We consider it a privilege to work with you to help you meet your financial goals. We recognize that this is a privilege that comes with a tremendous responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of the personal information you provide to us. We want to assure you that we do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties.
Due to passage of the Gram-Leach-Bliley Act, CPAs and registered investment advisors, 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 this new law. Rule 301 of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct prohibits us from disclosing confidential client information without the specific consent of the client. Likewise, the Securities and Exchange Commission has stringent ethics for all registered investment advisors. Therefore, we have always protected your right to privacy.
Types of Nonpublic Personal Information We Collect – We obtain nonpublic personal information about you that is provided to us by you or obtained by us with your authorization.
Parties To Whom We Disclose Information – 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. In all such situations, we stress that confidential nature of information being shared.
Protecting the Confidentiality and Security of Current and Former Clients’ Information – 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.
As you know, we have introduced many new programs over the last few years, including financial planning services, to help you meet your goals for retirement, college funding, income protections and estate planning which are also covered by the confidentiality rules.
Thank you for choosing us to serve your financial needs. We appreciate your business.