We are committed to protecting your privacy, and this policy explains how we collect and process personal information about you when you visit our website.
Please read this policy carefully to understand how we handle your personal information.
We may collect the following personal information from you:
We collect personal information when you voluntarily provide us with such information. We collect your personal information when you subscribe to our monthly newsletter. If you make an inquiry through our website contact form, or contact us in any other way, we retain a copy of your communications. It is not necessary to register in order to use more parts of this website. Subscription to our newsletter is optional. This subscription to our newsletter requires you provide an email address, and sometimes the first and last name, in order to receive a monthly magazine newsletter. The personal information provided is processed by a provider The Rocket Science Group LLC D.B.A MailChimp. (You can find information regarding this provider at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/ ) All newsletter emails have an opt-out option that you can use at any time.
This website www.hbitax.com uses Analytics to monitor browsing activity and generally uses, but is not limited to the following providers for Analytics monitoring: Google Analytics, Facebook Analytics, Yelp Analytics, Yoast SEO, and Insightly. For further information on these providers please visit:
- Google Analytics at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7108387
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/tos/privacy_en_us_20160131
- Yoast: https://yoast.com/privacy-policy/
- Insightly: https://www.insightly.com/privacy-policy/
If you choose to engage our firm, we may collect your personal or business information for our records. Your data may be shared with contracted IT and software providers solely for the purpose of support. IT and software providers will not share this data with any other parties unless it is required for support and written permission is obtained from Harding Bell International, Inc.” We use the following vendors:
- Thomson Reuters: http://my.thomsonreuters.com/pages?name=gdpr_subinfo
- Intuit: https://security.intuit.com/index.php/data-stewardship-principles
- Microsoft: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/Privacy
- A2B Technologies: https://www.mya2b.com/
The personal information we collect from you may be used:
- To respond to inquiries, requests and information about our company.
- To give information that you have requested.
- For general business purposes.
- To advertise a new service or market a new product
- To send resources like the monthly newsletter or promotions to the email you have provided us.
For your security, our website has a SSL Certificate that can be verified at the top left of your search bar to provide safety when you enter or submit your personal information. Always make sure you are using a safe browser and check the validity of the SSL Certificate given by the browser.
We may share your information with third parties under certain conditions:
We might share your information with providers that perform services to us, including cloud hosting services, off-site backups, email service providers, and customer support providers.
We may also disclose information in the event we believe it required under law, for instance: to protect or defend our rights or interests; to comply with legal process; to protect the vital interests of our own or our customers and other third parties.
We may utilize and share non-personal information with third parties for marketing, advertising, and analytics purposes.
We do not sell or trade your personal information to third parties.
If you are from the European Union E.U. you may have the right to access a copy of the personal information we hold about you, or to request a modification, or request a removal of such information where it is inaccurate or wrongly processed. To make a request please contact us and provide the information needed in order for to process your request. We will consider and respond to your request in accordance with the applicable laws and framework.
You can also at any time unsubscribe from our marketing infrastructure by following the unsubscribe method provided in the email message itself.
We may retain your personal information as long as you continue to do business with us or as long as it is necessary for us to continue providing our services. In the event you disengage our firm you can request for your account to be terminated. We may retain personal information for an additional period as is allowable under applicable laws, for legal, tax, or regulatory reasons, or for legitimate and lawful business purposes.
If you are visiting our website from outside the United States (U.S.A.), please be aware that you are sending personal information to the U.S.A. The U.S.A. may not have data protection laws that are as comprehensive or protective as those in your country of residence.
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
We are committed to prepare ourselves and help our customers prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR are a set of rules that organizations have to follow in order to handle European Union citizen’s personal data, regardless of where the organizations themselves are located in the world which takes effect on May 25th of 2018. Our plan to achieve GDPR compliance, both for ourselves and for our customers, is outlined below:
We are working on contractual commitments so customers can prepare themselves before May 25, 2018. Measures to achieve this include:
Updates to the Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policies and Security.
Preparing the proper contractual terms.
Implementing and committing to our Terms & Conditions ,Privacy Policies and Security Measures.
We will be checking the regulations relating to GDPR compliance and make the necessary adjustments to our processes.