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 first and last name, email address, contact ID, 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 assist users in tracking/managing their continuing professional development/education and to undertake statistical analysis for example demographic reviews, etc. User data is stored within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) 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 Competency and Learning 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 Competency and Learning site once you have authenticated using your AICPA or CIMA credentials. Once logged into the Competency and Learning site using your credentials, you will have the opportunity to add additional personal information or update existing personal information. For users authenticating using AICPA credentials, updates and additions made to personal information within the Competency and Learning site may feed back to your account on AICPA.org. For users authenticating using CIMA credentials, updates and additions made to personal information within the Competency and Learning site will not feed back to your MyCima account on cimaglobal.com.
By participating in 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 personal information within your profile may be viewable by site visitors when using these functionalities. This includes information such as, but not limited to, your name, company name, biography, job title and resume. If your contact information is included within your resume or biography, this may result in unsolicited communication from other users of the site which are beyond our control.
We partner with a third party web analytics company, Google, who may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser in order to gather statistics regarding website usage and trends. If you would like to learn more information about this practice as well as your options for opting out, please view the Google Analytics Data Privacy and Security page. Industry standards are currently evolving and we may not separately respond to or take any action with respect to a “do not track” configuration set in your internet browser.
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. In doing so, your personal data may be controlled and processed by any of our other offices or to our affiliates, agents or appointed representatives which / who may be based outside of EEA. We may use anonymized data in the aggregate (such as interest area information) and disclose to third parties such as our third party developer, Bridge2Think to assist in developing new features and content, as well as information on trends and usage patterns. No personal data will be used other than for the purpose for which it was originally obtained.
Please note that selected third parties may require access to your personal data where such third parties provide services to us, for example, website hosting services. In those circumstances those third parties shall be required to enter into an agreement with us containing terms no less stringent than found in this policy and to process your personal data solely in accordance with our instructions. You consent to your personal data being provided to such third parties for these purposes.
If you consent, we may use your email address to contact you by email to provide you with further information about us, our products/services and to promote our Site. This may involve disclosing your personal data to our other offices or to our affiliates, agents or appointed representatives.
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.
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 or by contacting CIMA Contact Centre at +44 (0)20 8849 2251 or email email@example.com. Additionally, any Newsletter or subscriptions will include an option to unsubscribe.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org from (9 am – 6 pm EST, M-F).
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.).
You have the right to access and right to amend your personal data by changing the details online or by contacting us using the contact information 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)
(CIMA – Professional Development)
One South Place
London EC2M 2RB
P: +44 (0)20 8849 2251