Last Updated: January 2021
ADO Professional Solutions, Inc., dba Accounting Principals. (“Company”, “we”,
“us”, “our”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
you when you visit our website, which is accessible at https://www.accountingprincipals.com, or when you
access or use any applications or features made available by us on or through or in connection with this
Note that when we collect Personal Information (defined below) from or about you in connection with a
potential job opportunity, our Candidate Privacy Information Statement also applies and should be reviewed.
You can read our Candidate Privacy Information Statement by visiting https://www.accountingprincipals.com/candidate-privacy/.
Personal Information we may collect from you in using this Website
When you visit and interact with this Website, we collect information about you, including Personal
Information. “Personal Information” means information that identifies or relates to you, or
as defined under applicable law. The following identifies the categories of Personal Information we
collect directly from you (or about you) and how we collect such data:
- Online forms and accounts: When you complete an online form or create an account on our
Website, we may collect contact information such as your name (first and last), e-mail address,
telephone number, physical address, and online user account details (collectively,
“Identifiers”). We may also collect information pertaining to your professional
qualifications, including your educational and professional background and salary (collectively,
“Education and Qualifications”).
- Communications with us online: We will collect any Personal Information you provide to
us when you use our contact forms (for example “Contact”, “Contact us today”,
“Send us a message”, or “Contact us about working together”). Providing us your
Personal Information via our contact forms is not required; however, please note that fields marked with
an asterisk (*) are mandatory fields, because we have determined we need this information to comply with
or respond to your request, or to improve your future experiences with us and our Website. Other
information or Personal Information you share with us when completing our contact forms is at your sole
discretion. If you contact us, we will keep a record of that correspondence in accordance with our
established retention protocol.
- Marketing: We also may collect information for marketing purposes and analysis,
including information on how you respond to email, SMS, phone and other marketing campaigns as well as
feedback you provide about us and our services through our satisfaction surveys (collectively,
“Correspondence and Feedback”). Messaging and data rates may apply for any SMS, MMS, and
other electronic communications (typically, this is based on your carrier and service plan). For more
- Your company’s staffing needs: If you are interested in our staffing solutions,
we may collect Personal Information and other information about you in connection with your
company’s employment needs, including without limitation, Identifiers such as your name (first and
last), e-mail address, telephone number, as well as your company name, job title, job function, job
level, industry, staffing or employment challenges, current recruitment model, your location, sector,
experience working with our brands, company registration number, purpose of attendance (at an event),
size of opportunity, and type of staffing need.
- Social media, online forums, blogs, message boards: We also may collect Personal
Information and other information about you when you choose to interact with us through social media
platforms on which we are active. In addition, we also may collect the Personal Information you make
available on your public social network profiles and on other public locations, including, without
limitation, on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, or other company websites and/or job boards. The
Personal Information we collect in this manner may include Identifiers (name (first and last), contact
information, and location) and Education and Qualifications (education, training courses and
internships, and work experience), skill sets (for example, foreign language skills), professional or
employment-related information (education and work experience), and any other information you make
available on social media platforms and other public locations (collectively, “Social Media
- Career opportunities: If you apply for a career opportunity with or through us, we may
collect Personal Information and other information from you, which may include Identifiers such as your
contact information (name (first and last), physical address, telephone number, e-mail address), and
Education and Qualifications, which includes education, training courses and internships, and work
experience, skill sets (for example, foreign language skills) and any other information you listed on
your resume or CV. For more information about our collection practices for job candidates, please visit
our Candidate Privacy Information Statement, available at
- Cookies and automated technology: For more information about the information we collect
about your equipment browsing actions, and patterns, please consult the “Cookies and automated
technology” section below.
- We also collect any other Personal Information you choose to provide to us or we obtain about you.
Sensitive Personal Information. When you visit or interact with our Website, you are not required to submit
information that may be considered sensitive, including your race or ethnic origin or data concerning your
health or sexual orientation. If you decide to provide us with sensitive Personal Information, we will
identified in the Candidate Privacy Information Statement available at
https://www.accountingprincipals.com/candidate-privacy/. We reserve the right to delete the information from
our databases in accordance with applicable law.
