Version 1.0 Last updated on December 30, 2009
1. OUR COMMITMENT
The Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) understand how important the protection of your personal information is to you. We are committed to protecting your privacy. We want to make sure you understand how the personal information you provide to us is being used as well as the choices that you have regarding this information. The following policy discloses our procedures surrounding this commitment.
2. SCOPE OF POLICY
The Sites may contain links to Websites not under the control of FAF, FASB or GASB and managed by third parties with independent information and privacy practices. We strive to protect your information and suggest you read the privacy policies of the site to which you are redirected before supplying any personal information. In addition, we may have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties. Accordingly, you should consult these other Websites' privacy policies when accessing or using such other Web pages.
3. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
The FAF, FASB or GASB may gather some personal identifiable information from you in both our online and offline processes when it is voluntarily submitted by you. The types of information collected may include but are not limited to your name, email address, phone number, credit card number and billing address, and residential and business postal addresses.
Automatic Collection. In the course of providing you with the services you find on our Sites, our Web and application server might collect usage-related information, including the URLs that you access through our Site, the date and time of your usage, your Internet protocol (IP) address, your Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, number of clicks, and your browser type. We may collect this information so we can perform effective capacity planning, administer the Site, troubleshoot Website performance, track users' movements in the aggregate, gather demographic information for aggregate use, and accurately document transactions.
The FAF, FASB and GASB collect information online, in the following ways:
The information you need to provide to complete any specific transaction or access any particular area of the Site is noted on the Web pages. You will be unable to place an order or complete a registration without providing this minimum information. It is optional for you to provide other information, but doing so will allow us to provide a more personalized experience for you on the Site.
4. USE OF INFORMATION
In addition, comment letters and other communications that the FAF, FASB or GASB receives, that, in our sole discretion, may be determined to be part of our due process public record, may be posted or otherwise made available for public inspection. Individuals or entities providing such comment letters or communications should have no expectation of privacy with respect to such submissions, and by sending such communications are agreeing to their unfettered use by FAF, FASB or GASB and public accessibility.
Your personal information may also be used in other ways that you either imply or expressly give consent to or instruct us to undertake.
FAF, FASB and GASB do not currently sell personal information or email addresses to any third party.
Should you choose to inquire about an employment opportunity at the FAF, FASB or GASB through our “Careers” section on our Site, your contact information and/or resume will be used by the Human Resources as well as the hiring team interviewer in considering you for the specified employment opportunity. All information received for this purpose will be kept strictly confidential.
5. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
It is our commitment that your personal information is disclosed only to third parties to the extent needed to deliver a business-related service or program or in compliance with FAF, FASB and GASB bylaws. Vendors are prohibited from using this information for any purpose outside of the scope of the prescribed activities. Third parties with whom we may share selected personal information include but are not limited to:
Other types of disclosures include the following which may be made without asking for explicit consent from you, include but are not limited to the following:
FAF, FASB and GASB share information it collects, either as a result of your use of the Site or otherwise, among each other.
FAF, FASB and GASB are committed to maintaining the security of information under our control. To safeguard and secure the information we collect, we have put in place appropriate physical and logical security procedures, and controls; however, this should not be construed as a guarantee of absolute security.
Use of these Sites, with respect to privacy, is covered by binding arbitration. Users of the Sites are encouraged to report any suspected breach of privacy or site security to us at the telephone number, email address, or mailing address indicated at the bottom of this page. All reports of suspected breaches will be investigated by staff familiar with the related security operations. Any controversy or claim related to privacy that cannot be settled to your satisfaction shall be settled by arbitration, in accordance with its arbitration rules, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
Some areas of the Websites are password-protected for specific user groups, such as subscribers to a particular publication.2 Use of the various FAF, FASB and GASB Sites is subject to any policies, terms and conditions found on those sites.
7. CHOICE AND CONSENT
If you supply FAF, FASB or GASB with your postal address, phone number, or email address, you may receive communications from FAF, FASB or GASB.
If you do not wish to receive such communications from the FAF, FASB or GASB or from the reputable companies affiliated with FAF, FASB or GASB, you can opt out of receiving them by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 203-847-0700. Please allow at least 10 days for your opt-out election to take effect.4
Checking Your Data on File with the FAF, FASB or GASB
Individuals are responsible for providing accurate and complete personal information, and for contacting us if correction of such information is required.
Subscribers can request access to the information the FAF, FASB or GASB have collected on them or have factual inaccuracies in this information corrected by contacting us, for generally inquiries, at email@example.com or by calling 203-847-0700, or with respect to the FASB Site at firstname.lastname@example.org, or with respect to GASB Site at email@example.com .
9. CONTACT US
Contact the FAF, FASB or GASB if you:
firstname.lastname@example.org for FAF general inquiries
email@example.com for GASB related inquiries
firstname.lastname@example.org for FASB related inquiries
or call 203-847-07005
10. LISTING OF SITES GOVERNED BY THIS POLICY
1Users become authorized after entering the correct User Name and Password, and acceptance on our Site by us. We recommend that you do not divulge your Password to anyone. We will never ask you for your Password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Also remember to sign out of the Site you are using and close your browser window when you have finished your use of the Site(s). This is to ensure that others cannot access your confidential personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a public library or Internet cafe.
2Other FAF, FASB or GASB Web destinations may offer premium content and services only to subscribers of a particular program. Access to this premium content may require online registration and enrollment in the program. For many FAF, FASB or GASB Sites, to access restricted content, the registered user must have the appropriate user profile for access to that information. For example, to access the Professional View of the FASB Codification, the registered user profile must indicate that he or she has paid for such subscription.
4Although the actual activation of the opt-out will happen sooner, there may be distributions already in process that may still be received by you within that 10-day period. Please note that even if you opt out of receiving the types of communications described above, we may still from time to time communicate with you about your account, subscriptions, or operation of our Sites, or as part of a transaction or activity in which you have elected to participate. For example, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send users an email. You cannot opt out of receiving these communications.
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:30 AM–5:00 PM ET
For general inquiries, the FAF, FASB and GASB can be reached via email at email@example.com for FAF related inquiries, firstname.lastname@example.org for FASB related inquiries and email@example.com for GASB related inquiries, respectively.