Privacy Policy

Introduction
We recognize that the privacy of your personal information is essential. The purpose of this policy is to let you know how we handle the data collected through the use of this Web site. Portions of this Web site may describe privacy practices applicable to specific information types or information provided on particular Web pages.
This policy does not apply to information collected through other means such as by telephone or in-person, although other privacy policies may protect that information. As used in this policy, terms such as “we” or “our” and “Company” refer to Sterling & Company, P.C., and it is current and future affiliated entities.
This Web site is intended for a United States audience. Any information you provide, including any personal information, will be transferred to and processed by a computer server located within the United States.

Cookies and Tracking
The Company uses various technologies, including “cookie” technology, to gather information from our Web site visitors. Such pages are visited and how often they are seen and enable certain features on this Web site. “Cookies” are small text files that may be placed on your computer when you visit a Web site or click on a URL.

Cookies may include “single-session cookies,” which generally record information during only a single visit to a Web site and then are erased, and “persistent” cookies, which are typically stored on a computer unless or until they are deleted or are set to expire.
You may disable cookies and similar items by adjusting your browser preferences at any time; however, this may limit your ability to take advantage of all the features on this Web site. You may also manage the use of “flash” technologies, with the Flash management tools available at Adobe's Web site.

Note that we do not currently respond to Web browser “Do Not Track” signals that provide a method to opt-out of the collection of information about online activities over time and across third-party Web sites or online services because, among other reasons, there is no common definition of such signals and no industry-accepted standards for how such signals should be interpreted.
We may also allow third-party service providers to use cookies and other technologies to collect information and to track browsing activity over time and across third-party Web sites such as Web browsers used to read our Web sites, which Web sites are referring traffic or linking to our Web sites, and to deliver targeted advertisements to you.
We do not control these third-party technologies, and their use is governed by third parties’ privacy policies using such technologies. For more information about third-party advertising networks and similar entities that use these technologies, see www.aboutads.info/consumers, and to opt-out of such ad networks’ and services’ advertising practices, go to www.aboutads.info/choices. Once you click the link, you may choose to opt-out of such advertising from all participating advertising companies or only advertising provided by specific advertising companies.

We may use analytics companies to gather information and aggregate data from our Web site visitors, such as which pages are visited and how often they are visited, and enable certain features on our Web sites. Information is captured using various technologies and may include cookies.

We may use and disclose your activity information unless restricted by this policy or by law. Some examples of the ways we use your activity information include:

Customizing your experience on the Web site including managing and recording your preferences
Marketing, product development, and research purposes
Tracking resources and data accessed on the Web site.
Developing reports regarding Web site usage, activity, and statistics
Assisting users experiencing Web site problems
Enabling certain functions and tools on this Web site
Tracking paths of visitors to this Web site and within this Web site
Your Personal Information

This Web site may include Web pages that allow you to provide us with personal information about yourself. You do not have to provide us with personal data if you do not want to; however, that may limit your ability to use certain functions of this Web site or request certain services or information.

We may use personal information for several purposes, such as to: 
 
1.  Respond to an email or particular request from you.
2. Personalize the Web site for you.
3. Process an application as requested by you.
4. Administer surveys and promotions.
5. Provide you with information that we believe may be useful to you,  such as information about products or services provided by us or other businesses.
6. Perform analytics and improve our products, Web sites, and advertising.
7. Comply with applicable laws, regulations, and legal process.
8. Protect our rights, the rights of affiliates or related third parties, or take appropriate legal action to enforce our Terms of Use.
9. Keep a record of our transactions and communications.
10. As otherwise necessary or useful, conduct our business for us so long as such use is permitted by law.

We may use personal information to contact you through any contact information you provide through this Web site, including any email address, telephone number, cell phone number, text message number, or fax number. Please see the section below titled “Our Online Communications Practices.”
We may also share personal information within the Company. We may combine personal information that you provide us through this Web site with other information we have received from you, whether online or offline or from other sources such as from our vendors. For example, suppose you have purchased a product or service from us. In that case, we may combine personal information you provide through this Web site with information regarding your product or service receipt.

Sharing Personal Information
We will only share your personal information with third parties as outlined in this policy and as otherwise permitted by law.
We may share personal information if all or part of the Company is sold, merged, dissolved, acquired, or in a similar transaction.
We may share personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law, or regulation. We may cooperate with law enforcement authorities to investigate and prosecute illegal activities, violate our rules, or be harmful to other visitors.
Submit information or a posting to a chat room. Bulletin board, or similar “chat” related portion of this Web site, the information you submit along with your screen name will be visible to all visitors, and such visitors may share with others. Therefore, please be thoughtful in what you write and understand that this information may become public.
We may also share personal information with other third-party companies that we collaborate with or hire to perform services on our behalf. For example, we may hire a company to help us send and manage email, and we might provide the company with your email address and certain other information for them to send you an email message on our behalf. Similarly, we may hire companies to host or operate some of our Websites and related computers and software applications.
This Website may permit you to view your visitor profile and related personal information and request changes to such information. If this function is available, we will include a link on this Web site with a heading such as “My Profile” or similar words. Clicking on the link will take you to a page through which you may review your visitor profile and related personal information.
Web Site and Information Security
We maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect the information you provide on this Web site.

However, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee our Web site’s security, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. We are not liable for the illegal acts of third parties such as criminal hackers.
Our Online Communication Practices
We may send electronic newsletters, notifications of account status, and other communications, such as marketing communications, periodically to various individuals and organizations. We offer you appropriate consent mechanisms, such as opt-out, for marketing and certain other communications.

As examples, you may opt-out as provided for in specific email communication or contact us as described below in the section “Contact Us.” Please be aware that opt-outs may not apply to certain types of communications, such as account status, Web site updates, or other communications.
Information for Children Under 13
We will not intentionally collect any personal information from children under 13 through this Web site without receiving parental consent. If you think that we have collected personal information from a child under 13 through this Web site, please contact us.

Effective Date
The effective date of this policy is February 12, 2020.

Changes to this Web Site Policy
We may change this policy. If we do so, such change will appear on this page of our Web site. We will also provide appropriate notice and choices to you, on this Web site and in other appropriate locations, based on the scope and extent of changes. You may always visit this policy to learn of any updates.


Sterling & Company, P.C.

Sterling & Company offers a wide range of accounting services to meet the needs of our clients from small one-owner businesses up to large companies.
(812) 254-1138
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