Financial Disclosure Technology

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This statement sets out the Privacy Policy that SIËSDE Inc. (“SIËSDE”) adheres to with respect to the information gathering and dissemination practices for its Financial Disclosure service, the website, and all associated pages, including all pages hosted by IBM’s Cloud Platform (the “Site”). It is provided to inform Financial Disclosure users of SIËSDE’s commitment to privacy, the information it collects, how that information is used, and under what circumstances the information is disclosed to third parties.

1. Collection of your Personal Information

SIËSDE may collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, physical address or telephone number (“Personal Information”). SIËSDE may also collect other Personal Information that you voluntarily provide to SIËSDE through your use of the plaform services, and in responses to surveys, questionnaires, email requests, and similar communications. SIËSDE may also collect personal information about the clients you add to the platform.

Information about your computer hardware and software may also be automatically collected by SIËSDE. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by SIËSDE for the operation of its services, to maintain quality of its services, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the services.

SIËSDE may also collect information about you and your use of the Site through the use of Cookies. This information assists SIËSDE in generating content and advertising specifically designed for clients.

SIËSDE does not collect and store billing and credit card information. This information is handled by a third-party payment processor.

SIËSDE is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Site it operates.

2. Use of your Personal Information

SIËSDE collects and uses your Personal Information to operate our Site and deliver the services you have requested. In this, SIËSDE may use your Personal Information to make predictions about ways in which SIËSDE can provide its services. SIËSDE may also use your Personal Information to inform you of other products or services available from SIËSDE and its affiliates. SIËSDE may also contact you to participate in surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

SIËSDE may collect information about your behaviour in using this platform, which could include the time to complete a financial disclosure, the number of clients you process in a year, and other information that will be aggregated into organizational and platform statistics. This information helps SIËSDE to know how much space storage space SIËSDE must allocate on its server and when SIËSDE should expect surges in usage among its customers.

By using the Site, you consent to the collection and use of this Personal Information by SIËSDE.

3. Disclosure To Third Parties

We may share Personal Information with our affiliates for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. We may also disclose Personal Information to our service providers if they require it to perform designated functions on our behalf. We require our service providers to protect Personal Information with standards that are comparable to our own.

We will not share your client’s information with any third parties unless you expressly give us permission. This may take the form of a handshake that you authorize, or through written confirmation that you provide to SIËSDE.

4. Security of your Personal Information

SIËSDE operates secure data networks protected by password protected systems, and maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard the integrity and privacy of these servers and of your Personal Information. The client information and file content that you provide to SIËSDE is encrypted in our database. Although SIËSDE cannot guarantee that there will never be a security problem, SIËSDE and its employees that have access to your information, carefully guard against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information collected on

You are responsible for safeguarding and preventing unauthorized access to the user information and password that you use to access SIËSDE services. You agree not to disclose your password to any third party and you are responsible for any activity using your account, whether or not you authorized that activity. Please immediately notify SIËSDE of any unauthorized use of your account.

SIËSDE secures your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. In addition, SIËSDE secures the Personal Information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When Personal Information is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

5. Access to Personal Information

You have the right to access, update and correct inaccuracies in your Personal Information within SIËSDE custody and control, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. You may contact SIËSDE to make a request about your Personal Information using the contact information set out in Section 7 “Contacting Us”.

You may be required to provide sufficient proof of your identity at this time to ensure the safety and security of the Personal Information SIËSDE holds and that it is provided to individuals in accordance with this Policy. SIËSDE reserves the right to decline to provide access to Personal Information where the information requested: would disclose Personal Information of another individual or of a deceased individual; is not readily retrievable and the burden or cost of providing would be disproportionate to the nature or value of the information; does not exist, is not held, or cannot be found; could reasonably result in serious emotional harm to the individual or another individual, or serious bodily harm to another individual; or may harm or interfere with law enforcement activities and other investigative or regulatory functions of a body authorized by statute to perform such functions.

6. Changes to the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time to reflect changes in SIËSDE Personal Information practices. The revised Privacy Policy will be posted on the Website. SIËSDE will treat your Personal Information in accordance with the policy in place at the present time, or as you otherwise consent.

7. Contacting Us

If you have any questions or comments on this Privacy Policy or the way SIËSDE treats your Personal Information, or if you would like to make a request to access, update or correct Personal Information SIËSDE may have about you, please contact SIËSDE at: [email protected]

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