TYPES OF INFORMATION THAT BRC COLLECTS
As a general visitor to the BRC website, we do not collect any personally identifiable information about you. We automatically record information sent by your browser in our server logs, including your IP address, the pages you visit on our website, and other non-personally identifiable information, which we use to analyze our web traffic and administer our servers. Site statistics may be compiled by or reported to our third-party service providers.
COOKIES, TRACKING PIXELS, AND OTHER SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES
We or third-party advertising providers may use clear pixels to track usage of our site or if a visitor accessed our site from a third-party website or advertisement service. “Clear pixels” are invisible files on web pages that you visit. When you visit a page on the site that contains a clear pixel, the clear pixel communicates with your computer to determine, among other things, whether you have been to that page before or viewed a particular advertisement. This information is only a transaction count and does not contain any information that could identify an individual user.
If you submit a job application to BRC, we may use the personally identifiable information that you supply, such as your e-mail address and phone number, to contact you about possible job openings. We may also contact previous employers and references.
If you register for an event with BRC including our “BRC CPE Symposiums”, we will use the registration information that you submit to process your request and send you additional information about the event. For online seminars, we may require your email address to provide you with Save-the-Date or log-in information. In addition, we may contact you about future events that may be of interest to you.
If you subscribe to our BRC email newsletter, we will use the registration information that you submit to send the newsletter or news alerts that you have requested. We may also email you with messages and/or other newsletters containing information which we believe may be of interest to you. If we contract with a third party to deliver the emails, e-notifications we will share registration information with that party only for the purposes of delivering the email. Instructions for unsubscribing will be included on the newsletter’s webpage.
If you provide your personally identifiable information to enter a contest or otherwise participate in a promotional offering on our website, we will use this information to select and to notify the winner. In addition, we may contact you about products or services that may be of interest to you.
PASSWORD-PROTECTED AREAS OF THE SITE
If you register with us to obtain access to password-protected areas of the site (ShareFile or other), you authorize BRC to use information you provide to personalize the information we deliver to you and to use your demographic information when analyzing or aggregating our web traffic patterns.
If you send an email to us, we will use your email address or other contact information in order to respond to your inquiry. If you request information about our services, we may follow up with you in the future with additional information that we think may be of interest to you.
PARTIES TO WHOM WE DISCLOSE INFORMATION
BRC as a rule, does not disclose your personally identifiable information to anyone except as necessary to respond to an inquiry or provide requested services. However, to the extent permitted by law, certain information about you may be disclosed in the following situations:
1. To comply with a validly issued and enforceable subpoena or summons.
2. To investigate network abuse.
3. As a part of any actual or threatened legal proceedings or alternative dispute resolution proceedings either initiated by or against us.
4. To provide information to affiliates of the firm and nonaffiliated third parties who perform services or functions for us in conjunction with any requests or inquiries made by you.
CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY
No part of this website is directed at children under the age of 13. BRC does not operate mobile apps or collect gaming data. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), BRC will never knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 years of age.
BRC (and its third-party providers) comply with the EU-U.S. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union to the United States.
Under the GDPR, user rights are outlined explicitly. Our visitors and clients have the right to:
1. Access, view, and edit their own information in a timely manner.
2. Be erased from BRC records upon request, “right to be forgotten”, unless we have a legal reason to hold their information.
3. Object to direct marketing messages and ads.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
Bernard Robinson and Company, L.L.P.’s administrative office is located at: 1501 Highwoods Blvd., Suite 300, Greensboro, NC 27410 (336-294-4494). The Firm also has six additional local offices in: Charlotte (2), Raleigh, Winston-Salem, North Wilkesboro and Dunn, North Carolina.