Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://mainstreetpractitioner.org, and it is published by the National Society of Accountants.  The National Society of Accountants is the data controller for this site and its content.

Terms and Conditions

Utilizing this site does not require personal information, however, by visiting this site your browser may accept cookies. Please use the privacy tools to the left to have this data erased. To learn how cookie data is used, see below.

Data Processing/Cookies

Individuals may use this website without sharing personal information, however, an email address must be provided if we are to contact you in response to queries.

This site uses cookies, and collects anonymous information, such as location and visitor behavior, using Google Analytics. This information will be used to learn about visitor behavior, location, and time spent on our site.

This site makes use of automated security software to guard against spam and hacking. It flags IP addresses associated with known questionable IPs, and bot activity that may be an attempt to hack this site. The data generated by the IP addresses is not archived.

You can disable cookies using the settings of your web browser. For more information, links are provided below.

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

 

Personal Data

What information is being collected?

  • Anonymous cookies
  • Contact form messages and contact information

Who is collecting it?

  • National Society of Accountants

How is it collected?

  • Via website cookies and content form submissions

Why is it being collected?

  • Website analytics
  • To determine clicks on ads
  • To limit the number of pop-up ads a visitor sees
  • To guard against spam and maintain website security
  • To respond to visitor questions

How will it be used?

  • To determine site traffic
  • Website security and anti-spam
  • Contact individuals who contact us through the website

Who will it be shared with?

  • The editorial staff at the National Society of Accountants

What will be the effect of this on the individuals concerned?

  • Cookies and anonymous analytics should not impact a user in any way
  • Email address and contact information allows us to reach you when you contact us

Is the intended use likely to cause individuals to object or complain?

  • No

 

Your rights as stipulated by the GDPR

  1. The right to be informed – all organisations must be completely transparent in how they are using personal data (personal data may include data such as a work email and work mobile if they are specific to an individual).
  2. The right of access – individuals will have the right to know exactly what information is held about them and how it is processed.
  3. The right of rectification – individuals will be entitled to have personal data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  4. The right to erasure – also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’, this refers to an individual’s right to having their personal data deleted or removed without the need for a specific reason as to why they wish to discontinue.
  5. The right to restrict processing – an individual’s right to block or suppress processing of their personal data.
  6. The right to data portability – this allows individuals to retain and reuse their personal data for their own purpose.
  7. The right to object – in certain circumstances, individuals are entitled to object to their personal data being used. This includes, if a company uses personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, scientific and historical research, or for the performance of a task in the public interest.
  8. Rights of automated decision making and profiling – the GDPR has put in place safeguards to protect individuals against the risk that a potentially damaging decision is made without human intervention. For example, individuals can choose not to be the subject of a decision where the consequence has a legal bearing on them, or is based on automated processing.

Security

This website is protected by anonymous anti-spam and security plug-ins. Anonymous data is only available to the editorial staff of the National Society of Accountants.

In the event of a data breach

In the event that our system is compromised, we will contact every individual who may have been affected.

Contact

For questions regarding this site, please us the contact form on this site, or visit nsacct.org for more contact options.

Please identify yourself via e-mail