What is our privacy policy?

We take your privacy seriously and protecting your information is important to us.

This Privacy Policy applies to your access and use of all products and services that are made available by Andy Yu, CPA & Associates (AYCPA) through our websites including but not limited to www.aycpa.com (collectively, the “Site”).

This Privacy Policy describes the information that we gather from you, how we use and disclose your information, and the steps we take to protect your information. By using the Services, you consent to the privacy practices described in this policy.

The information that we collect:

  • When you use the Services, you may provide and we may collect information about you or that can be used to identify you, including your name, e-mail address, mobile phone number, and description of your tax problems. For example, you may provide us with Personal Information when you contact us or request information about us, this Site and our Service (whether by email or other means).
  • The foregoing information is referred to as “Personal Information.”

  • Cookies Information
    When you use the Services, we may send one or more Cookies (which are small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters) to your computer or mobile device. We may use both Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies. A Session Cookie disappears after you close your browser. A Persistent Cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Services. Persistent Cookies can be removed. Please review your web browser “Help” file to learn the proper way to modify your Cookie settings. If you delete, or choose not to accept, Cookies from the Services, you may not be able to utilize the features of the Services to their fullest potential.
  • A number of different targeting and advertising programs may be used on this Site, including without limitation, Google Analytics.We allow third parties, including business partners, advertising networks, analytics providers, and other advertising service providers to collect information about your online activities on the Site and across your browsers and devices using cookies, web beacons, mobile advertising identifiers and other technologies. These third parties may use this information to display advertisements on our Site and elsewhere online, and across your browsers and devices, tailored to your interests and preferences.Information collected through web beacons, buttons, and similar technologies is collected directly by third parties, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third parties.The information collected by these third parties in this manner is subject to that third party’s own privacy policies.Some of these third parties are members of the Network Advertising Initiative and participate in the industry’s opt out, availableat http://optout.aboutads.info/#!/ or at http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#!/.Additionally, you may opt-out of the use of Google Analytics Cookies here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

    Due to differences between using websites and apps on mobile devices, you may need to take additional steps to opt out.Many mobile devices allow you to opt out of interest-based advertising for mobile apps using the settings within the mobile app or your mobile device.For more information, please check your mobile settings.You also may uninstall our app using the standard uninstall process available on your mobile device or app marketplace. Please note that your opt-out choice will apply only to the browser and device you are using when you opt out.

    Information Collected from Other Sources

    We may also obtain information about you from third party sources, such as our partners or advertisers. We may also, at your direction, receive information from consumer reporting agencies (such as credit scores) or third party services that provide a mechanism to share information you have provided to the third party through the use of an application program interface (API), such as Facebook Connect or the Twitter API. If we combine or associate information from other sources with your information that we collect through the Services, we will treat the combined information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, the Terms, and applicable law.

    How we use the information we collect

    Your information is an integral part of our operations, and we use it in a variety of ways in providing the Services and operating our business. For example:

  • We use the information that you provide to operate, maintain, enhance and provide all of the features of the Services and to enable third parties to provide additional services to you.
  • We use the information that you provide to understand and analyze the usages trends and preferences of our users across different devices, to improve the Services, to create new features and functionality, and to improve fraud detection and information security.
  • We may use your e-mail address or other Personal Information (a) to contact you for administrative purposes such as customer service, (b) to address intellectual property, right of privacy or defamation issues related to content you have posted on the Services, and/or (c) to send you promotional materials, offers, and/or messages related to the Services and the activities of third parties we work with.
  • We may use Cookies Information and Automatically Collected Information to: (a) personalize our services, such as remembering your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Services; (b) provide customized advertisements, content, and information across your devices; (c) monitor and analyze the effectiveness of Services and third party marketing activities; (d) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities.
  • Information we disclose

    We do not in no way disclose your personal information to any third-party without your consent. We do not sell nor participate in any activity of the disclosure of your sensitive personal information.

    Our commitment to data security

    We use certain physical, managerial, and technical safeguards that are designed to protect the integrity and security of your information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us through the Services or store on the Site and you do so at your own risk. We also cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
    Although we may allow you to adjust your privacy settings to limit access to your information, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users or other third parties with whom you may choose to share your information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that information you post through the Services and on the Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site. Even after removal, copies of information that you have posted may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored such information.

    Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

    We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. We will notify you about material changes in the way we treat your information, including by placing a prominent notice on the Site or by sending you an email so that you can choose whether to continue using the Services. Material modifications are effective 30 calendar days after our initial notification or upon your acceptance of the modified Terms. Immaterial modifications are effective upon posting of the updated Privacy Policy or Terms of Service on the Site. Please revisit this page periodically to stay aware of any changes to this Privacy Policy. For the avoidance of doubt, disputes arising hereunder will be resolved in accordance with the Privacy Policy in effect at the time the dispute arose.

    Do Not Track Disclosures

    Third parties such as advertising networks, analytics providers, and widget providers may collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you access or use our Services.

    Currently, various browsers offer a “Do Not Track” option, but there is no standard for how DNT should work on commercial websites. Due to lack of such standards, the Site does not respond to Do Not Track consumer browser settings.

    Our Contact Information

    Please contact us with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, your personally identifiable information, our use and disclosure practices, or your consent choices by e-mail at [email protected].

    Andy Yu, CPA & Associates
    3435 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 2220
    Los Angeles, CA 90010