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How we use your Personal Information
We collect and use the information or Personal Information we collect from or about you, including your
Identifiers, Education and Qualifications, Correspondence and Feedback, and Social Media Information, for
the following business purposes:
- to provide you, our clients and prospective clients, and our candidates and prospective candidates with
- to best tailor content and resources according to your preferences.
- to respond to your requests or questions when you contact us.
- to help us create, publish, and improve content most relevant to you.
- to ensure that the content provided through the Website is presented in the most effective manner for
you and for your device.
- to allow you to participate in interactive features of our Website, when you choose to do so.
- to further develop and improve the Website, and systems to better serve you. This mainly takes place in
the context of new IT systems and processes so that information about you may be used in the testing of
those new IT systems and processes.
- where necessary, to comply with any legal obligation.
- for our business contacts, to attempt to establish or strengthen a business relationship with you. This
may include, for example, informing you how we can assist you with our services.
- we also may use your information in:
- investigating or responding to incidents and complaints, and/or
- complying with investigations carried out by the police, government or regulators.
We also use the Personal Information we collect for commercial purposes. We may use your Identifiers,
Education and Qualifications, Correspondence and Feedback, and Social Media Information in order:
- to send you direct messaging or marketing via email, text message, and/or other communication means. You
may opt-out of receiving future messaging or marketing communications at any time by emailing us using
the information listed in the “Contact” section below. Messaging and data rates may apply
for any SMS, MMS, and other electronic communications (typically, this is based on your carrier and
- to inform you about services, products, events that might be of interest to you (we may communicate by
email, telephone, text message, mail and/or other communication methods).
- to send to you other information – such as Company upcoming events or newsletters – that may be of
interest to you.
- to perform analytical research on our prospective client and candidate base, including the content, and
the services/products in which they are interested.
- to transfer data to third parties (see the “Sharing with third parties” section below).
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Do you have to give us your Personal Information?
You do not have to provide your Personal Information to us when generally navigating our Website. However, if
you do not provide us with a required minimum, it may limit the services you can receive from us.
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How long do you keep my Personal Information?
We retain your Personal Information as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes set out in this General
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Sharing with third parties
To facilitate our efficient use of your information and Personal Information, and to provide you with content
and/or resources, to fulfil a request you make of us, or to otherwise provide our services, we disclose your
information, including the Personal Information identified in the “Personal Information we may collect
from you in using this Website” section above, to the following third parties. :
- To our suppliers. We engage suppliers to carry out administrative and operational work
in support of our relationship with you. The supplier(s) are subject to contractual and other legal
obligations to preserve the confidentiality of your data and to respect your privacy, and they will only
have access to and use the data they need to perform their functions. The relevant suppliers are often
IT suppliers (who, for example, host or support our IT systems, including information about you such as
Identifiers and the information described in the “Cookies and automated technologies”
section below), premises management companies (who, for example, look after physical security at our
buildings, and therefore need to know about you to allow access to our buildings) and/or back office
finance and accounting management providers (who, for example, need to handle details, such as
Identifiers, professional or employment-related information, and financial information like a bank
account number of persons in order to process accounts payable and receivable). We also engage suppliers
who provide technology services and solutions who, for example, provide video interview and skills
assessment tools and may need access to your Identifiers, Education and Qualifications, Correspondence
and Feedback, and Social Media Information.
- To other members of The Adecco Group. We are part of “The Adecco Group”, an
organization of related companies located across the world whom are all subsidiaries of the same
ultimate parent company, Adecco Group AG (a legal entity based in Switzerland). The Adecco Group
companies perform a range of services including but not limited to temporary staffing and direct hire
placement services, payroll services, recruitment and selection services, testing solutions services,
career transition services, talent development services, training and education services, outplacement
and international mobility services. We may share your information with other members of The Adecco
Group for different reasons:
- information is shared with members of The Adecco Group that provide IT functions for the The Adecco
Group companies world-wide;
- information may be shared with other affiliate companies of The Adecco Group locally and/or globally
in furtherance of the services we or The Adecco Group provides. A list of the countries in which we
operate is available in the ‘choose your country’ function of our website at www.adeccogroup.com.
