Last Updated: December 7, 2018
This Policy describes how we may collect, use, and disclose your personal information; the choices you have regarding our use of your information; how we safeguard the information we collect; and how to contact us regarding our privacy practices.
For users in the European Union, please refer to our EU Privacy Notice.
Information We Collect
Information You Provide
We collect certain personal information about you that you provide to us through the Website. For example, you may provide personal information when you fill out the Website’s Contact Us form and other online forms; apply for a job via the Careers Portal; register for events, such as webinars, conferences, and seminars; post public comments on certain Website content; access client portals; pay invoices; sign up for email newsletters; or answer pop-up polls.
Personal information you may submit through the Website includes your name, email address, company affiliation, job title, postal address, phone number, fax number, username, password, employment-related details, information related to services we provide you (e.g., financial information via the Tax Client Portal) and any other personal information you choose to disclose. Some forms on the Website may require that you provide certain personal information to submit the form. You may choose not to provide personal information in those cases, but this may prevent you from being able to use those features.
Information Collected Automatically
We may also automatically collect certain information about you when you access or use the Website (“Usage Information”). Usage Information may include IP address, device identifier, browser type, operating system, information about your use of the Website, and data regarding network-connected hardware (e.g., computer or mobile device).
The methods that may be used on the Website to collect Usage Information include:
- Log Information: Log information is data about your use of the Website, such as IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamps, and related data, and may be stored in log files.
- Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: Cookies, web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”), embedded scripts, location-identifying technologies, device recognition technologies, and other tracking technologies (“Tracking Technologies”) may be used to collect information about your interactions with the Website. Brief descriptions of common Tracking Technologies are provided below.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s device. Session cookies make it easier for you to navigate the Website and expire when you close your browser. Tracking cookies remain longer and help in understanding how you use the Website, and enhance your user experience. Cookies may remain on your hard drive for an extended period of time. If you use your browser’s method of blocking or removing cookies, some but not all types of cookies may be deleted and/or blocked and as a result, some features and functionalities of the Website may not work. A Flash cookie (or locally shared object) is a data file which may be placed on a device via the Adobe Flash plug-in that may be built-in to or downloaded by you to your device. HTML5 cookies can be programmed through HTML5 local storage. Flash cookies and HTML5 cookies are locally stored on your device other than in the browser and browser settings won’t control them. To identify certain types of local shared objects on your device and adjust your settings, please. The Website may associate some or all of these types of cookies with your device(s).
- Web Beacons (“Tracking Pixels”)
Web beacons are small graphic images, also known as “Internet tags” or “clear gifs,” embedded in web pages. Web beacons may be used, for example, to count the number of visitors to the Website, to monitor how users navigate the Website, and to count content views.
- Embedded Scripts
An embedded script is programming code designed to collect information about your interactions with the Website. It is temporarily downloaded onto your computer from our web server, or from a third party with which we work, and is active only while you are connected to the Website, and deleted or deactivated thereafter.
Some information about your use of the Website and certain third party services may be collected using Tracking Technologies across time and services, and used by us and third parties for purposes such as to associate different devices you use, and deliver relevant ads and/or other content to you on the Website and certain other sites or online services.
Information We Collect From Partners and Other Sources
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
In general, we use your personal information to provide you access to the Website and its services, send you newsletters, improve the Website, tailor Website features to you, and to offer you additional information, opportunities, promotions, and functionality.
Your personal information may be disclosed to third-party service providers who work with us in order to provide some of the services on the Website and to help us communicate with you. Examples include analyzing visitor and usage data and providing customer service. Third-party service providers are not meant to use personal information except as necessary to provide the relevant services to us.
