Legal & Privacy

Meaden & Moore Privacy and Cookie Policy

Meaden & Moore, respects the privacy of our partners, clients and their customers. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to provide information concerning our services, the types of information we collect through visits to, use of, or communications with our website www.meadenmoore.com, how we use that information, whether we disclose the information provided to us to others and the options you have with regard to the use of and correction of that information.  This Policy does not apply to information collected by us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by us or any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries) or information collected by any third party through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.
 

What Kind of Information Does Meaden & Moore Collect?

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, or any other information the Website collects that is defined as personal or personally identifiable information under an applicable law (“personal information”).  We may also collect information about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details. We collect this information directly from you when you provide it to us and/or automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses and information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies.
 
More specifically, the information we collect on or through our Website may include:
  • Information that you provide by filling out forms on our Website, including the Contact Us, New Assignment, and Speaker Request forms, such as your name, job information, email address, phone number, information related to speaking engagements, information related to an incident for which you are seeking investigative or forensic accounting services, and information relating to your insurance coverage;
  • Information provided when you subscribe to our communication services; 
  • Information collected when you report a problem with our Website; 
  • Records and copies of your correspondence (including e-mail addresses), if you contact us; 
  • From third parties, for example, our business partners; and/or 
  • Any company or contact information contained in any profiles you complete or submit to us.

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we (or a third party designated by us) may also use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including:

  • Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website; and 
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, the page(s) you request, the domain name of the website from which you may link to the Website, your computer operating system and browser type.

The information we (or a third party designated by us) collect automatically is statistical data and does not include personal information.  It is stored and used for aggregate research, promotional purposes and for future site development to better understand your needs and improve our products and services, to improve our Website and to deliver better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns and analyze certain trends and statistics related to user sessions;
  • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests;
  • Speed up your searches;
  • Recognize you when you return to our Website.

Children Under the Age of 13:

Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features on the Website, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or username. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at meaden@meadenmoore.com.  
 

What Are Cookies, How Does Meaden & Moore Use Them and How Can I Disable them?

The technologies we (or a third party designated by us) use for the automatic data collection described above may include cookies, flash cookies, or web beacons.  Our cookies do not contain any personal information about you, so only Meaden & Moore will be able to use the cookies to determine your identity. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by clicking the “decline” button on the notice that appears upon first visiting the Website.
 
If you decline, your information won’t be tracked when you visit the Website. A single cookie will be used in your browser to remember your preference not to be tracked. You may also refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting we will not be able to make auto-login functionality available to you and you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have declined to use cookies or adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website. 
 

How Does Meaden & Moore Use and Protect the Information It Collects?

At Meaden & Moore, we have a firm commitment to protecting your privacy and security as our customer. We use firewalls to prevent access to information in our system and Secure Socket Layers (“SSL”) to encrypt your personal information and protect it from disclosure, destruction, modification or use. Please be aware that the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.
 
We process personal information for certain legitimate business purposes and may use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
  • When you submit your personal information to us unless you specify otherwise, you are entered into our database.  You may then be added to our list to receive communications relating to our products services;  
  • To present our Website and its contents to you;
  • To provide you with information and services that you request from us;
  • To fulfill any purpose for which you provide it to us, for example, conducting investigative and forensic accounting services, or for requesting a speaker for business meeting, seminar, or conference;
  • To notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide through it;
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection;
  • 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 or regulatory obligation;
  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information; or
  • For any other purpose with your consent.

Will My Personal Information Be Disclosed to Third Parties?

We may disclose aggregated, non-personal information about our users without restriction.  We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy:
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of Meaden & Moore’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by Meaden & Moore about our Website users is among the assets transferred;
  • To comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request;
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Meaden & Moore, our customers or others; 
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it, for example for investigative and forensic accounting services, or for requesting a speaker for business meeting, seminar, or conference;
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information; or
  • With your consent.
We may also use your information, including your name and email address, for direct marketing emails to you and to contact you about goods and services that may be of interest to you, as we consider ourselves to have a legitimate interest in doing so.  You may choose to stop receiving such emails at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our marketing emails. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, please indicate as such on the submission form. For more information, see the section titled “How Does Meaden & Moore Use and Protect the Information It Collects” above.  We make sure to consider and balance any potential impact on you and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests and 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 do so by law).  Note that we may process your personal information for more than one lawful ground depending upon the specific purpose for which we are using the data.  We will retain your personal data for only as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for it. 
 

Third Party Sites

The Site may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when leaving the Website to read the privacy statements of each site that collects personal information.
 

Your Legal Rights

Under certain circumstances, you may have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data, including the right to: 
(i) request access to your personal data; 
(ii) request correction to your personal data; 
(iii) request erasure of your personal data;
(iv) object to processing of your personal data; 
(v) request restriction of processing your personal data; 
(vi) request transfer of your personal data; and 
(vii) withdraw your consent.  
 
If you wish to exercise any of your rights listed above, please contact us at meaden@meadenmoore.com with your request. We try to respond to all legitimate requests in a timely manner.  Occasionally, it may take an extended period of time (a month or longer) to respond to your request if your request is complex or if you have a number of requests.
 

How Will I Know When Meaden & Moore Changes Its Privacy Policy?

Meaden & Moore may amend this Policy from time-to-time. We suggest you visit this Website periodically to determine whether or not any such changes have been made.  Any changes or updates to the Policy are effective immediately upon posting to the Website and your continued use of the Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes.  The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the bottom of this page.
 

How Do I Contact Meaden & Moore?

If you have questions or comments or would like to contact us concerning our Privacy Policy or if you feel your inquiry or request has not been handled to your satisfaction, please contact Meaden & Moore via e-mail at: meaden@meadenmoore.com.
 

Last modified: 10-12-18