Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of the personal information such as name, telephone number, email address, or other contact information (“Personal Information”) you may share with BLITA International through www.blita.com (the “Website”) or when you communicate with us at events, by mail, by telephone or electronically. Some websites of BLITA International member firms or affiliated members may have their own privacy policies, which may be accessed at the websites for those members.

This notice describes the way that BLITA International deals with your personal information in keeping with the professional standards of confidentiality of the respective legal and accounting professions, and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. By navigating the Website, you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Scope

This Privacy Policy explains how BLITA International handles Personal Information you share with us, as well as aggregated and/or anonymous user information that does not contain Personal Information. Information BLITA International may collect about your company is not considered Personal Information, except when such information is linked to your Personal Information.

Personal Information Collection

You may use the Website to learn about our services without disclosing any Personal Information. BLITA International may, however, collect your name, telephone number and email address if you send us an email request for information. BLITA International may retain your Personal Information for purposes of future communications with BLITA International or one of its member firms or affiliated members.

Uses of Information

BLITA International may use Personal Information and aggregated and/or anonymous user information in the following ways:

  • for the purposes for which you specifically provided the Personal Information, such as to send you information about the association or one of its member firms or affiliated members;
  • to answer emails BLITA International receives from you;
  • to enhance existing features of the Website or assist BLITA International in developing new features;
  • to provide BLITA International member firms or affiliated members with information about the user base and website usage patterns; and
  • to allow BLITA International to personalize the content that you and others see based on personal characteristics or preferences.

We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information obtained in the course of our practice except as required or permitted by law.

Permitted disclosure of your nonpublic personal information is restricted to employees and other parties who need to know that information to assist us in providing marketing or coordination services to you. In all such situations, we stress the confidential nature of information being shared and that the party be bound either by professional standards of confidentiality or nondisclosure agreements where applicable.

Cookies

BLITA International may use cookie technology and other tracking devices on the Website. A cookie is a string of information that is sent by a website and stored on your hard drive or temporarily in your computer’s memory. When you arrive at the Website or take advantage of key features, BLITA International may pass cookies to your computer. The use of cookies allows us to measure activity on the Website to provide a better user experience. Cookies and other tracking devices may be used to tell the time and length of your visit, the pages you look at on the Website, the site you visited just before coming to the Website, and the name of your Internet service provider. Cookies are neither harmful nor can they introduce viruses or extract personal information.

You may elect to refuse cookies. Please refer to your Internet browser Help instructions to learn more about cookies and how to manage their use. It is possible, however, that some parts of the Website will not work properly if cookies are disabled.

Outside Links

The Website may contain links to third-party websites not controlled by BLITA International or covered by this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you check the privacy statement of other sites you visit before providing any Personal Information.

Information Security

To prevent unauthorized access and to maintain data accuracy, BLITA International uses reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information it collects online.

We recognize the importance of safeguarding Personal Information in our possession from theft, inappropriate use or improper distribution. It should, however, be recognized that no company can perfectly protect Personal Information.

How You Can Access or Modify Your Choices

BLITA International may from time to time provide you with information about marketing or coordination services offered by the association or professional services offered by member firms or affiliated members. If BLITA International has used your Personal Information to send you such information, you can request to no longer receive such information from us by emailing a request to info@blita.com.

For Users Outside of the United States

BLITA International’s management office is located in the United States. Any Personal Information provided to us will be transferred to the United States, and by using the Website and providing BLITA International with your Personal Information, you consent to this transfer.

Policy Modifications

BLITA International may, in its sole discretion, amend this Privacy Policy at any time with no notice to you. You are requested to visit this page and check the then effective Privacy Policy periodically.