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Applicability of this policy

This policy applies to visitors to the www.citrincooperman.com website (the “Site”) when accessed from within the United States of America.  If you are present in the European Union when you access the Site, please refer to the European Union Privacy Addendum.

CITRIN COOPERMAN & COMPANY, LLP (referred to herein as “Citrin Cooperman,” us” or “we” and variants such as “our”) is committed to maintaining the privacy and security of your personally identifiable information.  As part of our commitment to information privacy, we have adopted this Privacy Policy to inform you of our information gathering practices and the ways in which we may use the information we receive.  This Privacy Policy applies to all personal information submitted to us for use with or in connection with our Site.  By providing your personal information to us on our Site, you consent to the collection and use of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

Information We Collect

 

We collect information about you when you voluntarily submit it to us. Throughout our Site, we provide the opportunity to register for our communications, and we may offer other interactive features (e.g., asking you to participate in an online survey).

 

At the present time, we do not use cookies.  However, we may implement the use of cookies at a future date, so please come back to review this policy often, to stay informed of such forms of data collection. Cookies are small files saved onto your computing device that save and retrieve information about you or your visit to CitrinCooperman.com— for example, how you entered our Site, how you navigated through the Site, and what information was of interest to you.

 

Note that while we ourselves do not use cookies, we obtain analytics services from Google LLC (“Google”) through use of their Google Analytics product.  In order for Google to provide this service to us, they place a cookie or cookies on your computing device which allows Google to track certain information about you, your technology or activities online, such as your geographic location, the IP address from which you connected to the Internet, information about your computing device, your browser and your Internet provider.  We do not control such data collection or how Google uses the data they collect.  We recommend that you go to Google’s website to review their privacy policy, so that you understand how Google collects data about you and your technology, and what they do with it.  The general Google services privacy policy can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=ZZ 

 

How do we use this information?

 

We analyze the information you provide to us to determine how we can tailor CitrinCooperman.com to make it more effective. We may use your information collected through the Site to send you information about topics we think may be of interest to you, and to send you any information you have requested from us.  We may also use data for other purposes, which we would describe to you at the point we collect the information.

 

 

To Whom We Disclose Information

 

We will not sell your personal information, except in the event of that our company undergoes a merger, corporate restructuring, or a sale of all or substantially all of our assets. 

 

However, we may share your information with our consultants for the purpose of them providing services to us, for Site improvement and to understand our audience.  Also note that Google collects information about you, as stated above, and we do not control such collection of data, or what Google does with your data once they collect it. 

 

What about sensitive personal data?

 

We do not collect sensitive personal data through this Site. If we do seek to collect such data, we will ask you to consent to our proposed uses of the data. We ask that you not send us any sensitive information through the Site. If you decide to send us such information, by providing us with such unsolicited sensitive personal data, you consent to our using the data subject to applicable law as described in this Privacy Policy. The references to "sensitive personal data" are to the various categories of personal data identified by data privacy laws as requiring special treatment, including in some circumstances the need to obtain explicit consent. These categories comprise personal identity numbers, personal data about personality and private life, racial or ethnic origin, nationality, political opinions, membership of political parties or movements, religious, philosophical or other similar beliefs, membership of a trade union or profession or trade association, physical or mental health, genetic code, addictions, sexual life, property matters or criminal record (including information about suspected criminal activities).

 

Mail Choice/Opt-out

 

Visitors who no longer wish to receive updates or notifications or change the frequency of such communications may choose to do so by contacting Citrin Cooperman at info@CitrinCooperman.com. All notification emails and newsletters include the instructions for opting-out of those communications in the future.

 

What about data security?

 

We endeavor to take reasonable steps to maintain the security of your data collected through CitrinCooperman.com. You should understand that the open nature of the Internet is such that data may flow over networks without security measures and may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data is intended.

 

Your California Privacy Rights

 

Individual customers who reside in California and have provided their personal information to us may request information about our disclosures of certain categories of such information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.  Such request must be submitted to us at the following address: Privacy@citrincooperman.com.  Within 30 days of receiving such a request, we will provide a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for third-party direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of these third parties.  This request may be made no more than once per calendar year.  We reserve our right not to respond to requests submitted other than to the address specified in this paragraph.  

 

We do not use cookies at this time, but we reserve the right to use them, and if so to track your movement through our website through their use. Please check back to review this policy often, to confirm whether we have begun to use cookies or not. 

 

Currently, various browsers offer a do-not-track (“DNT”) option that is designed to sends a signal to websites visited by the user about the user's DNT preference. You can usually access your browser's DNT option in your browser's preferences.  While some industry groups have indicated a desire to develop a DNT technology standard, no standard has been adopted to date. Without an industry standard for DNT, users cannot know how any given company or browser will comply with DNT signals.  Given the lack of a standard at this time, we do not comply with DNT signals from your browser at this time.

 

We may track your activities online across websites and over time.

 

Third Party Links and Services

 

This Site contains third party links that can be used to access certain services provided by third parties.  This Privacy Policy does not address data collection or processing by any of those service providers.

 

Privacy Statement Changes

 

Citrin Cooperman reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy from time to time.

 

If you have any questions please contact us.

 

 

 

 

 


 

European Union Addendum to Privacy Policy

 

This Addendum to our Privacy Policy applies to you only if accessing the Site from within the confines of the European Union.   THIS ADDENDUM TO THE PRIVACY POLICY DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY PERSON LOCATED WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OR ANY OF ITS TERRITORIES, OR ANY COUNTRY OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN UNION OR THE UNITED KINGDOM.