- Government & law enforcement. We will share your data with government, regulators
or law enforcement agencies if, at our sole discretion, we consider that we are legally obliged or
authorized to do so or we believe it would be prudent to do so; and/or
- Corporate reorganization. As part of due diligence relating to (or implementation of) a
merger, acquisition or other business transaction, we may need to disclose your data to the prospective
seller or buyer and their advisers.
We do not sell your Personal Information to third parties.
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Cookies and automated technology
Automatic Data Collection. In addition to collecting Personal Information, we may use automatic data
collection technologies to collect certain statistical (non-identifiable) information about your equipment,
browsing actions, and patterns. This includes (i) details about your visits to our Website, which may
include traffic data and location data, date and time of access, frequency and other communication data; and
(ii) information about your computer and internet connection, which may include your IP address, operating
system, browser type, and host domain; and (iii) details of referring website actions and patterns.
Cookies. We may collect information from you using a “cookie.” “Cookies” are
small bits of data cached or stored on your computer based on your internet activity. They can be placed on
your computer both by us as well as by third parties with whom we have a relationship, such as web analytic
services and advertising networks. Cookies help us track and understand how individuals use and interact
with our Website. For more information on the types of cookies that we use and your ability to disable
cookies, please see the “Your choices regarding your Personal Information” section below and our
Web Beacons. We use a technology known as web beacons to collect your web log information. A web
beacon is a small graphic used on a website or within an e-mail message designed to track pages viewed or
messages opened. Web log information is gathered by the computer that hosts our Website (called a
"webserver”) when you visit our Website. Web beacons in e-mails help us determine which of our
e-mail messages were opened and whether a message was acted upon. They also help us analyze the
effectiveness of our web pages by measuring the number of visitors to certain pages of our Website and how
many visitors click on key elements of it.
Social Media Plug-ins. Our Website uses social media plugins (“Plugins”) from the social
networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram to enable you to easily share information with
others. We may use information collected from the Plugins to learn about your interests and to help us
better understand how to serve you. This information may include your preferences about how to contact you
or further develop a business or professional relationship with you as well as demographic data. For more
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understand that their data will be collected, used, and stored in North America, in addition to other
countries in the world (for example, in other countries from which IT functions are provided to us).
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Do we transfer or store your data outside the United States?
Your Personal Information may be transferred to and/or stored in any country where we conduct business, which
includes outside North America. By using our Website or by otherwise providing information to us, you
understand that the information from or about you or your use of our Website may be transferred to and/or
stored in countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States.
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We maintain commercially reasonable security safeguards designed to protect the Personal Information we
collect against unauthorized use, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Although we aim to protect the
security and integrity of the Personal Information we collect, we cannot guarantee or warrant that any
information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in any
case, is 100% secure from intrusion by others. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us
is not secure or that data has been compromised, please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting
us using the contact information below.
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Your choices regarding your Personal Information
Disabling Cookies and Managing the Collection of Your Personal Information. At any time, you can
disable cookies by adjusting your browser settings. Each browser is different, so please refer to the
specific instructions related to your browser to learn more about cookie-related and other privacy and
security settings that may be available to you.
Please note, by disabling cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of the services offered by our
Do Not Track. Currently we do not alter our information collection and use practices in response to Do
Not Track signals.
Commercial E-mails, Newsletters, and Other Communications. Where we send marketing or other
communications to you, you may opt out of receiving any further communications by contacting us or using the
‘unsubscribe’ or ‘opt-out’ function when available. You can also exercise your
opt-out right at any time by contacting us using the information listed in the ”Contact” section
below and providing the following information: your name, your email address, a contact telephone number,
the marketing communications you would like to opt out of receiving.
