Terms of Service and Use, and General Definitions
Current as of October 22nd, 2019 at 6:16pm PDT
Our Business Days:
Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm PT excluding our Observed Holidays.
Our Observed Holidays:
New Year's Day (see Christmas/New Year's Week)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Inauguration Day (every 4th year)
St. Patrick's Day (half day)
Tax Day (as posted by the IRS for the current year)
Patriot Day (half day)
Halloween (half day)
Thanksgiving Week (from the Saturday before through the Sunday after)
Pearl Harbor Day (half day)
Christmas/New Year's Break (from the end of the business day before Dec. 23rd through the end of the 1st business day after New Year's Day)
** Holidays falling on a Saturday are observed the Friday before.
** Holidays falling on a Sunday are observed the Monday after.
What are cookies?
When you use this website we may store some information on your computer in the form of a helpful file known as a "cookie". Cookies are used to improve the online experience of almost every website, including our own.
Types of Cookie
When you use our website the following four types of cookie may be set on your device:
These cookies are required to ensure you can make use of the features offered by our website. These cookies do not gather identity information about you, and they do not track where you browse while online.
These cookies enable us to ensure you receive the best possible experience while on our website. These cookies do not gather or store any identity information which would enable us to identify you personally.
This type of cookie helps us to understand how our visitors use our site which helps us keep our products and services relevant, easy to use, and up to date. For example, we can see which of our products and services are most viewed, identify when and where errors occur, and test different versions of a page in order to improve your experience while on our website. Sometimes, the services we use to collect this information may be operated by third parties on our behalf. They may use similar technologies to cookies, known as "web beacons" or "tags". These are anonymous and, as they are only used for statistical purposes, they do not contain or collect information that will identify you personally.
From time to time we may form partnerships with carefully selected and monitored third parties who may also set cookies during your visit. The purpose of these cookies is "behavioral advertising" (also known as "behavioral targeting" or "remarketing"), which is a means of showing you relevant products and services based on what you appear to be interested in. Although these cookies can track your visits around the web they don't know who you are personally. Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests. The Internet Advertising Bureau put together a great resource for information on behavioral advertising. For more information, visit the IAB's website.
Most internet browsers enable you to erase cookies from your persistent storage, block cookies in total or in part, and warn you before a cookie is stored on your device. Please reach out to your browsers maintainer for specific information on how you can manage these settings.
Amazon Bookkeeping notifies Clients about the personal information we collect from them, how we use it, and how to contact Amazon Bookkeeping with privacy concerns. Amazon Bookkeeping collects personal information from Clients only as permitted by the Principle(s) or with the consent of the Client affected. Consent for personal information to be collected, used, and/or disclosed in certain ways may be required in order for a Client to obtain or use our services.
Disclosures and Transfers
Amazon Bookkeeping does not disclose a Client's personal information to third parties, except when one or more of the following conditions is true:
- Amazon Bookkeeping has the Client's permission to make the disclosure
- Disclosure is required by law or mandatory professional standards
- Disclosure is reasonably related to the sale or disposition of all or part of our business
- The information in question is publicly available
- The disclosure is reasonably necessary for the establishment of legal claims
Amazon Bookkeeping does not utilize "outsourcing" to foreign third parties for professional services.
Permitted transfers of information, either to third parties or within our company, include the transfer of data from one jurisdiction to another, including transfers to and from the United States of America. Because privacy laws vary from one jurisdiction to another, personal information may be transferred to a jurisdiction where the laws provide less or different protection than the jurisdiction in which the information originated.
Data Security, Integrity, and Access
Amazon Bookkeeping employs various physical, electronic, and managerial measures, including education and training of our personnel, designed to provide personal information with reasonable protection from accidental loss or destruction, improper use, alteration, or disclosure. Personal information collected or displayed through a website is protected in transit by standard encryption processes. However, Amazon Bookkeeping cannot guarantee the security of information on or transmitted via the Internet. Amazon Bookkeeping processes personal information only in ways compatible with the purpose for which it was collected or authorized by the Client. To the extent necessary for such purposes, we take reasonable steps to make sure that personal information is accurate, complete, current, and otherwise reliable with regard to its intended use. If a Client becomes aware that information we maintain about that Client is inaccurate, or if a Client would like to update or review their information, the Client may contact us using the provided contact information. The Client will need to provide sufficient identifying information, such as name, address, birth date, and social security number or employer identification number.
Amazon Bookkeeping may request additional identifying information as a security precaution. In addition, Amazon Bookkeeping may limit or deny access to personal information where providing such access would be unreasonably burdensome or expensive in the circumstances, or as otherwise permitted by the Safe Harbor Agreement.
Credit Card Processing Fee
Amazon Bookkeeping uses third party credit card payment processors to provide our customers the convenience of using a credit card to pay for our services. Credit card payment is not required. The convenience fee we charge for processing credit cards is intended to cover the cost of the third party processor's fee to process your transaction and it's not included as a cost in our general service rate. The convenience fee can be up to 4% of the total amount of your invoice. All of our invoices are submitted with the convenient option of using a credit card to pay the invoice. If you prefer to pay the amount due by check or money order, simply deduct the calculated "Convenience Fee" from the invoice and mail your payment to the address provided.
Changes and Modifications