This includes information that specifically identifies you. Such information may include your age, marital status, employment history, Social Insurance Number, credit history, home address, personal email address and home telephone number. Personal information does not include your name and title, business contact information such as business address, telephone number, email address, which you provide to us for business purposes.
ACC acknowledges the importance and necessity of safeguarding the private and confidential information belonging to our clients. All staff members are informed of the obligation under law and of the need to use the utmost discretion when dealing with client information.
ACC will only use client information for the purposes identified either before or at the time of collection. Such information is retained on record at ACC’s office. We do not sell our client lists or your personal information.
ACC will only use information for identified purposes and if the information is required for any new use, ACC will take the necessary steps in order to seek additional consent. Consent may be expressed in writing, orally, or may be implied directly by the client or a client authorized representative.
ACC will only collect information as needed in order to complete necessary documentation, determine eligibility and/or to comply with regulations, policies, laws and legislation such as, the Money Laundering (Terrorist Financing) Act, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation and/or Foreign Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). ACC’s employees will do their best to explain why collection of information is necessary in a clear and informative fashion. In some instances, ACC may also collect personal information through other sources such as, but not limited to, financial institutions.
Use, Disclosure and Retention
ACC will only retain personal information as long as needed in order to satisfy the stated purposes identified when the information was collected. If it is deemed that an individual’s personal information is no longer required, ACC will take the necessary measures to destroy, dispose, or erase the information in a manner that will ensure that information cannot be found or used by an unauthorized party. Information submitted to the website is kept strictly confidential. In all cases, the provision of personal information is voluntary; any personal information provided by users on the site is submitted at the user’s discretion. We collect personal information so we may provide users with the relevant information they have requested. We may disclose information to a third party to (a) comply with laws or respond to lawful request and legal process, (b) to comply with taxation and regulatory authorities and agencies or (c) for the purposes of due diligence involving a business transaction. ACC limits the information it collects to what it needs for these purposes, and ACC will use it only for these purposes.
ACC strives to maintain accurate client information which not only help us provide better client service but also minimizes the potential misuse of personal information.
At ACC we make our best effort to inform clients of our policies and procedures and to explain how we manage personal information. If you have additional questions or concerns we will do our best to help you understand our policies and procedures.
When requested and supported by sufficient identity information, ACC will provide clients with their personal information as maintained in client files. We recognize a client’s right to their own information, how the information is used and to whom it is disclosed.
Links to Other Sites
Website Data Tracking
ACC maintains a statistical record of website usage and traffic. Analysis of this information reveals which pages are most often visited and the domains from which people visit the site. Identifying these trends helps us to provide more useful information to visitors. No personal information is collected during this process.
Changes to this Policy
Since ACC periodically reviews all of its policies and procedures, we change our Policy from time to time. Please refer to our website for updates.