1.1 Beverley L. Lamarque, LLC, provider of the bllbookkeeping.com website (“Site”) and services provided through the Site, respects your privacy and is committed to protecting the Personal Information that you may provide us when using this Site.
1.6 We gather and use the personal information collected by the Site as described below. We may share information you provide and information we collect about you with third-parties in order to provide you with information about products, services, and information that may interest you, and to definitively ensure we provide information and services to you through your account or registration with us. However, we will notify, and if appropriate, obtain your consent for such sharing. If we intend to process your information for any reason other than the functionality necessary to provide the information and services you approved, we will obtain your permission in advance of such processing.
1.7 We will strive to process your Personal Information lawfully, fairly, and in a transparent manner. Your Personal Information will be collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes that align with the services you have requested and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with the requested services. Our processing of your data shall be limited to that which is adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary to provide you the requested services. Once we have processed or stored your data we will use reasonable efforts to assure your Personal Information is accurate, up to date, and eliminate inaccuracies we find or you notify us exist. We do not, however, assert, claim, or ensure the Personal Information you provide or is provided by others to us is accurate. We will comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and use industry standard practices to retain your information for no longer than is necessary to provide you with requested services. Some Personal Information may be stored for longer periods insofar as the Personal Information will be required for financial or legal reasons or remains part of our normal archiving process wherein such data shall remain offline and not available to the public or processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes. We implement industry standard practices to provide security and protect the confidentiality of your Personal Information against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction, or damage. We periodically update our standard practices which can be obtained upon request.
3. Collecting personal information
3.1 User-Provided Information.
3.1.1 We collect information, some of which may be Personal Information, from users of our Site, for example, through such users’ registration, transactions with us or third-parties, and completion of online forms on our Site. Such information is collected, for example, when users register for accounts or engage in activities through our Site or participate in or communicate with others via our Blog or submit a comment or question to us in any form or through any medium, or in any other way submit Personal Information to us via our email addresses or the Site.
3.1.2 When you visit our Site, you may provide Personal Information about yourself, such as name, email, and other details about you through our contact form. We may combine this information with other information we collect from public sources to communicate with you, only. Once you have provided such information through our Site we may gather additional information in order to improve your user experience and our ability to communicate with you. PROVIDING INFORMATION THROUGH OUR CONTACT FORM REQUIRES YOUR AFFIRMATIVE ACCEPTANCE OF THIS POLICY THROUGH AN OPT-IN APPROVAL CONTAINED ON THE CONTACT FORM.
3.1.3 We will use your Personal Information supplied through our contact form to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us and reserve the right to follow up on our response once, even if we do not receive feedback or response from you. We will not contact you with unsolicited communications, email or otherwise, without your explicit opt-in consent to such communication. Once we have your information, we will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, unless it is necessary to fulfill your request, in which case we will notify you in advance and get your approval.
3.1.6 You have the right to request from us access to and rectification or erasure of Personal Information or restriction of processing concerning your information or to object to processing as well as the right to data portability. However, by providing data through the course of using our service you understand and acknowledge that providing Personal Information may be a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, as well as acknowledge that you are obliged to provide the Personal Information to access and use the site, services, or software. You further acknowledge that you may be denied such access and use as the result of a failure to provide such data.
3.1.7 We will process your Personal Information when you provide consent in compliance with all Iowa and United States laws, when the processing is necessary to provide you Services from the Site, to protect your vital interests or that of someone else, when necessary to accomplish a task in the public interest, and when necessary for us to perform standard business and technical processes where such processes do not override your rights or that of a minor. If we must process or store your personal information for any other reason, we will notify you and request your consent if such consent is required.
3.1.8 During our normal course of business, we do not collect, process, or store Personal Information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, genetic or biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, health data, or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation. Should such Personal Information come into our possession or be processed by us from other sources, including you providing such data, we will erase this type of data upon your request or maintain such data upon your request with explicit consent by you.
3.2 In addition to the information that you provide to us for the purpose of delivering services to you and/or your business, we may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
3.2.1 information about your visits to and use of our website;
3.2.2 connected IP address, mobile device connection (i.e. mobile phone towers or relays), operating system, device type;
3.2.3 information relating to any purchases from us that you make; and
3.2.4 information that we may collect about you from other public sources or other available resources.
