Privacy Policy

Who We Are

CMF Accounting takes privacy and security very seriously. Our website address is: https://cmfaccounting.com.

This policy is to inform you of the type of personal information the site collects and how it is processed and used, per US/EU Privacy Guidelines.

About CMF Accounting

CMF Accounting is an accounting and Quickbooks consultant firm based in Bucks County, PA in the United States. Its main activities include providing Quickbooks, accounting, and profit first consulting services to individuals and businesses based in the United States.

Anonymous Information Collected

An IP address is an anonymous bit of data dropped by all site visitors (both human and bots). It is tracked by the following entities for better security, content creation, and marketing purposes.

Your browser may also send response headers with generic/anonymized information about the type of browser, computer/device, and ISP you are using, and your location by country only.

The privacy policy of each entity that collects this information is linked below, if you would like more info about them.

  • Google Analytics – so I can discover the type of content you find most helpful and create more of it. (Note: Google does not have access to this data.)
  • A2 Hosting – kept in the server logs so the host can identify and stop bad bot attacks.
  • Cloudflare – so the CDN can identify and stop bad bot attacks.

Email Collection

Our company collects emails for the purpose of sending free report and newsletter.

We use MailChimp for this feature.

We never have, and never will share your email address with any person or entity for marketing purposes. That includes Facebook. We will never upload email list to that platform or any other.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

COMMENTS

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 to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

MEDIA

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

CONTACT FORMS

When you submit a contact form via this website, your email address is not used in any other way than for me to directly email you from our email address for the purpose of scheduling a meeting/addressing your request.

COOKIES

Cookies are not tracked on this site with the exception of cookies needed for a positive user experience and functioning of the software platform. See Disable Tracking Section below for more.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

ANALYTICS

Google Analytics is used on this site so I can discover the type of content you find most helpful and create more of it. (Note: Google does not have access to this data.)

Who we share your data with

HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA

If you have an account 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.

WHERE WE SEND YOUR DATA

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Transaction Data

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA

SSL encryption is used throughout this site. Security measures are used throughout the site to prevent any breaches to anonymous or personal data.

We do not process online payments on this website.

If you purchase one of our services, the following data is shared:

  •  Email is provided through A2 Hosting  and emails are stored on their servers and local drive using Outlook.
  • Data backups of the website are provided by Amazon Web Services
  • Backups of client and local drive data are provided by Storage Craft
  • Contact Forms – No contact form data is stored in the database.
  • Client sensitive information is shared and processed via the encrypted Intuit platform.
  • LastPass is used to access client credentials to perform client work.
  • Customer payments are received via cash or check only. No customer payment information is processed or stored on our systems.

Third-Party Links

CMF Accounting  frequently links to helpful info and resources provided by other bloggers and vendors.

Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you on their site. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave CMF Accounting , we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.  Affiliate relationships will be explicitly disclosed.

Disable Tracking

You can disable cookies through your own browser settings. Check with the browser vendor for more info on how to do that, if you wish.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

CMF Accounting  makes no representation, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency, or completeness of any privacy polices of 3rd party entities that information is shared with.

Concerns

You’re welcome to contact us directly with any concerns you may have about your info that is collected through the site.