Privacy Policy

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OVERVIEW

This Privacy Policy pertains solely to the use of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants website (the "Site") only (www.aicpaglobal.com). We do not collect or process personal data in order to provide the services offered within this Site. However, the Site may contain links to other sites such as CIMAglobal.com or AICPA.org. It is recommended that you also check the Privacy Policies which pertain to these sites.

By accessing and using the Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, this 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, please refrain from accessing our 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

This Site contains links to other websites which may be managed by third parties (including their use of cookies). As a user of links, it is your responsibility to understand those third parties’ privacy policies. Once you leave our 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 INFORMATION THROUGH COOKIE USE

We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a “cookie” file. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive. If you do not agree, then you can choose to not receive a cookie file by enabling your web browser to refuse cookies or to prompt you before you accept a cookie.

We utilize cookies to track Site usage and analyze metrics (including website usage, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, number of clicks, and advertisement viewing).

We partner with a third party web analytics company, Google, who may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser in order to gather statistics regarding website usage and trends. If you would like to learn more information about this practice as well as your options for opting out, please view the Google Analytics Data Privacy and Security page. 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.

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

Personal data is collected on the Site through the application for the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and CPA.com Startup Accelerator. Outside of the information collected through this application as well as the passive data collected through the use of cookies (as described in the section above), we do not collect or process personal data in order to provide the services offered within this Site.

Users of the application for the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and CPA.com Startup Accelerator will be asked to provide information, including but not limited to, name, company name, address, phone number, email address, website information, and supporting documentation related to the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and CPA.com Startup Accelerator. This information will be used to determine eligibility for participation. Information submitted through this form is securely transmitted to Association of International Certified Professional Accountants staff, and is stored within a data center located in the United States. Collected information may be shared among the following organizations: the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and CPA.com. We may contact you using the contact details that you provide to obtain further information or provide additional details regarding the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and CPA.com Startup Accelerator. If you wish to stop receiving these communications, please respond to the email correspondence with the word “Unsubscribe.” 

Please note that this Site contains links to other websites such as AICPA.org and CIMAglobal.com that may collect or process personal data. It is recommended that you check the privacy policies pertaining to these websites prior to using them.

USE OF, SHARING AND DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES

Aside from information collected through the application for the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and CPA.com Startup Accelerator as well as the passive information collected through the use of cookies (as described in the section above), personal data is not collected through the use of this site. 

We may disclose anonymized data obtained through the use of cookies, including information on trends and usage patterns, to third parties (such as our third-party website developers) to assist in developing new features and content. 

Information submitted through the application for the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and CPA.com Startup Accelerator may be shared among the following organizations: the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and CPA.com. 

SECURITY AND OTHER

We use reasonable measures to safeguard and secure any data we collect. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. Technology, such as, but not limited to, Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secured Socket Layer (SSL), is used on any pages which collect personal data to enhance security and reduce risk of loss. Our security practices, processes or technology do not guarantee absolute security of your information and you should take all normal personal precautions such as, but not limited to, not sharing passwords, closing browsers, and not using public networks (e.g., internet cafes, etc.)

CHOICE AND OPT-OUT

If you are an AICPA member you can manage your communications preferences via “My Account” on AICPA.org, by contacting the Member Service Center at 1.888.777.7077 (9 am – 6 pm EST, M-F) or by emailing service@aicpa.org.

If you are a CIMA member you can manage your communications preferences by logging onto MY CIMA and accessing My Details followed by My Communications Preferences or by contacting the CIMA Contact Centre at +44 (0)20 8849 2251 or by emailing cima.contact@cimaglobal.com. Additionally, any Newsletter or subscriptions will include an option to unsubscribe.

Users of the application for the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and CPA.com Startup Accelerator may receive communications from us related to your application. If you wish to stop receiving these communications, please respond to the email correspondence with the word “Unsubscribe.”

CONTACT INFORMATION/SUBJECT ACCESS

AICPA and CIMA users have the right to amend their personal account data by updating the details within their AICPA.org or CIMAglobal.com accounts, or by contacting us using the contact information below. Users of the Site are encouraged to report any improvements, suggestions, and any suspected breach of privacy or website security to AICPA or CIMA at the telephone number, email address, or mailing address indicated as follows:

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) 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)
(CIMA – Professional Development)
The Helicon 
One South Place 
London EC2M 2RB 
United Kingdom
P: +44 (0)20 8849 2251 
Email: cima.pd@cimaglobal.com