Privacy

Privacy Statement
Watson & Associates, CPA has created this security and privacy statement in order to document and communicate its commitment to doing business with the highest ethical standards and appropriate internal controls.

We respect your privacy. Information you entrust to Watson & Associates, CPA will be handled with the greatest care, and Watson & Associates, CPA will not use the information in ways to which you have not consented or is not required by law.

Policy Scope
– Sites Covered by this Policy
– This Privacy Policy applies to all Watson & Associates, CPA owned web sites and domains, and our wholly owned subsidiaries.
– Links to Other Sites – This site contains a number of links to other sites. Watson & Associates, CPA is not responsible for the security or privacy practices of these sites, the products or services offered by these sites, or the content appearing at these sites. Watson & Associates, CPA does not endorse any of the products or services marketed at these other sites.

Web Site Information Gathering
Watson & Associates, CPA recognizes the importance of keeping the information we collect about you confidential. We always take great care to protect what you entrust to us. Watson & Associates, CPA is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website.

Personal Information Gathering – We do not automatically collect personally identifiable information (PII) about our web site visitors. We may record the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using, the browser software used, the operating systems used, and the websites from which our visitors link directly to our site. We aggregate and use this information to determine how many visitors we have to different pages on our web site, to detect and correct systems problems, and to improve the usability of our web site. This information is not connected to individual names or personal identities.

Explicit Information Gathering – You can examine our entire web site without providing any information whatsoever. Our web site’s request-for-more-information form requires users to give us contact information. This information is used to provide information to those who inquire about our products and services and to handle related business matters. This information is also used to get in touch with customers when necessary. From time to time, the information gathered through this site will be used to notify you about products and services that we think will be of interest to you.

Covert Information Gathering – Our site does not covertly capture information regarding the specific activities of any particular user. We do not have any arrangements with any other sites to track or monitor user activities on the Web. Our site does, however, produce reports that permit us to view your activity on our site in anonymous or aggregated form. We do not use cookies, web bugs, or any other active content mechanism to capture or maintain information about users without their prior consent. The only personal information that we capture has been specifically submitted to us through the request-for-more-information form. We do not store any persistent information on your computer.

Cookies
This website uses cookies. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:
– Understand and save user preferences for future visits.
– Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.It won’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.

Personal Information Usage – When you disclose personal information to us that is where it stays. The only exception involves disclosure to the government according to normal business practice, for instance for the collection of taxes, and according to the orders of a court, for example responding to a subpoena or search warrant. We do not sell, rent, trade, lend, or otherwise transfer such personal information to affiliates, subsidiaries, sister companies, holding companies, parent companies, strategic partners, or any other organization.

Children
Precautions For Children – Watson & Associates, CPA does not attempt to collect personal information from children, and we do not provide services to children. The (Watson & Associates, CPA) website is not directed to children under age 18, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under age 18. If a child sends personal information to us, and this information can be identified as originating from a child, the information will be deleted. We cannot always determine which information originates with a user that is a child. We do not maintain databases about children.

Email List Privacy
Opt-in Email Lists – We use email lists that we have assembled from people who have indicated they want additional information about our services. Additionally, we use email lists that are comprised of people who have requested additional information about services similar to those Watson & Associates, CPA provides.

Personal Contacts: Watson & Associates, CPA personnel frequently give presentations at conferences and seminars; write articles and newsletters; and participate in similar types of group and individual communications. We often receive business cards as well as requests for additional information or help with risk related issues. When we receive requests for information or help in person, from our web site from information volunteered by our web site visitors, or from conferences from people indicating they want more information about our type of services, we will place these individuals on our contact list.

Third Party Product Distribution – We use Mailchimp to distribute our e-mail campaigns and newsletters. We provide Mailchimp with the names and email addresses of our subscribers to facilitate distribution; we do not give them access to any other personal information. While we take steps to protect the confidentiality, privacy and security of personal information communicated to Mailchimp, their activities are not subject to the exclusive control of Watson & Associates, CPA and they are not subject to this privacy policy. Please see Mailchimp’s privacy policy, http://www.mailchimp.com, to learn more about how they protect personal information.

Email List Privacy – With the above exception, Watson & Associates, CPA does not sell, rent or share our email lists with any other third parties. We do not link our email lists to any other databases. We do not store emails or individual information on our web server. All personally identifiable information is stored on servers behind our firewall.

Compelled Disclosure
There may be times when we are required by law to disclose the information that you have submitted. Unless we are legally prohibited to do so, we will do our best to provide you with notice that a request for your information has been made to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information.

Web Site Security
Security Measures – Our site is protected with a variety of security measures such as change control procedures, passwords, and physical access controls. We also employ a variety of other mechanisms to ensure that data you provide is not lost, misused, or altered inappropriately. These controls include data confidentiality policies and regular database backups.

Encryption Policy – We use SSL and TLS encryption to protect information you send to us. Please be aware that the information you send to us in an email message will not be encrypted. Do not send any confidential information within clear text forms or email messages. If you want to give us confidential information, please call us at the number given at the bottom of this page.

Storage of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) – We do not store any personally identifiable information on our web server.

Accountability – Information security personnel ensure the security of the information we process and store.

Policies and Procedures – Watson & Associates, CPA has internal policies and procedures to limit access to your information to only those who have a business need to view it.

Sensitive Communication Via Email and Web Page
Sending Confidential Information – Web sites visitors must not use this site to submit confidential information to Watson & Associates, CPA. To arrange for the delivery of highly sensitive information, contact Watson & Associates, CPA directly by calling +1,678,534,6205 to communicate any confidential information.

Collecting Confidential Information – Watson & Associates, CPA will always use encryption when collecting personal information via web forms. Web site users can identify these forms by looking in the address bar of the browser, where the “https” in the URL indicates a secure connection. Site users can also view the “padlock” icon within the browser window. A closed padlock indicates an encrypted connection.

Your Personal Information
Access to Personal Information – We make every effort to keep our records accurate. We will make appropriate changes when you notify us. If you want to view, update or delete the information we have about you in our database, please contact us. We will follow procedures to verify your identity before providing this information to further protect your privacy.

Your Opt-In and Opt-Out Decisions
If you are currently on our email list and wish to be removed, send a message to info@watassoc.com for removal or choose Unsubscribe from our automated emails.

Privacy Policy Changes
Policy Change Notice – We may occasionally make changes to our privacy policy to reflect changes in legal and regulatory requirements, or as necessary as we upgrade or modify our technology, applications and service offerings. We recommend you visit our site to review our privacy policies occasionally.