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Confidentiality Statement


To Our Prospective Clients:

Federal law requires us (along with banks, brokerage houses, and other financial institutions) to annually disclose our Privacy Policy to you�½which we are more than happy to do. Your privacy is important to us, and maintaining your trust and confidence is one of our highest priorities. We respect your right to keep your personal information confidential and understand your desire to avoid unwanted solicitations. We hope that by taking a few moments to read it, you will have a better understanding of what we do with the information you provide us and how we keep it private and secure.

A. Types of Information We Collect

Tax Law Associates, LLC. ("TLA") collects certain personal information about you but only when that information is provided by you or is obtained by us with your authorization. We use that information to prepare your personal tax strategy and to provide various tax and financial planning services to you at your request.

Examples of sources from which we collect information include:

  • interviews and phone calls
  • letters or e-mails
  • tax returns or financial or estate planning organizers
  • financial history questionnaires

B. Parties to Whom We Disclose Information

TLA, as a general rule, does not disclose personal information about our clients or former clients to anyone. Our policy is to disclose personal information about our clients to our affiliate, Fussell & Associates, LLC only with their express authorization. However, to the extent permitted by law and any applicable state Code of Professional Conduct, certain nonpublic information about you may be disclosed in the following situations:

  1. To comply with a validly issued and enforceable subpoena or summons.
  2. 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.
  3. In the event of a prospective purchase, sale, or merger, provided that we take appropriate precautions (for example, through a written confidentiality agreement) so the prospective purchaser or merger partner does not disclose information obtained in the course of the review.
  4. 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 the information disclosed does not become a matter of public record.
  5. 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, but only if we have a contractual agreement with the other party which prohibits them from disclosing or using the information other than for the purposes for which it was disclosed. (Examples of such disclosures include using an outside service bureau to process tax returns or engaging a records-retention agency to store prior year records.)

C. Use of Personal Information

  • We use the information collected under this Policy to perform services within the scope of our engagement and to inform you through any communications channel including phone, fax, electronic mail, about new services and to provide information that we think will be of interest to you such as conferences we hold, changes in the law or accounting practices, or other professional or business developments. If you do not wish to receive such information, you may opt out by sending an email to or by advising your TLA contact and we will discontinue sending you information other than in regard to your account.

D. Confidentiality and Security of Nonpublic Personal Information

  • Except as otherwise described in this notice, we restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you 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, our 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 personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, or premature destruction.

Thank you for allowing us to serve your tax and financial planning needs. We value your business and are committed to protecting your privacy. We hope you view our firm as your most trusted adviser and we will work to continue earning your trust. Please call us if you have any questions or if we can be of further service.

Best regards,

Tax Law Associates, LLC.