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Privacy Policy

Privacy is of utmost importance to AccountantSMART and we are committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. We treat as strictly confidential any information that we receive from you and about you. We never sell your personal information to another person.

We are bound by statutory law and professional ethics to ensure the confidentiality of all private information you disclose to us within the confines of the law. It is our policy not to pass on our client’s personal information that they may have provided to us unless we have your express consent to do so, or in those case where we may be required by law to disclose certain information.

Collection of personal information

AccountantSMART collects personal information from clients, customers, employees, contractors and other individuals. We collect this information when it is necessary for business purposes.

The main types of personal information we collect includes names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, job titles, etc. In the course of providing professional services to our clients, we may collect more detailed personal information if we are engaged to perform services.

We collect most information directly from individuals when we deal with them. The personal information we collect may be provided in forms filled out by individuals, face to face meetings, email messages, telephone conversations or by third parties. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that contact.

Use of personal information

The main purposes in collecting personal information are:

  • to provide our services;
  • to respond to an individual’s request;
  • to maintain contact with clients;
  • to keep clients and other contacts informed of the services we offer and industry developments that may be of interest to them, and to notify them of service offerings, seminars and other events we are holding;
  • for general management and reporting purposes, such as invoicing and account management;
  • for recruitment purposes;
  • for purposes related to the employment of our personnel and providing internal services to our staff; and
  • all other purposes related to our business.

We may use personal information about individuals to market our services, including by email. However, individuals always have the opportunity to elect not to receive further marketing information.

Security of personal information

AccountantSMART will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information which we hold about you, whether electronically or in hard-copy, and to keep this information accurate and up to date. We also require our employees and data processors to respect the confidentiality of any personal information.

AccountantSMART aims to achieve industry best practice in the security of personal information which it holds. It is our policy to destroy personal information once there is no longer a legal or business need for us to retain it.

Access of personal information

Please contact AccountantSMART if you would like to access or correct the personal information that we hold about you.

Links to third party websites

The website may contain links to third party websites that are not operated or controlled by AccountantSMART. Please note that AccountantSMART is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of those sites and that those websites are not covered by this privacy statement. Third party websites should have their own privacy and security policies, which we encourage you to read.

Website security

While AccountantSMART strives to protect its users’ personal information and privacy, it cannot guarantee the security of any information that you disclose online and you disclose that information at your own risk. If you are at all concerned about sending your information over the internet, you can contact AccountantSMART by post, facsimile or over the telephone.

You can also help to protect the privacy of your personal information by keeping passwords secret and by ensuring that you log out of the site when you have finished using it. In addition, if you become aware of any security breach, please let us know as soon as possible.

Policy updates

We may amend this privacy policy from time to time by posting the amended version on the website.

Terms & Conditions

AccountantSMART website is offered to you conditional upon your acceptance of these terms and conditions and the associated privacy policy. Your use of and access to the website constitutes your acceptance.

We may change the terms and conditions at our discretion and without notice. A version of the current terms and conditions will be available on the website as they are changed. By continuing to use our website you accept the terms and conditions as they apply from time to time.

1. Content on this website

Material or information (“Content”) on the website is not advice and is subject to periodic changes and may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. AccountantSMART does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the content in the website. You should make your own enquiries before entering any transaction on the basis of the content on the website.

2. External links and advertisements

The website contains links to websites maintained by other organisations over which AccountantSMART has no control. AccountantSMART does not necessarily sponsor, endorse, or approve any material or advertising on external sites or the operations of external sites. You access those external sites and use their information, products and services solely at your own risk.

AccountantSMART makes no warranties or representations regarding the quality, accuracy, merchantability or fitness for purpose of any material or advertising on external sites to which the website is linked, nor is AccountantSMART responsible for the availability of these external links. You should refer to the relevant external site or advertiser for information on its products or services.

You must not create or maintain any link from another website to this website without our written consent.

3. Limitation of liability

AccountantSMART (i) makes no warranties or representations about the website or any of the Content;

(ii) accepts no responsibility for any loss suffered by you or anyone else in connection with the use of the website or any of the content;

(iii) does not guarantee that the website will not cause damage or is free from viruses or any other defects or errors. Under no circumstances will AccountantSMART be liable for any incidental, special or consequential damages, including damages for loss of business or other profits arising in relation to the content. This includes, but is not limited to, the transmission of any computer virus or any other defects or errors.

AccountantSMART shall not be held responsible or liable for any direct or indirect loss or damages caused or alleged to have been caused by your use, of, or reliance on, any content, goods or services available on external sites. Any concerns regarding an external link, should be directed to its responsible site administrator or webmaster.

AccountantSMART excludes, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any liability which may arise as a result of the use of the website or the content on it. Where any law implies a warranty or guarantee which may not be lawfully excluded, then to the maximum extent permitted by law, AccountantSMART’s liability for breach of the warranty or guarantee will at its option be limited to the supply of the services again or the payment of the cost of having them supplied again.

4. Copyright in material on this site and restriction of use

Save and except for any third party copyright included on the website under a licence or agreement, all the content of the website and downloads from it, is owned by AccountantSMART. All rights are reserved.

No part of any content may in any form or by any means (including electronic, mechanical, microcopying, photocopying or recording) be reproduced, adapted, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted or reproduced on any other internet website without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.

Without limiting the foregoing, you must not reproduce, frame, transmit (including broadcast), adapt, link to, or otherwise use any of the content on the website including audio and video excerpts without the prior written approval of AccountantSMART .

5. Copyright in other material

AccountantSMART makes no warranties or representations that third party material on the website or material on other websites to which the website is linked, does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any person anywhere in the world.

AccountantSMART is not, and must not be taken to be, authorising infringement of any intellectual property rights contained in material on other sites by linking the website to such material on other sites.

6. Invalid terms and conditions

In the event that any or any part of the terms contained in these terms and conditions are determined by a court to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable, then such term/s shall be severed from the remaining terms.

7. Variation of terms of use

AccountantSMART reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or delete portions of these terms and conditions at any time and you should therefore periodically review this page.

8. Website unavailability

AccountantSMART does not accept responsibility in the event that the website is unavailable to you due to any computer downtime, malfunction or such other event outside the control of AccountantSMART.