Like other providers of personal financial services, we are required by law to inform clients of company policies regarding the privacy of client information. Cochran & Associates continue to be bound by strict professional standards of confidentiality; we have always protected your right to privacy. Additionally, state and federal law provide for criminal penalties for tax return preparers who disclose client information. Your written consent will be obtained before Cochran & Associates Inc uses or discloses your information for any purpose other than the preparation of your tax return.
Types of Non-public Personal Information We Collect
Cochran & Associates collects non-public personal information about you that you provide to us, or by which is obtained by us with your authorization. Examples of sources from which we collect information include client phone calls, interviews, client emails and letters, client financial planning organizer, tax returns, and questionnaires concerning financial history.
Parties to Whom We Disclose Information
Current and former clients’ non-public personal information obtained in the course of providing accounting services is not disclosed except as required or permitted by law. Permitted disclosures include providing client information to Cochran & Associates Inc employees and, in limited circumstances, to unrelated third parties who require such information to assist Cochran & Associates Inc in providing client services. The confidential nature of the shared information is emphasized in all circumstances.
Protecting the Security and Confidentiality of Current and Former Client Information
Cochran & Associates retains records relating to professional services provided to clients so that we may better assist clients with their professional needs. Additionally, records are retained in some circumstances to comply with professional guidelines and requirements. To protect your nonpublic personal information, Jennifer Hampton maintains electronic, physical, and procedural
safeguards in compliance with accounting professional standards.
At Cochran & Associates Inc, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit https://cochranrichmond.com, and how we safeguard your information. I never sell your personal information to third parties.
As with most other websites, I collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Comcast), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Cookies and Web Beacons
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with my site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.