At Dharna CPA, we continuously consider the privacy of our members in all our business decisions. While the majority of information we collect is business information, we do occasionally collect personal information through our online forms.
The personal information that we collect is not shared with any third party, nor do we share any mailing or email lists with third party vendor companies.
The primary use of information collected is for our own communication purposes, keeping our subscribers abreast of industry changes, internal updates, and accounting and tax tips.
We do not disclose personal information collected to any third-party individuals, organizations, businesses, associations, or corporations. We also do not sell or make public our membership lists.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided by leaving a review on Facebook or Google. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
Contact forms may ask for your name, email, phone number or other information. The information is asked to better serve you in each instance. For example, if you want us to contact you for a consultation, we will need to know your phone number.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
The analytics tools we use do not track personal information. Instead, data is aggregated for reporting purposes.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your personal data with anyone outside of the Dharna CPA team. If Dharna CPA is retained to do file your taxes, your information will be shared/transmitted to CRA.
How long we retain your data
We will retain data as long as is needed (e.g. as long as you are subscribed to our newsletter, or if you are a client – past or present – as long as required by professional standards, typically 6 years)
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What rights you have over your data
If you have completed a form on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
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Authorization of Use
DHARNA CPA hereby authorizes members to copy and display the content herein, but only for your personal or informational and non-commercial use. However, the content herein shall not be copied or posted on any network computer or broadcast in any media. Any copy you make must include this copyright notice. If attribution to DHARNA CPA is included, limited quotations from the content are hereby permitted. You may not copy or display for redistribution to third parties for commercial purposes any portion of the content without the prior written permission of DHARNA CPA. No modifications of any content may be made.
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Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trademark, copyright (except as expressly provided above), or proprietary rights of the DHARNA CPA or any third party.
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Links to Other Sites
Some sites listed as links herein are not under the control of DHARNA CPA. Accordingly, DHARNA CPA makes no representation whatsoever concerning the content of those sites. The fact that DHARNA CPA has provided a link to a site is not an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship or affiliation by DHARNA CPA with respect to such site, its owners or its providers. DHARNA CPA has not tested any information, software or products found on the Internet, and DHARNA CPA cautions you to make sure that you completely understand these risks before retrieving, using, relying upon or purchasing anything via the Internet.
Information Provided by You
Any information provided by you to DHARNA CPA, including but not limited to feedback, data, questions, comments, suggestion or the like, shall be deemed to be non-confidential. DHARNA CPA shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the information to others without limitation. Additionally, DHARNA CPA shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products incorporating such information. However, DHARNA CPA will not use your name or otherwise publicize the fact that you submitted materials or other information to DHARNA CPA unless: (a) we ask your permission to use your name; or (b) we first notify you that the materials or other information you submit to a particular part of this site will be published or otherwise used with your name on it; or (c) we are required to do so by law.
Notices regarding software, documents, and services available on this web site
In no event shall DHARNA CPA and/or its respective suppliers be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortuous action, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of software, documents, provision of or failure to provide services, or information available from the services.
Passwords and Security
DHARNA CPA is concerned about the security of personal information we have collected from you and has taken reasonable steps to prevent unauthorized access to that information.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password(s) you are given to access the Site and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password(s). You agree to notify DHARNA CPA immediately of any unauthorized use of your password(s).
Termination of Use
You agree that DHARNA CPA may, in its sole discretion, at any time terminate your access to the Site and any account(s) you may have in connection with the Site. Form