CPAs, like all providers of personal financial services, are now required
by law to inform their clients of their policies regarding privacy of
client information. CPAs have been and continue to be bound by professional
standards of confidentiality that are even more stringent than those required
by law. Therefore, we have always protected your right to privacy.
||1. We collect nonpublic 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 our affiliates, others, and us.
2. Nonpublic personal information is information that we collect from you
that is not otherwise available from public sources. The categories of nonpublic
personal information we collect include the following:
Information we receive from you on applications or other forms, such as
your name, address, social security number, names of family members, assets
Information about your transactions with our affiliates, others, or us,
such as your account balances, investments, and current and prior tax information.
3. For current and former clients, we do not disclose any nonpublic personal
information obtained in the course of our practice except as required or
permitted by law. Permitted disclosures include, for instance, providing
information to our employees, and in limited situations, to unrelated third
parties who need to know that information to assist us in providing services
to you. Also, we may disclose nonpublic personal information about you to
our affiliated financial planning and investment advisor firms. In all such
situations, we stress the confidential nature of information being shared.
4. We retain records relating to professional services that we provide so
that we are better able to assist you with your professional needs and,
in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. In order to guard
your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and
procedural safeguards that comply with our professional standards.
5. We do not share your nonpublic personal information with companies that
perform marketing services.