I. Acquisition of Client Information
The firm collects Information about our Clients from the following sources:
Information You Provide: Our client engagements routinely require us to obtain private and confidential information about our Clients so that we can proceed with the various services we perform for our Clients as part of the professional relationship.
Other Sources: Depending upon the particular service a Client has engaged us to complete, we may request nonpublic information concerning the matter at hand. However, we never obtain this information without our Client’s specific authorization for both the source(s) and types of information requested.
II. Parties to Whom We Disclose Information
As a rule, we do not disclose Information about our Clients or former Clients to anyone. However, to the extent permitted by law and any applicable state Code of Professional Conduct, we may disclose certain Information in the following situations:
- To comply with a validly issued and enforceable subpoena or summons,
- In the course of a review of our firm’s practices under the authorization of a state or national licensing board, or as necessary to properly respond to an inquiry or complaint from such a licensing board or organization,
- As a part of any actual or threatened legal proceedings or alternative dispute resolution proceedings either initiated by or against us, provided we disclose only the Information necessary to file, pursue, or defend against the lawsuit and take reasonable precautions to ensure that any Information disclosed does not become a matter of public record, and,
- To provide Information to affiliates of the firm and nonaffiliated third parties who perform services or functions for us in conjunction with our services to you. This will only occur if we have a contractual agreement with the other party that prohibits them from disclosing or using the Information other than for the purposes for which it was disclosed (By example, disclosure to a records-retention agency to store prior year records).
III. Information Confidentiality and Security
Except as otherwise described in this notice, we restrict access to Information to employees of our firm and other parties who must use that information to provide services to you. Their right to further disclose and use the Information is limited by the policies of our firm, applicable law, the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, and nondisclosure agreements where appropriate. We also maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in compliance with applicable laws and regulations to guard your Information from unauthorized access, alteration, or premature destruction.
Your privacy, our professional standard, and the ability to provide you with quality professional services are very important to us. Please email us at info@TBGconsulting.net if you have any questions concerning this policy or our use of the Information.