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 independent contractors 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.
Please contact us if you have any questions, because your privacy, our professional ethics, and the ability to provide you with quality services are very important to us.
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, 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.
Third-Party Disclosure and Use of Third-Party Services
Unless you indicate otherwise, our firm may transmit confidential information that you provide to us to third parties in order to facilitate delivering our services to you. Examples of such transmissions may include the access to your contact information by members of our team (independent contractors such as consultants, administrative assistants, or third party developers), transfer of accounting information and other data files via the internet, online backup services, website developer and hosting services (for newsletter and order processing), credit card processing company, etc. We only work with established, reputable companies that have demonstrated their commitment to safeguarding your data. Please feel free to inquire if you would like additional information regarding the transmission of confidential information to entities outside the firm. We will ensure that third-party service providers with who we share information agree to protect your confidential information and to use it only in connection with the services they perform for us.
Electronic (Email) Communications
In connection with this engagement, we may communicate with you or others via email transmission. As emails can be intercepted and read, disclosed, or otherwise used or communicated by an unintended third party, or may not be delivered to each of the parties to whom they are directed and only to such parties, we cannot guarantee or warrant that emails from us will be properly delivered and seen only by the addressee. Therefore, we specifically disclaim and waive any liability or responsibility whatsoever for the interception or unintentional disclosure of emails transmitted by us in connection with the performance of this engagement. In that regard, you agree that we shall have no liability for any loss or damage to any person or entity resulting from the use of email transmissions, including any consequential, incidental, direct, indirect, or special damages, such as loss of revenues or anticipated profits, or disclosure or communication of confidential or proprietary information.
During the course of our work with you, we may use one or more third-party applications (including internet-based application providers) to provide portions of our services to you. By using this website you confirm that you understand the services being provided and also agree that Shelly Oswald is not liable for record retention or any other aspect of the services provided by these third parties, even if we absorb the cost (in part or in full) of a third-party service as a benefit to you. You at all times assume responsibility for a decision to maintain hard copies of your original documents or to limit your document retention to the digital copies stored by the web application.