Last modified: July 2018

Introduction

Welch LLP (“Welch”) is a national Chartered Professional Accounting firm that provides a full range of accounting, assurance, tax, advisory, and specialty services (“Services”). This Website Privacy Statement outlines our general policy and practices for protecting personal information through the use of this website (www.welchllp.com). Here we explain the types of information gathered through this site, how we use this information, and the choices our website visitors have with respect to the use of this information. Your consent is voluntary, therefore if you do not accept this Privacy Statement, do not submit any personal information here.

To see our complete Privacy Policy, click here.

Our privacy policies and this statement demonstrate our commitment in protecting personal information and compliance with Canada’s privacy laws. We also adhere to the rules and principles under Europe’s privacy laws with respect to our collection, use, and retention of any personal information transferred from the European Union.

Notice, Choice and Use

You are not required to send us any personal information to use this website. You may voluntarily provide us with your personal information here when you:

  • Apply for a position through the career section;
  • Contact a Welch LLP representative through a hyperlinked email address;
  • Subscribe to future updates, news and webinars/events;
  • Provide any information to our social media platforms.

We use the personal information you voluntarily provide to us for the purpose of responding and/or processing your request. We only ask for personal information if it is needed to provide a service. For example, the personal information you send to apply for a job through our site is used to process and evaluate your application for employment. We retain information for only as long as necessary for the purpose it was collected, or as long as permitted by law.

We do not share your personal information without consent, unless required by law, and only to the extent that is necessary. We do not sell data.

Analytics

When you visit this website, we use Google Analytics, a third party service, to collect standard internet log information and details of our visitors behavior patterns such as how many visitors we receive on certain pages. No identifiable information is collected by Google. For more information about the use of data through Google Analytics, and how you can control the information that is shared with sites and apps that use Google services, refer to: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

Cookies and similar tracking technologies

This website uses “cookies”, “web beacons” and similar tracking technologies to provide our users with a personalized browsing experience, and to help us improve the functionality of our site. A cookie is technology that places a text file in your browser which is stored on your computer and acts as a tag to identify your computer. Cookies collect and store information that allow us to recognize you when you return to our web site, to determine user preferences of our customers, and to track traffic patterns so that we can improve the user experience and the functionality of our website.

By agreeing to the use of cookies through our “Cookie Notice”, you agree and consent to the collection of non-personal information through “cookies”, such as the last URL you visited, choices you have made while browsing, the IP address and domain used to access our website, and the pages you visited. We use this non-personal information to understand how visitors, as a group, use our website, and to monitor our website’s performance so that improvements can be made, but we do not track individual users. Visitors can visit our website without revealing any (personal) information about themselves, including email addresses.

To see our complete Cookie Policy, click here.

Cookie Settings: Your browser may allow you to block or delete cookies in your browser settings, however you may not be able to fully experience all the features of our website. To find out how you can control cookies, visit the browser’s website.

Data Security and storage

We use up-to-date security safeguards and industry standard web browser encryption technology, firewalls, and continual monitoring to protect data as it is sent over the Internet, and to protect unauthorized attempts to access, misuse or change information.

Your personal information is stored on servers in Canada through service providers who do not have access to your information. Welch LLP service providers are bound by the terms of our privacy policies in the protection of personal information.

Third-party sites and social media platforms

We are not responsible for the privacy and data practices of third parties, or third party sites that may be linked to this site. You may choose to participate in our social media activity. Since social media accounts are not hosted on Welch LLP servers and are public, Welch LLP is not responsible for the information you share on social media. We recommend that you review the terms of use and privacy policies of third parties to understand how they use your information and to find out how to opt-out, or delete your information.

Minors

This website is not intentionally designed to collect any information from persons 18 years of age or younger. Welch LLP does not knowingly or intentionally collect information about children or minors.

Your right to access, correct and delete your information

It is your right to request access, correction or deletion of any data stored about you. Visitors who choose to register with this Site may correct, update, or delete their user profiles, or unsubscribe from communications at any time by contacting us at PRIVACYOFFICER@welchllp.com.

If you are a resident of the EU, you may have certain rights under EU data protection laws with respect to accessing, correcting, amending, deleting, limiting the use of or withdrawing your consent for the use or processing of your personal information. These rights include the right to receive a copy of our personal information in a machine-readable format and to transmit your information to another controller. To exercise your rights, please contact us at PRIVACYOFFICER@welchllp.com.

Changes to Welch LLP’s Website Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement is subject to change; revisions will be noted by the “Last Modified” date.

How to Contact Us

Questions, concerns, or complaints regarding Welch LLP’s Website’s Privacy Statement or data collection and privacy practices may be directed to Welch LLP’s Privacy Officer by emailing PRIVACYOFFICER@welchllp.com or contacting (613) 236-9191 or writing to:

Privacy Officer
Welch LLP
123 Slater Street, Suite 300
Ottawa, ON K1P 5H2