1.1 ACCOUNTS CONFIDANT has set out in this document our basic privacy policies of business (the “Terms”), which, together with our Proposal (together called “this Agreement”), will apply to all work ACCOUNTS CONFIDANT undertakes for you with respect to this engagement. If there is any conflict between these Terms and our Proposal, then the Proposal shall prevail.
1.2 For the purposes of the Terms, “ACCOUNTS CONFIDANT” includes its partners, employees and all its related entities.
2.1 The quality of our services will depend on full and timely instructions from you. We will rely on the accuracy and completeness of the information you provide to us. We will not independently verify information unless requested to do so as a term of our engagement.
2.2 ACCOUNTS CONFIDANT shall be entitled to rely upon the accuracy of all information provided by you, or by others on your behalf, without independently verifying it.
2.3 You shall retain responsibility for the use of, or reliance on, advice or recommendations supplied by us in the delivery of the services.
2.4 You undertake that, if anything occurs after information is provided by you to ACCOUNTS CONFIDANT, to render such information untrue, unfair or misleading, you will promptly notify ACCOUNTS CONFIDANT and, if required by ACCOUNTS CONFIDANT, take all necessary steps to correct any announcement, communication or document issued which contains, refers to or is based upon, such information.
2.5 You acknowledge that information made available by you, or by others on your behalf, to, or which is otherwise known by, partners or staff of ACCOUNTS CONFIDANT who are not engaged in the provision of the Services shall not be deemed to have been made available to the individuals within ACCOUNTS CONFIDANT who are engaged in the provision of the Services.
3. The Information We Collect
3.1 Accounts Confidant collects a variety of information that the client provides to us. We process that information when necessary to provide you with the services that you have requested when accepting our Terms of Service, or when we have a legitimate interest to do so.
3.2 Without your information, we cannot provide you with the Services you have requested or you may be limited in your use if the Services.
Both we and you agree to keep any confidential information of the other, except to the extent required by law.
5. Electronic mail
Any communications or documents transmitted by email may be interfered with, may contain computer viruses or other defects, and may not be successfully replicated on other systems. We will not be liable for any unauthorized copying, recording, reading or interference with that email, for any delay or non-delivery or for any damage caused to your system or any files in connection with the transmission. You agree that, unless requested otherwise, all correspondence will be communicated via email as the risks associated with using email are outweighed by the benefits of using email.
6. Your intellectual property
We will not acquire any ownership rights over any information you provide to us. Except as provided below, on payment of all amounts you owe us, we will assign you all copyright to reports, written advice and other deliverables (except software) we have provided. However, you irrevocably grant to us a free worldwide license to use, copy, modify, adapt and exploit those deliverables, so long as doing so would not disclose any of your confidential information.
7. Our intellectual property
7.1 The processes, know-how, ideas, concepts and techniques we use and develop in the course of providing services to you are confidential to us. We retain sole and exclusive rights to them.
7.2 We will also retain all copyright and other intellectual property rights in i) data, designs, models, methodologies, analysis frameworks, leading practices, specifications and other elements of the deliverables which we owned or developed before, or independently from, our appointment; and ii) all tools (and any enhancement, improvement or another derivative of those tools) including but not limited to software and working paper.
7.3 We will retain all interests in and rights to our working papers and other internal documents and information.
8. Log Data
8.1 Like many site operators, Accounts Confidant collects that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information related to the computer’s IP address, browser type, version and the time and date of your visit.
9.1 The security of the user’s personal information is of utmost importance to us, but no method of internet transmission is 100% secure. While we strive to use the highest standards and commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee it’s utmost security.