At all times McHenry Partners is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the McHenry Partners website and governs data collection and usage. By using the McHenry Partners website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Any personal information held by McHenry Partners for financial, accounting, audit, education or general mailing purposes will only be used by McHenry Partners to support your relationship with us, and to ensure you receive the most appropriate range of information and services.
We will collect personal and other information about you in connection with the Engagement and may share that information between our member firms or disclose the information to third parties where we consider it necessary to provide the services or where we are required to do so by law.
Our files may be subject to review as part of the quality control review programs of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand, and CPA Australia which monitor compliance with professional standards by their members. We advise you that by signing this letter you acknowledge that, if requested, our files relating to this engagement will be made available under these programs. The same strict confidentiality requirements apply under these programs as apply to us.
McHenry Partners utilise cloud based software systems as part of our service delivery to you. At all times, your data is under our control and we have taken all reasonable measure to protect your privacy.
McHenry Partners collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. McHenry Partners also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your postcode, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by McHenry Partners. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by McHenry Partners for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the McHenry Partners website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through McHenry Partners public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: McHenry Partners does not read any of your private online communications.
McHenry Partners encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from McHenry Partners so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. McHenry Partners is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the McHenry Partners and McHenry Partners family of websites.
McHenry Partners collects and uses your personal information to operate the McHenry Partners website and deliver the services you have requested. McHenry Partners also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from McHenry Partners and its affiliates. McHenry Partners may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
McHenry Partners does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. McHenry Partners may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, McHenry Partners may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to McHenry Partners, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
McHenry Partners does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
McHenry Partners keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within McHenry Partners, in order to determine what McHenry Partners services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within McHenry Partners to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
McHenry Partners websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on McHenry Partners or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of McHenry Partners; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of McHenry Partners or the public.
Where, as part of our engagement, the services of an external consultant or expert are required, an estimated cost and timeframe and involvement will be provided to you for your approval.
We may, as required from time to time, outsource parts of your work to other professional service providers who are appropriately qualified.
Acceptance of our services in conjunction with this engagement document indicates your acceptance of the use of outsourced services. McHenry Partners will take reasonable steps to ensure that the Australian Privacy principles are complied with.
The McHenry Partners website use ‘cookies’ to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize McHenry Partners pages, or register with McHenry Partners site or services, a cookie helps McHenry Partners to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses and so on. When you return to the same McHenry Partners website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the McHenry Partners features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the McHenry Partners services or websites you visit.
All original documents obtained from you arising from the engagement shall remain your property. However, we reserve the right to make a reasonable number of copies of the original documents for our records.
Our engagement will result in the production of Income tax returns, financial statements and any other relevant documents. Ownership of these documents will vest in you. All other documents produced by us in respect of this engagement will remain the property of the firm, subject to any statutory obligations. The firm has a policy of exploring a legal right of lien over any client documents in our possession in the event of a dispute.
Our liability is limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation. Further information on the scheme is available from the Professional Standards Councils’ website: http://www.professionalstandardscouncil.gov.au.
McHenry Partners will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and p of how McHenry Partners is protecting your information.
McHenry Partners welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that McHenry Partners has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.