Cosway Accounting has adopted a set of principles that demonstrate our commitment to privacy. We have set out these principles so that you are aware of how we gather, update and distribute personal information.
Cosway Accounting only collects information that we feel is relevant to perform the activities necessary to pursue our duties, comply with legal requirements and maintain ourselves as a professional advisory firm. The nature of this information will vary according to your relationship with the firm and the work we are performing. Our objective is not to hold information about you that is not required to be held.
Access to this information
Upon written request to Cosway Accounting, assuming there are no legal reasons preventing us from doing so, Cosway Accounting will provide you with details of personal information that we hold about you within a reasonable time period. You will be able to review this information and advise us of any amendments that you wish to be made to the data held and may request Cosway Accounting to delete any information held. Additionally, you may decline to take part in certain marketing activities in the future by expressly advising us in writing. We will apply your instructions as soon as it is possible to do so. Depending on the information sought and the time involved in providing you with this information there may be a charge involved.
Use of and Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
Cosway Accounting will not on-sell this information to outside parties. We will provide personal information to third parties where we are required to do so by law, and where it is reasonable for us to do so in the spirit of providing services to you within the company and via our relationship with third parties such as banks, finance companies, insurance brokers etc., or where your advisors request it, or where you have expressly asked us to do so. At times we may use this information for direct mailing, emailing, etc purposes whereby we consider that the information supplied may be of benefit to you. We retain this information only for as long as necessary to fulfil our provision of services to you and to comply with any legal requirements.
Web site and contact details
Technically, there are some things we need to do as part of providing web sites and information to you. We may record your IP address and details of your access to our sites, we may place cookies on your computer to enable your web browser to search and find us efficiently. You are able to prevent cookies being stored on your computer by changing your preferences within your Internet Browser. This information is not matched with any personal information and remains anonymous.
We store the account
sign-on details you have provided to us and record the information you have accessed so that we may provide relevant electronic client services to you. Likewise we store information such as your email address, etc so that we are able to contact you.
Use of the site
The site is meant to be used for business purposes, as such children are required to use this site under the supervision of an adult and provide information pertaining to that adult.
We use the best security available to us within our means so that reasonable steps are taken to protect the information.
As part of our employment contracts, our staff are required to sign an Acceptable Use Policy that includes a confidentiality clause.