We may collect, store and process personal or other information that you supply to us through your use of the Site. For example, individuals who applied for registration as a Member Firm may be contacted by Crowe Global and individuals who contacted us with their information may be contacted to answer their inquiries.
Crowe Global and Vanas & Partner Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH collect personally identifying information from our users through the Site’s pages, and from time to time there may be other pages where information may be sought which will seek similar information. Generally, this information includes names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, passwords and employment information for registration or opt-in purposes.
We also collect and store information that is generated automatically as you navigate online through the Site. For example, we may collect information about your computer's connection to the Internet, which allows us, among other things, to improve the delivery of our web pages to you and to measure traffic on the Site. The Site may also automatically recognize and store information about the type of browser you are using; your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address; the time, date, and length of your visit; and the referring site. We also use a standard browser software feature called a “cookie,” in order to enhance your experience with the Site. Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. By showing how and when visitors use the Site, cookies help identify how many unique users visit us, track user trends and patterns, and may help deliver advertisements or other notices. They also may prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the Site where you may have entered preference information before. Cookies may not expire unless you manually delete them or set your browser to reject them. If you do not accept cookies, you may have difficulty navigating the Website, or the performance may not be the same. The Site also may use web beacons (single-pixel graphic files also known as “transparent GIFs”) to access cookies and to count users who visit the Site or open HTML-formatted email messages.
We may also provide your information to third parties such as data processors or other service providers or advertisers in order to improve your experience with us, the Site, or Crowe Global and its other Members, or to provide you with information about related products and services.
If you do not wish your information to be used for any of the above described purposes, email: [email protected] and specify the purposes for which you do not want your information to be used. Please allow us a reasonable time to remove your information from these purposes and cessation of these purposes may therefore not be immediate.
Additionally, Vanas & Partner Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH may disclose your information to the extent that such disclosure is required by law or to such an extent as we reasonably believe such disclosure is necessary to protect our legal interests. We reserve the right to cooperate with legal authorities and to release such information to comply with legal process. Your information may also be transferred to a third party in the event of a sale, acquisition, merger or bankruptcy involving Vanas & Partner Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH, or the change in Member Firm for a specific jurisdiction.
We may also use Google Analytics Advertiser Features (or other similar services) to optimize our business.
Advertiser features include:
Remarketing with Google Analytics;
Google Display Network Impression Reporting;
DoubleClick Platform Integrations; and
Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting
By enabling these Google Analytics Display features, we are required to notify our visitors by disclosing the use of these features and that we and third-party vendors use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) or other first-party identifiers, and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to gather data about your activities on our Site. Among other uses, this allows us to contact you if you begin to fill out our check-out form but abandon it before completion with an email reminding you to complete your order. The “Remarketing” feature allows us to reach people who previously visited our Site, and match the right audience with the right advertising message.
Your information is stored on our servers that deliver our content and messaging, and is kept as long as such information remains potentially useful for the purposes it was collected, and not any longer. Your information can only be accessed by us, Crowe Global, its Members that subscribe to its Global Directory, and those who help manage its Member portal. Such Members may also store such information.
To the extent required by the United States’ Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN-SPAM Act), or other similar domestic and international regulation, all of the commercial emails sent to you by us will include an unsubscribe link in them. You can remove yourself at any time from our mailing list by clicking on the unsubscribe link that can be found in every communication that we send you.
Please note that changes to your email marketing preferences may not be effective immediately, and [insert firm name] may be unable to prevent all commercial email contact from Crowe Global or its other Members, which may require you to separately take advantage of opt-out features provided by Crowe Global or its other Members.
You have the right to access, transport, update, rectify, or erase your personal data, as well as the right to object to or restrict its processing, transform it into anonymous form, or withdraw from any consent-based uses. These rights may be exercised by emailing [email protected]. You also have a right to complain to your local data protection authorities if you believe your privacy rights related to your personal information have not been properly observed.
Additionally, California’s “Shine the Light” Law (CA Civil Code § 1798.83) allows California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosures, if any, of your personally identifiable information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year. To make such a request, please email: [email protected] with “Request for California Privacy” in the letter subject line.
When contacting us regarding your rights, you must include sufficient detail for us to locate your file; at a minimum, your name, email and postal address.
We will attempt to provide you with the requested information within thirty (30) days of receipt. We reserve our right not to respond to requests sent more than once in a calendar year, or requests submitted to an address other than the one posted in this notice. Please note that the California Shine the Light law does not cover all information sharing, and our disclosure may only include information covered by the law.