk. Please use security measures to protect your Personal Information.

 

11. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

The Services are not directed to or intended for use by minors. Consistent with the requirements of the US Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, if we learn that we have received information directly from a child under age 13 without his or her parent or legal guardian’s verified consent, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child (or his or her parent or legal guardian) to inform the child that he or she cannot use the Services. Subsequently, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information.

12. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS

We welcome your questions and comments about this Privacy Policy or how we process your Personal Information. Please contact us using the information below, and we will respond to you as soon as reasonably possible.

 

By Mail: 

PKF O’Connor Davies LLP
Attn: Marketing
500 Mamaroneck Ave
Harrison, NY 10528

 
By Phone:
+1 914 381 8900

By Email: privacy@pkfod.com

By Fax: +1 914 381 8910