Internet Privacy Policy and Legal Disclaimers

Postlethwaite & Netterville (A Professional Accounting Corporation) and its affiliated or subsidiary entities (collectively, “P&N”) respect the privacy of individuals who visit our Web site, www.pncpa.com (“our Web site”), and are committed to protecting your online personal information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy. By visiting our Web site, you accept and agree to the terms described in this Privacy Policy.

Notices and Disclaimers

The information contained on our Web site is for general guidance on matters of interest only. While P&N has made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in our Web site has been obtained from reliable sources, P&N is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. The information is made available “as is” without any warranties, express or implied, regarding availability, accuracy, usefulness, completeness, merchantability, or fitness for a particular use. These disclaimers include any liability for any damages or injuries caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence, or under any other cause of action including damage caused by P&N’s sole negligence.

Neither P&N nor any of its employees, agents, successors, assigns, affiliates, or content or service providers shall be liable to users or other third parties for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of use of our Web site, any inability to gain access to or use our Web site, or out of any breach of any warranty or duty.

OUR WEB SITE DOES NOT PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OF ANY KIND. It is intended for informational purposes only.

IRS Circular 230 Notice. Nothing on our Web site relating to any federal tax transaction or matter are considered to be “covered opinions” as described in IRS Circular 230.

Use of our Web site does not make you a client of P&N.

  • A client relationship with P&N can only be created through the execution of a written engagement letter with P&N.
  • A written engagement letter with P&N defines the extent of any engagement and the terms and conditions under which the engagement is being undertaken.

Information on our Web site should not be used as a substitute for the advice of a professional with full understanding of your specific situation and facts.

How P&N Collects and Uses Personally Identifiable Information

While you can use many features of our Web site without being required to provide personally identifiable information (“PII”), you may be requested to provide PII to gain access to some of our content or services, to contact us, or to receive additional information from us. Your PII is used to provide you with the information that you are requesting from us, access to our services and data, and information. PII collected by P&N may include: your name, your company name, your mailing address, your e-mail address, your phone number, your fax number, and additional information used to contact you.

Information Security

Protecting the security of PII is very important to P&N. When such PII is transmitted to P&N, it is protected by a “firewall” (a combination of hardware and software that helps keep unauthorized visitors from accessing information within P&N’s computer network), as well as industry standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption. Once P&N receives a transmission, P&N will take reasonable precautions intended to keep your PII secure on our systems. While P&N strives to protect privacy, no data transmission over the Internet may be guaranteed to be 100% secure. P&N, therefore, cannot warrant or guarantee the security of any PII transmitted to P&N online, and is not responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of that PII.

Non-personal Information

P&N collects non-personal information obtained from our Web site, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, Internet Service Provider (ISP), browser software, the time and place of access, and other information that may identify the computer you are utilizing. Non-personal information P&N collects is used to determine the number of visitors to our Web site, to provide assistance when monitoring our systems, and to help us provide services to our clients.

How P&N Uses "Cookies"

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that some web sites store on your computer's hard drive when you visit them. Like many other web sites, P&N may use cookies to identify users for our business purposes.

What P&N Provides to Third-Parties

P&N does not and will not sell or rent PII obtained through our Web site to third parties for marketing purposes.

Third-party agents may need access to some of your PII. For example, P&N may need to share your name and address with third parties. In such cases, P&N only provides third-party agents with the minimum amount of information needed to complete the requested service or transaction.

P&N reserves the right to disclose or share PII it has acquired if P&N believes, in good faith, that such disclosure is necessary in order to:

  • comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request;
  • enforce any applicable term of this Privacy Policy, including investigation of potential violations;
  • detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; or
  • protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of P&N, our clients, or the public as required or permitted by law.

P&N reserves the right to provide third-parties with aggregate statistics about our clients, traffic patterns, and related site information as described in this Privacy Policy. This data reflects site usage patterns, but does not contain PII about any individual user.