We may also share your personal information with our affiliates or subsidiaries including, but not limited to:
|Baker Tilly Beers & Cutler, LLC||Baker Tilly Capital, LLC|
|Baker Tilly Executive Search, LLC||Baker Tilly Financial, LLC|
|Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors, LLC||Baker Tilly Search & Staffing, LLC|
|Baker Tilly Valuation, LLC||Baker Tilly Vantagen, LLC|
|BT Benefits & Consulting, LLC||Curtis Financial Group, LLC|
|Civic Systems, LLC||Rubicon Benefits, LLC|
|Partner Relocation Services, LLC||The Valued Advisor Fund, LLC|
|The Business Valued Advisor Fund, LLC||Virchow Krause Canada, LLC|
|Virchow Krause & Company, LLP||VK Syndications, LLC|
We may disclose your personal information if we believe that such disclosure is necessary:
- to comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or court orders served on us;
- to respond to requests by government agencies, including law enforcement authorities;
- to protect the rights, property, life, health, security, or safety of Baker Tilly, the Website or its users, or any third party.
Links to Third-Party Sites
This Website may contain links to other websites or services that are not controlled by Baker Tilly; these links are provided for your convenience and information. We are not responsible for any third party’s data collection or privacy practices, and we encourage you to review the privacy policies or notices posted on those third-party websites for further information.
Social Features, Advertising, and Analytics
Certain functionalities on the Website permit interactions that you initiate between the Website and third-party services, such as social networks (“Social Features”). Social Features enable you to send content between the Website and a third-party service. If you use Social Features, and potentially other third-party services, information you post or provide access to may be publicly displayed by the third-party service you use. Also, both Baker Tilly and the third party may have access to certain information about you and your use of the Website and the third-party service.
We may engage and work with service providers and other third parties to serve advertisements on third-party services. These ads may be tailored to your interest based on your use of the Website and elsewhere on the internet, sometimes referred to as “interest-based advertising” and “online behavioral advertising,” which may include sending you an ad on a third-party service after you have left the Website (i.e., “retargeting”).
Information You Disclose Publicly Or To Others
Additionally, the Website may offer you the option to send a communication to a friend or other contact. If so, Baker Tilly relies on you to only send to people that have given you permission to do so. The recipient’s personal information you provide (e.g., name, e-mail address) will be used to facilitate the communication. Your contact information and message may be included in the communication.
Unsubscribe from Emails
Should you receive a promotional email from us, you may opt out of receiving additional promotional email communications from us by following the unsubscribe instructions on the emails. Please note that even if you opt out of receiving promotional communications from us, we may continue to send you non-promotional emails.
Opt Out of Tracking Technologies
Regular cookies generally may be disabled or removed using tools available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some instances blocked in the future by selecting certain settings. Browsers offer different functionalities and options so you may need to set them separately. Also, tools from commercial browsers may not be effective with regard to Flash cookies (also known as locally shared objects), HTML5 cookies or other Tracking Technologies. For information on disabling Flash cookies, visit Adobe's website. Please be aware that if you disable or remove these technologies, some parts of the Website may not work and that when you revisit the Website your ability to limit browser-based Tracking Technologies is subject to your browser settings and limitations.
Your browser settings may allow you to transmit a “Do Not Track” signal when you visit various websites. Like many websites, this Website is not designed to respond to “Do Not Track” signals received from browsers. To learn more about “Do Not Track” signals, you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com/.
Opt Out of Analytics and Interest-Based Advertising
We take reasonable measures to protect your information from loss, theft, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Nevertheless, transmission via the Internet and online digital storage is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your information collected through the Website.
This Website is not intended for, nor targeted to, children under 13, and we do not knowingly or intentionally collect information from children under 13. If we learn that we have received information directly from a child who is under the age of 13, we will delete the information in accordance with applicable law.
Your California Privacy Rights
California law permits customers in California to request certain details about how their “personal information” (as defined by California Civil Code Section 1798.83) is shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes. We do not share personal information with third parties or affiliates for those third parties’ or affiliates’ own direct marketing purposes. Californians may request information about our compliance with this law by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail sent to:
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Attention: California Privacy Rights Inquiry
205 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601-5927
Your inquiry must specify “California Privacy Rights Request” in the subject line of the email or the first line of the letter, and include your name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per California resident each year.
If you are visiting the Website from outside the United States, please be aware that Baker Tilly is based in the U.S. and the information we obtain through the Website will be transferred to, processed, and stored on our servers in the United States. The data protection laws and regulations applicable to your personal data transferred to the United States may be different from the laws in your country of residence.
For users in the European Union and for information on our participation in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, please refer to our EU Privacy Notice.