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.
This privacy notice outlines the policies and practices for Robert R. Alford, CPA (“RRA”) and any and all domain names, web portals and web sites owned and operated by RRA, including www.lataxman.com (collectively, the “RRA Portal”). The RRA Portal may contain links to websites operated by third parties and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites.
Types of Nonpublic Personal Information We Collect
We collect nonpublic personal information about you from the following sources:
Information we receive from you on applications or other forms
Information about your transactions with us
Information we receive from others that you have sent to us
Our Web server automatically records the IP addresses of visitors to our site. This information is used in aggregate form to help us understand how visitors use the RRA Portal. The servers at the RRA Portal web site also collect connection-related technical data. The data entries in these logs are used for server and network operation and maintenance and to help us understand general usage patterns. No personally identifiable information is collected unless you knowingly provide it.
Use of data collected
Nonpublic personal data about you collected may be used for editorial and feedback purposes, marketing and promotional purposes, statistical analysis of users' behavior, product development, content and layout improvement, and to inform advertisers and business partners as to how many visitors have seen or clicked on their advertisements. Information may also be made available to contractors as needed for maintenance of our systems/infrastructure.
Parties to Whom We Disclose Information
As part of our firm’s policy, we do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about current or former clients that is 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.
We may use "cookies" on our websites to personalize and enhance your website visits. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive by our web server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to a computer, and your computer will only allow our web servers to access our cookies. The most important thing to understand about cookies is that they pose no danger to you. They cannot be used to collect secret information about you or your computer or to provide information about you to other companies.
Cookies provide a convenience by saving you time on subsequent visits and personalizing your web experience. For example, when you return to our website, cookies enable us to remember information from prior visits, and cookies may save data such as name, password, user-name, screen preferences, and pages viewed.
You have the right to delete cookies placed on your hard drive, which will erase the data automatically saved during your visit. However that will mean that our sites will not recognize you when you return. You may also modify your web browser to notify you before accepting cookies, or to decline all cookies. We strongly suggest that you accept cookies from us, since they help provide you a more seamless, personalized, and effective web browsing experience and keep our site compelling and informative.
Links to Other Web Sites
The RRA Portal or web site may contain links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by RRA. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other sites. This privacy statement applies only to the RRA Portal.
The RRA Portal, including www.lataxman.com web site is confidential and proprietary to RRA. All of the text, images, marks, logos and other content of this Web Site is proprietary to RRA or is used with the owner's permission or applicable law or regulation.
Protecting The Confidentiality and Security of Current and Former Client’s 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. RRA hereby certifies that it has implemented and will maintain, and will require third party service providers by contract to implement and maintain, appropriate security measures to protect your personal information in accordance with California Data Security Regulations.
Very truly yours,
Robert R. Alford, CPA
Last Revision Date
This Privacy Notice was last revised on March 3, 2015