Privacy + Terms of Use

Your privacy is critically important to us. CPATalent.com (“CPA Talent”) provides career services, consulting, coaching, and training. It is CPA Talent’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, CPA Talent collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. CPA Talent’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how CPA Talent’s visitors use its website. From time to time, CPA Talent may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

CPA Talent also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the site. CPA Talent only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Abacus U, Online Job Search Training for Busy Accountants

Abacus U is…

  • The best place to learn everything you need to know to build a successful accounting career.
  • A place to ask questions and learn from someone who’s worked in accounting, and been in your shoes.

Abacus U is not…

  • An accredited college or university.
  • The place to take courses for college credit, or to earn a degree

As long as you have an active membership, you’ll have access to the Abacus U member’s only area, which includes training courses, cheat sheets, and downloads.

Want to share Abacus U with your friends/coworkers? That’s amazing, thank you! I know it’s tempting to share these courses and files with your friends. But please show them how to become a member instead.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to CPA Talent’s website choose to interact with CPA Talent in ways that require CPA Talent to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that CPA Talent gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who want to join our mailing list to provide a name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with CPA Talent – by purchasing services or products, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. CPA Talent does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

CPA Talent may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, CPA Talent may monitor the most popular articles on the CPATalent.com. CPA Talent may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, CPA Talent does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

CPA Talent discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on CPA Talent’s behalf or to provide value-added products or services; or (ii) partner organizations at the sole discretion of CPA Talent management. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using CPA Talent’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, CPA Talent discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when CPA Talent believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of CPA Talent, third parties or the public at large. If you are a customer or website visitor of CPA Talent and have supplied your email address, CPA Talent and/or partners may send you email to tell you about new stuff, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on in the accounting world. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. CPA Talent takes reasonable measures to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. CPA Talent uses cookies to help CPA Talent identify and track visitors, their usage of the CPA Talent website, and their website access preferences. CPA Talent visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using CPA Talent’s website, with the drawback that certain features of CPA Talent’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Policy Changes or Business Transfers

Although most changes are likely to be minor, CPA Talent may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in CPA Talent’s sole discretion. CPA Talent encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change. If CPA Talent, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that CPA Talent goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of CPA Talent may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by CPA Talent and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

FTC Disclosure

You may not know this, but the FTC requires that all web sites tell you about how they earn revenue. This is doubly true if the site ever offers products for sale, or provides readers with links to useful products/services. For example, if someone takes me out to lunch to thank me for telling my readers about a new CPA exam course, I’d have to disclose that to you.

To cover myself legally, and keep the site easy for you to read and use, I’m creating a this “one-stop-shop” disclosure here. You can assume it applies to the entire site. Here goes: If you see a link from CPA Talent related to products or services, assume that CPA Talent or its affiliates are receiving a reasonable commission if you choose to buy something. Examples of commissions include a few cents on an Amazon.com purchase, a t-shirt, lunch, or a percentage of the sale. Do your research, and never buy anything (online or offline) without checking if it’s a good fit for you.

I’m a CPA, but I’m Not Your CPA

All advice provided by CPA Talent is intended to be general/educational information, and may not apply to your specific circumstances. If you need accounting or tax advice, find a local professional to help you out.