The KPMG Spark Services include online back office business, tax and accounting services designed for small businesses. The information We gather enables us to personalize, improve and continue to operate the Services. In connection with certain aspects of the Services, We may request, collect and/or display some of Your Personal Information. “Personal Information” is information about an identifiable individual, and may include information such as the individual’s name, email address, telephone number, bank account details, credit card information, taxation details, and accounting and financial information. We may collect Personal Information directly from You when You:
You can always choose not to provide Your Personal Information, but it may mean that We are unable to provide You with the Services.
Where requested to do so by us, You must also assist us with any requests by the individual to access or update the Personal Information You have collected from them and entered into the Services.
We collect Your Personal Information so that We can provide You with the Services. In doing so, We may use the Personal Information We have collected from You for purposes related to the Services, including but not limited to:
Note that We collect financial information, such as Your bank account or credit card number, credit card type and expiration date, and other such information (“Financial Information”) for payment of Your Membership Fee. When You register for Your Account or pay Your invoices, Your financial information is collected and stored on our secure servers.
KPMG may, with the assistance of third parties, use the information provided to KPMG for purposes such as improving the delivery or quality of services or technology to You and other clients, thought leadership projects, to allow You and other clients to evaluate various business transactions and opportunities, and for use in presentations to You, other clients and non-clients. When Your information is used outside of KPMG or such third parties assisting them, You will not be identified as the source of the information. For example, Your information may be aggregated or anonymized so that it is not personally identifiable.
We are committed to protecting the security of Your Personal Information and We take all reasonable, industry-standard precautions to protect it from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. Your Personal Information is stored on secure servers and all Data transferred between You and the Services is encrypted. However, the Internet is not in itself a secure environment and We cannot give an absolute assurance that Your Personal Information will be secure at all times. Transmission of Personal Information over the Internet is at Your own risk and You should only input, or instruct the inputting of, Personal Information to the Services within a secure environment. You are responsible for preventing unauthorized access to Your account and Personal Information, including, for example, by protecting Your account credentials and limiting access to devices on which You access the Services.
We will advise You as soon as reasonably possible, and in accordance with applicable laws, upon discovering or being advised of a security breach where Your Personal Information is lost, stolen, accessed, used, disclosed, copied, modified, or disposed of by any unauthorized persons or in any unauthorized manner.
We may employ and contract with people and other entities that perform certain tasks on our behalf and who are under our control (our “Agents”). We may need to share Personal Information with our Agents in order to provide the Services to You. Unless We tell You differently, our Agents do not have any right to use Personal Information or other information We share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. You hereby consent to our sharing of Your Personal Information with our Agents.
It is Your responsibility to ensure that the Personal Information You provide to us is accurate, complete and up-to-date. You may request access to the Personal Information We hold about You, or request that We update or correct any Personal Information We hold about You, by setting out Your request in writing and sending it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will process Your request as soon as reasonably practicable, provided We are not otherwise prevented from doing so on legal grounds. If We are unable to meet Your request, We will let You know why. In some circumstances, it may be necessary for us to seek to arrange access to Your Personal Information through a mutually agreed intermediary (for example, the Subscriber).
We’ll only keep Your Personal Information for as long as We require it for the purposes of providing You with the Services. However, We may also be required to keep some of Your Personal Information for specified periods of time, for example under certain laws relating to corporations, money laundering, and financial reporting legislation, and to comply with professional standards.
California Privacy Rights: Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of personal customer information which We share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If You are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to the following address: KPMG LLP 345 Park Avenue New York, NY 10154.
In providing the Services, We utilize "cookies." A cookie is a small text file that is stored on Your computer for record-keeping purposes. A cookie does not identify You personally or contain any other information about You but it does identify Your computer.
We and some of our affiliates and third-party service providers may use a combination of “persistent cookies” (cookies that remain on Your hard drive for an extended period of time) and “session ID cookies” (cookies that expire when You close Your browser) on the Website to, for example, track overall site usage, and track and report on Your use and interaction with ad impressions and ad services.
You can set Your browser to notify You when You receive a cookie so that You will have an opportunity to either accept or reject it in each instance. However, You should note that refusing cookies may have a negative impact on the functionality and usability of the Website.
We send billing information, product information, Services updates and Services notifications to You via email and/or SMS text messaging. Our emails and text messages will contain clear and obvious instructions describing how You can choose to be removed from any mailing or messaging lists not essential to the Services. We will remove You from mailings relating to KPMG Spark at Your request. Please read the applicable unsubscribe instructions carefully. Please note that requesting to be removed from one mailing or messaging list may not result in Your being removed from all mailing or messaging lists to which You are subscribed. You may need to send separate requests to be removed from each specific mailing or messaging list to which You are subscribed.
We provide our services in the U.S., and do not direct our activities to persons or businesses located in the EU. However, in certain circumstances, interactions with persons in the EU may occur. For more information, please also note these additional EU-specific notices: https://home.kpmg.com/us/en/home/misc/us-eu-notice-of-processing.html.
If You have questions or comments about our administration of Your personal data, please contact us at email@example.com.
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