Acceptance

By using this site, you choose to accept the terms of this Privacy Statement.

Sykes & Company, P.A., is committed to protecting the privacy of any data that we collect on our website.

Online Privacy Statement

While online data can never be 100% secure, Sykes & Company, P.A. has taken steps to keep information collected from our online visitors as secure as reasonably possible against unauthorized access and use. We maintain reasonable physical, technical, and administrative security standards and procedures to safeguard your data.

All information is protected by security measures such as password authentication and access restrictions. Access to the information is limited to those employees who need to use it to perform their job functions. Our security measures and collection practices are periodically reviewed.

While we make every effort to use appropriate physical, technical and administrative security measures, the Internet is not a 100% secure environment. There is no guarantee that the information may not be accessed by breach of our physical, technical or administrative safeguards.

If our information practices change at some time in the future, the changes will be reflected in this Privacy Statement.

Personal Information

We may collect certain personal information from you if you fill out the forms on the website. This personal information may include your name, e-mail address, and phone number, or other information that you supply. You provide us with this information by filling out the form on the website. We use this information to provide you with the information or other assistance you have requested. For example, we may use this information to determine if our services are an appropriate fit for your needs and requirements.

We may also use this information to aid us in our marketing efforts. For example, if you have specified an interest in a particular service, a Sykes & Company P.A. employee may contact you to discuss the details of that service.

In addition, we may obtain IP addresses of the website visitors via Google. This information is used to help improve your browsing experience.

This information is retained while it may be used for the purpose which it was collected. Personal information is periodically removed from our system in accordance with our record retention policy. You may have your information deleted from our databases by contacting us at the address on this Statement.

We do not resell any personal information collected on this site to any third party. In some cases, we may be requested or required to disclose certain information without your consent to cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities, comply with legal process (such as a court order, subpoena, search warrant or law enforcement request), or as otherwise permitted by law to address a legal issue.

If our business undergoes a change of control— whether through a merger, stock sale, asset sale, bankruptcy, reorganization or similar transaction—your personal information may be transferred to the party that acquires control of the business as a result of that change-of-control transaction. Such a change of control will not affect the protections afforded to your personal information under this Privacy Statement except as otherwise permitted by applicable law or if you consent to different terms.

General Information

When you visit our website, we may collect anonymous, general “usage” information such as the type of browser you use, the pages you visit, and your source domain. We use this information to monitor traffic and site activity, to improve the performance and content of our site to better meet your needs.

Sykes & Company, P.A. may compile statistical information concerning the usage of the website. This information allows Sykes & Company, P.A. to monitor its utilization and continuously improve its quality. Examples of this information would include, but are not limited to, the number of visitors to the website, or to sections or pages within the website, patterns of traffic flowing through the website, length of time spent on the website, or in sections or pages of the website, other sites that refer visitors to the website, the pages of the website that visitors frequently use as entry and exit points, utilization of the browser and operating systems and versions used by visitors to the website, etc.

Sharing

In some instances, we must share your information. For example, we may share information with certain service providers. These service providers act on our behalf. For example, we may use service providers to store information on prospective clients. We may also engage service providers, such as outside legal counsel and forensic consultants, in the event of any legal proceedings. Additionally, we may also engage service providers to perform Information Technology or other services on our behalf. Service providers are prohibited from using your information for their own purposes and must agree with restrictions on use and disclosure that are similar to the practices outlined in this Privacy Statement.

Do Not Track

Some web browsers may transmit “do not track” signals. There is no standard that governs what, if anything, websites should do if they receive these signals. The site currently does not respond to “do not track” browser signals or similar mechanisms.

Other Site Links

The website may contain links to other third-party websites. Sykes & Company, P.A. is not responsible for the security or privacy practices of other sites, any products or services offered by those sites, or the content appearing at those sites. Sykes & Company, P.A. does not endorse any products or services marketed at those other sites.

Precautions for Children

THIS WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 13. By using this website, you warrant that you at least 13 years of age. If you are under 18, please do not use the site or enter any personal information. If you are the parent or guardian whose child has used this site, please contact us as ITStaff@sykes-cpa.com so we may delete their information from our data bases.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Statement, or the practices of this site, contact us at:

Address:

Chris Sykes
Privacy Officer
Sykes & Company, P.A.
401 East Church Street, 3rd Floor
PO Box 1050
Edenton, NC 27932

Phone:

252-482-7644

E-mail:

ITStaff@sykes-cpa.com

Changes to Privacy Statement

Sykes & Company, P.A. may periodically update this Privacy Statement. You are responsible for checking the Privacy Statement for any changes each time you log on.

Laws Governing

Please note that this site is intended for the exclusive use of residents in the United States of America. It is not our intent to gather personal information from individuals residing outside of the United States. THIS SITE IS DESIGNED TO COMPLY WITH THE LAWS AND REGULATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES ONLY. You acknowledge that the site is operated and managed on servers located and operated within the United States. By using the site, you agree and consent to the transfer to and processing of personal information on servers located in the United States. You understand that the protection of such information may be different than required under the laws of other countries, including the laws of your residence or location.

This Privacy Statement, and any claims or suit relating to the Privacy Statement or website, are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of North Carolina, without regard to its conflict of laws principles.

Exclusive Choice of Venue

Jurisdiction for any claims arising under, in connection with, or out of this Privacy Statement or the Sykes & Company P.A. website shall lie exclusively with the state and federal courts within the State of North Carolina. If any provision of this Privacy Statement is found to be invalid by a court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Privacy Statement, which shall remain in full force and effect.

Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SYKES & COMPANY, P.A. HAVE ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE BREACH OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT, HOWEVER OCCASIONED.

Binding Arbitration

Any dispute, controversy, interpretation or claim whether arising in contract, tort, or any theory of liability whatsoever, in connection with or related to this Privacy Statement or the Sykes & Company P.A. website shall be submitted to a single arbitrator sitting in Edenton, North Carolina. The arbitration shall be conducted under the Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association. The decision of the arbitrator appointed thereunder shall be final and binding and judgment on the award may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.