At Wrobel Accounting, we understand the sensitive nature of the documents and information that you share with us, and we go to great lengths to protect your privacy. We store electronic copies of all pertinent tax and accounting information on secure servers and return your original documents to you in person or by US mail. Any documents generated that are not returned to you which contain personal information are shredded and disposed of securely. We will never knowingly share your contact information.
What personal information do we collect and how do we use it? We collect information about our users in three ways: directly from the user, from our web server logs, and through cookies. We use the information primarily to provide you with a personalized Internet experience that delivers the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. We don’t share any of the information you provide with others, unless we say so in this Privacy Statement, or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.
When you register for our services or order products via our site, we ask you to provide some personal information, for example, your name, address, phone number, email address, payment card information, and/or certain additional categories of information resulting from use of our websites and services, such as research requests. We keep this information in a contact database for future reference, as needed. We may use certain information you provide to offer you products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. If you don’t wish to receive such offers, you may opt out (unsubscribe).
Web Server Logs
When you visit our website, we may track information about your visit and store that information in web server logs, which are records of the activities on our site. Our servers automatically capture and save the information electronically. The information we collect in web server logs helps us administer the site, analyze its usage, protect the website and its content from inappropriate use, and improve the user’s experience. Examples of the information we may collect include:
- Your unique IP address
- The name of your Internet service provider
- The city, state, and/or country from which you access our website
- The kind of browser or computer you are using
- The number of links you click within the site
- The date and time of your visit
- The web page from which you arrived to our site
- The pages you viewed while browsing our site
Third Party Services
How does Thomson Reuters protect the personal information that it collects? We have implemented appropriate security measures to help protect your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, our website is protected with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. Also, we store information about you in a data center with restricted access and appropriate monitoring, and we employ a variety of technical security measures to secure your data. In addition, our servers use intrusion detection and virus protection software. Please note that we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will never be able to defeat our security measures. Also, please note that we may store and process your personal information in systems located outside of your home country. However, regardless of where storage and processing may occur, we take appropriate steps to ensure that your information is protected, consistent with the principles set forth under this statement.
Who has access to my personal information? Employees of our company who are responsible for working on your tax returns or other projects may be given access to the financial information you provide to us. Employees who are responsible for billing you for our services will have access to your contact and payment information. We will not sell, rent, or lease mailing lists or other customer data to others, and we will not make your personal information available to any unaffiliated parties, except as follows:
as required by law,
in a matter of public safety or policy,
agents and/or contractors who may use it on our behalf or in connection with their relationship with us (for example, we may use third parties to help us with preparing your tax work or promotional campaigns),
as needed in connection with the transfer of our business assets (for example, if we are acquired by another company or if we are liquidated during bankruptcy proceedings), or
if we believe in good faith that sharing the data is necessary to protect our rights or property.
We also rely on some of our affiliates for support of the products and services we offer, and as a result we may share some of our back-office functions with other companies. Rest assured that our affiliates are all required to preserve the confidentiality of any personal information they may access.
When accessing our payment portal, we recommend that you refrain from disclosing your username(s) and password(s) to anyone, and we also recommend that you sign out of your account or service at the end of each session. You may also wish to close your browser window when you have finished your work, especially if you share a computer with someone else or if you are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.
Other Data Submitted to Wrobel Accounting
This section is designed to answer your questions about the information that Wrobel Accounting has obtained through multiple electronic means. We recognize the sensitive nature of personal and business financial information and take every precaution to protect your privacy. When you entrust us with information, you can be certain it will be used only within our strict guidelines. Electronic data is encrypted to ensure safety and privacy during transmission. All servers and employee computers are protected by secure firewalls and all computers are kept to current operating systems. All data is maintained and backed-up on a regular schedule. Maintaining the confidentiality of taxpayer return information is a core policy of Wrobel Accounting, and we have designed our business practices to ensure that such information is protected. We make every effort to be fully compliant with rules under sections 6713 and 7216 of the Internal Revenue Code. Finally, we use Shred-It to destroy all hard copies of data before disposing of it to ensure that confidential documents are destroyed securely through a secure, end-to-end process.
If you have any additional questions or concerns related to this statement and/or our practices, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (813) 514-8273.
Changes to Privacy Statement
If our information practices change in a significant way, we will post the policy changes here. This Privacy Statement was last updated on 07-09-2013.