Collection of Personal Data
In order to provide the services offered within this Site, we will collect and process your personal data such as, but not limited to, your name, email address, and country. In addition, we will store and process any other personal biographical information which you may choose to upload to site from time to time. This information is captured to allow users to log in and view their profile information and to provide users with the services offered within the Site. User data is stored within Microsoft Azure infrastructure located in the United States. By providing personal information on the Site, you are transferring your personal data to the United States, and you consent to the transfer to, retention of and processing of your data in the United States.
In order to log in to the CGMA.org site, AICPA.org or cimaglobal.com credentials are required for authentication. Personal information from your AICPA or CIMA account will feed directly into your account profile on the CGMA.org site once you have authenticated using your AICPA or CIMA credentials. Once logged into the CGMA.org site using your credentials, you will have the opportunity to add additional personal information or update existing personal information.
Your preferences are collected through information you provide via your membership though AICPA.org (via My Account) or CIMAglobal.com (via My Details followed by My Communications Preferences) respectively. If you are a user with CIMA affiliation, you will be asked if you would like to opt in to receive marketing regarding CGMA products, services or publications when initially using the site. Additionally, any Newsletter or Forum subscription will include an option to unsubscribe.
Online Networking Features
By participation in networking functions such as, but not limited to, posting a comment, reviewing or participating in a discussion forum, blog, wiki or similar activity, be advised that information you provided may be viewable when using these functionalities. This includes information such as, but not limited to, username or other information you have used as your username (e.g., email address or your name). Reference Community Guidelines for further information. This may result in unsolicited messages or communication from other users of the site which are beyond our control.
Collection of Information Through Cookie Use
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Use of, Sharing and Disclosure to Third Parties
Collected information is used to send newsletters, promotional messages, product announcements, or other communications that may be of interest to users. We may request participation in online surveys and communicate as defined by the individual survey. You may opt out of receiving these communications such as select newsletters, or promotional or product announcements (see Choice and Opt Out below).
If you are a CIMA member, you may consent (opt in) to provide your email address for us to provide you with promotional messages, product announcements, or other communications that may be of interest to you.
We use collected information to build quality and useful services and user interactions by analyzing user trends and by measuring demographics and interests. We use information to provide you with prompt and effective services. We may use non-identifying profile information in the aggregate (such as interest area information) and disclose to third parties to assist in developing new features and content, as well as information on trends and usage patterns.
Other types of disclosures may be made without asking for explicit consent from you. These include, but are not limited to, disclosures with regard to subpoenas, warrants or other related legal requests or proceedings as permitted by or required by law.
Choice and Opt-Out
If you have an AICPA Username you can opt out of various communications via “My Account” on AICPA.org, by contacting the Member Service Center at 1.888.777.7077 (9 am – 6 pm EST, M-F) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a CIMA account you may record your preferences by logging onto MY CIMA and accessing My Details followed by My Communications Preferences. Additionally, any Newsletter or Forum subscriptions will include an option to unsubscribe.
Parents and Children
We strive to comply with the provisions of COPPA (The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) and do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. Parents have the right to terminate the registration of a child under 13. Please contact the Member Service Center at 1.888.777.7077 or email@example.com from (9 am – 6 pm EST, M-F).
Security and Other
We use reasonable measures to strive to safeguard and secure the personal data we collect. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. Technology, such as, but not limited to, Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secured Socket Layer (SSL), is used to enhance security and reduce risk of loss. Our security practices, processes or technology do not guarantee absolute security of your information and you should take all normal personal precautions such as, but not limited to, not sharing passwords, closing browsers, and not using public networks (e.g., internet cafes, etc.).
Contact Information/Subject Access
You have the right to amend your personal data by changing the details online or by contacting us at the addresses below. Users of the Site are encouraged to report any improvements, suggestions, and any suspected breach of privacy or website security to AICPA or CIMA at the telephone number, email address, or mailing address indicated as follows:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
220 Leigh Farm Road
Durham, NC 27707
Hours of Operation:
(9 am – 6 pm, EST, M-F)
Chartered Institute of
Management Accountants (CIMA)
One South Place
London EC2M 2RB
P: +44 (0)20 8849 2251