Your financial and personal privacy is of prime importance to us. As providers of financial services to you, we are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of your personal financial information, while still being able to provide you with the professional service you have become accustomed. We have described below the way that we deal with your personal information in keeping with the professional standards of confidentiality of our profession.
Sources of Nonpublic Personal Information We Collect
We collect nonpublic personal information about you that is provided to us by you directly or indirectly:
- In writing via regular mail, email or over the Internet.
- Verbally via the phone or personal conferences.
- From third parties, with your authorization.
- From transactions with our affiliates or us.
Parties to Whom We Disclose Information
We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information obtained in the course of our practice except as required or permitted by law.
Permitted disclosure of your nonpublic personal information is restricted to employees and other 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 and that they are bound either by our professional standards of confidentiality or nondisclosure agreements where applicable.
Protecting the Confidentiality and Security of Nonpublic 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.
Your privacy, our professional ethics, and the ability to provide you with quality financial services are very important to us. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about the confidentiality of your information.
Internal Revenue Service Required Disclaimer
Pursuant to Federal Regulations (contained in Treasury Department Circular No. 230) governing practice before the Internal Revenue Service, we are required to inform you that this written communication (including attachments and enclosures), unless otherwise expressly and specifically stated, does not meet the requirements needed to avoid tax or penalties. Therefore, please note that this communication was and is not intended or written by Melamed & Karp, P.A., or anyone else, to be used, and that it cannot be used by you or anyone else, for the purpose(s) of (i) avoidance or evasion of any tax or penalties, including, but not limited to, those imposed by the Internal Revenue Code, or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to any party any partnership or other entity, investment plan or arrangement, transaction(s), or tax related matters. This communication may not be forwarded (other than within the recipient to which it has been sent) without our express written consent.