3.3 We use this data to implement client security, accessibility, and privacy specifications through our Site, or enable our Site to provide data and services through third-party applications. The information gathered may be used to track, monitor, or build a historical record of your activities on the Site to implement software functions and services provided by the Site. We also record information about your interaction with the Site to provide assistance, information, suggestions, and the like, meant to improve your user experience and the efficiency of the Site. Before we disclose your Personal Information to another person or entity, we will obtain your explicit consent to the disclosure and the processing of that Personal Information in accordance with this policy.
3.4 We may obtain data about you from third-parties. You shall be notified within one month after obtaining information about you from another source. In such cases we will take appropriate measures to protect your rights, freedoms, and legitimate interests, including making the general information publicly available but not identifying you specifically. If we communicate with you using information we obtained from a third-party, we will notify you at the time of communication that we have obtained such information.
4. Using personal information
4.1 Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.
4.2 We may also use your Personal Information to:
4.2.1 administer our website and business;
4.2.2 personalize our website and business for you;
4.2.3 enable your use of the services available on our website;
4.2.4 deliver to you the services you requested through our website;
4.2.5 send statements, invoices and payment reminders to you, and collect payments from you;
4.2.6 with your specific consent, send you commercial communications;
4.2.7 keep our website secure and prevent fraud; and
4.2.8 verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website.
4.5 Except as otherwise permitted herein, we will not, without your express consent, supply your Personal Information to any third party for any purpose without your consent.
4.6 In the course of doing business with us, third parties such as our payment processing service may also collect, store and use your Personal Information, whether provided to them by you or as a function of our business agreement with you. We have no control over their activity, and you should be aware of the terms of their privacy policies, which may differ from ours.
4.7 You will have the right to obtain from us information as to whether your Personal Information is being processed, and if so, (i) be informed of the purpose of the processing; (ii) be informed of the categories of Personal Information processed; (iii) be informed of the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the Personal Information have been or will be disclosed, if any; (iv) be aware, if possible, of the time period for which the Personal Information will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that time period; (v) be afforded the existence of the right to request from us, or a third-party, rectification or erasure of Personal Information or restriction of processing of your personal inform, or object to such processing; (vi) have the right to submit a complaint to us or the appropriate third-party; (vii) have the right to request the source of any information not collected directly from you; (viii) be notified if your Personal Information is utilized by algorithms to enhance your user experience or supplement Personal Information; and (ix) the right to obtain a copy of the Personal Information undergoing such processing and you agree to pay a reasonable fee if requested for a copy of your Personal Information being so processed providing obtaining such a copy does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
4.8 You may restrict us from processing your Personal Information if you inform us that you contest the accuracy of the information, or the processing is unlawful and you do not want the data erased and you request restriction of the processing, or we no long require the Personal Information to provide the services for which the Personal Information was obtained. If processing is restricted at your request, your Personal Information will only be processed with your consent, or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person for reasons of compelling public interest as deemed by the State of Montana or the U.S. Under all circumstances we will inform you prior to resuming the processing of your Personal Information.
4.9 You have the right to object to the processing of your Personal Information if such processing is performed in the public interest, or in the exercise of official authority vested us, or for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms which require protection of Personal Information, in particular where the Personal Information is of, about, or in contains information about a child. If we process your Personal Information for direct marketing we will notify you prior or concurrent to such processing and you may object to processing of your Personal Information for such purpose.
4.10 We enable you to have control over the accuracy of your personal information. You can delete or change your personal information at any time through the Site or by contacting us via a method described under "Contact Us" below. Further, you have the right to obtain from us without undue delay rectification of inaccurate Personal Information concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of our processing of your information and our regular business and technical processes, you have the right to supply incomplete Personal Information, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
4.11 You have the right to obtain from us the erasure of Personal Information concerning you without undue delay and we will have the obligation to erase Personal Information without undue delay when: (i) your Personal Information is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed; (ii) you withdraw your consent on which the processing is based providing there is no other legal ground for the processing or retaining of your Personal Information; (iii) you object to the processing and there are no overriding legal or legitimate grounds for the processing; (iv) we have inadvertently or unlawfully captured or processed your Personal Information; (v) your Personal Information must be erased in order to comply with a legal order issued by a court of proper jurisdiction or to comply with a statute to which we are subject. Where we have made your Personal Information public and are obligated to erase the Personal Information, we will, after taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, take reasonable steps, including technical measures at our disposal, inform others which are processing or storing your Personal Information that you have requested the erasure by such others of any links to, or copy or replication of, your Personal Information. You acknowledge that such public information may never be completely erased despite our efforts. We may not be able to erase your information, specifically when continued processing or storage is necessary for: (i) exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; (ii) compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing or storage where such legal obligation stems from a legal order issued by a court of proper jurisdiction or compliance with a statute to which we are subject; (iii) reasons of public interest in the area of public health; (iv) or to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims. Should you elect to have your Personal Information erased, you must re-register with us as a new user.
