Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy 

Chieftains Accountants Pty Ltd (“Chieftains”, “we”, “our”, “us”) intends for ("Our Site") to complement the services that the firm provides. This statement provides our Privacy Policy.

In this Privacy Policy, we describe the practices we follow to respect the privacy of all visitors toOurSite. We have focused on implementing fair information practices that are designed to protect your privacy. We believe that everyone benefits from the free flow of information when that information is gathered and used responsibly.

In succinct terms, we do not rent, sell, lease, loan or otherwise abuse your information. Our Privacy Policy ensures your information is safe.This Privacy Policy emphasises this assurance, but in a more legal looking manner.

Collection, use, disclosure, choice
Registration is not required for you to use Our Site. If you are merely a visitor, we do not collect any personal information about you, except to the limited extent that we might use cookies, which are described below. However, there may be circumstances in which you choose to register to ongoing updates from us.
In these cases, we may contact registrants to invite them to special events, provide them with information about our services, publications and products, or for other marketing purposes.
Information collected at registration is protected using industry-standard encryption technology as it is sent over the Internet.
1. Special topic registration
We occasionally require a registration in exchange for information, newsletters, articles, checklists, white papers, studies, reports, survey analyses, booklets, etc. Personal information may be asked for on registration forms and the type of information collected may vary. We reserve the right to distribute certain materials only to those who supply the requested information.

2. Client Portal
If you have been given access rights to our Client Portal, which is only available to clients of this firm, you will be provided with login information so only you, as the client, can gain access to the Client Portal using an identifier or username and a password. The Client Portal is highly secure with, at the minimum, 128 bit encryption andindustry best practice standards.

3. Surveys
We may, from time to time, conduct surveys via Our Site. Survey participants may be asked for personal information (name, contact information, etc.) in addition to opinions or feedback. The type of information collected in surveys will vary.

4. Event registration
We may facilitate event registration via Our Site or, at times, via third party web sites. Personal information may be collected via event registration forms and the type of information collected will vary. We may share registrant information with a third party associated with the event. 

An examples of a "third party" would typically include an event organiser (including via third party web sites). Please check the details provided at individual events to understand how your information will be used.

Sensitive personal data
We do not intentionally collect any sensitive information via Our Site unless we are legally required to do so.For example, employment applications. In these instances, we will protect the confidentiality and security of such information. Access to such information will be limited and policies and procedures are in place designed to safeguard the information from loss, misuse and improper disclosure.

We will only disclose personal data to third parties for the following reasons:
  • where the transfer is necessary to fulfil your request and involves a third party organisation with which we have a relationship; or
  • when explicitly requested by you, the site visitor; or
  • as required by a court order or any other legal or regulatory requirement.
We do not collect or compile personal data or information obtained by Our Site for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes or host mailings on behalf of third parties.

Data amendments and retention
Information collected from visitors toOur Sitewill only be kept in order to provide the required service. Once the service has been completed all information will be destroyed in accordance with our data retention policies. Should you require your information to be updated, amended or deleted from our records please contact us outlining your requirements.

Third-party links
Please be aware that sometimes contains links to other sites that are not governed by this Privacy Policy. Visitors to Our Site may be directed to third-party sites for more information. We make no representations or warranties regarding how user data is stored or used on third-party servers. We recommend reviewing the Privacy Policy of each third-party site linked from Our Site to determine their use of your personal data.

Cookies and Web Beacons
Our Site may use cookies or web beacons to improve Our Site’s performance and to enhance your browsing experience.

What is a cookie?
A "cookie" is technology that allows Our Site to store tokens of information (an 'identifier') in your browser used only by Our Site while you are on Our Site. Cookies are not used to determine the personal identity of anyone who is merely visiting Our Site.

How do I disable cookies?
If you do not want to receive a cookie from Our Site, you have the option of setting your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, so that you may determine whether to accept it or not. However, please be aware that if you do turn off 'cookies' in your browser, yourexperience on Our Site may not be optimal.

What cookies do we use?
The cookies used by Our Site perform four functions, as classified below:

1. Essential/Strictly Necessary Cookies
Some cookies we use are essential to the functioning of Our Site. For example, remembering your log-in details to certain parts of Our Site.

2. Performance Cookies
Some cookies help us with the performance and design of Our Site. This allows us to measure how many times a page has been visited, whether a page has been visited on Our Site through various means.

3. Functionality Cookies
Some cookies help us to remember your settings which you may have selected, or assist with other functionality when you browse and use Our Site. This helps us to remember what you have selected, so on your return visit we remember your preferences.

4. Targeting and Tracking Cookies
On certain pages of Our Site, we use cookies to help us understand your interests as you browse the internet, so we can tailor and deliver to you a more personalised service in the future. This assists us in delivering relevant advertising to you during various advertising campaigns we may run from time to time through participating third party sites. 

These cookies collect information relating to the origin of your visit, where you were exposed to marketing elsewhere, whether you arrived directly or indirectly to Our Site, the device you used to visit Our Site and which downloads you performed. This information is collected on an anonymous basis via third party suppliers.

In addition, we also utilise cookies on certain pages of Our Site to communicate with third party data suppliers in order to extrapolate your digital behaviour. This help us to understand and target more relevant advertising in the future. The information we receive is all aggregate and anonymous, but will include statistics such as demographics, online behaviour, product interests and lifestyle. Targeting and tracking cookies are provided via trusted third party suppliers.

What are Web Beacons?
We are linked with, listed with, or advertised on, third party web sites. As part of our effort to track the success of our marketing campaigns, we may at times use a visitor identification technology such as "web beacons," or "action tags," which count visitors who have come to Our Site after being exposed to a link on a third party site. We do not use this technology to access your personal information and it is only used to compile aggregated statistics about visitors who come to Our Site to gauge the effectiveness of our third party affiliations.

By navigating on Our Site, you agree that we can place cookie and web beacons on your computer or device. If you prefer not to receive cookies or webbeacons, then you should stop using Our Site, or adjust your browsing settings.

Social Media Platforms
You may wish to follow or participate in the various social media platformsfor our firm that are hosted on third party social media sites, such as Facebook, Google Plus,LinkedIn, Twitterand YouTube, which we make available to you. The main aim of these social media sites is to facilitate and allow you to share content. However, we cannot be held responsible if you share personal information on social media sites that is subsequently used, misused or otherwise appropriated by another user.

A link to a third party’s website should not be construed as an endorsement by either usor that third party or its products and services. We make no representations or warranties regarding how user data is stored or used on third-party servers. We recommend reviewing the privacy policy of each third-party site linked from Our Site to determine their use of your personal data.

This privacy statement is not intended for use by children. We understand the importance of protecting children’s information, especially in an online environment, and we do not knowingly collect or maintain information about children.

Changes to this policy
We may change this policy statement as needed. Check this page periodically if you would like to monitor changes.

We provide you a choice regarding the collection and usage of your personally identifiable information. If you have registered for any information updated, by email, through, and upon the receipt of an update email should you wish not to receive future emails, please use the unsubscribe facility at the bottom of that email.

If you have questions or you do not feel that your concerns have been addressed in our Privacy Policy, please contact us.
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