Collection and use of information
As a visitor, you do not have to submit any personal information in order to use our website. However from time to time, our website may invite you to register and provide information about yourself.
The extent and type of information we receive from you on our external website depends on the information you provide to us through our contact mailboxes and/or through the registration processes on our sites. We use your personal information to respond to your requests and to provide you with information about Accru’s services. For example, if you send us an e-mail message requesting information about Accru, we will use your e-mail address and other information you supply to respond to your request. If we intend to use your personal information to inform you about other Accru services, we will give you an opportunity to decline to receive such communications. If you send us a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) to apply online for a position with Accru, we will use the information provided to match you with available opportunities.
In addition, “cookies” (i.e. small text files placed on your computer when you first visit the site) are used on some of our Websites. Most browsers now recognise when a cookie is offered and permit you to refuse or accept it. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, Privacy” and select “Block all cookies”.
Cookies are primarily used to enhance your online experience and are not used to track the navigational habits of identified visitors, unless we obtain your permission to do so. If you visit our sites to read or download information, such as news stories or articles, much of the information we do collect is statistical only (e.g., the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the Website from which you linked directly to our site) and not personally identifiable. We use this information about the number of visitors and their use of the sites in aggregate form to make our sites more useful and attractive to you.
Accru has technological and operational security policies and procedures in place to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, alteration or unintentional destruction. However you should note that no transfer of data over the internet is completely secure. Accru shall not be liable for any disclosure, unauthorised use, loss, damage, expense, harm or inconvenience resulting from transfer of data over the internet that is beyond our reasonable control.
Links to third party websites
We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an online environment. In particular, our websites are not intentionally designed for or directed at children under the age of 13.
It is our policy to never knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13, except as part of a specific engagement to provide professional services which necessitates such personal information be collected or for the purposes of ensuring compliance with our auditor independence policies.
The information contained and accessed on this site (the “Site”) is provided by the Accru entity indicated on the homepage as owner of the Site (“Accru”) for general guidance and is intended to offer the user general information of interest. The information provided is not intended to replace or serve as substitute for any legal (in those jurisdictions where Accru is permitted to practice law), accounting, tax or other professional advice, consultation or service. You should consult with an Accru professional in the respective legal, accounting, tax or other professional area.
Based on specific facts or circumstances, the application of laws and regulations may vary. Based on the fundamental universal condition of the electronic communication process, Accru does not guarantee or warrant the Site will be uninterrupted, without delay, error-free, omission-free, or free of viruses. Therefore, the information is provided “as is” without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including accuracy, timeliness and completeness. In no event shall Accru, its related partners, managing directors, principals, agents or employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, punitive, consequential or other damages whatsoever (including, but not limited to, liability for loss of use, data or profits), without regard to the form of any action, including but not limited to contract, negligence or other tortuous actions, arising out of or in connection with the Site, any content on or accessed by use of the Site, or any copying, display or other use hereof.
As content on the Site is copyrighted, any unauthorized use of any materials on the Site may violate copyright, trademark and other laws. Should a user download the materials on the Site for personal or non-commercial use, the user must retain all copyright, trademark or other similar notices contained in the original materials on any copies of the material. Materials on the Site may not be modified, reproduced or publicly displayed, performed or distributed or used for any public or commercial purposes.
“Intellectual Property” (IP) means all Works, inventions, discoveries, improvements, designs, computer programs, processes, concepts, strategies, know how, trade secrets, databases and plans that (either solely or jointly) you conceive, develop or may develop during the course of and/or as a result of your employment with Accru which is, has been, or becomes of any relevance to Accru or to any Related Entity. Accru reserves the right to adapt, edit, alter or modify IP; Accru is under no obligation to provide attribution of authorship of the IP.
To the extent not otherwise vested in Accru, you irrevocably assign to Accru your entire right, title, interest and/or intellectual property rights in and to all Intellectual Property, including without limitation all ownership rights, copyright and the exclusive right to develop, make, use, sell, license or otherwise benefit from such Intellectual Property.