Pivot CPAs: Privacy Policy

Data Collection

We collect only personally identifiable information that is specifically and voluntarily provided to Pivot CPAs Web Site. Pivot CPAs receives limited identifiable information from Web Site visitors, such as name, title, company address, email address, and telephone and fax numbers. Typically, identifying information is collected to:

  • Register for certain areas of the site
  • Inquire for further information
  • Distribute requested reference materials
  • Submit resumes

Demographic information, including gender and occupation, is not actively sought, but may be submitted when a visitor responds to an online job application. It is Pivot CPAs policy to limit the information collected to only the minimum information required to complete a visitor’s request. In any instance, where non-mandatory information is sought, the Web Site visitor will be notified of his at the point of collection.

Visitors are also able to send email through the site. Their messages will contain the user’s screen name and email address, as well as any additional information the user may wish to include in the message. Because we use the Web site as a recruiting tool, a visit to the Web site may also result in the user sending a resume to an individual within Pivot CPAs.

Pivot CPAs intention is not to seek any sensitive information through our Web site unless legally required for recruiting purposes. Sensitive information includes a number of types of data relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or other similar beliefs; trade union membership; physical or mental health; sexual life or criminal record. We suggest that you do not provide sensitive information of this nature. If you do wish to provide sensitive information for any reason, Pivot CPAs accepts your explicit  consent to use that information in the ways described in the privacy statement or as described at the point where you choose to disclose this information.

Use of Data

A user may choose to provide personal information in the following examples:

  • Order publications
  • Submit resumes or work history information
  • Participate in “join our mailing list” initiatives
  • Contact us for further information

If you would like to find out more about the different categories of information collected, please review the data collection section.

Information attained by the site is used only for the intended purpose stated at the time that the information is collected. This data is not shared with other entities in the network for secondary or unrelated purposes, or shared with a third party, unless otherwise disclosed at the point of collection. If there is an instance where such information may be shared, the visitor will be asked for permission beforehand.

Pivot CPAs makes every practical effort to avoid excessive or irrelevant collection of data. If a visitor believes the site has collected excessive information, we encourage the visitor to contact us to raise any concerns.

Except for the mailing list initiative described above, where visitors explicitly choose to receive specific Pivot CPAs’s marketing or other materials, Pivot CPAs will not use personal data collected from our Web sites to facilitate unsolicited marketing activities.

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 Web site 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 Pivot CPAs’ policy to use cookies to make navigation of our Web sites easier for visitors and to facilitate efficient registration procedures.

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 Web sites.

In order to properly manage our Web site 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 Web site presents the best web experience for visitors and is an effective information resource.

Third Parties

It is Pivot CPAs’ policy only to disclose information to third parties under the following circumstances:

  • As required by law through subpoena, search warrant or other legal process
  • When explicitly requested by a visitor
  • When required to deliver publications or reference materials requested by a visitor
  • When required to facilitate conferences or events hosted by a third party

Pivot CPAs’ Web sites 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.

Third Party Links

There are several places throughout PivotCPAs.com that may link to other Web sites that do not operate under PivotCPAs.com and PivotCPAs.com’s privacy practices. When you link to other Web sites, Pivot CPAs’s privacy practices no longer apply. We encourage visitors to review each site’s privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.

Data Retention

Some of the information we receive is not retained. For example, we usually do not keep mailing addresses for white papers. Contact information about visitors (information generated through registration for access to areas on the site) will be kept as long as the information is required to completely service the contact request or  until a user requests that we delete that information. Mailing list information, discussion posts and email are kept for only the period of time considered reasonable to facilitate the visitor’s requests. Resumes are disposed of when they are either no longer under consideration, or are considered dated by our Human Resources department.


As a policy, visitors are not required to register to gain access to areas of the Pivot CPAs Web sites. In certain cases in the future, as your Pivot CPAs Web site experience expands, we may require visitors to register in order to obtain a user-id and password for authentication and secure access to a transaction or certain business confidential or proprietary information services on premium Web sites.

Personally identifiable information provided to Pivot CPAs through its Web site is provided voluntarily by visitors. Should visitors subsequently choose to unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations, we will provide instructions, on the appropriate Web site area or in communications to our visitors; or a visitor may contact the webmaster of the appropriate site.


Each visitor has the right of access to personal data they have submitted through the Web sites to Pivot CPAs.

User updates of information should be handled by going back through the registration process. Inquiries about the accuracy of identifying information previously submitted to Pivot CPAs through its Web site, or requests to have outdated information removed, should be directed to our contact page. Pivot CPAs 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, Pivot CPAs will delete identifying information from current operational systems.

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


Pivot CPAs has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. All Pivot CPAs employees follow a network-wide security policy. Only authorized Pivot CPAs personnel are provided access to personally identifiable information and these employees have agreed to ensure confidentiality of this information. Pivot CPAs’s policy is to use secure socket layer technology for the protection of credit card information submitted through web forms. This policy is also required for any fulfillment agents of our firms.


Pivot CPAs understands the importance of protection children’s privacy especially in an online environment. Pivot CPAs sites covered by this privacy statement are not intentionally for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger. It is Pivot CPAs’s policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.


Pivot CPAs reserves the right to modify or amend this Statement at any time. The effective date will be displayed at the beginning of this statement. To keep visitors informed, Pivot CPAs will notify users of changes to our Privacy Statement by prominently identifying the alteration for a period of not less than two weeks on our global home page at https://www.PivotCPAs.com.