Information Collection & Use

 

Owen E. McCafferty, CPA, Inc. [OEMCPA, Inc.] is the sole owner of the information collected on www.oemcpa.com. OEMCPA, Inc. collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site which could potentially be used to personally identify users.  Examples of information collected include user IP address, operating system, time/date information, browser type, the website the user came from, and the website, host, or domain which directed the user to our site.  The purpose of collecting this information is to identify trends, track user preferences, and obtain technological information in order to make our website more useful to its users.  It is neither our practice nor our policy to attempt to personally identify our users unless it becomes absolutely necessary in the event of intrusion, attempted fraud, or other unlawful activities.

 

OEMCPA, Inc. reserves the right in certain instances, to share non-personally identifiable information (such as general trends in website user preferences) with affiliate organizations, Anicare North America, Inc., Professional Study Groups, Inc., and Veterinary Study Groups, Inc.

 

Neither we nor our affiliate organizations sell, barter, offer or otherwise exchange user information of any kind to any organization other than the non-personally identifiable information which could potentially be shared with those OEMCPA, Inc. - affiliated organizations listed above in paragraph two. 

 

Surveys or Contests

From time-to-time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in surveys or contests on our site.  If you participate, we may request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information.  The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, practice/employer name, or practice/employer location). 

 

We use this information to monitor site traffic or to inform you of seminars and events hosted by Owen E. McCafferty, CPA, Inc. or its affiliates.  This information may also be used to customize job offerings listed on www.oemcpa.com (relating to both the veterinary and dental professions) to our users by analyzing collected data pertaining to their geographic region.

 

We may use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests; that company will be prohibited from using our users’ personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

  

Uses of Information

Information gathered from our users could be used by our firm to evaluate user data such as: types and versions of web browsers used (e.g. Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, et cetera); the name or IP address of the website that immediately preceded the visit to our site; the name or IP address of the website that the user left our site to go to; the internet service provider (ISP) used; the operating system (OS) used; and the time and date of visit.

 

OEMCPA, Inc. uses this information to tailor our website and its appearance to the specific needs of average users.  The user will be notified before any personally identifiable information is collected by our firm for purposes of firm marketing.

 

At no time is personal or non-personal user information of any kind sold to any organization.

 

Communications from the Site

 

Newsletters

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, and explicitly communicate this desire, we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you.  Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe.  Please see the “Choice and Opt-out” section.

 

Service-related Announcements

We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so.  For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email. 

 

Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature.  If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account. [You may opt-out of these communications.  Please see “Choice and Opt-out.”]

 

Customer Service

Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your username and password.  We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with your wishes.

 

Profile

In private "registered users only" areas, we store information that we collect through cookies, log files to create a “profile” of your preferences.  We tie your personally identifiable information to information in the profile, in order to provide tailored promotions and marketing offers and to improve the content of the site for you. 

 

We share do not share your profile with other third parties. 

 

 

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)

On rare and infrequent occasions, we may share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our affiliates mention in paragraph two.  This information does not personally identify individual users.

 

We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information. 


 

Personally identifiable information:

We share personally identifiable information with third parties ONLY if you agree to allow us to do so, and only for the purpose of notifying the user about upcoming OEMCPA affiliated events and/or seminars.  These third parties are listed in paragraph two of this document and are limited to those companies that 1.) are affiliated with Owen E. McCafferty, CPA, Inc. and 2.) offer products or services in the veterinary or dental professions.  We DO NOT SELL, TRADE, or BARTER user information.

  

Agents 

 

We use outside shipping companies to fulfill orders. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.

 

Other Third Parties

 

Owen E. McCafferty, CPA, Inc. is affiliated with Anicare North America, Inc., Professional Study Groups, Inc., and Veterinary Study Groups, Inc. 

Anicare North America is the only authorized distributor of our veterinary practice management consumable products (i.e. books, tapes, videos, practice management tools).  Anicare North America is controlled by Owen E. McCafferty, CPA, Inc.  Professional Study Groups, Inc. (www.psgroups.com) is

 

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site

 

Choice/Opt-out

We provide you the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information.  For example, if you request information via our online form but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you can indicate your preference on our form.

 

If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by contacting us via one of the methods listed at the bottom of this page.

 

You will be notified when your personal information is collected by any third party that is not our agent/service provider, so you can make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.

 

 

Log Files

As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files.  This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. 

 

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. 

 

We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information. 

 

 

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. At present, we do not use cookies on this site.

 

This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by this site only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

 

Links to Other Sites

This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Owen E. McCafferty, CPA, Inc.. Please be aware that we, Owen E. McCafferty, CPA, Inc., are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. 

 

We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. 

 

This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.

 

 

Co-branded sites

This privacy agreement applies to this site, www.oemcpa.com, alone.  For the privacy policies of affiliate sites please visit their websites or contact them directly.

 

 

Access to Personally Identifiable Information

 

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, or delete it by emailing our Customer Support at webmaster@oemcpa.com or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed at the bottom of this page.

 

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us.  When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).  To learn more about SSL, follow this link Wikipedia: SSL    .

 

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.  No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however.  Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 

If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can send email us at webmaster@oemcpa.com.       

 

 

Business Transitions

In the event OEMCPA, Inc. goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred.  You will be notified via prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

 

 

Changes in this Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. 

 

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.  If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

 

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at: 440-779-1099 or email us at: info@oemcpa.com.    
 

 

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