4.12 You have the right to receive your Personal Information you provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format of our choice and have the right to provide such information to any party of your choosing without restriction or hindrance from us. If practicable, and at our sole discretion, we may provide such requested Personal Information to a third-party you designate and we are able to authenticate. Receiving your data has no impact or relationship to decisions you may make regarding erasure of your Personal Information nor adversely affect the rights of others.
4.13 We will act within one month of receiving your request unless the complexity and number of requests is excessive, in which case the time period can be extended up to two additional months. In such case where extended time period is needed we will inform you and provide the reasons for the extension within one month of receiving your request. We will not charge a fee for such requests unless the request is unfounded or excessive as to time or cost, in which case a reasonable fee for administrative and technical costs may be charged or the request refused.
5. Disclosing personal information
5.2 We may disclose your personal information:
5.2.1 to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
5.2.2 in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
5.2.3 in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
5.3 We will not sell or share any of your personal information that we collect or obtain to any third party for any purpose unless we obtain your consent.
5.4 When you opt-in to our Blog, you agree through that opt-in to receive emails notifying you of blog posts. If you contribute to our Blog, reachable from our Site, the information that you submit will be made available to others with access to the Blog (for example, other clients of BLL Bookkeeping or those participating in or contributing to the Blog). Such information you contribute may be distributed and redistributed by us and others without privacy limitations and once published or displayed may be impossible to remove. Such information may be associated with you by other parties based on the information you disclose or provide.
5.5 The Site may provide links to applications, services, websites, and the like (i.e. social media, payment processing, and software support service providers) provided by other companies and/or individuals. Further, certain functions within our Site may connect you to third-party applications, websites, or services through our Site. We will not provide your data to third-party applications, websites, and service providers without your consent. We will inform you and any third parties when your Personal Information has been rectified or erased or is subject to a restriction of processing.
5.7 We will inform you as to which third-parties we have contracted as well by posting a list of third-party software on our Site. If you would like additional information on the policies we enforce with respect to our service providers, please contact us at email@example.com.
6. Security of personal information
6.1 We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
6.2 You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
6.3 You are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our website confidential; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our website).
8.2 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
8.3 Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until a predetermined expiration date, unless deleted by the user before the expiration date while a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
8.4 Cookies may contain any information that personally identifies a user, or personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. Such cookies require we obtain your explicit consent. Other cookies do not require consent as they are used to facilitate communication between parts of our Site, authenticate users, or monitor the performance of our Site under different environments (i.e. wireless connection, web browsers, etc.).
8.5 You understand that if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.
8.6 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
8.6.1 Internet Explorer you may be able to block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy" and then "Advanced";
8.6.2 Firefox you may be able to block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", "Privacy", selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, and unticking "Accept cookies from sites"; and
8.6.3 Chrome you may be able to block all cookies by accessing the "Customize and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Content settings", and then selecting "Block sites from setting any data" under the "Cookies" heading.
8.7 You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
8.7.1 Internet Explorer you may be able to manually delete cookie files (you may find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);
8.7.2 Firefox may be able to delete cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Privacy", then selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, clicking "Show Cookies", and then clicking "Remove All Cookies"; and
8.7.3 Chrome you may be able to delete all cookies by accessing the "Customize and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Clear browsing data", and then selecting "Cookies and other site and plug-in data" before clicking "Clear browsing data".
8.8 You understand that blocking or deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
9. Our details
9.1 This website is owned and operated by Beverley L. Lamarque, LLC.