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You have certain legal rights with respect to the Personal Information that you provide and/or which
we obtain about you depending on the state/country where you reside. For example, if you are a
resident of California, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) (Civil Code § 1798.100, et
seq.) provides you with specific rights regarding your Personal Information depending on the nature of your
relationship with us.
Where applicable, your rights include, among others:
- Right to be informed about collection, sale or disclosure: You have the right to be
informed of the categories of Personal Information that we collect about you as well as the categories
of sources from which the Personal Information was collected. You also have the right to be informed of
the business or commercial purposes for which we use, disclose, or sell, your Personal Information as
well as the categories of third parties with whom we share that Personal Information, as set forth in
- Right to access and obtain a copy of your Personal Information: You have the right to
request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection, use, and disclosure of your
Personal Information over the past 12 months. Once we have verified your identity, we will disclose the
specific pieces of Personal Information we collected about you in a portable and, to the extent
technically feasible, in a readily useable format.
- Right to delete: In certain circumstances, you may have the right to request that your
Personal Information is deleted, subject to certain exceptions.
- Right to opt-out of the sale of Personal Information: We do not sell your information.
However, certain laws afford you the right to opt out of the sale of your Personal Information.
- Right to equal service for exercising your privacy rights: Unless permitted by
applicable law, we will not discriminate against you when you exercise your privacy rights under the
California Consumer Privacy Act or other applicable law, including by: denying you goods or services;
charging you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through the use of discounts or
other benefits or by imposing penalties; providing you with a different level of quality of good or
services; or suggesting that you will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a
different level of quality of goods or services.
To exercise your rights, please use the contact information listed in the “Contact” section
Candidates may access, review, correct or update their Personal Information in accordance with our
Candidate Privacy Information Statement available at
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Verifying Your Identity
To exercise the rights described above, it may be necessary for us to verify your identity or authority to
make the request and confirm the Personal Information relates to you. To exercise your rights, we will
collect your name, e-mail and/or telephone to verify your identity. Upon receiving your request, we may also
contact you via e-mail and/or other secured communication channel to verify your identity by asking you
additional security questions in order to match your identity with the data we maintain about you.
For residents of California only, you, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you
authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your Personal
Information. Your authorized representative may be required to submit a declaration or affidavit
demonstrating that they have the authority to act on your behalf.
Once we have verified your identity, we will disclose the specific pieces of Personal Information we
collected about you, by mail or electronically, at your option, in a readily usable format that allows you
to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.
Please note that if we cannot verify your identity, we are not obligated to provide you or your authorized
representative information regarding your Personal Information.
To submit a request or for more information on how to submit a request, please contact us using the
information listed in the “Contact” section below. Making a verifiable consumer request does not
require you to create an account with us.
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Shine the Light
California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Code § 1798.83) permits users of our Website
that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal
Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us
using the information listed in the “Contact” section below.
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Our Website is designed and intended for adults. By accessing and/or using our Website, you represent that
you are a legal adult. If you are not a legal adult, you must have your parent or legal guardian
access and use the Website for you. If you want to purchase any goods or services that may be offered on our
Website, such purchase(s) must be made by your parent or legal guardian on your behalf.
Our Website is not intended for, and we do not knowingly collect information from or otherwise market our
website or other materials to children under thirteen (13) years of age. If you are a parent or guardian of
a child under the age of thirteen (13) and believe that he or she has disclosed Personal Information to us,
please contact us using the information listed in the “Contact” section below. You may review
and request the deletion of your child’s Personal Information or prohibit the further use of such
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of the page in the “Last Updated” legend.
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rights with respect to your Personal Information (as applicable), please contact us by email at email@example.com, by telephone at
800.793.7657 option 6, or by visiting our privacy rights request webform at https://adeccogroup.force.com/privacy/s/?bu=Accounting+Principals.
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