Crowe Horwath LLP ("Crowe")

Privacy Policy

(effective Dec. 30, 2005)

Crowe Horwath LLP (Crowe) intends for www.crowehorwath.com (Site) to complement the services that the company provides. This statement sets forth our privacy policy for this Site, describing the practices we follow to respect the privacy of all visitors.

At Crowe, we have focused on implementing fair information practices. We believe that everyone benefits from the free flow of information when that information is gathered and used responsibly.

If you have questions or you do not feel that your concerns have been addressed in our privacy statement, or you just want to talk with us, feel free to contact us by e-mail at CroweEditor@crowehorwath.com.

Data Collection
We collect personally identifiable information that is voluntarily provided by visitors to this Site. The identifiable information that Crowe receives from Site visitors includes name, title, address, e-mail address, screen name, telephone and fax numbers, and any other information provided by visitors in e-mail messages or attachments thereto.

Typically, personal identifying information is used to:

  • Register for certain areas of the Site;
  • Distribute requested reference materials;
  • Submit resumes or work history information;
  • Contact us for further information;
  • Enter quick surveys, quizzes, or benchmarking surveys;
  • Register for events and conferences.

It is Crowe’s policy to limit the information collected to only the minimum information required to complete a Site visitor’s request.

Crowe’s intention is not to seek any sensitive information through our Site unless legally required for recruiting purposes. Sensitive information includes a number of types of data relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or other similar beliefs; trade union membership; physical or mental health; sexual life or criminal record.

Use of Data
Information obtained by the Site is used for internal business purposes of Crowe. This data is not shared with others for unrelated purposes unless stated in this Privacy Policy or otherwise communicated to the Site visitor.

Crowe makes practical efforts to avoid excessive or irrelevant collection of data. If a visitor believes the Site has collected excessive information, we encourage the visitor to contact us at CroweEditor@crowehorwath.comto raise any concerns.

Except for instances where visitors explicitly choose to receive specific Crowe marketing or other informational materials, Crowe will not use personal data collected from our Web site to distribute marketing or informational materials.

Third Parties
It is Crowe’s policy to disclose information to third parties under the following circumstances:

  • As required by law through subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process; or
  • When explicitly requested by the visitor; or
  • When required to deliver publications or reference materials requested by the visitor; or
  • When required to facilitate conferences or events hosted by a third party.

Categories of third parties that Crowe may share personally identifiable information with include federal, state, and local government entities. This Site does not collect or compile personally identifying information for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes, or host mailings on behalf of third parties.

Third-party Links
There are several places throughout this Site that may link to other Web sites that do not operate under Crowe’s privacy practices. When visitors link to other Web sites, Crowe’s privacy practices no longer apply. We encourage visitors to review each site's privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.

Choices
As a policy, visitors are not required to register to gain access to this Site. Personally identifiable information provided to Crowe through this Site is provided voluntarily by visitors. Should visitors subsequently choose to unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations, we will provide instructions on the appropriate Web site area or in communications to our visitors; or a visitor may contact Crowe at CroweEditor@crowehorwath.com.

Access
Each visitor has the right of access to personal data they have submitted through this Site.

User updates of information should be handled by going back through the registration process. Inquiries about the accuracy of identifying information previously submitted, or requests to have information removed, should be directed to: CroweEditor@crowehorwath.com.

Security
We recognize the importance of maintaining the security and confidentiality of the visitor’s data. In addition to internal policies and procedures designed to help safeguard information, we do not permit those we do business with from to use information for purposes other than those intended by Crowe. Both Crowe and their business associates have safety and security procedures regarding their IT and electronic communications systems. Information may be exchanged electronically between Crowe and business associates via a secure website or other secure transmission process.

Only authorized personnel have access to this data. State and Federal regulations are adhered to in the handling of all visitor related information. When there is a variance in these laws, the more restrictive guideline is followed.

Crowe has in place various measures to protect visitor’s personal information against accidental or unlawful loss or unauthorized disclosure. However, the transmission of data over the Internet is inherently insecure, and as a result Crowe cannot ensure the security of such systems.

Modifications
Crowe reserves the right to modify or amend this statement at any time. The effective date will be displayed at the beginning of this statement. To keep visitors informed, Crowe will notify users of material changes to our Privacy Statement by prominently identifying a link on our home page at http://www.crowehorwath.comto the updated Privacy Policy for a period of not less than two weeks.


Disclosure

Crowe Horwath LLP is a member of Crowe Horwath International, a Swiss association. Each member firm of Crowe Horwath International is a separate and independent legal entity. Crowe Horwath LLP and its affiliates are not responsible or liable for any acts or omissions of Crowe Horwath International or any other member of Crowe Horwath International and specifically disclaim any and all responsibility or liability for acts or omissions of Crowe Horwath International or any other Crowe Horwath International member. Accountancy services in Kansas and North Carolina are rendered by Crowe Chizek LLP, which is not a member of Crowe Horwath International.

This material is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as financial or legal advice. Please seek guidance specific to your organization from qualified advisers in your jurisdiction. Materials published prior to Sept. 1, 2008, were developed by Crowe Chizek and Company LLC.


Legal

The information contained in www.crowehorwath.comWeb site (Site) is owned and operated by Crowe Horwath LLP (Crowe) and is for general guidance on matters of interest only. The application and impact of laws can vary widely based on the specific facts involved. All information in this Site is provided "as is," with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness, or of the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of performance, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose.

The information on this Site is provided with the understanding that the authors and publishers are not herein engaged in rendering legal, accounting, tax, or other professional advice and services. As such, it should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting, tax, legal, or other competent advisors. Before making any decision or taking any action, you should consult a professional in your jurisdiction.

All documents, programs, publications, designs, products, processes, software, technology, information, and ideas (Content) provided by or described in this Site are the property of Crowe and/or its affiliates or suppliers and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws and other intellectual property laws. The Content is provided to users of this Site for informational purposes only. Any other use, including reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, display, or performance of the Content is strictly prohibited.

While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this Site has been obtained from reliable sources, Crowe is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information.

Certain links in this Site connect to other Web sites maintained by third parties over whom Crowe has no control. Crowe makes no representations as to the accuracy or any other aspect of information contained in other Web sites.

Crowe shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, consequential, or incidental damages, including, without limitation, any lost profits rising out of the use of or inability to use this Site or any Content provided or described by this Site, even if Crowe has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Crowe®, the Crowe logo, and all other Crowe product and service names or logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Crowe, and may not be used without the prior written consent of Crowe. The Site may make reference to other company, product, and service names which are the trademarks of their respective owners.