Effective date: December 9, 2020
This is the website of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (“CliftonLarsonAllen” or “CLA”). CLA exists to create opportunities for clients, people, and communities through industry-focused wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting services.
Information we collect
Personal information that you may submit or may otherwise be collected by CLA on our website includes your name, job title, company name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, subscription preferences, and internet activity.
We may also obtain personal information from other websites, social media, CLA personnel, educational institutions, contractors, vendors, suppliers, and subsidiaries.
How will we use your data?
CLA collects this data so that we can:
- Aggregate information on what pages users access and use this information to improve and/or personalize the content and design of our website.
- Send you educational information such as newsletters.
- Send you administrative communications.
- Inform you about products, services, events, and promotional offers that you might find interesting.
Personal information that may be disclosed
CLA may share your personal information as follows:
- With CLA subsidiaries, to provide services to you or inform you about our services
- With third-party service providers, who are required to maintain the security and confidentiality of the information we provide to them, and who may not use or disclose the information for any purpose other than for providing services to CLA
- To comply with court orders, subpoenas, government investigations, or law enforcement requirements
To make this site work properly, we must sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size, and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
- Cookies also link users to their customer relationship management (CRM) record if a user is a member of the CLA CRM. This action personalizes site content to visitor preferences (e.g., industry and topic areas of interest).
- Cookies also identify users across devices (e.g., a user clicks a link in an email from his/her desktop, then, later visits the website via mobile or tablet device; we marry those cookies so users have a consistent website experience across devices).
- The cookies we employ are not essential for the website to function properly. Cookies are used to enhance the user experience on the site through personalization.
- We use both session cookies and permanent cookies. A session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. In some instances we use permanent cookies. A permanent cookie stores itself on the user’s hard drive in order to remember preferences from session to session.
- We employ targeting cookies to deliver advertisements relevant to you and your interests on outside websites. A cookie records that you have visited a website (ours and others) or conducted a relevant web search. The cookies and advertisements are placed by advertising networks with our permission. We, our advertisers, and ad serving companies may also use small pieces of code called “web beacons” or “clear gifs” to determine which advertisements and promotions users have seen and how users responded to them.
What types of cookies do we use?
CLA uses both first- and third-party cookies on our website:
|Third party cookies|| Google Analytics
Google Ads / Double click
Requests to update personal information
All visitors can make a request to update their personal information by sending us an email at the above address, calling us at the above telephone number, writing to us at the above address, or contacting us here.
At CLA, we place a priority on maintaining the confidentiality and privacy of your information, and we adhere to all professional standards to protect confidentiality, including maintaining internal policies, procedures, and safeguards. However, data submitted via the internet is never completely secure. By accessing this website, you willingly accept and acknowledge all risks associated with such use.
CLA retains personal data only for as long as required to provide the services an individual opts to receive, unless laws, regulations or professional standards require a longer retention period.
Children privacy protection
CLA does not intentionally or knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information about children under the age of 13.
Your California Privacy Rights
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) provides consumers (California residents) with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.
Access to specific information and data portability rights
You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you:
- The categories of personal information we collected about you.
- The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you.
- Our business or commercial purpose for collecting that personal information.
- The categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information.
- The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you (also called a data portability request).
CLA collects volunteered information that is categorized as Identifiers and Personal information under CCPA.
A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver's license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.
YES, Manual Entry Using Form Required
B. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).
A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver's license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories.
YES, Manual Entry Using Form Required
Personal information does not include:
- Publicly available information from government records.
- De-identified or aggregated consumer information.
- Information excluded from the CCPA's scope, like:
- health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data;
- personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994.
Deletion request rights
You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.
We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service providers to:
- Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
- Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
- Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
- Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et seq.).
- Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information's deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research's achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.
- Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
- Comply with a legal and regulatory obligations.
- Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
Exercising access, data portability, and deletion rights
To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either:
- Calling us at 888-529-2648.
- Or complete our “California Consumer Request” form.
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. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.
You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:
- Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative.
- Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor's identity or authority to make the request.
Response timing and format
We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. If you have an account with us, we will deliver our written response to that account. If you do not have an account with us, we will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request's receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:
- Deny you goods or services.
- Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
- Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.
- Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
How we respond to Do Not Track signals
The Site does not respond to "do-not-track" requests or similar features.
Your General Data Protection Regulation rights
Individuals in the European Union may have additional rights, including to be informed how their personal data is being processed, to be sent a copy of their personal data, to correct inaccurate personal data, and to request that their data be deleted.
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Changes to this policy
How to contact us
Email us at webmaster@CLAconnect.com.
Our postal address is:
220 South Sixth Street, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Call us at 888-529-2648.