This is the web site of AccountantsWorld.com, which is owned and operated by Accountants World, LLC.
Our postal address is:
140 Fell Court
Hauppauge, New York 11788-4360
We can be reached via e-mail at webmaster@AccountantsWorld.com or by telephone at 888-999-1366.
AccountantsWorld.com is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. The following policy demonstrates how your personally identifiable information will be treated as you make full use of our many features. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically. Please note that some of the products or services mentioned specifically in this policy may not always be available on the AccountantsWorld.com site.
This policy will let you know:
1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you;
2. What cookies are and how they are used;
3. How your information is used;
4. Who is collecting your information;
5. With whom your information may be shared;
6. What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information;
7. How you can access, update or delete your information;
8. The kind of security precautions that are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information;
9. What else you should know about your online privacy.
NOTICE: Click here for important information about safe surfing from the Federal Trade Commission.
What personally identifiable information does AccountantsWorld.com collect from me?
AccountantsWorld.com collects information in several ways.
Some personally identifiable information is gathered when you register. During registration, AccountantsWorld.com asks for your name, address and email address, gender, occupation, age and a few other items. The more information you volunteer (and the more accurate it is), the better we are able to serve you with custom information. Once you register you are no longer anonymous to AccountantsWorld.com - you are given an AccountantsWorld.com Member ID and are able to take full advantage of the many features in AccountantsWorld.com.
What are cookies and how does AccountantsWorld.com use them?
Facilitate the registration process.
Remind us of who you are and to access your account information (stored on our computers) in order to give you better and more personalized service.
Estimate our participatory community’s size. Each browser accessing AccountantsWorld.com is given a unique cookie, which is then used to determine the extent of, repeat usage and usage by a registered community member versus by an unregistered community member.
Measure certain usage patterns, which areas of AccountantsWorld.com you have visited, and your visiting patterns in the aggregate. We use this research to understand how our community members' habits are similar or different from one another so that we can continue to improve the AccountantsWorld.com community. We may also use this information to better personalize the content, banners, and promotions that you and other community members will see on our sites.
AccountantsWorld.com also collects IP addresses for system administration. In addition, AccountantsWorld.com Mail includes IP addresses in outgoing mail message headers.
How does AccountantsWorld.com use my information?
The primary goal of AccountantsWorld.com in collecting personally identifiable information is to provide you, the community member, with a customized experience. This includes personalization services, interactive communications, online shopping and many other types of services, which are typically completely free to you. In order to provide services free of charge, we may display advertisements. By knowing a little about you, AccountantsWorld.com is able to deliver more relevant content to you.
Note, you will only receive special offers via email from AccountantsWorld.com if you have indicated in your account preferences that you would like to receive them. You can change your account preferences at any time.
AccountantsWorld.com researches on our community members' demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us upon registration, during a promotion, from our server log files or from surveys. We do this to better understand and serve our community members. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis.
Who is collecting information?
When you are on the AccountantsWorld.com site and are asked for personally identifiable information, you are sharing that information only with AccountantsWorld.com unless it is specifically stated otherwise. Of course, web sites that have links on the AccountantsWorld.com site may collect personally identifiable information about you. This privacy statement does not cover the information practices of those web sites linked to AccountantsWorld.com.
With whom does AccountantsWorld.com share my information?
As a general rule, AccountantsWorld.com will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. The following describes some of the ways that your information may be disclosed.
Business Partners & Sponsors: AccountantsWorld.com may disclose your personally identifiable information to business partners or sponsors, but this is specifically described to you prior to data collection or prior to transferring the data. Details of shared use can be found in specific member agreements, and sweepstakes and promotions rules. Some or all data collected during an AccountantsWorld.com promotion may be shared with a sponsor. If personally identifying data about you will be shared, we will tell you before we collect or transfer the data.
Many promotions offer opportunities to request additional information from sponsors. By requesting more information, you give AccountantsWorld.com permission to transfer your personally identifiable information to the sponsor so they can fulfill your request. In many instances, only your email address will be shared. If more information will be shared with the sponsor, you will be notified prior to the transfer.
What are my choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of my information?
AccountantsWorld.com may occasionally send you direct mail about products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. Only AccountantsWorld.com (or agents working on behalf of AccountantsWorld.com and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings and only if you have not indicated that you object to these offers. If you do not want to receive such mailings, simply follow the unsubscribe instructions that appear in most mailings or tell us at any time by editing your AccountantsWorld.com Account Information to no longer receive such offers and mailings. You will need your AccountantsWorld.com Account Information ID and Password in order to access your AccountantsWorld.com information.
On some types of AccountantsWorld.com promotions, we will ask for your email address in order to update you on your score, entries, and status in prize drawings. When you participate in these types of promotions, you automatically receive promotion-related email, unless you choose the no-email option that some promotions offer. Occasionally these promotion-related email messages may include targeted advertisements.
Please note that even if you chose to opt out of AccountantsWorld.com marketing, we will continue to send you important service-related communications. However, these are not promotional in nature.
You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those AccountantsWorld.com services that require registration in order to participate.
AccountantsWorld.com does not sell or rent community member information to anyone. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a particular service or not to participate in certain promotions or contests.
What is AccountantsWorld.com's policy on allowing me to update, correct, or delete my personally identifiable information?
You may edit your AccountantsWorld.com Account Information Profile at any time by using your AccountantsWorld.com ID and password. If you have forgotten your password, please click here to request a new password. For all other problems signing in to AccountantsWorld.com, please click here and complete this form.
What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?
Your AccountantsWorld.com Account Information is password-protected so that you and only you have access to this personally identifiable information. You may edit your Account Information by using your AccountantsWorld.com ID and password.
We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. AccountantsWorld.com will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Also remember to sign out of your AccountantsWorld.com account and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personally identifiable information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a discussion group.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, AccountantsWorld.com cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
What else should I know about my privacy?
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information online - for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas – that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personally identifiable information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.
Last updated June 06, 2002