Additional Information requirements pursuant to Art. 13 GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation)

This privacy policy addendum applies solely to our processing of the personal data of data subjects who are in the European Union, where they use, browse or interact with, our Site. 

It is important that you read this privacy policy together with any other privacy policy, privacy notice or fair processing policy we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy policy supplements other notices and privacy policies and is not intended to override them.

Controller

Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP, is the controller, and responsible for this Site.

Data Privacy Manager 

We have appointed a data privacy manager who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy policy addendum. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the data protection officer using the details set out below:

Full name of legal entity: Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP

Data Privacy Manager: Thomas Titus

Email address: Privacy@CitrinCooperman.com

Postal address:

290 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue

Suite 3310

Livingston, NJ 07039

Telephone number: +1 (973) 218-0500

 

Changes to the privacy policy and your duty to inform us of changes

We keep our privacy policy under regular review.

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

The data we collect about you

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymized data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

  • Identity Data includes first name, last name and title.
  • Contact Data includes email address and mailing address.
  • Technical Data may include internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
  • Usage Data includes information about how you use our Site.
  • Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.

Please note that when using our Site, you may have the option to log into a client portal or make a payment to us.  If you make use of such portions of our Site, you will be accessing portals offered by our third party service providers.  All such third parties are our processors or sub-processors and act pursuant to our direction with respect to your personal data.  However, we do not control what information they may collect from you to allow them to make their services available, such as Technical Data or Usage Data.  This privacy policy does not apply to collection or processing of your personal data by such parties.

We may also collect, use and share aggregated data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated data could be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data will not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect aggregated data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

We do not collect through the Site any special categories of personal data (as defined in the GDPR) about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health, and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences through the Site.

If you fail to provide personal data

Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with services). In this case, we may have to cancel a service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.

How is your personal data collected? 

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity and Contact Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us through any feature of the Site.

Automated technologies or interactions.  We do not use cookies on our Site at this time.  However, if we implement the use of cookies, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, through the use of such cookies, server logs and other similar technologies.   Please check back often to confirm whether cookies are implemented in the future. 

Third parties or publicly available sources. We receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below:

  • Contact Data, from our payment processors (when you choose to make a payment by following the link available on the Site).

How we use your personal data

We will only use your personal data that we collect on or through the Site when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
  • Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.

Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us through the “unsubscribe” feature in any marketing communication we send you.

Purposes for which we will use your personal data

We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data collected from or through the use of the Site, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.

Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.

Purpose/Activity

Type of data

Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest

To register your interest in our services

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

Performance of a contract with you

To manage our relationship with you which will include:

(a) Notifying you about changes to our terms or privacy policy

(b) Asking you to leave a review

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Profile

(d) Marketing and Communications

(a) Performance of a contract with you

(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

(c) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how customers use our products/services)

To administer and protect our business and this Site (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data) 

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Technical

(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise)

(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

To deliver relevant Site content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Profile

(d) Usage

(e) Marketing and Communications

(f) Technical

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)

To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences

(a) Technical

(b) Usage

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)

To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Technical

(d) Usage

(e) Profile

(f) Marketing and Communications

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business)

Marketing

We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising. We have established the following personal data control mechanisms:

Promotional offers from us

We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical and Usage Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you (which we may use for marketing purposes).

You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased services from us and you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.

Third-party marketing

We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any third party for their marketing purposes.

Opting out

You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you.

Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a service purchase or other transactions.

Cookies

We do not use cookies on our Site at this time.  Please check back often to confirm whether we have begun to use them.  If we do, we will update this policy to notify you.

If we implement cookies, you can set your browser to refuse some of them, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of some websites may become inaccessible or not function properly. 

Note that you may not be able to refuse all data collection even by setting your browser cookies settings, and that some collection of Technical and Usage Data may continue.

Also, note that we use the following analytics service providers, who also collect Technical and Usage Data based on your use of our Site.  The analytics providers listed below are independent controllers of that data, and use it for their own purposes.  You specifically grant your consent to such data collection and usage.

Analytics Product

Service Provider

Google Analytics

Google LLC

 

Change of purpose

We will only use your personal data collected on the Site for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

Disclosures of your personal data

We may share your personal data for the purpose of providing our services and making the Site available to you, including the following:

  • Internal Third Parties as set out in the Glossary.
  • External Third Parties as set out in the Glossary.
  • Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy policy.

We contract with our third-party service providers to require that they do not use your personal data for their own purposes and to authorize them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

International transfers

Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), we will endeavour to ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:

  • We will transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission. For further details, see European Commission: Adequacy of the protection of personal data in non-EU countries.
  • Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe. For further details, see European Commission: Model contracts for the transfer of personal data to third countries.
  • We will ensure that service providers and other parties who do not sign model clauses and who are not located in a country considered adequate by the European Commission are part of the EU-US Privacy Shield or similar arrangement between the country in which that provider is located and the European Union.

Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA.

Data security

We have in place security measures designed to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.

Data retention

We have implemented measures designed to ensure that we not retain your personal data longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.  Note, however, that if we have a legitimate interest in retaining the data, or if we are required to do so by applicable law, we will retain the data in accordance with our data retention plans and policies.

In some circumstances we may choose to anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

Your legal rights

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. Please click on the links below to find out more about these rights:

  • Request access to your personal data
  • Request correction of your personal data
  • Request erasure of your personal data
  • Object to processing of your personal data
  • Request restriction of processing your personal data
  • Request transfer of your personal data
  • Right to withdraw consent

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us. 

No fee usually required

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we could refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

What we may need from you

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

Time limit to respond

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it could take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

Glossary

Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us.

Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to