Herrington MacFarland & McLeod
Herrington & MacFarland, P.C.
CPAs, like all providers of personal financial services, are now required by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the related Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations 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 the act and regulations. Therefore, we have always protected your right to privacy.
Types of Nonpublic Personal Information We Collect
We collect 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 the 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.
Disposition of Former and Obsolete Client Information
We retain records on existing and former clients for 3 years or more, depending of individual circumstances. After a client has declined to utilize our services for 3 or more years, we destroy the records of the former client in a secure manner which prevents access to personal information by others. In order to guard your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards during this process that comply with our professional standards.
Please call if you have any questions. Your privacy, our professional ethics, and the ability to provide you with quality financial services are very important to us.
Garland Road, Dallas, Texas
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