Obtaining Your Consent

By using our Web site, you authorize us to collect information about the pages served to you as an anonymous user. This information will be used for the purpose of calculating aggregate site statistics. If you register as a user of our Web site, you authorize us to personalize the information that P&N delivers to you and to use your information when calculating aggregate client data. As a registered user of our Web site, you give us permission to send you e-mails or place phone calls to you related to the information that you request.

Opt Out

P&N respects your privacy and ability to choose whether to share information with us and any third-party. You may choose to "opt-out" of sharing PII in several ways. When choosing to use certain features or services on our Web site, you can choose whether to share optional PII in connection with the feature or service. If you receive communications from us that you prefer not to receive, you may opt out from receiving these communications by using the opt-out link provided in the footer of our communications.

You may also "opt-out" from providing PII to us by not registering as an authorized client on our Web site and thereby not providing PII.

Data Breach Notification Procedure

Because P&N takes data security and privacy very seriously, P&N will notify you if after an investigation it is determined that there is a reasonable likelihood of harm as a result of your PII having been acquired by an unauthorized person provided that the notification is allowed by law and will not compromise a criminal investigation of a law enforcement agency. The notification may be made in writing, electronically, or by any other method authorized by law at the sole election of P&N.

Children's Privacy

P&N does not provide services to children. In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, P&N does not knowingly request or solicit PII from anyone under the age of 13. In the event that P&N receives actual knowledge that P&N has collected such PII without the requisite and verifiable parental consent, P&N will delete that information from our database as quickly as is practical.

California Privacy

Beginning on January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits individuals who are California residents to request certain information regarding the disclosure of personal information to third-parties for their direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like to make a request for this information, please send an e-mail to PNWebRequest@pncpa.com.

Linked Web Sites

Users of our Web site are advised that they may be directed to other sites that are beyond P&N’s control. Links may take a person from our Web site to unaffiliated sites. Those other sites may transmit their own “cookies” (pieces of information that a web site transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes) to visitors in order to collect data or solicit PII. Visitors to our Web site also are advised that the privacy policies of those other sites may differ significantly from the policies described in this Privacy Policy and that P&N is not responsible for the privacy practices of those other sites and cannot guarantee the security of any PII that may be collected on such other sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that P&N does not own or control or to people that P&N does not employ or manage.

Intellectual Property

P&N is the owner and/or authorized user of any trademark, registered trademark and/or service mark appearing in connection with our Web site, and is the copyright owner or licensee of the content and/or information on our Web site. If you make other use of the intellectual property on our Web site, you may violate trademark, copyright, and other laws of the United States, other countries, as well as applicable state laws and may be subject to penalties. P&N does not grant any license or other authorization to visitors of our Web site for its trademarks, registered trademarks, service marks, or other copyrightable material or other intellectual property, by using them in connection with our Web site.

P&N reserves the right to change any information on our Web site, including but not limited to, revising and/or deleting content or other information without prior notice.

Policy Updates

P&N may change this Privacy Policy at any time in our sole discretion effective when posted here. Any updates to our Privacy Policy will be posted on this page, so that you are always aware of what information P&N collects, how P&N uses it, and under what circumstances P&N discloses it. Continued use of our Web site following P&N’s posting of the change notice or an updated Privacy Policy will constitute binding acceptance of those changes.

Additional Terms

You agree that by accessing our Web site that your rights and obligations, as well as the rights and obligations of P&N, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Louisiana without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You further agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the state of Louisiana.

Should any portion of this Privacy Policy be deemed unenforceable for any reason, you specifically agree that this will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining portions of this Privacy Policy. The failure of P&N to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Privacy Policy shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Privacy Policy is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, you nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the intention of the Privacy Policy as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Privacy Policy remain in full force and effect.

Questions

Any questions regarding this Privacy Policy may be directed to our web administrator via email at PNWebRequest@pncpa.com.

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