THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION OF OUR CONCERN FOR PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS UNDER FEDERAL PRIVACY LAWS.
We collect personal information about you and all our clients from the information you submit on our applications or other forms, and through information we obtain over the course of your business relationship with us, our affiliates, and others. In addition, we may from time to time receive information about you from a consumer reporting agency.
As a general rule, we will not disclose any personal information about our clients or former clients to anyone, consistent with our professional confidentiality obligations. However, upon your written request, we will disclose information about you, and we may be required by law to disclose personal information about you, as, for example, in response to a subpoena or other court order. Also, upon your written request, we may disclose personal information about you to your team of financial and legal advisor firms. In all such situations, we stress the confidential nature of information being shared.
We employ precautions to maintain the security of our data transmitted via computer and we encourage you to use our encryption software when you upload sensitive documents to us as well. We use the services of a document shredding company to destroy paper records no longer required. Instructions regarding client confidentiality has always been a part of our employee manual. To best provide you with our services, access to your personal information is provided to all employees. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard your personal information.
CPA’s have been and continue to be bound by professional standards of confidentiality that are even more stringent than those required by law. Please call us if you would like to review this or any other matter in greater detail.