McKinnon Patten & Associates LLC

Website Privacy Policy

Mckinnon Patten & Associates LLC is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information, and this privacy statement explains how MP treats your personal information when you use this site. By using this site and submitting any personal information, you agree to the use by Mckinnon Patten & Associates LLC ("MP" or "we") of such data in accordance with this privacy statement.

Data collection

We collect only personally identifiable information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors to MP's website. MP receives limited identifiable information, such as name, job title, and company name, address, email address, telephone and fax numbers, from website visitors. A visitor may choose to provide personal information in the following examples:

  • Subscribe or order newsletters and/or publications
  • Submit resumes or work history information
  • Participate in "join our mailing list" initiatives
  • Contact us for further information
  • Requesting consultations

Use of data

When a visitor provides personal information to us, we use it for the purposes for which it was provided to us as stated at the point of collection (or as obvious from the context of collection). Examples of the types of use are given in the ‘Data collection’ section above. We may also use your data to contact you with information about MP's business, services and events, and other information which may be of interest to you. You may unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time by contacting us as set out in the 'Unsubscribe' section below or through the unsubscribe link in our communication to you. MP may also use your information in order to administer and manage the site or communicate with you about the site.

Our websites do not collect or compile personally identifying information for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes, or host mailings on behalf of third parties. If you would like to find out more about the different categories of information collected, please review the ‘Data collection’ section.

Cookies and log files

Cookies may be used on some pages of our site. "Cookies" are small text files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing a more customized website experience. For example, a cookie can be used to store registration information in an area of the site so that a user does not need to re-enter it on subsequent visits to that area. It is MP's policy to use cookies to make navigation of our websites easier for visitors and to facilitate efficient registration procedures. Site statistics are compiled by third parties and therefore your IP address will be passed to third parties for statistical reporting only.

If you are concerned about cookies, most browsers permit individuals to decline cookies. In most cases, a visitor may refuse a cookie and still fully navigate our websites, however other functionality in the site may be impaired. After termination of the visit to our site, you can always delete the cookie from your system if you wish.

In order to properly manage our website we may anonymously log information on our operational systems, and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types. These statistics are reported in the aggregate to our webmasters. This is to ensure that our website presents the best web experience for visitors and is an effective information resource.


Third parties

Personal data collected by MP may be transferred or disclosed to third party contractors, subcontractors, subsidiaries and/or other MP firms for the purposes for which the visitor has submitted the information and for the administration of our system or site and/or other internal, administrative purposes. Personal data may also be transferred to third party service providers of identity management, website hosting and management, data analysis, data back-up, security and storage services. As a result, personal data may be transferred outside the country where the visitor is located. By submitting data on MP's website, the visitor is providing explicit consent to the transfer of such data for the fulfillment of his or her voluntary requests or otherwise as set out in the 'Use of data' section.

It is MP's policy to disclose information to third parties under the following circumstances:

  • As required by applicable law, statue, rule, regulation or professional standard, or through subpoena, search warrant or other legal process
  • For regulatory compliance purposes
  • When explicitly requested by a visitor
  • Or otherwise as set out in this statement.

Third party links

There are several places throughout pwc.com that may link to other websites that do not operate under MP's privacy practices. When you link to other websites, MP's privacy practices no longer apply. We encourage visitors to review each site's privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.


Data retention

The personal data you submit to us will only be retained for as long as is required for the purposes for which it was collected. Contact information about visitors such as mailing list information is kept until a user unsubscribes to a publication or requests that we delete that information. Resumes are disposed of when they are either no longer under consideration, or are considered dated by our Human Resources departments.


Unsubscribe

Should visitors subsequently choose to unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations, we will provide instructions within the appropriate website area or in communications to our visitors; or a visitor may contact the webmaster of the appropriate site e.g., info@mckcpas.com.


Access

Visitor updates of information should be handled by going back through the registration process. Inquiries about the accuracy of identifying information previously submitted to MP through its website, or requests to have outdated information removed, should be directed to: info@mckcpas.com. MP is committed to providing reasonable and practical access to visitors to allow them the opportunity to identify and correct any inaccuracies. When requested and practical, MP will delete identifying information from current operational systems.

When personally identifiable information is retained, MP assumes responsibility for keeping an accurate record of the information once a visitor has submitted and verified the data. MP does not assume responsibility for verifying the ongoing accuracy of the content of personal information. When practically possible, if MP is informed that any personal data collected through a website is no longer accurate, MP will make appropriate corrections based on the updated information provided by the authenticated visitor.


Security

MP has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorized MP personnel are provided access to personally identifiable information and these employees have agreed to maintain the confidentiality of this information.


Children

MP understands the importance of protecting children's privacy especially in an online environment. The MP sites covered by this privacy statement are not intentionally designed for or directed at children under the age of 13 years. It is MP's policy never to knowingly collect or maintain personal information about children under the age of 13.


Modifications

MP may update this statement at any time by publishing an updated version here. You can access the most current version of this privacy statement at any time on this site.